Posts Tagged ‘Finnish Radio


At last, A Proper Update!

It’s awfully dull to publish apologies and excuses rather than updates to one’s blog – almost as bad as using one of those ‘under construction’ images. Almost, but not quite. Anyway the point I wanted to make is that the reasons for the infrequency of my posting is related to poor health and not due to any dwindling interest in the late and great Peelster or this site. People who send me news and links however will always take priority over anything I have to say because it’s John’s legacy I wish to promote not my own delusions of adequacy. So with all that out the way and my guilt tendencies somewhat pacified…

John Peel Shows From Finnish Radio Part 4:
…is now available via the following torrent links. Woohoo! A big thank you to finnish-phil for this excellent series and for keeping me informed:
pirate bay

John Peel Tape And File Project:
Let’s also not forget the mighty dubster over at the John Peel Tape And File Project who, despite my previous critcisms over the free download sites, continues to make available some great peel material (well it looks good to me.) Maybe it’s time I did a bit of trading with the man….hmmmm.

The Peel Tapes:
Jon’s site has four shows recorded by Peelie fo BFBS – that’s the British Forces Broadcasting Service to you – plus two other complete radio 1 programmes from 2003. One of my own, rather inadequate, claims-to-fame is that I once spent a few days installing new data links for the UK BFBS studios. I’d like to tell you more but it’s probably subject to the official secrets act and then, as we say, they’d have to kill me.

The Yank Sizzler:
Podcasts, podcasts, everyone has one it seems but this one from Peel fan Lawrence in the US is both eclectic and professionlly put together and comes highly recommended. Five shows are currently available last I looked and full tracklisting is available on site. Direct from Kansas, gateway to oz.
I know I had some other things on my mind but they seem to have wandered off, except to say that if you have time and are of a benevolent nature please view this website and help in any way you can.

Thank you and goodnight.


Torrential Peel

BitTorrent & media round-up from the John Peel Archives.

Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3:
Something I should have featured ages ago is the sterling work being undertaken by Finnish Phil, as I privately refer to him. Featuring programmes John Peel made for various European radio stations. There are currently three torrents available with the promise of more to come.

John Peel shows from Finnish radio pt. 3 [449MB]
John Peel shows from Finnish radio pt. 2 [645MB]
John Peel shows from Finnish radio pt. 1 [748MB]
Euro Peel links

Singles Club:
The John Peel Record Box torrent: mp3 versions of the 7” vinyl collection. An incomplete but on-going project passionately sourced by some very nice folk over at the I Love Music forum, where current torrent links are posted – help with the project if you can. The tracks are also to be found using slsk.

John Peel’s Record Box TV Documentary:
The previous mentioned channel 4 television programme at the wonderfully eclectic and my personal tracker of choice, Secret Cinema, is still available.
John Peel’s Record Box

Many more John Peel television programmes are to come including BBC2’s John Peel Night, Travels With My Camera, DJ Heaven, Snapshots and This Is Your Life, though I’m slightly worried not to have located this one along with the others, but it should hopefully materialise with a bit more searching. A pc is currently being put together for the sole purpose of capping and seeding these.

New to BitTorrent?
I recommend these free clients:
1/ utorrent (No installation required. No fuss. Perfect for beginners.)
2/ ABC (More features. Open Source.)
3/ Azureus (Not tried this but comes highly recommended. Requires Java.)

BitTorrent guide and much more useful info.

As with all file sharing formats, once you have the completed file please continue to share so that all may benefit. It also encourages those responsible to post again.

Please note we don’t link to or promote anything that is commercially available. If it’s in the shops, buy it. Indie bands more than anybody need to recoup their advance. This site is for fans of John Peel and for people who want to discover more about the man.


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