Radio Free D’ni

50 Gold

We had a great 50th show, with a Golden theme that produced a lot of favourites, both ours and yours. I managed to get the notes finished just in time, and the show was a hit, with 19 listeners for most of the time and a peak of 25. We’re working on improving that, not sure if sending out scantily-clad tempters (of all sexes – we are an equal-opportunity team) or waiting in dark alleys to, ahem, persuade passers-by will work best.

Our thanks to Ainia who rebroadcast the show for us in real time in TJ’s Dance Hall in Second Life.  I have plans afoot to include Ainia in our commentary team, and she is also hoping to widen the scope of our advertising in SL.  Never a dull moment here on RFD.

We are still coming up with ideas that interest us, and I think will interest you as well. Next time we have picked Electric Folk as a theme, but will eschew the best known (who we’ve already featured quite heavily) to concentrate on some of the lesser-known champions of the genre. And believe me, there are a lot to choose from.

The Golden playlist is below, and we will be back in two weeks with some killer Electric Folk. See you then.


101 When Blue Turns Gold Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu 1984
102 Golden Dilemma Gong Expresso II 1978
103 A Golden Age Rupert Hine The Wildest Wish To Fly 1983
104 Golden Birdies Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Clear Spot 1972
105 Fool’s Gold Procol Harum Ninth 1975
106 Fools Gold Blondel The Amazing Elsie Emerald 2010
107 Golden Rings Godley – Creme Goodbye Blue Sky 1988
108 Greenfields, Golden Sands Yusuf [Cat Stevens] An Other Cup 2006

The Show

201 The Gold Bug The Alan Parsons Project The Tun of a Friendly Card 1979
202 The Gold It’s In The . . . Pink Floyd Obscured by Clouds 1972
203 Goldrush Supertramp Slow Motion 2002
204 Burnin’ (Molten Gold) (Alternative Take) Free Free at Last (reissue) 2002
205 Fools Gold Poco Crazy Eyes 1973
206 Golden Notebooks Gerry Mulligan The Age Of Steam 1971
207 Golden Strings Link Wray Link Wray & The Raymen 1960
208 Book Of Golden Stories Runrig The Stamping Ground 2001
209 City Of Gold BBM Around The Next Dream 1994
210 Cold Gold Larry Carlton With Special Guest Robben Ford – Live In Tokyo 2007
211 Gold Dust Woman Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977
212 Golden Earth Girl Paul McCartney Off The Ground 1993
213 Golden Brown Stranglers La Folie 1981
214 GoldenEye Wise Guys LIVE 1999
215 Blood and Gold/Mohacs Maddy Prior/June Tabor No More to the Dance 1988
216 Love Over Gold Dire Straits Love Over Gold 1982
217 Golden Years David Bowie Changes 1990
218 Heart of Gold Neil Young Harvest 1972
219 Pocketful Of Golden Robert Plant Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar 2014
220 Your Gold Teeth Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy 1973
221 14 Karat Gold Gordon Lightfoot Shadows 1982
222 Golden Slumbers The Beatles Abbey Road 1969
223 Golden Slumbers The  Jazz Crusaders Old Socks, New Shoes…New Socks, Old Shoes 1970


301 Gold-Tipped Boots, Black Jacket And Tie Jethro Tull Catfish Rising 1991
302 A Golden Handshake For Every Daughter China Crisis Diary – A Collection 1992
303 Band of Gold Freda Payne single 1970

Ed’s ISP suffered a catastrophic failure, and he dropped out after just three of the postshow tracks. We breathed a collective sigh of relief that it had not happened earlier.  I took over, and about 16 listeners stayed with me as we went through a great dance set, and also managed to incorportate the missing bits of the postshow, later on.  From the Mixxx logs, I can give you a rundown.

