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Tompod Ravenscast

A press release from channel 4 was issued via the yahoo peel group Monday morning. Viral or not I decided to take a further look as it concerned Tom Ravenscroft (Peel’s son in case you need telling), who’s hosting a new music programme dedicated to new music on something called Channel 4 Radio – whatever that is.

After a frustrating few minutes of finding absolute no details of this new venture at their website I decided instead to listen to something else that was currently on offer – more frustration. No where that I could see does it tell you how to listen or ‘tune in’. I couldn’t tell whether this was a digital tv deal or DAB. Nothing inspires me less than having to dig deep inside a web site to find the required information but then I remember having this problem before. B4? Less4?.

So anyway as I poke around it dawns on me that it’s nothing more exciting than a selection of themed podcasts. But that’s not all, it’s a podcast you have to register for to access and download. I’m really losing interest now. Using the spam account I signed up and will probably re-investigate some other time.

What all this has to do with Unpredictable Porridge, the joint venture between Ravenscroft and Universal Music is anybody’s guess but with so many mp3 blogs and podcasts around another one isn’t going to make that much differerence is it?

Obviously I have nothing but good wishes for any of Tom’s projects and look forward to the result of his musical siftings but to me this appears to be a small and incidental step on what I hope will be a long a fruitful career journey.

“Ooer, listen to Mr Grumpy Boots” – DE’s worringly effeminate conscience!

BBC News says…
Tom has more to say at The Telegraph
ch4 ‘radio’ sign up page
Unpredictable Porridge


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.

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