Posts Tagged ‘Festival

01
Jul
09

Ravenscroft at the Weekend & Archive Peel

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• Archive Peel Recordings Online At The Beeb

Glastonbury isn’t the same without John, but then nothing is anymore is it? Anyway, some bright spark at the BBC – Thank You – has riffled the archives to replay several Peel shows from happier days.

Many thanks to Chris for initially drawing my attention to this and to Steve ‘saipanda’ for saving me having to track down the links. Is that the best link to use for you Steve, you are the wikimaster are you not?

No doubt everyone has already checked out the old JP Glastonbury stuff that is still being streamed by the BBC. If not, here’s the links (I think):

24 June 1994 (60 mins), part 1, Madder Rose (60 mins)
24 June 1994 (60 mins) part 2, Dreadzone part 2 (60 mins)
27 June 1995 (120 mins) Ash, Sleeper (120 mins)
29 June 2004 (Belle and Sebastian, PJ Harvey) (120 mins)

Think the 2004 show is available via torrent (in of the 17 set), but as far as I know the others are not generally circulated. If anyone could mp3 these, I for one would really appreciate it – some technical issues at this end.”

John at Glastonbury Festival Picture Gallery
• Don’t forget Paul Battley’s excellent Open Source cross-platform iPlayer Downloader!

If Steve or anyone else is still in need of mp3 links for the above, leave a comment and I shall see to it.

• Ravenscroft On BBC6 Music This Weekend

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Tom Ravenscroft is back on BBC6 Music this coming Friday and Saturday.

Friday 3 July 2009 19:00-21:00
“Tom Ravenscroft sits in for Tom Robinson with a session from Tinariwen.”

Saturday 4 July 2009 00:00-02:00
“Tom Ravenscroft sits in for Tom Robinson with more great internet discoveries.”

• The BBC Introducing with Tom Robinson will doubtless have full playlists in due course.

20
Mar
09

2009 Music Festival PR Fever

Actual photograph ;-p

Actual photograph ;-p

Some of this year’s music festivals have decided it’s wise to skip a year in the light of present economics. However others, such as Glastonbury and Bestival are increasing their spend and between them have already secured Neil Young, Kraftwerk, and Massive Attack, according to this promotional item, oh excuse me I mean ‘news report’, from 6 music. “In recent months, festivals from Scotland to the Isle of Wight have been cancelled due to the economic slowdown.”, it states.

Here are how some of the 2009 lineups look so far…

Glastonbury:

Neil Young, Franz Ferdinand, Blur, Bruce Springsteen.
To be confirmed: Crosby Stills and Nash, Lily Allen, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Doves, Emiliana Torrini, Fleet Foxes.

Bestival:

Kraftwerk, Massive Attack, Soulwax/2manydjs, MGMT, Fleet Foxes, Bat for Lashes, Klaxons, Seasick Steve.

ATP Weekends:

The Breeders, Devo, Spiritualized, Beirut, Sleep, M83, Killing Joke, Young Marble Giants, Anti-Pop Consortium, Throwing Muses, Bon Iver, Tricky, Foals, Teenage Fanclub, Holy Fuck.

Isle of Wight Festival:

The Pixies, Neil Young, The Prodigy, The Charlatans, Stereophonics, Basement Jaxx, Pendulum, The Ting Tings.

V Festivals:

The Killers, Oasis, Snow Patrol, Razorlight, Keane, The Specials, Pendulum, MGMT.

Explore further…
BBC News: Festivals spend despite recession
Glastonbury Festival (official site)
glastonburyfest.org (unofficial site)
Bestival
All Tomorrow’s Parties (ATP)
Isle of Wight Festival
V Festival
ents24 Festival Guide
eFestivals

25
Sep
08

John’s First Big Weekend in Glasgow

The closest match I could find!

The closest match I could find!


I’ve fallen behind. Way, way behind. But presumably you, dear reader, are still on top of recent Peel shares by having followed the various threads at the Peel Newsgroup, from whence the following derive. So, as much for my own benefit as perhaps yours, archive recordings of ‘our John’, from ‘our Ken’.

I discovered these tapes unlabelled a few weeks ago while undertaking an enforced clear out of my university office (to facilitate space for window repairs), where I moved part of my tape archive in the mid-90s, for what reason now escapes me. I had forgotten I had taped complete the two consecutive shows Peel had done live in October 1994 from BBC Scotland’s old studios in Queen Margaret Drive as part of the Glasgow City Council backed `Ten Day Weekend” music festival. So this week’s downpod from me is six hours of Glasgow-focussed musical entertainment, the highlights being perhaps Nectarine No 9’s session and the squeaky BBC Scotland chair (Friday), and the football match reports from the Glasgow Herald’s David Belcher, and John Williamson (Saturday). The Saturday show is clearly the better and more eventful of the two, with more interviews and jokes, though both are great musically, with the Frank Black and Teenage Fanclub session getting a deserved repeat, and a spin of the H Foundation. There is also a brief mention of me.

