The ISDN connection to Peel's home fails during the Von Bondies track. Two minutes of the programme are lost before it is restored.
There is not a Pig's Big 78 selection in the programme because Sheila has gone to stay with John Walters' widow Helen for a few days.
Peel complains that Steve Lamacq ignored him when they passed in the street that afternoon. He puts this down to an affliction of middle age, whereby you suddenly become invisible. He adds that early in the week, he had all his hair cut off and despite working all day with people from Radio 4, nobody noticed. 'It proves the point that you become invisible in middle age. It's depressing at times but at other times it's quite useful.' he says.
(JP: 'It's quite often the case these days that artists or bands have names that I don't really understand, and this next record is by D84. I don't know whether that's a controlled substance or a lubricant or a character on a TV programme that I don't watch.')
Pascal Comelade: L'Orquestra Del Titanic Plays "That's Amore" (LP - Traffic d'Abstraction) G3G
(JP: 'That's Amore is the song that some of you might vaguely know that contains the line about the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie. There is argument that it's piece of pie, but either way, one of the worse lyrics in all of popular song I'd have thought.')