Tonight's session was originally due to be broadcast on 06 June 2002 but the show was blacked out due to the failure of the ISDN line to Peel Acres.
There is a competition in the programme to win five autographed copies of the new Cinerama LP, 'Torino'.
Marko from Belgrade emails John to thank him for the boxes of surplus 12" singles that he won in a competition. They were delivered by the Nab Woodley collective ("Noel, Howard, Ben and Matt"), who coincidentally also contact John asking for a dedication for their new Serbian friends.
First plays on the John Peel Show for Young People and Deerhoof whose LPs had arrived in the same package from the USA during the day. Both groups would go on to record sessions for the programme.
Regarding the track by Latvia's Depo, Peel can't be sure what word on the EP sleeve is the band name and what the title of the record.
John says that the then US President George Bush resembles Norman Wisdom. JP: "This is something that's been bothering me for ever since he became President."
JP: "I shall put that in my box to take to Glastonbury with me. I've not been invited to play out at all, but you know, it's like taking your harp to the party. That kind of thing. Someone might say, 'hey! Do you fancy playing some tunes?'."