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
Malaclypse

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…

AlanDJ

92 Steely Dan – Part 1 of 2.

We had failed to notice that it was Mother’s Day in the US and so our audience was less than expected. Undaunted, a comprehensive show was presented covering Steely Dan from first steps to greatest triumph, the album Aja.
Preshow was mainly early demos, with the addition of a track from Jay and the Americans on which Donald Fagen and Walter Becker were in the group, and Kid Charlemagne, a taster for what’s to come, with a superb lead guitar track from Larry Carlton.
Postshow contained fallers, tracks from the albums that didn’t quite make it to the show (only for lack of time, or I’d have put them all in), plus Larry Carlton’s room 335, which was written after being beaten to the solo spot in Peg by Jay Graydon, and uses the same chords. A great show.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Brain Tap Shuffle Becker – Fagen The Origins of Steely Dan 1991
Come Back Baby Becker – Fagen The Origins of Steely Dan 1991
Mock Turtle Song Becker – Fagen The Origins of Steely Dan 1991
Android Warehouse Steely Dan Android Warehouse (CD2) 1998
Brooklyn (Owes the charmer under me) Becker – Fagen The Origins of Steely Dan 1991
Roaring of the Lamb Steely Dan Android Warehouse (CD1) 1998
Caves of Altamira Steely Dan Android Warehouse (CD1) 1998
Walkin in the Rain Jay and the Americans Wax Museum 1970
Kid Charlemagne Steely Dan The Royal Scam 1976

The Show

Dog Eat Dog Becker& Fagen, Dias You Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It 1971
You Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It Becker& Fagen, Dias You Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It 1971
Do it Again Steely Dan Can’t Buy A Thrill 1972
Reelin’ in the Years Steely Dan Can’t Buy A Thrill 1972
Bodhisattva Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy 1973
Show Biz Kids Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy 1973
My Old School Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy 1973
King Of The World Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy 1973
Rikki Don’t Lose That Number Steely Dan Pretzel Logic 1974
Barrytown Steely Dan Pretzel Logic 1974
Parker’s Band Steely Dan Pretzel Logic 1974
Pretzel Logic Steely Dan Pretzel Logic 1974
Black Friday Steely Dan Katy Lied 1975
Bad Sneakers Steely Dan Katy Lied 1975
The Caves of Altamira Steely Dan The Royal Scam 1976
Don’t Take Me Alive Steely Dan The Royal Scam 1976
The Royal Scam Steely Dan The Royal Scam 1976
Aja Steely Dan Aja 1977
Deacon Blues Steely Dan Aja 1977
Peg Steely Dan Aja 1977
Josie Steely Dan Aja 1977
FM Steely Dan A Decade of Steely Dan 1985

Postshow

Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me) Steely Dan Can’t Buy A Thrill 1972
Dirty Work Steely Dan Can’t Buy A Thrill 1972
The Boston Rag Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy 1973
Pearl Of The Quarter Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy 1973
East St. Louis Toodle-Oo Steely Dan Pretzel Logic 1974
Green Earrings Steely Dan The Royal Scam 1976
Home At Last Steely Dan Aja 1977
Room 335 Larry Carlton Larry Carlton 1978

A list of all our shows

Follow the hyperlink on each show name to see the playlist and comments for that show.

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
93 Frank Zappa

92 Steely Dan

The next show, on Sunday 13th, will be about Steely Dan, who blended jazz and rock into a seamless whole, and who happen to be one of my favourite groups.  This will be Part 1 of a history of the band, and will take us from their beginnings to their finest album, Aja.  Join us and groove again 🙂

91 Earth Day 2018

Our Earth day show was appreciated by all those attending, which included some new faces. I managed to write some rather convoluted prose, but Ed, Mal and Root Beer coped admirably.  Audience numbers peaked at 24, a welcome recovery from the spring break lows.

