Radio Free D'ni

One-Hit Wonders

As per request of a couple of shows ago, Sunday’s show will be featuring various one-hit wonders, complete with the usual background info on them. And possibly a few surprises in there, though we did try not to include too many novelty songs, which alsmost by definition end up making their artists one-hit wonders, if they make it into the charts at all.

See you in the Cavern,

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.

MOULa 7th Anniversary: the D’ni Music Show

This is the playlist for the show I ran on Saturday 4th February, the start of the celebrations.  It’s theme was a journey through the ages of MOUL through the eyes of a player, in musical form.

Track Artist Album Year Age
Myst Theme Robyn Miller  Myst – Soundtrack 1998 Myst
Winds On The Mountain Incantation  On The Wing of a Condor 1982 Cleft
Burn You Up, Burn You Down Peter Gabriel  Single 2003 Cleft
Home Allan Holdsworth  Metal Fatigue 1985 Relto
Convergance Tim Larkin  Uru – Ages Beyond Myst OST 2003 Gahreesen
Bridge of Sighs Robin Trower  Bridge of Sighs 1974 Gahreesen
Derelict Station CIALYN  The Descent Unseen 2015 Gahreesen
Spore Me Tim Larkin  Uru – Ages Beyond Myst OST 2003 Teledahn
Pipeline The Alan Parson Project  Ammonia Avenue 1983 Teledahn
Pipeline Dave Pegg & PJ Wright  Galileo’s Apology 2007 Teledahn
Hole In The Wall Béla Fleck & The Flecktones  Flight of the Cosmic Hippo 1991 Teledahn
Gravel Road CIALYN  A Night Of A Short Wave Listener 2016 Eder Gira/Kemo
Rainmaker Michael Chapman  Rainmaker 1969 Eder Gira/Kemo
After The Rain Lee Ritenour  Larry & Lee 1995 Eder Gira/Kemo
The Gold Bug The Alan Parsons Project  The Turn of a Friendly Card 1979 Eder Gira/Kemo
Swarm CIALYN  E.P. “The Dew Garden” 2015 Eder Gira/Kemo
Labyrinth Béla Fleck & The Flecktones  The Hidden Land 2006 Kadish Tolesa
Pyramid David Sanborn  Close-Up 1988 Kadish Tolesa
Dancing On A High Wire The Alan Parson Project  Ammonia Avenue 1983 Kadish Tolesa
Kadish Vault 2/Great Tree Tim Larkin  Uru Soundtrack 2003 Kadish Tolesa
Abandoned Hall Iain Ballamy  MirrorMask 2005 Ae’gura ‘City’
Local Transmitter CIALYN  A Night Of A Short Wave Listener 2016 Ae’gura ‘City’
Er’cana Harvester Tim Larkin  Uru Soundtrack 2003 Er’cana
Windmill Lee Ritenour  Portrait 1987 Er’cana
Silicia Turjan Aylahn  Prolepsis 2011 Minkata
Soline et le desert de Minkata Olivier Maurey  L’Age des Sons 2010 Minkata
I’ll Find My Way Home Jon And Vangelis  The Friends of Mr Cairo 1981 Minkata
Elyme et les spheres d’Ahnonay Olivier Maurey  L’Age des Sons 2010 Ahnonay
Sphere Of Innocence Allan Holdsworth  Wardenclyffe Tower 1992 Ahnonay
Secret Garden The Alan Parsons Project  Eve 1979 Eder Delin/Tsogal
Le projet d’UglyDog a Tsogal Olivier Maurey  L’Age des Sons 2010 Eder Delin/Tsogal
Back in Secret Garden CIALYN  A Night Of A Short Wave Listener 2016 Eder Delin//Tsogal
Dance on a Volcano Genesis  A Trick of the Tail 1976 Cleft

After the main event, people wanted to dance, and why not?  So, a further selection from the stash was played, selected as we went, including some Madness for Max 🙂

