Posts Tagged ‘Links

02
Mar
11

closing down everything must go

My rapidshare account comes to an end in a few days time and I shan’t be renewing it because, along with most people it seems, I’ve found it increasingly frustrating and unworkable in numerous ways. What this means for you is the contents of the Downloads page, and links in other posts, are likely to disappear gradually. If they were an easy way to mirror the lot of them in one go I’d do it, but frankly I haven’t the time or patience. Mind you I’m sure you’ll be able to find most over at the John Peel Wiki perhaps or on one of the various sites listed in the margin.

Oh, john peel everyday is still up and running of course.

In all I don’t think it’s that big a deal. The lack of updates is due to poor health, as usual – yawn, but things on a less ambitious scale will appear at T.B.C. What with letting the domain slip, it’s probably best to wrap things up now.

We had a few laughs though didn’t we?

Caio. (“;)

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Grab ’em While They’re Hot

17
Aug
07

Quick News Roundup

A few items that I was planning to post before the really shitty news about Tony Wilson. Although stirrings of a normal service being resumed here should be treated with the utmost contempt, I don’t think I ought to let the aproach of John Peel’s birthdate, 30th August (1939,) go without some special attention. But for now…

—FIRST-NEW-MESSAGE———————————————

Radio 1 40th anniversary – BBC Request
(courtesy of the superlative Peel newsgroup)

Hello there,

I’m putting together a ‘Best of John Peel’ programme for Radio 1’s 40th anniversary, and need your help!

I wondered if you or any of your listeners had any favourite John moments or quotes from John’s Radio 1 shows (and if they remember when it was, even better) – and if so if they could please e-mail me asap. I’ll then see if we have those moments in our archives and try to include them in the programme..

Hope you can help!

All the best,

Simon

SimonBarnard
BBC Radio 1
l Yalding House | 152-156 Great Portland St | London W1N 6AJ

Contact Simon here: simon.barnard@bbc.co.uk (I’m sure the beeb have more than adequate spam filtering in place otherwise I wouldn’t normally publish an email address in this way.)

—NEXT-NEW-MESSAGE———————————————

The Launch of Unpredictable Porridge

Dear music fan

You subscribed to John Peel’s Unpredictable Porridge page. The project has been a long time in the building process, but we now want to provide you with an exclusive 7-day window in which you have the first opportunity to upload your material to the site before it goes public.

Gohereto register, then upload your biog, images and audio. Your music and contact details will be ported straight through to the inboxes of Universal’s A&R heads as well as being available for the public to enjoy.

If you’re not a musician and simply an avid music fan, then hold tight for the public launch of Unpredictable Porridge where you will be able to stream the best new and unsigned music in the UK.

This site will continue the legacy of John Peel, you can upload your new musical creations and check out other emerging talent.

Regardless of what style of music you are into, or whether you like to play music, create music, or just listen to music; this site will be for you. John’s son William, and Universal Music are seeking to further John’s commitment by providing real opportunities and potential record deals for emerging acts. This new interactive portal will be all about your ideas, your talent and your passion for music.

Unpredictable Porridge

—NEXT-NEW-MESSAGE———————————————

John Peel Round Table 1978

Sound Engineer Iain Roberton has kindly offered to attempt a clean up of an old edition of BBC Radio 1’s Round Table with Kid Jenson, Kate Bush and John Peel. The recording can best be described as shite and offers several technical challenges, but mostly it requires much of time and patience. It is not simply a noise removal and EQ job. Serious offers of help from audiophile masochists can request a disc containing the 300+MB wav file by emailing me at the usual address.

—NEXT-NEW-MESSAGE—————————————————

Peelenium Request

Hi Gary

I was sorry to read you’ve been having health problems, I hope that you will be feeling better soon.

I was wondering if, with your extensive knowledge of the Peel Internet community, you could help me locate a download of the Peelennium shows, specifically the 1931 edition.

I lost the recording of this through typical negligence almost as soon as I’d made it. It featured two beautiful tracks, Just A Gigolo performed by Bing Crosby with the Gus Arnheim Orchestra and Dona Clara by Leyton & Johnstone, a Black vocal duo who seem to have no Internet presence. This version of Dona Clara is unlike more familiar versions, played in a soft, lilting style.

