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Right place, right time, wrong speed.

Last Christmas, Christmas 2003, John Peel ran a competition to have his listeners design a badge for his show. Some of the finalists were hilarious and played on John's most familiar catchphrases. For example: "Click on my face", my particular favourite, based on the phrase that John repeated every evening on his show when navigating listeners to his homepage on the BBC, Radio 1 website. The winning entry was a badge that said "Right place, right time, wrong speed", based on John's tendency to play at least one record at the wrong speed on every single show. Sometimes he would realise immediately that he was playing the record too fast/too slow, but would find that he actually preffered the speeded up/slowed down version and would leave it playing at the wrong speed for the duration of the song often playing it again, immediately afterwards at the correct speed!

John Peel died today, 26th October 2004, he will be sadly missed. Rest In Peace John.