|[ C&W ]
I'm getting to be a bit of
a sucker for those sweet, delightfull country and western inflections that
many female singers exhibit these days! (At least, the ones I listen to
Maybe it's just a sign of my
age because, let's face it, C&W is something that youngsters generally
spit on (and that's the least of the scorn which is heaped). Unless they
grew up in Upper Gulargambone, ofcourse - but then this affection can be
attributed solely to in-breeding.
Now, I've got to qualify my
liking (oh yes). Firstly, I can't stand it in a male voice. Whenever a
man uses the sort of hiccups and hitches that I'm talking about then I
immediately think that they're putting it on. Don't ask me why - I don't
know why! It's possible that I was frightened by a cowboy impersonator
in my callow youth although it's also just as likely that I drank the blood
of my elders on a sacrificial altar. Secondly, I actively dislike it in
female artistes who tread a particularly conservative musical path. Reba
McIntyre is as good an example as any - even writing that name invoke an
automatic wretching response.
So, who the f*** is he talkin'
about, then??? Some of you will know the names but most of you probably
wouldn't - so I'm going to keep you in the dark. Ha, ha, ha, ha...