Ok I got you but you're not getting me. And good for him they can't take it away because to the people who care that's like death hahaha! This is my point- Expanding himself/name all the way to the Pacific and having huge exposure isn't going to pay for the real dreams in life. If he is as intelligent as people think he'll exploit this and release a real CD he doesn't produce himself he'll be another Utica Wikipedia "famous people" subject. I never saw a city so obsessed with TV shows and trying to compare themselves to Hollywood like that haha! It's really bizarre. Sorry but it is and you can't say you don't see how overstated everything is.<quoted text>
He might not have won..but he did way more than they prob ever will do and got his name out there in the process. he expanded himself beyond Utica ny and Saranac Thursdays and had huge exposure. no one can ever take that away. perhaps he can build on it. he doesn't need to be nice to the "Rockstars" who go out and strum their banjos and harp on their little fittles playing the part of "Rockstar" while their wives earn all the money in their house.
Fame is the last thing someone wants. It has unstoppable and bad downsides. Better to take it to the bank and lay low.
This is what people on the Utica forum don't get a lot of the time. When you've seen fame and excess that bad and the people it attracts into your world you realize what a losing game it is in your and your family's life. That's flirting with disaster. If he wants to go have his Warhol 15 cool but don't insult those who really don't consider this the center of the universe. At least he's a lot less ikish than the magician guy.