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guitar pull

guitar pull  n.— «There’s a scene in Heartworn Highways, the late Jim Szalapski’s 1975 documentary on singer/songwriters, that takes place around Guy Clark’s kitchen table on Christmas Eve. It’s a “guitar pull”—a term used to...

prettopop

prettopop  n.— «Swedish trio Kamprads most often sound like LA’s Mellowdrone on their 2006 debut, Thoughts Never Released. Dark and slick drum beats and synths matched with the emo crooning of singer Skanfors even has the band admitting...

red light fever

red light fever  n.— «Obviously, the singer had red light fever. The engineers or producer should have taken the situation in hand and given that guy some sort of comfort level. They hosed him.» —“Odd studio experiences” by...

hubby-sitter

hubby-sitter  n.— «The singer has hired a male nanny to keep Kevin Federline out of trouble with girls, booze and bar fights. In America, they call him a “hubby-sitter.” In Britain we’ve got another name for it. Sneak...

park and bark

park and bark  v. phr.— «They understand that they just can’t stand there and expect people to be turned on by their great voice. They really have to act the role.…I think there’s a lot more expected than the “park and...

tit singer

tit singer  n.— «His father, Robert Alda, worked in burlesque as what was known as “the tit singer”—he sang at the side of the stage while chorus girls danced and stripped.» —“Wow, look at the size of that audience...