Hi Weatherman22 I had a message from YouTube user called bonnie43uk, who wrote the following to me: "Hi, I have a few old cassette tapes of John Peel shows tucked away in a box somewhere, you are welcome to have them if they are of any use, .. i no longer have a cassette playerBonnie43uk in sunny Swindon" Unfortunately I don't have a device that convert cassette tapes into mp3's. I've mentioned to Bonnie43uk that there are people who are interested in them. Bonnie as I gathered is not selling them for money, but wants to give it away for free from what I understand.
I've asked Bonnie43uk whether these are full shows or compilations and what year or years these tapes are from ? I'll wait for bonnie43uk's answers, unless somebody has already messaged bonnie43uk on YouTube.
The 16 July 1990 show stops working after 7 minutes. I suspect the file has gone corrupt and also on the Mooo Server, it shows the file having only 11 MB, whereas in a normal file, it would be much more. Anyway I thought I let you know. Hopefully when you upload it again, the file won't be corrupt.
Yeah I know. My flatmate at ripping central let his broadband lapse so have been depending on BT WiFi. That doesn't allow big uploads if the owner of the router is using it. So it had to be overnight and it looks like the full file is there now. Thankfully my PC survived the power supply blowing up!
Appreciate the work you have done in uploading Rich's Peel shows on this site. I just want to clarify with the Apna Sangeet group. The words "Apna Sangeet" in the Punjabi language means "Our Song". The group consisted of Kulwant Singh Bhamrah (K.S.Bhamrah) and Sardara Singh Gill (S.S.Gill) with back up musicians. Now on the discog site, (http://www.discogs.com/artist/1848412-Apna-Sangeet), each fof the band's songs were credited under K.S. Bhamrah or S.S.Gill or both. Confusingly they were both part of the Apna Sangeet group, but would use their own names to credit themselves. No idea why they chose this method, perhaps it's related to contracts on who would get writer's ownerships. Anyway keep up with the good work.
Yes it made me wonder how I should credit the track on the listing. It's like a Beatles album with tracks by Lennon and McCartney listed under their own names! The album seems to sell for a lot according to Discogs.
I had to overwrite your spelling collection as I was in the middle of a large edit but reinstated it afterwards.
I'm also surprised by that as well. I'm guessing it's a rare album. Anyway I corrected the track's name. It's not "Danda", but in fact "Put Jatan Da". Mind you Peel mispronounced it as "Bhoot Jatan Da".
Thanks for all your SL Tape uploads and my apologies for picky quality control....unfortunately, I've got another slight quibble. I couldn't find the 03 December 1993 file in your Mooo folder...until I realised it was labelled 1993-03-12, not the way you usually do it!
Will there be a chance of an upload of the 08 February 1990 BBC Radio One show on the Mooo Server ? I noticed you did a wiki page on that date and it mentioned "tbc". I presume there must have been more tracks.
normally there is a purple button labelled "reply", or "new/start topic", but it isn't there.
i know there have been some teething problems, but?
That's what I've been complaining about! Try logging in again, it seems to indicate that you are logged in by displaying your name but that is just due to cookies, you actually need to log in properly.
Thinking back, the old Groups did that but it was more obvious as all of the posting options were greyed out until you logged in.
Hi Stuart, I have a recording of what is purported to be the Peel session by The Sugarcubes on my youtube channel. There are many comments on the upload stating that it is a fake. On the page at 04 January 1988 there is a recording of part of this session listed, but unfortunately the link is incomplete. Steve W advised that I should ask you as you made the page. Is there any way that I could get hold of this file as the three tracks which are on it would confirm whether or not the five tracks that I have are authentic. Thanks Vibracobra23 (talk) 10:19, March 23, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Stuart, very much appreciated. The file confirms that at least 3 of the 5 tracks which make up my upload of the session on YouTube are genuine and, obviously, I have every reason to suspect that the other 2 tracks are also genuine. Hopefully the comments calling the upload a fake will now stop. I owe you.Vibracobra23 (talk) 20:01, March 23, 2013 (UTC)
I'm writing a piece for The Independent about the rise of Wikia as a resource; I'm really keen to speak to a Wikia admin to talk a bit about their experience of using the site. I'm on a terribly tight deadline – just wondered if you might be around tonight (Monday 19th) or tomorrow morning for a quick 10-minute phone conversation? My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
PS – I'm leaving the same message on Steve W's wall, apologies for cluttering it :)
Many thanks for your interest. I've only recently become an admin and that was really because I do so much editing of the site, but I wasn't otherwise involved in the setting up of the site, its design, policies, user lists and all the other stuff that goes along with being a Wikia admin! So I'm not qualified to speak from an admin's point of view, and I'm not around in the morning.
Fwiw, I find the Wikia site somewhat like Wikipedia but a bit easier to use, and there's less of the pressure that you get on "Wikipedia proper" in terms of style guidelines, neutrality, source citations etc. Certain aspects of the site are kind of fixed but there's enough flexibility to allow us to do what we want with it.
I see from the Independent biog that you are in Scritti Politti, I'd no idea they were still around! I remember being into the Songs To Remember album in a big way. I found your Spotify article very interesting. As an early Spotify adopter I wondered how my £10 per month got allocated; I'd like to think that if I chose a track to play this would allocate some of that to the artist/record company. So I have been adding some Spotify links on the site to individual tracks.
I see you've been doing some detective work on the first batch of SL tapes!
We seem to have too many minutes for the 24th November 1991 show - but files b and c do overlap files a and d. So b and c are the dance edits and a and d are the main show (minus some dance edited tracks but including others....) will do my track splicing bit to try to recreate the running order but only after a good night's kip and a clear head!
Thanks for your message. Actually, this was a bonus item: I have been trying to identify the AK shows re a complete list I've been putting together. I realised that the separate track listings did not add up, so I left them as they were rather than trying to concatenate them (with the duplicated tracks). Hope you can make some sense of the way they've been recorded!
Well I think I have pieced together the show order, with just the slight discrepancy in the placing of the Queen track in the dance edit version of the show. Looks like the last three tracks of file c did in fact belong to the 30th November so I've updated both pages.