Since we had such a rollicking good time in the comment section in our mini-tribute to WFB, we’re going back for more. A compendium of Buckley rememberances from NRO, here.
And what was up with that accent and those speech mannerisms? Slate.com presents some sound reasoning, here. The British/American Southern accent nexus intrigued us, somewhat. Forgot where we heard this but, supposedly, the standard southern accent is essentially the common British countryside accent only slowed down.
This isn’t to say that if you took a Beatles’ 45 and played it on a 33 rpm record player, they would sound like Lynyrd Skynyrd but it fits the migration patterns of agrarian British Islanders settling in similar arable lands in the Mid-Atlantic and the South.
And why didn’t Robert Plant ever sound like a Brit when singing? A couple of theories advanced, here.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Posted by Dean at 3/04/2008 05:41:00 PM