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Thread #147479   Message #3418221
Posted By: SteveMansfield
11-Oct-12 - 03:23 PM
Thread Name: Change at the BBC folk awards
Subject: RE: Change at the BBC folk awards
Have now read the article and it really is the same old bollocks as last year.

If I were a judge on the Folk Awards the first thing I'd insist on was anonymity, because otherwise your life up to the awards would be hell with all the relentless pestering from people with more marketing skills than talent, and your life afterwards would be hell either because @insert band name here @won or because @insert band name here@ didn't win.

Or maybe it all boils down to Ms Hartley #not# being a judge and therefore feeling she's not having her 'importance' in the folk world recognised?