Radio Free D'ni

Welcome to Radio Free D’ni!

Welcome to the homepage of Radio Free D’ni. You will find here both our current announcements and our past playlists. Our links to the music stream are at the top, just above this post.

Generally speaking, we present a show every other week, at 1300 KI time. We have pre-show music usually starting 40 minutes earlier (so getting on the stream at 12:20 KI time might be a good idea), and also a good bit of music after the show proper.

See you in the Cavern
Malaclypse

13:00 KI is 8 pm in the UK, 9 pm in CET. KI time is Mountain Time in the US, and it follows DST… I can only assume that when Victor Laxman got the KI’s working again he synch’d them to surface time in New Mexico…

AlanDJ

82 Un-covered

For a change, sets of tracks that are linked by title only, everything else about them being different.  Once we started looking we found lots of candidates, so there will be more shows on this theme, unless you’d rather we didnt’…

The preshow contained one track excerpted from the main show, Dog Eat Dog by afrobeat legend Fela Kuti – at fifteen minutes it would have eaten into the time too much – and we overran as it was.

The show theme meant we had a wide variety of styles of music, showing off our ecelcticism if nothing else.  Unfortunately, some of the tracks turned out to be poor examples of the musicians talent, which we will try to correct next time.

Postshow was stuff from Mal’s stash, as he put the show together.

This will be the last show in 2017, as our next slot would be on Christmas Eve and we all plan to be busy then.  Have a great time over the holiday, and we’ll see  you on January 7th with a show paying tribute to all those musicians and performers we lost in 2017.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Living After Midnight Judas Priest Rock Songs [Disc 2] 1980
Dog Eat Dog Fela Kuti Shuffering and Shmiling 1999
All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You Heart Rock Super Stars Vol. 2 1995
I’ll Make Love To You Anytime J.J. Cale 5 1979

The Show

Hard Times AC/DC Rock Or Bust 2014
Hard Times Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989
Hard Times KISS Dynasty 1979
All I Want Is You Emerson, Lake & Palmer Love Beach 1978
All I Want Is You Roxy Music Country Life 1974
Dog Eat Dog Adam And The Ants Kings Of The Wild Frontier 1980
Dog Eat Dog Joni Mitchell Dog Eat Dog 1985
Dog Eat Dog AC/DC Let There Be Rock 1977
Friends The Beach Boys Friends 1968
Friends Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III 1970
Friends Sandy Denny Who Knows Where The Time Goes 1991
Night Train Jimmy Forrest single 1951
Night Train Steve Winwood Arc Of A Diver 1993
Take The Money And Run Steve Miller Band Fly Like An Eagle 1976
Take The Money And Run Gerry Rafferty Baker Street 1997
Let’s Dance Benny Goodman Ken Burns Jazz Series: Benny Goodman 1939
Let’s Dance Chris Montez single 1962
Let’s Dance David Bowie Let’s Dance 2003
Let’s Dance Chris Rea Dancing With Strangers 1987
Oh Darlin’ The Beach Boys Keepin’ the Summer Alive 1980
Oh Darling Supertramp Breakfast In America 1979
Oh! Darling The Beatles Abbey Road 1969
Eye to Eye Asia Alpha 1983
Eye to Eye Audience The House on the Hill 1971
Time Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue 1977
Time Carl Wilson Youngblood 1984
Time Hootie & the Blowfish Cracked Rear View 1994
Time John Miles Stranger in the City 1977

Postshow

Fallen On Hard Times Jethro Tull The Broadsword And The Beast 1982
I’m The Urban Spaceman Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band The Doughnut in Granny’s Greenhouse 1968
Bat Out Of Hell Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell 1977
Feelin Allright [Live] Joe Cocker Rock Super Stars Vol. 2 1995
Souped Up Ford Rory Gallagher Against The Grain 1975
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper Blue Öyster Cult Agents of Fortune 1976

 

A list of all our shows

Follow the hyperlink on each show name to see the playlist and comments for that show.

