OK, right out of the chute, let me say that you may call me out-of-date, behind the times, un-hip, feeb, .... whatever. But now I have a question for you young'uns out there. I've been noticing something,and I need to understand. So help me understand what is going on.
I've complained for a while about this. And I hate that I'm going to sound like my mother (well, not my mother, 'cause I never heard her say something like this, but... somebody's mother!!!) when I say this, but here goes ....
I've whined that I can't understand the words being sung by most of the singers today. I'm not talking about rap. I don't care to hear what rap says. And BTW, here is a funny video poking fun at rap, sorta white man's rap, I guess. (And if you go there, don't have the kids around! There isn't anything awful, but you will not want to explain this to them!! LOL!)
Gee, I am digressing all over the place. Could it be due to the medication I took for fibromyalgia this morning?
Anyway, I listen to today's music, and it isn't extreme. Caroline often puts music videos up on her blog, and it's nice music, but if I understand 1/3 of the words in a song, I feel good about it. That is my experience with most of the music I hear these days. The words sound as if the singer has mush in their mouths. I listen, and listen again, then sometimes try one more itme, and finally I just give up.
Now .... I've been noticing on TV recently that the singers I can't understand have their mouths smashed up against the mic. Singers who don't have the smash-mouth thing going on are different; I can understand all/most of their words. I have some hearing loss, and I thought perhaps it has to do with lip-reading without realizing it, so I closed my eyes during a few of these performances, and I still understand most of those who are not swallowing the mic and still don't understand the ones who are having or*al se*x with it.
So what's with that style? Is it just me? Does anyone else have that problem? Does anyone understand why singers do that with the mic? I'm serious, this is bugging me!
OK, whew! I feel better. I still don't know what the deal is, but I feel that a weight has been lifted! Any feedback you can give me is appreciated. No snide remarks about old age!! ;D
Don't you wonder about me sometimes? LOL!!