Friday, April 11, 2014

The New Ghetto Music

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'.

3 comments:

Inklings said...

And doctors thought that hearing loss would go away when antibiotics were developed to treat ear infections....

Looney said...

When the bass is low and loud, you can feel it. Who needs hearing?

Ramana Rajgopaul said...

Be offended. Despite being an Indian, I would if I were you.