its not even mellow lol its supposed to be haunted
'This was and might still be music fandom for me. If you can will it, deliberately alter the way you expose yourself to pieces of music, you can make major changes to the preferences once thought to be immutable aspects of the self. And its a visceral and base change, you feel it in your gut, not just a heady 'appreciation.' Music was very formative for me in that way, it showed me the self as a laboratory or switchboard, and that experiences can be reality modulators. used, not consumed' Charles Wainscot Limburger
"Nice mellow rocking beat" what's wrong with thatyour really trying to perceive and analyse very closely what happens to you when you are exposed to a given piece of music. how it makes you react, feel, think, imagine, remember etc. what you can hear it, what catches your ear, what only becomes apparent after close listening, hos it fits with your sense of the genre, its possibilities and its cliches, how you think about it in social terms, how it might be expected to work in the world, what pleasures and comforts its intended audience takes from it, so on and so forth
i assumed it was this primarilyMy aversion to hip hop does in part stem from what it means, as a culture, up here. Just the people I knew who were hip hop heads. Not keen.
Scrawny white boys from middle class backgrounds thinking they are cool and throwing hand signals.