Date Show
20140817 1 Introductions
20140831 2 History of Supertramp
20140914 3 Good Old Brit Prog (part 1)
20140928 4 Jazz on a Clear Day
20141012 5 History of AC/DC
20141026 6 Alex Harvey
20141109 7 Goren’s Andrew Bird show
20141123 8 Britprog 2, Caravan
20141207 9 Vocalese and etc
20141221 10 Christmas Show
20150111 11 Doors
20150125 12 Rarities and What-ifs 1
20150208 13 MOULa 5th Anniversary
20150223 14 The Doobie Brothers
20150308 15 A History of ZZ Top
20150322 16 Britprog 4, The Yes-No interlude, Maybe
20150405 17 Rarities and What-ifs 2
20150419 18 Boywhith’s Funny and Strange
20150517 19 Celebration 1
20150531 20 Rock Humour
20150614 21 Rarities and What-Ifs – Show 3
20150628 22 Prog Folk
20150712 23 A History of Rush Part 1
20150726 24 A History of Rush Part 2
20150823 25 RFD Anniversary 1
20150906 26 RaWI 4
20150920 27 Bass Instincts
20151004 28 Passport
20151018 29 Tangerine Dream
20151101 30 Britprog 3, Canterbury Scene
20151115 31 A History of KISS
20151129 32 Theme Tunes
20151213 33 A History of Jethro Tull
20160110 34 Return to Bass
20160124 35 Bowie
20160207 36 Enya
20160208 MOULa 6th Anniversary 2016
20160221 37 Vangelis, by Janeerah
20160306 38 Long Songs
20160320 39 Keith Emerson
20160403 40 Much…Later
20160417 41 Long Songs 2
20160501 42 Pink Floyd part 1
20160515 43 Anticipating Obduction
20160529 44 RaWI 5
20160612 45 Themes 2
20160626 46 Pink Floyd Pt.2
20160710 47 Road Songs
20160724 48 Connections 1 The Clapton Complex
21060807 49 RFD Anniversary 2
20160821 50 Gold
20160904 51 Electric Folk 2 – the Unusual Suspects
20160918 52 On The Road Again
20161002 53 Rarities and What-If’s 6
20161016 54 By The Book
20161113 55 Covered Up
 20161127 56 Difficult Times
20161211 57 Not Your Average Christmas Music
20170108 58 A Bad Year for Good Music, part 1
20170122 59 Connections Part 2
20170204 MOULa 7th Anniversary – The D’ni Music Show
20170205 60 Playing The Game
20170219 61 One-Hit Wonders
20170305 62 No Fillers 1
20170308 International Women’s Day 2017
20170317 Saint Patrick’s Day 2017
20170319 63 Covered Up 2
20170331 Magic Kadish light show, Spring 2017
20170402 64 A Bad Year for Good Music 2 : Robert Stigwood
20170422 Earth Day 2017
20170416 65 A Bad Year for Good Music 3: Dave Swarbrick
20170430 66 Songs That Get Under Your Skin
20170514 67 Unexpected Instrumentals
20170528 68 A Bad Year for Good Music 4: George Martin
20170611 69 A History of Creedence Clearwater Revival
20170625 70 Girls…
20170709 71 No Fillers 2: No More Fillers Any More
20170723 72 Gentle Giant
20170806 73 Rock Humour 2: Turned Up To 11!
20170820 74  3rd Anniversary Review
20170903 75 Diamonds and Ice
20170917 76 Let’s Eat – Breakfast
20171001 77 A History of Pink Floyd – part III
20171015 78 Lazy Days I
20171029 79 Turn It Up!
20171112 80 Biting The Hand That Feeds You
20171126 81 By The Book, Chapter 2
 20171210 82 Un-Covered
83 Lost in 2017

 

Announcement – Show 82 – Un-Covered

On Sunday 10th December, Radio Free D’ni will broadcast a show entitled Un-Covered, consisting of sets of tracks that have the same title but that are otherwise completely different. Initially we thought there would be few candidates, but as we dug into this we found lots, and Sundays show will just contain a few of them. Artists featured on Sunday will include AC/DC, Roxy Music, Joni Mitchell, Steve Winwood and David Bowie.

Join us at 8pm UK time (13 KI), Sunday 12th November, on Radio Free D’ni.

Use the links at the top of the http://radiofreedni.org page to listen.

In game we will be on the public plaza or in Second Life visit TJ’s Dance Hall where Ainia DaFente will host the rebroadcast into SL.

The direct links still work as well
http://aegura.harriman4.com/8000.php
or http://www.urutunes.com and choose Radio Free D’ni…
Or you can plug http://aegura.harriman4.com:8000/stream.mp3 into your audio player

Show 81: By The Book, Chapter 2

A fine time was had, eventually, despite some difficulties with the handover and a problem with a couple of the tracks.  We still overran a bit, but you stayed with us, which we do appreciate.

