Mudcat Café message #2226019 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #107389   Message #2226019
Posted By: George Papavgeris
01-Jan-08 - 04:41 AM
Thread Name: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
Subject: RE: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
My suspicions seem to be confirmed. I have no problem with SS trying to make a living, good luck to him, and he is better than many I have paid to see in the past. Last year I enjoyed him more, second year running the novelty had worn off.

My issue is with Jools or his producers who are supposed to be putting together a classy show (and many times it is classy indeed), but then for New Years Eve they are prepared to feed us mediocrity. And the fact that I was well into my malt by that time, Villan, should be no excuse; it didn't stop me noticing the difference.

It smacks of dumbing down; "wow, this guy is GOOD, we know because we tell you so, you dumbass viewers, so suck it up and praise me for being so avant-garde, because you're not likely to know any better".

Ah, well. It was a Victor Meldrew moment for me. It passed. Happy New Year to all!