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John Peel was totally into Public Enemy before it took a nation of millions

Since I half-heartedly announced a minor meme four years ago, I’ve been broadly keeping my music tastes just that: broad. I’m a perfect example of the self-hating fifty-quid man, so turning each shopping expedition into a game of genre darts … Continue reading

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I could have held onto your Pärt

My Peeling has gone far better than I expected. This is terribly out of date now, as I’ve found the fields outside my comfort zone far more fertile than expected, but for what it’s worth—and for closure—here it is. Go … Continue reading

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Keep warm this winter: end musical complacency

I don’t want to catch myself commemorating John Peel on a personal level; as the post by addedentry reminded me, nobody outside his close acquaintances and family really knew him (least of all that waste of good catfood Julie Burchill). … Continue reading

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