Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cliché-laden self-parody

The Andrew Marr Show tipped over into cliché-laden self-parody this morning.

Did Mr Marr really say the words "...it's hot, it's sticky, what you need is a touch of the deep south and on cue here is the golden-voiced young Texan Leon Bridges from his debut album this is twistin' and groovin' "

The camera then panned across to a black person in a suit and hat, whom we were presumably meant to admire for his diversity-chic.

"Deep south" indeed.

Following endorsement by the Andrew Marr Show American blues must now be classified as Dad Rock.

See for yourself:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b063m2y0/the-andrew-marr-show-19072015 (at 58.50).


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