Posts Tagged ‘John Peel’

On Friday night, Magoo are celebrating their 25th birthday at the Norwich Art’s Centre, and whilst there’s always more to be said in looking forwards rather than backwards, it seems a more than appropriate point to briefly return to a moment that is now a somewhat indistinct memory. – Back in a time when the […]



Today would have been the 75th birthday of Mr John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, known to most as Mr John Peel. If you’ve visited here before you may have caught my ramblings about John in respect of my work with the wonderful Magoo and in particular my efforts to get their second single played on the […]

When the late great John Peel finally made an appearance in Who’s Who, one of his interests was noted as “staring out of the window”. For as long as I can remember I’ve shared this particular recreation and to be honest I’m always a little suspicious of those who don’t. So whilst investigating the work of photographer Brian David […]

Oh! I Do Like


“I’ve often wondered if there is really such a need to travel hours at huge cost and stress when you can travel a few miles to your nearest seaside town. When you’re having a break, it doesn’t matter how close or far away you are from your everyday life. The important part is the unwinding. […]

Some time ago the BBC announced that they had decided to name a wing of Broadcasting House after John Peel. His erstwhile colleague at Radio 1, Andy Kershaw, responded thus : “This is breathtaking hypocrisy and self-serving bogus sentimentality. It is also, to some extent, guilt-driven. Radio 1 was marginalising John just before his death. […]

Radio Radio


Today is World Radio Day – and I love radio. According to the slightly underwhelming official website “World Radio Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of radio, facilitate access to information through radio and enhance networking among broadcasters.” So given that I’m unlikely to enhance much networking or facilitate any significant access I suppose […]

I’ve never been a particularly fervent fan of Thunderbirds or the work of Gerry Anderson, that’s probably sacrilegious sorry – I mean I can understand the appeal but that’s as far as it goes. However I am an enormous fan of all things lenticular, so when I saw that the latest set of stamps from […]