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…


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

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

4th anniversary show

August 19th marks Radio Free D’ni’s fourth anniversary. EdisonRex has prepared a review of our last year of broadcasts, so if you want to find out what you have been missing, be there!

See you in the Cavern,

98 Rarities and What-ifs 8

Another in our series collecting oddities and songs with strange connections.  This time, Hugh added his ideas to the mix, but unfortunately could not join us on the show.

Preshow and postshow from Mal’s stash, B and C


Somewhere Near Japan The Beach Boys Still Cruisin’ 1987
Cradle Of Love Billy Idol Charmed Life 2000
Sabbra Cadabra Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 1973
Rat Salad (Instrumental) Black Sabbath Paranoid 1970
Well All Right Blind Faith Blind Faith 1969
Soul Man The Blues Brothers The Essentials: The Blues Brothers 2003
Natural Mystic Bob Marley Exodus 1977

The Show

Down Under Men At Work Business As Usual 1981
One Night in Bangkok Murray Head Chess (OST) 1984
Sunny Afternoon Jan & Dean Silver Summer 1986
Beautiful Gene Simmons A**hole 2004
Mickey Toni Basil single 1982
Pleasantly Blue 4 Non Blondes Bigger, Better, Faster, More! 1993
In Dulci Jubilo Mike Oldfield single 1975
Scotted Dick Matchbox Midnight Dynamos 1980
Boogie Woogie Runner Vince Weber The Boogie Man 1976
Early Minor Miles Davis The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions Disc 3 2001
Searchin’ The Beatles 1962 The Audition Tapes 1962
Fly Me High The Moody Blues single 1967
Sarabande Jon Lord Sarabande 1976
Another Murder of a Day Tony Banks Still 1991
Knight Tyrannosaurus Rex My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair… But Now They’re Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows 1968
One’s a Lonely Number G.B. Band single 1981
Down in the Boondocks (Live) New Riders of the Purple Sage live cut 1969
Dear Father Yes single 1970
Doctorin’ The Tardis (7″ Edit) The Timelords single 1988
Coyote Dance Oliver Shanti & Friends Shaman 1997
Talkin’ Hawkin’ Pink Floyd The Endless River (Deluxe Edition) 2014
Tell The Truth Link Wray Live at the Paradiso 1979
Really Free John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett 1976
Float On Floaters Floaters 1977
A Glass Of Champagne Sailor Trouble 1975
Sister Luck The Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker 1990


Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse The Bollock Brothers The 4 Horsemen Of The Apocalypse 2009
Harbor Lights Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees 1976
Ruby Fruit Jungle Brilliant Kiss the Lips of Life 1986
Smokin’ In the Boy’s Room (Single Version) Brownsville Station Rhino Hi-Five: Brownsville Station – EP 1974
All Mama’s Children Carl Perkins Glad All Over 1956
Grammy Carl Wilson Carl Wilson 1983
Right Lane Carl Wilson Carl Wilson 1983
Hushabye The Beach Boys All Summer Long 1964

Rarities and What-Ifs, pt. 8

Yes, it’s yet another selection of the rare, the curious, and the interesting background stories, coming up on August 5th, usual place, usual time.

See you in the Cavern,

97 Allan Holdsworth, part 2

With Ed still suffering from internet connection woes, Malaclypse stepped up and arranged the hardware to enable him to host the show.  And it was a good debut, with no dropouts or awkward silences, very encouraging.  We began with only seven listeners, but finished up with a peak of 24, which was very pleasing.  Unfortunately Hugh Lynch was not able to join us on air, having suffered a PC failure himself.  His help in compiling the show is gratefully acknowledged.

