58 A Bad Year for Good Music, part 1

Yes, 2016 was notably bad for the passing of many fine musicians who have enthralled and entertained us as we grew.  So many, in fact, that it will take several shows to mention even a few of them.

In this show we concentrated on just five: Bernie Worrell (P-Funk and Talking Heads amongst many others), Keith Gemmell (Audience and Stackridge, amongst others). Leon Russel (too many to mention), Greg Lake (ELP mostly) and Rick Parfitt (Status Quo).

Preshow was put together by Ed from earlier shows – I didn’t have time to do it myself, for reasons that are clear to those who listened to the show.

Title Artists Album Year in memoriam
201 Flash Light Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome 1978 Bernie Worrell
202 Juicy Fruit Mtume Juicy Fruit 1983 Bernie Worrell
203 Burning Down The House Talking Heads Stop Making Sense (DVD) 1984 Bernie Worrell
204 Eye To Eye Audience The House on the Hill 1971 Keith Gemmell
205 The House On The Hill Audience The House on the Hill 1971 Keith Gemmell
206 Rufus T Firefly Stackridge Extravaganza 1975 Keith Gemmell
207 Delta Lady Leon Russell Leon Russell 1970 Leon Russell
208 Tight Rope Leon Russell Carny 1972 Leon Russell
209 Bluebird Leon Russell Will o’ the Wisp 1975 Leon Russell
210 Lonesome And A Long Way From Home Eric Clapton Eric Clapton 1970 Leon Russell
211 Love Shy Limbs single 1969 Greg Lake
212 The Court of the Crimson King (including The Return of the Fire Witch & The Dance of the Puppets) King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King 1969 Greg Lake
213 Lucky Man Emerson, Lake & Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer 1970 Greg Lake
214 The Endless Enigma (Part One) Emerson Lake & Palmer Trilogy 1973 Greg Lake
215 From The Beginning Emerson Lake & Palmer Trilogy 1973 Greg Lake
216 I Believe in Father Christmas Greg Lake Single 1975 Greg Lake
217 Nuclear Attack Greg Lake and Gary Moore Greg Lake 1981 Greg Lake
218 Touch and Go Emerson, Lake & Powell Emerson, Lake & Powell 1987 Greg Lake
219 Affairs Of The Heart Emerson, Lake & Palmer Black Moon 1992 Greg Lake
220 Ice In The Sun Status Quo Picturesque Matchstickable Messages from the Status Quo 1968 Rick Parfitt
221 Caroline Status Quo Hello 1973 Rick Parfitt
222 Rockin’ All Over The World Status Quo Rockin’ All Over The World 1977 Rick Parfitt
223 Whatever You Want Status Quo Whatever You Want 1979 Rick Parfitt
224 Paper Plane Status Quo Aquostic (Stripped Bare) 2014 Rick Parfitt


301 Jackdaw Audience The House on the Hill 1971 Keith Gemmell
302 Hummingbird Leon Russell Leon Russell 1970 Leon Russell
303 Girlfriend is Better Talking Heads Stop Making Sense (DVD) 1984 Bernie Worrell
304 21st Century Schizoid Man (including Mirrors) King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King 1969 Greg Lake
305 The Only Way (Hymn) Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tarkus 1971 Greg Lake
306 Still… You Turn Me On Emerson, Lake & Palmer Brain Salad Surgery (RM) 1973 Greg Lake


57 Not Your Average Christmas Music

I put the Heavy Metal tracks into the preshow, only to find that my colleagues disagreed with the labelling of Danish group Pretty Maids as Heavy. Apparently they are Hair Metal, despite what their website and Wikipedia (I know…) says. I think we can compromise on Glam Metal. I never knew there were so many different Metals out there.

Apart from them, we had two tracks from We Wish You a Metal X-Mas and a Headbanging New Year, on which each track is played by a combination of metallic musicians. I simply could not resist including Silent Night.

Also in the preshow was The Kings and Shepherds Arise from The Home Service’s soundtrack to the Royal National Theatre’s 1985 cycle of Mystery Plays, with John Tams and Linda Thompson providing memorable vocals.

The postshow contained a proper French language version of Patapan and Herderkenslied, the Shepherds Song from Flemish group ‘t Kliekske, keeping our international credentials intact. The Death or Glory Wassail from Sid Kipper could almost have been another language, heavy Norfolk accent laid on thick. Some Early English music from The Sixteen and Polyphony followed and we closed with the Wintersmith from Steeleye Span, in memory of Terry Pratchett. Steeleye Span were one of his favourite groups, and he was thrilled to bits that they had take his book and set it to music, as well as asking him to provide some spoken word parts.

The final show for 2016 went down well, even though the hosts all forgot their Santa Hats. We had 27 listeners at one stage and over 20 for nearly the whole show.


Title Artist Album Year
Angels From The Realms of Glory Rick Wakeman Christmas Variations 2000
Solstice Mary Jane Solstice 2014
The Nativity III: The Kings / Shepherd’s Arise The Home Service The Mysteries 1997
Run Rudolph Run Billy Gibbons, Dave Grohl & Lemmy Kilmister; We Wish You a Metal X-Mas and a Headbanging New Year 2009
Silent Night Chris Wyse, Chuck Billy, John Tempesta, Jon Donais & Scott Ian We Wish You a Metal X-Mas and a Headbanging New Year 2009
In Santa’s Claws Pretty Maids In Santa’s Claws 1990

