Music: Dancing to the Beat of My Drummer

430283_290854021022058_259532075_nWhat does the music you listen to you say about you?

Nothing, but then again, everything.

For example, my current play list includes work by Justin Timberlake, Beethoven, India.Arie, Beyonce, Frank Ocean, Ab-Soul, Rihanna, Skyzoo, Chrisette Michelle, Goapele, Lupe Fiasco, Dawn Richard, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, System of a Down , Kid Cudi, The Weeknd, and Meshell Ndegeocello.


I really don’t know because it’s what I like. The music I listen to really depends on my mood.

I’ve had people threaten to “revoke my black card” ß whatever the hell that means … because I don’t particularly care for the likes of Mary J. Blige or Two Chains. I have my reasons why I don’t care for their music, but I won’t list them here because that is their art and I’m not in the business of blasting something someone has put their heart and soul into. I hate to sound like a 5-year-old, but it’s really not nice.

But I digress, the point of this blog is to spark discussion on our taste in music. Does it matter? Does it speak to where a person is in life? Their experiences? Their past?

I like the music I like because it reminds me of times that were and times that are.

It reminds me of people, my partner, my children. Hell if it’s a particularly hostile song like M.O.P’s  “Ante Up” I might just be still reeling from a particularly unpleasant interaction with a less than helpful Wal-Mart employee.

Music takes me to another place. It takes me to where I don’t have to care what I look like to other people; where I can dance in the grass barefoot; where I don’t have to worry about bill collectors calling me for debts; where I can really just be Theladywrites82.

Does that makes sense?

Who cares if it does, because I like what I like.

What do you like?

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