As promised, here is a link to a YouTube copy of the original 1980’s SynthAxe demo tape

Mal added  some post-postshow tracks, which I will add when he tells me what they all were 🙂


Europa (Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile) Santana Amigos 1976
A Farewell To Kings Rush A Farewell To Kings 1977
Joe Frazier Bill Bruford Gradually Going Tornado 1980
Stories To Tell Stanley Clarke If This Bass Could Only Talk 1988
Hawk’s Theme Robben Ford Schizophonic 1976
Non Brewed Condiment Allan Holdsworth Atavachron 1986

The Show

Out From Under Allan Holdsworth IOU 1982
In Spite Of All Jean-Luc Ponty Individual Choice 1980
Three Sheets To The Wind Allan Holdsworth Road Games 1983
Metal Fatigue Allan Holdsworth Metal Fatigue 1985
Atavachron Allan Holdsworth Atavachron 1986
Distance Vs. Desire Allan Holdsworth Sand 1987
Was There? Allan Holdsworth Road Games 1983
Obsession Jack Bruce A Question of Time 1989
Rocks The Mark Varney Project Truth In Shredding 1990
Holiday Insane Chad Wackerman Forty Reasons 1991
Sphere Of Innocence Allan Holdsworth Wardenclyffe Tower 1992
Ruhkukuah Allan Holdsworth Hard Hat Area 1994
Never Mind Our Weather Anders Johansson, Jens Johansson And Allan Holdsworth Heavy Machinery 1996
Countdown Allan Holdsworth None Too Soon 1996
White Line Allan Holdsworth Band I.O.U. Band Live 1997
The Sixteen Men of Tain Allan Holdsworth The Sixteen Men of Tain 2000
Please Hold On Allan Holdsworth FLAT Tire 2001
Lanyard Loop Allan Holdsworth All Night Wrong 2002
Blues For Tony Allan Holdsworth Blues For Tony 2015


Curves Allan Holdsworth FLAT Tire 2001
Beat It Michael Jackson The Essential Michael Jackson 2005
Limelight Rush Moving Pictures 1981
Radio Free Albemuth Stuart Hamm Radio Free Albemuth 1988
Uncle Skunk Guthrie Govan Erotic Cakes 2006
Lydia Bill Connors Step It 1984
YYZ Rush Moving Pictures 1981

96 Allan Holdsworth – Part 1

The first of a two-part appreciation of Allan Holdsworth, a favourite of both Hugh Lynch and myself.  Edison Rex suffering from his piece of BT Internet wet string drying out, and with a very poor and intermittent connection, could not host the show.  This accounts for why mine was the only voice from the team that you heard – apart from the jingle, that is.

Preshow began with a Tony Williams Lifetime track, from one of Allan’s happiest collaborations, then a track from one of his albums as a sideman with French electric violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, before playing the title track from what must be the only studio bootleg album, Velvet Darkness.  Holdsworth and bandmates performed some warm-ups and run-throughs, and were just ready to record the album when the producer said “Right, we’ve got enough tracks for the album now, thank you and goodnight”!  We finished with some of Allan Holdsworth’s earliest recorded work, with his band of Yorkshire mates ‘Igginbottom (covering the Beach Boys, of all things) and with jazz fusion trumpeter Ian Carr’s Nucleus.

The last track in the postshow is a relatively rare example of Holdsworth’s work on accoustic guitar.


Million Dollar Legs Tony Williams Lifetime  Million Dollar Legs 1976
Enigmatic Ocean Jean-Luc Ponty  Enigmatic Ocean 1977
Velvet Darkness Allan Holdsworth  Velvet Darkness 1977
California Dreamin’ ‘Igginbottom  ‘Igginbottom’s Wrench 1969
Sweet Dry Biscuits ‘Igginbottom  ‘Igginbottom’s Wrench 1969
Hector’s House Ian Carr With Nucleus  Belladonna 1972

