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Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle (+JP DL)

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

The Format That Dare Not Speak It’s Name. Welcome Back To Adult Television.

I’ve only just got around to watching the first episode of Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle and it’s extremely rare these days I can empathise wholeheartedly with anything delivered via a sanctimonious mainstream media, but this was a wonderful exception.

For those that feel the merest hint of an insightful or intellectual thought made in public these days is likely to invoke a scene reminiscent of the threatening mob from Don Siegel’s 1956 classic allegory, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, switch your television to BBC2 at 10 O’clock on Mondays.

Armando Iannucci is Executive Producer. How much convincing do you need?

John Peel Footnote
But that’s not all! Upon visiting Mr. Lee’s website I found a John Peel Show file for download. “16 October 1996 – Richard Herring and Stewart Lee appear on the John Peel show, a teenage dream”. You’ll find it in the archives section. I’ve not listened to it yet so I can’t advise on how it compares with the version/s already circulating. See also “John Peel stands in for Mark Radcliffe and Rich & Stew guest”
Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle BBC2

Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle is on Mondays at 10pm on BBC2

DVD & Music Update

Nice mash.

Nice mash.

Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle is due out on DVD in September so no more posting links once it’s commercially available please. Once it’s released the links here will have to come down. What do you want, ‘The moon on a stick’? Actually while we’re on the subject, if you liked this series then seek out the two DVDs of him performing live. His comedy works even better in longer form.

“What’s that tune in Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle?”

The server logs reveal that quite a few people are arriving here as a result of searching for the theme music used over the opening titles of Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. Well it’s Tom Hark by Elias & His Zig Zag Jive Flutes, from that ‘golden year’ 1958. It appears onJohn Peel and Sheila, The Pig’s Big 78’s – A Beginner’s Guide, and is available from Trikont Records, Klang, their UK distributor, or any one of these fine indie retailers. Also, via YouTube, the ’58 original, plus Brighton band The Piranhas’ 1980 vocal version on Top of the Pops.


Get Into Radio With John Peel [CDRiP]

Getting Into Radio Introduced by John Peel (1999)

Now then, here’s a cute little curio featuring our John. It’s a rip from a promotional CD that was produced for people interested in a career in radio. I know!

Don’t be put-off though because it is in fact a well produced affair. Peelie hosts the one hour documentary featuring numerous industry professionals and it is interesting enough in itself even if you have no plans for a life on the waves. Now there’s a pun worthy of local radio. You can have that one on me!

From the Sleeve Notes:
“Getting Into Radio is a unique collection of advice, suggestions, hints and tips from our collegues throughout the radio industry. We know that you’ll find it useful and hope that you enjoy it.”

Track Listing:
01. Getting Into Radio – Introduction by John Peel
02. Engineering – From studio sessions to digits: An essential guide.
03. Production – The skills and interests you need to make it.
04. Sales and Marketing – How to sell yourself into a selling role.
05. Journalism – Editors and journalists with the inside story.
06. Commercial Production – An insider’s guide to 30 second heaven.
07. Presentation – Presenters on how to get in and get on the air.
08. Getting Into Radio – A final thought, “Never give up!”

Running time: 1hr 31sec

It’s a rapidshare link for now – you don’t mind too much do you? The comments are there if you do!

*sorry link dead*


Peel News Roundup

Siezed by an almost overwhelming and unexpected urge to live (at least when I started the draft), it’s a new posting!

It’s good to know that the John Peel torrents are still going strong. And I’m sure there are others with more MB’s per second than me who have even better ratios. Thanks to all the seeders :)

John Peel Torrent Pack Vol.1 – Share Ratio: 10.114 Uploaded: 6.77GB
John_Peel_20020821.rar – Share Ratio: 27.246 Uploaded: 2.04GB

I don’t know how long the Rapidshare folder has been empty but clearly people do prefer Torrents to RS it seems, however I thnk there ought to be a range of download options so I’ll see about getting some plain old http files available.

I offer my upmost apologies to the helpful Neil Kelleher who kindly sent in a good print-size version (1387×1387) of Peter Blake’s artwork – only for me to ignore him. If you’ve breathed more than a few strong words to the effect of my ungratefullness then I don’t blame you! Grab it here…

And now direct from the JP Web News Desk we bring you …di-di-di-di, di-di-di, di-di-di-di-di… (70’s style news jingle) more John Peel Web News.

Peter Blake just so happens to be the subject of The South Bank Show tonight on ITV1 Sunday 19th November at 22:45, although there might be regional variations. There’s also an extended interview online at

Kat’s Karavan
Check out Kat’s Karavan for some vintage Peel. DuffPaddy has an edition of Night Ride or ‘Son of Night Right’ but I’ll let him fill you in with the complete details, from May 1969.

The Peel Tapes
The Peel Tapes continue unabaited with Jon Horne‘s 1980 retrospective including the Festive Fifty and the Independent Labels Special from April of that year.

The Perfumed Garden
Kris has a Tim Buckley session recorded for Peel’s Top Gear program in 1968 along with a mountain of others.

