Why do people make comments about race when it comes to listening to music? Music has no color barriers. Music transcend through time crossing all realms of society. Hello warriors of words today blog come from a bone head who seem to think that rock n’ roll is only for white people ears. I had another idea for today blog but this incident on social media completely changed my thought. As if abuse in the workplace isn’t important I learned that this topic is just as important. I hope to educate an get the conversation started. I want to point out a few things…
Let’s have an open dialog. Let’s listen and educate because as I discovered there’s people who have this logic of thinking. Not truly appreciating and understanding the power of music of all kinds of genre.
Music, My Chum and Me
Hi, I’m Sunny Larue known as the professional martini drinking blogger, storyteller, music lover and I am bipolar. That’s my tagline and every part of that statement is true. The thing is I struggle with my disorder every second of the day. I need something to distract from the rollercoaster ride that’s going inside my brain. Music gives me that comfort and pleasure. Living with the diagnosis of bipolar is more than treatment or taking pills and therapy. Music is part of tools outside of treatment that helps maintain the chaos.
For The Record
For the record listening rock n’ roll or alternative or indie music doesn’t make me less of a black woman. In this world I get a daily reminder of the fact I am black and a woman. I like to think I have an open mind about the music I listen to. My favorite artists happen to write and perform music that I can relate to. The music is just very pleasing and inspiring. Isn’t that what music is supposed to be about?
“Music is the soundtrack of your life.”
Music Belongs To All Of Us
Music knows no color, race, creed, or sex. The artistry is what drives the music. It doesn’t matter what you listen to because we all have that one song or a set of songs that transforms us back in time to a moment where life wasn’t complicated. A good song can bring back memories of a first kiss, a first job or a first break up. Certain songs can give you wings to fly or make you feel love or strength to stand tall. We don’t need to take moments influenced by music turning them ugly. Instead we should embrace and respect our differences.
Until next time….
Keep An Open Mind
Al Jarreau– Mornin
America– Ventura A Highway
Barry Manilow– Read Em & Weep
Brian Culbertson– Dreaming of You
Carly Simon– Coming Around Again
Carol King– So Far Away
Chet Baker– Almost Blue
Chubby Checker– Let’s Twist Again
Dan Fogelberg– Lonely In Love
Eddie Rabbitt– Suspicious
George Benson– 20/20 Vision
Haircut 100– Boy Meets Girl
Luther Vandross– At Christmas Time
Monica– You Should’ve Known Better
Monty Alexander– Pure Imagination
Phoebe Snow– Poetry Man
Walter Becker of Steely Dan– Back Come Back
Tim McGraw– Suspicious
Queen Latifah– Fly Girl