john peel loves the claydons more

Even though John Peel played my band’s records on his show, and said very nice things about us from time to time, it looks like we didn’t make the cut when it came time for him to choose the vinyl he held most dear. According to a story in last week’s UK Times, he kept those records in a special box which he always kept close at hand. In the article, published a year after the famous DJ’s untimely death, they list the records that did make the cut. And while no Monkey Power Trio titles were listed among the142 well-worn seven-inch singles, there were at least 3 put out by my friends Andy and Patti on their label, Flying Bomb Records… That, I think, is a pretty fucking cool claim to fame. (“Congratulations, guys.”)

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  1. Posted November 3, 2005 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    You should check out the I Love Music boards. They’re doing a yousendit marathon to collect all 142 singles (actually, all 290 sides, including a couple of EPs).

    Hey, did you ever get your distribution worked out for Crimewave? I read your blog through RSS and stumbled across it again when I was trying to look up places in Ann Arbor to sell sperm (I’m broke, what can I say? Wait, why am I apologizing? It’s your damn site that comes up in searches for paid sperm donation Ann Arbor…) and it turned out to be that post, one that I’d missed.

  2. mark
    Posted November 3, 2005 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for letting me know about that, JS. I was just mentioning to someone that there should be an effort to pull all the music together in one place, whether it be in a box-set, or in electronic form. I’m glad that someone’s dong it. (Of course, Jack White will probably sue them.)

    As for CW, no, we don’t have a distributor yet. A few big companies have accepted us, but they all want money up front. So, we still haven’t made a decision. When I fugure something out, I’ll post something here though… And I’ll label it, “big money for ann arbor blogger sperm” just to make sure you see it.

  3. mark
    Posted November 3, 2005 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    …If you want to sell a vial or two on my site, let me know.

  4. Posted November 3, 2005 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    You know, Mark, that it doesn’t have to be a formal clinic… If you wanted to work out some sort of freelance sperm bank thing, my rates are reasonable…
    Ah, but who doesn’t dream of turning a hobby into a career?

    As for the box, there’s a torrent up and people are talking about actually issuing it as a set of 45-lookin’ cd-r’s in a wooden box. Which would be cool as fuck and totally illegal… I’m gonna guess that it’d be Sheena Easton that’d come after it first…

  5. mark
    Posted November 5, 2005 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Would anyone else like to sell their sperm here at I’m thinking that we could have a big one-day event (maybe the day after Thanksgiving) and try to capitalize on all the on-line holiday spending.

    “One Day Blowout!”

    “All Sperm Must Go!”

    “This will likely be your Only Chance to Own a vial of Tony Buttons.”

  6. Posted November 17, 2005 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    The one hour documentary made for UK television: John Peel’s Record Box can be downloaded here

    Check comments for bit torrent link and help to seed for the benefit of all if you can. Thank you :)

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