John Peel

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Amazon AutoRip: Is There Any Point To Trying to Prolong the Life of the CD?

    So this one time, my college roommate was gonna buy this album. It came in two formats: CD and MP3. The CD version was a few bucks cheaper. I argued with my roommate that a CD was a better deal because you also got a physical copy of something, but he went for the MP3 download anyway because he didn ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    Henry Rollins Won't Tell You Who to Vote For (But He Really Thinks You Should Vote)

    See also: OFF!'s Dimitri Coats Talks Phoenix Oil Theft Charges See also:Henry Rollins on Occupants, the Occupy Movement, and the RadioYesterday, 458 episodes of legendary maverick pirate/BBC radio broadcaster John Peel's radio program were mysteriously uploaded to SoundCloud. For fans of radio that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Simon Joyner, The Trunk Space, 7/16/12

    Simon Joyner The Trunk Space Monday, July 16, 2012 See also: Songwriter Simon Joyner Chases Ghosts on His Latest Album Here's why (like myself, a few weeks ago) you probably haven't heard of Simon Joyner: He's really not fond of fame. Despite collaborating with The Mountain Goats, impacting Beck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Record Heat: New to Me, Anyhow by Brad Dwyer

    In 2010, our New Times operations manager and Up on the Sun contributor Jay Bennett wrote a column about listening to only new music called Nothing Not New. For a whole year. Some time has passed, but not the lesson that column taught me. There's nothing wrong with favorites, but it's shocking how ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Cass McCombs: Wit's End

    Cass McCombs - Wit's End​Well it's finally here -- the last and final Tuesday of April. We've seen many a solid new release throughout the month, and the prospect of a promising May and June await the collective fancies of new music fans. Today's focus falls on venerable singer/songwriter Cass McC ... More >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2007

    Peel It Up

    Memoir of a radio hero

  • Music

    May 4, 2006

    Falling Forward

    Don't fence them in

  • Music

    September 18, 2003

    The Animal Collective

    Here Comes the Indian (Paw Tracks)

  • Music

    November 14, 2002

    Scratching the Surface

    The public craves rare Nirvana. Fear not: 'You Know You're Right' is only the beginning.

  • Music

    October 5, 2000

    David Bowie

    Bowie at the Beeb: The Best of the BBC Sessions '68-'72 (Virgin Records)

  • Music

    September 18, 1997

    Smart Alecks

    Pavement battles the growing impression that it's too clever for its own good