CallaWolf wrote:I actually love rap and the hip hop genre, I'll say it right now. There's a lot in the genre that I really don't like, but there's a lot that I love.
I would say something like "all rap sucks" or "all country sucks" back when I was still in high school, but that was back when I thought that heavy metal was the best genre in the world and if you weren't heavy you weren't talented (which I'll admit now, looking back, I'm embarrassed of)
FairyInBoots, it seems like when it comes to music, you and I more or less think the same, so far :p
Same here. I gave up dismissing entire genres after I got out of high school and a (now ex-)boyfriend introduced me to Public Enemy by way of Evolution Control Committee's "Whipped Cream Mixes" of "Rebel Without a Pause" and "By the Time I Get to Arizona" --which Chuck D is actually very
amused by, which I can respect as a fan of "repurposing" for art (it's been happening for at least over a century --see the Dada movement). I can't get into Horrorcore, but if some-one recommended a song or an artist, I might still check it out if I usually trust that friend's tastes.
Whoops! Hahaha. I didn't mean to say that Justin Beiber was a rap artist. That was a mistake in wording. What I meant was that I can't stand Justin Beiber and that rap really isn't my style...
I know that. I was just making a joke at what the series of comments made it look like you said. I write novels and once majored in English --finding amusing little jokes like that is a hobby that says more about me as a person than attempting to police grammar.
Alucard392 wrote:By the way, that song that you called your personal favorite was actually pretty funny and not so bad... But rap really isn't my thing. I like to hear people sing and the core of my favorite songs are guitar based whether it is rock, pop, classical, or some kinds of metal. I can't help it, being a guitarist...
Well, I said a
personal favourite --of Chap Hop and Nerdcore, of "_punk"-influenced music, but still pretty far down on the list of "All-time faves". Minor quibble, nothing more. As a singer (classically trained for nearly fifteen years), I do tend to prefer actual singing, by and large, but at this point, I'm long past the need to elevate my personmal tastes by putting down an entire genre, especially when I'm clearly lacking in exposure to more than a radio-sample, which is seldom going to be of the best possible material. The best material of Dexys Midnight Runners was not
their radio hit/s (add or subtract the "s" depending on your side of the Atlantic), but they're one of my favourite all-time bands (who also had more than five members in their hey-day).
centurion wrote:.....and Justin Bieber.......
*sigh* to be honest, I didn't even know he/she/it existed
That is NOT OK to say.
He's very young (he's, what? Just seventeen this year?), and very young men very often look rather effeminate --I could photoshop longer hair onto my father's high school photos (he was sixteen in 1959 --you know, back when young Elvis was regarded as having "long hair") and he'd look very effeminate. I also think seventeen is old enough to know what his gender is so "she" is not acceptable --and even if next year he announced that "she" is transitioning to "Justine Bieber", referring to a human being as "it" is NEVER acceptable.
Don't do that again --I mean, seriously, you'd think people on a GOTH forum would be a little more sensitive to apparent male effeminacy and how this sort of dehumanisation should NEVER be considered acceptable. He's a teenage boy with a trendy haircut --there's nothing hard to understand about that, and nothing worthy of that kind of ungendering and dehumanising commentary. This sort of femphobic speech argueably makes for an unsafe space for gender nonconforming males, TS/ZTG persons, etc.... Please stop. I don't listen to his music, either, but I know well enough to know he doesn't deserve that kind of hate speech directed at him.
1: not "dick quotes", just trying to make a clear conveyance of a hypothetical.