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Thread #56485   Message #889583
Posted By: Dave Wynn
13-Feb-03 - 12:34 PM
Thread Name: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
The whole awards thing appears to me to be flawed. Minority selected voters ridicules any pretext of genuine democracy. So we are fed the results and applaud like seals.

I happen to think some of the "winners" were well deserved but nontheless still selected for us not by us. What gives us the right to select award winners?...well I buy the product , study and practise the genre. I feel a vote should be resonable to ask for.

The practice of selecting the "folk club of the year" is also strange whereby selected artists are asked to vote for their most popular club. So who wins..The little folk club that has been running for thirty years raising many generations of people in the genre or the big club that pays top dollar (or pound stirling).

Why have the awards in any case...I never see awards for plumber of the radiator fittment.....up and coming young mechanic.

Perhaps ego needs a lot of food