Past Shows

Newfoundland's 1st podcast; with your host, Jim Fidler

ROAR-2014-02-10 - Episode 128 - Back To Gold

ROAR-2014-02-10 - Episode 128 - Back To Gold

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Jörgen Hansson in Sweden,
http://www.jorgenhansson.com
For shout outs go to http://www.jimfidler.com/roar
opening remarks from Jim,
Jim talks about setting goals and some of the new excitement about the new ROAR,
we dig into the ROAR archives and pull out an interview with Toby McDonald, the coach of the 2006, Olympic gold medal winning curling team and kick back for a great chat.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, Rising Of The Moon and Fields Of Gold by Jim Fidler
http://www.jimfidler.com
and background music by Andre Louis
http://www.andrelouis.com

Best listened to on headphones.
We'll rant and we'll ROAR...

2014-02-11

ROAR-2014-02-04 - Episode 127 - Thank You Thaddeus

ROAR-2014-02-04 - Episode 127 - Thank You Thaddeus

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Eddy Mailbag, our new intro, opening remarks from Jim,
a call to Eddy Mailbag fans to be heard, Jim's new album, "Piece By Piece", some advice to advertizers, Jim's problem with genres and being put in a box, announcing the offical launch of Jim's new Youtube channel, Fidlerville
www.youtube.com/fidlerville
The new ROAR feed,
http://feeds.feedburner.com/republicofavalonradio
a call for listener shout-outs, the soon to come ROAR Youtube channel, a reference to the Great Money Movie on WLBZ, some thanks to subscribers and a push for others to subscribe and Lillian's conversation with Thaddeus Dreher.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis by Jim Fidler
www.jimfidler.com

Ammunition, Complicated Cheese Burger Reggae, Go Empty It, Now Or Never!, and A Little Investement Instrumental by Andre Louis
www.andrelouis.com

And
Thank Your Father by Helen Kane

Best listened to on headphones.
Just when you think it's "SNAFU", maybe, it's time to redefine "normal".


2014-02-05

ROAR-2014-01-03 - Episode 126 - Happy New ROAR

ROAR-2014-01-03 - Episode 126 - Happy New ROAR

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Kevin Doucet in Alabama, Jörgen Hansson in Sweden and Chris and Stephie in Missouri,
Jim and Lillian take you out in the snow for their neighbourhood fireworks display, then back into the studio for more absolutely fascinating banter, a call for shout-outs and best wishes for 2014.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, and Dubble Trouble Sidestep by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones.
All the best to everyone for a wonderful, peaceful and productive 2014!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2013-12-25 - Episode 125 - A Carbon Christmas In NYC

ROAR-2013-12-25 - Episode 125 - A Carbon Christmas In NYC

This time on the ROAR:
A new intro, a preview of the new ROAR theme, Greetings from Jim, greetings from Trucker Bob, Frank Nora and a bunch of other folks in NYC, The debut of Jim's brand new "Clear The Tracks (BahnhofStrausse)", some Jean Shepherd from early 1977, and a song from Patrick Perdue.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, Jingle Bells (Dubbin' Through The Snow) and Clear The Tracks (BanhofStrasse) by our very own, Jim Fidler
and
Carbon Song by Patrick Perdue.

Best listened to on headphones.
Especially if they're made from carbon.

2014-01-28

ROAR-2013-12-18 - Episode 124 - The Journey's The Thing

ROAR-2013-12-18 - Episode 124 - The Journey's The Thing

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Jim, some talk about his new album, "RPM",
Lillian chats with William Pryse-Phillips about his walk on the Camino trail and lots of great stuff like that there and all...

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis
and
Not The Thing At The End Of The Line by our very own, Jim Fidler

Best listened to on headphones.
"No matter where you go, there you are."


2014-01-28

ROAR-2013-11-19 - Episode 123 - Go!

ROAR-2013-11-19 - Episode 123 - Go!

This time on the ROAR:
We take you to Spirit of Newfoundland where we launch Jim's new albim, "RPM".
First, Lillian has a chat with Rod Priddle, Jim and Lillian's good friend, to whom the album was dedicated,
next, Jim has a few brief words and then, it's on with the show.

