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john peel (1939-2004)

today we mourn the loss of legendary radio maverick and champion of new music, john peel, who passed away yesterday while on holiday in peru. peel will be sorely missed by his many loyal listeners, not to mention the great number of artists who found fame through his enthusiasm for good music.

ironically, i mentioned peel in my last blog, as he had recently selected local label mashit to be label of the month this month. i'm honored that some of my music was heard by the man before he passed, and i'm grateful for the legacy he has left to all of us listeners who can only aspire to be as open-eared as john was. long live the peel sessions!


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