119 Spotisfaction Friday – 1st October 2010 – Dave Christensen

Happy Friday, kids. Another week, another inbox full of cracking submissions from you lovely people. If you’ve recently started reading/listening to Spotisfaction and you’d like to get involved, send us your playlists, reviews, articles, news and anything else you find interesting. We’re always looking for the odd one-off piece, and we’re also looking for a couple of regular staff members, too. Let us know if you’re interested.

Today’s playlist is by Dave Christensen and is entitled “Accent”. I really enjoyed the blurb today, and I’m finding it quite fun Googling interviews with some of these singers to see just what they sound like in real life. Thanks hugely for the submission!

Take care, folks.

Dave Says:

I”™m a scientist and I hate it when science is reported badly or when bad science is reported. This article from the Daily Telegraph really irritated me because it was obviously rubbish. The word “science” isn”™t actually used in the article and the researcher doesn”™t claim to be a scientist, but it is written by their science correspondent and is found in the science section on the website. So it is reporting the work as science, which, I feel, is unfairly associating those researchers doing useful things with their time with people like Andy Gibson. If you can”™t be bothered to read the article (and it”™s only short so you should), it”™s suggesting that it”™s more natural to sing pop or rock songs with an American accent and that it”™s actually difficult to sing in your own accent. Of course it is possible to put on accents when singing, like the “Mockney” of Lily Allen or my own imitation of whoever I”™m singing along with, but where the spoken voice of a singer has a similar sound to the singing voice, surely this would suggest a natural accent? Obviously not, so here are a load of fakers with accents as bad as Dick van Dyke”™s.

Dave Prowse

By Dave Prowse

Dave is Spotisfaction's Editor-in-Chief and founded the site in February 2010. He can often be found acting as web designer, code-monkey, writer, people manager, editor, tea boy, and sometimes all of the above at the same time. Dave lives in Gloucester with his wife and two cats.

Comments are closed.