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Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle (+JP DL)

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

The Format That Dare Not Speak It’s Name. Welcome Back To Adult Television.

I’ve only just got around to watching the first episode of Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle and it’s extremely rare these days I can empathise wholeheartedly with anything delivered via a sanctimonious mainstream media, but this was a wonderful exception.

For those that feel the merest hint of an insightful or intellectual thought made in public these days is likely to invoke a scene reminiscent of the threatening mob from Don Siegel’s 1956 classic allegory, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, switch your television to BBC2 at 10 O’clock on Mondays.

Armando Iannucci is Executive Producer. How much convincing do you need?

John Peel Footnote
But that’s not all! Upon visiting Mr. Lee’s website I found a John Peel Show file for download. “16 October 1996 – Richard Herring and Stewart Lee appear on the John Peel show, a teenage dream”. You’ll find it in the archives section. I’ve not listened to it yet so I can’t advise on how it compares with the version/s already circulating. See also “John Peel stands in for Mark Radcliffe and Rich & Stew guest”
Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle BBC2

Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle is on Mondays at 10pm on BBC2

DVD & Music Update

Nice mash.

Nice mash.

Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle is due out on DVD in September so no more posting links once it’s commercially available please. Once it’s released the links here will have to come down. What do you want, ‘The moon on a stick’? Actually while we’re on the subject, if you liked this series then seek out the two DVDs of him performing live. His comedy works even better in longer form.

“What’s that tune in Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle?”

The server logs reveal that quite a few people are arriving here as a result of searching for the theme music used over the opening titles of Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. Well it’s Tom Hark by Elias & His Zig Zag Jive Flutes, from that ‘golden year’ 1958. It appears onJohn Peel and Sheila, The Pig’s Big 78’s – A Beginner’s Guide, and is available from Trikont Records, Klang, their UK distributor, or any one of these fine indie retailers. Also, via YouTube, the ’58 original, plus Brighton band The Piranhas’ 1980 vocal version on Top of the Pops.


Diamond in the Rough (part 1)

Dananananaykroyd - Pink Sabbath

Dananananaykroyd - Pink Sabbath

I love this! Pink Sabbath by Dananananaykroyd, released in October 2008. Debut album ‘Hey Everyone!’ released on April 6th 2009 I believe.

I’ve been listening to a lot of new music recently that makes me think 2009 could be a good year. Frankly there is too much music out there and access to it is too easy. All that does is devalue the whole thing for me. Perhaps I’m not the only one?

You know things are getting bad when even your cornflakes contain a free wind-up minature indie band. There it sat in the middle of the bowl. It was just like the real thing: Plastic and nondescript.

More new music, if I can be arsed, in the next few days.

See and hear Dananananaykroyd at all the usual suspects…


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.
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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.
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John Peel Sony Award 2007 YouTube Video

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“Posthumous accolade for John Peel. Peelie wins the special one-off “Broadcasters’ Broadcaster Award” at the 25th Sony Radio Academy Awards held in London 30th April 2007. His widow Sheila, naturally overcome, collects the special award which was voted for by industry broadcasters themselves.”


The John Peel Show (four new downloads)

John Peel Archive

John Peel Archive

Not one, not two, not three but four John Peel radio programmes have been uploaded today for your enjoyment. That’s 8 fabulous hours of the mighty Peelster – join now and get this fantastic ring binder absolutely free!!!!

All from the week of July 2002 plus a bonus from the 18th June, the week before where our John discusses his time in Barcelona. You know how last time I said I’d match the date of the uploads to the present day? Well it didn’t last beyond that one but coincidentally the first batch I pulled off my set of DVD’s are close‘ish!

There is a minisite at over at Radio 1 concerning the Sonar festival in Barcelona including lo-if video our of John’s expedition.

