Could I point out that this thread's topic is about the demo which was staged OUTSIDE the venue for the Folk Awards and about saving the FOLKWAVES programme, which was cancelled with short notice before Christmas. Personal pet peeves about what should or should not have won,what should or should not be the subject of an awards event,how people introduce their performances, their own websites or indeed about personality disorders are exceedingly well off topic and have nothing to do with it. If people want to post on this thread, could they restrict their chat to that?? It is a subject which is felt strongly about by many people, and these conversations and peeves are completely divorced from it. There is, after all, as WAV himself has pointed out, another thread for reflections about the awards. Go post there???