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Thread #116775 Message #2512423
Posted By: GUEST,Tom Bliss
11-Dec-08 - 05:43 AM
Thread Name: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Subject: RE: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
But Matt - you're missing the point. The BBC IS middle of the road. That's whole its purpose and remit. It needs to be as inclusive as it can possibly be, because of who is paying the bill. (Ok there is room for minorities and we need to lobby hard for good representation thereof, but we're not going to get it with comments like the ones above - the BBC read this too, you know).
All they've done is find some fantastic young artists from different sub-genres across a genre of music they choose (correctly) to call folk, and run a great show with full credit to all concerned.
Now, you have every right to say YOU FEEL it's boring. But it's just rude to say it IS boring. Can you see the difference? Stating opinions without tact or manners is never helpful, and usually just gets people's backs up - to the detriment of you argument.
How would you feel if a young relative of yours was referred to in the terms used above, when all they'd done was be absolutely brilliant? Do you see what I mean?