I am not anybodies enemy however I reserve the right to air my own views regarding things I consider to be out of order. As I think people have a right to use a Mudcat name but not to hide anything were their opinion might suspect because it hides a financial or other self-interest.
A declaration of members interests so that your views are taken in context of his or her own interests especially when that member seeks to gain from his or her views.
Dave Kidman has already made a fine attempt at an apology and I was hoping he had learned his lesson. Not everyone will be aware that he is a prolific reviewer of Albums in fact the last time I read a copy of Folk Roundabout all reviews were by Dave Kidman unless stated otherwise. Now I am and never have had any right or the skill, I am Dyslexic, to have any issue with content of his reviews. If they were poor then the editor should not have published them. However as the same reviews then find there way to every other Folk Publication I do think that the opinions of others should appear. How many times do I want to pay to read the same review?
Don't go getting upset Dave I also think that the owner of B Sky B has too much influence as he also owns most of the News papers. I'm also very wary of Richard Branson (who has just sold Virgin TV to B Sky B) and as he made his money selling record out of the back of a Mini Van until Tubular Bells made him more money than Mike Oldfield allegedly.
I use the Mudcat Name Tyke because it is what people are called who are from Yorkshire! Not because I have anything to do with the Folk Magazine Tykes News although I was and described myself as the paper boy distributing Tykes News for over twenty years. I could have used the name given to me by a certain Gordon Tyrral The Radio Ham referring to my work for the BBC Radio's Folk Network. I do nether of the above mention things now, which make me a lot happier when it comes to being asked to MC at a Festival or take a booking. Why because the reason I have been asked is because of those talents and not for any other perceived reason.
Don't get upset Dave this was prompted by another post to this thread just use your name to show which hat you have on that's all.