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Thread #60950   Message #978874
Posted By: GUEST
08-Jul-03 - 05:33 AM
Thread Name: Jim Moray- new face of folk? BBC R4 now
Subject: RE: Jim Moray- new face of folk? BBC R4 now
Well Miss Moneypenny - that's enough to put me right off him. What a tirade! You sound even more sneery than the sneerers.
The degree comment was (originally) a comment about a degree in folk, not degrees in general - and was presumably an ironic throwaway comment.
Yes, some people are giving adverse comment, but there's plenty there who are complimentary too. I suspect same would apply for any artist - some will like them and some won't.
It is not Jim per se that has made us "question the way folk is performed" and "look to see how many young people there are". These are issues that arise regularly in the threads.
Not everyone is going to like him, and you can't make them. Haranguing people is not likely to make anyone give him another listen. I think Jim can be pretty happy with the vast number of people who do enjoy and appreciate what he does - he doesn't need anyone to tell us what to think of him. Your first paragraph is particularly patronising.