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Thread #147580   Message #3422474
Posted By: GUEST
19-Oct-12 - 04:10 AM
Thread Name: Mark Radcliffe replaces Mike Harding-Radio 2 Folk
Subject: RE: Mark Radcliffe replaces Mike Harding-Radio 2 Folk
I've really tried to like Cerys Matthews show, even to the point of waking up early on Sundays on purpose, but I just find her squeaky airhead persona too annoying. It's lovely to hear somebody in the throes of enthusiastic discovery of folk and world music, but she needs a producer who knows their stuff and can stop her making so many terrible errors, as a balance. Reminds me of a Mike Harding show where he played a track by American singer songwriter Shawn Colvin and then said something about "a cracking track from the talented Mister Colvin". And it's pre-recorded. And they didn't even notice to do a re-take or blooper edit. He so obviously hadn't even bothered to listen to the track the producers were dropping in. So Mark Radcliff can't be any worse, just a different set of mistakes.