The single by Minus 8 Feat. Ras Charmer had been given to John by Paul Thomas of the R1 One World programme. Peel says that until comparatively recently, it was unheard of that another radio show would give you a record that they thought you'd like to play on your own programme. JP: "It was regarded at one stage in the early days of Radio One as being a very strange thing indeed if DJs took even the remotest interest in music. Genuinely regarded as rather unhealthy."
Peel is later than intended coming back in after playing the Cranebuilders track because he was untangling the headphone cable from his chair.
John details what happened at Peel Acres after the show had ended the previous Thursday (08 May 2003). Their guest Laura Cantrell had been cajoled into playing more songs, largely it seems at the insistence of Hermeet ("drink had been taken, I have to say"). According to Peel, in the end she gave up singing herself and accompanied Hermeet as he "sang her songs, rather poorly.""It was a great night" though, and one that reminded John of nights he spent with his friends when he lived on Gaston Avenue in Dallas, Texas. The festivities were eventually concluded at 4:30 am, he says.