Track Artists Album Year
Take the Money and Run Steve Miller Band  Fly Like An Eagle 1976
The Lone Ranger Quantum Jump  Quantum Jump 1977
To Cut A Long Story Short Spandau Ballet  Journeys to Glory 1981
Heart To Heart Kenny Loggins  High Adventure 1982
One Step Beyond Madness  One Step Beyond 1979
Mustang Sally The Commitments  The Commitments OST 1991
Love Like A Man Ten Years After  Cricklewood Green 1970
Baggy Trousers Madness  Absolutely 1980
Waiting For An Alibi Thin Lizzy  Black Rose 1979
House of Fun Madness  Madstock! 1992
Standing In The Road Blackfoot Sue  single 1972
Can’t Get Enough Bad Company  Bad Company 1974
The Riddle Nik Kershaw  The Riddle 1984
Walking On Sunshine Katrina and the Waves  Walking On Sunshine 1983
My Sharona The Knack  Get The Knack 1979
Roxanne The Police  Outlandos d’Amour 1978
Billie Jean Michael Jackson  Thriller 1983
Big Time Peter Gabriel  So 1987
Slip Kid The Who  The Who By Numbers 1975
Chinatown Thin Lizzy  Chinatown 1980
Whatever You Want Status Quo  Whatever You Want 1979
Superstition Stevie Wonder  Talking Book 1972
I Love To Boogie T. Rex  Dandy In The Underworld 1977
Dancing In The Moonlight Thin Lizzy  Bad Reputation 1977

And a good time was had by all.  29 listeners on the Aegura server plus up to seven on Ez’s relay which I will interpret as maybe 36 in all 🙂

Connections II: the connections

The connections from the show:

Dire Straits (Terry Williams on drums) → Rockpile (Williams with Dave Edmunds) → Dave Edmunds → Dave Edmunds with Mark Knopfler (who was the front man of Dire Straits) → John Fogerty with Mark Knopfler (Kenny Aronoff on drums, who also filled in for Dave Mattacks a few times) → Steeleye Span (Dave Mattacks on drums) → Chris Rea (Dave Mattacks on drums) → Chris Rea with Elton John → Olivia Newton-John with Elton John → Olivia Newton-John with ELO → ELO (Jeff Lynne guitar/vocals) → Traveling Wilburys (Jeff Lynne guitar/vocals, Jim Keltner drums) → Pink Floyd (Jim Keltner drums on 1987 album).

Back to Jeff Lynne: first solo album produced by Dave Edmunds → Dion (1989 album produced and guitars by Edmunds, Terry Williams drums) → Man (Terry Williams drums), bringing us back to our starting point.

Back to Dave Mattacks: Fairport Convention → Richard Thompson (John Kirkpatrick accordion) → Steeleye Span (Kirkpatrick accordion, Maddy Prior vocals) → Jethro Tull (Maddy Prior vocals on 1976 album).

And the next bunch of connections will therefore most likely be focused on Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull.

On a side note, Terry Williams and Dave Edmunds have worked together since 1970 when Williams replaced Bob „Congo“ Jones on drums with Edmunds’ band Love Sculpture, and has played on many Edmunds solo albums, as well as with the other members of Rockpile (Nick Lowe, Billy Bremner). We would have loved to explore those connections a bit further, but since we only have 2 hours of air time per show, we stuck to the stuff farther afield. Edmunds also produced the first demos of Motörhead, and there will be quite a bunch of seemingly weird connections from Jethro Tull, some back to the English Electric Folk scene, which could well rate its own Connections show in the future.

And an apology to all those who want more Connections shows (we heard you…), these shows unfortunately require a particularly large amount of research, so they will be spaced out a little. There will be more, though.

59 Connections pt. 2: The Edmunds Empire

Our second set of Connections showing the often complex interactions in world of Rock, this time centred on Dave Edmunds. Pre- and post-show are tracks by artists we also see during the show proper. And I will post a follow-up of the track of connections we followed this time. We topped out at 25 listeners, so that was not too bad.