I once saw a compilation of Leyton & Johnstone’s work in Tower Records Piccadilly. It did not contain that track so I did not snap it up, not knowing then how rare and obscure their work had become.

Apart from being a wonderful piece of music which I want to hear again, the track also has special significance for my Grandmother Edith, now in her 90s. It was a favourite song of her older brother Will whom she idolised and who died tragically young.

I know it is a lot to ask, especially in view of your own health problems, but if you think you might be able to help (maybe you could refer me to a Peel or 1930s music fanatic) you would have my deepest gratitude.

Yours truly

Howard Flaxa

Progress can be read at my other blog: here.

—NEXT-NEW-MESSAGE———————————————

And finally…

Updates here have been scarce because I needed (still?) a good long break from everything. The fact that some cunt deleted all the Peel links at rapidshare doesn’t help. Why do people need to publicly prove their immaturity? I do have plenty of files to share but I’ve not decided the best method yet.

Don’t forget the torrent feed though!

Special thanks to Jon Horne for his recent message who has long been a big inspiration behind john peel everyday. Kent at KSR for sourcing me a splendid Kurzweil and thus providing a renewed interest in life.

03
May
07

Music News (Week 18)

Even More John Peel Downloads:
New John Peel blog hits the internet – woohoo, can’t have enough of them I say. Already there is a wide selection of Peel programmes, sessions and other good stuff to download so get over there now and make sure you bookmark it.
| Fades in Slowly

Mark E Smith Latest:
Current issue of The Wire magazine features Von Südenfed, Mark’s new project with Mouse on Mars plus their wesite has a track from the debut album and the promo video for their forthcoming single.
| audio
| video

21
Feb
07

Web Roundup Week 8 (Part 1)

Web Roundup Week 8 (Part 1):
Links to some of the web’s finest Peel purveyors.

Every day? A new post every day. Who bleedin’ well told you that? Actually having the news about Martyn’s Peel Tapes book on top for two days is no bad thing at all. He’s since told me that he will indeed be keeping us posted with his progress. Looking forward to it.

The Perfumed Garden has, among it’s usual steady flow of Peel Sessions, The Fall’s gig from Sheffield’s Hallam University back in 1993, part of which was broadcast to mark BBC Radio 1’s Sound City initiative.
| The Fall

Sound of The Suburbs is another site I’ve featured before that regualrly posts Peel Sessions. A John Cooper Clarke session, in particular, caught my eye. Recent posts also feature Pete Wylie, Therapy, Pulp & Period Pains’ ‘Spice Girls (Who Do You Think You Are).
| John Cooper-Clarke
| Pete Wylie
| Therapy
| Pulp
| Period Pains

Peter writes to inform me that his site has links to a John Peel session from Medicine Head session – 26th april 1970. He would also like to hear from anyone who has the previous session one i that was “..done before the first lp (new bottles, old medicine) which was recorded in a birmingham studio and was of most of the songs on that lp” I hope I’ve got I’ve all the details correct there.
| Medicine Head

Koogy’s comprehensive music tracklistings for the SlashMusic podcasts have garnered attention from Mr Tom Ravenscroft himself stating, “I have to admit, it’s a very good site indeed,and I kind of wish we’d done it..”
| SlashMusic Playlists

Finally and certainly by no means least, I extend my thanks and appreciation to Richard for supplying me with the recent Guardian Guide which featured many of yours & my favourite websites including this one. The fact that they reproduced my ever so humble graphc design (not withstanding credit for the photographer of said pic used) without consultation infers I may do the same with their content. Unless of course they think Bloggers don’t warrant the same courtesy not to mention potential legal considerations? Huh, then Jamie went and topped it by being mentioned in Q Magazine, although a little investigative journalism (and a penchant for graphic design) on my part revealed the awful truth Media Whores & Pictures At An Exibition.

29
Jan
07

Peel Web Roundup (Week 5)

DE SAYS:
Following the uncontained joy of being listed in The Guardian (no really) I thought it prudent to kick myself into gear and post. There’s a fair degree on offer out there so without further ado……ado, ado. Huh, I lied.

