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Friday, October 28, 2005

"You are not alone"

I chuckle every time I hear Eminem say "nobody listens to techno" in his attack on Moby in a not so recent song. Truthfully, I am a fan of Eminem's. I like his music and sometimes I like what he is saying. I don't live my life according to Eminem but you will find his CD's in my collection. The problem with being a music lover is that not everyone loves the music you love. I consider myself a music lover and I will listen to any music and try to give it a chance. My collection is eclectic and includes everything from hard rock to disco. So when one of the artists I have in my collection says that the music I like is irrelevant I want to re-evaluate my collection. Hmmm. Nah, I still like Eminem. Now what is really funny about this is how many techno tracks with his words looped into them have come out since then. You won't find them in wale-Mart or Best Buy but your local music sharing community **ahem** might overflow with examples.

I DJ house, disco , reggae, r&b and rap. I listen to classical, rock, rap, house, disco, world and I will admit to some pop. I play three instruments and read sheet music. I produce dance, rap and reggae music. music that was considered rock back in the seventies would be light pop now. They say disco is dead. Tell that to Madonna (Esther) and Cher whose entire careers have been wrapped around dance music. Rap's first recorded radio friendly hit was by the Sugarhill Gang who sampled, no, lifted the entire baseline from Chic's "Good Times", a disco hit a few years earlier. P Diddy recently made a song with a restructured sampling of "Kashmir" by rock legends Led Zepplin. The song in which Eminem dissed Moby was a dance oriented song which could be considered disco in an open-minded conversation about music.

My point is that no one should diss anyone who has the balls to express themselves. Self expression is a right of life. Live life and love it. Many people out there in the world are not as fortunate to even have a music collection or go to concerts to hear their favorite artist. Some people cannot even hear. These people still have music in their hearts. Now before all of you internet vigilantes pick up your keyboards in rage and start a campaign against me the comments you see here is just a personal opinion. We all have them. That is for certain. I also know that all house music has fans. I have fans. There are sites dedicated to house. Every party I do or go attend is filled with people like me that loves the music. I'm more partial to ghetto house, drum and bass and disco but it's all good to me and I am not alone in this. If I was then I would be the only one at the party. House and Dance music lovers of the world, do not hide your love of the music. Just because it is popular to be a fan of Rap and Pop means just that. It's popular to like it. The same artists you love listen to more than what they sing or perform. You should try it, too.

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