The Show

Hazard Profile Part 1 Soft Machine  Bundles 1975
Wildlife Tony Williams Lifetime  Believe It 1975
Joy Filled Summer Tony Williams Lifetime  Million Dollar Legs 1976
What You Do to Me Tony Williams Lifetime  Million Dollar Legs 1976
Expresso Gong  Gazeuse! 1976
Night Illusion Gong  Gazeuse! 1976
Esnuria Gong  Gazeuse! 1976
Soli Gong  Expresso II 1978
Nostalgic Lady Jean-Luc Ponty  Enigmatic Ocean 1977
Sample And Hold Bill Bruford  Feels Good To Me 1977
Hell’s Bells Bill Bruford  One of a Kind 1979
The Abingdon Chasp Bill Bruford  One of a Kind 1979
In The Dead Of Night UK  UK 1978
Second Summer Allan Holdsworth & Gordon Beck  Sunbird 1979
The Things You See (When You Haven’t Got Your Gun) Allan Holdsworth & Gordon Beck  The Things You See 1980
Arabesque Pierre Moerlen’s Gong  Time Is The Key 1979
Sly Monkey Soft Machine  Land Of Cockayne 1981


Shadows Of Gong  Gazeuse! 1976
Sleepy Gong  Expresso II 1978
Five G Bill Bruford  One of a Kind 1979
Forever Until Sunday Bill Bruford  One of a Kind 1979
Diminished Responsability Allan Holdsworth and Gordon Beck  The Things You See 1979

Allan Holdsworth in two parts

On July 8th and 22nd, we will present a retrospective of the late Allan Holdsworth’s career, which spanned notable acts such as Soft Machine and Gong as well as many high-profile collaborations. Most settled in Jazz, Holdsworth had a very distinctive guitar style remeniscent more of a saxophone player than a guitarist. And if you wonder what that would sound like, tune in!

See you in the Cavern,

95 Todd Rundgren

A show containing some fine examples of both Todd Rundgren solo work and with his band Utopia. Preshow consisted of songs produced by Todd and postshow had notable covers of Todd songs.  This show was put together by Hugh Lynch, and Hugh was with us in the show too.

Some technical issues hit us on this show, with Ed losing his internet connection shortly after the start. I took over with the show (having all the music files on my machine as a backup) and the audience kept with us, coming back by restarting their music players or refreshing the web page – thanks to everyone for keeping with us. Finally Ed got his connection back and we were able to swap back over, this time with a bit of verbal warning first, so you all knew what was happening this time. Again, about half the listeners lost the connection but you all came back, and we had 16 listeners by the end of the show.

We’ve got another Todd Rundgren show in the works, but do let us know if you want more, or less come to that.


Title Artists Album Year
Can’t Stop the Music (He Played It Much Too Long) Hall & Oates War Babies 1974
I’m an Adult Now The Pursuit of Happiness Love Junk 1988
Love My Way The Psychedelic Furs Forever Now 1982
Day After Day Badfinger Straight Up 1971
Jet Boy New York Dolls New York Dolls 1973
Stage Fright The Band Stage Fright 1970
I Don’t Mind At All Bourgeois Tagg Yo Yo 1988
Prime Time The Tubes Remote Control 1979
Dear God XTC Skylarking 1986

The Show

All The Children Sing Todd Rundgren Hermit Of Mink Hollow 1978
Caravan Utopia Adventures In Utopia 1980
Rock Love Utopia Adventures In Utopia 1980
The Want Of A Nail Todd Rundgren Nearly Human 1989
Parallel Lines Todd Rundgren Nearly Human 1989
Lysistrata Utopia Swing To The Right 1982
I’m Looking At You But Talking To Myself Utopia Utopia 1982
Compassion Todd Rundgren Healing 1981
Something to Fall Back On Todd Rundgren Re-Mixes 2003
The Ikon Utopia Redux ’92: Live In Japan 1993
Hiroshima Utopia Redux ’92: Live In Japan 1993
Love Of The Common Man Utopia KSAN 95FM Live ’79 1979
Black And White Todd Rundgren Faithful 1976
Happenings Ten Years Time Ago Todd Rundgren Faithful 1976
I Just Want to Touch You Utopia Deface The Music 1980
That’s not Right Utopia Deface The Music 1980
Take It Home Utopia Deface The Music 1980
Mad Todd Rundgren Arena 2008
Courage Todd Rundgren Arena 2008
Wailing Wall Todd Rundgren Runt. The Ballad of Todd Rundgren 1971
Mated Utopia POV 1985
Flesh & Blood Todd Rundgren Global 2015
One World Utopia Swing To The Right 1982
Just One Victory Todd Rundgren A Wizard, A True Star 1973


