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“Max Goldman, the drummer for Midnight Magic, calls Scion the National Endowment for the Arts,” said Raposo. “He’s kind of right. Record companies are very tough to deal with these days because of one very important thing which is capital. They don’t have a lot of it. You know who’s got a lot of money? The marketing wings of large corporations that make soda and cars. So I’m on a tour right now. The bus is paid for by Mountain Dew and all we have to do is hang up a Green Label Sound banner somewhere in the venue every night.”
So how would Raposo’s old indie self have responded to all of this?
“Fifteen-year-old me would have slapped me in the face and called me a sellout,” he said. “But 15-year-old me was really boring and didn’t get laid a lot. So 15-year-old me can go fuck himself, basically.”