Before #KeepingItPeel on October 25th, there are the John Peel Day gigs.
These are live shows which feature performances by bands who recorded a Peel Session, or were played on his show. There are also live events taking place that celebrate the life of John Peel, they too are #keepingitpeel.
» If you know of any John Peel Day events drop me a line or tweet us via @keepingitpeel
Remember when the NME used to be good…
You come here to listen, not to read so I’ll be brief.
Many of you know or remember John Peel from his Radio 1 or BFBS radio shows, but there was another radio programme which he presented (from 1998 until his death) that you might have missed…
I should clarify that unlike later years, this isn’t John Peel at Sónar, but instead it’s excerpts taken from his shows broadcast on Radio 1 on 18th June and 20th June 2002 (19th June not available).
And so… once again… for those who listened, we are:
If you haven’t heard of this event before… Continue reading
After a very long break, normal service has resumed and the #keepingitpeel podcasts are back…
Before we have #KeepingItPeel on October 25th, there are the John Peel Day gigs: These are live shows which feature performances by bands who are either unsigned (and Peelie might have played) or veterans of a John Peel Session.
This shambolic mess you see before you is looked after by a British expat, now living in the United States.
In the U.S.A there is a national radio station. The publicly funded (from donations and grants) NPR and they have a wide range of genres covered on their music section. But nothing really comparable to what John Peel used to do on his shows.
Soon after moving here I was very happy though to discover local college radio stations… Continue reading
POST UPDATE: The source material for this post is via another blog which sadly disappeared just a few days ago. If you are out there and if you see this – come back soon A North Country Bhoy.
So on with the show…