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John Peel

Posted: October 26th, 2004, by Dave Stockwell

I’m really upset, and there’s no way I’m going to escape this bad mood now. All I want to do is listen to sick noise music and sulk.

I had the privilege to meet John Peel a couple of times, and he was just the nicest, most garrulous and enthusiastic guy – his radio personality seemed to be exactly who he was, whether he was with his family, hanging around with musicians of any level of infamy, or talking to some anonymous fuck-off who was doing their level best not to be overawed in his company. He even profusely thanked me for giving him a record by a band called The Cunts once.

And you just somehow counted on his radio show being there throughout all the shit that radio1 goes through. I shudder to think how things will be without him. Rest in peace John.

Dave Stockwell

David can always be relied on to end his e-mails with one of those 'np: blah blah' things in order to remind us of how much more music he listens to every day than anybody else. His interests include rockin ' out in a major style as guitarist in Souvaris, throwing frisbees from tall buildings "just to see what happens" and simply kickin' back with his bitches in a gold-plated jacuzzi.


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