Announcements

56 Difficult Times

This Sunday, November 27th, the show theme will be Difficult Times – this is entirely due to an internet gif that a friend of mine posted.

Yes, there will be instances of each of the above.  As you might expect, some of them are a bit prog-ish, but there’s also a good helping of hard rock, jazz, and maybe some heavy metal, if I can get it assembled.  The sheets of armour are OK, but all the bolts seem to have a left-hand thread.

Covered up!

On November 13th, our next show will be along the lines of cover versions and their respective originals, with a focus on unusual or unexpected combinations or unexpected originals–i.e., cases where the actual original version has been mostly forgotten due to later cover versions being far more popular, or where the band doing the cover version would not usually have been expected to do so… or where the circumstances surrounding both (or more) versions are somewhat weird. And that is without even taking into consideration really weird cover versions of otherwise “straight” originals, some of which may also pop up in there.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

By The Book

On Sunday, October 30th, we will have a show of songs referencing literature in various ways (the show we were supposed to have on the 16th–sorry about that!). There will be some pretty obvious connections, and some obscure ones, some mainstream songs, and a few quite a way off the beaten path. In other words, just another Radio Free D’ni show.

Due to the switch from Daylight Saving time in Europe, the show will be an hour late for our North/South American (and probably some other) listeners! 1400 KI time instead of the usual 1300.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

No show on Sunday October 16!

On Sunday, October 16, 2016 we will not be having a show. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unfortunately unable to broadcast on this date.

We will be back with a show on October 30th, though, and it’ll be a good one 🙂

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

Rarities and What-Ifs, part VI

The next show will be yet another round of rare tracks (the Rarities bit) and tracks illustrating what lengths artist will go to to get things done (the What-ifs) in the face of opposing odds. As always, there will be some unexpected tracks in there, as well as some that might be expected, but with some unexpected history behind them.

Road Songs II: On the Road Again

On Sunday, we will have a second show of road songs–Alan is preparing a nice trip through the various genres and decades. And I can’t promise that any of the at least three songs called “On the Road Again” will actually be in there; I just figured it was a fitting epiphet for a second road songs show.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

Electric Folk – the Unusual Suspects

To embark on our second half-century we will visit the world of Electric Folk, but eschew the usual suspects – such as Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and so on. There will be some tracks from lesser-known British bands, once I can decide which ones to pick from the short (Ha! What do you mean, short) list, a bit of Celtic rock including Galician, Breton, Irish and Gaelic, and Malaclypse will bring along some of his favourites from Germany.  I do believe I have some tracks from Sweden too.  Oh, and one or two from bands you’d not normally connect with the folk world at all.

Come and join us on the plaza on Sunday 4th September at 13 KI (that’s 1 pm US Mountain Time, or 8 pm UK time, 9 pm European time), or in Second Life visit TJ’s Dance Hall where Ainia DaFente will host the rebroadcast into SL.  Or just use the links at the top of the page to listen, but you’ll miss out on the text chat if you do 🙂

Second Anniversary

August 7th marks the second anniversary for Radio Free D’ni in the cavern.  As is traditional (well, as close as we can get to tradition) Ed is putting together a show containing his favourites from the past year’s shows.

The show starts at 13 KI (8pm UK, 9 pm Central European Time) (KI time is Mountain Time in the US) with preshow music for at least 30 minutes before so you can all find the channel.  Use the links at the top of the page, just underneath the site banner, to connect to the stream.

All three of us will be there, and Mal will bring some special beer for the occasion, I’ve no doubt.  That will be my excuse, anyway.  Join us, and help us celebrate 🙂

AlanDJ

Connections I: The Clapton Complex

Our next show will be “Connections,” taking a look at how musicians, producers, songwriters etc. are interconnected behind the scenes and across the decades, with probably quite a few surprises in there. As a friend and former singer for one of my bands put it, “it’s all one cantankerous family…”

Update July 22, 2016: the playlist and notes are done, earlier than I expected, but what a trip through the history of Rock, and we got diverted into a few unexpected directions. I predict this is going to be a very interesting show!

-malaclypse

Radio Free D’ni
 
Just to add some extra details:  show starts at 13 KI (8pm UK, 9 pm Central European Time) ( KI time is Mountain Time in the US) with preshow music for at least 30 minutes before so you can all find the channel.
It will start with a Rolling Stones track and progress from there. Eric Clapton does feature in a few places … Come and listen and all will be revealed 😀
AlanDJ