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Thread #107389   Message #2226601
Posted By: GUEST,Jim Clark aka vidlad at youtube
02-Jan-08 - 07:23 AM
Thread Name: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
Subject: RE: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
Like so much on the mostly vacuous mediocre Jules Hollands shows i'm afraid SS is a classic case of "The kings new clothes" i'm sorry to say that impersonating a tramp with a beaten up 3 string guitar can get you a long way if you happen to have an American accent and a bit of gaul in Scandinavia,but it doesnt make you a bluesman i'm afraid.Giving this tuneless pretentious guitar thrasher airtime on national television when their is an an ocean of superb acoustic acts out there who would sell their mother to the gypsies to be given just one spot in their careers on primetime television is in this day and age where you can research a wealth of fine musical talent without leaving the house these days via youtube etc is either lazy,misguided,corrupt,or just plain incompetant. You only need to take a look at my vidlad channel at youtube to know that there are better acts than a pretender like SS to fill 10 minutes of television time with inbetween the trash rock served up on this abysmal show,alas most of his audience who no doubt think the X Factor is a talent show are never likely to notice the difference between pretence and talent.

Videolocaly yours

Jim Clark aka vidlad at youtube

acoustic musicians and poets living and reincarnated digitaly at youtube