And so once again, for those who listened…we are:
If you haven’t heard of this before… have a read here.
For those of you who are lazy:
Today (October 25th) is the date in which the legendary DJ John Peel departed this earth and left a hole never to be filled. To commemorate his passing and to celebrate his life all the people that used to listen to his shows post their tributes. How they do this is simple – if you are on Twitter post something…anything John Peel related and add the hashtag: #keepingitpeel
If you are a blogger, post your memories and your favourite Peel Session track(s).
This is the last time I’ll be doing the #keepingitpeel thing. 10th anniversary of his passing. So let’s make this a good one.
» There are John Peel related live events going on throughout the month of October, but the aim of #keepingitpeel is for the audience. For those who listened…
October 25th: Radio Stradbroke:
“On #keepingitpeel Day 2014, Richard Pierce will, in the spirit of John Peel, be playing new music, as well as some of his favourite tracks from John Peel shows of the past.”
October 26th: Point FM:
Dandelion Radio is obviously #keepingitpeel and they will be broadcasting some John Peel memories.
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Sadly I haven’t had the time to put something together so I’m going to highlight some others.
– Starting with Dirk, aka Sexyloser who has not only met John Peel but also kipped at Peel Acres one night.
Dirk is in Germany and discovered Peelie via his BFBS broadcasts. He recorded many of the programmes and occasionally he’ll post something on his blog.
Featured here is a post from May 2014: “Is The Peel Session Version Really Better ?”
“I was wondering recently whether I’m all alone in my opinion that the vast majority of songs recorded for John Peel’s BBC program is way better than their “regular” versions, the ones you and me know by heart. There might often be just minor differences, I admit, but those differences make the Peel Session versions somewhat special…”
- Basement Five – ‘Last White Christmas‘ (1980)
- The Rezillos – ‘Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight’ (1978)
- Ian Dury & The Blockheads – ‘Sweet Gene Vincent’ (1977)
- Madness – ‘The Prince’ (1979)
- The Members – ‘Sound Of The Suburbs’ (1979)
- The Only Ones – ‘Another Girl Another Planet’ (1978)
- Joy Division – ‘Transmission’ (1979)
- Sisters Of Mercy – ‘Alice’ (1982)
- Siouxsie & The Banshees – ‘Mirage’ (1977)
- The Fall – ‘Container Drivers’ (1980)
- The Adverts – ‘Looking Through Gary Gilmore’s Eyes’ (1977)
- Stiff Little Fingers – ‘Suspect Device’ (1978)
- Sham 69 – ‘Hey Little Rich Boy’ (1977)
- The Buzzcocks – ‘ESP’ (1979)
- The Jam – ‘In The City’ (1977)
- Magazine – ‘The Light Pours Out Of Me’ (1978)
- Wire – ‘I Am The Fly’ (1978)
- The Undertones – ‘Here Comes The Summer’ (1979)
- The Slits – ‘Love And Romance’ (1977)
- The Flys – ‘Love And Molotov Cocktail’ (1978)
- Swell Maps – ‘Read About Seymour’ (1978)
- UK Subs – ‘Stranglehold’ (1978)
- The Stranglers – ‘Somethin’ Better Change’ (1977)
- The Cure – ‘Fire In Cairo’ (1978)
- X-Ray Spex – ‘Warrior’ (1978)
- The Beat – ‘Ranking Full Stop’ (1979)
» Dirk – Sexyloser – The Peel Session Mix 2
[1 Hour 12 mins/file size is 138MB]
Six Hundred Records
Peel 90s Dance Vinyl Winner Presents Special Programme For John Peel Day
This is a very special podcast which is an essential listen. As you will read below, John Peel gave away 600 records in a competition and now for the first time you can listen to the story and the records:
“In 1998, John Peel ran a competition on his BBC Radio 1 show in order to give away 600 Dance /Electronic 12” records that had been building up steadily in Peel Acres since 1997. Because the programme simply didn’t have the budget to courier the records over to the winner, part of the prize – almost unbelievably – involved John driving over to the winner’s house to hand-deliver them! As his contribution to John Peel Day, the winner of these 600 records has put together a special 2-hour radio programme featuring a mix of his favourites from the 600, as well as the story of how it all came about. The 2-hour mix takes listeners on a journey through the late 90s sounds of Downtempo, Techno, Acid-Techno, Experimental Electronica, Post-Rock, Big-Beat, Tech-House, Dub-Techno and Drum ‘n’ Bass. Artists featured include Boards of Canada, Speedy J, Daft Punk, Ben Sims, and the Stay Up Forever Collective. Listeners will hear how a sparkly, over-sized postcard helped get the winner’s entry noticed, how John Peel was served a terrible cup of tea, and how the winner began to get an understanding of what it must have been like for John to receive quite so much vinyl through his letterbox all the time!”
