I look forward to the Media 7 debate tonight.
Russell: is the 54 minute slot for Media 7 to be shared with The Ad Show every week?
Do you honestly think radio will still be around in 20 years time ?
I will bet you $100 that it will be. You can collect from my estate, if I am proven wrong and not around to deliver ;-)
Radio is ideally suited to ordinary days and extraordinary days. I suspect my prized Sony wind-up radio will be very handy in an emergency.
Oh god. I feel so feeble-minded. Sorry.
This conversation has been so fast and furious, misinterpretation is quite likely. I have already misremembered. I don't recall another recent thread which has attracted this level of response and views.
Hey, that's *my* soul station, Geoff! I am brandishing my brick from the Stax building as we speak.
Grovel, grovel. I will beat myself over the head with a stack of student essays. Of course it is!! I could send you my ticket stub from the Al Green concert as an act of contrition.
Geoff, as a Media Studies expert, what do you think of the Facebook phenomenon of Save Radio NZ.
Hmm. "Expert' Never did like that word. I think FB can prove its worth in such times but I wonder what political impact it might be having. Certainly the comments on FB have not been of the same calibre as the commentaries here.
I know it's me but I'm buggered if I can find that comment.
Gio: it is back there, as a general refrain. I just don't want to personalise things, when it is the ideas which are so important here.
Well put, Ben. I have been persuaded by some--but not all of the cases being put forward here. Privately, I still think there is something wrong (and a wee bit arrogant) about privileging one music genre over another. Nevertheless, publically I would most probably defend the continuing existence of Concert FM if it is shown to be serving a public godo, its demise would cause great concern, people would be out of a job etc. As a compromise position, I would also support sensitive and appropriate underwriting or commercial sponsorship.
Who said that?
I was attempting to avoid naming names but Jan Farr did so some time back, and other less explicitly.
. I'd still ask you to be less vague in terms of the specific Duttonish claims made here.
Just in terms of some of the judgements being made about cultural value/cultural capital (evoking Bourdieu) eg classical music is 'serious'. So, the rest is what? If we were truly egalitarian, should we not also be calling bfm to be fully funded, Sofie's soul music station to hit the airwaves (I would be an avid listener), a station for children's music etc etc?
Feel free to be less vague.
Y'all don't know Denis Dutton? The Univ of Canterbury self-appointed guardian of all that is Great and Good in culture--and a pox upon what might be popular and cheerful and ephemeral. He is also great at personalising attacks, rather than engaging with ideas. I once was accused by him of being 'envious' because I dared criticise the hoo-haa around the America's Cup.
Meanwhile, while we all play this "shoot-at-the-evil-Ludwig-van-Beethoven" shell game, the actual elites (Sony, TimeWarner, etc. etc.) get away with handing us our culture
Agreed, but that is not to say that a number of major labels selling classical recordings are also part of these conglomerates.
High culture assumptions about entitlement, class and privilege should be as open to investigation as are the shortcomings of crass commercialism. There is a rather worrying Denis Duttonish view of the world creeping into some of the judgements being made hee.