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Thread #161498 Message #3840549
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
21-Feb-17 - 04:23 PM
Thread Name: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
Subject: RE: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
And the folk establishment is SO bloody smarmy, middle class and offensive.. at major festivals you see them smarming over some young puppy, whose parent played the third yoyo on the 60's folkscene. Totally forgiving their lack of talent, stage presence, instrumental ability, preparedness to perform....and generally pissing away the creative opportunity that should have gone to someone far more dedicated.
If you haven't noticed this. You're blind.
I can't even remember who said that now but it smacks of someone who has been disregarded by those that he or she sees as the 'folk establishment'. It denigrates the thousands of people who put their heart and soul into running folk clubs and festivals, for no reward only get this type of comment in return. Whoever you are, you ought to be ashamed of yourself. Or. to put it more succinctly, fuck off and look to why your so called 'talents' have not got you more air tome at festivals and folk clubs.