2007-10-18

Proof that Country Music should be eliminated

From the department of I-knew-my- instincts-were-right:
According to the authors, Steven Stack and Jim Gundlach, the paper "assesses the link between country music and metropolitan suicide rates. Country music is hypothesized to nurture a suicidal mood through its concerns with problems common in the suicidal population, such as marital discord, alcohol abuse, and alienation from work. The results of a multiple regression analysis of 49 metropolitan areas show that the greater the airtime devoted to country music, the greater the white suicide rate. The effect is independent of divorce, southernness, poverty, and gun availability. The existence of a country music subculture is thought to reinforce the link between country music and suicide. Our model explains 51% of the variance in urban white suicide rates." The paper can be found online.
My advice to people - just don't listen. Get into heavy metal or grunge or shoegazing instead.

4 comments:

BLBeamer said...

Might I heartily recommend jazz or even blues? Good, live jazz is exhilirating.

Ron Lankshear said...

So true - I listen to them and wonder WHY

So switch to

Pavarotti

or following on from BL
Satchmo

those notes and trills

We were nearly going to Jazz at the Vines in the Hunter but things conspired

Dave Lankshear said...

I like Pizza.

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