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This podcast series & blog is inspired by the life of John Peel (1939-2004).

John reached millions of people around the world with his 40 plus years of broadcasting that was carried on the BBC, BBC World Service and countless subscribing radio stations the globe over. You could hear Peel everywhere from mainland Europe, India, Africa to the USA and of course all over the British Isles.

You'll be able to listen to everything great I get my hands on, from studio tracks, private live recordings, online only exclusives to forgotten vinyl gems.

The point is to allow people to listen to great music regardless of commercial intent. Peelie was too modest to want a show dedicated to him. It's always about the music. So from Lawrence, KS to everywhere we can possibly reach, let us remember what it's like to play music without boundaries and restrictions.

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John Peel's
Radio 1 Archive

The Kat's Karavan
A new blog that hosts some of Peel's old shows.

The Peel Tapes
by Jon Horne

The John Peel
Tape and File Project

A Peelie Blog.

The Perfumed Garden
An archive for Peel Sessions.

Slow Thrills Blog.
A great blog about music in general, but focuses on Peel quite a bit.

Also, if you have the P2P program Soulseek and wish to grab/share/offer John Peel material with me. I have two accounts, a primary account under "stoecker" and a secondary account under "michstoecker". Right now I probably have about 500 hours of Peel recordings that I'm sharing with everyone.
That said, you can not be abusive and try to dl everything.


Film and Video Production.

My old radio station. It's still playing the best music on the airwaves.

A great music blog.

KCUR's Sonic Spectrum

Listen to Robert Moore's
fantastic radio show
out of Kansas City

The Retro Red-Eye Express Radio Show on KKFI hosted by Sunshine.





Black Christmas for the holidays Hey everybody,

Thought I'd pop on real quick at Xmas time with a treat for you.

Black Christmas
are a wonderful instrumental rock band from Lawrence, KS and they have a new album called "By Way of Decay" thats splendid in every genuine way. I recommend the warm sound of it on vinyl. Here's a cut from the A side for you entitled The Black Heva.

Black Christmas - The Black Heva (192 kbps MP3)

RIYL: Mogwai, GYBE, Bardo Pond.

Contact them to grab a copy before it's gone.

Black Christmas Myspace.
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 9:37am CDT

Jimmy Murphy - We Live a Long, Long Time [1951]
78rpm RCA Victor
Reissued: Sixteen Tons of Rock & Roll
Buy it Here.

{{{Sunset}}} - Dear Friend (Falling Domino) [2008]
Album: The Glowing City
Buy it Here.

Negativland - Perfect Scrambled Eggs [1987]
Compilation: Potatoes: Folk Songs From Ralph Records
Out of Print.

CPC Gangbangs - Teenage Crimewave [2007]
Album: Mutilation Nation
Buy it Here.

Anandji & Kalyanji Shah - Ganges a Go-Go [1999]
Compiled and remixed by Dan the Automator & DJ Shadow
Album: Bombay the Hard Way
Buy it here.

Alton Ellis & The Flames - Dance Crasher [1966]
Treasure Isle 7"
Reissued: Be True to Yourself: The Early Years
Buy it here.

The Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal [2008]
Album: S/T
Buy it Here.

Anna Kramer & The Lost Cause - Man in Love [2008]
Album: The Rustic Contemporary Sounds of ...
Buy it Here.

The Crumb Brothers - Seat in the Kingdom [19??]
Compilaton LP: Life is a Problem
Buy it Here.

Portishead - Deep Water [2008]
Album: Third
Buy it Here.

Abe Vigoda - Endless Sleeper [2008]
Album: Skeleton
Buy it Here.

Fallen World - Color Coded System (Epsilon Remix) [2007]
12" Epsilon/Maladroit "Dance Like You´re Spelling Gurdjieff"
Buy it Here.

Genghis Tron - Endless Teeth [2008]
Album: Board Up the House
Buy it here.

The Evil - I'm Movin' On [1966]
7" Norton Split w/ The Montells
Buy it Here.

Santogold vs Diplo - The Guns of Brooklyn [2008]
/ The Dixie Cups - Iko Iko (Diplo remix)
Album: Top Ranking Santogold - A Diplo Dub
Buy it Here.

Giant Sand - The Desperate Kingdom of Love [2008]
Album: proVISIONS
Buy it Here.

The Wilders - Someone's Got To Pay [2008]
Album: Someone's Got To Pay
Buy it Here.

Dion McGregor - The Great Waltz Party [1964]
Album: Dion McGregor Dreams Again
Buy it Here.

