Kevin Costner in Robin Hood. Perhaps the worst casting decision ever. It sounds like a North Dakota cowboy time traveled to 12th century England.
The English regional accents became a bit confusing at times as well, varying from Lancashire to Welsh often from the same actor.
That happens a lot, Gimli's accent in LOTR as an example, he jumps from Welsh to Scottish. The only time imo that it was successful was in Braveheart where the Irish actors were playing Scots and "Irish Stephen" was played by Scots actor David O'Hara. Most native Scots can move seemlessly into an Irish accent and vice versa however there's always the exception - Gerald Butler ;D
It seems to be in vogue just now for fantasy or fairy tale characters to have a Scottish accent - cue.. Shir Shean Connery! who never gives a damn what accent is asked of him.
Playing an "Irish" cop
I don't even recognise what kind of Scottish accent he has!!
IA discusses, in an interview, the use of accents while singing:
Unlike some of your peers, you’ve always sung in a British accent, though.
I lived and breathed black American blues, but I’d not done those stereotypical things I thought black American bluesmen did – picking cotton or working on a chain gang. It didn’t seem sensible to me to follow in the footsteps of some lower, middle-class white boy by trying to sing like a black American.
You must have tried it at least once though?
I supposed I did when I first tried to imitate those songs. I heard Mick Jagger, though, and that put me off. It’s the same with Elton John. I think, “Why are you singing in that stupid voice?” I don’t think it’s insulting – just a bit wet. Amy Winehouse would have been twice the person she was if she’d sung in something resembling her own voice.
This is clearly a bit of a bugbear for you.
It’s just plain silly. I’ve said this to foreign female singers too: you’d be much more interesting – and sexy – if you sang in your natural French, Swedish or German accent rather than that awful international American/English.
jackinthegreen: Cream without Eric??? Santana without Carlos?? and not even with a stand-in player.....you're easily pleased, I reckon most people would not be happy to say the least...
Apr 30, 2022 23:45:36 GMT
jackinthegreen: If it was Scott that got Covid would they have played the gigs without a drummer?
May 1, 2022 0:01:38 GMT
ash: It's Tull not Cream and my answer stands. Now it there was no flute player...No flute no Tull . I've seen Ian play with just an ipod backing track it was great
May 3, 2022 16:04:21 GMT
jackinthegreen: "No flute, no Tull".......hmmmm tell that to MB when he's doing all the Tull stuff..
May 3, 2022 20:18:27 GMT
jackinthegreen: and I've seen Ian doing his one man thing with just the backing track too, but that's not billed as a Jethro Tull concert.....
May 3, 2022 20:19:44 GMT
jackinthegreen: I do agree he's brilliant at playing to his own backing tracks though
May 3, 2022 20:20:48 GMT
ash: My first answer stands in stone
May 4, 2022 10:00:23 GMT
goodwolfman38: Just around the corner from what i understand will be the 40th anniversary edition of Broadsword & The Beast due in July, as i noticed a few weeks ago with an interview with Ian this one will be large box set, hopefully no delays
May 12, 2022 13:45:20 GMT
rredmond: Well the radio.net plug in at the bottom of the site shocked me a bit!
May 12, 2022 14:39:42 GMT
maddogfagin: Yes it's a great addition to the Forum and I'm hoping radio.net will provide this service for years to come
May 14, 2022 15:58:55 GMT
jackinthegreen: Where is the link to this radio.net.......I don't see it folks
May 15, 2022 1:11:08 GMT
maddogfagin: Immediately below this shout box and above the visitor numbers/flags.
May 15, 2022 8:39:21 GMT
jackinthegreen: Cheers MD, I can only see the link from the "Home" page, but disappears when looking at threads etc, so find if I open it up in a new window it then plays constantly
May 15, 2022 13:29:06 GMT
jackinthegreen: So I have it bookmarked to open at any time....nice in the background if reading on t'internet
May 15, 2022 13:31:36 GMT
jackinthegreen: Did anyone on the forum see Tull at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester in September.....
May 19, 2022 1:10:39 GMT
smint100: Good Lord, why did no one tell me about the radio.net! I've spent a joyful afternoon in the garden watching the strawberries ripen - I mean, editing a book - and listening to unadulterated Tull. Heaven!
May 21, 2022 14:56:50 GMT