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Ex Godfathers guitarist, now singer songwriter with own band The City Farmers

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Mad World

First the PM loans G Dubya some cannon fodder for his election campaign and then the Guardian says it might support the Lib Dems in the next election due to to the fact there is nothing discern ably socialist about the current labour government. Meanwhile we loose John Peel, a man whose show was amongst the most challenging ever on British Radio. Yes, challenging! I mean who hasn’t heard something on John Peel and thought it was the nastiest pile of crap on the airwaves? This was the natural yin to the yang of hearing the stuff that was fresh, new and exciting. Discoveries (my personal ones, that is) over the years directly attributable to JP include Kraftwerk, Eno’s Here come the warm jets, The Young Marble Giants and, like many other musicians, I can also credit him for my fist ever radio play, not ‘Lonely Man’ the Godfathers first single but a home-grown punk single with The Jermz, my first ever band.
It’s a sad loss but at least he was still a potent force, still broadcasting, still respected, still interested to the last.


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