My co-worker just came back from Baltimore, after spending some time with his family for Thanksgiving. This was the first time in 10 years since he had been home, and he had alot to share. You start thinking of how thankful you are for your family. For the ones that God has chosen out for you, and even for the ones that you were fortunate enough to pick for yourself.
I’m thankful for this label, and for this new family that has grown because of this label. I am thankful for my job, my health, the friends I’ve made, and the friends that are long gone from my life. I am thankful for my beautiful son, and my wonderful, sexy husband. I am thankful for many things, but I think one of the many things that people forget about is there family. Family made you who YOU are.
My co-worker came to NY a few years ago. And he doesnt get to spend alot of time with his family. His family consist of us,…his co-workers!
He was gone for a week from work, and when he came back, he had alot to talk about. The main reason I actually paid attention to what he was saying, is because he was talking about his sister.
The conversation came up when a Taylor Swift song came on. Taylor Swift likes to promote herself as a country artist, but I don’t buy it. But nonetheless she is a talented artist. My co-worker, said that he was surprised that his sister was really into country. And the thing that really sparked my interest was when he said
“I can’t believe she’s into country. You know, I think it might be a phase. Who likes country anymore?”
And than it hit me. What happens if she really DOES like country, but because HE doesn’t like country, it’s weird. Now hear me out, every person is different. We are all entitled to our own taste. Now my preference is not country, but does that mean it’s wrong?
Hiphop is NOT my preference either, but growing up, I’ve learned to go ahead and give it a shot. Gimme Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, 98 Degrees, Britney Spears, GreenDay, Linkin Park ANY DAY and i will be the happiest little camper on site.
But HipHop is not half bad.
Is music just really a phase in someone’s life? Does the type of music you listen to, really define what type of person you are? Your attitude towards life? Why are some people quick to judge based on the music you hear?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not bashing my co-worker on his taste of music, but I am curious to know,
If you’re on the train, and you hear someone BLASTING Keith Urban, music. Are you going to assume they are white with blonde hair, blue eyes, etc? Or if they’re BLASTING some Aventura? Does that mean that they’re automatically Dominican or Spanish? Or how about Jay Sean? Are they considered Indian? What happens if I’m bopping my head to some JTrain, would people assume I’m black?
Really gets you thinking right??
I am thankful for freedom of speech. I am thankful that with the many genres of music, we could go in and out of phases all the time. Maybe country isn’t for me, but at one point, the lyrics/beat that country had, probably did work out for me.
What do you think?