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Thread #60371   Message #966397
Posted By: GUEST,Lidy
12-Jun-03 - 07:12 AM
Thread Name: Petition - folk on BBC radio
Subject: RE: Petition - folk on BBC radio
I'll sign it- I'm not even in the area to hear it, but anything to get folk more airtime.
Also, has anyone noticed the BBC's current fling with folk? It reminds me of the seasons of showings they do, like when they get obsessed with the Asian community or Black London. It's trendy for a while, then it it's "covered" and they can move on. Well, just like the Asian community and the ethnic diversity in my beautiful city, music is there ALL THE TIME and develops and ebbs and flows and is constantly fascinating and wonderful. It's like, please, can't we just have a bit more consistency? I'd love to see a decent trad/world music show once a week, I'd happily video it if it was on at some sub-human hour... There's so much rubbish on that could just be removed from the schedules. I don't need another man to tell me how neutral colours will make my home more "saleable". If I haven't picked that up by now, I must be incredibly stupid. I don't need to watch the same history series repeated again. Why can't they just get a load of musicians to do what they do best on telly? Rant over. Now I'm going to write a letter to the same effect to the BBC.
Lidy