Peel mentions he is the 2nd most wonderful person in the whole world behind Morrissey in an NME Readers Poll and ahead of Mikhail Gorbechov.
Peel plays a track from New Zealand band, The Verlaines, called Bird - Dog, which he calls the German Beer Song, which features in the lyrics of the track.
Peel says at the end of 1988 was a bad time for hip hop he thinks and is interested to see if it survives in 1989.
Peel says a friend of his brought records for him from Japan and says that 85-90% were frankly rubbish, and plays a track from Japanese group, Metrofarce, that he thinks is OK.
Peel plays a track from American band Nirvana and then plays a song from a British group of the same name from 1967.
Peel mentions as a vegetarian, he disapproves of leather jackets, since been given one in a restaurant as a present from the manageress.
Peel plays a track from the Wedding Present covering Altered Images' Happy Birthday, but prefers the original version sang by Altered Images singer Clare Grogan, who he was infatuated with and would have done anything for her. He mentions singing the backing vocals for the band's Song Sung Blue track.
Peel reads out the results of the best singles category in the NME Readers Poll: 01 - House Of Love ('Destroy The Heart'), 02 - Jesus & Mary Chain ('Sidewalking'), 03 - Morrissey ('Everyday Is Like Sunday')
Peel reads out the results of the top ten best albums category in the NME Readers Poll, and says that there aren't many that he likes: 10: Wonder Stuff - The Eight Legged Groove Machine, 09: Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll ('which I didn't enjoy at all'), 08: Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ('which was very good indeed'), 07: Morrissey - Viva Hate ('which was OK, but flawed I felt. I'd much prefer the three tracks that was on the reverse of the 12" version of Everyday Is Like Sunday'), 06: Sugarcubes - Life's Too Good ('which was disappointing I thought'), 05: Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation ('which was excellent, but I think it would have made a better single LP than it did a double LP'), 04: Smiths - Rank, 03: House Of Love - House Of Love, 02: U2 - Rattle And Hum ('I must admit my copy of that went immediately to the poor of the parish. I just gave it away to somebody I disliked so intensely, as I did indeed with the record that's voted by everybody at number 01, which is R.E.M.'s Green, there you are')
Peel mentions missing good reggae after saying the first three or four reggae LP's in the boxset of Pressure Drop - Island Celebrates 25 Years Of Jamaican Music, were really excellent, but after that, they were not as attractive. He goes on to say that he hopes reggae in 1989 recovers.