Radio Free D’ni

85 MOULa 8th Anniversary

For the 8th anniversary, we put together a program including soundtrack music from Uru and other Cyan games, some of the cavern’s favourite musicians, and from explorers who are also musicians. I have included links to the explorers band’s websites where known. We had record-breaking audience figures, due entirely to the assiduous advertising of the anniversary event by Minasunda, and also due to us following the opening ceremony, explorer memorial and NULP dance troupe events. We held on to the audience you gave us, guys, so I’m happy with that.

Links to the explorer-artists:

Jet Blast
Turjan (Alain Pachins)
as Aylahn
Aylahn’s bandcamp
Aylahn’s D’marnah blog
as Cialyn
Edison Rex – Youtube
Edison Res – Radio Spiral
Piboc (Olivier Maurey)


Track Artists Album Year
State Of Independence Jon And Vangelis The Friends of Mr Cairo 1981
The Flat Earth Thomas Dolby The Flat Earth 1984
Break it Down Tony Levin Resonator 2006
Three of a Perfect Pair King Crimson Three of a Perfect Pair 1984
Trailer Music Tim Larkin Uru – Ages Beyond Myst 2003
Great Shaft Tim Larkin Myst V End of Ages 2005
What If I Forget the Champagne Stanley Clarke East River Drive 1993

The Show

Myst Theme Robyn Miller Myst 1998
Solsbury Hill Peter Gabriel Car 1977
Air Stream Tim Larkin Uru – Ages Beyond Myst 2003
Fissure Robyn Miller Riven 1997
Oxygène (Part II) Jean-Michel Jarre Oxygène 1976
The Gold Bug The Alan Parsons Project The Instrumental Works 1988
Equinoxe Part 7 Jean Michel Jarre Equinoxe 1978
Présages Jet Blast Premier impact 2014
Plans for J.D. Bill Bruford Gradually Going Tornado 1980
Like Somebody’s Watchin’ Me Aylahn Striped Circle 2013
Places to Go Tony Levin Resonator 2006
The Great Deceiver King Crimson Starless & Bible Black 1974
Der Friedhof meiner Träume Carom Carom 1994
Helden Carom Carom 1993
Illusion de nuit Jet Blast Premier impact 2014
False Reality Krossfire Learning To Fly 2011
Yoda_Mir_Edison_Lasershow_Apr2014 Paul Harriman
The Light and Form of Ordinary Joy 1st Mvt Paul Harriman For Love or Money 1997
Les cours D’ni de Zoorin et Turjan Olivier Maurey L’Age des Sons 2010


Adrénaline Jet Blast Premier impact 2014
Individual Choice Jean-Luc Ponty Individual Choice 1983
Where’s the Walrus? The Alan Parsons Project The Instrumental Works 1988
Age of Information Bill Bruford Gradually Going Tornado 1980
Périapside CIALYN 2016
Finale Tim Larkin Myst V End of Ages Soundtrack 2005


84 Have a Drink On Us

The first of an occasional series of shows linked by the theme of drink.  A very popular pastime.

The preshow was full of L, namely, Led Zep, Level 42 and Lindisfarne.

The postshow had tracks that we wanted to include in the “Lost in 2017” show, but could not fit in.


Title Artists Album Year
Heartbreaker Led Zeppelin Remasters 1990
Rock And Roll Led Zeppelin Remasters 1990
Running In The Family Level 42 Level Best 1989
Hot Water Level 42 Level Best 1989
Children Say Level 42 Level Best 1989
Road To Kingdom Come Lindisfarne Nicely Out Of Tune 1970
Turn A Deaf Ear Lindisfarne Nicely Out Of Tune 1970
Meet Me On The Corner Lindisfarne Fog On The Tyne 1971

The Show

Have A Drink On Me AC/DC Back In Black 1980
Clink, Clink, Another Drink Spike Jones and his City Slickers single 1942
Send Me No Wine The Moody Blues On the Threshold of a Dream 1969
Winter Wine Caravan In the Land of Grey and Pink 1971
Elderberry Wine Elton John Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player 1972
Water With The Wine Joan Armatrading Joan Armatrading 1976
Wicked Wine Lee Ritenour Feel The Night 1979
What If I Forget the Champagne Stanley Clarke East River Drive 1993
Barrelhouse Shake-Down Emerson, Lake & Palmer Works, Vol. 2 1977
Watkins Ale The York Waits 1588 – Music from the time of the Spanish Armada 1988
Cakes and Ale Maddy Prior/June Tabor No More to the Dance 1988
In Taberna Corvus Corax Mille Anni Passi Sunt 2000
John Barleycorn Traffic John Barleycorn Must Die 1970
Alabama Song The Doors In Concert 1970
Lady Whiskey Wishbone Ash Wishbone Ash 1970
Whisky In The Jar Thin Lizzy single 1972
Cup Of Wonder Jethro Tull Songs From The Wood 1977
Ye Marine’rs All Fairport Convention Tipplers Tales 1978
Chartreuse ZZ Top La Futura 2012
Black Coffee Julie London Around Midnight 1960
Coffee Time André Previn & His Group W Gerry Mulligan The Subterraneans 1960
 Second Cup Of Coffee Gordon Lightfoot Don Quixote 1972
Boston Tea Party The Sensational Alex Harvey Band SAHB Stories 1976
Tea For the Tillerman Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman 1970
Teahouse On The Tracks Donald Fagen Kamakiriad 1993


