|RealitySoSubtle 141 (6x17), Kodak Portra 160, about three minutes|
This laundromat is located not far from Music Row, a multi-block area where much of Nashville's music industry resides. It looks like almost every laundromat I've ever been in, except the signed promotional photos of "famous" musicians on the walls. I've never heard of most of them. Many of the photos are as old as, if not older than, the Ms. Pacman.
Musicians flock to Nashville from all over. Almost all of them are deeply talented. Most work really hard. I've known a few and it appears to me that talent and hard work means little to making it here. Luck, the ability to navigate music industry BS, and, sadly, money (or backers with money)...these things work...sometimes.
I've heard it's much easier to make it in Los Angeles or New York than in Music City USA.
It's quite possible these musicians used this laundromat while struggling to make it here. Down the road, there's a post office with a wall of similar photos...probably musicians who spent oodles of money to mail out demo tapes.