Re: Driving Music - What songs
posted at 3/14/2010 10:10 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Driving Music - What songs
devildad, I know there were plenty who blasted Rock'n'Roll , back in the days, but there is this prevalent attitude among people who listen to rap that we ( over 40 ?) might want to and should want to hear it too. My parents and their generation did not want to listen to the Doors, the Who and the Stones. We did not want Sinatra, Dean Martin and Perry Como. They were happy with the music of their taste , we were happy with ours. Rap and Hip Hop are the music of a younger generation than mine, I don't particularly care that it exists, but I do not want it forced on me, especially when I am in my own home in the evening. I don't really understand why this younger generation thinks we should listen to the music that they like , we never wanted or cared to have our moms and dads sit down and listen to the newest Judas Priest LP with us, in fact we would rather they didn't. Some older white guy ( he was some celebrity , I believe) once said of rap music back in the '80's that he didn't "get it" and had no idea what it was all about. The reply from the black artist who made the music was " don't worry, it wasn't meant for you, anyway" or something to that effect....I think that is really just about as right an answer as anyone could give. Perry Como was aimed at a certain age group, Led Zeppelin was aimed at a certain age group, Public Enemy was aimed at a certain age group, and really with few exceptions that's the way it usually is. There will always be some music that has an appeal that crosses generations, Elvis, Muddy Waters, Linda Ronstadt, to name a few. I don't know one single person my age that likes rap, I don't deny that it has appeal to some , or it wouldn't have survived this long. But it is an exercise in futility for a younger person who likes rap to try and convince a long-time rock'n'roll fan that it is something they should "check out", I've heard , don't like it, end of story. The funny thing is the next generation is going to find something they like that the rap generation hates and they will sound just like us, like our parents sounded when they first heard ' Satisfaction'....and on and on it will go into infinity, one generation hating the music of the one before it.
Posted by ZILLAGOD
I can appreciate your dislike for people who blast music. But people blast music of any form. Be it, rap, punk, rock, hardcore metal, etc.
But try not to let kids ruin something for you. When I was 12, my brother's friends all had long hair, wore black tshirts, jeans with holes in them. They all listened to Rock music. It made me sick. And for a while, I swore off metal. Because to me the "look" was gross. (of course I was 12, but that's my point)
Blackalicious -I can understand why the name would turn you off, but really - look at these lyrics
"Christmas day when your mamma got your first bike
Type of feeling when you went and when your first fight
How your team felt winning championship games
Celebrate in a huddle dancing in this rain
Have a thought see a shooting star cross your screen
Put in hard work finally your living your dream
Deaf man get his hearing now in come vibes
Blind man get sight see his first sunrise
Dumb man speaking out, now he's load and clear
Earth through your chout smile so proud ya wear
Going in your third eye for the styles ya hear
Making music that'll bump for a thousand years
Eating right feeling conscience like health is first
Said a prayer that's sincere and you felt it work
Times I feel I wanna shout, man it's real that way
When I'm thinking things that make you feel that way"
Something to think about - even if someone WAS blasting this, (I'll admit, although disrespectful) is it really that bad? Look how positive this is.
I just think music is so universal, how can you really limit yourself to one kind just because of a bad experience.