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jaydeman
(Livermore, CA)
Posted: Jan 29, 2018 17:40
 

 jackie0 wrote:
Disclaimer - I'm southern, and I love southern accents. 
So why does hers bother me then? 
I think because it's not authentic ....  this flat appalachian 'a' repeated-rhythmic-percussive thing, like she had just watched "O Brother Where Art Thou?". 
She's sitting down with her manager, and her manager is saying, "Lucinda, you can fill this niche, you can OWN this niche."  And so she tries.  That's partly why it doesn't sound authentic.  She tries too hard. 

 
True that! 

Manager: Lucinda, I gotta fever, and the only cure is more diphthong!
ckcotton
(Adding snarky comments since 2007)
Posted: Jan 29, 2018 17:37
 

 Sobient wrote:
White country trash. Get rid of this garbage!

 
12 year old comment and still true as ever.....
jackie0
Posted: Jan 01, 2018 7:09
 

Disclaimer - I'm southern, and I love southern accents. 
So why does hers bother me then? 
I think because it's not authentic ....  this flat appalachian 'a' repeated-rhythmic-percussive thing, like she had just watched "O Brother Where Art Thou?". 
She's sitting down with her manager, and her manager is saying, "Lucinda, you can fill this niche, you can OWN this niche."  And so she tries.  That's partly why it doesn't sound authentic.  She tries too hard. 
merobreno
Posted: Dec 02, 2017 17:20
 

The jam, the lyrics and the delivery are all smokin' hot. Ya'll just bein' ignrnt'.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Nov 02, 2017 13:35
 

 gmichaelt wrote:
...is there anything really wrong with employing elements as molecular as accents, or as atomic as individual words, with accent, from an arbitrary sub-culture or sub-group of society — so long as it's done systematically?
 
It's funny, I was just thinking that the other day.
house on haunted hill
CCinSB
(the west coast)
Posted: Nov 02, 2017 13:30
 

Gritty great song! Love Lucinda! 
nutrod42
(San Francisco, CA)
Posted: Nov 02, 2017 13:29
 

I made this comment on her song "Are You Down" yesterday. It applies here as well.

Music: pretty cool. Lyrics: dumb.


gmichaelt
(45° 28' N / 73° 36' W)
Posted: Aug 02, 2017 21:58
 

 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
Dang, this is a fair song but she has GOT to knock of that stupid affected accent! Eesh.
 
Does she ever drop it inadvertently? If not, then there's a chance that, as accents go, this one is idiosyncratic, no? Even otherwise, is there anything really wrong with employing elements as molecular as accents, or as atomic as individual words, with accent, from an arbitrary sub-culture or sub-group of society — so long as it's done systematically?
gmichaelt
(45° 28' N / 73° 36' W)
Posted: Aug 02, 2017 20:39
 

 Skydog wrote:
you gotta stop talking to yourself
at least out loud
 
snigger!
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Aug 02, 2017 20:37
 

 Bert7 wrote:
Hey Lucinda, speak english...

 
She and Mick are drawing from the same well.
gmichaelt
(45° 28' N / 73° 36' W)
Posted: Aug 02, 2017 20:35
 

WTF is this? And how long will it be until I hear it in its entirety?
dingleberry
(NZ)
Posted: Aug 02, 2017 20:33
 

It may be an authentic accent, but it is not an appealing one.
easmann
(Standing on Zanzibar)
Posted: Jun 02, 2017 19:54
 

 Duc1098 wrote:
Shocking to see the disparaging remarks. Lucinda is authentic, righteous, and an icon of American roots music.
 
Agreed. Everyone has a right to their own music preferences and if Lucinda's not for you that's fine. However, those who criticize her accent as inauthentic might be surprised to learn that:

"Williams was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the daughter of poet and literature professor Miller Williams and an amateur pianist, Lucille Fern Day. (...) Her father worked as a visiting professor in Mexico and different parts of the United States, including Baton RougeNew OrleansJackson, Mississippi; and Utah before settling at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville."

Wikipedia: Lucinda Williams, Early life

Peace
sillyhead
Posted: Jun 02, 2017 16:37
 

Whoa!  I just had RP in the background, and this was going and going and I was just DRAGGED over here by some amazing force.  I dunno what it is about her, or this song, but I'm diggin it to death!  

I rebelled against my parents' country music in the south for a buncha years, and probably would have hated it back then, but I thoroughly enjoy older country, with its powerful memories, and she does this to me.  Not a fan of most new country, but mannnnnnnnnn. Thanks for continuing to turn us on to awesome music all day long!
Skydog
Posted: May 03, 2017 4:03
 

 Sobient wrote:

White country trash. Get rid of this garbage!

 
you gotta stop talking to yourself
at least out loud
jackie0
Posted: Apr 02, 2017 15:28
 

I am southern, and this is not a southern accent.  Regardless, this accent thing she has going here is like scraping fake nails across a blackboard.  
The anticipation of having to hear this is enough to get me sprinting across the room for the PSD button. As to whether the production aspect is good or not, I have no idea, as I cannot get past the accent 'thing'.  

 
jackie0
Posted: Apr 02, 2017 15:28
 

I am southern, and this is not a southern accent, it's something she came up with.  It's like some strange birdsong with a rhythmic repeating appalachian flat A signature sound. Unlike the yellow breasted chat, one hearing is enough. 

 
Duc1098
(Dock of the bay, seated)
Posted: Dec 31, 2016 11:39
 

Shocking to see the disparaging remarks. Lucinda is authentic, righteous, and an icon of American roots music.
Ahnyer_Keester
(Lancaster, CA)
Posted: Dec 31, 2016 11:35
 

Dang, this is a fair song but she has GOT to knock of that stupid affected accent! Eesh.
murr69st335
Posted: Nov 12, 2016 23:17
 

love this track and Doug's guitar.