Guilty musical pleasures

Alison Devereaux of CBC Radio's Trail's End talks to Paul Andrew about his secret George Jones habit, and author Carl Wilson talks about coming to terms with Celine Dion's music.
Paul Andrew tells CBC's Alison Devereaux about his secret George Jones habit. (CBC)

Friday on Trail's End, Allison Devereaux spoke with people about their musical guilty pleasures; those songs you hate to admit you love; the one you dance to while you're cleaning, but turn down as soon as the doorbell rings.

Allison spoke with musician and former CBC North broadcaster Paul Andrew about how George Jones is his guilty pleasure, replacing traditional drum music.

Carl Wilson, author of Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste.

She also reached Carl Wilson, a music critic who writes for the Globe and Mail and Slate magazine. Carl's written a book about trying to understand his disdain for Celine Dion music. 

Along the way, he learned why people align themselves with particular music, and what our musical tastes say about us.


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