Friday, March 17, 2006
Northern Cities Shift is the linguistic name for the English dialect spoken around the Great Lakes, from Chicago to Rochester, NY. This is why native Chicawgoans and Raachesterites often sound a little, well, different. I think of it as a "Reverse Boston" accent. What's extremely interesting is that a map of American dialects looks a lot like a weather map: maybe the answer really is blowing in the wind.
- Ultravox - "The Man Who Dies Every Day"
- Bruce Springsteen - "Downbound Train"
- The New Pornographers - "The Mary Martin Song"
- Air - "Mike Mills"
- Electrolux - "Energiesparlampen"
- Edward Bear - "You, Me, And Mexico"
- The Primitives - "Crash"
- Sarah McLachlan - "Answer"
- Interpol - "NYC"
- Split Enz - "Hard Act to Follow"