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

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…



On Sunday, October 14th, we will present Cream–arguably the first Supergroup in Rock history, and one of the most potent power trios of all time. And yes, as Supergroups go, the Million Dollar Quartet was earlier. But their sessions were only released decades later, and they never officially were a band.

See you in the Cavern,

102 Bill Bruford part 2

Part 2 of the Bruford show saw us concentrating on his later and more jazzy, not to say experimental, work.  That was seasoned with several tracks from he earlier work as a guest musician or session man on albums lead by other people.  Something for everyone.


Title Artists Album Year
Sleepless King Crimson Three of a Perfect Pair 1984
Turbulence Steve Howe Turbulence 1991
Thistledown Bill Bruford With Ralph Towner And Eddie Gomez If Summer Had Its Ghosts 1997
Cracking the Midnight Glass Bruford Levin Upper Extremities Bruford Levin Upper Extremities 1998
No Truce with the Furies Bill Bruford’s Earthworks A Part, And Yet Apart 1999
Go Between The New Percussion Group of Amsterdam Go Between 1987

The Show

Anne Boleyn Rick Wakeman The Six Wives of Henry VIII 1973
Lucky Seven Chris Squire Fish Out Of Water 1975
Break Away From It All Steve Howe Beginnings 1975
The Game, Parts. 1-5 Roy Harper HQ 1975
Impromptu, Too ! Patrick Moraz &  Bill Bruford Flags 1985
Stromboli Kicks Bill Bruford’s Earthworks Dig? 1989
Themes Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe 1989
Evensong Yes Union 1991
Nerve Bill Bruford’s Earthworks All Heaven Broke Loose 1991
Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream King Crimson THRAK 1995
If Summer Had Its Ghosts Bill Bruford With Ralph Towner And Eddie Gomez If Summer Had Its Ghosts 1997
Original Sin Bruford Levin Upper Extremities Bruford Levin Upper Extremities 1998
Footloose and Fancy Free Bill Bruford’s Earthworks A Part, And Yet Apart 1999
Triplicity Bill Bruford’s Earthworks The Sound Of Surprise 2001
Bemsha Swing Bill Bruford & Michiel Borstlap Every Step A Dance, Every Word A Song 2004
Up North Bill Bruford’s Earthworks Earthworks Underground Orchestra 2006
All Blues Bill Bruford & Michiel Borstlap In Two Minds 2007


Revel Without A Pause Bill Bruford’s Earthworks The Sound Of Surprise 2001
Speaking With Wooden Tongues Bill Bruford’s Earthworks Random Acts Of Happiness 2004
Bajo Del Sol Bill Bruford’s Earthworks Random Acts Of Happiness 2004
Thud Bill Bruford’s Earthworks Earthworks Underground Orchestra 2006
From the Source, We Tumble Headlong Bill Bruford & Michiel Borstlap In Two Minds 2007

A list of all our shows

Follow the hyperlink on each show name to see the playlist and comments for that show.  At the bottom of the list you will see planned future shows.

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
20180107 83 Lost in 2017
20180121 84 Have a Drink On Us
20180204 85 MOULa 8th Anniversary
20180218 86 Valentine’s Day
20180304 87 Boys…
20180318 88 Hook, Line and Sinker
20180401 89 Cat Stevens
20180415 90 Rarities and What-Ifs 7
20180429 91 Earth Day 2018
20180513 92 Steely Dan – Part 1 of 2
20180527 93 Frank Zappa
20180610 94 Steely Dan – Part 2 of 2
20180624 95 Todd Rundgren
20180708 96 Allan Holdsworth – Part 1 of 2
20180722 97 Allan Holdsworth – Part 2 of 2
20180805 98 Rarities and What-ifs 8
20180819 99 RFD’s Fourth Anniversary Review
20180902 100 Open Mike Show – centenary
20180916 101 Bill Bruford part 1
20180921 Myst Memories
20180922 Myst Reminiscences
20180930 102 Bill Bruford part 2
20181014 103 Cream

Bill Bruford Part 2

We will broadcast the second and final part of our history of Bill Bruford on Sunday, October 30, at the usual time.

See you in the Cavern,

Myst Reminiscences

On the second day of the 25th Anniversary celebrations, Radio Free D’ni broadcast for an hour, just before the NULP Dancers went on.  This time we told of our reminiscences of Myst, and played some game-related music.


Title Artists Album Year
Myst linking sound Robyn Miller 2000
Myst Theme Robyn Miller Myst – Soundtrack 1998
Spaceship Disco Pierre Moerlen’s Gong Breakthrough 1986
Pipeline The Alan Parson Project Ammonia Avenue 1983
Windmill Lee Ritenour Portrait 1987
Dreams by the Sea John Martyn Solid Air 1973
Dodgy Boat Allan Holdsworth Wardenclyffe Tower 1992
Fissure Soundtrack Riven 1997
Take the ‘A’ Train Duke Ellington Ain’t Misbehavin’ 2000
Abandoned Hall Iain Ballamy MirrorMask 2005
Kveer Tim Larkin Uru Soundtrack 2003
Myst – Finale Robyn Miller Myst – Soundtrack 1998
Badlands Tim Larkin Uru – Ages Beyond Myst OST 2003
Curse Of The Traveller Chris Rea Dancing With Strangers 1987

Myst 25th Anniversary: Myst Memories

To start off the weekend of Myst’s 25th Anniversary celebrations, I did a show on my own, as neither Mal nor Ed was able to host.  As I was the first one to start, I was able to fit in a long-ish preshow too 🙂

The Myst memories included the start of my involvement with computer gaming, which was Adventure, later known as Colossal Cave, on a Data General Nova.   Several tracks were also from the year of Myst’s first release, 1993.