The Show

Gloria In Excelsis Al Jarreau Christmas 2008
Carol of the Bells Pentatonix That’s Christmas to Me 2014
White Winter Hymnal Pentatonix That’s Christmas To Me 2014
Pat a Pan Mannheim Steamroller Christmas in the Aire 1995
Gower Wassail Steeleye Span First Steps 2002
Joy to the World Kate Rusby While Mortals Sleep 2011
Yorkshire Merry Christmas Kate Rusby The Frost Is All Over 2015
Huron Carol Heather Dale This Endris Night 2002
The Boar’s Head Carol Steeleye Span & Maddy Prior A Rare Collection 1972-1996 1999
Drive the Cold Winter Away Johnny Coppin A Country Christmas 1995
O Come, O Come, Immanuel Annie Haslam It Snows in Heaven Too 2000
Tune for a Blythsome Turkey The Albion Band Christmas Album 1999
Personent Hodie The Albion Band Another Christmas Present From The Albion Band 2010
Silent Night Bela Fleck And The Flecktones Jingle All The Way 2008
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Manhattan Transfer The Christmas Album 1992
Another Christmas Song Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album 2003
I Believe in Father Christmas ELP I Believe in Father Christmas 1995
Feliz Navidad Chicago Chicago Christmas: What’s It Going To Be, Santa 2003
Bouree Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album 2003
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town The Supremes Merry Christmas 1965
Merry Christmas Everybody Slade single 1973
A Christmas Carol Tom Lehrer The Remains Of Tom Lehrer 2000
Suddenly It’s Christmas Loudon Wainwright III Career Moves 1993
Stille Nacht Carreras, Cole, Domingo Celebration Of Christmas 1996
1 Gloria in excelsis Deo’; 2- ‘Et in Terra pax’; 3 – ‘Gratias agimus tibi’; 4 – ‘Propter magnam gloriam’ Kings College Choir, Academy of Ancient Music Vivaldi: Gloria 2002
For unto us a child is born Tavener Choir & Players Andrew Parrott / Handel / Messiah 1996
Up On The Housetop Al Jarreau Christmas 2008


Patapan Heather Dale This Endris Night 2002
Winter Wonderland Dave Brubeck A Dave Brubeck Christmas 1996
Santa Claus is Coming to Town Dave Brubeck and Gerry Mulligan
Death Or Glory Wassail Sid Kipper Boiled In The Bag 1997
Herderkenslied ‘t Kliekske ‘t Is Met Dees Koude Winterse Dagen 2000
Salutation Carol (15th century MS) Sixteen Harry Christophers An Early English Christmas Collection 2004
Nowell sing we, both all and some (c.1450 Seldon MS) Sixteen Harry Christophers An Early English Christmas Collection 2004
Sing Lullaby Polyphony, Stephen Layton A Christmas Present from Polyphony 2004
Wintersmith Steeleye Span Wintersmith 2013


56 Difficult Times

Difficult Times had 26 listeners at one point, and 20 for most of the show.

Here’s the playlist, and a link to the lyrics for Rush’s Losing It, as requested (click on the track title)


Unsquare Dance is possibly the second most famous Dave Brubeck track after Take Five. Klaus Doldinger’s Timesignature is the sleeper here – it is in common time, but has the relevant title…

Title Artists Album Year Time signature
Subdivisions Rush Signals 1982 7/8
Unsquare Dance The Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Further Out 1961 7/8
The Tango King Bruce Hornsby Hot House 1995 4/4 + 5/4
Kid Gloves Rush Grace Under Pressure 1984 5/4 alternating 4/4
Timesignature Klaus Doldinger Constellation 1983 4/4
In The Dead Of The Night UK UK 1978 7/4
Take Five Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out 1959 5/4

The Show

I Say A Little Prayer Dionne Warwick The Windows of the World 1967 4/4, 10/4, 11/4
Far More Blue The Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Further Out 1961 5/4
Far More Drums The Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Further Out 1961 5/4
Living in the Past Jethro Tull Living in the Past 1972 5/4
Here Comes The Sun The Beatles Abbey Road 1969 Chorus 3/4 5/4 2/4
Good Morning Good Morning The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967 5/4, 4/4, 3/4
Happiness Is a Warm Gun The Beatles The White Album 1968 complicated
Nothing Else Matters Metallica single 1992 6/8
Heart of Lothian Marillion Misplaced Childhood 1985 7/4 + 5/4
Dance of the Little Fairies Sky Sky 2 1980 7/4
Solsbury Hill Peter Gabriel Car (Remaster) 1977 7/4
Money Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon 1973 7/4 + 4/4
Superconductor Rush Presto 1989 7/4 alternating 4/4
Rubylove Cat Stevens Teaser And The Firecat 1971 7/8
Wade In The Water CCS Whole Lotta Love 1970 7/4 then 13/8
Blue Rondo a la Turk Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out 1959 9/8
Blue Shadows in the Street The Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Further Out 1961 9/8
Losing It Rush Signals 1982 11/8
Golden Brown Stranglers La folie 1981 13/8
Schism Tool Lateralus 2001 12/8 as 5/8+7/8
Turn It On Again Genesis Duke 1980 13/4 – 4/4 – 9/4 – 13/4 – 4/4 – 9/4
Happy Jack The Who A Quick One 1966 13/4
Tubular bells – Intro Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells 1973 15/8
Discipline King Crimson Discipline 1974 Drums 17/16, everyone else all over the place.
Hell’s Bells Bill Bruford One of a Kind 1979 19/16 then 7/4


Aretha’s version of Say A Little Prayer is the second best, after the Dionne Warwick original.

Vix 9 is by Bela Fleck and the Wooten brothers, Victor on bass and Roy “Futureman” Wooten on drumitar, his own drum controller made in roughly the shape of a guitar.   Bela Fleck is playing an electric banjo and synth pedals, and the live video of them playing this on Youtube is very impressive to watch.

