Wednesday, October 27, 2004

R.I.P John Peel. Much saddened at the news, still can’t quite believe it. No more Peely, what an act to follow, who’s going to champion The Fall from now on? No more festive 50, I feel bereft. Poor Pig and family.

Radio one tribute tonight, Steve Lamacq playing Peel session tracks as requested by the great British public, lots of DJ’s staying on raising a glass of red wine or two. It’s going to be one helluva wake, that’s all I can say.


mad phuc said...

I doubt that Philip Larkin would have been much impressed with the pop group The Fall, or Mark E. Smith's brand of poetry in particular, given his rather conservative view of jazz-uh.

Larkin said...

Larkin had a fine appreciation of early Jazz, a product of his youth, if Larkin had been born a decade or two later I'm sure he would have enjoyed, as any self respecting artiste would, the merits of Mark E Smith and The Fall.