Jon at The Peel Tapes: right place, right time, wrong speed:
3rd March 1998 part 1 (Session by The Fall)
3rd March 1998 part 2 (Session by The Fall)
24th December 1979 part 1 (Sessions by Steel Pulse, Cure, Damned, Secret Affair etc)
24th December 1979 part 2 (Sessions by Steel Pulse, Cure, Damned, Secret Affair etc)
2nd January 1980 part 1 (Sessions by UB40 & Public Image Ltd)
2nd January 1980 part 2 (Sessions by UB40 & Public Image Ltd)
30th August 1979 part 1 (JP’s 40th birthday)
30th August 1979 part 2 (JP’s 40th birthday)
30th August 1979 part 3 (JP’s 40th birthday)
30th August 1979 part 4 (JP’s 40th birthday)

| These can all be found here

The Furtive Fifty:
| Festive Fifty from 2000 nos. 20-1 from DAT
| Xmas Special 2000
| Festive 50 2002 (Sans Peel – music only!)

The Perfumed Garden:
| Gregory Isaacs – 6th December 1982
| Public Image Ltd – 17th December 1979
| The Flatmates – 24th September 1986 (Re-Post)
| Dinosaur Jr – 14th November 1988
| The Would Be’s – 19th March 1990 (Re-Post)
| Cocteau Twins – 15th July 1982
| Kevin Coyne – 24th January 1974
| The Mod-ettes – 4th February 1980 (Re-Post)

The Runout Groove:
| Peel Session: Twist (1999)
| Peel Session: Mono (2004)
| Peel Session: Will Oldham (2002)

Dandelion Radio:
Dandelion Radio are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Shifty Disco with a retrospective look at the label’s colourful history, a trawl through their diverse and prolific back catalogue, and an interview with label boss Dave Newton. There’s a chance to win a load of shiny new Shifty Disco releases and celebrations are rounded off with live sets from Shifty bands, The Race, Seagull Strange, My Device and Paperlung. The show starts on Jan 27th & repeats through February. We also have an exclusive four track session from Autons.

| Dandelion Radio website.

John Peel Day Flickr Site:

Thanks to Roo Reynolds’ posting, I’ve re-discovered the John Peel Day photo blog.

| Flickr photo pool

The Roaring Machine:
Elizabeth has posted Peel session track “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted” by the Wedding Present.

| A wedge of Gedge

Pimpernel Jones:
Pompey DJ and rising star Pimpernel Jones plays the Wedgewood Rooms on Saturday 10th February with Radio One/Talkin’ Loud’s Gilles Peterson. So far I’ve only heard the chilled out mixes that Chris has been kind enough to point me to but judging from that and the favourable comments he’s been receiving lately, it should be a good night. Definately a name to watch!

| Tickets
| Pimpernel Jones @ MySpace
| Pimpernel Jones @ Slash Music
| Taster Two compilation on the Cookshop Label.

There are bound to be things I’ve forgotten or simply missed so contact me if you want a mention.

04
Jan
07

Peel Web Roundup (Week 1)

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.

| Visit…

Curly Wurly+:
“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.

| Visit…

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

| Visit…

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”

| Visit (Billy Bragg)…

| Visit (Elastica)…

| Visit (the Only Ones)…

DE SAYS: Various Peel session recordings as indicated above. More in Archives.

BigO Worldwide:
“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.

| Visit…

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…

29
Dec
06

20 Fun-Packed Peel Sessions

Here’s a quick end-of-year round-up of the last 20 Peel Sessions brought to you courtesy of The Runout Groove and The Perfumed Garden. There are plenty more where these came from so go and take a gander. Don’t these boys work hard on our behalf?

| The Runout Groove

Aerial M (1998)
Trans Am (2000)
Aereogramme (2003)
Man Or Astro-Man? (1999)
Calexico (2003)
Calexico (1999)
Bardo Pond (2001)
Pretty Girls Make Graves (2003)
Ballboy (2000 & 2003)
PJ Harvey – Live at Peel Acres (2004)

| Or jump over to The Runout Groove and browse…

| The Perfumed Garden

Bikini Kill (1993)
Monkey Steals The Drum (2000)
Camera Obscura (2001)
Ride (1990)
Tim Buckley (1968)
Carcass (1989)
Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle (F.S.K.) (1986)
Gallon Drunk & Breed (Clawfist Records Peel Sessions)
Viv Stanshall (1977)
The Wedding Present – John Peel’s 50th Birthday Bash (1989)

| Or jump over to The Perfumed Garden and browse…




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