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Thread #142076 Message #3274697
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
16-Dec-11 - 07:13 AM
Thread Name: Folk awards FoI request denied
Subject: RE: Folk awards FoI request denied
well I've only just understood what the thread is about - seems a pity to close it down.
Still not totally sure why you're so worried about it.
I may be getting it wrong - but it seems to me that some people think that folk on radio should reflect the clubs, whereas in actual fact - its sort of adjunct of the recording industry/ entertainment industry/ agents of artists who gig small theatres.
In actual fact GSS (I respect you a lot) I think we just have to render unto Caesar what is Caesars. Nowadays things aren't too bad - we have the internet. Its no use craving what isn't up for grabs. I know the BBC's charter makes all sorts of promises, but look how far off the mark they are in lots of ways - its bound to be very contolled by middle and upper class English people who think that culture is just something that posh folk know about.