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Johnpeel3904

aka John Peel

  • I live in Stowmarket
  • I was born on August 30
  • My occupation is Radio DJ and TV presenter
  • I am Male
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  • You've identified a thrash track from a few seconds?! Either your Shazam's started working again or you're a complete genius. Looking back at these Best Ofs I started trying to tracklist these just as I had become a Wiki editor so I didn't know much about the formatting etc, hadn't even heard of Discogs, and I'm now surprised I didn't recognise the "Babes in Toyland" style track as Silverfish.

    I do have a couple of tough nuts to crack from the early 1980s so if you are looking for a challenge in the track identification stakes then I will be happy to set you upon these!

    Weatherman22 (talk) 01:46, May 22, 2013 (UTC)

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    • Actually my shazam starting working sometime ago, hence how I identified the tracks.  Shazam is quite good in identifying metal tracks, although it can't identify all of Peel's music. However it does recognise most of it. Would be interesting to identify the early 80's stuff as well.

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  • Just wanted to say many thanks indeed for all the typo corrections, links, new artist pages, etc in recent times, on top of all the assorted TV stuff. You may have seen I used some of your new artist pages on the new front page for this month (and last month too). I'm always trying to add a few new ones along the way, so really great to have someone else doing them as well.

    Something struck me from the new Pet Shop Boys one, which is that you may not know the standard site style is not to use "The" before the artist names. No problem if they are, as it's just a matter of adding a redirect (which I have done here), but the basic idea is to keep the Artists category page in alphabetical order (eg, Pet Shop Boys under P).

    On a vaguely related thing, if you correct an artist name, maybe you could use the Source editing screen rather than the Visual one. Doing changes to linked stuff on the Visual screen leaves the original spelling in the wiki code and the link. For example, if you change "New Oder" to "New Order", the link would still be to "New Oder" and show up red (rather than blue to the existing artist page). This is just how it was designed by Wikia and the only way around seems to be to use the Source editing screen to correct links.

    Anyway, sorry to ramble on. Many thanks again.

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    • Thanks for letting me know. Very good suggestion you've made.

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    • I normally right click a link and the option to remove link comes up. Then the correct spelling can be put in with the double square brackets. Quickest way I find.

      Editing the link visually should also work though it is more footery as you need to change the text and the link in the wee dialogue box that comes up. And this needs to be done using the Edit Link right click option. I think just overtyping on the mispelt link is what leads to the incorrect spelling living on in the code.

      Anyway thanks for sorting out some of my earliest pages which I created before discovering the wonders of Discogs, so are a bit texty and probably rather errorstrewn.

      Re Shazam and eary 1980s, this dub reggae tune will be a stern test as will the track on my mixtape Peel_Early_Sep_1983 possibly named Come On Yvonne.

      Strange that Shazam is the first computer program I've come across that actually requires Windows 8 to run and won't run on anything earlier.....

      Stuart

      Weatherman22 (talk) 00:16, June 5, 2013 (UTC)

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  • Dear 3904

          Hello!

              I think it is a rebroadcast of the 3D session. X-Mal Deutschland session wasn't recorded until after November 9.   I think there were some football results that suggest it was November 25. (As well as the date I had written on the cassette box)

     With best wishes

       Patrick

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    • Hi

      Yes it's been confirmed with Steve W and yes you are right, it is from November 25th. I'll remove the comment, which I wrote on that page suggesting it may not be the date.

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  • The two dates you said may not be in correct seem OK by Ken Garner's 'Peel Sessions' book, as each was when the two sessions were played in combination (with one repeated).

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    • Thanks for confirming it.  I must try and get that Ken Garner's Peel Session book. That would be a fascinating read !!

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  • Hi , just wondered if you saw my message to the list and if you got your shows OK? Thanks.

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    • Hi yes

      I did get the shows and thanks for uploading them. I enjoyed the French's session particularly and I also enjoyed your blog and left a few comments on them. Hopefully one day somebody will have the Lemonhead's Peel Session from 1989. 

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  • Many thanks for the whole new section to the page - excellent stuff!

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    • No probs, interesingly Peel's son Tom, made a song called "Down Pyke's" or "Down Pikes" in 1994,which Peel played. It was basically a guitar instrumental and it's pretty good. I was planning to do a new section on the rest of Peel's children, but I didn't have much information on them.

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  • Many thanks as always for all your help in these parts. It's really great to have you on board.

    Not sure if you've seen recent messages from Bill on the mailing list about new tapes in the ongoing Decktician's Reels project.

    Anyway, you may have seen I've set up pages here for the latest tapes -- but it's not the easiest thing in the world to sort out the tracklistings, especially if you're not a big expert on 1975 music.

    Anyway, wondering if you could weave your trusty Shazam magic and shed more light on the tape I've had a go at - D024. I don't have anything nearly as good as Shazam (or hardware to get it). You can click where it says Bill to go back to the original message (and further links).

    Be really great if you could help out.

    Many thanks.

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    • I had a go at one of the 1975 Decktician files and identified a couple of tracks. Unfortunately I had to use Midomi, which in my opinion is not as great as Shazam, as my missus has decided to take her phone away for some time, which had Shazam on it. Midomi is easy to access, because it's on an internet site and all you need is a microphone. Shazam is tricky to get, unless you have latest mobile phones, i-pods and i-pads. 

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    • Many thanks! And also for the software tip!

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  • Hi and thanks for your addition to my page! Very interesting, especially given Peel's comments, where he appears less than enthusiastic in retrospect....

    Best wishes

    Steve So.it.goes.2512 (talk) 21:35, September 23, 2013 (UTC)

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    • I remembered typing the Vaselines on the Peel wikia site some months ago and was puzzled why he never played any of their material especially what I think is a great track, Son Of A Gun, which of course was later covered by Nirvana. I had thought he must have not noticed the Vaselines, but after reading his comments on the track on your page, I realised he wasn't a fan of the song.

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  • Hi and thanks for your page on this, which I never got round to making. I see that you added this to the Best Of Peel Mixtapes page, but this is only specifically for Mike's recordings, not for any and all Peel compilations: since he didn't actually compile the podcast, would it be OK if I removed the reference? Thought I'd alert you first instead of just charging in.

    Best wishes

    Steve So.it.goes.2512 (talk) 14:39, October 21, 2013 (UTC)

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  • Many thanks indeed for all the Rob Da Bank / Peel show pages. I should have told you about how to do redirects, but didn't realize you'd be putting them all up.

    Anyway, at the stage you are at now, what you need to do is go to each of the existing redirect pages, go to the source edit window, and use this basic pattern as the only thing on the page (at the very top left, starting with # in the corner):

    #REDIRECT XX Decmber 2004 (Rob Da Bank)
    

    XX is obviously the start of the date. What shows up in red here would need double square brackets at either side to create the internal page link.

    If you do a Preview of the page before saving, it should be obvious whether it'll work or not. There will be a hook arrow pointing to the show page in blue.

    Sorry for not telling you earlier. It's a handy thing to know for making pages for redirects to cover for artist name variations.

    If it seems a bit tricky to sort out, just leave them and I'll try and sort it when I get time. But just off to bed right now.

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    • I've got the recordings of those Rob Da Bank programmes. Is it okay to upload them when I have time?

      Patrick

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    • To JP3904 - Many thanks for sorting it all out. To John L's Dad - Sounds great to me. Many thanks for all the ones so far - really fantastic.

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