I think one of the biggest contributing factors to the success of the CMJ Music Marathon is the fact that it takes place in the fall. Any other season and the whole thing would be an absolute nightmare. Summer is totally out of the question. It’s never a dry heat in New York City. It’s sticky and gross, and when you throw into the mix temperature absorbing asphalt and a barrage of engines exhaust from cars and subway trains, you can’t make it an entire block before you’re drenched in sweat. Winter can be just as brutal, especially when it comes with unexpected snow (not to mention the fact that tall buildings are oh so excellent at channeling huge gusts of wind). Plus it can get pretty hard on your immune system to constantly be running in and out of temperature extremes (bitter cold outside the venues, crowded body-heat generated warmth on the inside). Spring on paper would seem like a viable option, but let’s face it, that’s when South by Southwest takes place, and if there’s going to be a choice between the two Austin is always going to win. Fall fits with CMJ and New York like a particular bear-made bowl of porridge. It’s just right. (via CMJ 2012 Roundup | Under The Radar)

I think one of the biggest contributing factors to the success of the CMJ Music Marathon is the fact that it takes place in the fall. Any other season and the whole thing would be an absolute nightmare. Summer is totally out of the question. It’s never a dry heat in New York City. It’s sticky and gross, and when you throw into the mix temperature absorbing asphalt and a barrage of engines exhaust from cars and subway trains, you can’t make it an entire block before you’re drenched in sweat. Winter can be just as brutal, especially when it comes with unexpected snow (not to mention the fact that tall buildings are oh so excellent at channeling huge gusts of wind). Plus it can get pretty hard on your immune system to constantly be running in and out of temperature extremes (bitter cold outside the venues, crowded body-heat generated warmth on the inside). Spring on paper would seem like a viable option, but let’s face it, that’s when South by Southwest takes place, and if there’s going to be a choice between the two Austin is always going to win. Fall fits with CMJ and New York like a particular bear-made bowl of porridge. It’s just right. (via CMJ 2012 Roundup | Under The Radar)