Thursday, August 10, 2006

What with family crises, illness and work, I've been a very busy bunny over the last few weeks, with little or no time for blogging; and as if that's not enough, I'm off on holiday next week, so I thought I'd best upload something quick...
...trouble is, I find myself with only two days to go, and not much that I can upload immediately.

As a stop-gap, I found a random Peel show on my hard-drive, or at least a bit of one; I recorded it on the occasion of my son's second birthday, and, joy-of-joys, Peely played a song for him. This is only half the tape, ie. one side of a C90, so I don't know if this is the half in which my secret identity is revealed - and I haven't got time to check it now - how exciting!

Needless to say, as an analy retentive Peel taper, I will have to find the second half (first half actually, as this is labeled 'side 2', so I'll assume it is) and upload it when I get back from mes vacances (catch the clue as to where I'm going?). The audiophiles might be disappointed, because it's very much an analogue affair, but at least the Peel purists will be happy, because it is entirely un-edited. Um, except that it starts half way through a Laura Cantrell song...sorry.

Anyway, I'm procrastinating; I have work to be completed before I go away, and I don't want to do it, so I'm wasting as much time as possible by typing to you, dear reader; ah fuckit, it's only 2.30 - I'm not going to get away with it, am I...?

Ok, it's here

A plus tard!

Stop press: recording the second (well, first) half, I realised that the reason I taped this one (apart from it being my son's birthday, of course) was that the lovely Cat Power was in session. A good reason not to miss this one, then.

Here's side 1

Btw, anyone catch that, "And today's only headline is..." on News 24 yesterday, referring to the alleged terrorist threat ? Sorry ? The only headline ? Israel vs. Lebanon, anyone ? Blimey, that worked, Tony; remember to tell your mate across the Atlantic...


Blogger domestic empire said...

I hope the family crisies and illnesses have spent their worst and you enjoy your holiday young man!

I have precious little from the year 2000. I think that's when I began seeing wots-her-name and had little time anything else - and if you knew wots-her-name you wouldn't have blamed me!

Thanks for the file Roger :-D

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Blogger DrSativa said...

thanks for the great tapes. Personally i am going to carry on collecting until i have every John Peel show ever transmitted. I am especially fond of shows from 1979 - 83 (mon to thursday ?) In which time JP educated a calloow youth into the mysteries of punk/new wave/reggae.

1:58 pm  
Blogger joe + coz said...

hi mr rogered

just wanted to say that this is absolute gold! I know others differ but having the music with Peel's links too makes it all so much better - after all without John on it what's left?

he wasn't just a curator of compilations, he was just as much a performer and i think his worth only comes across when you can hear his words too.

anyway thanks again for this, and keen for more. i might even get round to digitising my tiny collection of peel shows :)

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