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116 Focus

An excellent and well-attended show, put together by Hugh, building up to 22 listeners. Several of whom had not heard much of Focus outside of the big hits, and were pleasantly suprised – which pleased us no end as well.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Le Clochard Focus Moving Waves 1972
Bennie Helder Focus Mother Focus 1975
La Cathedrale De Strasbourg Focus Hamburger Concerto 1974
Focus II Focus Focus at the Rainbow 1973
Night Flight Focus Focus Con Proby 1977
Elspeth Of Nottingham Focus Focus 3 1973
Focus (Instrumental) Focus In And Out Of Focus 1970

The Show

House Of The King Focus In And Out Of Focus 1970
Hocus Pocus Focus Moving Waves 1972
Focus II Focus Moving Waves 1972
Sylvia Focus Focus 3 1973
Love Remembered Focus Focus 3 1973
Harem Scarem Focus Hamburger Concerto 1974
Mother Focus Focus Mother Focus 1975
Focus IV Focus Mother Focus 1975
Focus III Focus 1972-12-12 – London, UK 1972
Answers  Questions! Questions  Answers! Focus 1972-12-12 – London, UK 1972
Eruption Focus Live In Europe – CD1 2009
Fretless Love Focus Focus 8 2002
Black Beauty Focus Focus 9 / New Skin 2006
Focus 10 Focus Focus X 2012
All Hens On Deck Focus Focus X 2012
Who’s Calling? Focus Focus 11 2019
Focus 11 Focus Focus 11 2019

Postshow

Rock & Rio Focus Focus 8 2002
Victoria Focus Focus X 2012
Mazzel Focus Focus 11 2019
Ode to Venus Focus Live im Europe CD2 2009
Just Like Eddy Focus Focus 9 / New Skin 2006

115 St. Patrick’s Day 2019

Third show in three weeks, and this one was on St. Patrick’s Day, and so naturally we chose an all-Irish set, with suggestions from Malaclypse, Hugh and myself.
We started with an hour of music for the first parade, with a certain amount of “going places” to the titles, as you can see. Then we had the proper show, with talking and all, and to keep things going we extended the postshow to another full hour to keep the celebrations going.

Preshow

Title Artist Album Year
The Celts Enya The Celts 1997
Atlantic Bridge Davy Spillane Band Out of the Air 1988
Always Travelling Davy Spillane A Place Among The Stones 1994
Rileanna Donal Lunny Donal Lunny 1987
Mcbrides Moving Hearts Moving Hearts 1981
The Butterfly Bothy Band The First Album [“1975”] 1975
Hornpipes Planxty The Well Below The Valley 1988
The Strayaway Girl The Bothy Band Out Of The Wind Into The Sun 1977
St. Brendan’s Voyage Christy Moore Ordinary Man 1985
What Makes the Irish Heart Beat Van Morrison Down the Road 2002
Every Breaking Wave U2 Songs of Innocence 2014
Destination Anywhere The Commitments The Commitments – Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1991
Chain Of Fools The Commitments The Commitments – Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1991
Whisky In The Jar Thin Lizzy single 1972
The Rocker Thin Lizzy Vagabonds of the Western World 1973

The Show

My Trip To Ireland Lounge Lizards No Pain For Cakes 1987
Boil Fat Lady Sings Johnson 1993
Promised Rain Davy Spillane A Place Among The Stones 1994
Western Whisper Davy Spillane A Place Among The Stones 1994
In Search of a Heart Clannad Sirius 1987
Sirius Clannad Sirius 1987
At the Very Mention of Your Name Gilbert O’Sullivan In The Key of G 1989
This Guitar Fat Lady Sings Johnson 1993
Sleep on a Clothes-Line Rory Gallagher Tattoo 1973
Nothing But The Same Old Story Paul Brady Hard Station 1981
Glentown Donal Lunny Coolfin 1998
The Night Visit Christy Moore The Christy Moore Collection 81-91 1991
Take Me To Church Hozier Hootenanny 2015 2015
Domino Hozier Hootenanny 2015 2015
Mustang Sally The Commitments The Commitments – Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1991
Hard To Handle The Commitments The Commitments Vol. 2 1992
Too Many Fish In The Sea The Commitments The Commitments Vol. 2 1992
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl 1967
Bright Side of the Road Van Morrison Into the Music 1979
The Ground Beneath Her Feet U2 All That You Can’t Leave Behind 2000
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For U2 The Joshua Tree 1987
Cloak & Dagger Rory Gallagher Photo Finish 1978
Dancing In The Moonlight (It’s Got Me In It’s Spotlight) Thin Lizzy Bad Reputation 1977
Rosalie Thin Lizzy Live and Dangerous 1978

