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Thread #116775   Message #2510237
Posted By: Harmonium Hero
08-Dec-08 - 05:52 PM
Thread Name: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Subject: RE: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Well, I've just listened to Lavender Man, and I can't see the link with folk music, apart from it having words and a tune. Incidentally, it states on the top of the page that the music is soul/acoustic/funk. Doesn't mention folk.
I'll tell you what pisses me off about these awards: it's the same as the Xfactor/Popstar etc stuff on the telly. The winners are selected from the entrants. "Bleedin' obvious", I hear you say. Point is, the candidates are self-selected. I'll never win Xfactor, 'cos I ain't putting my name forward. Whether I'd get anywhere doesn't even come into it. I could enter myself for next year's Young Folk Awards - on the same basis as the above suggestion about the Halle Orchestra. If it doesn't have to be folk music, then why should I have to be young? I'm asking this as a serious question.
John Kelly.