Portlandia is where you can go into a record store and sell your band's latest CD. It's a place where you don't have to work very hard, if at all. And if you do work, it's only a part time gig where you have plenty of time for rehearsal with your band, and it still covers the rent for the studio apartment you share with three other Clown School classmates (who are also in their own bands). To get around in Portlandia, you don't need a stinking, gas guzzling, planet wrecking car. Nope, you are doing your part in saving the planet because you can bike everywhere, and there are 600,000 linear miles of bike paths within Portlandia, give or take a mile or two.
I know some real people who live in Portlandia. They are as liberal as the day is long, and they love this concept. They are a fabulously wealthy couple, the guy being a retired titan of industry, the gal still runs her own business which caters exclusively to her fabulously wealthy friends.
And these two, while grudgingly acknowledging that Portlandia is a parody of the town they live in, secretly believe that this is the way things should be.
Everybody SHOULD be in a band, right?. Everybody SHOULD be able to sleep in until 11. And if you want to go to clown school, who is to say you are wasting your time? Huh?
The sad reality is that most liberals throughout the country truly believe in their heart of hearts that Portlandia should be a reality, and that it is possible to create a society that enables everyone to do whatever they want to do without constraint. To be whatever you want to be, regardless of the consequences.
There is absolutely no thought, however, given to exactly how this Portlandian lifestyle will be sustained. No consideration as to who will pay to keep the lights on in the garage so that everyone can practice their bass solo for the next gig (which will be every night).
The saddest thing about Portlandia is that there is a very large metropolitan area (Portland, Oregon) whose residents for the most part think that the rest of the country (in Red States) have completely lost their minds and are mostly stupid, or are in denial that Portlandia is the Utopia to which we as a nation need to aspire and achieve this Nirvana on earth. To them, conservatives are either mad or imbeciles when they pooh pooh the notion that Portlandia is a concept that is mostly based on a fairy tale.
It's a good thing that most of the rest of the country outside of Oregon doesn't subscribe to this moronic TV series, now going incredibly into its third season.
Well, gotta sign off, now. I'm working on a new bass riff for my band, 'Brain Dead.'