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  •  I Disagree (5+ / 0-)

    Those of us who grew up with that jingle on the ghetto streets of Brooklyn and Queens, when it was one of the few treats our famiies could afford for us, don't see it quite that way.  Just as the African drummers who are now being run out of Harlem by gentrifiers crying "public nuisance", some sounds just are part of New York City IMO. And I've been a thinking person all my life - even as I can still race down one of those trucks the few times I am back home. ;)

    •  Don't know where you grew up (0+ / 0-)

      but I live here now.  I doubt that your nostalgic recollections would be able to withstand hearing the same tune, all day and all night, for months on end...unless you also have a musical or nostalgic appreciation for the car alarm.  The ice cream trucks are easily audible from blocks away, and their sound bounces off every building and window in the area, making a perfect echo chamber.

      But comparing an electronic jingle from a loudspeaker on a truck to...African drumming?  Please.  That's like comparing "military music" to real music.  It's a grievous insult to the very musicians you claim to champion.  

      Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

      by Big River Bandido on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 06:52:44 PM PDT

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