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Thread #74379   Message #1297688
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
15-Oct-04 - 06:34 AM
Thread Name: Bitching about the Mike Harding show
Subject: RE: Bitching about the Mike Harding show
I'm sure Mike does his best.

I don't know whether he gets told to play what he does.

I'm convinced its not really him. Its the whole situation thats gone tits up really. We have all these tv channels. Surely us lot should have one of them. if all these idiots making pornography can make a viable channel - surely all of us together should be able to support one decent radio station, and one tv channel.

What brought it home to me like being hit with a brick was when Roger Brooks died last year.... Many of us on the folk scene really loved Roger and his songs and yet he had gone his whole career never even getting on local folk radio. In my opimion he was the very best songwriter the folkscene produced in the 70's.

The same thing is happening now with Jack Hudson. It ain't right.

You can't lay it all at Mike Harding's door. he has the misfortune to be the face of folk music on the mighty institution, the BBC. he was a fine performer for many years on the folk scene, and if Paul weller's efforts seem to him to be of significance, well its not the end of the world.......it's folk Jim, but not as we know it.