White man’s burden
I’m sure by now, most of you have encountered Christian Landers’ very funny blog, “Stuff White People Like“.
If you haven’t yet, keep in mind that his satire target is not White people in general, or the easy target redneck types, but educated, liberal, urban types. A whole lot of his commentors still don’t seem to get this and bother to argue with him and each other.
Anyway, the latest posting hits quite close to home, and it’s funny shit. For somebody like myself, and a whole lot of other KDHX denizens, this calls into question what, for me, is one of my very reasons for living. Hell, I’m in the middle of what’s three generations of White guys who feel it’s our mission to preserve Black music culture. Of course, this can be construed as awfully condescending. One can even extend this thing in our KDHX world into music of rural white folks that they don’t listen to anymore. Can anybody here stomach what passes for Country music these days?
I’ve been thinking about these matters a lot lately anyway, and wish I had some profound insight into what makes us music geek types tick, particularly the roots-oriented among us. Anybody smarter than me care to elucidate on this?