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Thread #74379   Message #1299087
Posted By: GUEST,Miskin Man
17-Oct-04 - 01:12 PM
Thread Name: Bitching about the Mike Harding show
Subject: RE: Bitching about the Mike Harding show
ok so far! I agree with everybody. and disagree with most!! I do not believe for one moment that poor old Mike gets to play only the tracks he likes. Thats why there are producers and researchers etc.He is a highly qualified and folk immersed front man, doing a very difficult job in the face of a constant tirade of abuse from the very people he is attempting to entertain. He has a great repertoire and some of his own songs are stunning. How many of those do we hear on the prog.? I would have given up ages ago. Just a quick clue to the content of the Nick Baraclough country show content could be in the title of the show!!
It is also of course Traditional that "we" complain about BBC folk output, surely you remember when "Country tried hard to meet Folk" and never quite did. The Beeb seem determined to indoctrinate us with country though ever since. It puts me in mind of another oxymoronic programme title" The organist entertains" but then I digress.
What relly annoys me is that with so little time for "our" folk music it is diluted by almost any pop, jazz or country track that can find an excuse to be included.
One answer of course is not to listen. Works for me most of the time! Instead have a listen to Frank Hennessey on Radio Wales - 3 yes three hours of mostly our music every week. With a show that long even I can bear the occasional "You shawt my dawg" song.
Best wishes all and be thankful that years ago Miskin was declared a Line Dance Free Zone. ( Tee Hee)