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Old 09-14-2005, 09:35 PM   #46
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A thought just ocurred to me after I sent the last post. The Canadian cabinet just approved the start of Sirius Canada, which will need to have a number of Canadian produced channels. I'm just wondering if one of those channels will be a folk channel? I say this because folk music is quite popular in Canada.
An interesting thought, but if my sources are correct, at least 50% of the content on every Canadian channel has to originate in Canada.

So if they decide to have a folk channel, we'll either be stuck listening to a lot of obscure Canadian folk artists--or we'll get beat to death with the better known ones like Gordon Lightfoot and Joni Mitchell.

IMO we aren't going to get a good folk channel out of this Canadian deal. But let's hope for the best.
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Old 09-14-2005, 09:43 PM   #47
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Don't forget Leonard Cohen, Ian Tyson, Ferron, Lucie Blue Trembley, Natalie MacMasters, etc. etc. I'd love to be able to hear Canadian folk music -- that and being able to receive CBC would be wonderful, to me.
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I would love to have a station with such artists as Elliott Smith, Low, Azure Ray, Nick Cave, Red House Painters.. etc. Anyone know where these guy's can be played?
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Old 09-15-2005, 12:50 AM   #49
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Don't forget Leonard Cohen, Ian Tyson, Ferron, Lucie Blue Trembley, Natalie MacMasters, etc. etc. I'd love to be able to hear Canadian folk music -- that and being able to receive CBC would be wonderful, to me.
I'll pass. I sure don't want to give up any of the current American channels to listen to the people you listed. And I'm willing to bet the overwhelming majority of subscribers are with me on that.
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Old 09-15-2005, 07:24 AM   #50
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I would love to have a station with such artists as Elliott Smith, Low, Azure Ray, Nick Cave, Red House Painters.. etc. Anyone know where these guy's can be played?
You might hear Elliott Smith on LOC; but the sort of station you want unfortunately isn't on either satellite service. If you can listen at a computer, though, check out the Melancholia channel on Radio@AOL, it's exactly like you describe. LOC is very narrow and the slower/folkier indie artists are among the most ignored.
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Old 09-15-2005, 03:40 PM   #51
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Don't forget Leonard Cohen, Ian Tyson, Ferron, Lucie Blue Trembley, Natalie MacMasters, etc. etc. I'd love to be able to hear Canadian folk music -- that and being able to receive CBC would be wonderful, to me.
I'll pass. I sure don't want to give up any of the current American channels to listen to the people you listed. And I'm willing to bet the overwhelming majority of subscribers are with me on that.
Well, you can say that no channel on either Sirius or XM appeal to the majority of listeners, that's not the point. They should have at least one channel that really appeals to nearly every potential customer, which would be a reason to purchase for that customer. Even though the one that makes me buy and the one that makes you buy are likely to be different, they should both be there.

To add to the list above, Canadian folk artists they could play that also come to mind are Garnet Rodgers (and his late brother Stan), and Ellen McElwain. Of course that's only 50% of the artists they can play, the other 50% can be American, British, Irish, Australian, French, or anyone else.
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Old 09-16-2005, 05:07 AM   #52
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Companies that try to please everybody usually end up pleasing almost nobody. They can't be all things to all people.

A handful of obscure Canadian folkies isn't going to bring in even enough Canadians to make the channel viable. A better idea would be a weekly three hour show featuring Canadian folkies, on one of the Canadian channels.
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I just found out this morning that the Dahma Cafe will live on. A friend of mine had an e-mail exchange with The Kennedys, where they indicated that the program will move to Disorder, and will be on Saturday and Sunday mornings. I don't know if that means Sunday will be an original show or a repeat, or if they'll be changing the music mix to be more in line with that channel.
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I'll pass. I sure don't want to give up any of the current American channels to listen to the people you listed. And I'm willing to bet the overwhelming majority of subscribers are with me on that.
I'm surprised you wouldn't listen to any of those artists since you're posting on a folk music board.
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On today's show The Kennedys announced that when they go to Disorder the show will be 10 AM - 1PM on Saturday, and 11 PM - 2 PM on Sunday, and that the Sunday show will not be a repeat, it will be new material.
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Jandek, thats exactly where I learned to enjoy those artists, on Meloncolia. That's why I bought Sirius for a staion like that. COuld not be so lucky I guess. When I saw that XM took over radio on aol I was freaked oout that they did away with it. Everytime I turn on the Pc it is the first thing on. Take care ---zen-->
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Old 09-18-2005, 04:16 AM   #57
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I'm surprised you wouldn't listen to any of those artists since you're posting on a folk music board.
This is a thread about folk music, not a board.

I'll be glad to give them a listen. However, they don't need their own channel. Give them a weekly 2 hour program on one of the existing channels.
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Old 09-18-2005, 03:30 PM   #58
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I spoke to Michael Tearson this morning at the South Jersey Heart Walk, and he told me about some of the changes to FolkTown. (Sorry, haven't had much of a chance to keep up with the forums recently).

Here's what I can remember:
The Bob Dylan Radio Hour is going to [may? can't remember] move to one of the classic rock stations. [Probably 14-16 somewhere would be my guess (Early, later or deeper classic rock.)]

The new stream will be "jockless", aka no SJ's. I have no idea what's going to happen to Buddy Cage or Paul Cavalconte. I assume Emily Antone will pick up other duties at Sirius.

The Dharma Cafe will move to Sirius Disorder (Much like Celtic Crush did). It's also going to be shortened to 3 hours.
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The Dharma Cafe will move to Sirius Disorder (Much like Celtic Crush did). It's also going to be shortened to 3 hours.
As I noted in a previous post, The Kennedys themselves told me that the Dharma Cafe will be two three hour shows each week, on Sat and Sun. No, he Sunday show will not be a repeat, according to them.
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Old 09-20-2005, 03:45 AM   #60
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In the meantime, a good source for on-line folk music (at least when they’re not in a pedge period) is http://www.wumb.org. Please consider joining if you become a regular listener after Sept 29 (Interestingly a few days after the Boston Folk Festival sponsored by WUMB). Another source is http://www.hober.com.
I was going to suggest Hober but you beat me to it. One of my reasons for getting satellite radio was that I liked hearing Hober so much but it was too taxing on my internet connection (dial-up - and can't be upgraded in my area). I still like Hober way better than Folktown. Folktown actually plays a lot of classic folk - more than I want to hear. I’d like to hear more ethnic folk music.

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Don't forget Leonard Cohen, Ian Tyson, Ferron, Lucie Blue Trembley, Natalie MacMasters, etc. etc. I'd love to be able to hear Canadian folk music -- that and being able to receive CBC would be wonderful, to me.
I’m with you, Beesong. I would also very much like to hear Cape Breton music. Much more than the majority of the music that Folktown played. Hopefully that’s what one of the Canadian channels will bring me.

I couldn't care less how many people my dream station would draw. As long as it gets to me, I’m happy. I’m so tired of this lowest common denominator blah that passes for niche music on SIrius. I'm headed for XM. Their World channel is pretty cool, and I like what I hear in general better than what I've heared during my six months at Sirius.
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