Postshow

The Storm Davy Spillane Band Out of the Air 1988
Landlord Moving Hearts Moving Hearts 1981
Polkas: Dennis Murphy’s Polka; The 42 Pound Cheque; John Ryan’s Polka Planxty Cold Blow And The Rainy Night 1974
Slides a) Coolfin b) Nora Crina Donal Lunny Coolfin 1998
Farewell To Erin Bothy Band Old Hag You Have Killed Me 1976
The Laurel Tree Bothy Band Old Hag You Have Killed Me 1976
Martin Wynne’s/The Longford Tinker Bothy Band The First Album [“1975”] 1975
Messenger Boy Christy Moore The Christy Moore Collection 81-91 1991
Grits Ain’t Groceries the Commitments Soundtrack 1992
Mr. Pitiful The Commitments The Commitments – Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1991
Take Me To The River The Commitments The Commitments – Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1991
Pride (In The Name Of Love) [Live] U2 Greenpeace Rainbow Warriors 1989
Volcano U2 Songs of Innocence 2014
Domino Van Morrison His Band and the Street Choir 1970
Cold Sweat Thin Lizzy Thunder and Lightning 1983
Chinatown Thin Lizzy Chinatown 1980
Jailbreak Thin Lizzy Jailbreak 1976
Waiting For An Alibi Thin Lizzy Black Rose: A Rock Legend 1979

114 International Women’s Day 2019

A session for International Women’s Day, the third we’ve done, and in this case a solo show from Alan. Additionally, we were pleased to assist the MystiTech crew with their show by playing their music for their live presentation.
Technical difficulties meant that I had to restart my DJ software, and we still had some difficulty with sound quality. I will do some more experiments to see if I can resolve this issue.
The MystiTech music was composed and played by Christian Zwang, the musician for all of MystiTech’s Lost Art series.  I’ve included their playlist first.

Following that, the intention for International Women’s Day was to play tracks that are all played or sung, as well as composed or written by female musicians. Additionally, I tried to fill the list with tracks that have not been played before on Radio Free D’ni. One of two favourites were still part of the list, of course.

No postshow, as Fil followed on immediately from our session.

MystiTech music

Remembrance Elegy CZ-Tunes 2016
MystiTech Presents CZ-Tunes 2012
The Team CZ-Tunes 2019
Previously on The Lost Art CZ-Tunes 2010
Zarek’s Muse CZ-Tunes 2019
Descent to D’ni CZ-Tunes 2019
Katja’s Theme CZ-Tunes 2011
Arrival in D’ni CZ-Tunes 2019
Morgan’s Nightmare CZ-Tunes 2011
Through the Looking Glass CZ-Tunes 2019
Annie CZ-Tunes 2019
The Tech in MystiTech CZ-Tunes 2019
Bahro Battle CZ-Tunes 2010
The Mystery of MystiTech CZ-Tunes 2019
Uncertain Future CZ-Tunes 2019

Radio Free D’ni set

So Far Away Carole King Tapestry 1971
I Will Alison Krauss Now That I’ve Found You 1995
Skylark Liane Carroll The Right to Love 2017
Margaret Sands Laura Viers The Lookout 2018
Behind the Wall Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman 1988
Woman’s Blues Laura Nyro Eli And The Thirteenth Confession 1968
Doctor Who (Original Theme) Delia Derbyshire Blue Veils And Golden Sands 1963
Respect Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You 1967
Finishing The Hat Judy Collins A Love Letter To Stephen Sondheim 2017
Liasons Judy Collins A Love Letter To Stephen Sondheim 2017
Dreams Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977
Blue Skies Diana Krall Turn Up the Quiet 2017
A Cry From The Heart Barbara Thompson’s  Paraphernalia A Cry From The Heart – Live In London 1988
The Funky Flunky Barbara Thompson  Barbara Thompson’s Jubiaba 1978
Didn’t It Rain Amy Helm Didn’t It Rain 2015
Thursday Jess Glynne + H-E-R Live, Brits 2019 2019
Black Horse And The Cherry Tree K.T. Tunstall live performance, Later 2004
Coyote Joni Mitchell Shadows And Light 1979
Shaking The Tree Peter Gabriel/Paula Cole Secret World Live 1994
I Am Woman Helen Reddy I Don’t Know How To Love Him 1971

 

111 MOULa 9th Anniversary

A magnificent audience for this show, combining both RFD and MOULa fans and publicity from Minasunda and our companions in the program of events.

The ninth anniversary meant that we used a combination of the number 9, willow, leather, pottery and copper as our themes, along with some soundtrack music and music from cavern explorers.