I Say A Little Prayer Franklin, Aretha The Very Best Of Vol.1 1994 4/4, 10/4, 11/4
Caesar’s Palace Blues UK Danger Money 1979 5/4
The Fish (Shindleria Praematurus) Yes Fragile 1971 7/4
Vix 9 Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Three Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest 1993 9/8
Kashmir Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti 1975 Drums 4/4, all else 3/4 + 9/8
Experience Gentle Giant In A Glass House 1973 9/8
Modern Love Peter Gabriel Car (Remaster) 1977 11/8, 4/4
Night Illusion Gong Gazeuse! 1976 13/8, 17/8

55 Covered Up

We had a great show with a very appreciative audience for our first Covered Up set, where we played well-known songs and their covers – in some cases the covers being more well known than the originals.

Edison put the preshow together and I didn’t make a note of what was played – it was taken from earlier shows though. I put the postshow together so I can give you the extra info for those tracks below – beginning with a rather impressive cover of The Sounds of Silence from heavy-metallers Disturbed.

An internet outage caused me to go offline and lose the channel for several minutes, which caused an unexpected and unannounced end to the show.  Apologies – Technical Issues Beyond our Control.

Call Me The Breeze J.J. Cale  Naturally 1972
Call Me The Breeze Lynyrd Skynyrd  Second Helping 1973
Blue Suede Shoes Carl Perkins  single 1956
Blue Suede Shoes Link Wray  Live at the Paradiso 1979
I Heard It Through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye  In The Groove 1968
I Heard It Through the Grapevine Gladys Knight and the Pips  single 1967
I Heard It Through the Grapevine Creedence Clearwater Revival  Cosmo’s Factory 1970
After Midnight Eric Clapton  Eric Clapton 1970
After Midnight J.J. Cale  Naturally 1972
Rockin’ All Over The World Status Quo  Rockin’ All Over The World 1977
Rockin’ All Over The World John Fogerty  John Fogerty 1975
Rockin’ All Over the World Carl Wilson  Youngblood 1984
Shapes Of Things Yardbirds  single 1967
Shapes Of Things Jeff Beck  Truth 1968
I Hear You Knocking Smiley Lewis  single 1955
I Hear You Knockin’ Dave Edmunds  single 1970
Batman Theme  The Ron Hicklin Singers  TV theme 1966
Batman Theme Link Wray  single 1967
Before You Accuse Me Bo Diddley  Bo Diddley 1958
Before You Accuse Me Creedence Clearwater Revival  Cosmo’s Factory 1970
California Girls The Beach Boys  Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) 1965
California Girls David Lee Roth  Crazy from the Heat 1985
The Wind Cries Mary Jimi Hendrix  single 1967
De Wind secht Maria Torfrock  …dat matscht so schön 1977
Born Under A Bad Sign Albert King  Born Under A Bad Sign 1967
Born Under A Bad Sign Passport  Blues Roots  1991
Give Peace A Chance The Plastic Ono Band  single 1969
Give Peace a Chance Louis Armstrong  What a Wonderful World 1970
Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones  Forty Licks 1969
Honky Tonk Woman Jerry Lee Lewis  Last Man Standing 2006
Live and Let Die Wings  Live and Let Die OST 1973
Live And Let Die Guns N’ Roses  Use Your Illusion I 1991


The Sound Of Silence Disturbed Immortalized 2015
The Sound Of Silence Simon & Garfunkel Sounds Of Silence 1966
Money For Nothing Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 1985
Perfect Fairground Attraction First of a Million Kisses 1988
Bad Michael Jackson Bad 1987
Werewolves of London Warren Zevon Stand in the Fire 1980
Money for Nothing Dire Straits Brothers In Arms 1985
Take The Money And Run Steve Miller Band Fly Like An Eagle 1976
Abandon City Utopia Oops! Wrong Planet 1977
Blind Eye Wishbone Ash Wishbone Ash 1970
Bodhisattva Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy 1973
Feelin’ Alright Dave Mason Headkeeper 1972
Destination Anywhere The Commitments The Commitments OST 1991
China Grove The Doobie Brothers The Captain and Me 1973
Heartlight Kenny Loggins High Adventure 1982
Put It Where You Want It The Crusaders  Crusaders 1 1972
Black Cat Moan Beck, Bogert & Appice Beck Bogert & Appice 1973
Scratch The Crusaders Scratch 1974
In The Midnight Hour The Commitments The Commitments OST 1991
Standing in the Light Level 42 Standing in the Light 2002
Perfect Timing Kiki Dee Perfect Timing 1981
Pick Up The Pieces Average White Band Volume 8 1980
Peg Steely Dan Aja 1977
Peg (featuring Robben Ford) VA The Royal Dan – A Tribute 2006
Stomp And Buck Dance The Crusaders Southern Comfort 1974
Sock Puppets Iain Ballamy MirrorMask 2005
The Boys Are Back In Town Thin Lizzy Jailbreak 1976
Walking CCS A’s, B’s & Rarities 2005
You’re Made That Way The Doobie Brothers Livin’ On The Fault Line 1977
Little Favours KT Tunstall Drastic Fantastic 2007

54 By The Book

After missing one show slot, we returned to a great audience who stayed with us for a long show.  As it was the DST shift for Europe, we started an hour later than usual for the US listeners, but I was able to get into the cavern early and let folks know what was going on, and also have some music playing during what would have been the preshow period.  There was also an extended postshow, as there was so much material and I wanted to chat about that too.  A long list below…   A peak of 24 listeners, which is at the top end of what we usually have, and even better as we were competing with an event in SL that drew the refugee crowd away.

Total time on air – about 5 hours

Pre-preshow   With a sub-theme of ‘time’ as it was to fill up time due to the late DST announcement by me.