You’re A Lady Peter Skellern You’re A Lady 1972
Atavachron Allan Holdsworth Atavachron 1986
Thief Can Delay 1968 1981
For Ladies Only Steppenwolf For Ladies Only 1971
Tiny Dancer Elton John Madman Across the Water 1971
Silver Machine Hawkwind single 1972

83 Lost in 2017

For the first show of 2018, we looked back at the careers of some of the most notable musicians that had died in 2017. There were a great many, too, so many that we will cover some of them in postshow sections over the next few shows.
We covered sixteen artists, and inevitably had quite a lot to say about each of them, leading to an unusually large overrun. Still, you, the audience, stayed with us – a peak of 22, and 19 for most of the show, a goodly number to start the year on. We had the occasional fluff, but teamwork pulled us through.



Title Artists Album Year
Jessica The Allman Brothers (8) Brothers and Sisters 1973
Metal Fatigue Allan Holdsworth (7) Metal Fatigue 1985
Walking On Air John Wetton (1) Voice Mail 1994
Noir c’est noir Johnny Hallyday (16) La Génération Perdue 1966
Imagination Al Jarreau (3) High Crime 1984
Cotton Tail Lambert, Hendricks & Ross (15) Everybody’s Boppin’ 1959
Tonight I Wanna Cry Keith Urban (13) Be Here 2004
Je suis né dans la rue Johnny Hallyday (16) Que je t’aime 1969


One Step Closer Asia (1) Asia 1982
Caught In The Crossfire John Wetton (1) Caught In The Crossfire 1980
7171 551 (Live in London 1976) Man (2) All’s Well That Ends Well (extended edition) 2014
Romain (Live in London 1976) Man (2) All’s Well That Ends Well (extended edition) 2014
Black And Blues Al Jarreau (3) In London 1985
Rene’s Theme Larry Coryell (4) Spaces 1970
Maybelline Chuck Berry (5) single 1955
My Ding-a-Ling Chuck Berry (5)(5a) The London Chuck Berry Sessions 1972
Freeze Frame J. Geils Band (6) Freeze Frame 1981
Dodgy Boat Allan Holdsworth (7) Wardenclyffe Tower 1992
Road Games Allan Holdsworth (7) Road Games 1983
Midnight Rider The Allman Brothers Band (8) Idlewild South 1970
Melissa The Allman Brothers Band (8) Eat a Peach 1972
Wichita Lineman Glenn Campbell (9) Wichita Lineman 1968
FM Steely Dan (10) A Decade of Steely Dan 1985
Girlfriend Walter Becker (10) 11 Tracks of Whack 1994
Free Fallin’ Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (11) Full Moon Fever 1989
The Fat Man Fats Domino (12) single 1949
Walking To New Orleans Fats Domino (12) A Lot Of Dominos 1960
The Greatest Discovery Elton John (13) Elton John 1970
Shes Gotta Be Keith Urban (13) Be Here 2004
Get It Hot AC/DC (14)(14a) Highway To Hell 1979
Wheels AC/DC (14)(14a) Black Ice 2008
Centerpiece Lambert, Hendricks & Ross (15) Everybody’s Boppin’ 1959
Souvenirs Souvenirs Johnny Hallyday (16) Hello Johnny 1960
Ma gueule Johnny Hallyday (16) Pavillon de Paris Porte de Pantin 1979
Allumer Le Feu Johnny Hallyday (16) Ce que je sais 1998


Voyage Au Pays Des Vivants Johnny Hallyday (16) Rivière… Ouvre ton lit 1969
Time To Kill UK (1) (7) UK 1978
(Ain’t Nothin’ But a) House Party J. Geils Band (6) Bloodshot 1973
Lucky Henry Walter Becker (10) 11 Tracks of Whack 1994
Toute la musique que j’aime Johnny Hallyday (16) Insolitudes 1973