Title Artists Album Year
Bonde Ali Farka Touré & Ry Cooder Talking Timbuktu 1994
Keeper Of The Light Wishbone Ash Here To Hear 1989
Domine Ad Adjuvandum {from Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers} Walter Carlos The Well-Tempered Synthesizer 1969
Lost Forest Jean-Luc Ponty Aurora 1975
Sample The Dog Timbuk 3 Espace Ornano 1993
Jig Jean-luc Ponty Mystical Adventures 1982
Standing in the Light Level 42 Standing in the Light 1982
Dark Star Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN 1977
Revelation Robben Ford Talk To Your Daughter 1988
Places to Go Tony Levin Resonator 2006

The Show

Myst linking sound Robyn Miller 2000
Myst Theme Robyn Miller Myst – Soundtrack 1998
I Gotta Try Kenny Loggins High Adventure 1982
Journey of the Sorcerer The Eagles One Of These Nights 1975
What A Time Bruce Hornsby Harbor Lights 1993
Bumbershoot Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Three Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest 1993
Busted Up Robben Ford & The Blue Line Mystic Mile 1993
Shaking The Tree Peter Gabriel/Paula Cole Secret World Live 1994
One of These Days I’ll Get an Early Night Camel Rain Dances 1977
Trans-Island Skyway Donald Fagen Kamakiriad 1993

101 Bill Bruford part 1

A very satisfying show, with more than 20 listeners all the way through, and a maximum of 27. A lot of old favourites in the set list, which no doubt helped. Hugh was able to join us on the stream too.
Preshow and postshow tracks were the ones that didn’t quite make the show cut, again, and all had Bruford on drums.


Title Artists Album Year
Astral Traveller Yes Time And A Word 1970
Starship Trooper Yes The Yes Album 1971
South Side of the Sky Yes Fragile 1971
The Great Deceiver King Crimson Starless & Bible Black 1974
Elephant Talk King Crimson Discipline 1974

The Show

Roundabout Yes Fragile 1971
Five per Cent for Nothing Yes Fragile 1971
Then Yes Time And A Word 1970
I See You Yes Yes 1969
Siberian Khatru Yes Close To The Edge 1972
Perpetual Change Yes YesSongs 1973
Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, Part Two King Crimson Larks’ Tongues In Aspic 1973
Lament King Crimson Starless & Bible Black 1974
One More Red Nightmare King Crimson Red 1974
Sample And Hold Bill Bruford Feels Good To Me 1977
Time To Kill UK UK 1978
Hell’s Bells Bill Bruford One of a Kind 1979
Land’s End Bill Bruford Gradually Going Tornado 1980
Discipline King Crimson Discipline 1974
Waiting Man King Crimson Beat 1982
Three of a Perfect Pair King Crimson Three of a Perfect Pair 1984
The Drum Also Waltzes Bill Bruford Master Strokes 1978 – 1985 1986


Starless King Crimson Red 1974
Beelzebub Bill Bruford Feels Good To Me 1977
Five G Bill Bruford One of a Kind 1979
Plans for J.D. Bill Bruford Gradually Going Tornado 1980
Neal and Jack and Me King Crimson Beat 1982

Show 100: Centenary open mic show: No.1 hits

100 shows 😮

We never thought we’d get this far, but to be fair we don’t think too much ahead, the next few shows, perhaps regular events such as cavern anniversaries, and more recently the new year review of artists we’ve said goodbye to over the previous year.  Yet, here we are, our first century completed, and still not short of ideas.

Our theme was No.1 hits, but that was to a certain extent a reason to have familiar songs on the show so we could leave the mic open.  Which we did, and you were able to hear all of the thrashing around that goes on behind the scenes.  Including my late arrival, forced on me by an unexpected mandatory update to the Teamspeak client.  Which failed, so it was -reinstall from scratch- time.