There was no postshow, as we went straight into the Magic Light Show. The soundtrack for that, and the dance party that followed, are included below.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Hey Nineteen Steely Dan Gaucho 1980
Persephone Wishbone Ash There’s The Rub 1974
Weeping Willow Scott Joplin Scott Joplin’s Piano Rags 1994
Rainmaker Michael Chapman Rainmaker 1969
After The Rain Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour Larry & Lee 1995
Living in the Past Jethro Tull A Little Light Music 1992

The Show

Uru linking sound Tim Larkin Uru 2003
Air Stream Tim Larkin Uru : OST with bonus tracks 2018
Badlands Tim Larkin Uru : OST with bonus tracks 2018
Ercana Harvest Tim Larkin Uru : OST with bonus tracks 2018
Extra Tim Larkin Uru : OST with bonus tracks 2018
Releeshahn in Peril Russell Brower Ages Inspired By Myst 2018
Riven linking sound Robyn Miller Riven 1997
Abandoned Hall Iain Ballamy MirrorMask 2005
Cold Setting (Process Regulation) Aylahn Analog Process 2014
Kai Ouden Menei CIALYN Panta Rhei 2016
Season Weaver CIALYN Silver Halide Seashine 2019
Oniperia CIALYN Silver Halide Seashine 2019
Revelation linking sound Jack Wall Revelation 2004
Burn You Up, Burn You Down Peter Gabriel Single 2003
Dance on a Volcano Genesis A Trick of the Tail 1994
Fun In The Dark Lee Ritenour Larry & Lee 1995
9 to 5 Dolly Parton 9 to 5 The Soundtrack 1980
99 Miles From L.A. Art Garfunkel Breakaway 1975
Variations 5 – 9 Andrew Lloyd Webber Variations 1978
Melting Pot Booker T and the M.G.’s Metling Pot 1971
Melting Pot Blue Mink Melting Pot 1969
Boilin’ Pot J.J. Cale 5 1979
Pussy Willow Jethro Tull Broadsword And The Beast 1982
Little Willow Paul McCartney Flaming Pie 1997
Willow Creek Fairport Convention Over The Next Hill 2004
Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression, part 2) Emerson, Lake and Palmer Brain Salad Surgery 1973
Hometown Wishbone Ash There’s The Rub 1974

Light show music

Titanic Sonidos de Fé Manantial
Circle of Life Leo Rojas Das Beste
Chaski Leo Rojas Das Beste
Der Einsame Hirte Leo Rojas Spirit of the Hawk
Song Of Ocarina For Andean Pan Flute Joël Francisco Perri The Andean Flutes: Joel Francisco Perri

Dance Party tracks.  taken from the Mixxx log, as I was doing this on the fly

The Condor Dance Incantation On The Wing of a Condor 1982
Walk Like An Egyptian Bangles Different Light 1987
Venus Shocking Blue Scorpio’s Dance 1969
Lady Marmalade Labelle single 1974
Can’t Get Enough Bad Company Bad Company 1974
Heart Of Glass Blondie Parallell Lines 1979
Sympathy For The Devil Rolling Stones Beggar’s Banquet 1967
I Would Walk 500 Miles The Proclaimers Sunshine on Leith 1988
Take On Me A-Ha Hunting High and Low 1985
Karma Chameleon Culture Club Colour By Numbers 1983
Golden Years David Bowie Station to Station 1976
Let’s Dance David Bowie Let’s Dance 1983
Milk and Alcohol Dr. Feelgood Private Practice 1978
Girls On Film Duran Duran Duran Duran 1980
Don’t Stop Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977
Ace Of Spades Hayseed Dixie Let There Be Rockgrass 2004
Pop Musik M New York – London – Paris – Munich 1975
Martha and the Muffins Various Metro Music 1979
Billie Jean Michael Jackson Thriler 1983
Take The Money And Run Steve Miller Band Fly Like An Eagle 1976
Rockin’ All Over the World Status Quo Rockin’ All Over The World 1977
Dont Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson Off The Wall 1979
Alright, Alright, Alright Mungo Jerry single 1973
Radar Love Golden Earring Moontan 1973
Superstition Stevie Wonder Talking Book 1972
Dancin’ In The Moonlight Thin Lizzy Bad Reputation 1977
Airhead Thomas Dolby Aliens Ate My Buick 1988
2-4-6-8 Motorway Tom Robinson Band single 1973
Don’t Believe A WordCD Thin Lizzy Johnny The Fox 1977
Don’t Stop The Dance Bryan Ferry Boys and Girls 1985
Outward Bound Wishbone Ash New England 1976
Let’s Dance Chris Rea Dancing With Strangers 1987
The Theme From Hill Street Blues Mike Post single 1981
Riders On The Storm The Doors L.A. Woman 1971

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,
Malaclypse

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.

Preshow

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

Postshow

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