Writing Prompt: From your musical tastes to your political views, were you ever way ahead of the rest of us, adopting the new and the emerging before everyone else?
I think that I have always been unique in that I was never a follower when it came to the things that I liked; music was never something that was off limits to me, so I went with what ever sounded good to me.
For me I think high school was a game changer to me. I was introduced to a lot of different people with different backgrounds and different tastes in music… and I was started to listening to groups I’ve never heard before (and I’m 99% positive that I was the only person in my neighborhood listening to them. But groups like Red Hot Chilli Peppers , Alanis Morrisette and Souxsie and the Banshee started to make their way on to my disk man. Even know I would ‘t say that I’m a music aficionado, but I my love for music goes across many genres.
But to answer your question… I was totally in love with Black Eyed Peas before Fergie joined, (when they released Behind the Front) and I was a little peeved that they had changed their sound… for a while I actually said they were selling out when they moved towards Hip Hop just for fame… but I came around and consider the group one of my favorites.
Until Next Time….