All of the tracks had been No.1 somewhere, at some time, including the pre and postshow tracks.  It was Hugh’a birthday, so he had prior engagements, and could not join us.  Selections came from four of us (Mal, Ed, Hugh and I) and we had an audience of more than 30 listeners, something we have not managed for some time.  Do come again 🙂


Title Artists Album Year
Joy To The World Three Dog Night Naturally 1970
Another Brick In The Wall Pink Floyd The Wall 1979
Moonlight Shadow Mike Oldfield Crises 1983
Baker Street Gerry Rafferty Baker Street 1997
Jump Van Halen 1984 1984
Broken Heart White Lion Mane Attraction 1991
The Final Countdown Europe single 1986

The Show

Celebration Kool & The Gang Celebrate! 1980
9 To 5 Dolly Parton Favourites 1980
Last Train to Clarksville The Monkees The Monkees 1966
Down Under Men At Work Men at Work 1980
Get Away Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames single 1966
The Joker Steve Miller Band The Joker 1973
Layla Derek & The Dominos Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs 1970
Angie The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup 1973
I Want A New Drug Huey Lewis & The News Sports 1983
You Really Got Me The Kinks Kinks 1964
I Hear You Knocking Dave Edmunds single 1970
Down Down Status Quo single 1974
I Was Made for Lovin’ You KISS Dynasty 1979
I’m Not In Love 10cc The Original Soundtrack 1975
Kokomo The Beach Boys Still Cruisin’ 1987
Money for Nothing Dire Straits Brothers In Arms 1985
Reet Petite Jackie Wilson single 1957
Spirit In The Sky Norman Greenbaum single 1970
Waterloo ABBA Waterloo 1974
Heat of the Moment Asia Asia 1982
The Land of Make Believe Bucks Fizz Are You Ready 1982
You Belong to Me Jo Stafford Let Him Have It 1992
The Fly U2 Achtung Baby 1991
A Day In The Life The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967
Good Vibrations The Beach Boys Smiley Smile 1967


Rock ‘N Roll Train AC/DC Black Ice 2008
Every Breath You Take The Police Synchronicity 1983
Right Down The Line Gerry Rafferty Baker Street 1997
Walk Like An Egyptian The Bangles Different Light 1986
You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon Graceland 1986
White Room Cream Wheels of Fire (Remastered) 1998
One Of These Nights Eagles One Of These Nights 1975

Radio Free D’ni @ 100

On the second of September, Radio Free D’ni will present its 100th show. Contrary to our usual policy, for this show we will air only #1 hits and tell the dirty secrets behind them–and we will keep the back channel open, so our audience can hear the dirty secrets that go on in the background during the making of our shows.

See you in the Cavern,

99 Edison’s Review of the Year

A great selection from Edison Rex, of the best tracks from our previous 25 shows.  Without further ado: –


Show Track Artists Album Year
78 Lazy Days 1 Smooth Operator Sade Diamond Life 1984
78 Lazy Days 1 Fly Like An Eagle Steve Miller Fly Like An Eagle 1976
84 Have a Drink on Us Teahouse On The Tracks Donald Fagen Kamakiriad 1993
88 Turn it Up 2 Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 1973
88 Turn it Up 2 25 or 6 to 4 Chicago Chicago II 1970
98 Rarities and What-If’s 8 Harbor Lights Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees 1976

The Show

76 Let’s Eat Breakfast at Igor’s Spyro Gyra Road Scholars 1998
77 THoPF Pt 3 Have a Cigar Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975
78 Lazy Days 1 You’ve Got a Friend Carole King Tapestry 1971
79 Turn it Up Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry single 1958
79 Turn it Up Take the Money and Run Steve Miller Fly Like an Eagle 1976
80 Biting the Hand Radio Ga Ga Queen The Works 1984
81 By the Book White Rabbit (M) Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow 1967
82 Un-Covered Time Hootie and the Blowfish Cracked Rear View 1994
83 Lost in 2017 Midnight Rider Allman Bros Band Idlewild South 1970
84 Have a Drink on Us Lady Whiskey Wishbone Ash Wishbone Ash 1970
85 MOULa 6th Anniversary Fissure Robyn Miller Riven OST 1997
86 Valentine’s Day Hello Lionel Ritchie Can’t Slow Down 1983
87 Boys You can Call Me Al Paul Simon Graceland 1986
88 Turn it Up 2 Walk This Way Aerosmith Toys in the Attic 1975
89 Cat Stevens Father and Son Cat Stevens Tea for the Tillerman 1970
89 Cat Stevens Old Schoolyard Cat Stevens Izitso 1977
90 RaWI VII Perfect Imperfection Little Feat Down on the Farm 1979
91 Earth Day 2018 Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) Enya Watermark 1988
91 Earth Day 2018 Northern Lights Renaissance A Song for All Seasons 1978
92 Steely Dan Bad Sneakers Steely Dan Katy Lied 1975
93 Frank Zappa Son of Mr Green Genes Frank Zappa Peaches en Regalia 1969
95 Todd Rundgren Something To Fall Back On Todd Rundgren Re-Mixes 2003
98 RaWI VIII Dear Father Yes single 1970


90 Rarities and What-If’s 8 Respect Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You 1967
90 Rarities and What-If’s 8 Come Together Aerosmith single 1978
91 Earth Day 2018 Earthborn Passport Earthborn 1982
95 Todd Rundgren Can We Still Be Friends? Robert Palmer Secrets 1979
95 Todd Rundgren Hello It’s Me Paul Giamatti Duets [Original Soundtrack] 2000
92 Steely Dan part 1 Babylon Sisters Steely Dan Gaucho 1980
88 Turn It Up 2 No Way David Gilmour David Gilmour 1978
88 Turn It Up 2 Werewolves of London Warren Zevon Stand in the Fire 1980
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