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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.
Our next show will be our 50th, so the theme will be Gold in all its variety throughout the decades of music.
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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, 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 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,
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 radiofreedni.org site (this site) they got the new stream. We must investigate.
|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|
|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|
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!
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.
|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|
|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|
|209||03:27||Drive||Bobby McFerrin||live performance, Later||2012|
|4: The Open Road|
|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|
|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…
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 🙂