Tag Archives: Jessy Lanza

The Show: Rat Boy Hype Men

This amazingly scientific chart of the phenomenon known as 'vocal fry' is courtesy of Science News.

This amazingly brilliantly scientific chart showing the fingerprint of the phenomenon known as ‘vocal fry’ is courtesy of Science News.

Fraserhead here. Four years behind the times as usual because I’ve only just found out about the phenomenon of the vocal fry register and how it is terrible for young women in the USA to practice it (but it’s okay for men to do so). Happy to admit that “vocal fry” has never bothered me but “upspeak” does get on my tits. Some reading for your Sunday morning below…

NPR: From Upspeak To Vocal Fry: Are We ‘Policing’ Young Women’s Voices?

Naomi Wolf: Young women, give up the vocal fry and reclaim your strong female voice

Al Jazeera: Stop telling women how to talk

And here’s the playlist in full…

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The Show: ’79 Fever

Today’s opening (and truly mind boggling) song came courtesy of the Industrial Musicals website.

As well as an online archive, with audio snippets from a variety of these musicals from the 50’s to the 80’s, there’s also a book “Everything’s Coming Up Profits” which is making a strong early bid to be The Joint’s Christmas stocking filler.

For more information have a listen to an interview the authors gave to NPR, complete with recollections from a veteran of many of these productions, and have a look below at a brief appearance one of them made on the David Letterman Show.


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