1 Lawyers, Guns and Money Warren Zevon Stand in the Fire 1980
2 Put The Money Down The Who Odds And Sods 1974
3 All Right Now Free The Free Story 1989
4 Big Money Rush Power Windows 1985
5 Billie Jean Michael Jackson single, from Thriller 1983
6 Black Horse And The Cherry Tree K.T. Tunstall Eye To The Telescope 2004
7 Breadfan Budgie Never Turn Your Back on a Friend 1973
8 Can’t Get Enough Bad Company Bad Company 1974
9 Cherry Pie Sade Lovers Live 2002
10 Dancing Decameron Tomorrow’s Pantomime 1976
11 Let’s Dance Chris Rea Dancing With Strangers 1987
12 Money, Money, Money ABBA single, from Arrival 1976
13 Nutbush City Limits Ike & Tina Turner single 1973
14 Put It Where You Want It The Crusaders The Best Of The Crusaders 1976
15 Spirit In The Sky Norman Greenbaum single 1969
16 Take Me to the River Andrew Strong The Commitments 1991
17 The Ability To Swing Thomas Dolby Aliens Ate My Buick 1988
18 Three Button Hand Me Down Faces First Step 1970
19 Whatever You Want Status Quo Whatever You Want 1979
20 You Never Give Me Your Money The Beatles Abbey Road 1969
21 Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash Steve Miller Band The Joker 1973
22 Golden Hours Brian Eno Another Green World 1975
23 Red And Gold Fairport Convention Red & Gold
24 Rhythm in Gold Jethro Tull 20 Years of Jethro Tull (Disc 2) – Flawed gems and the other sides of Tull 1988
25 Silver Threads And Golden Needles Fotheringay Wild Mountain Thyme 1970
26 The Golden Glove Fairport Convention Wishfulness Waltz 2000
27 Golden Mile Caravan The Album 1980
28 Solid Gold Easy Action T.Rex single 1972
29 Your Gold Teeth II Steely Dan Katy Lied 1975
30 Moonlight And Gold Gerry Rafferty One More Dream 1995
31 Life In The Air Age Be Bop Deluxe Tremulous Antenna
32 Natural Thing The Doobie Brothers The Captain and Me
33 Walk Like An Egyptian The Bangles The Best Of 1980-1990 Vol. 4 2004
34 The Girl From Ipanema Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto  Getz/Gilberto 1964

About three hours of good golden dance tracks and other nice music – well I think so, and I hope you liked it too.

Reviewing this, I’ve been reminded of just how influential Jobim’s ‘Girl from Ipanema’ was – I wonder if we can put together a set of ‘influential songs’.  It would be pretty impressive listening, I think.  What do you think?  Let us know by commenting below.

49 Second Anniversary

Yes, Radio Free D’ni is two years old and in our now-traditional format the anniversary show consists of Edison’s choices from the past year’s shows.  And, for the first time, we had a simulcast with Second Life, Ainia playing the show in TJ’s Dance Hall, which is something we hope to continue.

Despite it being Mysterium weekend, we had a good attendance, 16 for most of the show, peaking at 21, and five people in Second Life.  Thanks to everyone who’s listened now and in the past year, and we have ideas for more shows still.  Special thanks and a garland of Martian fire flowers to Ainia, our Second Life representative.


Title Artist Album Album Year Show date RFD Show Title
101 Start Paul Weller – Live  Later…  2015 2015 3-Apr Much…Later
102 Burlesque Family  Bandstand 1972 10-Jan Return to Bass
103 One of These Days I’ll Get an Early Night Camel  Rain Dances 1977 1-Nov Brit Prog 3- Canterbury
104 Black Hat National Health  D.S. al Coda 1981 1-Nov Brit Prog 3- Canterbury
105 Adiemus Adiemus  Songs of Sanctuary 1995 1-Nov Brit Prog 3- Canterbury
106 Mustang Sally (Andrew Strong) The Commitments  The Commitments 1991 1-Nov Road Songs
107 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free Billy Preston  Right Here, Right Now 1963 12-Jun Themes 2

