Chapter 14

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Trend Watch 2012:

The popular music charts are newly full of singers with the most abrasive voices possible. Real sawblade voices.

Why? Who knows. The overall trend for the last couple of decades has been toward brutalization, and this is maybe just another way to do it.


Two guys are hearing a muzak song with an intolerably grating singer.
First guy: "I wonder whether it hurts to sing like that".
Second guy: "It's killing me..."