60 Playing The Game

Radio Free D’ni’s 60th show coincided with the 7th anniversary of MOULa’s revival, and in honour of that we had a selection inspired by playing the game – adventure games mostly, and the various Uru incarnations especially.

The preshow was selections from the end of the ‘D’ section and the start of ‘E’ from my CD stash.  The Nightfly is on later than we are and has to deal with much wierder callers.

Track Artists Album Year
The Nightfly Donald Fagen The Nightfly 1982
Trans-Island Skyway Donald Fagen Kamakiriad 1993
Take the ‘A’ Train Duke Ellington Ain’t Misbehavin’ 2000
Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression, Part 2) Emerson, Lake & Palmer Brain Salad Surgery 1973
Knife-Edge Emerson, Lake & Palmer Emerson, Lake and Palmer 1970
No Alibis Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989

The show reveals my like of jazz, prog and guitarists.  This should be no surprise by now.

Track Artists Album Year
Expresso Gong  Gazeuse! 1976
Age of information Bill Bruford  Gradually Going Tornado 1980
One of These Days I’ll Get an Early Night Camel  Rain Dances 1977
Playing The Game Gentle Giant  The Power and The Glory 1974
Walking Shoes Gerry Mulligan  The Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker 1952
Gonna Buy A Hat Chris Rea  Dancing With Strangers 1987
The Road She Walked Before Colosseum  Those Who are About to Die Salute You 1969
Panic Station Allan Holdsworth  Metal Fatigue 1985
The Sliding floor Bill Bruford  Gradually Going Tornado 1980
Equinoxe Part 4 Jean Michel Jarre  Équinoxe 1978
Slow Walker Béla Fleck & the Flecktones  Left of Cool 1998
Slightly Dirty Larry Carlton  Sapphire Blue 2003
Fun In The Dark Lee Ritenour  Larry & Lee 1995
Unorthodox Behaviour Brand X  Unorthodox Behaviour 1976
Night Illusion Gong  Gazeuse! 1976
Curse Of The Traveller Chris Rea  Dancing With Strangers 1987
The Road Less Traveled Joe Sample  Ashes to Ashes 1990
Turn It Up Robert Plant  Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar 2014
Far From The Beaten Paths Jean-Luc Ponty  Individual Choice 1983
Dancing Decameron  Tomorrow’s Pantomime 1976
Let’s Dance Chris Rea  Dancing With Strangers 1987

The postshow had some of the tracks that almost made it into the show.  Rush’s Farewell to Kings is obvious, Places to Go is what we all have, the Cannonball is found in Teledahn (in the gun) and could also be the imitation stone of Sisyphus in the Path of the Shell.  Several places could be a Temple of the Winds.  Running on Three is what it feels like when you can’t quite solve a puzzle and Available Light is needed in Kadish Tolesa, in the moon room and the pyramid.

Track Artists Album Year
A Farewell To Kings Rush  A Farewell To Kings 1977
Places to Go Tony Levin  Resonator 2006
Cannonball Sky  Sky 1979
Temple Of The Winds Bill Bruford’s Earthworks  All Heaven Broke Loose 1991
Running on Three Brand X  Unorthodox Behaviour 1976
Available Light Rush  Presto 1989

Up to 33 listeners for this show, boosted by the Anniversary events.  Do come and listen again.