Posts Tagged ‘Music Genres’

Now that’s Nardcore!

Filed under: Music Genres — Hope on June 11, 2009 @ 11:20 am

So I know I said I’d be back “tomorrow”, but I got a life here. Anyway, I finished counting the different types of music listed in Wikipedia. For N through Z: N=85, O=33, P=116, Q=7, R=76, S=130, T=61, U=8, V=14, W=16, X=3, Y=6, Z=12, so all together for types that begin with N through Z there are 567. So the grand total of music genres from A to Z is: (918+567) 1485. That’s a whole lotta songs. I thought a funny one I came across today was Nardcore. “Nardcore is a hardcore punk movement that came out of Southern California in the early 1980s, originating in Silver Strand Beach, Oxnard and Port Hueneme….Much of the early promotion of Nardcore came from Mystic Records, in Hollywood, Ca., and its founder Doug Moody. While questions have been raised about their financial dealings with the artists, this label not only launched many bands onto vinyl, but also promoted the Nardcore scene as a whole…..The name is a reference to the Oxnard, California hardcore punk scene. This suburban community, sixty miles north of Los Angeles, California, was the spawning ground for many hardcore punk bands of the early ’80s and became a hotbed for punk and skate bands; collectively, their sound became known as “Nardcore.”" Suhweet, now that’s Nardcore! Say it aloud, don’t you sound like an idiot? I sure did.

Genres and Genres OH MY!

Filed under: Music Genres — Hope on June 8, 2009 @ 1:10 pm

I was thinking the other day how interesting it is how people are constantly reinventing new genres of music. Sometimes people mix genres and make them a new one in order to appeal to a bigger audience or just because they love those genres so much they can’t settle on one. Anyway, I looked it up on Wikepedia to see the different genres and I had no idea how many there were, but now I do….since I counted. ;) I just counted the different types from A to M (and forgive me if my counting is a little off): Genres beginning with the letter: A= 27, B=95, C= 174, D=75, E=43, F=47, G=81, H=57, I=36, J=47, K=73, L=42, M=121. That’s 918 genres just for A-M!! Unbelievable. I’ll count the rest of the alphabet tomorrow. ;) And I wonder how often these genres are updated or added to.
So I’m randomly picking a label today, how about Bakou:trilling vocals that accompany Wolof wrestling. Awesome. What is Wolof wrestling?.. you may ask. “The Wolof are an ethnic group found in Senegal, The Gambia, and Mauritania. The Wolof Empire was a medieval West African state that ruled parts of Senegal and The Gambia from approximately 1350 to 1890.” “The trill (or shake, as it was known from the 16th till the 19th century) is a musical ornament consisting of a rapid alternation between two adjacent notes, usually a semitone or tone apart, which can be identified with the context of the trill.” Anyone want to write a Bakou song with me? We could write hundreds of them and then we would have boucou Bakous. I just realized that most of you may not know what boucou means, considering it’s a Louisiana term, only found in the Urban Dictionary. It means alot, for example, he has boucou money. But I guess it’s also very close to the French term for alot. Now that we’ve learned some pointless jargon I’m going to get ready for work.
Have a loverly day!


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