There was a time when you could read an article in a magazine about Celine Dion without bumping into Roland Barthes…
Those days are behind us.
From this week’s TimeOut NY preview of Celine’s concerts in the NYC area:
“When Dion covers James Brown, she does it with a straight face, which just adds insult to insult for those who think a square, white Canadian chick has no business messing with the Godfather. In the mid-70s, Roland Barthes said that the real taboo isn’t sexuality anymore, but sentimentality. Dion’s unabashed embrace of the latter is what makes her so compelling as a performer: She has no inner filter and is genuinely moved by emotions, no matter where they come from, no matter how embarrassing they may make her look.”
One Thought to “The times done changed…”
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