Thursday, June 05, 2008

Musical Preferences

When giving presentations via videoconference I am sometimes asked what my favorite kind of music is. At those times I will usually start off by listing the types of music that I dislike. This, for me, is a great deal easier than listing the kinds that I like. I will list for you here some types of music I dislike, in order of most disliked to "I guess it's sometimes okay" position:

  1. Rap. I'm not even sure if rap can qualify as music, but anything that a majority of the United States teenage population likes probably isn't intelligent talk radio. I've taken to doing rap parodies to annoy people, namely my older sister. Whenever I come into the room she blasts Soulja Boy on, high-volume, in order to annoy me back.
  2. Pop. As in today's pop, like Avril Lavigne and the Jonas Brothers. I would describe it as "high-pitched wails, clashing vibrations of shallow idiocy, and altogether unpleasant." I know that I'm probably offending quite a few people here.
  3. Country. Country music may have been okay in the past when the subject matter actually seemed realistic to the time period, but now it's not so great.

By the way, I am aware that I'm probably offending quite a few people here, just in case you were wondering.



  1. Anonymous8:57 AM

    I hate rap, too. I prefer classical music: Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven. But I love Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Patti LuPone, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire and such. Actually, that's what I'm listening to right now! :-D


  2. I absolutely despise rap and most pop. I actually like country, for its tune and the "country" voice, but the lyrics usually aren't so great.

  3. Anonymous5:55 PM

    Hey, rap can be good if one can just keep it clean and with a good topic. I personally like rap and R&B, but i think that some people would prefer it if what the rappers were rapping about was on a more educated topic compared to women, drugs, and money. The first people sang music by following a drum beat, like rap.

  4. Anonymous5:54 PM

    Do something that you are interested in and enjoy yourself.

  5. Anonymous11:16 AM

    Actually, Adora, country music has gotten pretty religious ("Jesus, Take the Wheel", "I Saw God Today", etc.)
    By the way, this is Maya, but the Blogger interface won't let me sign in as myself.