I suppose you lot think I’ve got nothing better to do than trawl the internet looking for links. So what of it? Well besides the usual suspects here are a few nuggets of binary goodness for you to savour…
Time Has Told Me:
“John Peel Presents Top Gear album (BBC REC 52S) issued in 1969
and comprising selected sessions from his “Top Gear” radio show.”
DE SAYS: Includes scans of the BBC vinyl.
“For this project I’m going to center on John Peel’s Festive Fifties and other (predominantly American) best-ofs from the 1980-90s. Generally, the Festive Fifty will come mid-week, and another list from the same year will follow by the end of the week. That’s what I’m aiming for, at least. The first two posts will be Festive Fifties 1978 and 1979, and other lists will commence with 1980 in the next week.”
DE SAYS: Consists of several mp3′s – not the actual radio archive.
If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger, There’d Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats
“And now, If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger . . . kicks off its New Year’s Eve John Peel extravaganza”
DE SAYS: Scroll down the page to find numerous downloads including: Tim Buckley, Syd Barrett, The Adverts, Billy Bragg, The Smiths and links to a couple of tv programmes featuring John on YouTube
Sound of the Suburbs:
“30 years of listening to Peel and reading NME , or as my parents said a wasted youth , I think not , I’ll let you judge”
DE SAYS: Various Peel session recordings as indicated above. More in Archives.
“Joni Mitchell and James Taylor
At The Royal Albert Hall, Oct 28, 1970 [1CD]
The king and queen of new folk were an unlikely match of the sweet, smooth-talking Taylor and the giggly, elfish Mitchell. Together they visited London and were graciously hosted by the BBC’s John Peel whom you can hear introducing the pair. At the time of post-Dylan folk music, much interest was shown to introspective songwriting, hence Peel’s interest.”
DE SAYS: Always worth visiting this site for some interesting ‘Recordings of Indeterminate Origin’, as they refer to them. Bootlegs to you and me.
And I know I’ve been plugging it a lot but make sure you visit Dandelion Radio for, among other things, the 2006 Festive Fifty. I’ve caught about two thirds of this five hour marathon so far but it’s being repeated all through January so there’s still time. And if, like me, you’ve not really been ‘on the ball’ as far as keeping up with music lately it’s a good time to catch up as they’re playing some cracking songs. If you need reminding, they live here: Dandelion Radio
And finally to every blog owner that believes they are doing the right thing by being responsible and, God forbid, politically (spit!) correct by editorialising any mention of the Jarvis’ track down to ‘Running The World’ – I know where you cunts live. I do hope 2007 isn’t going to be a further decent into the puss-filled quagmire of Corporate Mentality by otherwise normal minded individuals. I think I’ll make the effort to be especially cantancorous this year – that’ll cheer me up. Hmm, feeling better already…