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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pre-rock music lacking on Radio 2

I spotted this letter on the Guardian website and, as it is a subject near to the heart of myself and, hopefully, others who visit this site, I thought I'd draw it to Lance's attention.
The writer, Gerry Stonestreet, is spot on with his views related to the lack of pre-rock music on Radio 2.
He also produces a very interesting sounding magazine, In Tune International, more details of which can be found on the highlighted link.
Liz.
(not the 'Elisabeth' referred to in the letter.)

6 comments :

Lance said...

Thanks Liz, I totally agree with yourself and Gerry Stonestreet. The BBC has, gradually over the past few years, got rid of quality popular music. Apart from Malcolm Laycock's show I think we all miss Russell Davies' Sunday afternoon program to mention but one.
Likewise TV - very little jazz or QPM is ever shown on BBC mainstream channels.

Roly said...

I think Laycock's show is now finished. Quite an acrimonious departure with Laycock complaining about pressure to change the direction of his music choice.
They're all paranoid about losing their audience ratings. Music catering for the masses is all that matters.
Roly

Lance said...

How would Radio 3 listeners take it if the BBC didn't play any pre-Stockhausen music?
Thank goodness for live music - how was Boston Spa, Roly?

Roly said...

Boston Spa was good thanks Lance.
Very enjoyable.
I think I'll stick a CD on and have a nice listen to some Bix turned up extra loud to convert the neighbours to jazz.
Roly

Lance said...

Roly - if YOU haven't converted your neighbours to jazz by now I don't think Bix will manage it!

Roly said...

True. The lad next door plays endless rap music and thinks Bix is a chocolate digestive. But I have to listen to his stuff wafting out of the bedroom window so he can have a good dose of Ostrich Walk.
Roly

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