From Mark (ripper): "Peel still playing the Reggs. Sounds relaxed but a bit bored and at end a bit weary – still some skilful and nonchalant disc jockeying. I suppose that is what I marvel at most – he was a DJ. In fact he was there almost at the beginning of disc jockeying – in Dallas a few short years after Sun recorded Elvis – a country boy who found the blues. And he saw the cult of the DJ – worshipped in the temples of Ibizia or on the airwaves of redneck America. Through it all he had a nose for music and played new stuff peppered with Ivor and the Fall."
Peel comments that a feature on the Australian Doors in this week's NME mentions Angus Deayton. He adds that he had sat next to him at a lunch a couple of weeks earlier - "perfectly reasonable bloke he turned out to be too". Peel plays the Hee Bee Gee Bees single that features Deayton, as "it occurred to me that you might never have heard it."
Show includes a competition to win one of five copies of the March single release from the Wedding Present (winners were announced on 08 March 1992.)
One Dove: Fallen (Monday Morning At Bobby N's) (12") Boy's Own Recordings
(JP: 'For all I know, this record may even be in the charts by now. It certainly should be. But unfortunately I missed the complete UK top 40 because when I came into the building this afternoon there was a producer across the corridor from the office that I work in listening to a David Essex record at full volume with every sign of enjoyment. And while the complete UK top 40 was being broadcast I was being talked down off the ledge.')
(JP: 'I was going to be wickedly satirical after the news and say that Michael Jackson had been in the country to hear one of these programmes and then I thought to myself, well if I say that, I'll probably find myself facing a $100 million lawsuit for one of those uniquely American offences like escarpment or buttering.')
(JP: rambling link from 'Elvis Costello said something very wise on Desert Island Discs today: “Sometimes it seems that music doesn’t have place in the music industry plans" … I know what he means …' through 'having the day off because really tired to Radio 4 to Star Trek conventions' to …'would like to have a klingon dictionary, but where do I find one?')
(JP: 'You know how CDs are unbreakable and so forth; well, this one has a crack across it, but I don’t think it's going to impair your enjoyment. I don’t think it actually effects the playing part of it but we’ll discover together shall we?')
(JP: 'I have some sympathy with that I must say, although I don’t think our massed [?] babies would agreed with it very much.')
('This next is going to be irritating for those amongst you, and I sometimes summon you forth, people who are Sonic Youth completists, because something else that arrived from Greyhound a book … also most irritating for you included with it is a 45 with two previously unreleased tracks. The sound quality isn’t much good on this, but in some ways that enhances it.')
Sonic Youth: 'Shaking Hell (live at Vera Groningen, Netherlands 24/11/1983) (7")' (Stampa Alternativa)