Since we started with Messages From Earth, from the Babylon 5 soundtrack, we decided to finish with something else in the SF genre, and I found the extended version of the Firefly theme to go out with. All the other pre and postshow tracks were from the Earth Day playlist.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Messages from Earth Christopher Franke Babylon 5; Volume 2; Messages 1999
The Memory of Trees Enya The Memory Of Trees 1995
Sky Blue Passport Ataraxia 1978
River Song Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue 1977
Palm tree song Passport Earthborn 1982

The Show

Everything’s Made In China Dave Pegg & PJ Wright Galileo’s Apology 2007
TV Dinners ZZ Top Eliminator 1983
Plastic Man The Temptations Masterpiece 1973
Polythene Pam + She Came In Through The Bathroom Window The Beatles Abbey Road 1969
Mother Nature’s Son The Beatles The Beatles [White Album] (2 of 2) 1968
Green Lagoon Passport Passport To Paradise 1996
Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) Enya Watermark 1988
Rhythm of the Tides Gandalf Colors of a New Dawn 2004
Ode to Big Blue Gordon Lightfoot Don Quixote 1972
Red Sky At Night David Gilmour On An Island 2006
King Of Trees Cat Stevens Buddha and the Chocolate Box 1974
Secret Garden CIALYN E.P. “The Dew Garden” 2015
Whose Garden was This Tom Paxton Six 1970
Where Do the Children Play Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman 1970
Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell Ladies of The Canyon 1970
Apeman Kinks Lola vs Powerman And The Moneygoround 1970
The Last Resort Eagles Hotel California 1976
Earthborn Passport Earthborn 1982
Rapa Bestas Xosé Manuel Budiño Paralaia 1998
A United Earth I Alan Stivell With Youssou N’dour Dublin To Dakar – A Celtic Odyssey 1999
Catching the Sun Spyro Gyra Catching the Sun 1980
Dark Sky Island Enya Dark Sky Island 2015
Nothern Lights Renaissance A Song for All Seasons 1978
Albedo 0.39 Vangelis Albedo 0.39 1976

Postshow

Earth Run Lee Ritenour Earth Run 1986
Earthrise Pierre Moerlen’s Gong Time Is The Key 1979
Fume de Lume Xosé Manuel Budiño Arredor 2000
Sunrise Larry Carlton Firewire 2005
The Green Country (New England Mood) Jimmy Giuffre The Jimmy Giuffre 3 1957
The Storm Davy Spillane Band Out of the Air 1988
The Ballad of Serenity Sonny Rhodes Firefly

Earth Day 2018

Today from 1300 KI time, we will present a–belated–celebration of Earth Day. Lots to enjoy in there, and we dug up a few rare bits, too.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

90 Rarities and What-If’s 7

Preshow

Title Artist Album Year
For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) AC/DC AC/DC Live 1992
New York Groove Ace Frehley Ace Frehley 1978
Fractured Mirror Ace Frehley Ace Frehley 1978
I Wanna Know Why Aerosmith Draw The Line 1977
Dream On Aerosmith Pandora’s Toys 1994
Come Together Aerosmith Best Of Aerosmith

The Show

Penny Lane The Beatles Single 1966
Estranged Guns N’ Roses Use Your Illusion II 1991
Perfect Imperfection Little Feat Down on the Farm 1979
Only The Lonely Roy Orbison Single 1960
Sensible Shoes David Lee Roth A Little Ain’t Enough 1991
The Shape You’re In Eric Clapton Money and Cigarettes 1983
Heartache In Blue ZZ Top La Futura 2012
Get Yourself A Second Passport Passport Second Passport 1972
A Hundred And Ten In The Shade John Fogerty Blue Moon Swamp 1997
It’s About Time The Beach Boys Sunflower 1970
C’mon (Live in London 1976) Man All’s Well That Ends Well 2014
Beggars & Hangers-On Slash’s Snakepit It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere 1995
Tell the Truth Link Wray Live at the Paradiso 1979
One Slip Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse Of Reason 1987
Cold Heart Martin Barre A Trick Of Memory 1994
Strawberry Fields Forever The Beatles Single 1966
Brave Enough Clannad Nádúr 2013
Smoke On The Water Deep Purple Deepest Purple 1980
Tweeter And The Monkey Man Traveling Wilburys Traveling Wilburys 1990
Cannonball Supertramp Brother Where You Bound 1985

Postshow

Step By Step The Alan Parsons Project Eye In The Sky 1981
Once Upon a Dream Anael Once Upon a Dream 2005
If Life Were But a Fairytale Anael Once Upon a Dream 2005
Bats In The Belfry Annihilator Set the World on Fire 1993
Phoenix Rising Annihilator Set the World on Fire 1993
Respect Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You 1967
Here She Comes The Beach Boys Carl & The Passions – So Tough 1972

89 Cat Stevens

Broadcast on April 1st, which also happened to be Easter Sunday, our audience was smaller than usual, which we should have expected if we’d noticed the significance of the date in time.

Preshow contained two Pentangle tracks, one long one to start with so that people had plenty of opportunity to get the channel connected.

The postshow started with a live version of Peace Train, a song which he continues to sing to this day, and one of his most well known.

As promised, I’ve linked to a fansite page with the translation of the Latin lyrics of O Caritas, and include the Greek text, a translation and a transliteration for the Greek verse of Rubylove. Though Cat Stevens has Greek ancestry, he is a Londoner born and bred and lead a cosmopolitan life, He no doubt picked up some Greek from his father, and may have attended Greek Orthodox church with him.

Latin lyrics and translation by Michael R Valenzuela for O Caritas here, along with some notes

Rubylove lyrics in Greek, with a transliteration for those who don’t read Greek text (like me) and an English translation

Ruby γλυκιά
Έλα ξανά,
Έλα ξανά κοντά μου
Έλα πρωί, με την αυγή
Χρυσή σαν ηλιαχτίδα
Ruby μου μικρή

Ruby glikya
Ela xana,
Ela xana konta mou
Ela proi, me tin avgy
Xrisi san iliaktida
Ruby mou mikri

Sweet Ruby
Come by once more
Come once more close to me
Come by at dawn
Golden like a ray of sun
My little Ruby

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Jack Orion The Pentangle Cruel Sister 1970
Train Song The Pentangle Basket of Light 1988
When I Speak to the Flowers Cat Stevens Matthew & Son 1967
Morning Has Broken Cat Stevens Teaser And The Firecat 1971

The Show

Matthew & Son Cat Stevens Matthew & Son 1967
I Love My Dog Cat Stevens Matthew & Son 1967
The Laughing Apple Cat Stevens New Masters 1967
The First Cut Is the Deepest Cat Stevens New Masters 1967
Lady D’arbanville Cat Stevens Mona Bone Jakon 1970
Katmandu Cat Stevens Mona Bone Jakon 1970
Wild World Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman 1970
Father and Son Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman 1970
Rubylove Cat Stevens Teaser And The Firecat 1971
How Can I Tell You Cat Stevens Teaser And The Firecat 1971
Moonshadow Cat Stevens Teaser And The Firecat 1971
O Caritas Cat Stevens Catch Bull at Four 1972
Angelsea Cat Stevens Catch Bull at Four 1972
Sweet Scarlet Cat Stevens Catch Bull at Four 1972
Later Cat Stevens Foreigner 1973
Music Cat Stevens Buddha and the Chocolate Box 1974
Ready Cat Stevens Buddha and the Chocolate Box 1974
Another Saturday Night Cat Stevens Saturnight 1974
Drywood Cat Stevens Numbers 1975
Old Schoolyard Cat Stevens Izitso 1977
Was Dog a Doughnut ? Cat Stevens Izitso 1977
Last Love Song Cat Stevens Back to Earth 1978
I’ve Got A Thing About Seeing My Grandson Grow Old Cat Stevens Box Set – Cd2 – The Search 2001
Heaven Where True Love Goes Yusuf [Cat Stevens] An Other Cup 2006
Shamsia Yusuf Islam Roadsinger 2009
Editing Floor Blues Yusuf Tell ‘Em I’m Gone 2014
See What Love Did to Me Yusuf / Cat Stevens The Laughing Apple 2017
(I never wanted) to be a star Cat Stevens Izitso 1977

Postshow

Peace Train Cat Stevens Majikat: Earth Tour 1976 1976
Sitting Cat Stevens Catch Bull at Four 1972
The Hurt Cat Stevens Foreigner 1973
Oh Very Young Cat Stevens Buddha and the Chocolate Box 1974
Majik Of Majiks Cat Stevens Numbers 1975
Gold Digger Yusuf Tell ‘Em I’m Gone 2014
The Laughing Apple Yusuf / Cat Stevens The Laughing Apple 2017
Grandsons Yusuf / Cat Stevens The Laughing Apple 2017

88 Turn It Up 2 – Hook, Line and Sinker

A second dip into our stash of songs with compelling hooks, memorable music and something that makes you want to Turn It Up.

The show went down well, with an audience of 20 or so. Combining two different presenter’s choices of compelling tracks proved popular once again, and also gave a wide spread of music.

The stash mined for the preshow was Mal’s this time, some choices from compilation albums.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Mademoiselle Ninette The Soulful Dynamics THE BEST OF THE 70s [Disc 1]
All For The Sake Of Love (Alles Aus Liebe) Die Toten Hosen Rock Super Stars, Vol. 3 1997
Shot Down The Night Hawkwind Metallization [Disc 2]
Paranoid Black Sabbath Good Morning Vietnam [Disc 3] 1970
Showdown Electric Light Orchestra Good Morning Vietnam [Disc 3] 1973
Who Do You Love Quicksilver Messenger Service Good Morning Vietnam [Disc 3] 1969
Sleeping For Years Atomic Rooster Metallization [Disc 1]

The Show

Do It Again The Beach Boys 20/20 1969
The Boys Are Back In Town Thin Lizzy Jailbreak 1976
Trampled Under Foot Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti (1 of 2) 1975
Walk This Way Aerosmith Toys in the Attic 1975
Spoonful Cream Fresh Cream 1966
Golden Years David Bowie Station to Station 1976
Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones single 1969
Legs ZZ Top Eliminator 1983
Let’s Dance Chris Rea New Light Through Old Windows 1987
Nutbush City Limits Ike & Tina Turner Single 1973
Road Runner Bo Diddley single 1960
No Way David Gilmour David Gilmour 1978
Pretending Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989
Born on the Bayou Creedence Clearwater Revival The Concert 1980
9 To 5 Dolly Parton 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs 1980
Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 1973
Sylvia Focus Focus III 1973
Take It Off Kiss Revenge 1992
Baker Street Gerry Rafferty City to City 1978
Werewolves of London Warren Zevon Stand in the Fire 1980
25 or 6 to 4 Chicago Chicago II 1970
Iron Lion Zion Bob Marley Natural Mystic 1992
White Room Cream Wheels of Fire 1998
Ziggy Stardust David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars 1972

Postshow

Rock ‘N Roll Dream AC/DC Black Ice 2008
Vivaldi Sky Music Club Sampler
Rama Lama Ding Dong Rocky Sharpe & The Replays School´s Out Hits [Disc 2]
It Hit Me Like A Hammer Huey Lewis & The News Rock Super Stars, Vol. 3 1997
Back In Black AC/DC AC/DC Live 1992
Riff Raff AC/DC If You Want Blood, You’ve Got It (Live) 1978
School’s Out Alice Cooper School´s Out Hits [Disc 2] 1972

 

Turn it Up! 2–Hook, Line and Sinker

On the 18th of March, we will present our second selection of songs with great hooks–beginnings that make you want to turn it up! Europe switching to Daylight Saving at the end of the month, this show will start 1400 KI time instead of the usual 1300, i.e., an hour later than usual for Our American Cousins, same time as always for us Europeans, and we have no idea when the rest of the world decides to throw away a perfectly good hour of sleep, or whether they do so at all, so we’re not going to do a comprehensive, country-by-country listing here. There’s a Wiki for that…

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

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