The featured artists were:

1) John Wetton
2) Deke Leonard
3) Al Jarreau
4) Larry Coryell
5) Chuck Berry
5a) Billy Bland (songwriter)
6) John Geils
7) Allan Holdsworth
8) Gregg Allman
9) Glenn Campbell
10) Walter Bekcer
11) Tom Petty
12) Fats Domino
13) Paul Buckmaster
14) Malcolm Young
14a) AC/DC manager and producer George Young (older brother of Malcolm)
15) Jon Hendricks
16) Johnny Hallyday

Tribute to the Fallen of 2017

Our show on Sunday, January 7th will be a tribute to those great musicians who left us during the last year. Not all of them were well-known, but they all have had a huge impact on the music we hear today. A sad occasion, but we will be celebrating their music.

See you in the Cavern,

82 Un-covered

For a change, sets of tracks that are linked by title only, everything else about them being different.  Once we started looking we found lots of candidates, so there will be more shows on this theme, unless you’d rather we didnt’…

The preshow contained one track excerpted from the main show, Dog Eat Dog by afrobeat legend Fela Kuti – at fifteen minutes it would have eaten into the time too much – and we overran as it was.

The show theme meant we had a wide variety of styles of music, showing off our ecelcticism if nothing else.  Unfortunately, some of the tracks turned out to be poor examples of the musicians talent, which we will try to correct next time.

Postshow was stuff from Mal’s stash, as he put the show together.

This will be the last show in 2017, as our next slot would be on Christmas Eve and we all plan to be busy then.  Have a great time over the holiday, and we’ll see  you on January 7th with a show paying tribute to all those musicians and performers we lost in 2017.


Title Artists Album Year
Living After Midnight Judas Priest Rock Songs [Disc 2] 1980
Dog Eat Dog Fela Kuti Shuffering and Shmiling 1999
All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You Heart Rock Super Stars Vol. 2 1995
I’ll Make Love To You Anytime J.J. Cale 5 1979

The Show

Hard Times AC/DC Rock Or Bust 2014
Hard Times Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989
Hard Times KISS Dynasty 1979
All I Want Is You Emerson, Lake & Palmer Love Beach 1978
All I Want Is You Roxy Music Country Life 1974
Dog Eat Dog Adam And The Ants Kings Of The Wild Frontier 1980
Dog Eat Dog Joni Mitchell Dog Eat Dog 1985
Dog Eat Dog AC/DC Let There Be Rock 1977
Friends The Beach Boys Friends 1968
Friends Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III 1970
Friends Sandy Denny Who Knows Where The Time Goes 1991
Night Train Jimmy Forrest single 1951
Night Train Steve Winwood Arc Of A Diver 1993
Take The Money And Run Steve Miller Band Fly Like An Eagle 1976
Take The Money And Run Gerry Rafferty Baker Street 1997
Let’s Dance Benny Goodman Ken Burns Jazz Series: Benny Goodman 1939
Let’s Dance Chris Montez single 1962
Let’s Dance David Bowie Let’s Dance 2003
Let’s Dance Chris Rea Dancing With Strangers 1987
Oh Darlin’ The Beach Boys Keepin’ the Summer Alive 1980
Oh Darling Supertramp Breakfast In America 1979
Oh! Darling The Beatles Abbey Road 1969
Eye to Eye Asia Alpha 1983
Eye to Eye Audience The House on the Hill 1971
Time Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue 1977
Time Carl Wilson Youngblood 1984
Time Hootie & the Blowfish Cracked Rear View 1994
Time John Miles Stranger in the City 1977


Fallen On Hard Times Jethro Tull The Broadsword And The Beast 1982
I’m The Urban Spaceman Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band The Doughnut in Granny’s Greenhouse 1968
Bat Out Of Hell Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell 1977
Feelin Allright [Live] Joe Cocker Rock Super Stars Vol. 2 1995
Souped Up Ford Rory Gallagher Against The Grain 1975
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper Blue Öyster Cult Agents of Fortune 1976

Announcement – Show 82 – Un-Covered

On Sunday 10th December, Radio Free D’ni will broadcast a show entitled Un-Covered, consisting of sets of tracks that have the same title but that are otherwise completely different. Initially we thought there would be few candidates, but as we dug into this we found lots, and Sundays show will just contain a few of them. Artists featured on Sunday will include AC/DC, Roxy Music, Joni Mitchell, Steve Winwood and David Bowie.

Join us at 8pm UK time (13 KI), Sunday 12th November, on Radio Free D’ni.

