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« on: August 10, 2019, 09:06:02 PM »
I have just spent the last hour listening to my local BBC Introducing show on BBC Radio silent and must say that the vast majority of it was absolutely shite of the highest order. The quality of the songs on this forum is vastly superior to anything I've heard tonight.  Keep it up guys  :)


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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 09:33:12 PM »
Hi John, I have sent a few songs to the BBC uploader which have had great feedback on here and elsewhere. But no plays on the radio.

When I was younger in a couple of bands, then radio play came a lot easier, including John Peel, Radio 1, plays and a session, and back then I didn't really care about local radio plays. These days I would love to be played just once on my local stations, Radio Lancashire and Radio Merseyside.

In my BBC Inroducing profile I admit that I am an older musician these days. And in these times of equal opportunity I don't think that should matter if I am submitting some decent tunes. But I have now reached the conclusion, due to positive feedback elsewhere, but the Introducing door slammed shut, that BBC Introducing is ageist - and I can't see how this sits well with BBC's otherwise equal opportunity ethos. But despite the poor quality of many songs they play on the Introducing shows I feel that even if I wrote the best song of the century they wouldn't pick it up - because in their eyes I am just not cool and am over the hill. (Although they do play a lot a good stuff too to be fair.)

Yeah, well I also know it's natural for the young to replace the old, circle of life and all that. But in historic times old musical troubadours sang on in their villages and towns until they dropped. Age did not come into it. And it inspires me to see on here, for instance, quite a few older guys and girls practicing on in mid life and beyond because music is so very much part of their nature, despite their age.

So F... you, BBC Introducing, you ageist fascists if you ever read this! :)

Thanks John, glad I got that off my chest :)


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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 09:50:25 PM »
Where I live we are lucky to have "public" radio networks with many local stations. In my state there is a weekly show called "HomeBrew" where they play songs by anyone with a connection to the state, regardless of age--born here, lived here for awhile, went to school here. They play my songs once in a while. Got played a week ago, in fact, first time in several weeks, I think. I often miss the show. I have to catch it online, as I'm not close enough to the station to pick it up on radio.