Timewhys Tonto’s Expanding Head Band  Zero Time 1971
Time Pink Floyd  Dark Side Of The Moon 1973
Time Is Short Robin Trower  Back It Up 1983
Time Machine Tim Larkin  Myst V End of Ages Soundtrack 2005
Static Time Turjan Aylahn  Prolepsis 2011
Big Time Peter Gabriel  So 1987
Difference In Time Wishbone Ash  Bona Fide 2006
Doctorin’ The Tardis The Timelords  Single 1988
Who Knows Where The Time Goes? Fairport Convention  Unhalfbricking 1969
Time Is Tight Booker T & the MG’s  Single 1968
Sign ‘O’ The Times Prince  Sign ‘O’ The Times 1987
The Time Warp Various Artists  The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? Chicago  Chicago Transit Authority 1969


Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun Tang dynasty poetry Pink Floyd  A Saucerful Of Secrets 1968
Red Barchetta SF short, Richard Foster Rush  Moving Pictures 1981
Rocket Man Ray Bradbury short Elton John  Honky Chateau 1972
Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte Kate Bush  The Kick Inside 1978
Misty Mountain Hop Tolkien Led Zeppelin  IV (Zoso) 1971
The Council of Elrond Tolkien The Lord of the Rings  Enya, Lord of the Rings OST 2001

The Show

Genesis I Verse 20 Genesis  Ralph McTell  You,Well-Meaning, Brought Me Here 1971
Turn!  Turn!  Turn! King Solomon, Ecclesiastes  The Byrds  Turn!  Turn!  Turn! 1965
Benedictus I Ching  Strawbs  Grave New World 1972
Tales Of Brave Ulysses Homer, Odyssey  Cream  Disraeli Gears 1967
Home At Last Homer, Odyssey  Steely Dan  Aja 1977
Xanadu Samuel Taylor Coleridge  Rush  A Farewell To Kings 1977
Don Quixote Cervantes  Gordon Lightfoot  Don Quixote 1972
Ramble On Tolkien  Led Zeppelin  II 1969
Ride A White Swan Tolkien  T.Rex  single 1970
A Trick of the Tail William Golding, The Inheritors  Genesis  A Trick of the Tail 1976
I Am The Walrus Alice Through The Looking Glass  The Beatles  Magical Mystery Tour 1967
Tomahawk Kid Stevenson, Treasure Island  The Sensational Alex Harvey Band  The Impossible Dream 1974
Im Nebel Herman Hesse  PUR  Opus1 1983
Sheltering Sky Paul Bowles  King Crimson  Discipline 1974
End Of The Night Celine,Voyage au bout de la Nuit  The Doors  The Doors 1967
1984 Orwell  David Bowie  Diamond Dogs 1974
Schiller Friedrich Schiller  Wise Guys  Frei 2008
Purple Haze Philip Jose Farmer  Jimi Hendrix  single 1967
To Tame A Land Frank Herbert, Dune  Iron Maiden  Piece Of Mind 1983
Childhood’s End Arthur C Clarke  Pink Floyd  Obscured by Clouds 1972
Sirens Of Titan Kurt Vonnegut  Al Stewart  Modern Times 1975
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress Robert Heinlein  Judy Collins  Judith 1975


Don’t Stand So Close to Me Nabokov, Lolita The Police  Zenyatta Mondatta 1980
Tom Sawyer Mark Twain Rush  Moving Pictures 1981
The Three Fates: Clotho/Lachesis/Atropos Myths Emerson, Lake & Palmer  Emerson, Lake & Palmer 1970
Jekyll And Hyde R.L. Stevenson Renaissance  Azure D’or 1979
Sympathy For The Devil Baudelaire, Bulgakov Rolling Stones  Beggar’s Banquet 1967
Brighton Rock Graham Greene Queen  Sheer Heart Attack 1991
Pigs (Three Different Ones) Orwell, Animal Farm Pink Floyd  Animals 1977
Narnia C.S. Lewis Steve Hackett  Please Don’t Touch 1978
Knots R.D. Laing Gentle Giant  Octopus 1972
The Battle Of Evermore Tolkien Led Zeppelin  IV (Zoso) 1971
The Advent Of Panurge Rabelais Gentle Giant  Octopus 1972
Lay Down Bible Strawbs  Bursting At The Seams 1973
A Dream Within A Dream Edgar Allen Poe The Alan Parsons Project  Tales Of Mystery And Imagination 1976
The Ferryman Hesse, Siddhartha Ralph McTell  You, Well-Meaning, Brought Me Here 1971
Peg Steely Dan  Aja 1977


53 Rarities and What-Ifs 6

The preshow included Santana’s Samba Pa Ti from Abraxas, Jethro Tull’s Broadsword (I always think of it as one of his Scottish Songs), Status Quo’s elderly but still hale Caroline and Supertramp and It’s A Long Road.

We overran for a change, and Martin Barre’s ‘A Blues For All Reasons’ got bumped into the postshow.  What we might have said about it is

“He was a late starter, but it seems he needed an outlet for the creativity that was curbed in by being a member of Jethro Tull. His first three solo albums spaced out over a full decade, Barre has come back in force after Anderson declared J-Tull to be a thing of the past: he has put out three new albums in as many years since 2013.”

As is often the case, I went on for a bit after the post-show and we all had some fun dancing when I didn’t get in the way with chat.


