Peel mentions the Channel 4 TV show 'Under The Moon', which had been broadcast the previous evening. It featured Peel favourites Half Man Half Biscuit playing live in the studio.
Peel plays the Delgados track for the second night in a row.
During the chat with Mary Ann Hobbs, Peel reveals that he doesn't laugh at jokes. "I laugh at kind of life, you know. I love sitting in like, a cafe or a pub or something, just listening to what people say. That's what makes me laugh really, by and large, just observing the passing scene. Jokes never do."
Add N To (X), #1 (rpt). Recorded 1997-11-23. No known commercial release.
(JP: 'Do you know... I've done it again. There was going to be a great segue there... and with the side of my hand - this is so irritating when this happens - with the side of my hand I seem to have managed to switch it off again, just at the crucial moment. There you go. Live eh? Ha ha ha!')
(JP: 'That's Derrick Morgan on Crab Records from millions of years ago, 'Make It Tand Deay' is the somewhat mystifying title of it, but I think it's something to do with front bottoms, but I'm not absolutely certain. But then... let's move on.')
(JP: 'I've had another few hours answering emails and so forth and responding to people's requirements and requests - that's the kind of chap I am. One of the messages that I got from Stuart in Preston who's working in a petrol station. I tried to email you back again Stuart, but the machine somehow kind of just rejected it and sent it back to me in some way, which I don't understand, but I did have a go. But he did tell me about a customer that came into the garage while he was listening to this programme and thought that one of the records that I was playing was a fridge malfunction, which I rather liked I must admit (laughs). And the fridge has an LP coming out I think in March...')
(JP: 'Ends very suddenly... but at a time when records are getting longer and longer and longer and having less and less and less in them, I mean some records anyway by "well-known bands" said he vaguely, quite nice to have a bit of brevity.')
(JP: 'And a fax here from regular faxers Luke and Kerry in Brighton and they say, "dear John, please would you play more stuff by Fridge Malfunction. They sound cool." I'll see what I can do for you.')
Delgados: Pull The Wires From The Wall (album sampler CD) Chemikal Underground
(JP: 'Almost unbearably pretty, that, and it will get a lot of play at Peel Acres over the weekend and in these programmes again next week. But I've just noticed it actually comes from a sampler for the forthcoming LP which I think is as-yet untitled... and it says release date June 1998. So perhaps I shouldn't be playing it at all. But it is so great.