Hm. I hate Bios. I always have. How do I condense twenty-four years of life into a few words, and offer a third of what I am?
Anyway, I like music. Country, Rock, Pop, I listen to almost anything you can imagine, with one glaring exception these days; I don't do Rap. Classical? Sure. Opera? The Barber of Seville is a masterpiece, when sung properly.
Rap, thought, seems to me to the mostly foul mouthed mutterings of would-be shockers, trying to pretend that they have moved past the third grade desire to shock people with what they say.
I know that not all rappers all that way, but I am willing to bet that for every rapper you can find that you would play in church on Sunday, I can find five that you wouldn't.
Obscenity aside, Any rapper who does one of the following is a small minded fool, proudly taking advantages of the law. I invite every rapper who does any of the following in their music to move to Saudi Arabia and try to play the same songs.
1. Calling women "Bit**es", Hos, or any other obscenity.
2. Announcing your desire to "off a pig" or otherwise saying you want to kill policemen.
3. Denigrating, degrading or outright promoting rebellion against the government.
I have to wonder.... Why would any woman put up with the treatment those people talk about? A boy slapped me once. I politely explained that I did not like it and sent him home. (The shotgun in my hands might have helped him move faster. I know I moved a lot faster the night old man Johnson nearly caught us raiding his cherry grove. Rocksalt in the butt hurts.)
Rap Ranting aside, I also like a lot of world beat music, including Japanese Techno and Celtic vocals.