Title Artists Album Year
Samba Pa Ti Santana Abraxas 1970
Broadsword Jethro Tull The Broadsword And The Beast 1982
Why Why Why The Kelly Family Over The Hump 1994
Stealing Hearts Matchbox Going Down Town 1985
Caroline Status Quo Hello! 1973
Saint and Sinner Kiss Creatures of the Night 1982
The Wall John Fogerty John Fogerty 1975
Last Man On Earth Loudon Wainwright III Last Man On Earth 2001
It’s a Long Road Supertramp Supertramp 1970

The Show

2120 South Michigan Avenue The Rolling Stones Around and Around 1964
Real Man Todd Rundgren Initiation 1975
Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me Slade Sladest 1973
Side o’the Road Creedence Clearwater Revival Willy and the Poor Boys 1970
Video Killed the Radio Star The Buggles The Age of Plastic 1980
The Point Klaus Doldinger Constellation 1984
Rumble (LP Version) Link Wray Jack The Ripper 1963
Try again Supertramp Supertramp 1970
The Lone Ranger Quantum Jump Quantum Jump 1976
Zabadak! Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich single 1967
Muleskinner Blues The Fendermen Muleskinner Blues 1960
Toast Streetband Streetband 1978
That’s the Kind of Sugar Papa Likes Peter Criss Peter Criss 1978
Rumble Link Wray Live at the Paradiso 1979
Spirit In The Sky Norman Greenbaum Spirit In The Sky 1969
Street Mama Dion Fire in the Night 1979
Thick As A Brick [Live 1978] Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick [Extra Tracks] 1978
Talking New Bob Dylan Loudon Wainwright III History 1992
Eileen Sleepy LaBeef Electricity 1982
You Little Trustmaker The Tymes Trustmaker 1974
Play that Fast Thing (One More Time) Rockpile Seconds of Pleasure 1980
Change In The Weather John Fogerty Eye Of The Zombie 1986
Roll Over Beethoven Charlie Feathers New Jungle Fever 1987


A Blues For All Reasons Martin Barre A Trick Of Memory 1994
Pet You and Hold You Rockpile Seconds of Pleasure 1980
Don’t Believe Her Scorpions Crazy World 1990
Scotted Dick Matchbox Midnight Dynamos 1980
Rolling Home Rednex Sex & Violins 1995
We’ll Take The Night Roy Orbison King Of Hearts 1992

Post Postshow

I Hear You Knocking Dave Edmunds Rockpile [Bonus Tracks] 1972
Boogie Wonderland Earth Wind And Fire I Am 1979
Superstition Stevie Wonder Talking Book 1972
Lets See Action The Who single 1972
Smoke On The Water Deep Purple Machine Head 1972
Girls On Film Duran Duran Duran Duran 1980
Standing in the Road Blackfoot Sue Nothing to Hide 1973
Golden Years David Bowie Station to Station 1976
Tiger Feet Mud single 1974
Another One Bites the Dust Queen The Game 1980
2-4-6-8 Motorway Tom Robinson Band single 1973
Long Train Runnin’ The Doobie Brothers The Captain and Me 1973
Tap Turns on the Water CCS A’s, B’s & Rarities 2005
I Love To Boogie T.Rex Dandy in the Underworld 1976
Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf Steppenwolf 1968
Galo Galan Xosé Manuel Budiño Zume de Terra 2004
I’ll Be Creepin’ Free Free 1969
Old Man Hank Jellybread Sixty-Five Parkway 1970
Without You The Doobie Brothers The Captain and Me 1973
Dancing Decameron Tomorrow’s Pantomime 1976
Westway Sky Sky 1979
One More River The Alan Parsons Project Pyramid 1978
Destination Anywhere The Commitments The Commitments – Soundtrack 1991



52 On The Road Again

On The Road Again: In the preshow we visited my stash again for some more D’s – Dave Swarbrick, the effervescent fiddler who is most famous for his time with Fairport Convention, Dave Pegg, the tricksy bassist from both Fairport and Jethro Tull, Dave Mason, formerly of Traffic and with a long solo career and Dave Greenslade, who was a long-time member of Colosseum before branching out with his own group and also on solo projects.  Then some Road Songs to prepare you – Gary Numan’s electronic Cars, Tom Paxton’s very acoustic Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound, Donald Fagan’s Tomorrow’s Girls, a favourite from his album Kamakiriad, which is all about a futuristic road trip and The Who, I Can See For Miles – the sort of view you get On The Road.

We started with fewer listeners than usual (probably because I’d not let you know soon enough) but picked up very well as we went on and we ended up with a peak of more than 20, I think – which was, as always, very pleasing.

Playlist is below:  Ed padded out the postshow set but I don’t have exactly what he played – I do know Autobahn was one of them.


a. Wat Ye Wha I Met The Streen; b. The Ribbons Of The Redheaded Girl; c. Ril Gan Ainm Dave Swarbrick Smiddyburn; Flittin 1996
Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow Dave Pegg The Cocktail Cowboy Goes It Alone… 1984
Here We Go Again Dave Mason Headkeeper 1972
Mischief Dave Greenslade The Pentateuch Of The Cosmogony 1979
Cars Gary Numan The Pleasure Principal 1979
I Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound Tom Paxton Ramblin’ Boy 1964
Tomorrow’s Girls Donald Fagen Kamakiriad 1993
I Can See For Miles The Who The Who Sell Out 1967

The Show

On the Road Again Canned Heat Boogie With Canned Heat 1968
On The Road Again The Lovin’ Spoonful Do You Believe in Magic 1965
On The Road Again Willie Nelson single 1979
Taxi Rosie Vela ZAZU 1986
Taxi Driver The Hamsters Open All Hours 2004
Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell Miles of Aisles 1974
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett single 1966
Drive Me Blodwyn Pig Getting To This 1970
Davy’s On The Road Again Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Watch 1978
Drive The Cars Heartbeat City 1984
Fun, Fun, Fun (Single Version) The Beach Boys Singles 1964
Highway Star Deep Purple Machine Head 1972
Joy Ride Lee Ritenour Joyride 1991
Texas Twister Little Feat Representing the Mambo 1990
Life in the Fast Lane Eagles Hotel California 1976
Ridin’ Thumb Three Dog Night Cyan 1973
I’m Gonna Be The Proclaimers Sunshine On Leith 1988
Midnite Cruiser Steely Dan Can’t Buy A Thrill 1972
Nobody’s Car Jethro Tull Under Wraps 1984
Gridlock Warren Zevon Transverse City 1989
Outward Bound Wishbone Ash New England 1976
The Road Less Traveled Joe Sample Ashes to Ashes 1990
L.A. Woman The Doors LA Woman 1971
The Long And Winding Road The Beatles Let It Be 1970
Don’t Stop Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977
Riders On The Storm The Doors L.A. Woman 1971


