RIP John Peel

What can be said. John Peel was a huge influence on me and I hardly ever heard him. The man had some preternatural ability to pick up on a buzz before practically anyone. Case in point: He was playing the Modey Lemon before their first album even came out. This is just a small local example though. As a kid, “Peel Sessions” were to me some kind of mythic thing that only the greatest of bands could achieve. I did get to listen to his show once streaming radio became a reality, and he never failed to surprise. Rest in Peace, Mr. Peel. I’m sure there will never be another DJ quite like you.