The personal brain-dump of Garrett Coakley

John Peel RIP

It's at times like these I wish I were a more eloquent person. I can't even begin to quantify the effect he had on my musical education. So many bands that I never would have heard of, so many bands I might never hear again. I feel like someone incredibly close to me has gone.

John, although the world is a poorer place now that you've gone I bet the music upstairs has just got a damn sight better.

Others are putting it into words better than I:

I'll leave the final word to the great man himself while I raise a glass of red wine in tribute.

I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones.