Captain Spaulding wrote:River Man wrote:Captain Spaulding wrote:Charming Ali wrote:Someone lent my mum a Sting album today, which she didn't like very much, but she told me there was one song on it which sounded like my type of thing. I was quite amused at the idea and asked her why she thought that. She replied that it is "all shrieky", because she has got it into her head that I like singers who shriek (Aretha Franklin is known as "that awful shrieky woman" in this house, would you believe?) I agreed to give it a listen, and needless to say it was dull. I couldn't think of a single reason why she might think I would enjoy it until I noticed there was a gospel choir in there, presumably added to make it sound "soulful". That must have been where she got the idea from. But it strikes me as odd that someone who lives in the same house as me could have so little idea about what I actually like.
Which song was that, Ali?
I'm guessing it was something like 'Let your soul be your pilot'.
A partlicularly poor one, that one is.
True but the single has a very nice acoustic version of Englishman in New York, oddly I won this single at a fair and would have dispossed of it long ago were the b side not so enjoyable.