Angela (Theme from “Taxi”) Bob James Touchdown 1978
Rockin’ Down the Highway The Doobie Brothers Toulouse Street 1972

51 Electric Folk – the Unusual Suspects

A good time was had by all at the Electric Folk show on Sunday, including several who attended in Second Life. We are slowly building an audience there thanks to Ainia’s hosting in TJ’s Dance hall.

Perhaps this is a good point to say that although we are called Radio Free D’ni, our content is not specific to Myst Online or any particular environment. The shows stand on their own merits as straightforward entertainment, or at least that is our intention when preparing them. So please don’t be worried by the channel’s title – our shows are for everyone.

We had up to 23 listeners, with 16 for most of the time, which was very pleasing for a show that was not mainstream by any measure.

Playlists are below. As is becoming usual, there were requests from the audience for us to continue after the postshow, so another set was played – as listed.

In two weeks time, the next show will be another Road Songs set – the last one went down well and we have a lot of tracks we could not ft in to that show. See you there.


Title Artists  Album Year
101 Ordinary Man Christy Moore  Ordinary Man 1989
102 Hokey Pokey (The Ice Cream Song) Richard & Linda Thompson  Hokey Pokey 1974
103 Late on Lady Day Decameron  Mammoth Special 1974
104 Benedictus Strawbs  Grave New World 1972
105 The Cocktail Cowboy Dave Pegg  The Cocktail Cowboy Goes it Alone 1984
106 Broomfield Hill The Albion Band  Stella Maris 1987
107 The Big Wheel Runrig  The Big Wheel 1991

The Show

201 Barkbrödslåten Kebnekajse  Kebnekajse II 1973
202 Gallows Pole Led Zeppelin  Led Zeppelin III 1970
203 Rock Harp Alan Stivell  Back to Breizh 2000
204 McConnell’s Rant Shooglenifty  Troots 2007
205 Bourrée Malicorne  Colin 1974
206 Ceth’s Dance Bleizi Ruz  Musiques Et Danses De Bretagne 1973
207 Pinch Of Snuff Five Hand Reel  For A’that 1977
208 Kickdancer Donal Lunny  Coolfin 1998
209 Kalyope Driver Dando Shaft  Reaping the Harvest 1990
210 Galo Galan Xosé M Budiño  Zume de Terra 2004
211 Moyasta Junction Davy Spillane  Shadow Hunter 1990
212 Hoch Geiht De See De Drangdüwels  Hold Fast 2003
213 Hamborger Veermaster De Drangdüwels  Ahoi 2010
214 De Duun Matros De Drangdüwels  Hold Fast 2003
215 Fährmann (Ferryman) Godewind  Moin Moin 1980
216 Made In Freesland Godewind  Made in Freesland 1986
217 Achter Dünen und Diek Godewind  Achter Dünen und Diek 1991
218 Buachaill an Éirne Clannad  Macalla 1985
219 Tobar an t-Saoil Clannad  Nádúr 2013
220 Turning Tide Clannad  Sirius 1987
221 Rollo, der Wikinger Torfrock  …dat matscht so schön 1977
222 Omas Ludvig Hedningarna  fiRe 1996
223 The Cuckoo Hedgehog Pie  Just Act Normal 1978
224 The Knife Edge Richard Thompson  Strict Tempo! 1981
225 Hanging Off The Edge Whapweasel  Pack Of Jokers 2005
226 The Crowded River Runrig  The Big Wheel 1991
227 The Road To Venezuela Stackridge  Pinafore Days 1974
228 Tobermory Capercaillie  Dusk Till Dawn, The Best Of Capercallie 2000


301 Dancing Decameron  Third Light 1975
302 Bjork’s Chauffeur Shooglenifty  Solar Shears 2001
303 Goal Song The Oyster Band  Step Outside 1986
304 Hero and Heroine Strawbs  Hero and Heroine 1973
305 Hal-an-Tow The Oyster Band  Step Outside 1986
306 Rock And Roll Away Decameron  Third Light 1975
307 Level Pegging Dave Pegg  The Cocktail Cowboy Goes it Alone 1984
308 An Dro Nevez Alan Stivell  Chemins de terre 1974