Love Is The Answer England Dan & John Ford Coley Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jive 1979
Real Man Mathilde Santing Carried Away 1991
It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference Alison Krauss Forget About It 1999
Can We Still Be Friends? Robert Palmer Secrets 1979
I Saw the Light Hal Ketchum I Saw the Light 1998
Be Nice to Me Rumer Boy’s Don’t Cry 2012
Hello It’s Me Paul Giamatti Duets [Original Soundtrack] 2000
Honest Work Maddy Prior Flesh & Blood 1997

94 Steely Dan part 2

Part 2 of the Steely Dan set.  More diversity here, dealing with the peregrinations of Becker and Fagen after the split of Steely Dan and their eventual revival.  Album production work and collaborations with other artists let us expand the coverage even wider.

A great show,not drawing a big audience to begin with but one that grew to 19 at one point. Several compliments received on social media and in the cavern afterwards, so I’m feeling a little better.
Preshow had some extras from China Crisis and Rosie Vela, who are both unfairly overlooked.

Postshow included the title track from Two Against Nature, which incorporates all the disturbing bits of voodoo, and Walter Becker’s This Moody Bastard, which is about as autobiographical as he ever got.


Title Artist Album Year
Gaucho Steely Dan Gaucho 1980
The Nightfly Donald Fagen The Nightfly 1982
Black Man Ray China Crisis Flaunt The Imperfection 1985
King In A Catholic Style China Crisis Flaunt The Imperfection 1985
Tonto Rosie Vela Zazu 1986
Zazu Rosie Vela Zazu 1986

The Show

Babylon Sisters Steely Dan Gaucho 1980
Time Out of Mind Steely Dan Gaucho 1980
I.G.Y. Donald Fagen The Nightfly 1982
New Frontier Donald Fagen The Nightfly 1982
Reflections Steve Khan and Donald Fagen That’s The Way I Feel Now – A Tribute To Thelonious Monk 1984
The Highest High China Crisis Flaunt The Imperfection 1985
Magic Smile Rosie Vela Zazu 1986
Angel Fra Lippo Lippi Light and Shade 1987
The Horses Rickie Lee Jones Flying Cowboys 1989
Trans-Island Skyway Donald Fagen Kamakiriad 1993
Tomorrow’s Girls Donald Fagen Kamakiriad 1993
Girlfriend Walter Becker 11 Tracks Of Whack 1994
Cousin Dupree Steely Dan Two Against Nature 2000
Gaslighting Abbie Steely Dan Two Against Nature 2000
Godwhacker Steely Dan Everything Must Go 2003
Pixeleen Steely Dan Everything Must Go 2003
Brite Nitegown Donald Fagen Morph The Cat 2006
Upside Looking Down Walter Becker Circus Money 2008
Weather In My Head Donald Fagen Sunken Condos 2012
Tin Foil Hat (featuring Donald Fagen) Todd Rundgren White Knight 2017


You Did Cut Me China Crisis Flaunt The Imperfection 1985
Teahouse On The Tracks Donald Fagen Kamakiriad 1993
This Moody Bastard Walter Becker 11 Tracks Of Whack 1994
Two Against Nature Steely Dan Two Against Nature 2000
God’s Eye View Walter Becker Circus Money 2008
Miss Marlene Donald Fagen Sunken Condos 2012
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