"Slippery slope"

Giving My Bones to the Western LandsI have spent many hours of exploration in uncharted waters in search of new bands and artists that I may have overlooked or missed. It's both easy and difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. It's easy because most of the bands and artists are completely hideous; copiers, fakers, imitators, impersonaters and imposters. It's difficult because it's hard to draw the line. And a line has to be drawn. There are many different branches and twigs in the gothic country genre. If you're too emotionally invested in the issue, your judgment may be clouded. You want to find new music so badly, that there's an imminent risk that it will numb your senses. I have to lash myself to the mast so that I will not succumb to the lure of the Sirens. I have committed myself "to explore and promote gothic country, southern gothic, gothic americana, american gothic and dark americana and ...whatever". There are some nuggets, but there's many considerations. For example, should I go further into dark cabaret and buy albums with Thee Hobo Gobbelins? Why not, I already got Reverend Glasseye. And, why not go further into trashgrass and buy albums with Gallows Bound? Why not, I already got .357 String Band, Highlonesome and Filthy Still. And, why not go further into folk punk and buy albums with Dandelion Junk Queens? Why not, I already got Blackbird Raum. These questions can be extended to other branches and twigs like psychobilly, neofolk and steampunk etcetera. Should I go a step further? This could be a catalyst on a new path. I know what is going to happen. I will try to corner the market. I'm on the slippery slope.

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