401 Roll Over Vaughn Williams Richard Thompson  Starring As Henry The Human Fly! 1972
402 Excess Baggage Shooglenifty  Troots 2007
403 The Swirling Pit Dave Pegg  The Cocktail Cowboy Goes it Alone 1984
404 Down The Dog Gryphon  Raindance 1975
405 A United Earth I Alan Stivell With Youssou N’dour  Dublin To Dakar – A Celtic Odyssey 1999
406 The New St. George Richard Thompson  Starring As Henry The Human Fly! 1972
407 Horgalåten Kebnekajse  Kebnekajse II 1973
408 The Battle Of Evermore Led Zeppelin  IV (Zoso) 1971
409 The Ploughboy’s Dream Gryphon  Midnight Mushrumps 1974
410 Gorrlaus/The Steed Hedningarna  fiRe 1996
411 Branle La Peronelle Malicorne  Le mariage Anglais 1975
412 The Road to Ballyalla Davy Spillane Band  Out of the Air 1988
413 Man With the Money The Who  A Quick One 1966
414 Money for Nothing Dire Straits  Brothers In Arms 1985
415 Take The Money And Run Steve Miller Band  Fly Like An Eagle 1976
416 A Fool And His Money Wang Chung  Mosaic 1986
417 Into Money Robin Trower  Essential Robin Trower 1991
418 The Big Money Rush  A Show Of Hands 1989
419 Firefly – Main Title Greg Edmonson  Firefly 2005
420 It’s Only Just Begun Solution  The Best of Solution Live 1991
421 Tap Turns on the Water CCS  A’s, B’s & Rarities 2005
422 Suddenly I See KT Tunstall  Eye To The Telescope 2004
423 Radar Love Golden Earring  Moontan 1973
424 Hyperactive! Thomas Dolby  The Flat Earth 1984
425 Get It On T.Rex  The Very Best Of T-Rex 2003
426 Chris Rea – Let’s Dance Chris Rea  New Light Through Old Windows 1988
427 Lido Shuffle Boz Scaggs  Silk Degrees (Bonus Tracks) 2007

50 Gold

We had a great 50th show, with a Golden theme that produced a lot of favourites, both ours and yours. I managed to get the notes finished just in time, and the show was a hit, with 19 listeners for most of the time and a peak of 25. We’re working on improving that, not sure if sending out scantily-clad tempters (of all sexes – we are an equal-opportunity team) or waiting in dark alleys to, ahem, persuade passers-by will work best.

Our thanks to Ainia who rebroadcast the show for us in real time in TJ’s Dance Hall in Second Life.  I have plans afoot to include Ainia in our commentary team, and she is also hoping to widen the scope of our advertising in SL.  Never a dull moment here on RFD.

We are still coming up with ideas that interest us, and I think will interest you as well. Next time we have picked Electric Folk as a theme, but will eschew the best known (who we’ve already featured quite heavily) to concentrate on some of the lesser-known champions of the genre. And believe me, there are a lot to choose from.

The Golden playlist is below, and we will be back in two weeks with some killer Electric Folk. See you then.


101 When Blue Turns Gold Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu 1984
102 Golden Dilemma Gong Expresso II 1978
103 A Golden Age Rupert Hine The Wildest Wish To Fly 1983
104 Golden Birdies Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Clear Spot 1972
105 Fool’s Gold Procol Harum Ninth 1975
106 Fools Gold Blondel The Amazing Elsie Emerald 2010
107 Golden Rings Godley – Creme Goodbye Blue Sky 1988
108 Greenfields, Golden Sands Yusuf [Cat Stevens] An Other Cup 2006

The Show

201 The Gold Bug The Alan Parsons Project The Tun of a Friendly Card 1979
202 The Gold It’s In The . . . Pink Floyd Obscured by Clouds 1972
203 Goldrush Supertramp Slow Motion 2002
204 Burnin’ (Molten Gold) (Alternative Take) Free Free at Last (reissue) 2002
205 Fools Gold Poco Crazy Eyes 1973
206 Golden Notebooks Gerry Mulligan The Age Of Steam 1971
207 Golden Strings Link Wray Link Wray & The Raymen 1960
208 Book Of Golden Stories Runrig The Stamping Ground 2001
209 City Of Gold BBM Around The Next Dream 1994
210 Cold Gold Larry Carlton With Special Guest Robben Ford – Live In Tokyo 2007
211 Gold Dust Woman Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977
212 Golden Earth Girl Paul McCartney Off The Ground 1993
213 Golden Brown Stranglers La Folie 1981
214 GoldenEye Wise Guys LIVE 1999
215 Blood and Gold/Mohacs Maddy Prior/June Tabor No More to the Dance 1988
216 Love Over Gold Dire Straits Love Over Gold 1982
217 Golden Years David Bowie Changes 1990
218 Heart of Gold Neil Young Harvest 1972
219 Pocketful Of Golden Robert Plant Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar 2014
220 Your Gold Teeth Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy 1973
221 14 Karat Gold Gordon Lightfoot Shadows 1982
222 Golden Slumbers The Beatles Abbey Road 1969
223 Golden Slumbers The  Jazz Crusaders Old Socks, New Shoes…New Socks, Old Shoes 1970


301 Gold-Tipped Boots, Black Jacket And Tie Jethro Tull Catfish Rising 1991
302 A Golden Handshake For Every Daughter China Crisis Diary – A Collection 1992
303 Band of Gold Freda Payne single 1970

Ed’s ISP suffered a catastrophic failure, and he dropped out after just three of the postshow tracks. We breathed a collective sigh of relief that it had not happened earlier.  I took over, and about 16 listeners stayed with me as we went through a great dance set, and also managed to incorportate the missing bits of the postshow, later on.  From the Mixxx logs, I can give you a rundown.

