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Thread #107389   Message #2246001
Posted By: George Papavgeris
27-Jan-08 - 06:24 AM
Thread Name: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
Subject: RE: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
Oh, goody, now you can explain it to me! :-) Seriously though, and I know I have not explained myself 100% clearly, I think this is to do with my hating being "talked down to" by the media generally. Even BBC News is dumbed down ridiculously nowadays. And when TV presenters tell me that I should like something because they know best, I get into my Victor Meldrew mode, as Vanessa calls it.

I don't think much of JH as a musician, but for years I have grudgingly accepted that he does put on his show some very good and eclectic acts, both new and from the past. His is one of the few programmes I know on UK's TV that somehow tries to be mature and does not resort to Pop Idol or X Factor-type tricks to whip up an audience's frenzy or promote unthinking adoration of the latest musical celebrity. I guess I am more demanding of JH's programme than of the rest of the trash they serve us, and more critical because of it too. His intro to the second appearance of SSS(which I now sadly don't remember) riled me therefore, and I wanted to get to the bottom of it.

I am pleased that I unwittingly unleashed an opportunity for some excellent and informative posts. It's been a good thread to monitor.