– There were many mentions on what would have been John Peel’s 75th birthday (August 30th) and one of those was from Trust The Wizard, a blog and podcast site which posts any sort of music they like.
On the 30th of August they created a special John Peel birthday pod:
Claire Butler (@CLButler76) writes on Another Kind Of Mind and has posted: #KeepingItPeel 2014: Peel Sessions Playlist
Drew (@billisdeadatATK) from Across The Kitchen Table has posted some songs by Jesus and Mary Chain: Keeping It Peel
Rick posted back in August (on John Peel’s birthday), actually he did two posts: “Do you ever have a night when you don’t dream about the Fall?” – John Peel remembered – and – John Peel remembered (Part 2)
There are two special podcast hosted here on #KeepingItPeel. They were created by Jukebox Rebel and here’s the first one:
» Keeping It Peel – Jukebox Rebel – D’ya Ken John Peel
Brian runs the blog Linear Tracking Lives! and he’s posted this interview: Keeping It Peel With Paul Court of the Primitives
Simon at Sweeping The Nation (on Twitter @sweepingnation) wants you to remember somebody else – John Walters: the power behind the throne
@TheSkyEtc has created a playlist on Tape.ly: Keeping It Peel – A Decade Without John Peel
Our friends at Dukla Prague Away Kit has posted: Cheers for the music, John: Ten years since the death of John Peel
Jacinta Fox (@jassy3) writes on Acid Minus Doves – John Peel: My Hero.
Over at the John Peel Archive they have the records from John Peel’s own collection which he mentioned on Desert Island Discs
The photographer Amit Lennon remembers photographing John at his home: John Peel – Ten years later
@peel07 runs The Perfumed Garden blog which has over 300 John Peel shows available now.
Invisible Jukebox – John Peel’s Invisible Jukebox January 1995
Vapour Trail blog has posted: Peel tribute; our Top 10 Peel Sessions.
The music blog Earthlings! has posted a memory of John Peel: And it could be me, and it could be thee.
John Peel is world wide – Dale, who is a British expat now living in the Chonburi Province in Thailand. He runs the website for Chonburi FC and is #keepingitpeel with a post about a Shriekback Peel Session from 1985.
Continuing the worldwide theme – Mark Venning (@weloveallthat) is a Brit expat living in Madrid, Spain. He’s remembering John a decade on with a trip around the world.
TheRobster runs the blog Is This The Life?, an essential read. He’s reposted a podcast from a previous project: From Inside The Pod Revisited #5: Keeping It Peel
Swiss Adam at Bagging Area has posted a track by Sheer Taft
Blatchula (@ttfb) has posted his memories of John Peel with Keeping It Peel as well as a podcast.
The 2nd special podcast hosted here on #KeepingItPeel: Jukebox Rebel Presents… D’ya ken John Peel – Episode 2
Plain Or Pan are #keepingitpeel this year with Peel Session tracks by The Pixies.
Steve (@StevoMusicMan) writes on his blog: #KeepingItPeel – 10 Years Since He Departed.
Kill The Sound blog – At the (wrong) speed of sound: John Peel remembered
Jez Swingler (@jezbionic) wrote on his blog – A Diversion with his memories of emailing John Peel and discovering bands through him.