# Name Total Time Artist Album Year
101 A Woman In Love 04:24 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers A Woman in Love
102 Lookin’ for the Heart of Saturday Night 03:56 Dion Return of the Wanderer 1992
103 Deja Vu (All Over Again) 04:13 John Fogerty Deja Vu All Over Again 2004
104 Gulliver Gentle and Rosemary 04:44 Steeleye Span Dodgy Bastards 2016
105 Raising Steam 04:07 Jethro Tull Crest Of A Knave 1987
106 Many Are Called but Few Get Up 07:29 Man Do You Like It Here Now, Are You Settling In? 1971
107 Wish You Were Here 05:40 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975
108 Come All Ye 05:03 Fairport Convention Liege and Lief 2002
The Show
201 Sultans Of Swing 10:58 Dire Straits Alchemy – Live Part One 1984
202 When I Write the Book 03:20 Rockpile Seconds of Pleasure 1980
203 I Got The Will 04:37 Dave Edmunds Plugged In 1994
204 Rock Steady Woman 04:11 Mark Knopfler & Dave Edmunds Rock Masters: Roller Coaster 2005
205 Nobody’s Here Anymore 04:03 John Fogerty Deja Vu All Over Again 2004
206 Lowlands of Holland 05:58 Steeleye Span Hark! The Village Wait 1970
207 Whatever Happened To Benny Santini? 04:19 Chris Rea Whatever Happened To Benny Santini? 1978
208 If You Were Me 04:23 Chris Rea & Elton John Espresso Logic 1993
209 The Rumour 03:58 Olivia Newton-John The Rumour 1988
210 Xanadu 03:31 ELO with ONJ Original Soundtrack 1980
211 Showdown 04:09 Electric Light Orchestra On The Third Day 1973
212 Heading for the Light 03:37 Traveling Wilburys Traveling Wilburys Volume 1 1988
213 Yet Another Movie 07:28 Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse Of Reason 1987
214 King Of The New York Streets 04:52 Dion Yo Frankie 1989
215 Bananas (Live in London 1976) 11:55 Man All’s Well That Ends Well Re-release 1976
216 Matty Groves 08:09 Fairport Convention Liege and Lief 1970
217 Hokey Pokey (The Ice Cream Song) 03:23 Richard & Linda Thompson Hokey Pokey 1974
218 The Victory 08:34 Steeleye Span Storm Force 10 1977
219 Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die! 05:43 Jethro Tull Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die! 1976
301 Don’t Bring Me Down 04:03 Electric Light Orchestra Discovery 1979
302 Angel Easy 05:03 Man Do You Like It Here Now, Are You Settling In? 1971
303 Dodgy Bastards 03:04 Steeleye Span Dodgy Bastards 2016
304 Hollywood 04:42 Dion Fire in the Night 1997
305 Farewell, Farewell 02:39 Fairport Convention Liege and Lief 1970

See you in the Cavern,

Connections II: The Edmunds Empire

Our upcoming show will be our second set of tracks exploring the interconnectedness of the music world, this time centered on Dave Edmunds, who has been quite a busy person and accordingly has had a pretty wide circle of collaborators over the years, quite apart from his solo career.

See you in the Cavern,

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


A Bad Year for Good Music

Over the year 2016, an unusually large number of great musicians have passed on. This show will try to commemorate them, and point out why they were important to today’s music. Hint: much of today’s pop and Rock music would not exist had it not been for them…

See you in the Cavern,

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


Not Your Average Christmas Music

Coming on Radio Free D’ni: Not your average Christmas music show.

There may be a steamroller, from Mannheim, no less. A little Wassail, something from Canada, France and Yorkshire. Something Glorious from Vivaldi. And a blythesome turkey. How can you miss that?

Never a dull moment. All rights reserved, may contain nuts. Thinking about it, almost certain to contain nuts. But very entertaining ones…

Come and join us on the plaza on Sunday 11th December 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 on the plaza if you do.

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MOUL folks can meet us on the plaza and exchange text chat with Ed, Mal and me