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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.

12
Jan
09

Nirvana Boots

A quickie post concerning a couple of Nirvana links spotted at the always dependable BigO, who now have a roio* audio blog in case you haven’t heard. I hadn’t until now.

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NIRVANA – BBC SESSIONS

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15th ANNIVERSARY: NIRVANA’S LAST AMERICAN GIG

* Recording of Indeterminate Origin

ROIO Audio Blog
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28
Sep
08

25 Years of the Festive Fifty


More from our Ken. Over to you Sir…

This weekend’s downpod from me, this time with no dolby on the original, so it’s a bit hissy, but I couldn’t seem to get rid of it without losing the presence. Also, as those who heard it will recall, the whole show was recorded on the floor of MV3, so the ambience during the Pop Quiz sections is quite echo-ey anyway. Name drop alert: I emailed David Gedge and Darren Heyman during the week to tell them I had this and would they like a copy, and they both said, `yes please!”, so you’d better race them to get it: my megadownload storage limit is getting full up pretty fast, so this won’t be up there for very long. Get it today. Big files, so download will take a while, but I hope you think it’s worth it in the end. k

↓ John Peel 19th December 2000

Peel 2000-12-19 Part 1 (142.9 MB, 1 02′ 27″)
Peel 2000-12-19 Part 2 (137.9 MB, 1 00′ 14″)

Thank you Ken (“;)

25
Sep
08

John’s First Big Weekend in Glasgow

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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

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↓ John Peel 8th October 1994

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Many thanks Ken (“;)

Photo credit: young team

18
Sep
08

The Fall Kick Off Liverpool Music Week

The Fall are to play the opening night of the MTV Liverpool Music Week on Thursday 30th October.

Venue: Nation, Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool, L1 4JJ.
Tickets: On sale now – £16 + booking fee. Available from Ticketline Tel: 0151 256 5555
Please note, this venue has an age restriction of 18+

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15
Sep
08

The time is gone, the song is over

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My only ambition was: this is fun, I hope we can make a living out of this
- Rick Wright 1942 - 2008

15 Sep 2008
The family of Richard Wright, founder member of Pink Floyd, announce with great sadness, that Richard died today after a short struggle with cancer.

The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.

Richard Wright
Born 28 July 1943 (65)
source: pinkfloyd.com

No one can replace Richard Wright. He was my musical partner and my friend.

In the welter of arguments about who or what was Pink Floyd, Rick’s enormous input was frequently forgotten.

He was gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognised Pink Floyd sound.

I have never played with anyone quite like him. The blend of his and my voices and our musical telepathy reached their first major flowering in 1971 on ‘Echoes’. In my view all the greatest PF moments are the ones where he is in full flow. After all, without ‘Us and Them’ and ‘The Great Gig In The Sky’, both of which he wrote, what would ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ have been? Without his quiet touch the Album ‘Wish You Were Here’ would not quite have worked.

In our middle years, for many reasons he lost his way for a while, but in the early Nineties, with ‘The Division Bell’, his vitality, spark and humour returned to him and then the audience reaction to his appearances on my tour in 2006 was hugely uplifting and it’s a mark of his modesty that those standing ovations came as a huge surprise to him, (though not to the rest of us).

Like Rick, I don’t find it easy to express my feelings in words, but I loved him and will miss him enormously.

David Gilmour
Monday 15th September 2008
source: davidgilmour.com

John Peel’s involvement with The Pink Floyd and their Free Sound goes right the way back to the beginning. Notable moments include the time he played Dark Side of The Moon in it’s entirety and HMV in Oxford St. sold out of blank cassettes. Though this might be an urban myth!

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In addition to playing with Pink Floyd, Rick also released two solo albums:
Wet Dreams (1978) and Broken China (1996)

There are a ton of sites out there catering to Pink Floyd including those that both list and share many unreleased live recordings, demos and out-takes, but if you’d rather hear the band in documentary form try this one from BBC radio made by 1992 Wish You’d Been Here – The History of Pink Floyd. You’ll even have a chuckle as Bob Harris continually refers to records as rekids! It’s a DJ thing – he’s always done it. Also read this Rick Wright interview from 1986.

Elsewhere:

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Teenage Kicks
Kat’s Karavan audio: Top Gear including Pink Floyd session (1967)
BigO audio: Peel’s in Concert (1971)
Pink Floyd live at Madison Square Garden (1977) audio: 278.38 MB

15
Sep
08

John Peel Day 2008

↓ update: Friday 24th October @ 20:29

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