I was lathering up my tresses when the strains (literally) of David Cook's new song LIGHT ON was being played. Dude, ease up. Stop screaming. I understand you're intense, but my larynx aches from simply hearing your tune.
Yesterday a similar thing happened while I was forced to listen to country music radio. It's bad enough that the uber twangers try so hard to be witty in their attempts to turn a phrase, but Carrie Underwood needs to shut the frak up! Jeez, girl! I imagine your head exploding a la SCANNERS when you sing. Every-freaking-note-is-excruciatingly L O U D!
In that same vein we have pop princess Kelly Clarkson. Pick a song. I guarantee it makes my head throb in the same manner Bruce Banner aka The Hulk bulks out when he's enraged.
I realize the three artists listed are all American Idol winners. The crime against my cochlea aren't isolated to that program. To mention a few repeat offenders: Celine Dion; Christina Aguilera; Nickelback; Martina McBride.
Is that truly what people want to hear? Louder is better? I know there are people who think by speaking more loudly that they are making a stronger point. Who told these performers that making the public's eardrums rupture a little at a time is a good thing?
I get it! You're emoting. I understand that you're delivering intensity. Great. Now, please. I beg of you. Shut the f*ck up! (or at least learn how to express yourselves without screaming at me.)
image borrowed from david trent's blog I have no idea who he is and haven't read his blog. I Googled and it delivered.