I think it must be something to do with singing being more personal than playing an instrument. I know of plenty of other musicians who feel the same, and wait until the coast is clear before letting rip. And sometimes you do need to practice singing loud, like when you're due to host the Listening Room at the Blue Blazer on Sunday for the excellent Confushian. As I am. I'm really looking forward to it, actually.
|Photoshop has stopped this now|
I was thinking, it's not so very different from when Donny Osmond was around. Same target demographic, same artless child/man mercilessly exploited by all and sundry, who will probably end up in rehab someday (although I hope not). All that's really changed these days is that the Internet allows people to vent their feelings for or against these figures.
I thought the Internet was going to change music and make it somehow more democratic? (cue hollow laughter turning into maniacal . . . - that's enough now - Ed)