I'm reading Slanted and Enchanted - The Evolution of Indie Culture.
"As zine writer and musician Aaron Cometbus put it in the zine Slingshot in 1988, "His hard work provided the radio show we could all listen to while doing the dishes, the magazine we could be bored by, the club we could stand outside, the place to mail-order our shitty fanzines, the record label to put out our shitty local bands, and the record store where we could play free pool and use the bathroom . . . it was the scenery and soundtrack for our community and the framework for keeping that community alive and self-sufficient."
Great read and kind of disheartening that nothing has really changed that much since the 80s.