1 Lawyers, Guns and Money Warren Zevon Stand in the Fire 1980
2 Put The Money Down The Who Odds And Sods 1974
3 All Right Now Free The Free Story 1989
4 Big Money Rush Power Windows 1985
5 Billie Jean Michael Jackson single, from Thriller 1983
6 Black Horse And The Cherry Tree K.T. Tunstall Eye To The Telescope 2004
7 Breadfan Budgie Never Turn Your Back on a Friend 1973
8 Can’t Get Enough Bad Company Bad Company 1974
9 Cherry Pie Sade Lovers Live 2002
10 Dancing Decameron Tomorrow’s Pantomime 1976
11 Let’s Dance Chris Rea Dancing With Strangers 1987
12 Money, Money, Money ABBA single, from Arrival 1976
13 Nutbush City Limits Ike & Tina Turner single 1973
14 Put It Where You Want It The Crusaders The Best Of The Crusaders 1976
15 Spirit In The Sky Norman Greenbaum single 1969
16 Take Me to the River Andrew Strong The Commitments 1991
17 The Ability To Swing Thomas Dolby Aliens Ate My Buick 1988
18 Three Button Hand Me Down Faces First Step 1970
19 Whatever You Want Status Quo Whatever You Want 1979
20 You Never Give Me Your Money The Beatles Abbey Road 1969
21 Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash Steve Miller Band The Joker 1973
22 Golden Hours Brian Eno Another Green World 1975
23 Red And Gold Fairport Convention Red & Gold
24 Rhythm in Gold Jethro Tull 20 Years of Jethro Tull (Disc 2) – Flawed gems and the other sides of Tull 1988
25 Silver Threads And Golden Needles Fotheringay Wild Mountain Thyme 1970
26 The Golden Glove Fairport Convention Wishfulness Waltz 2000
27 Golden Mile Caravan The Album 1980
28 Solid Gold Easy Action T.Rex single 1972
29 Your Gold Teeth II Steely Dan Katy Lied 1975
30 Moonlight And Gold Gerry Rafferty One More Dream 1995
31 Life In The Air Age Be Bop Deluxe Tremulous Antenna
32 Natural Thing The Doobie Brothers The Captain and Me
33 Walk Like An Egyptian The Bangles The Best Of 1980-1990 Vol. 4 2004
34 The Girl From Ipanema Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto  Getz/Gilberto 1964

About three hours of good golden dance tracks and other nice music – well I think so, and I hope you liked it too.

Reviewing this, I’ve been reminded of just how influential Jobim’s ‘Girl from Ipanema’ was – I wonder if we can put together a set of ‘influential songs’.  It would be pretty impressive listening, I think.  What do you think?  Let us know by commenting below.

49 Second Anniversary

Yes, Radio Free D’ni is two years old and in our now-traditional format the anniversary show consists of Edison’s choices from the past year’s shows.  And, for the first time, we had a simulcast with Second Life, Ainia playing the show in TJ’s Dance Hall, which is something we hope to continue.

Despite it being Mysterium weekend, we had a good attendance, 16 for most of the show, peaking at 21, and five people in Second Life.  Thanks to everyone who’s listened now and in the past year, and we have ideas for more shows still.  Special thanks and a garland of Martian fire flowers to Ainia, our Second Life representative.


Title Artist Album Album Year Show date RFD Show Title
101 Start Paul Weller – Live  Later…  2015 2015 3-Apr Much…Later
102 Burlesque Family  Bandstand 1972 10-Jan Return to Bass
103 One of These Days I’ll Get an Early Night Camel  Rain Dances 1977 1-Nov Brit Prog 3- Canterbury
104 Black Hat National Health  D.S. al Coda 1981 1-Nov Brit Prog 3- Canterbury
105 Adiemus Adiemus  Songs of Sanctuary 1995 1-Nov Brit Prog 3- Canterbury
106 Mustang Sally (Andrew Strong) The Commitments  The Commitments 1991 1-Nov Road Songs
107 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free Billy Preston  Right Here, Right Now 1963 12-Jun Themes 2

The Show

201 One Size Fits All Passport  Move 1998 4-Oct Passport 1
202 Hill Street Blues Daniel Caine Orchestra  single 1981 29-Nov Themes 1
203 Turn On the Night KISS  Crazy Nights 1987 13-Nov Kiss
204 Metrognome Camel  Rain Dances 1977 28-Oct Brit Prog 3 – Canterbury
205 White Eagle Tangerine Dream  White Eagle 1982 19-Oct Tangerine Dream
206 Cannonball Sky  Sky 1979 5-Sep Rarities and What-Ifs  4
207 Silver Machine Hawkwind  single 1972 10-Jan Return To Bass
208 Welcome Back My Friends Emerson Lake & Palmer  Brain Salad Surgery 1973 18-Mar Keith Emerson
209 Moving On The Zombies (live)  Still Got That Hunger 2015 3-Apr Much…Later
210 Five Long Years The Yardbirds  The Yardbirds 1964 22-Jul Clapton Connections
211 Storms in Africa Enya  Watermark 1988 5-Feb Enya
212 Thick as a Brick Jethro Tull  In Concert 1998 12-Dec Jethro Tull
213 Rime of the Ancient Mariner Iron Maiden  Powerslave 1984 4-Mar Long Songs 2
214 Mandrake Passport  Ataraxia 1978 Passport 2
215 Interstellar Overdrive Pink Floyd  The Piper at the Gates of Dawn 1967 30-Apr Pink Floyd 1
216 Childhood’s End Pink Floyd  Obscured by Clouds 1972 26-Jun Pink Floyd 2
217 Slipping Away Dave Edmunds  I Hear You Rocking 1993 28-May Rarities and What-Ifs 5
218 Those Feat’ll Steer You Wrong Sometimes Little Feat  Representing The Mambo 1990 10-Jul Road Songs
219 Jessica Allman Brothers Band  Brothers and Sisters 1973 12-Jun Themes 2


301 Lone Digger Caravan Palace  Live 2015 3-Apr Much…Later
302 The New Game Lizz Wright  Live 2015 3-Apr Much…Later
303 Sharpness Jamie Woon  Live 2015 3-Apr Much…Later
304 Domino Hozier + JHRBO  Live 2015 3-Apr Much…Later
305 Hold Back The River James Bay + JHRBO  Live 2015 3-Apr Much…Later
306 Master Blaster (Jammin) Ed Sheeran + JHRBO  Live 2014 3-Apr Much…Later
307 I Thank You Paul Rodgers  Live 2014 3-Apr Much…Later
308 Something Sad Mogul Thrash  Mogul Thrash 1969 10-Jan Return to Bass