The Show

201 One Size Fits All Passport  Move 1998 4-Oct Passport 1
202 Hill Street Blues Daniel Caine Orchestra  single 1981 29-Nov Themes 1
203 Turn On the Night KISS  Crazy Nights 1987 13-Nov Kiss
204 Metrognome Camel  Rain Dances 1977 28-Oct Brit Prog 3 – Canterbury
205 White Eagle Tangerine Dream  White Eagle 1982 19-Oct Tangerine Dream
206 Cannonball Sky  Sky 1979 5-Sep Rarities and What-Ifs  4
207 Silver Machine Hawkwind  single 1972 10-Jan Return To Bass
208 Welcome Back My Friends Emerson Lake & Palmer  Brain Salad Surgery 1973 18-Mar Keith Emerson
209 Moving On The Zombies (live)  Still Got That Hunger 2015 3-Apr Much…Later
210 Five Long Years The Yardbirds  The Yardbirds 1964 22-Jul Clapton Connections
211 Storms in Africa Enya  Watermark 1988 5-Feb Enya
212 Thick as a Brick Jethro Tull  In Concert 1998 12-Dec Jethro Tull
213 Rime of the Ancient Mariner Iron Maiden  Powerslave 1984 4-Mar Long Songs 2
214 Mandrake Passport  Ataraxia 1978 Passport 2
215 Interstellar Overdrive Pink Floyd  The Piper at the Gates of Dawn 1967 30-Apr Pink Floyd 1
216 Childhood’s End Pink Floyd  Obscured by Clouds 1972 26-Jun Pink Floyd 2
217 Slipping Away Dave Edmunds  I Hear You Rocking 1993 28-May Rarities and What-Ifs 5
218 Those Feat’ll Steer You Wrong Sometimes Little Feat  Representing The Mambo 1990 10-Jul Road Songs
219 Jessica Allman Brothers Band  Brothers and Sisters 1973 12-Jun Themes 2


301 Lone Digger Caravan Palace  Live 2015 3-Apr Much…Later
302 The New Game Lizz Wright  Live 2015 3-Apr Much…Later
303 Sharpness Jamie Woon  Live 2015 3-Apr Much…Later
304 Domino Hozier + JHRBO  Live 2015 3-Apr Much…Later
305 Hold Back The River James Bay + JHRBO  Live 2015 3-Apr Much…Later
306 Master Blaster (Jammin) Ed Sheeran + JHRBO  Live 2014 3-Apr Much…Later
307 I Thank You Paul Rodgers  Live 2014 3-Apr Much…Later
308 Something Sad Mogul Thrash  Mogul Thrash 1969 10-Jan Return to Bass



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 🙂


Klaus Doldinger celebrates 80th

Klaus Doldinger, the man behind Jazzrock/Krautrock group Passport (a group we have broadcast a History Of), has turned 80 years old, is still touring, in good health, and shows no sign of letting up. According to news items, he celebrated by going on top of a hill near his home in the early morning and played the melody of his most-played song (a TV theme) solo on sax, before having breakfast and spending the evening in a local jazz club jamming with old bandmates and local amateur musicians.

That’s how a jazz man celebrates his 80th, people… 🙂

See you in the Cavern,

The Connections

The line of connections from the show:

The Rolling Stones → Ronnie Wood (member) → The Faces → Rod Steward (member) → The Jeff Beck Group (Wood and Steward both members) → Jeff Beck → Yardbirds (Jeff Beck member) → Yardbirds (Eric Clapton member) → The Beatles (Eric Clapton playing on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”) → Billy Preston (played with the Beatles on final album) → The Rolling Stones (Preston member 1970-1977).

Eric Clapton → Blind Faith (Clapton member) → Steve Winwood (member) → David Gilmour (Winwood played on solo album) → Supertramp (Gilmour guitar solos on “Brother Where You Bound”) → Thin Lizzy/Pink Floyd: Scott Gorham (guitar on “BWYB”) and Scott Page (Flute on “BWYB” and sax on “The Dogs of War”) → Jeff Porcaro (drums on “Mother”) → Toto (Porcaro member) → Jim Horn (woodwinds on album Toto IV) → Canned Heat (Horn on flute)/The Beach Boys (Horn on baritone sax) → Ringo Starr (drums on “California Calling”) → Paul McCartney (Starr drums on album Give My Regards to Broad Street) → Dave Edmunds (guitars on GMRtBS and playing with McCartney on the tour). And we’ll pick up with Edmunds for the next Connections show.

