Fernando Perdomo *is* going to move to L.A.

By | May 23rd, 2012 | 3 Comments

Fernando Perdomo — Dreaming In Stereo band member, Forward Motion Records label boss, and a damn good guitarist — is leaving Miami for Reseda, Cali., a suburb of Los Angeles. An artist leaving Miami for a bigger market is nothing new, but this particular departure is noteworthy because Perdomo has been a steadfast advocate for a certain slice of the Miami music scene (basically, poppy rock and roll), going as far as to write the song “I’m Not Going To Move To LA” several years ago. Alas, the defiant ditty did not hold true. Perdomo is not “staying right here”, though, as he told the Miami New Times, he intends to rep his hometown out west: “… I hope everyone knows that I will now be [a] soldier [for] the scene and will find every possible way to make South Florida music global. 305 till I die …” Bon voyage, Fernando.

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3 Comments on “Fernando Perdomo *is* going to move to L.A.”

  1. 1 @osguzman said at 6:03 pm on May 23rd, 2012:

    Miami is our city and we all have a responsibilty and a role to play in growing it into the city we all hope and know it can be. For some people, that role is to stay and build the schools, the jobs, the transportation system, and – yes – the music and arts scene whose deficiency has led so many others to the New Yorks and LAs of the world. For others, it’s to move on and represent the talent of Miami in cities all over the world, and to perhaps provoke and inspire those they left behind to build the sort of institutions that would have kept them here. It’s a huge and personal decision – one that shouldn’t be criticized or judged. I, for one, am proud to consider myself in the former group. It maybe our instinct to be sad or even feel betrayed by those who leave, but the real betrayal comes instead from those who stay behind and do nothing. After all, if enough of us who stay here play our part, maybe we will build a Miami that will drive people like Fernando back.

  2. 2 Jordan Melnick said at 9:41 pm on May 23rd, 2012:

    @osguzman, thanks for the very insightful comment. “It maybe our instinct to be sad or even feel betrayed by those who leave, but the real betrayal comes instead from those who stay behind and do nothing.” Couldn’t agree more. I find it pathetic and petty the way some people try to shame or guilt other people for leaving Miami, as if they’re violating a sacred bond. You’re right — it is a personal decision, and the critics shouldn’t pretend that they know what drove it.

  3. 3 Name (required) said at 11:39 pm on May 23rd, 2012:

    Liar!!!!


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