A while ago here our Saint put up the video of House of the Rising Sun, by The Animals. Check out the adorable picture of that group on Wiki, all wearing matching non-faded denim jackets over white shirts. And on the video (I’m wondering why there even is a video; surely the song came out looong b4 MTV?) they are wearing matching buttoned-up-and-down suits and all they do is process decorously around the studio, like vergers in a church service carrying the cross and chrism.
And recently entre nous, we were treated to the video of Hall and Oates’ Maneater. ( No, nobody mention the context pleeeeze!🤐) I have been singing snatches of it ever since.
But—that duo? Quintessentially white! American cream pie!
But the voices, OMG, what came roaring and purring outta the chests of these melanin-deficient young gents!
Are white people, more particularly white men, still even allowed to sing like that?
Are we whites still allowed to be….feral?