Use the links at the top of the page to listen.

In game we will be on the public plaza or in Second Life visit TJ’s Dance Hall where Ainia DaFente will host the rebroadcast into SL.

The direct links still work as well
or and choose Radio Free D’ni…
Or you can plug into your audio player

Show 81: By The Book, Chapter 2

A fine time was had, eventually, despite some difficulties with the handover and a problem with a couple of the tracks.  We still overran a bit, but you stayed with us, which we do appreciate.

Prior to the show, I had streamed music for Xenipher’s race, a CavCon event aimed at raising awareness of the state of cavern finances and encouraging donations.  The race went well, I think (the secret music, which was not revealed beforehand, was the Uru soundtrack by Tim Larkin, and the track titles were clues), and was won by thoekenem.  We only had a few minutes to make a handover, from me to Ed to host the show, and although it went well as far as could be seen (I did not lose the stream), we did lose a lot of listeners.  Most of them came back though, having been warned that this could happen.

On with the motley, then, and a fun-packed show with a bit more chat than usual.  Well, I had the books to write about as well as the tracks…

I did promise during the show to say a bit more about the Mock Turtle.  Alice In Wonderland, if you don’t know already, is slotted into the “nonsense” category by many, but it truth it is much more complicated than that.  The author, Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll is a pen-name) was a mathematics don at Oxford (having achieved a Second in Divinity and a First in Mathematics, and been awarded a Fellowship for life, no mean achievement) and contributed important work in the fields of symbolic logic and what is today known as game theory.  The Alice books  are full of logical allusions, as well as literary references and puns.  The original illustrations for the books were done by celebrated illustrator and cartoonist Sir John Tenniel, to Dodgson’s exacting and profuse directions, and should be considered as part of the story.

So, the Mock Turtle is an allusion to a culinary dish called Mock Turtle soup, which is a dish that tries to replicate the taste of green turtle soup using items more easily available.  The main component is a calf’s head, boiled, and the meat recovered for use in the soup, along with oysters and a few other things.  Hence Tenniel, under Dodgson’s instructions, made the Mock Turtle have a turtle’s body and front flippers, but a calf’s head, feet and tail.  A clever visual joke, sadly lost on today’s audience who have no reason to know what Mock Turtle soup is made out of.  The text of the relevant chapter can be found here, and will explain the whole “Fainting in Coils” thing (painting in oils, in case it’s not obvious)

I’ll link to as many helpful pages for the books and songs as I can below.

The Show

Title Artists Album Year Book
Oedipus Rex Tom Lehrer The Remains Of Tom Lehrer [disc 2: Live Performances] 2000 Sophocles, 429 BC
I Am Stretched On Your Grave Abney Park Lost Horizons 2008 Irish poem, C17
Rime Of The Ancient Mariner Iron Maiden Powerslave 1984 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1798
Jerusalem Emerson Lake & Palmer Brain Salad Surgery 1973 William Blake, 1804
Wreck of the Hesperus George Harrison Cloud Nine 1987 Longfellow, 1842
White Rabbit Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow 1967 Lewis Carroll, Wonderland, 1865
Fainting In Coils Bill Bruford One of a Kind 1979 Lewis Carroll, Wonderland, 1865
Eve Of The War Richard Burton / Justin Hayward Jeff Wayne’s The War Of The Worlds 1978 H.G. Wells, 1897
Steppenwolf Hawkwind Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music 1976 Herman Hesse, 1927
New World Strawbs Grave New World 1972 Aldous Huxley, 1932
The Virgin And The Gypsy Steve Hackett Spectral Mornings 1979 D.H. Lawrence, 1930
A Cry For Everyone Gentle Giant Octopus 1972 Camus (1913-60)
Rivendell Rush Fly by Night 1975 Tolkein, 1937
I Robot The Alan Parsons Project I Robot 1977 Asimov, 1940
Watcher of the Skies Genesis Foxtrot 1972 Clarke, Rescue Party, 1945
Big Brother David Bowie Diamond Dogs 1974 George Orwell, 1948
The Mule Deep Purple Fireball 1971 Asimov, Foundation, 1951
Let There Be Light Mike Oldfield Songs of Distant Earth 1994 Clarke, 1986


Airship Pirate Abney Park Lost Horizons 2008 Neil Gaiman, Stardust, 1999
Are ‘Friends’ Electric Tubeway Army Replicas 1979 Phil Dick, 1968
Lady Fuschia Strawbs Bursting At The Seams 1973 Mervyn Peake, 1946
Carry On up the Vicarage Steve Hackett Please Don’t Touch 1978 Agatha Christie, 1920
The Body Electric Rush Grace Under Pressure 1984 Phil Dick, 1968
Pantagruel`s Nativity Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste 1971 François Rabelais, C16


Next show – 81 By The Book, Chapter 2

On Sunday 26th there will be a second show by Radio Free D’ni with a theme of By The Book. With stunning originality I have called it Chapter 2. Tracks will all have literary connections, some stronger than others. We’ve collected a lot of material and there will be a substantial postshow.