Prior to the show, I had streamed music for Xenipher’s race, a CavCon event aimed at raising awareness of the state of cavern finances and encouraging donations.  The race went well, I think (the secret music, which was not revealed beforehand, was the Uru soundtrack by Tim Larkin, and the track titles were clues), and was won by thoekenem.  We only had a few minutes to make a handover, from me to Ed to host the show, and although it went well as far as could be seen (I did not lose the stream), we did lose a lot of listeners.  Most of them came back though, having been warned that this could happen.

On with the motley, then, and a fun-packed show with a bit more chat than usual.  Well, I had the books to write about as well as the tracks…

I did promise during the show to say a bit more about the Mock Turtle.  Alice In Wonderland, if you don’t know already, is slotted into the “nonsense” category by many, but it truth it is much more complicated than that.  The author, Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll is a pen-name) was a mathematics don at Oxford (having achieved a Second in Divinity and a First in Mathematics, and been awarded a Fellowship for life, no mean achievement) and contributed important work in the fields of symbolic logic and what is today known as game theory.  The Alice books  are full of logical allusions, as well as literary references and puns.  The original illustrations for the books were done by celebrated illustrator and cartoonist Sir John Tenniel, to Dodgson’s exacting and profuse directions, and should be considered as part of the story.

So, the Mock Turtle is an allusion to a culinary dish called Mock Turtle soup, which is a dish that tries to replicate the taste of green turtle soup using items more easily available.  The main component is a calf’s head, boiled, and the meat recovered for use in the soup, along with oysters and a few other things.  Hence Tenniel, under Dodgson’s instructions, made the Mock Turtle have a turtle’s body and front flippers, but a calf’s head, feet and tail.  A clever visual joke, sadly lost on today’s audience who have no reason to know what Mock Turtle soup is made out of.  The text of the relevant chapter can be found here, and will explain the whole “Fainting in Coils” thing (painting in oils, in case it’s not obvious)

I’ll link to as many helpful pages for the books and songs as I can below.

The Show

Title Artists Album Year Book
Oedipus Rex Tom Lehrer The Remains Of Tom Lehrer [disc 2: Live Performances] 2000 Sophocles, 429 BC
I Am Stretched On Your Grave Abney Park Lost Horizons 2008 Irish poem, C17
Rime Of The Ancient Mariner Iron Maiden Powerslave 1984 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1798
Jerusalem Emerson Lake & Palmer Brain Salad Surgery 1973 William Blake, 1804
Wreck of the Hesperus George Harrison Cloud Nine 1987 Longfellow, 1842
White Rabbit Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow 1967 Lewis Carroll, Wonderland, 1865
Fainting In Coils Bill Bruford One of a Kind 1979 Lewis Carroll, Wonderland, 1865
Eve Of The War Richard Burton / Justin Hayward Jeff Wayne’s The War Of The Worlds 1978 H.G. Wells, 1897
Steppenwolf Hawkwind Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music 1976 Herman Hesse, 1927
New World Strawbs Grave New World 1972 Aldous Huxley, 1932
The Virgin And The Gypsy Steve Hackett Spectral Mornings 1979 D.H. Lawrence, 1930
A Cry For Everyone Gentle Giant Octopus 1972 Camus (1913-60)
Rivendell Rush Fly by Night 1975 Tolkein, 1937
I Robot The Alan Parsons Project I Robot 1977 Asimov, 1940
Watcher of the Skies Genesis Foxtrot 1972 Clarke, Rescue Party, 1945
Big Brother David Bowie Diamond Dogs 1974 George Orwell, 1948
The Mule Deep Purple Fireball 1971 Asimov, Foundation, 1951
Let There Be Light Mike Oldfield Songs of Distant Earth 1994 Clarke, 1986

Postshow

Airship Pirate Abney Park Lost Horizons 2008 Neil Gaiman, Stardust, 1999
Are ‘Friends’ Electric Tubeway Army Replicas 1979 Phil Dick, 1968
Lady Fuschia Strawbs Bursting At The Seams 1973 Mervyn Peake, 1946
Carry On up the Vicarage Steve Hackett Please Don’t Touch 1978 Agatha Christie, 1920
The Body Electric Rush Grace Under Pressure 1984 Phil Dick, 1968
Pantagruel`s Nativity Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste 1971 François Rabelais, C16

 

Next show – 81 By The Book, Chapter 2

On Sunday 26th there will be a second show by Radio Free D’ni with a theme of By The Book. With stunning originality I have called it Chapter 2. Tracks will all have literary connections, some stronger than others. We’ve collected a lot of material and there will be a substantial postshow.

