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  • Tom Roche
    I did a little websearching Friday on the faster connextion where I work and found out a little about the New Zealand event Pelly is/was attended this past
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 23, 2002
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      Peel In NZ
      I did a little websearching Friday on the faster connextion where I work and found out a little about the New Zealand event Pelly is/was attended this past week.
      It's connected to both the British Foreign office and to some sort of music industry confab there. I clipped the weblinks and some of the pertinent text below. Some of the sites had a few pictures from the event, just taken Thursday and I have clipped 3 of them and upladed them to the yahoo peel group photos area at

      >http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group/peel/lst?&.dir=/New+Zealand+2002&.src=gr&.view=t&.last=1

      When I realized that this event was taking place in Auckand, the first thought I had was of the excellent college/alternative station the b95FM - one of the first and best webcasters in the world, and a longtime favorite here, well before BBC got on the web. Mornings here in Atlanta are late overnight there and they play good music all day and even wilder stuff overnights. And sure enough, a check of their site showed that Peel was involved with some sort of b95FM event last night. I listened occasionally throughout the day in case the event was aired or simulcast in some way so I might alert all of you, but either it wasn't, or I missed it, or it happened while I slept. The site claims it will webclip the event later.

      Lastly, if you really need a JP programming fix, note that the BBCWS half hours roll on over the air on MW and SW and on the web too.. late late tuesday night your time, and midday sunday your time.

      In GMT: Tuesdays 0405

      >                 Sundays 13:05 & 20:05

      Also the his Radio Mafia show is on the web on alternating Wednesdays at 10PM UK time. Or at least it used to be.

      anyway here's some of the stuff I found yesterday.



      tom r




      http://music.britishcouncil.org/events/


      This page lists past and future events in which the British Council Music Department has actively participated, both as organisors and sponsors. If you would like any more information about our activities or would like to contact us, see contacts for details.
      You may search for events using the Search box above. Search by country, by town, by participants or by any other parameters.


      March 2002
      New Zealand, Auckland
      Intermediate
      - UK music journalist and and DJ, John Peel to attend a 5 day media forum that showcases some of the best journalists, writers and columnists from New Zealand and the UK. The forum hopes to promote the sharing of best practice, ideas and debate on pertinent issues. (21.3.2002 - 25.3.2002)






      http://www.intermediate.org.nz/index.htm

      Speakers from the United Kingdom

      Lynn Barber, The Observer
      Andrew O'Hagan, The London Review of Books, Granta
      David Leigh, The Guardian
      John Peel, BBC
      Tim Radford, science editor, The Guardian
      Andrew Rawnsley, The Observer
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      Speakers from New Zealand

      Linda Clark, TVNZ
      John Campbell, TV3 and Radio NZ
      Karl du Fresne, The Evening Post
      Mike McRoberts, TV3
      Rod Oram, Unlimited
      Colin James, NZ Herald






      >http://entertainment.nzoom.com/entertainment_detail/0,1846,76875-129-133,00.html

      Peel speaking in New Zealand

       British DJ John Peel has been called "the single most influential voice in popular music" and he is heading our way for a three-day media discussion seminar in Auckland, which will run between March 21 and 23

      InterMEDIAte will feature some top UK and New Zealand media commentators and specialists, who will be discussing, among other topics, the relationship between media and politics, privacy vs celebrity issues and the changing nature of the media with the advent of the Internet.

      Working on 'pirate' station Radio London from the mid 60s, Peel was offered a full time position with the newly launched BBC Radio 1 in 1967, when that station was introduced to replace the recently outlawed (albeit very popular) 'pirate' stations.

      Famously open to new musical trends, Peel soon established himself as the "man with his finger on the pulse", encouraging and fostering many struggling bands, with diverse musical backgrounds, through increased airplay and documentary style special broadcasts. These broadcasts, known far and wide as The Peel Sessions, include work by many famous (and now not so famous) bands including The Fall, Jimi Hendrix, The Smiths and The Smashing Pumpkins.

      Peel has also been at the forefront of introducing new bands to the popular consciousness, including Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac. His tastes remain eclectic, however, and while promoting mainstream groups, his interests in leftfield performers have led him to champion the likes of Mogwai, Pulp and The White Stripes.

      Peel also writes for British publications, including national newspapers and has a permanent column in the Radio Times.
      For more information on the InterMEDIAte seminars, please follow the related link below.







      >http://www.95bfm.com/events.php?id=28&flash_detect=true


      95 bFM hosts John Peel

      95bFM is very proud to present an evening with legendary BBC radio DJ John Peel on Saturday 23 March. His radio shows have been broadcast on numerous stations around the world (including bFM) and dozens of influential international artists have had their music released under the world famous 'John Peel Sessions' name after recording for his show.
       
      Sharing the stage with Mr. Peel will be Hard News guru Russell Brown and former 95bFM Breakfast host Graeme Hill. There will also be performances by two surprise guest artists. It will be an intimate affair at the Classic on Queen Street and will kick off at 7pm.
       
      Unfortunately tickets for this show have now sold out. However, we will be posting an edited highlights QuickTime movie on the site in the next couple of weeks.


    • pbslive
      ... There s a little more about it here. It refers to an article in NZ publication The Listener which doesn t seem to be online.
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 30, 2002
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        --- In peel@y..., Tom Roche <troche@m...> wrote:
        > I did a little websearching Friday on the faster connextion where I
        > work and found out a little about the New Zealand event Pelly
        > is/was attended this past week.

        There's a little more about it here. It refers to an article in NZ
        publication The Listener which doesn't seem to be online.
        http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00179.htm
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