>>89827>They're the ones that have been handed relative economic comfort and have been taught to dislike anything that involves poors, especially that of color origin, so the common saying when talking about music preferences is "everything except for country and rap".
I agree with what you're saying, but maybe I'm getting old because "I won't listen to country or rap" sounds like something I remember other white kids from a middle-class background saying when I was a teenager, because people are more insecure when they're younger and they tend to take music subcultures much more seriously as like an "identity thing" and being part of some music thing means you're "part of a thing" and something "is about to happen." Or hipster, indie rock stuff. But once you're past a certain age, you're not going to be cool, so who cares? It's like, whatever, dad.
Do you know what I mean? It's kinda silly if you take it too seriously.>>89920>IMO people should just stay in their culture lane. Other than generic white-american culture because thats just a product of capitalism and not specific to any place.
If you force me to think about it, the most "authentic" music from my background would probably be Metallica or Ozzy Osbourne or something because his music reminds me of my mom, because she likes him, and is from a working-class background in Texas and was listening to this heavy metal stuff when hanging out in a garage with my redneck relatives in the 70s.
I tend to like music from all over, as long as it's entertaining to me. You probably don't know any of these entertainers either, their job is to entertain people and that's probably the most you can ask of them. It's not a big deal, y'know?
I haven't had any problems crossing the color line with people in terms of music, because black Americans are embedded in the same culture, and it's a global culture now if anything. I was hanging out before the pandemic with some socialists at some event, and several were black and talking about music and some celebrities, and I didn't really know who they were talking about, so I was just quiet, and then one guy asked me what music I liked, and I said Nine Inch Nails. And the guy was like "lol… cool… I like them." Like, he listened to that stuff too. And then I told him about going to see them in concert and how hilarious it was, and how it was a lot of fun. I'd sing along to all the cheesy lyrics and did a Trent Reznor impression, and he thought that was funny.
He also had some job… I forget what… some service industry job that took him to concerts, and he had to work at a Nickleback concert, which was just a bizarre, surreal experience to him because he had never been in a crowd with that many white people before, and then the singer was crooning in front of a giant screen with video of motorcycles revving their engines and stuff like that. And I'm like "lol yeah that's pretty much like my family." He was a cool dude. I just try to find ways to relate to people about the comical, crazy world we live in.