when i grow up i'm gonna marry me a wilkesboro boy

August 24, 2021 6:12 AM

been lucky enough to discover one of the purest aural pleasures in the world: middle-aged men from the middle of north carolina gossiping in that cornbread and turnip green twang. wish i could hear it forever but alas: i live in the desert now.

NB I managed to scarf down this linguistic history/overview of North Carolina right before leaving--it was a lovely way to explore the state's history and fill in the many languages, dialects, creoles, and accents I did not get to encounter. Very rich online media component as well. Recommended if that kind of thing is your kind of thing!

posted by youarenothere (6 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Those stops are dramatic! The phrasing and flow control are great, and I love how it sounds like it could have come from the '50s.
posted by ignignokt at 11:12 AM on August 25, 2021 [1 favorite]

What? A compliment on my silly song?? I cannot tell you how much this means! Have been "forcing" myself to make little uke ditties in an attempt to be more creative--despite barely knowing more than a few chords and less than a few strumming patterns--so this really pumps me up. I'm beaming; thank you!
posted by youarenothere at 3:42 PM on August 26, 2021 [1 favorite]

Oh, this sounds like you really know what you're doing. Whether that's true or not, definitely keep it going!
posted by ignignokt at 9:56 AM on August 30, 2021 [1 favorite]

This kind of thing is my kind of thing! This is so fun!
posted by mochapickle at 7:18 AM on September 16, 2021

That was really great.
posted by brachiopod at 2:27 PM on September 24, 2021

Agreed on the stops. But the phrasing too. It sounds old because it sounds unaffected and effortless, good word choice for the vocal rhythms you make.
posted by Jack Karaoke at 10:01 PM on September 24, 2021

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