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Thread #74379   Message #1297520
Posted By: GUEST
15-Oct-04 - 12:09 AM
Thread Name: Bitching about the Mike Harding show
Subject: RE: Bitching about the Mike Harding show
about 4-5 years ago i was getting back into folk
after a gap of about 20 years.
I was glad to discover a regular BBC radio show
to help me rediscover what i'd been missing
and catch up with new artists..
but, had reservations when i discovered the host
was mike harding..
i had no real choice but to give him the benefit of the doubt,
so listened to his show for a couple of months
before i could'nt stand him any longer
and gave up..
He used to be a sh*te comedian..
still is.. and is an equally sh*te
folk presenter..
I simply tired of his facile 'celebrity personality'
style of presentation that seemed to be considered
more of an entertainment priority
than the musical content of the shows..
and was even more angered by his habit
of talking over live session recordings..
I cant stand mike ****ing harding..
folk music is tainted by association with the ****..
thank you for reading..