The Village Voice reported last week that founding member of the iconic NYC band Television, Richard Lloyd is leaving New York. “So many of my friends who were so much a part of New York moved away. Now I’ll be one of them.” He told the Voice
Television was one of the first bands to play CBGB in the 1970’s and central to starting what became the scene there that went on to change music around the world.
When a hardcore, living legend, New Yorker like Mr Lloyd feels he has to leave and even wants to leave, it’s a sad reflection on what NY has become.