In response to a listener query, Peel explains his filing system for his record collection.
"Vinyl LPs: there's a numerical system with cards and things. Of course it sounds like an imposingly wanky thing to do but at the same thing it's the only way I can find stuff, and I've always done it that way. People say, 'ah, but you need to put it on the computer'. But quite clearly it would take me the rest of my life and more to do that so we stick with the cards for the time being. CDs are filed in alphabetical order and this is something that obviously causes a great deal of concern to me because it has to be updated all the time. I have to spend my whole life filing CDs, which is rather a tedious thing to spend your time doing. The same system, such as it is, applies to seven inch singles and twelve inch singles as well."
Six By Seven: Bochum (Light Up My Life) (LP - 04) Saturday Night Sunday Morning
JP: "Over the weekend I was listening to some of the records out of boxes of things that had been lying around the house and had gone unheard for far too long and I came across this LP and put it on and our Thomas came in and said, 'hey, that's a really good tune, dad'. And he was right."