Xenipher’s Race will take place immediately before the show, in MOULa, and our preshow music will thus be the music for the race, which I can’t tell you about because it’s secret 🙂 But it will start at 1200 KI.

Unusually, I will be broadcasting the Xenipher’s race music and Ed will take over the stream at about five minutes before the show start at 1300 KI (8 pm UK time). We have managed a handover without dropping the stream before now, but if we mess it up, you may have to reconnect to the stream, or restart your music player.

This will be a mixed set, there will be less of the fast and noisy stuff. Apart from bits of Iron Maiden, Hawkwind and Abney Park that is. Some Steve Hackett, Gentle Giant and Mike Oldfield too. A varied collection, as usual.

Join us at 8pm UK time (13 KI), Sunday 12th November, on Radio Free D’ni.

By The Book: Chapter II

Sunday, 26th of November, we will present our second show of songs inspired by literature. The selections are diverse in style, so we feel everybody will find something they do not like… and vice versa.

See you in the Cavern,

80 Biting The Hand That Feeds You

We got the glitches out of the way at the start, with Ed having to restart his systems to cure a problem – which it did, and we ran through without any difficulty after that.  I do wonder if we lost a few of our early starters though.  The show was a lot of fun and we got ourselves thoroughly mixed up at one point when working out who was going to talk next.  Only 21 listeners tops, which is down on recent shows, but it is European carnival season and perhaps that lured some away.  The cavern was quieter than usual too.

Interruptions to the broadcast will usually cause your player to disconnect from the stream, and you may well have to reconnect to the stream once it is back up.  There is a handy indicator on the home page that shows you if the stream is up or not.  Urutunes also has one.  Once you see the stream is back up, reconnect your player to the stream 🙂

Anyone who did drop off missed a successful show 🙂  Preshow was taken from my stash, now in the L’s and the postshow was stuff that didn’t quite make the cut.  It was a long show, and we sort of sneaked in one more track as the first of the postshow, announcing it at the end.  And overran a bit too.


Title Artists Album Year
Dazed And Confused Led Zeppelin Remasters 1990
Josie Larry Carlton On Solid Ground 1989
The Waffer Larry Carlton On Solid Ground 1989
The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines Joni Mitchell Shadows And Light 1979
Dreamland Joni Mitchell Shadows And Light 1979

The Show

Breakdown of the Song Decameron Mammoth Special 1974
Baby You’re A Rich Man The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour 1967
Five per Cent for Nothing Yes Fragile 1971
4% Of Something 10cc single 1973
Death on Two Legs (dedicated to . . . ) Queen A Night At The Opera 1977
Free Man In Paris Joni Mitchell Shadows And Light 1979
Butterfly Boys Procol Harum Exotic Birds And Fruit 1974
Mercury Poisoning Graham Parker and The Rumour single 1977
Workin’ For MCA Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping 1973
Break Away The Beach Boys Singles 1969
Free Me Joss Stone live performance, Later 2014
The Media
Money for nothing Dire Straits Brothers In Arms 1985
So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star The Byrds Younger Than Yesterday 1967
Radio Ga Ga Queen The Works 1984
Radio Radio Elvis Costello and the Attractions single 1978
Top Of The Pops Kinks Lola vs Powerman And The Moneygoround 1970
The Businessmen
The Moneygoround Kinks Lola vs Powerman And The Moneygoround 1970
Denmark Street Kinks Lola vs Powerman And The Moneygoround 1970
Art For Art’s Sake 10cc How Dare You! 1976
Have A Cigar Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975
Vanz Kant Danz John Fogerty Centerfield 1985
The Biz
Celebrate The News The Beach Boys Singles 1969
Slip Kid The Who The Who By Numbers 1975
The Changes Bruce Hornsby Hot House 1995
Wristband Paul Simon Stranger To Stranger 2016
The Spirit Of Radio Rush Permanent Waves 1980


Welcome To The Machine Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975
Success Story The Who The Who By Numbers 1975
Powerman Kinks Lola vs Powerman And The Moneygoround 1970
Sultans Of Swing Dire Straits Dire Straits 1978
Mercury Poisoning Graham Parker and The Rumour Live 1978