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From: "Roger Kulp" <[log in to unmask]>
> With  nothing as radical,or new,as rock,jazz or hip hop was when it first 
> hit.
> I long for the days when any music was considered so radical,that it was a 
> danger to "civilized" society.
> What is "popular" anyway besides homoginized sleep-inducing dreck,of the 
> "American Idol" stripe.
> Sorry,I'll go back to Sun Ra,Stockhausen,and P-Funk.
>
Point is, you are confusing "Popular" with "MOR" (Middle Of the Road!)!

"Popular" music, as a term, refers to whatever the general public (Vox
Populi) is listening to!? To-day, that basically means "Urban Dance"...a
euphenism covering "rap," "hip-hop" and other Black-derived musical
forms/styles!

Steven C. Barr