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I Ain’t Missing You!

Posted in Alison Krauss,John Waite,Music Videos by M on March 21, 2007


An Asian woman in the video for John Waite's Missing You

It may take two decades, but you will be replaced by a white girl:

Alison Krauss in the 2007 video for Missing You

And they don’t come much whiter than bluegrass musicians….

For context, Alison Krauss recently teamed up with John Waite to remake his 80s hit “Missing You”. But history is being whitewashed!

1984: John Waite pisses off his Asian girlfriend and she moves out. She quickly becomes a famous model and he sees her everywhere. But when she comes back to his apartment, he has his headphones on and can’t hear her knocking! The course of interracial love never did run smooth!

2007: John Waite records “Missing You” as a duet with Alison Krauss. The connection they share in the studio leads to a friendly handshake afterwards, but soon John decides to turn around and pursue Alison. To rape her! That’s true white people love!

John Waite in the 2007 video for Missing You

Bonus Bluegrass Pedantry: Can we really consider Krauss’s version of “Missing You” to be bluegrass? It employs a string section as syrupy as any Diane Warren abomination, with only the faintest of guitar picking. If all it takes is a slight gesture of acoustic plucking, then everything up to Days of the New II is a bluegrass album. Perhaps Travis Meeks should make that career move.

2 Responses to 'I Ain’t Missing You!'

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  1. the dude said,

    you’re an idiot

  2. Ardene said,

    Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. How’s that for Asian? Japanese, Chinese and Sanskrit. More precisely, I’m not sure what you’re talking about here. There’s a big disconnect the dots. If John Waite has recorded yet another version of his classic, and it pays his mortgage, good for him. The word rape is a strong one and I have many Asian friends so I am concerned that you are obviously upset but it paints a picture that is not supportive of your cause.

    You do raise a couple of good points about bluegrass, but I think that Krauss is noted for her sometime bluegrass affiliations and is generally considered country. However, she is a “crossover” artist therefore, a rarity that makes tons of money in both the country and pop markets. Hence all the boomer duets.

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