Some new neighbors moved into the house that’s two houses over, behind mine. I was on my patio Sunday night, assembling my new patio furniture, and they began blasting their music.
Clearly, the new neighbors are Mexican.
I simply don’t understand why some cultures are really into playing their music super-loud, and why others keep it down. I was feeling so white as I listened to the repetitious ranchero music echoing off the brick walls and nearby houses, thinking how each song truly sounded identical to the last one. Does white-people-music sound repetitious to other cultures? Maybe they don’t know, because we tend to listen with the car windows up and the volume ‘at a reasonable level.’ White people seem almost ashamed of their music in comparison to other people.
The longer I listened, the more the ranchero music began to sound like German polka music.
What could be more different? And yet, if you think about it, the music is almost the same. Lots of accordion, lots of repetition of the same beat.
I think there should be a German-Mexican Dance Party show on TV. Like Dancing With the Stars, only with each dancing couple being made up of one German, and one Mexican. It would show how even though these are two very different cultures, they really are very similar. But then, every episode would end when loud fights break out. “We’re just too different to ‘all just get along.'”
Here’s some German music that sounds like ranchero music:
And here is some ranchero music that sounds like German polka:
The main point of this is that I don’t want to hear loud ranchero music OR loud German polka music playing in my neighborhood at 8pm on a Sunday night.
It’s just too damn goofy-sounding!