Thursday, October 13, 2005

currently listening to...

John Peel day on Radio 1. Despite how much I loved his shows, and how much I respected him, I didn't get caught up in the idea of today, and even thought I probably wouldn't bother listening in. I'm glad I did. I tuned in at 7pm and since then I've heard Status Quo, some frenzied happy hardcore, The Specials and The Smiths in session, a blinding live take on Blindness by The Fall, and am currently listening to some live stuff which New Order recorded for the BBC yesterday - all Joy Division songs. Transmission and Atmosphere were just spellbinding, Barney shouting "Move back, move back" between verses, so it's clearly getting pretty hectic. After Atmosphere he said "We don't want anyone getting hurt. Least of all me". Hooky, who wouldn't be in trouble if caught in a scrum, cut him short. "Let's do this one for Ian, lads". Gulp.

They're playing yodelling now. Five more hours to go. Fantastic.

1 comment:

BB said...

What ho. I tuned in at about 7.40, unfortunately missing everything you mentioned prior to New Order, who were great. Was good to hear "3-1-g", which I had only ever heard under the moniker "Warsaw" as the first track on the JD Substance album.
Also heard Neil Tennant ravel on about Bowie for a bit. There were some good things but I got bored around 10.

PS. I ordered that iPod...