Posted in music on April 30, 2012

John Peel

Starting on Tuesday, the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts will begin uploading details of the late DJ's cherished vinyl, unveiling 2,600 albums over the next six months.

Every week, the Centre will expand the scope of its virtual museum, adding another 100 records, covering everything from Appalachian mountain music to zouk. "It's a very personal look at John's collection," producer Charlie Gauvain said. According to Sheila Ravenscroft, Peel's widow, curators will highlight one artist from each batch, picking through more than 65,000 items in his archive. Peel kept meticulous files about his records: each sleeve was given a typed filing card, with all sorts of information.

"There'll be information about the record sleeve, front and back, all the information about the record itself, as well as whether John rated the album or not," Ravenscroft explained. Although copyright prevents the centre from streaming the records, links will be included, when available, to purchase or stream the music on Spotify and iTunes. "I think people are going to be very interested as to what's in the collection," Ravenscroft said. "They will be amused and intrigued by it." -[The Guardian]

We'll see how much of John Peel's collection -- sure to be full of obscure 7''s and cassettes and other rarities -- will actually be available digitally, but look for Peel's collection to start hitting the web in less than 24 hours

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Comments (28)

Sweet. However, they aren't audio files right? Just lists...hmm...

Posted by BRBpizza | April 30, 2012 12:19 PM

That's real generous of him. Hopefully now he will be able to get a little sunlight. He looks like he could use some.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 12:19 PM

vinyl is for faggots

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 12:21 PM

First up needs to be Teenage kicks by the Undertones

Posted by blag the hot shot | April 30, 2012 12:24 PM

He championed Family before anyone else.
That makes him the man.

Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2012 12:51 PM

@12:19....He's dead...

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 12:58 PM

12:58 irony he understands not

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 1:04 PM

1:04 - I didn't know the purpose of irony was to make the speaker sound like a complete idiot. I thought it was used for humor/insight.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 2:24 PM

1:04 - Nice try. 12:19 (and I assume you are the same person) is the BV Dope of the Day!

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 2:27 PM

2:24/2:27 (and I assume you are the same person) clearly you fall into every trap laid before you, and have no other card to play but to call the "trapper" (e.g. your daddy) bad names as he points out your foolishness.

Sure, you go on feeling superior. You are still a fool, and I laugh at you fool.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 2:32 PM

Vinyl is the only form of recorded music worth purchasing. And this is not ironic like a well trimmed mustache.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 2:38 PM

both of you guys are dolts. if it was meant to be a joke, it was stupid. if not, also stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 2:43 PM

"You are still a fool, and I laugh at you fool."

Now THATS irony.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 2:51 PM

12:19/1:04/2:23/2:43 = ass.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 3:22 PM

Welcome to the club, 3:22. It was lonely here without you.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 3:34 PM

Wow, 12:58/2:24/2:27/3:03 you are a real douchebag. That kind of childishness takes both heredity and practice to achieve. So, not only is your mommy a douchebag and your daddy a douchebag, but your whole lineage are douchebags as well. And, not to downplay your own contribution to the family honor, you have achieved by dickery and shoving vegetables up your rectum a level of douchebagginess that I personally have not yet seen on this blog. AND THAT'S SAYING SOMETHING! So, you've got that going for ya. Which is something. You can carry that with you as you march in your empty protest tomorrow, along with your other brethren of human refuse.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 3:40 PM

3:40, you're now pulling people in to this who don't even exist (3:03?)

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 3:43 PM

3:40 needs to get laid real bad. not sure how 12:58 was being a douche, but with a rant like that I dont think we are supposed to even care about the content of said rant. Lets just all give him a little attention. Hey everyone! Look at the sad guy. Awww. Lets just hope we never end up like him.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 3:46 PM

i think maybe 2:27 hurt his feelings(?)

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 3:48 PM

LOL you fuckers are all off. The douche that doesn't understand irony, and then tries to cover his tracks by trying to be oh so much cooler than everyone else is not hurting anyone's feelings. Sometimes, you just have to call a fuckwad hipster scumbag a spade, amirite!

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 4:02 PM

Yikes. 3:46 is right, but i feel badly for the next person 4:02/3:40 tricks in to bed.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 4:08 PM

bad trolling all over this thread.
and john peel is still dead. that's funny as shit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 4:23 PM

So what did that fat fuck die from anyway? Musta been a heart attack. He could use some sunlight, er, could have used some (past tense).

Regardless, I'm certain that he's doing better than this fine lad -
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/devilsblood/bottomlounge/2.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 4:27 PM

4:08 - You're right. No one should have to suffer that sad bastard's sadness. Although it sounds like he has a penchant for veggies in the bum.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2012 5:48 PM

^ LOL "bum"
Nice one nancy boy. Spot of tea? What what?!
Fucking limey douches

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 7:51 AM

fuckin' nobodies saying shit about John Peel... you do realize that you don't count in the grand scheme of things , right ?

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 8:51 AM

i would love to have them all, even thought i don't know much about this man

Posted by Kambo | May 4, 2012 3:04 AM

john is the men.

Posted by jordon | July 31, 2013 9:34 PM

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