Way back when, when I was a teenager.......... you know, when teens were the coolest thing in the world and anybody over 30 was considered OLD............. I remember so many days riding in the car with my parents and thinking, how could they possibly listen to all these OLD songs from the 70's and the 80's.
Why wouldn't they leave the station on E 93, the hottest radio station on the air?
Nobody wants to hear some guy singing about sittin' on the dock of the bay (why is he just sitting there?) or some dude havin' a thing goin' on with Mrs. Jones!
It's funny because when you're a teen, almost nothing your parents do could be considered cool. Especially when it came to the oldies.
My dad use to literally HATE when I listened to 2Pac (My all-time fave and biggest star crush ever) in my room... at full blast... with my door closed.
I just didn't get it? What did he have against a true rap legend expressing himself through rhyme?
You'd think that he woulda taken the time to realize that Pac wasn't REALLY disrespecting women when he dropped the track, "Wonder why they call you B*TCH" He was trying to get girls to stop doing things that get them labeled.
LOL! It's funny now when I look back because I just didn't understand what was really wrong with writing SEX YOU UP going down the pant leg of my jeans and why that almost caused me to get a beat down.
It was just a song! I tribute to Milly Vanilly!
Fact is, I have grown into those two people that raised me. I've lost my music hipness, so to say and have completely stopped watching to BET and MTV.
My best friend asked me WHY and at that time I really couldn't express an answer, but truth be told, today's music, and music from when I was a kid, often is offensive and degrading to women. I'm not ready for my 9 and 7 year old boys to start calling women B's and talking about the chick in a bikini with the fat a$$ dancing up on Lil Wayne.
It's pretty bad that it has come to this point that there is so much in music that I am not ready for my kids to be exposed to.
Even favorites such as Soldier Boy have influences in the lyrics that are not exactly kosher for kids, yet it surprises me to hear it played at school events.
Now, I'm not saying that I ban my kids from music all together, because we do still listen to what comes on the radio, but I'm much more cautious now because I know some of these songs are likely to say ANYTHING.
I've always got my finger in the pointing position and ready to change the station at a moment's notice!
I completely understand why my parents were more into the oldies now. Because they certainly were and still are considered goodies.
And most of them have less cause for concern.
Lots of music today seems to be just something thrown out there coming from that part of the mind that is SENSELESS!
I mean, what the heck is a STANKY LEG????