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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 (“;)


The Festive 50 Quiz from 2000

While I’m sorting out another week of peel to go up here’s something to be going on with. Amid the recent talk of The Festive Fifty, here’s the quiz that went out in December 2000 when head boy and girly swot David Gedge set himself up as quizmaster. Does anyone have any photos from this occasion at all? Please note that this recording was not sourced by me and as such it is merely edited ‘highlights’ – the music fades down beween rounds. Why do people do this? It’s the same principle as editing all the speech out of a Peel programme. I know we all have compilation tapes which contain mostly music but most of us eventually realised that the complete unexpurgated programme was what we should have been recording all those years and duly made amens.

Interestingly edit is almost an anagram of idiot!

Give the punters what they want: The Peel, the whole Peel and nothing but the Peel. I know people are trying to be helpful or creative but you wouldn’t expect someone to lend you a book with a dozen pages ripped out saying, ‘It’s better like that mate!’

The file is 22.3MB and can be downloaded from the usual place.

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