What kind of music do you listen to? That’s a reasonable question, right? You ask this question when you’re trying to get to know somebody. Or you get asked this question when somebody is trying to get to know you. And whether you like it or not, the genre of music a person listens to partially defines them. And there are all kinds of flavors to choose from on the menu. There’s Hip-Hop/Rap, Jazz, Opera, New Age, Rock, Classical, Easy Listening – Madonna Mia, there’s World stuff too.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m the type of idiot who blurts out the following cliché: “I listen to everything except for country.” And, honestly, that mantra should be a Fat Enzo tee shirt because literally everybody says it. And it’s true to some extent. But it’s a lazy way of thinking. And I’m sure my co-host Mr. Martini would probably agree. He seems to think I’m some sort of one-trick pony who only subscribes to punk rock, which I’ll admit is my favorite genre of music, but it’s not the only genre of music to which I subscribe. I’m lazy in regards to my musical taste, just like my taste in food. I’m the guy at dinner that says, “Make that two” whenever someone orders something appetizing. I have more important things to concern myself with than reading an entire menu, especially when there’s a bottle of hot sauce in arm’s length.
But I’m an open-minded person and I’m getting a little bit older and socially liberal, having been in this New York City the last three or four some odd years. I feel like I’m ready to begin exploring the menu a little bit. Punk Rock will always be the best. But only a dimwitted, egocentric sociopath would blindly say with ignorant confidence, “I listen to everything except for country”. Yes, the stuff that’s out today sucks. Absolutely, 100%. It’s extremely horrible and shitty, just like my Halloween pants. (You’ll understand what that means soon enough). But there are always exceptions to the rule. There are no absolutes. Hank Williams doesn’t suck and neither does Johnny Cash and I bet there’s a slew of other ones out there who I haven’t gotten to yet because I’m so lazy and set in my ways. I just want to dowse hot sauce on everything. So, throw on some NOFX and let’s be done with it.
The following podcast was conducted at Branded Saloon – 603 Vanderbilt Ave in Brooklyn, NY. My cohort, Adrien de Martini, and I were there covering a musical showcase, which is put on by Miss Lynette Williams, a soulful singer/songwriter whose genre of music is definitely not punk, but I love it anyways. Therefore, I just had to highlight it on my show. On the third Sunday of every month, Lynette gathers some her favorite artists, poets and musicians throughout the NYC-area and what is produced is an eclectic array of musical awesomeness called TINTR (This Is Not The Radio). We were able to sit-down with her prior to the showcase to discuss a range of topics, from outlaw country and gay pride tattoos to busking and Halloween party pants shitting. We round out the podcast with some live music and an interview with Los Angeles rapper, producer and break-dancer, Anacron, a non-regular at the TINTR event, but he blew me away when I saw his performance; therefore, I simply had to speak with him and highlight some of his performance. But that’s later. First, let’s speak with Lynette Williams.
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