Good morning dearest friends,
as usual it is an honour for me to participate in the annual Keepingitpeel Day, as installed by Webbie from Football and Music. Please find out more about the event on his site. Also my friend JC over at The Vinyl Villain posted some great articles about the event within the last week, so I suggest you have a look at his site as well: some neat songs were being featured there!
I think there are mainly two things we are missing, now that John Peel is no longer with us. The first, of course, is the music he brought to us. But secondly, at least this is true for me, I think we miss his voice a great deal. Therefore, and I hope it meets with your approval, this year I decided to focus a bit more on the voice than on the music, so I dug out a few of my old (from 1989 in this case) BFBS tapes and searched for some of those amusing little stories we all loved John for back then. The sound quality may not be absolutely perfect perhaps, but please don't let that put you off from listening closely!
So, without further ado, here we go:
Stack Waddy - 'I'm A Lover Not A Fighter' (mp3) .... before and after which we hear an amusing story about how Stack Waddy are connected with a most bizarre drinking ritual!
Bolt Thrower - 'Through The Eye Of Terror' (mp3) ... after which we learn that music can really connect different cultures, including the French people!
Well, I do hope indeed you enjoyed my choices and please remember to keep it Peel: not only today, but everyday!
Any comments would be, of course, highly appreciated.