Sunday, 25 October 2009


After a very difficult day yesterday sporting officially the worst hangover of my life whilst enduring two buses and a train to get me home from the incredible Swn festival in Cardiff to Oxford... via Birmingham(!)... I'm now back in the land of the living. If only I could remember half of what was happening in the photos I've just seen from Friday night.

So it turns out that today is the 5th anniversary of the unfortunate passing of John Peel. It reminded me of something I posted on here 2 years ago and thought I'd resurrect the tale from the archives to help mark the occasion. Enjoy...

The first radio airplay BSM ever received was from Mr Peel back in 2004. He played two of my releases back to back and called it a "BSM segway". One of the records he put on at the wrong speed and the other was a split single, from which he played one band but called them by the others name. I was at my girlfriend's Mum's wedding when I received a text telling me he'd played them the night before, so I faked illness to literally run the 2 miles home and listen back online. I spent the rest of the afternoon punching the air, wearing a huge smile and getting drunk on WKD blue, before being rumbled and shouted at by my girlfriend. She didn't understand my reasoning. We broke up shortly after citing musical differences as the reason.

R.I.P. John Peel

1 comment:

Tommy Bear. said...

John Ravenscroft RIP. Just finished reading Margrave of the Marshes, his semi auto/biography, he's literally had one of the best lives anyone could have ever wanted. What's more Trencher were featured on the last Peel Session which is sweet.

Right Time, Wrong Speed.