• 2003-10-14
  • Peel plays the show opener from Hellfish again to demonstrate that he hadn't started it at the wrong speed, as the slowed-down effect is on the record.
  • There is a competition in the show to win five pairs of tickets to Fabric on Friday, where Peel is playing a set from midnight - 2 am as part of the club's fourth birthday celebrations.
  • John had attended a record fair in Bury St Edmunds over the weekend: "Not the sort of thing that I do, frankly, because the chances are that given too much opportunity, I shall spend far too much money." However, he was pleased to have picked up a copy of the Nightcaps 7", a band who were big on the local scene in Dallas when he lived there in the early Sixties. The copy was later found in John Peel's Record Box of his most treasured singles.
  • There is a plug for Hermeet's sister, who is DJing in Glasgow on Friday 17th October.
  • Ipswich Town thrashed Burnley at home this evening: JP: "A good night for Ipswich, tonight, and obviously the Pig at Portman Road to see them win 6-1 and delirious with joy. The Croatian lad [1] scored the last goal in the 90th minute. I like him a lot. A lot of earnest effort. "
  • A listener writes in to ask Peel for his opinion on what to call his first-born child. Dylan is one of the suggestions that Peel rejects, suggesting "Hermeet" instead. Later he adds, "Hermeet has told me incidentally that his name translates as 'friend of everyone'. I have an alternative theory which I can't really advance on the radio, but if I get the chance to email you I'll let you know what I think."
  • The official Radio 1 track listing omits the track by Langhorne Slim.


  • Four Tet one and only session. Recorded 2003-09-24. No known commercial release.


JP: "Wonder what that backwards bit at the end says? A fairly nerve-wracking record to be playing on the radio, that's for sure." [2]
JP: "And here's a really spooky thing. The next couple of emails both come from people called Chris. Makes you realise that there is a greater force at work, doesn't it?"
JP: "This was the one record which you had to have if you lived in Dallas in the early 1960s. And it had to be played on every programme at least once, and it is a stormer."


  • a) John_Peel_20031014.mp3
  • b) John Peel (Four Tet Session) 24.09.03
  • a) 2:00:30
  • b) 00:08:34, 00:05:04, 00:03:51, 00:06:36
  • a) Many thanks to B!
  • b) Session tracks with links - 320 kbps (zip file)
  1. Peel presumably refers here to striker Shefki Kuqi, who was actually of Albanian descent but played for Finland.
  2. The backwards bit sounds like a sample of an American male saying, "five hundred years ago, one man claims to have discovered".
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