A relaxed but at times bitingly sarcastic JP starts the show with the cryptic question, 'Have you washed your hands?'.
A listener pours praise on his previous show featuring P J Harvey live, and avers that John's programme has 'always been an inspiration'. Typically, JP replies, 'you're just saying that'.
Liverpool FC had parted company with manager Gerard Houllier the previous day. John thought Houllier was "very dignified in his little press conference... I felt really guilty about it and really sad, as though it was my personal fault that he'd lost his job."
The SFA track prompts a memory from John's youth of time spent in Anglesey during visits to his grandfather. His father would routinely make a detour to see Llanberis Pass, which he described as one of the most beautiful places on Earth. John agrees.
Another listener wonders if John sang on a Hefner session track: JP denies it, stating that the only time he did so was on 'Song Sung Blue', the Altered Images cover, which he thinks he did 'pretty well'.
He converses with Mary Anne Hobbs before her show starts, commenting that most of her guests seem to be 'overpaid tossers from the States'. Indeed, Slipknot are stated to be in session for her.
The programme includes a couple of segue links of a female voice reading the Brother Grimm fairy tale "Mother Holle" (previously heard on 19 May 2004).
Trencher, #1. Recorded 2004-04-28. No known commercial issue. The repeat was featured in Peel's last ever show.
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