And so… once again… for those who listened, we are:
If you haven’t heard of this event before… have a read of this which has some explanation.
In summary: Today (October 25th) is a day designated for bloggers, tweeters, facebookers… and for you, who tuned in to Radio 1 every night to hear John Peel’s dulcet tones. Also to hear some sometimes strange noises coming out of your radio. On this day – October 25th – we commemorate and celebrate the memory of one the most influential DJ’s who ever was. How we do that is by posting on Facebook or writing a blog, or tweeting a link (using the hashtag #keepingitpeel) with your favourite Peel Session track.
Today we’ll be posting live updates here of every #keepingitpeel mention. If you spot something in the wild that isn’t on here yet then please use the contact form or post a comment below:
We start our coverage of #keepingitpeel this year with a specially constructed podcast from the curator of many of the pods seen right here with his tribute to the great man. Having listened to this pod in advance I can tell you that this one will pull at all your emotions. We have clips of Peelie as well as memories from many others.
Here’s the tracklisting and some words from ross ofcourse the curator of the pod:
Mary Anne Hobbs
John Peel – on hearing Elvis and Little Richard for the first time “Nothing was – genuinely nothing was – ever the same again.”
Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant – John Peel
Andy Kershaw – Rat Scabies’s mum
John Walters – The Shend – The House Of Love – Destroy The Heart (live at Peel’s 50th Birthday Party)
John Peel at his 50th Birthday Party / Radio One Stanley
Steve Lamacq – Liverpool 3 : Milwall 0
John Peel – “Boys Own”
John Peel on TOTP – George Michael and Aretha Franklin
John Peel & Tony Blackburn – You Don’t Bring Me Flowers
Mary Anne Hobbs – John Peel and the ‘dilemma’ of REM v Mogwai
Steve Lamacq – Silicon Teens – Memphis Tennessee
Andy Kershaw – Diblo Dibala – Matchatcha Wetu
Mary Anne Hobbs
Mitch Benn – A Minute’s Noise (For John) (live on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Now Show’)
Steve Lamacq – Bis – We Love John Peel (JPS)
John Ravencroft (sic) promo for K-O-M-A
Jarvis Cocker – Pulp – Peter Gunn (live)
John Peel – “Doing something that’s right”
Damon Albarn – Talk v behavior.
Cinerama – All The Things She Said (JPS) – Mary Anne Hobbs
Jarvis Cocker – “Excited”
Sheila Ravenscroft – Fame
Steve Lamacq – Laura Cantrell/Ballboy – I Lost You (But I Found Country Music) (live session)
John Peel – Upbringing
John Peel – Phone message back to his office from the Swiss Hotel in Lima.
Mark Coles intro.
Dr Venom – Mumm-Ra – The final record programmed by John Peel. Posthumously played as the last track on the third of three World Service shows he recorded before leaving for Peru.
“John Peel’s last ever music-radio word on air, was a name from Thundercats : o )
There’s not so much music in this podcast as the previous ones I’ve compiled. It has a very different emphasis. What music there is, is – with one particular exception at the beginning – not perhaps what one would assume would be here. No Fall, no Undertones. Representation and celebration rather than the comfy furniture.
Everybody would have done this differently. I had options. This is how I chose to do it.
It starts with an ending, and ends with an ending. It has to of course, this isn’t a fantasy. Peel gave us everything he could; he gave us a lifetime.”
[This pod is 52mins long/file size is 71.8mb]
Oct 26th:Happy to see that everybody is still #keepingitpeel, because this is not just for the one day, but for every day.