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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Robert supports saving BBC 6

As posted on the Joy of 6 website, and mentioned at BBC News (Thanks Danny):

"RADIO 6 IS AN IMPORTANT, VIBRANT AND INNOVATIVE RADIO STATION LISTENED TO AND LOVED BY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PASSIONATE MUSIC FANS. IT IS ONE OF THE FEW WAYS - IF NOT THE ONLY WAY - FOR MUSICIANS NEW AND OLD UNWILLING OR UNABLE TO CONFORM TO ANY DULL NOTIONAL MAINSTREAM TO BE HEARD BY A NATIONAL AUDIENCE. IT CAN AND DOES PLAY SONGS FROM MANY DIFFERENT GENRES AND DECADES, CHALLENGING AND ENTERTAINING THE LISTENER IN EQUAL MEASURE.

I HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED THE BBC SHOULD OFFER REAL CHOICE IN HONORING ITS SEMINAL MISSION STATEMENT - TO EDUCATE, INFORM AND ENTERTAIN - UNDERSTANDING THAT THIS MAY AT TIMES REQUIRE IT TO ACT MORE AS A PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTER THAN A COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE. IF THE CORPORATION GETS RID OF RADIO 6 IT WILL BE GUILTY OF REDUCING REAL CHOICE, AND OF ACTIVELY ENCOURAGING THE LITERALLY STUPEFYING GROWTH OF A DISMAL HOMOGENEOUS X-DRIVEL CULTURE.

KEEP RADIO 6 ALIVE! - Robert Smith (The Cure)

18 comments:

  1. Robert is otherwise very intelligent and a great writer, but oh-my-god i would take him 1000 times more seriously if he stopped the ridiculous all-caps habit. It corrupts and distracts from every single thing he writes.

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  2. Caps or no caps, the man is spot on.

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  3. Right on, Bob, you straight them out.

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  4. I think his caps lock quirk is hilariously endearing haha :P

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  5. Oki, what exactly is x-drivel?

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  6. Robert pretty much owns the CAPS LOCK post now through stubbornly refusing to give in to the howls of those who doth protest too much.

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  7. x drivel...read Simon Cowell Z factor/Britain 's got no talent etc and all the blandness(euphemism) that we are being fed here in the UK..Can't comment on what's abroad, but i am sure it's the same thing everywhere..

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  8. Give him a break! He's been playing rock music since the mid 70s, if he's shouting he probably doesn't realize it.

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  9. hahaha i love how you can go to the Joy of 6 website and they just keep the quote all in caps there. so silly.

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  10. Bowie's told them & now (finally) Bob's told them. The BBC has to listen now!

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  11. I like the "NOTIONAL" :)

    I hope these lyrics are on the new album !!

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  12. CAPS LOCK IS JUST ANOTHER MAKE-UP

    (I meant no disrespect Master Sith)

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  13. @Jason, when Bowie speaks mortals tremble... governments fall, and it rains candy. At least in the world I want to live in...

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  14. Then we share the same hope for an ideal world J!

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  15. Well said, Robert. Publicly funded radio is sucking nowadays in Canada, too. Bloody CBC Radio 2 just airs bad Canadian pop. No more classical music most of the day.

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  16. Thanks Bobert for summing that up so much more eloquently than I could...

    6 Music is the only station I can bare to listen to...some of the things played on there have had a huge impact on me.

    Getting rid of it will be a huge mistake...you'll lose the one outlet for genuinely good new music left.

    You've killed Top of The Pops..don't ruin this for us too...plleeeeaassee.

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