Man Among The Fumes: Living in Austin TX, Touring USA

In 2014 I lived in Austin TX and then toured a lot of the US in a band. Austin TX was touted to me as a paradise for young adults…I had some different observations.

I saw a lot of disengaged people in Austin, but also something I failed to explicitly mention in this video: the “bugmen,” people who may seem energetic and active, yet are only sustained by trendy lifestyle signaling and consumerism, even if it’s novelty, “alternative,” hipster-ish consumerism.

Touring more of the US showed me an aging infrastructure and young people in town after town who are adrift and aimless–but I end on a positive note, as these people are ripe for change.

The notes for this video were originally prepared for the following:

On 11/15/17 I was on a livestream, hosted by Kef on his YT channel, The Motley Discourse. We went back and forth asking each other questions.

Unfortunately my extended answers are choppy in the video recording due to some connection issues.
Therefore, I’m making some of my own videos based off of the questions I was asked for that livestream.

Link to recording of that livestream is below, you can hear Kef of The Motley Discourse’s answers to my questions. He has time marked where his answers are in that video’s description for your convenience: