Joel Freimark hosts The Daily Guru, which is a simply produced talk show that gives recommendations and commentaries about musicians and songs, or anything along the music genre for that matter. In fact, it’s so simply produced that it’s boring. And I’m a massive music lover, always eager to learn more about this incredible art form. I, so badly, wanted to like this series.
Freimark clearly knows a ton of cool stuff about music and musicians. There is no problem with a lack of content in each episode. It’s that Freimark speaks a mile a second. Each episode is loaded with a ton of unnecessary hard cuts. And… there’s no music in the show. NO MUSIC!
Episode after episode, Freimark recommends song after song and he doesn’t give us even a tiny sample of the music for that song. I don’t understand why he doesn’t. It’s not like the musicians who own any of his recommended songs will come after him with breech of copyright. After all, he’s promoting them and recommending that his viewers listen and own these songs.
Once in a while, Freimark turns an episode into a history lesson about one musician or another. But no pictures of any of the musicians are inserted in the episodes. No music samples for any of the musicians are included either. Quelle surprise! All we get are hard, fast cuts of Freimark’s head and shoulders – cut after cut after cut, Freimark, Freimark, Freimark.
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I have to give this show a totally squashed pumpkin. In its current state, it’s unwatchable. But, it has potential to be a great show with a few tweaks in the production. Hopefully, the producers of this series will give it the minor changes The Daily Guru needs in order to be a decently watchable program.