So in deep discussion about the difficulties to find entry into my genre of choice as a singer of my race, Im greeted with disbelief by my friend sitting with me”no way they looked at you any different!”“Times have changed!”“Blacks are so touchy!”“You guys discriminate way more than whites!” I explained that the disapproving glares weren’t just from white people infact it was mainly from black folks,I then used country music as an example I asked really can we count five Black Country music Artists at the top of our heads? (A pregnant pause fell between us, and then she pipes up)”oh yeah you think that’s hard? Name at least 5 white rappers” I quickly spouted out names like MC Serch,Snow,Mike Shinoda,Machine gun Kelly, Mac Miller, Cage,ICP,Lady sovereign, it has occurred to me that we are a lot more accepting in hip hop than the media portrays aren’t we? I never once mentioned the obvious artists like eminem kid rock or iggy azeila, but it’s eye opening that black people get criticized for having things that are black only but we openly accept and give “hood passes” out to anybody with the ability to weave rhymes and phrases. Shouldn’t all music genres be that accepting?
I am going to give you a little primer here. Rockabilly is an American art form that is where black music and white music came together. It was hillbilly bands trying to do what rhythm and blues bands were doing. It was the first time that white people made anything close to rock and roll. Black people made rock and roll in the forties, but the lead instrument was the saxophone or the piano. Rockabilly was the first time that rock was done with a lead guitar. This was Bill Haley and that kind of stuff. That is traditional rock. That’s what you would call rockabilly of that time period. The Stray Cats were an ’80s pop band. They were great at what they did. They were an 80’s pop band with a Teddy Boy kind of influence. I can’t reconcile what they do with what I do. I get really confused when people say that they are rockabilly. What is happening lately is that the word rockabilly is being used to describe tattoos, burlesque and all these other things. All of these are great things, but they are not the American art form that is rockabilly music. People keep playing real rockabilly music because it is the flashpoint, an amazing time for music.
Most men for the most part are much stronger than women.I’m sure if a woman is pounding away at you,you could try containing her in a bear hug before knocking the wind out of her.I’m not for anybody hitting anybody but men that Do hit women usually don’t subdue the (wild woman in question) to make her stop, they usually go for the gusto and black a couple eyes or draw blood. I’ve heard of some crazy women in my day but very few were actually able to do much damage. Both men and women need to search their memories back to grade school rule number one “keep hands feet and objects to yourself” a great quote from whom I can’t recall goes something like ” I’ll never hit a woman but I will shake the shit out of you” which is comical but it proves that in most situations you never have to actually HIT a woman you have way too much strength for that and what’s worse is YOU KNOW IT. Do you want to truly hurt those that you ” love ” and women is this what you want some girl doing to your son? Smacking him around trying to change his nature and make him submit to her standards of what a man should be?