Pissed Jeans - I'm Turning Now [2007]
Album: Hope For Men
Buy it Here.

The French - Punk Rock's Going To Die [2003]
Recorded July 3, 2003 John Peel Session
No Commercial Release Available

Tom Dutson - Lil' School Song [195?]
Compilation LP: Life is a Problem
Buy it Here.

Alton Ellis & Eddy Perkins - We're Going Rollin' [196?]
Reissued: Nuclear Weapon: Duke Reid The Trojan
Buy it here.

Direct download: The_Yank_Sizzler_032.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:25pm CDT

Alton Ellis - RIP Sad news.
Alton Ellis, the godfather of Rocksteady, passed away at the age of 70 in London over the weekend.

There's not a damn more splendid tune to dance and remember the man by.

Alton Ellis & Eddy Perkins -

We're Going Rollin' (MP3)

Category:Remembrance -- posted at: 3:13am CDT

Rocking Czechs with Milos Forman. So I watched Lásky jedné plavovlásky (Loves of a Blonde) the other night. It's Milos Forman's breakout Czech film before he graced our shores here in the US. The film was genuine and nice, but what I couldn't get out of my head was the opening song played live acoustically by a woman who wasn't even a character in the storyline. She just appears and pounds out this rocking tune on the guitar and then the story starts. I can't read Czech, but I think that Evžen Illín wrote the song. If you know, let me in on it.

I ripped this MP3 straight from the DVD.

Evžen Illín - Lásky jedné plavovlásky (Loves of a Blonde) [MP3]
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 8:07pm CDT

Well I'm finally off me duff and have another episode out in addition to the Tom Waits themed episode that I just finished as well. There is unabashedly cool new stuff from High Places, Vivian Girls, The Black Angels and Ad Astra Per Aspera.

Remember, Pandas will reproduce more often if they know you are listening to the Yank Sizzler Podcast.

Download The Yank Sizzler Podcast 031 HERE.

The Songlist :

Crystal Castles - Xxzxcuzx Me [2008]
Album: S/T
Buy the Album Here.

The Black Angels - Doves [2008]
Album: Directions To See A Ghost
Buy the Album Here.

Sonic Chicken 4 - Sexiest [2007]
Album: S/T
Buy the Album Here.

Taken By Trees - Hours Pass Like Centuries [2007]
Album: Open Field
Buy the Album Here.

Dark Meat - Freedom Ritual [2006]
Album: Universal Indians
Buy the Album Here.

Vinicio Capossela - Il Ballo di San Vito [2003]
Album: L' Indispensabile: Best of Vinicio Capossela
Buy the Album Here.

Mammoth Life - To Suffer For Passion [2007]
Album: Kaleidoscopic Art Pop
Buy the Album Here.

High Places - Sandy Feat (7" Version) [2007]
S/T 7" (Out of Print)
Buy the MP3 here.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing - Old Skool's Getting Old [2007]
Compilation: KJHK Farm Fresh Sounds (Winter 2007)
Out of Print.
But you can download the whole album here.

Sister Nancy - Gwan A School [1982]
Album: One Two (Out of Print)
Buy the MP3 Album Here.

Blind Willie Johnson - Mother's Children Have a Hard Time [1927]
78 RPM
Download the free MP3 here.

Isobel Campbell - Loving Hannah [2006]
Album: Milk White Sheets
Buy the Album Here.

Belle & Sebastian - Nothing In the Silence (John Peel Session) [2001]
John Peel Session May 11, 2001.
Never Officially Released.

Blood On the Wall - Junkeee...Julieee [2008]
Album: Liferz
Buy the Album Here.

A Place To Bury Strangers - Missing You [2007]
Album: S/T
Buy the Album Here.

Ad Astra Per Aspera - Danger Bird Blues [2008]
Love Garden Records 7"
Buy the 7" Here.

King Khan & The Shrines - Torture - [2008]
Album: The Supreme Genius of...
Buy the Album Here.

Vivian Girls - All of The Time [2008]
Album: S/T
Out of Print - But In The Red will be re-releasing it in the fall.

Harry Feinberg - It All Depends On You [2000]
Short Film: A Portrait of Harry (Dir. Thomas Trail)
DVD: The Best of Resfest Vol. 1
Buy the DVD Here.

