The radio girl blog is a glimpse at a variety of topics. This is not, nor will it ever be, a solely intellectual and in depth look at anything. Instead, it will be a brief and often quirky glance at world events and my roaming life.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Music Monday 112 :: Billboard's Top 20 Tweets of the Week
Music Monday 111 :: Profanity in Music (circa late 80s/early 90s)
Recently I was hangin out w/some colleagues and the topic of 2 Live Crew's "Face Down ..." was mentioned (don't exactly remember how that came up in casual conversation among academics, but it did). Wow, all of a sudden a batch of memories came flooding to the surface.
Remember in the late 80s and early 90s and all of the crazy, profane music that was released? I was working in 'black radio' at the time and lots of rap music came through the radio station that we were unable to play on the radio due to FCC restrictions on profanity. Just didn't make sense to try to edit out all of the cuss words.
Missing the greats ... my grandfathers and grandmother, Whitney Houston, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Bernie Mac, Tim Russert, Bo Diddley, Issac Hayes, Max Roach, James Brown, Gerald Levert, Ed Bradley, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Ruth Brown, Oscar Peterson, August Wilson and Bebe Moore Campbell