on April 5, 2001
A sharp look at the days when corporate revolution finally came to Radio 1. Dave Lee Travis like something out of Edgar Allen Poe. The true inevitable Shakespearean tragic failure of Mark and Lard at breakfast time. John Peel not mincing words. And Simon Bates, strangely, coming across in high-art unironic mode is the most powerful of the lot. Quote (p.46) Simon Bates on artists: "What is the one thing all performers and writers are? They're paranoid. Your commitment to your own standards is all you have."