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.
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.