Xenipher’s Race will take place immediately before the show, in MOULa, and our preshow music will thus be the music for the race, which I can’t tell you about because it’s secret 🙂 But it will start at 1200 KI.

Unusually, I will be broadcasting the Xenipher’s race music and Ed will take over the stream at about five minutes before the show start at 1300 KI (8 pm UK time). We have managed a handover without dropping the stream before now, but if we mess it up, you may have to reconnect to the stream, or restart your music player.

This will be a mixed set, there will be less of the fast and noisy stuff. Apart from bits of Iron Maiden, Hawkwind and Abney Park that is. Some Steve Hackett, Gentle Giant and Mike Oldfield too. A varied collection, as usual.

Join us at 8pm UK time (13 KI), Sunday 12th November, on Radio Free D’ni.

By The Book: Chapter II

Sunday, 26th of November, we will present our second show of songs inspired by literature. The selections are diverse in style, so we feel everybody will find something they do not like… and vice versa.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

80 Biting The Hand That Feeds You

We got the glitches out of the way at the start, with Ed having to restart his systems to cure a problem – which it did, and we ran through without any difficulty after that.  I do wonder if we lost a few of our early starters though.  The show was a lot of fun and we got ourselves thoroughly mixed up at one point when working out who was going to talk next.  Only 21 listeners tops, which is down on recent shows, but it is European carnival season and perhaps that lured some away.  The cavern was quieter than usual too.

Interruptions to the broadcast will usually cause your player to disconnect from the stream, and you may well have to reconnect to the stream once it is back up.  There is a handy indicator on the radiofreedni.org home page that shows you if the stream is up or not.  Urutunes also has one.  Once you see the stream is back up, reconnect your player to the stream 🙂

Anyone who did drop off missed a successful show 🙂  Preshow was taken from my stash, now in the L’s and the postshow was stuff that didn’t quite make the cut.  It was a long show, and we sort of sneaked in one more track as the first of the postshow, announcing it at the end.  And overran a bit too.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Dazed And Confused Led Zeppelin Remasters 1990
Josie Larry Carlton On Solid Ground 1989
The Waffer Larry Carlton On Solid Ground 1989
The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines Joni Mitchell Shadows And Light 1979
Dreamland Joni Mitchell Shadows And Light 1979

The Show

Breakdown of the Song Decameron Mammoth Special 1974
Managers
Baby You’re A Rich Man The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour 1967
Five per Cent for Nothing Yes Fragile 1971
4% Of Something 10cc single 1973
Death on Two Legs (dedicated to . . . ) Queen A Night At The Opera 1977
Free Man In Paris Joni Mitchell Shadows And Light 1979
Labels
Butterfly Boys Procol Harum Exotic Birds And Fruit 1974
Mercury Poisoning Graham Parker and The Rumour single 1977
Workin’ For MCA Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping 1973
Break Away The Beach Boys Singles 1969
Free Me Joss Stone live performance, Later 2014
The Media
Money for nothing Dire Straits Brothers In Arms 1985
So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star The Byrds Younger Than Yesterday 1967
Radio Ga Ga Queen The Works 1984
Radio Radio Elvis Costello and the Attractions single 1978
Top Of The Pops Kinks Lola vs Powerman And The Moneygoround 1970
The Businessmen
The Moneygoround Kinks Lola vs Powerman And The Moneygoround 1970
Denmark Street Kinks Lola vs Powerman And The Moneygoround 1970
Art For Art’s Sake 10cc How Dare You! 1976
Have A Cigar Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975
Vanz Kant Danz John Fogerty Centerfield 1985
The Biz
Celebrate The News The Beach Boys Singles 1969
Slip Kid The Who The Who By Numbers 1975
The Changes Bruce Hornsby Hot House 1995
Wristband Paul Simon Stranger To Stranger 2016
The Spirit Of Radio Rush Permanent Waves 1980

