Monday, December 29, 2008

DNA Test

Music speaks to the soul. The collective soul of a people comes from it's DNA. What speaks to yours?

This?



Or this.



This?



Or this. Does it speak to you, White Man?




Bonus Test!

Are you a true Southerner? Have you ever put peanuts in your coke? Ate moonpies with RC Cola?!



Ah, the hell with it. I love Reba! To everyone who found out the world doesn't stop for a broken heart.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Peanuts in Coke? Are you out of your mind? You put peanuts in Dr. Pepper.
LFD

Anonymous said...

Oh, and just for the record......vanilla moonpies.....always vanilla. Chocolate moonpies are disgusting.
LFD

LorMarie said...

What if all or none of the above speaks to the soul?

Also, it is often said that young white males are the biggest consumers of rap music. Rap music is, unfortunately, speaking to their souls (along with most people for that matter).

Orion said...

I heard once that only wild Texans were crazy enough to put peanuts in DP, but I was incredulous! Vanillia moonpies are good though, along with Chocolate, mmmm!

Lormarie, which video in the post speaks to you? Unfortunately, you're right about whites and rap music but that isn't something that came from them but is imitated. They have taken on the African soul.

I remember riding the Bart in Oakland Ca once when this black girl came on board decked out just like a cowgirl. I mean she had the hat, the boots, the buckskin jacket with the fringes. I'll never forget all the blacks laughing at her. I'm guessing she was from some white area, maybe raised by a white family that was into that kind of stuff. Dunno. I've also seen red-headed, green-eyed girls in cornrows(sp?) and acting every bit the African. I suppose when you're in a society such as ours, things get confusing.

But i doubt they would have come up with with these styles if in homogenous societies.

That's not to say one can't appreciate other cultures, especially Japanese, which is fascinating to me. Yukio Mishima is one of my favorite authors and actors. His speech just before committing suicide on screen in 1970 just blows me away!

Jeff ( Va. Rebel ) said...

"I was country - when country wasn't cool" -

Sung by that feisty ol Texas gal Barbara Mandrell -

"... I was putting peanuts in my coke .."

I'm gonna have to agree with the big dog on this one.

I always liked the banana ones but I know yall will razz me 'bout that.

LorMarie said...

Lormarie, which video in the post speaks to you? --Orion

None really. I enjoyed Michael Flatley's (sp) performances when they were popular. I think they were called Riverdance or something. The celtic sound is quite beautiful to me (Enya, The lead singer of the Cranberries). The Rap video (Dead Presidents?) is familiar, but the lyrics leave me with an uneasy feeling. Music in general doesn't speak to me, the written word does...books, essays, etc.

I remember riding the Bart in Oakland Ca once when this black girl came on board decked out just like a cowgirl. I mean she had the hat, the boots, the buckskin jacket with the fringes. I'll never forget all the blacks laughing at her.--Orion

As a teen in the late 80's, I noticed that blacks were the most racially biased of any group. Every other race could appreciate the entertainment from the black collective, but blacks caught hell for enjoying activities not typical of blacks. While I personally would not go for the cowgirl look, I admire her for breaking out of the black comfort zone. Besides, there are a lot of black country fans in the closet. Not necessarily my cup of tea, but I did and still enjoy music not popular among blacks:

http://lormarie.com/2008/12/22/big-rock-really-needs-to-make-a-comeback/

"I've also seen red-headed, green-eyed girls in cornrows(sp?) and acting every bit the African. I suppose when you're in a society such as ours, things get confusing."

Japanese society is relatively homogenous but they seem to embrace all forms of entertainment. Some embrace rock culture, others embrace hip hop. I was actually shocked to see Asians dancing as though they were black.

Lastly, what is acting African? Like a Ghanian? An Arab from North Africa? Do you mean African-American? I guess I can understand why a nonblack person would lump all blacks together. At one time, I didn't "notice" that whites, Asians, and Latinos are not one culture but a group with many subgroups.

Orion said...

Check out the two African videos I selected. One from America, the other from Mother Africa. Play them at the same time even. Amazing how the call of the blood is so similar, thousands of miles and centuries apart.

Orion said...

Wow lormarie, I didn't realise you were such a headbanger! Crazy Train always gets me against the wall!

Jeff, I had completely forgot about vanilla! The best!!

Orion said...

Geez, I was reading the comments again, and in one I agree with LFD that vanilla is good, then in another I tell Jeff that I forgot about vanilla. Me thinks me needs the rest.

Anonymous said...

I'm the other Anonymous who left the post about the Curse of Ham on the other thread. From now on I'll sign as starznbarz.

Where I see a lot of wigger folks (mostly girls and women) is on Judge Judy. These kids have been so lied to about their own heritage, and it's been so snuffed out of them that they prefer the phlegmy, foreign Negroid voice. How sad.

starznbarz

Anonymous said...

"lo marie" is a neeeego. listen, back to africa should be your motto. FOCUS and repeat.

Orion said...

Lormarie is our adopted black gynecologist.

LorMarie said...

Anonymous said...
"lo marie" is a neeeego. listen, back to africa should be your motto. FOCUS and repeat.--Someone who hates me

Ouch! You guys are harsh.

Lormarie is our adopted black gynecologist.--Orion14

I wish since that would mean double the income. I am gynocentric though.

Oh well, I'll leave you all alone...

Orion said...

I knew you were gyno something or another!

Come back anytime Lormarie, this place is Apollonian free!

Orion said...

Hey Jeff, I was going to put up Barbara but to me, Reba is nicer to look at. I'm a little biased though, since she reminds me of my Ex. That's why I picked the second vid, 'cause I guess the world didn't stop for me.

Jeff ( Va. Rebel ) said...

No problemo boss man.
Got no complaints about Reba, she does it for me too. Just thought of that Mandrell line. Guess the years inevitably catch up with us all.

Now, as far as x's go ...