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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.


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


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,

90 Rarities and What-If’s 7


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


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


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


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.


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


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,

87 Boys…

Another very satisfying show, with 15 listeners online during the preshow, rising to a maximum of 29. Preshow starts at M and moves on to P in my stash, and the postshow included alternative takes and tracks referred to in the main show.

The reason I mentioned that no frogs were harmed by the inclusion of Axel F, despite severe temptation was, as you may already know, due to the “Crazy Frog” adaption, a very annoying thing. Do not click on the link below.

Crazy Frog


Title Artists Album Year
Last Train to Clarksville The Monkees The Monkees 1966
Pleasant Valley Sunday The Monkees Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. 1967
That was then, this is now The Monkees Single 1986
Before The Deluge Moving Hearts Moving Hearts 1981
Graceland Paul Simon Graceland 1986
Hunting Song The Pentangle Basket of Light 1988
Light Flight (Theme from ‘Take Three Girls’) The Pentangle Basket of Light 1988

The Show

Amos Moses The Sensational Alex Harvey Band SAHB Stories 1978
A Boy Named Sue Johnny Cash At San Quentin 1969
Hats Off To Larry Del Shannon Runaway With Del Shannon 1961
Louie Louie The Kingsmen The Kingsmen In Person 1963
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown Jim Croce Life And Times 1973
Bo Diddley’s a Gunslinger / Bo Diddley Warren Zevon Stand in the Fire 1980
Simon Smith & His Amazing Dancing Bear Alan Price Set Price is Right 1968
Old Man Hank Jellybread Sixty-Five Parkway 1970
Daniel Elton John Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player 1972
Mighty Quinn Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Watch 1978
My Brother Jake Free Highway 1970
Mickey Toni Basil Word of Mouth 1981
Sir Duke Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life 1976
You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon Graceland 1986
Me and Bobby McGee Janis Joplin Pearl 1988
Chuck E’s In Love Rickie Lee Jones Rickie Lee Jones 1979
Romeo and Juliet Dire Straits Making Movies 1980
Careful With that Axe, Eugene Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii 1972
Davy’s On The Road Again Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Watch 1978
Axel F Harold Faltermeyer Beverly Hills Cop 1985
Kid Charlemagne Steely Dan The Royal Scam 1976
Neal and Jack and Me King Crimson Beat 1982
Sneaking Up On Boo Radley Bruce Hornsby Spirit Trail 1996
Tom’s Martin Barre The Meeting 1996
Boris Dancing Ian Anderson The Secret Language Of Birds 2000


Louie Louie The Beach Boys Shut Down Vol. 2 1964
Louie, Louie The Kinks You Really Got Me 1998
Bring Back That Leroy Brown Queen Sheer Heart Attack 1974
Me and Bobby McGee Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind 1970
Romeo And Juliet Dire Straits Alchemy – Live Part One 1984
Baba O’Riley The Who Who’s Next 1971
The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald Gordon Lightfoot Summertime Dream 1976


86 Valentine’s Day

A fine romantic evening’s entertainment was shared with up to 29 listeners at one point.

Preshow from my stash again, some Little Feat, Swarbrick/Carthy, The Melrose Quartet with a fine piece of anti-war sentiment, composed by Carthy, and after that some Michael Chapman, with added Mick Ronson and Rick Kemp.

The show walked the listener through an affair, from first meeting to a Valentine, a slow dance, and a look at the future.

Postshow we had some of the tracks that just didn’t quite make the cut, from Bryan Ferry’s Slave To Love (another meet-up and falling in love song), Under The Boardwalk and Wouldn’t It Be Nice (getting to know each other) and some steamy stuff, Body Talk and Feel Like Makin’ Love. Finally, Paxton’s Outward Bound sees the couple heading off on a life’s voyage.


Title Artists Album Year
Teenage Warrior Little Feat Representing the Mambo 1990
Representing the Mambo Little Feat Representing the Mambo 1990
Carthy’s March – The Lemon Tree Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick Life and Limb 1990
Dominion of the Sword Melrose Quartet Dominion 2017
Rainmaker Michael Chapman Rainmaker 1969
Naked Ladies & Electric Ragtime Michael Chapman Fully Qualified Survivor 1970
Stranger In The Room Michael Chapman Fully Qualified Survivor 1970

The Show

Meeting Up

           Meeting Up
Dancing in the City Marshall Hain Free Ride 1978
           Getting to know them
Groovin’ Rascals Groovin’ 1967
          Falling for them
Close To You The Carpenters Close To You 1970
Baby Blue The Beach Boys L.A. (Light Album) 1979
Man in Love Eric Clapton Money and Cigarettes 1983
You Got It Roy Orbison Mystery Girl 1989
          This could be love
In My Life The Beatles Rubber Soul 1965
When A Man Loves A Woman Percy Sledge single 1966
Your Love Is King Sade Diamond Life 1984
Cuddle Up The Beach Boys Carl & The Passions – So Tough 1972
Feeling In Love J.J. Cale Number 10 1992
Slip On Through The Beach Boys Sunflower 1970
          Valentine’s Day
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley Elvis 1956
Harvest Moon Neil Young Harvest Moon 1992
Hello Lionel Richie Can’t Slow Down 1983
How Can I Tell You Cat Stevens Teaser And The Firecat 1971
Sunny Georgie Fame Sound Venture 1966
I Just Wanna Be With You Chris Rea The Road To Hell 1989
More Than Anything In This World Lenny Kravitz Mama Said 1991
You Matter To Me Peter Criss Peter Criss 1978
Love On the Air David Gilmour About Face 1984
          Slow dance together
Albatross Fleetwood Mac single 1968
Hip Hug-Her Booker T. and the M.G.’s Hip Hug-Her 1967
I’m Not In Love 10cc The Original Soundtrack 1975
Nights In White Satin The Moody Blues single 1967
          and what may come next
Midnight at the Oasis Maria Muldaur Maria Muldaur 1973
Kissin’ And A Huggin’ Joan Armatrading Show Some Emotion 1977
          Facing the future together
We’ve Only Just Begun The Carpenters Close To You 1970


Slave To Love Bryan Ferry Boys and Girls 1985
No More Lonely Nights Paul McCartney Give My Regards to Broad Street 1984
Under the Boardwalk The Drifters The Drifters 1964
Wouldn’t It Be Nice The Beach Boys The Beach Boys In Concert 1973
My Kind Of Lady Supertramp Famous Last Words 1982
Body Talk Imagination Body Talk 1981
Feel Like Makin’ Love Bad Company Straight Shooter 1975
Outward Bound Tom Paxton Outward Bound 1966

A V-Day Show!

Yes, yes, it’s a few days late, but we will have our Valentine’s Day show on Sunday at the usual time, at the usual place.

See you in the Cavern,