Radio Free D’ni

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,

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


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,

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,

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



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.

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

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,

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

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 🙂