Friday, April 11, 2014
The old Ghetto Music was typically a big old American car driving along blasting out some sort of rock and roll music. This got updated to a string of profanity, rage and violence strung together in rapid succession with a rhythm, but not a tune which was designated "rap". Another variant was the ultra-bass in a car with the windows rolled up. This acted like a high frequency filter so that the overall sensation of being near the car was not too different from the low frequency thumping of a helicopter flying overhead. The latest twist on this is some Indians or Pakistanis driving around in an SUV with loud Indian singing and music played at a volume sufficient to entertain everyone within 100 meters. What is really disturbing about this is that I can't understand the lyrics and have no way to determine whether I should be pleased or offended. Yes, the times are a-changin'.
Posted by Looney at 9:26 PM