Friday, June 23, 2006

I'm A Little Bit R&B

I had my iPod on shuffle today and at one point it played "He Wasn't Man Enough" by Toni Braxton. I remember the last time I heard this song, I was sitting in my caseroom back at my old firm. Embarrassingly, I was actually singing OUT LOUD, but I was having some trouble with the lyrics, which my co-worker so helpfully pointed out to me. Then I said, "The words to this song are hard." Then he said, to everyone in the entire room, "Yeah, Terence is at home waving his arm up in the air going 'So who do you think I am?'"

Another time my R&B taste surfaced was when I was at a bar one night for happy hour with some people from my old job. It was a divey bar and there was a jukebox somewhere in the back corner. It was getting late, and we were all getting ready to leave. All of a sudden, "Scandalous" by Mis-teeq fills the room. Like a reflex, I ask everyone "Oh, is that my phone?" My friend turns and says, laughing, "Uh, Terence, is that what you have as your ring tone???" I don't even know why I asked that since my ring tone is just the old version sounding telephone ring, like on a rotary phone.

Well, I like everything from '50s music to hard core rap, from pop to house club music (check out my "What Am I Listening To" panel on the right, for instance). But everyone seems to think I have the musical taste of a 16 year old black woman.


teahouse said...

Hahaha, that's pretty funny. Your alter ego is a teenage girl. Heeheehee.

Jon said...

hardcore rap? are you an nwa fan, and I don't mean north west airlines :-P