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Thread #116775   Message #2512415
Posted By: matt milton
11-Dec-08 - 05:33 AM
Thread Name: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Subject: RE: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
I really don't think it's "gratuitous" to express disappointment at the very middle-of-the-road music made by almost all the acts presented at an awards show of a music that I love. If nobody points out that their music is (whisper it) boring, then they will continue to make boring music. Anyway, kids are more thick-skinned than they're given credit for and I don't think they should be patronized.

It would't be considered gratuitous to say such things about X Factor. The only difference is that folk music is supposed to be all nicey nicey and, in the UK, is a parochial scene in which you may well end up bumping into somebody you've dissed.