Postshow

Welcome To The Machine Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975
Success Story The Who The Who By Numbers 1975
Powerman Kinks Lola vs Powerman And The Moneygoround 1970
Sultans Of Swing Dire Straits Dire Straits 1978
Mercury Poisoning Graham Parker and The Rumour Live 1978

 

80 Biting The Hand That Feeds You

Coming up next Sunday, 12th November, from Radio Free D’ni, Biting The Hand That Feeds You, a set of tracks by naughty artists who are fed up with the music business getting in the way of their creativity and, basically, tell then to go away, go very far away, and in a painful manner. Surprisingly, all of the artists continued to be successful, which must have annoyed the moguls no end. We have examples from The Who, Dire Straits, Joni Mitchell, The Kinks and of course Pink Floyd.

See you on Sunday, when you can use the links at the top of the page to listen in.

79 Turn It Up!

A new theme, the rationale for this one was tracks that have a great musical hook (something that draws you into the music straight away), are memorable (so you want to hear them again) and make you want to turn it up, to hear it better.  Despite my making a mistake about the broadcast time, because the UK had ended DST in the early hours of Sunday but the US would not do so until the next week, we had a great audience, and more people on the plaza than we’ve seen for some time.

The preshow was from my stash again, and ended with Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters singing Turn It Up, which seemed only right.  Postshow was taken from some of the tracks that didn’t make it to the show, as usual, but we still have plenty left.  Let us know here if you liked it enough for us to do another similar show.

We also introduced an new feature (or possibly bug), Awful Warnings.   As the last track in the postshow, I put in a track from my folder of songs that you probably don’t want to hear twice.  At some time in the past someone will have requested these, at a disco or party.  The folder has novelty songs, over-the-top stuff and other strange items.  I think it’s wise to let them have an airing occasionally, in case they get bored and start trouble 😀

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
May You Never John Martyn Solid Air 1973
That’s The Way It Is Jimmy Guiffre 3 Hollywood & Newport 1957-1958 1992
Walking On Air John Wetton The Studio Anthology Disk 2 2015
The Train And The River Jimmy Guiffre 3 Hollywood & Newport 1957-1958 1992
Another Twist Of The Knife John Wetton The Studio Anthology Disk 1 2015
In France They Kiss On Main Street Joni Mitchell Shadows And Light 1979
Turn It Up Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters Live, Later 2015

The Show

Cocaine J.J. Cale Troubadour 1976
Boom Boom John Lee Hooker single 1962
Rise to It KISS Hot in the Shade 1989
Hot Blooded Foreigner Double Vision 1978
Smoke On The Water Deep Purple Machine Head 1972
Fire in the Night Dion Fire in the Night 1979
The Core Eric Clapton Slowhand 1977
You Really Got Me The Kinks Kinks 1964
For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) AC/DC For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) 1981
Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry single 1958
Sharp Dressed Man ZZ Top Eliminator 1983
Billie Jean Michael Jackson Thriller 1982
I’m Not In Love 10cc The Original Soundtrack 1975
Honey Don’t Carl Perkins single 1956
All Right Now Free Fire And Water 1970
Oh Well Fleetwood Mac Then Play On 1969
Take The Money And Run Steve Miller Band Fly Like An Eagle 1976
Always On The Run Lenny Kravitz Mama Said 1991
Big Time Peter Gabriel So 1987
Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr. single 1984
Night Train Steve Winwood Arc Of A Diver 1980
Superstition Stevie Wonder Talking Book 1972
Riders On The Storm The Doors L.A. Woman 1971
Thirteen Days J.J. Cale 5 1979

Postshow

I Want A New Drug Huey Lewis & The News Sports 1983
Don’t Stop Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977
Hotel California Eagles Hotel California 1976
Don’t Believe A Word Thin Lizzy Johnny The Fox 1976
Fame David Bowie Young Americans 1975
Takin’ It to the Streets Doobie Brothers Takin’ It to the Streets 1976
Roxanne The Police Outlandos d’Amour 1978
Get Dancin’ Disco Tex and His Sex-O-Lettes single 1974

Turn it Up!

Sunday, October 29th we will present a show of songs that have a hook that makes you turn up the volume. In selecting tracks, we were going for recognisability of the opening as well fingersnappability of the track. There may be a few surprises in there…

Remember that Europe goes off daylight saving that day, so for our American cousins, the show will be an hour later than usual.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

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