Listening to these over the past few evenings for the first time since that weekend, the social whirl of those 3 days all came back to me. Peel, Hawkes and Alison arrived on Thursday afternoon and after a meal in Long Fung we all went down to see Uresei Yatsura at the original 13th Note basement café venue at the top of Glassford Street. We all teased Hawkes for declaring without irony that he “really liked the chick on bass”. On Friday afternoon, I introduced and interviewed Peel at a packed GFT chat show, at which several old pals of his showed up and an unknown woman presented him with a tray of pot plants. On Saturday we went for lunch in Gandolfi’s in Albion Street (Peel had the Finnan haddock, still, I was pleased to note on a recent visit, a staple of the menu), and then a crowd of us went to the BBC studio for the show, where, as Peel rightly credits, only the BBC Scotland engineer Andrew stayed calm amid the mad onslaught of special guests and features. Afterwards we trooped down to Mother India for a curry, then saw AC Acoustics and Shriek at Nice N Sleazy’s. I will never forget Hawkes’ and Alison’s blank faced astonishment at emerging up the stairs onto Sauchiehall Street at midnight and, confronted by the sea of humanity, noise, ambulances, taxis and activity all over the street, asking “what’s going on? Has there been some incident”, and me and Stewart from the BBC saying, no, just a normal Saturday night in Glasgow, it’s ok. John was somewhat less surprised, I think.

↓ John Peel 7th October 1994

1994-10-07a | 1994-10-07b | 1994-10-07c | 1994-10-07d

↓ John Peel 8th October 1994

1994-10-08a | 1994-10-08b | 1994-10-08c | 1994-10-08d

Many thanks Ken (“;)

Photo credit: young team

03
Sep
08

1997 The Orb at Glastonbury

Spaced in Somerset

Spaced in Somerset


I’ve been quite enjoying the Orb’s current album The Dream, which makes a change from several of their previous releases. So I have to give this posting a quick mention…

“Download a live set recorded at Glastonbury. ..recorded and broadcast by Radio 1, recorded to cassette and transferred/tape hiss removed with Goldwave. I think there’s even a snippet of the late great John Peel at the end, as he used to handle much of Radio 1’s Glastonbury coverage in those days.”

1997-06-28 Glastonbury Festival
01. Majestic
02. A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain that Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld
03. Little Fluffy Clouds
04. Bedouin
05. Toxygene

Source: The Nomads Tent

26
Dec
06

Peel Video And Request

There’s another ‘make-over’ planned for this site in the new year. I just love to tinker. However, behind the itchy fingers lie the twin desires of original content and building up the amount of Peel files available at any time.

I’ve just added a new video file courtesy of Numpty to http://rapidshare.com/users/HB8PVU/. UKNova folk probably need not apply. Screenshots here.

SUGGESTIONS PLEASE:
So what would you like to see – or not see? What’s good or bad about the site right now?

I’d really like to know what you think!

Thanks in advance :->
Gary
AKA domestic empire

07
Sep
06

John Peel Torrent Pack Vol.1


The John Peel Torrent Pack Vol.1 August 2002

*updated 02:07 sunday 10th September 2006*

BitTorrent Virgin? Scroll down to the end of this post and everything will soon fall into place :)

Volume 1 Contents:

1st August 2002
Peel Session:
Bearsuit
Bearsuit Website
Bearsuit @ MySpace
Label: Fantastic Plastic

6th August 2002
Featuring a live set from Fabric:

Sender Berlin
Sender Berlin Website
Sender Berlin Interview
Label History: Discogs

7th August 2002
Peel Session:
Dressy Bessy (Live At Maida Vale)
Dressy Bessy Website
Dressy Bessy @ MySpace
Label: Track and Field
Label: Transdreamer

Peel Session: Saloon (Live At Maida Vale)
Saloon Info @ Cargo
Saloon Website (status: currently down)
Label: Track and Field

8th August 2002
Peel Session:
Will Oldham
Will Oldam Fan Site
Label: Palace
Label: Drag City

13th August 2002
Peel Session:
The Bellrays
The Bellrays Website
The Bellrays @ MySpace
Label: Cheap Lullaby

14th August 2002
Peel Session:
Eon (Live At Maida Vale)
Eon Website
Label: Project Pitchfork

15th August 2002
Peel Session:
Cranebuilders
Cranebuilders Website
Cranebuilders @ MySpace
Label: Skinny Dog
Label: Azra
Label: Earworm

20th August 2002 – Peel Session: Fixit Kid
Programme unavailable! Anyone have it?

21st August 2002 – Peel Session: The D4
Programme unavailable! Anyone have it?

22nd August 2002 – Peel Session: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Programme unavailable! Anyone have it?
Update: Thanks to Marcu the Yeah Yeah Yeahs session has been found!

27th August 2002
Featuring live sets from the Reading & Leeds Festivals:

The Icarus Line
The Icarus Line Website
Label: Buddyhead
The Icarus Line @ MySpace
Von Bondies
Von Bondies Website
Label: Dim Mak
Von Bondies @ Myspace
White Stripes
White Stripes Website
Label: Sympathy For The Record Industry
Label: XL Recordings
Label: V2

28th August 2002
Featuring live sets from the Reading Festival:

The Breeders
The Breeders Website
Label: 4ad
The Breeders @ Myspace
The classic Cannonball @ YouTube
Pulp
Pulp Website [1]
Pulp Website [2]
Pulp @ Wikipedia
Label: Island
Label: Fire
Jarvis @ Myspace

29th August 2002
Peel Session:
Melys
Melys Website
Melys Feature
Label: Sylem
Label: Ankst

THE DOWNLOAD LINK IS ALWAYS IN THE MENU AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE!
That’s your lot. Download. Enjoy. Continue to seed.

Never Used BitTorrent Before?
Don’t worry it’s really quite easy. Follow the two links below and you’ll be up and running in no time. If you know how to download a file you’re halfway there!

Recommended Software:
µTorrent – It’s Freeware and very simple use.

Guides to Using BitTorrent:
Easy Step-by-Step guide to using µTorrent with pictures for every step!
Slyck’s guide for BitTorrent in general.

If you really do get stuck (AFTER reading the guide above) just send me an email and I’ll do what I can to help :-D




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