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I hate coming home to news like this

Posted: October 26th, 2004, by Marceline Smith

I now feel even more guilty for not having listened to John Peel’s show in at least a couple of years since the radio on my stereo stopped working properly. I thought that he’d be there forever so missing a few (hundred) shows wouldn’t really matter so much. As with everyone I spent my teenage years listening to Peel on a crappy taperecorder; anxiously fiddling with newfangled FM to try and get something listenable, taping all kinds of incredible stuff and sending off for these odd records from friendly people all over the place. He’s certainly been a huge influence on everything I’ve done and I was thrilled when he read out my name on air and said I had a lovely name. As with the recent death of Paul Foot, another personal hero of mine, another man who did everything to help the people who never get heard, we’ve lost someone truly irreplaceable and far, far too early.

Thanks to everyone who’s posted so far. Chris’s post has almost made me cry!

Marceline Smith

Marceline is the fierce, terrifying force behind diskant.net, laughing with disdain as she fires sharpened blades of sarcasm in all directions. Based in Scotland, her lexicon consists of words such as 'jings', 'aboot' and 'aye': our trained voice analysts are yet to decipher some of the relentless stream of genius uttered on a twenty-four hour basis. Marceline's hobbies include working too much and going out in bad weather.


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