There are quite a few side notes there, too: Clapton left Yardbirds to join John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, was replaced by Jeff Beck, who was joined in Yardbirds by Jimmy Page. After Beck left, the Yardbirds name could no longer be used (legal reasons) and Page and Plant wanted to go Hard Rock anyway, so renamed the leftovers of the Group Led Zeppelin.

Clapton left Bluesbreakers to form Cream, and was replaced with Peter Green, who went on to form Fleetwood Mac.

Cream broke up, and Clapton formed Blind Faith with Peter Baker. Clapton left Blind Faith to play with Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, who ended up playing on Clapton’s first solo album as the band before breaking up, leaving Clapton to pursue his solo career.

Jim Horn is a bit of a deus ex machina: Having been part of the group of L.A. session musicians who were informally called “The Wrecking Crew” in the mid-1960s, he has played on just about everything and with just about every group that anybody can remember. So… that’s a bunch of connections I may come back to in case I run into a dead end during research.

Also, on McCartney’s album “Give My Regards to Broad Street,” we can hear Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd) and Steve Lukather (Toto) as well as Chris Spedding on guitars alongside Dave Edmunds and McCartney himself.

There are a lot more connections going sideways from the ones we explored in this show, but there is only so much one can cover in two hours of air time, and I believe what we did cover was already convoluted enough.

See you in the Cavern,

48 Connections 1 – The Clapton Complex

A new idea here, to explore by means of songs the connections between various artists and albums.  At the center of this first collection is Eric Clapton, but the connections are sometimes not obvious.  Mal has now posted a little bit more of his research findings…

Preshow and postshow continue the theme with more related tracks.

16 listeners for the majority of the show with a peak of 25 and 23 at the end.  I think lots of people were enjoying the holidays and only joined us later – but that’s fine, as long as you were entertained.

As there were several folks wanting more, I carried on with some stuff from my stash in a post-postshow show.  I managed a peak of 14 listeners with 9 for most of the time, despite you having to restart your music player and re-find the stream.  Some people reported that if they used the Urutunes link, they got a repeat of the just-broadcast show, whereas if they used the link from the site (this site) they got the new stream.  We must investigate.


Title Artists  Album Year
101 Had to Cry Today Blind Faith  Blind Faith 1969
102 Itchycoo Park The Small Faces  single 1967
103 Slunky Eric Clapton  Eric Clapton 1970
104 All Lovers Are Deranged David Gilmour  About Face 1984
105 I Ain’t Superstitious Jeff Beck  Truth 1968
106 Tenth Avenue Breakdown Supertramp  Slow Motion 2002
107 High Eric Clapton  There’s One in Every Crowd 1975
108 Ballroom Dancing Paul McCartney  Tug Of War 1982

The Show

201 You Got Me Rocking The Rolling Stones  Forty Licks 1994
202 Stay With Me The Faces  A Nod’s As Good As A Wink… to a Blind Horse 1971
203 It’s All Over Now Rod Stewart  Gasoline Alley 1970
204 Rice Pudding The Jeff Beck Group  Beck-Ola 1969
205 Shapes Of Things Yardbirds  single 1966
206 Five Long Years Yardbirds  Five Live Yardbirds 1963
207 While My Guitar Gently Weeps The Beatles  The Beatles [White Album] (Disc 1) 1968
208 Get Back The Beatles  Let It Be 1970
209 Do What You Like Blind Faith  Blind Faith 1969
210 Blue Light David Gilmour  About Face 1984
211 Brother Where You Bound Supertramp  Brother Where You Bound 1985
212 The Rocker Thin Lizzy  Live and Dangerous 1983
213 The Dogs Of War Pink Floyd  A Momentary Lapse Of Reason 1987
214 Hold The Line Toto  Toto 1978
215 Mother Pink Floyd  The Wall 1979
216 Going Up The Country Canned Heat  Living the Blues 1968
217 Pet Sounds The Beach Boys  Pet Sounds 1966
218 California Calling The Beach Boys  The Beach Boys 1985
219 No More Lonely Nights (Ballad) Paul McCartney  Give My Regards to Broad Street 1984
220 Steel Claw Dave Edmunds  Riff Raff 1984


