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Is Cambridge ff a victim of BBC oddness?

GUEST 02 Jul 12 - 12:31 PM
GUEST,Folknacious 02 Jul 12 - 12:48 PM
Paul Davenport 02 Jul 12 - 12:54 PM
GUEST,Howard Jones 02 Jul 12 - 01:59 PM
GUEST,leeneia 02 Jul 12 - 02:09 PM
GUEST 02 Jul 12 - 02:23 PM
John MacKenzie 02 Jul 12 - 02:27 PM
Richard Bridge 02 Jul 12 - 04:01 PM
Tootler 02 Jul 12 - 04:10 PM
GUEST,matt milton 03 Jul 12 - 05:48 AM
GUEST,matt milton 03 Jul 12 - 05:51 AM
John MacKenzie 03 Jul 12 - 06:40 AM
GUEST,Folknacious 03 Jul 12 - 07:17 AM
Jim Carroll 03 Jul 12 - 09:02 AM
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Subject: Is Cambridge ff a victim of BBC oddness?
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jul 12 - 12:31 PM

http://theglamourcave.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/is-cambridge-folk-festival-victim-of.html

The Cambridge folk fest will probably be taking place without a headline sponsor this year. Is it the victim of BBC capriciousness?


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Subject: RE: Is Cambridge ff a victim of BBC oddness?
From: GUEST,Folknacious
Date: 02 Jul 12 - 12:48 PM

Maybe the BBC already sponsors its quota of dreadful old American has-beens via the Folk Awards.


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Subject: RE: Is Cambridge ff a victim of BBC oddness?
From: Paul Davenport
Date: 02 Jul 12 - 12:54 PM

The BBC has a corporate idea of folk music. The BBC is hopelessly misguided in its ideas. The BBC is also, unfortunately one of the main arbiters of popular taste. So that's why the BBC should be avoided at all times. Folk music is about ordinary people, not those who are part of the weirdly incestuous world of the BBC. Aaaaaaaand?relax.


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Subject: RE: Is Cambridge ff a victim of BBC oddness?
From: GUEST,Howard Jones
Date: 02 Jul 12 - 01:59 PM

I suspect the BBC's already spent every penny on its Olympic coverage. However all corporate sponsors change the beneficiaries from time to time, there's no need to read anything sinister into it.


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Subject: RE: Is Cambridge ff a victim of BBC oddness?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Jul 12 - 02:09 PM

"American has-beens"

One day I decided that the term "has-been" was invented by a young person jealous that an older performer has fans who remain loyal instead of switching allegiance to his own, young, unwrinkled, wonderful, wonderful self.


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Subject: RE: Is Cambridge ff a victim of BBC oddness?
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jul 12 - 02:23 PM


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Subject: RE: Is Cambridge ff a victim of BBC oddness?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Jul 12 - 02:27 PM

Well at the age of 69, I don't fit your profile leenia.
However, I applaud Folknacious' post. While he/she overstates the point for comic effect, there is an awful lot of truth in what was said.


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Subject: RE: Is Cambridge ff a victim of BBC oddness?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 02 Jul 12 - 04:01 PM

Yes.


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Subject: RE: Is Cambridge ff a victim of BBC oddness?
From: Tootler
Date: 02 Jul 12 - 04:10 PM

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn


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Subject: RE: Is Cambridge ff a victim of BBC oddness?
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 05:48 AM

the article suggests that the reason the BBC might no longer be a sponsor is that it would inevitably end up with lots of TV footage featuring banners of The Co-Op (the previous sponsors).

I doubt that is the reason: the BBC shows Glastonbury and plenty of other festivals that are awash with banners of sponsors (O2, Orange etc etc). And, as someone else points out on the thread, with sporting event coverage, there's always tons of banners.


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Subject: RE: Is Cambridge ff a victim of BBC oddness?
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 05:51 AM

...but also, I'd challenge the article's contention that it's a shame that Cambridge Folk Festival has lost its major sponsor, the Co-op.

While of course it is a shame that the folk fest will not have as much money, it is ultimately a shame that ANY festival has to rely on ANY sponsorship at all. Believe it or not, there are some festivals out there that get by without sponsorship from business.


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Subject: RE: Is Cambridge ff a victim of BBC oddness?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 06:40 AM

I'm pretty sure that Ken Wollard who used to run it, was the entertainments officer for Cambridge Council, and that they paid for the whole event.
Sponsorship is like a crutch, if you don't learn to walk without it, you are totally knackered if it's taken away without warning.


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Subject: RE: Is Cambridge ff a victim of BBC oddness?
From: GUEST,Folknacious
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 07:17 AM

One day I decided that the term "has-been" was invented by a young person jealous that an older performer has fans who remain loyal

In this case it was directly inspired by watching Don MacLean on the red button at this year's Folk Awards, and Buffy Sainte-Marie at Cambridge a couple of years ago. They would surely have sorely tested the patience of any residual loyal fan.


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Subject: RE: Is Cambridge ff a victim of BBC oddness?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 09:02 AM

"there is an awful lot of truth in what was said."
"Yes."
Seconded
Jim Carroll


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