The mayor backs away from an attack on hip-hop music, but it’s obvious how he really feels. Note that our brand-new police chief joined him the other day in blaming violence on music. I’m not particularly a hip hop fan myself, but this is ridiculous. In combination with the vetoing of the new teen dance ordinance that would fix the problems of the old flawed one, this begins to make Seattle look like the town in Footloose. Now the mayor’s advisors have let him know how bad he looks, so he’s recanting. Don’t believe it. Not for a second.