The Runout Groove
Local (to me anyway) lad Jamie continues his knack for uncovering new hidden gems and dispensing old Peel sessions despite now having to live in the Real World where care-free memories of student days are now just a haze. From July 2003 comes a Peel sesh by The French, whose only song I know is the one that got into the Festive Fifty, and Do Make Say Think from 2000

Indie MP3
Indie MP3 is always worth visiting and now has it’s own “indie mp3 rapidshare archive”, which currently contains the complete Festive Fifty from 1986.

Cafe Puschkin
The serving of the following special Peel dishes is now available: 5th December 2003, 4th February 2004, 30th March 2004, 27th November 2003, 29th November 2003, a Peel Compilation and a few other things.

The Ted Chippington Revival at Frankosonic
I also want to happily jump on the Ted Chippington publicity bandwagon. It seems the laconic comic – again from the 80’s – is appearing in public again with hopes for a new box set of his complete recordings. I can’t recall where I first saw him. Maybe on Channel 4’s The Tube or it could have been any one of a number of New Variety/Alternative Comedy events of it’s day, but suffice to say that I’ve never forgotton him and it’s good to hear his name being mention again. If you like dry northern humour consider a move to Lancashire or on the other hand visit Frankosonic and lsiten to some audio examples beacuse my description doesn’t do him justice. Welcome back Ted.

And finally…
Things have been quite here for about a month or more but regulars no doubt know this is to be expected due to health (no sympathy please – just stating facts), and, well because the internet is like that isn’t it? That’s what makes it so darn fun. I’ve also been spending a little time and a lot of money building up a studio to record my own musical ideas. Big Up to Turnkey; F.O.A.D. to Studiospares (useless cunts)! Rest assured though that any lulls will generally be followed by peaks of activity.

More torrents are planned – I still haven’t ruled out the possibility of getting something completed before Christmas. And Eddie (not Eric), may even get his disc soon too!

I’ve a feeling I’ve forgotten one or two things I wanted to mention but if I remember they’ll go in the comments. I tire so easily these days – that do ya for now?


Peter Blake’s CD Artwork

First look at the cover for the upcoming Peel CD: John Peel Right Time Wrong Speed: 1977-1987. Hopefully a better quality image of Peter Blake’s artwork will arrive soon. Track listing from previous posting here. The album is released by Warner on October 9th 2006. Ka-ching!


John Peel Night Lineup & CD Announced

The Raconteurs, The Horrors and Squarepusher have been confirmed as the acts for the forthcoming Radio 1 Peel Night. The event, which perhaps rather predictably has already sold out, forms part of the BBC’s Electric Proms at The Roundhouse in Camden, north London on October 26th.

As you are probably already aware, the gig will be preceded by a the release of the compilation John Peel – Right Time, Wrong Speed: 1977-1987 on October 9th (I wonder if Jon Horne gets a credit for the title?). It’s a double CD featuring numerous Peel favourites – see below…

Artwork will come from Peter Blake, the man resposible the classic cover of Sgt Pepper by The Beatles of course.

The Tracks:

Buzzcocks – ‘What Do I Get?’
Stiff Little Fingers – ‘Alternative Ulster’
The Cure – ‘A Forest’
Killing Joke – ‘Pssyche’
The Slits – ‘Typical Girls’
The Only Ones – ‘Another Girl, Another Planet’
The Jesus and Mary Chain – ‘Just Like Honey’
Laurie Anderson – ‘O Superman’
The Modern Lovers – ‘Roadrunner’
Misty In Roots – ‘Mankind’
The Rezillos – ‘Can’t Stand My Baby’
The Ruts – ‘In A Rut’
4 Brothers – ‘Pasi Pano Pane Zviedzo’
The Damned – ‘New Rose’
The Jam – ‘Down In The Tube Station At Midnight’ Scritti Politti – ‘The Sweetest Girl’
Steel Pulse – ‘Ku Klux Klan’
The Mekons – ‘Where were You?’
Ivor Cutler – ‘Life In A Scotch Sitting Room’

Joy Division – ‘Atmosphere’
The Cocteau Twins – ‘Musette and Drums’
The Smiths – ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’
Echo & The Bunnymen – ‘Over The Wall’
The Associates – ‘Party Fears Two’
Grandmaster Flash – ‘The Message’
Wah! – ‘Hope (I Wish You’d Believe Me)’
The Sugarcubes – ‘Birthday’
Red Guitars – ‘Good Technology’
Poet & The Roots – ‘All Wi Doin Is Defendin’
The Redskins – ‘Keep On Keeping On’
The Birthday Party – ‘Release The Bats’
The Wild Swans – ‘Revolutionary Spirit’
Gang Of Four – ‘Damaged Goods’
The Wedding Present – ‘Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft’
Cabaret Voltaire – ‘Just Fascination’
The Undertones – ‘You’ve Got My Number (Why Don’t You Use It?)’
The Fall – ‘Eat Y’self Fitter’
Half Man Half Biscuit – ‘The Trumpton Riots’

Others confirmed for Electric Proms are Kasabian, who will perform with a full orchestra at Camden Roundhouse on October 28. Also, Jamiroquai will play the Jazz Cafe on October 25, Fatboy Slim will play a yet-to-be announced pub in the area on October 27, and Basement Jaxx play KOKO on October 29. Other acts already announced include James Brown, The Who and Damon Albarn’s new band The Good, The Bad And The Queen.

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