Sonar 2006 at Radio 1
Sonar 2006 Official Website
“Oh to be in Spain now the summer’s here”

The John Peel Show – 18th June 2002 (68.4MB)
Included here as the last week before July but where John talks of his time at the Barcelona Sonar Festival. At 8 minutes 13 seconds in is the track What Kinder World by Uplifter which John describes as loving “ the point of madness” – I agree and confess to having this play on a loop here at domestic empire HQ!

The John Peel Show – 2nd July 2002 (68.4MB)
Features Dj/Rupture Recorded Live At The Sonar Festival In Barcelona.

The John Peel Show – 3rd July 2002 (68.4MB)

The John Peel Show – 4th July 2002 (68.4MB)
Features Nina Nastasia Live at Peel Acres.


A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit Peel.

PepsiPeelie by DomesticEmpire
PepsiPeelie by DomesticEmpire

Early data culled from my Peel Media Audit reveal 80 plus ‘mix’ tapes, although these do feature a fair degree of the Peelster rather than being a pure selection of song grabs. I was listening to number nine in the car today and damn it sounded good. Dubster has uploaded a few of these recently, from duffpaddy among others, and one of the most interesting aspects is how everybody’s individual taste produces a tape that sounds like nobody else’s. It would be great if we could find compilations from the same general time period but from several different sources to hear the programmes from a different musical perpective. If you see what I mean! Included in that are some ‘themed specials’ I did: 4x’Ambient Peels’ & 3x’Techno Peels’. There is also the John Peel’s Seasonal Selection from ’97 (3xC90’s). ‘Pulp For Peel‘, where they sat in for him I think. Some ‘live to air’ sessions including Stereolab etc and Glastonbury bits. The Festive 50 from ’94, ’95, 96, ’98 plus more lurking somewhere – it would be great to get as many as possible and make a torrent perhaps? John Peel Night from 16th December 2004 spread across six minidiscs. Not to mention loads of odds and sods and numerous complete programmes from differnt periods – nothing that’s been uploaded previously from what I tell. Plus a host of tv programmes that I think I mentioned in an earlier post, most of which I’ve never seen uploaded anywhere before – still trying to locate that This Is Your Life programme too (it’s here somewhere), but that stuff will have to wait until I sort out a decent capture card or invest in a stand-alone dvd recorder. Anyway that’s a brief overview for now :)

In other news: I’m itching to rip this bastard drive out of my laptop and fit the brand new one I bought today. The present one failed a couple of months ago and it’s been touch and go as to whether I get past the ‘Back Up Your Data Immediately – We’re All Going To Die’ message every time I boot the thing and press ‘F1 To Continue’. I’ve lost much data due to it’s instability but have persevered for several rather dull reasons I won’t bore you with but today, well tomorrow now – it’s late, is Transplant Donor Day. Once that’s done I can begin transferring all the files I want to upload safe in the knowledge that doing so will be at a leisurely pace without fretting over the next inevitable crash – hard to believe I used to earn my living working in IT isn’t it….oh, no maybe not then?

So where is this post going? No idea frankly. Just wanted to fill you in on what’s going on really. I was going to explain something of my present state of health but then I thought better of it. I don’t want to sound as if I’m angling for any kind of sympathy or anything like that. Suffice to say that today was the first time I’d been out of the house in several weeks and it felt ok.

So all being well I’ll be back I’ll be back on this ageing but dedicated Sony shortly and resuming business with an august vigour that’ll be the envy of all who survey me. Failing that I’ll cobble together parts for a desktop pc and use a migraine inducing CRT.

And finally to finish up, some Peel video…

Record Shopping With John Peel (15 June 2002):
“John couldn’t come to Sonar and not come away without a few choice tunes from the Sonar Record Fair…”

Table Football World Cup (Glastonbury 2002):
“During Jo Whiley’s show the cream of Radio 1 DJ talent and members from Idlewild, Cooper Temple Clause and Lost Prophets & John Peel battled it out for the Table Football World Cup. Check out the videos and pictures.”

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