Direct download: The_Yank_Sizzler_031.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:42pm CDT

Podcast Special on Tom Waits I was incredibly lucky and got to finally see Tom Waits play last week. I took in two shows. The first in Tulsa at the Brady Theatre and the second at the majestic Fox Theatre in St. Louis. Marvelous times and the experience inspired me to do a full episode dedicated to the man himself. Check it out as we hear his best studio recordings, live concerts and radio sessions. I hope you enjoy this treasure of a man as much as I do.

Photo by Anton Corbijn.

Download the MP3 PODCAST HERE.

Tom Waits - Nirvana (Charles Bukowski) [2006]
Album: Orphans Boxset
Buy it Here.

Tom Waits - Yesterday is Here [1987]
Album: Frank's Wild Years
Buy it Here.

Tom Waits - San Diego Serenade (Live 1976)
Recorded Dec. 14, 1976 for Vin Scelsa's Radio Show
Idiot's Delight on WNEW FM NYC
Not Available Commercially

Tom Waits - Tom Traubert's Blues / Waltzing Matilda (Live 1979)
Recorded May 2, 1979 State Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Not Available Commercially

Tom Waits - What Keeps Mankind Alive? [1985]
Compilation: Lost in the Stars - A Tribute to Kurt Weill
Re-released: Orphans Boxset
Buy it Here.

Tom Waits - Midtown (instrumental) [1985]
Album: Rain Dogs
Buy it Here.

Tom Waits - Goin Out West [1992]
Album: Bone Machine
Buy it Here.

Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones [1983]
Album: Swordfishtrombones
Buy it Here.

Allen Ginsburg & Tom Waits - America / Closing Time [1996]
Unofficial Release.
Get it here.

Tom Waits - Just the Right Bullets [1993]
        - Black Box Theme
        - That's the Way (Words by William S. Burroughs)
Album: Black Rider
Buy it Here.

Tom Waits - Chocolate Jesus (Live 1999)
                  - Tango Till They're Sore
                  - In the Colosseum
        - The Heart of Saturday Night
Recorded July 24, 1999 Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy.
Not Available Commercially.

Tom Waits - Innocent When You Dream (78) [1987]
Album: Frank's Wild Years
Buy it Here.

Tom Waits - I Don't Wanna Grow Up [1992]
Album: Bone Machine
Buy it Here.

Tom Waits - Children's Story (from Georg Buchner's Woyzeck) [2006]
Album: Orphans Boxset
Buy it Here.

Direct download: The_Yank_Sizzler_-_Tom_Waits_Special.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:59pm CDT

Mammoth Life's pop gem. The Lawrence based band Mammoth Life self-released their debut Kaleidoscopic Art Pop back around Christmas time. Since then I've been listening to it relentlessly. Please give this a listen and then do yourself a favor and go out and get the album on iTunes or at CD Baby or better yet, get your local record store to order it for you. Its a spectacular piece of pop masterwork.

Their Myspace.

Mammoth Life - To Suffer For Passion

Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 2:14pm CDT

Ad Astra Per Aspera NEW 7" One of my favorite local acts, Ad Astra Per Aspera, has just released a new 7" on Love Garden Records. Its A-side is Danger Bird Blues and the flip is Rrrip-It-Up. Both tracks are absolutely tremendous. (Bet you thought I'd use the word "amazing")

I wish I could share with you a MP3, but I want you guys to buy this awesome little number. There is a digital copy with every vinyl copy too.

But you want to hear the music right now. So go over to AAPA's Myspace and listen to it.

And finally, you're asking "Who's Love Garden Records?"

Well hotshot, they are the local record store in downtown Lawrence, KS. That's right. The record store is the label. How tasty is that.

Thanks to Amanda for telling me about it.

Category:general -- posted at: 8:29pm CDT

The Embarrassment BACK IN PRINT! Everyone rejoice! The Embarrassment anthology "Heyday" is back in print after being unavailable for far too long. Its back on its original label, Bar None Records.

Order it here from Insound or better yet, tell your local independent record store to get you a copy.

Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm CDT

Kid Koala live at the Knitting Factory 2003 So its a slow Monday and I was going through a stack of ol' bootlegs and I started listening to Kid Koala live in 2003 at the Knitting Factory and it made my day. I'm in a really great mood now all b/c Koala. I have talked before about how distinctly unique Eric San, ie Kid Koala, is. Watching him live is a remarkable time. I can't recommend it enough.

This is Downward Spiral recorded live March 29, 2003 at the Knitting Factory. (MP3)

Its a bootleg, but LastFM hosts the bootleg for sale here. I assume Koala gets the profits. right?

Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 1:33pm CDT