08 October 2004

Gloomy Sunday

Country music tells the truth. MKB points out that it also contributes to suicide.
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.
Of course, as Billie Holiday will tell you, jazz is worse.

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