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Thread #141635 Message #3261381
Posted By: Silas
22-Nov-11 - 05:58 AM
Thread Name: BBc defends folk awards
Subject: RE: BBc defends folk awards
I don't have a problem with the awards as such - they do at least promote some of the best folk music to a wider than normal audience. What I do object to is giving people like Donovan (a person who has none nothing for the past 40 years)a lifetimes achievement award just to get bums on seats, when people who would really deserve an honour like that are passed over. It devalues the award.
I also don't like some of the tossers they get to present the awards - would love to know who picks these cretins out of the woodwork.