Tuesday, September 25, 2007

- A brief history of lard

The term lard refers to pig fat in both its rendered and unrendered forms. Lard was commonly used in many cuisines as a cooking fat or shortening, or as a spread similar to butter. Its use in contemporary cuisine has diminished because of health concerns posed by its saturated fat content and its often negative image; however, many contemporary cooks and bakers favor it over other fats for select uses. The culinary qualities of lard vary somewhat depending on the part of the pig the fat was taken from and how the lard was processed. Lard is still commonly used to manufacture soap and to fill daytime Radio 1 with utter banality.

Some lard, yesterday

Anyhows, in 2004 some lard (often referred to by its nickname Moyles) tried to make fun of our JP. Here is that lard talking about a typical Peel blunder:

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- Comments please

My eternal thanks to Clive Winbow for this offering. Please leave comments.

It’s Peel folks, but not as we know him

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

- 1979 Revisited

The 1979 Festive 50 Top 10 link has expired on that crap filesharing site I was using, so I've uploaded it to Divshare.

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- Sensational Alex and Peel's Prototype Mullet

Alex Harvey

Just as with everything else he did, John Peel was ahead of the game when it came to sporting the renowned 'mullet' haircut. This can be seen in the videoclip you're about to watch, in which a mid-seventies Peel interviews Alex Harvey between songs.

It's a fairly big file (98mb) so be warned!

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This post was inspired mainly by Gary's excellent post on Alex Harvey over at his Aural Stimulation blog.

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