I Hate You People So Much….

So I finally watched the Miley Cyrus performance from the 2013 VMA’s. What I have learned by watching this bull shit is that Miley Cyrus is a horrible singer. How she has a record deal is beyond me. I guess talent is no longer a prerequisite to being a singer.

Also, let’s talk about her “twerking” on stage. Miley Cyrus’ ass is as flat as an ironing board. How in the hell do you “twerk” with no ass? Also, the segment with her and Robin Thicke…it’s a damn shame that is what passes for entertainment these days. Then again, I am a dinosaur and am no longer the target audience for what is considered popular music.

Now, if we go back and look at the career of Rihanna, you will some similarities to her and Miley Cyrus’ journey. Both came out and in the beginning had these clean cut good girl images. Both then started down a path of no longer being the good girl. Rihanna became the target in a lot of people’s cross hairs for the transition of her image. Miley Cyrus, while making the exact same transition, is looked upon as a young independent woman doing what she wants to do on her own terms.


Yet again, we see the same double standard that has always been there, but far too many of you don’t see it. When this young black woman does it, she is looked down upon and talked about as if she has murdered everyone’s 1st born baby girl. When a young white woman does the exact same thing that the young black woman was condemned for doing, she is not condemned as the young black woman was. She is damn near celebrated for doing it.

Now, that seems a little odd to me, that when two people do the same thing, one is condemned and one is celebrated. Then again, I also believe that no double standard is allowable. At some point, society has to stop this kind of bull shit and levy the same words on people when the people do the same things, and stop elevating one over the other.

Above when I talked about Miley being celebrated, those were things I have read that were pre-VMA performance. whether or not those same people are still going to speak positively about her after this performance remains to be seen.

Raunchy And Dirty

Now, I am an advocate of good music with meaning and depth and lots of thought provoking imagery.  I’m also an advocate of balance in music.  If we have that deep meaningful music, we must also have the other side of the coin.

Right now, I am in the mood for some dirty raunchy music.  This is the only track of his that I have heard that is dirty and raunchy, and it is damn good.  I need him to make more music like this.   Some of you will know this song, some won’t.  For those who don’t know it, it’s about time you were introduced.

Live Music Is The Best Kind Of Music

So last night a friend and I went to The Loft to check out the Robin Thicke concert.  I know who Robin Thicke is and have heard a few of his songs.  Being there live to see him perform is a very different experience.  I have to give him credit, he is a good performer and very funny.  Stage presence was pretty good, and he knows how to play off the vibe of the crowd.

The band who was there playing  was great.  I’ve always preferred live music to pre-recorded tracks.  There is a lot to be said for the bass player and their ability to freestyle at the drop of a dime.  The same can be said for the other members, but the bass guitar has always been a favorite of mine, 2nd only to led guitar.  Throughout the performance TM was telling me which of his songs were from old albums and which were from his new album.  Needless to say, she is a fan of his, and lost herself in the music at times.  Which I think is a great thing.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I love music, and anyone who can lose themselves in the music is always going to be alright with me.

One of the things that I also took away from last night is that it is important to know who and what is being played on the radio.  I’m not a big fan of most of what is played on the radio, but TM had to tell me a couple of times what song and who the artist was.  There were a couple of breaks for Thicke and the band.  There was song song being played, that Thicke made it a point to say, “white people have to call it ninjas.”  That reference was lost on me, until TM explained to me that here is a Kanye and Jay-Z track called “N@$$#’s In Paris.”

The evening was a good one and a good time was had by all who attended.  Well, all who I cared about weather or not they had a good time.  🙂   I must make it a point to check out more spots with live music.  And to make sure I have good company with me when I do.  Good company can make the difference in an ok evening, and a good evening out.

Not Everyone Pirates Music

So I listen to Pandora a lot.  It is my de facto method of listening to music at work.  But for the last few days, Pandora has been getting on my nerves.  Actually, Pandora and George Lopez are getting on my nerves.  I have the free Pandora subscription which is subsidized by ads, that I have no problem with, that is how you get free stuff.  There is a portion in the Lopez ad where he says congratulations on not pirating music.

The first time I heard it, I did not think much of it, but over the course of time, this shit is getting on my serves.  Their assumption is that if I were not listening to Pandora, I would be stealing music.  As someone who has never pirated any music, this really bothers me.  It bothers me to the point that I am not sure that I will be listening to Pandora any longer.

I am sure that Pandora does not really care about me no longer listening to their station, but I care.  And I know that Pandora probably does not listen to every single ad that is on their service, but that is their fault, and it is also the reason I am no longer watching George Lopez’s late night talk show.  While most will not care, I have long believed that I do not fit in with most, nor understand as most do.

I hate to end my love affair with you Pandora, but I need you to better vet your ads.

Sync Your DROID X With iTunes

So I have found a web site with some instructions on syncing your DROID X with iTunes.  I can only assume this will work with other Android devices.  I was previously using DoubleTwist for this task, but DoubleTwist still has some work they need to do before they over take iTunes when it comes to media management.

The downside to DoubleTwist is that it is not an open source project so I can not grab the source code and contribute to this project.  I need to start emailing them and find out how I can contribute.  I believe in the Android platform and want to help it succeed.  It’s a very cool mobile platform and I see some very nice things on the horizon for hit.

Has much as I used to hate writing code, when you are working on projects that you believe in, writing code can be a very good thing.