Tuesday, January 29, 2008

More on Yesterday

My new copy of This is the Story (1987) by The Proclaimers didn't come from Amazon yesterday. (I did find the catalog I was looking for, however.) I opted to pay for shipping, instead of going with the cheaper slower option, so I wouldn't have to wait so long, but I'm still waiting. Without the CD I can't have "my boys" on my iPod, but I can still listen to them from my computer's library in the mean time.

Yesterday I was poking around on the Internet and found their web site, some videos, and an audio clip of a BBC Radio Scotland interview with the Proclaimers. Craig and Charlie Reid have very thick Scottish accents so I had to listen it very closely to understand what they were saying. They also sing with these accents and make no effort to sing without them. (When I listen to their songs, I'm drawn in to the whole sound and energy of each song, then read the liner notes later to figure out what they are singing.) They said in the interview when asked why they chose to sing in broad Scots, "...if Americans and English and Irish and Jamaicans can sing in their own accents, then so could Scots."

I don't know about you, but I do not have an accent.

6 comments:

VE said...

I wonder if accents will be gone in 100 years...replaced by some global acryonym language.

John said...

People around Ohio tell me I have a southern accent. Family in Texas tell me I sound like a Northerner. I feel so out of place. sigh

greeny said...

I personally love that thick accent of theirs.
I worked at having less of a country accent then my dad and sibs. My mom still clings to some of her Yankee accent although it definitely has mellowed along with her. I am somewhere in between.
You all will have to make a judgement call when you hear me in person.

Lorraine said...

I don't have an accent. I totally wish I did.

And you've gotten me totally interested in the Proclaimers...

Anne said...

When I travel to Europe, we Americans seem to have accents.

Lorraine said...

Yeah, but they still aren't cool. An English accent, a Scottish accent, a French accent...all cool. Also, a Southern accent or an east coast accent...equally cool.

I have a newscaster accent. Boring.