As a sort of an adjunct to Tuesday’s O Superman graphs in the Guardian, I will be part of a discussion about John Peel – the man and his music, as they say – at NYU this Monday eve, April 25. This Unpopular Culture event is hosted by the quite popular Sukhdev Sandhu, Associate Professor of English, Social and Cultural Analysis @ NYU.
Joining us will be DAN FOX, a writer and musician living in New York, co-editor of Frieze magazine. He’s just released, “Pretentiousness: Why It Matters,” (good title that), Coffee House Press, and PAUL MYERSCOUGH, a Senior Editor at the London Review of Books.
While I can’t match these guys chops, I did spend 3 days sleeping on Peelie’s records’ room floor at his thatched mansion in East Anglia and trolling through his Punk 45s.
So Join us if you can. They’re showing the short film, TODAY CARSHALTON BEECHES, TOMORROW CROYDON (Anthony Wall, 1981). The entire event is more formally (pretentiously?) known as, THE COLLOQUIUM FOR UNPOPULAR CULTURE presents: TEENAGE KICKS ARE HARD TO BEAT: JOHN PEEL IN 2016 See more here…