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darcysarto

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Eat That! BBC Music
« on: October 08, 2014, 09:26:29 PM »
I was going to have a rant about the BBC's latest PR campaign, which has been described as a 'love letter from the BBC to music' (WTFFFFFF.  Sorry, just channeling Malcolm Tucker) which has been trailed, tweeted, facebooked, trailed some more, tweeted, tweeted, trailed with such subtlety I thought that at some point before 8pm yesterday we licence payers were going to be issued with orange jumpsuits and forcibly restrained in front of a TV, a radio, a PC, tablet and mobile phone synchronously, so we could all experience BBC-boarding.

Ad agency Karmarama have been working on it for two years apparently, one assumes that's the same 2 years in which they've cut back on local radio programming and staff, cut journalist posts, announced the planned cuts to BBC 3, or perhaps I'm getting confused with a different two years?

Don't get me wrong, music on the BBC is fantastic, the Radio 1 off-peak stuff, 6Music, Radio 3, local radio's Introducing stuff.  And of course on TV there's all those series of Jools Holland.

But I just don't get the need for this.  As the Grauniad intimated, the message was clear a none too subtle message: keep writing the cheque.

Anyway, I was going to have a bit of a rant until I heard PM, doing one of the many things the BBC do best, without the need for jumpsuits or restraints.



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Re: Eat That! BBC Music
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2014, 09:13:28 PM »
Yes, thankgod for Eddie Mair taking the absurd and expensive pomp and pretence and arrogance out of the sails of the rather stupid twits who came up with this idiocy. I really would like to see those people sacked a
and replaced by journalists..but that will need a proper management?


The whole point is that the "BBC Muzak "should be looking at new and exciting music and giving a platform for that or even just reviewing their flipping playlists, which are conflicting with commercial stations. This promotion has been very embarrassing and makes the BBC look like a joke  when they are trying to save money and gain respect.

I know that you said that Darcy, but I wanted to rant with you!

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Re: Eat That! BBC Music
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2014, 02:14:58 PM »

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Re: Eat That! BBC Music
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2014, 07:34:17 PM »
Glad that we are not alone, here Darcy. And welcome to Jesse Jay! (respect that she refused to play along)

This was an example of what is the very worst at the BBC, some self entitling ,self absorbing arrogance that feels that it is entitled to use the licence fee as a personal fund. That is no longer the case when journalists are being cut and basic services are being networked. Reality check is needed.

Perhaps "BBC Muzak" should be concerning itself with introducing new bands. BBC Introducing is suffering badly because it has to occupy a Saturday night slot, to enable Mark Forrest music and conversation to take place. across all local radio There is wide evidence that suggests that this is inhibiting the introduction of new music, listening figures are down and the bands that might appear midweek are of course gigging at the weekend.

Meanwhile in the hours of the early evenings to late evenings Mark Forrest plays a commercial playlist. Some of the programs that replaced (apart from BBC Introducing )were music programs that  were quite specialist music programs serving the public that the BBC is paid to do.

It is an insult to those programs and the listeners that "BBC Muzak" spent millions on  this celeb based selfie. So a few ego maniac execs could get their untalented rocks off. Still angry!!

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Re: Eat That! BBC Music
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2014, 08:34:27 PM »
It is an insult to those programs and the listeners that "BBC Muzak" spent millions on  this celeb based selfie. So a few ego maniac execs could get their untalented rocks off. Still angry!!

I'm guessing Tiger that God Only Knows is the kind of thing that happens when these people put their individual heads together to see if anything happens...

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