301 Shapes Of Things Jeff Beck  Truth 1968
302 Mainline Florida Eric Clapton  461 Ocean Boulevard 1974
303 You Win, I Lose Supertramp  Some Things Never Change 1997
304 If You Wanna Paul McCartney  Flaming Pie 1997
305 After Midnight Eric Clapton  Eric Clapton 1970

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!


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 😀

47 Road Songs

Broadcast 10th July 2016.

The theme here was cars, road transport, road trips and the people you might meet.  20 listeners for most of the show with a peak of 23.  We have lots more tracks in the same vein, and could well put another show like this together shortly.


Index Length Title Artist Album Year
101 06:30 Chanson Sans Paroles Darryl Way’s Wolf  Canis Lupus 1973
102 06:47 Saturation Point Darryl Way’s Wolf  Saturation Point 1973
103 07:30 Take The ‘A’ Train Dave Brubeck Quartet  These Foolish Things 1995
104 04:25 Everybody’s Jumpin’ Dave Brubeck Quartet  Time Out 1959
105 03:38 Westway Sky  Sky 1979

The Show

1: On The Bus
201 02:54 Magical Mystery Tour The Beatles  Magical Mystery Tour 1967
202 03:17 Magic Bus The Who  single 1968
2: The Car
203 02:30 Drive My Car The Beatles  Rubber Soul 1965
204 03:14 Low Rider War  Why Can’t We Be Friends? 1975
205 06:08 Red Barchetta Rush  Moving Pictures 1981
206 04:41 The Key To Her Ferrari Thomas Dolby  Aliens Ate My Buick 1988
207 04:01 Mustang Sally Andrew Strong  The Commitments 1991
3: Start Your Engines
208 07:19 Auberge Chris Rea  Auberge 1991
209 03:27 Drive Bobby McFerrin  live performance, Later 2012
4: The Open Road
210 02:50 Motorhead Motörhead  On Parole 1976
211 06:27 Radar Love Golden Earring  Moontan 1973
212 04:56 Coyote Joni Mitchell  Shadows And Light 1979
213 05:04 Dangerous The Doobie Brothers  Brotherhood 1991
214 05:02 Autobahn Kraftwerk  Autobahn 1974
5: In Car Entertainment
215 04:47 Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd  Second Helping 1973
216 03:59 Gimme All Your Lovin’ ZZ Top  Eliminator 1983
217 06:28 Sympathy For The Devil Rolling Stones  Beggar’s Banquet 1968
6: People You Meet
218 04:39 Rainbow’s Cadillac Bruce Hornsby  Harbor Lights 1993
219 03:59 Highway To Hell AC/DC  AC/DC Live 1992
220 05:02 Those Feat’ll Steer Ya Wrong Sometimes Little Feat  Representing the Mambo 1990
221 04:20 The Last Open Road Chris Rea  Santo Spirito 2011
7: End of the Road?
222 07:09 Riders On The Storm The Doors  L.A. Woman 1971


301 04:31 Highways of the Sun Camel  Rain Dances 1977
302 06:02 Life In The Fast Lane Eagles  Hell Freezes Over 1994
303 06:46 Reckless Driver Timbuk 3  Espace Ornano 1993
304 04:15 Road Games Allan Holdsworth  Road Games 1983
305 03:42 Standing in the Road Blackfoot Sue  Nothing to Hide 1973
306 03:44  4.W.D. (Low Ratio) Jethro Tull  A 1980
307 03:18 Baby Driver Simon & Garfunkel  Bridge Over Troubled Water 1970

Actually the postshow went on much longer but I haven’t got a record of everything we played. Yet…

Road Songs

Our next show will be Road Songs–songs about the road, the drive, the car, the way… there might be some surprises in there, and some expected bits. Join us in the Plaza as usual 🙂