Mudcat Café message #3962414 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165258   Message #3962414
Posted By: Jim Carroll
20-Nov-18 - 05:42 AM
Thread Name: The Not The Finger In The Ear Show
Subject: RE: The Not The Finger In The Ear Show

Personally, I find the erm as offensive as some do "Snigger snogwriter" - both are invariably used as terms of abuse and both are unnecessary
The technique of singing with their hands cupped over their ears is as old as history - some people favour it as an aid to their singing - the singing of some who sneer at it would be helped if they used it themselves (or something similar)
Constant mockery of the term throws up barriers around an extremely useful technique (as does the degrading of taking singing seriously, as the mockery is often intended to)
Our music doesn't deserve that
Jim Carroll