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Thread #141635   Message #3261404
Posted By: Vic Smith
22-Nov-11 - 06:57 AM
Thread Name: BBc defends folk awards
Subject: RE: BBc defends folk awards
Les wrote:-
"The awards seem to bring some kind of 'folk music' to a wider audience. Who can be against that?"

The problem with that, Les, is the words some kind. Take the "Lifetime Award", How many times has it been given to a tired, past it American performer who just happen to be in the UK at the time?

What about the self-seeking "personalities" who are trundled out to present the awards? Would you say they are there because of their love of folk music or because it will give them publicity in various media?

I wonder why the "Folk Club Of The Year" award was removed a few years back. I reckon that it was because it was just that little bit more transparently ridiculous than the rest of the silly circus.

It is a stupid game and I don't want to play it.