Music this time:
Rocky Road To Dublin and Follow Me Up to Carlo, by Derek Harrington,
Love Is In Our Hearts and Bonny Woodhall, by Mike Hanrahan,
The wild Fields and Bound For Haystack, by Gordon Quinton
and, last but not least,
Rising Of The Moon, Great Big World, Livin', Downtown Girl and Jacamo, by our very own, Jim Fidler.
Also, our theme, Genesis, by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones.
Big thanks to everyone who had anything to do with the whole affair. It was a wonderful night.
Now, let's get those CD's flyin'!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2013-11-06 - Episode 122C - Interview On VOCM Nightline

Jim is interviewed by VOCM's Pete Soucy about his almost released album, "RPM".
Strap in, sit back and enjoy!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2013-11-05 - Episode 122B - Interview (On The Go)(CBC Radio1)

Jim is interviewed by CBC's Ted Blades about is soon to be released album, "RPM". We also get to hear a couple of cuts. Strap in and enjoy!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2013-10-30 - Episode 122A - Countdown To Launch

ROAR-2013-10-30 - Episode 122A - Countdown To Launch

This time on the ROAR:
Jim talks about tapes, records, recording, albums, the new Zoom H6, the past, the present, the future, the music industry, mp3's, ear buds, speakers, his new album "RPM" and it's upcoming launch on November 7 at Spirit of Newfoundland.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, the entire RPM album in the background and the song Not The Thing At The End Of The Line from the album.

Best listened to on headphones.
Albums rock! Not just rock albums...

2014-01-28

ROAR-2013-08-30 - Episode 121 - RPM (ROARs Per Millenium)

ROAR-2013-08-30 - Episode 121 - RPM (ROARs Per Millenium)

This time on the ROAR:
Jim and Lillian take us out on walk-about on a beautiful, if not breezey evening in the Republic of Avalon.
They talk about various things, but mainly about Jim's new, up-coming album, RPM; hense the title of the episode.
They also play a cut from the new album.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis and Not The Thing At The End Of The Line by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones.
As you lie still in your beds, just think of how fast the earth is spinning.

2014-01-28

ROAR-2013-01-15 - Episode 120 - Bobbing In The Big Apple

ROAR-2013-01-15 - Episode 120 - Bobbing In The Big Apple

This time on the ROAR:
Opening remarks from Jim,
followed by a very special segment prepared for us by longtime ROAR listener and now, ROAR correspondent, Trucker Bob.
Bob takes us on walkabout all over NYC, through Central park, uptown, downtown and all points in between.
From the World Trade center, to the Columbus statue, from the underground to the Pickle Guys.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones.
Why would you ever stay home and play scrabble,
When you can join Bob, bobbing in the big apple?


2014-01-28

ROAR-2013-01-06 - Episode 119 - ROARing In The New Year

ROAR-2013-01-06 - Roaring In The New Year

This time on the ROAR:
A whole heap of greetings, opening words from Jim, Lillian talking to her Aunt about Christmas in rural Newfoundland in the way back times, some celebration, fireworks and lots of that there kind of stuff.

Music this time:
All by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones.
Happy days ahead to everybody!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2012-09-13 - Episode 118 - Bound Down For Nova Scotia

ROAR-2012-09-13 - Episode 118 - Bound Down For Nova Scotia

This time on the ROAR:
I Still Remember is the working title of a full-length documentary that Lillian is producing about Jim, his life and his music. Lillian has set up an Indigogo campaign in order to raise funds for a trip to Halifax.
Jim has been invited to attend and perform at a special tribute and ceremony to commemorate the School for the Blind in Halifax on September 28th, 2012. Jim attended the school from 1974 to 1983 and it was torn down in 1984.

This trip will enable us to gather vital information and interviews for the documentary. We will interview Jim's first music teacher, his bandmates and friends. The funds will be used mainly for transportation costs in getting us from St. John's, Newfoundland to Halifax and back. Anything over and above will be used in the making of the film.

The campaign ends on September 24th and there are lots of perks for those who contribute to the campaign.

Thanks, in advance, to all!


2014-01-28

ROAR-2012-07-24 - Episode 117 - We Back!

ROAR-2012-07-24 - Episode 117 - We Back!

This time on the ROAR:
Jim and Lillian are back.
They catch up with a few things and invite everybody to install the Zello app and connect with them and fellow ROAR listeners.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis and Huck's New Wagon by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones.
If you had a dollar for every time you had a dollar, you'd be rich.

2014-01-28

ROAR-2011-10-05 - Episode 116 - Walk and Woll

ROAR-2011-10-05 - Episode 116 - Walk and Woll

This time on the ROAR:
Walkabout with Jim and Lillian, Jim and Lillian talk about the up-coming album, the EP's, the community at www.jimfidler.com and lots of stuff like that

there.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones.
If you want something done right, don't use your left hand.

2014-01-28

ROAR-2011-09-19 - Episode 115 - EP Announcement

Jim announces the release of his EP, "1".

Get it at:
www.jimfidler.com

2014-01-28

ROAR-2011-09-01 - Episode 114 - Mashing It Up

ROAR-2011-09-01 - Episode 114 - Mashing It Up

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from "not" Alan Alda, greetings from Ian, Kate and Lance, all from Australia,
opening remarks from Jim, the weather, the music industry, Jim's new album and the soon to come EP releases, the soon coming Roots Cellar Rats community at www.jimfidler.com, Walkabout with Jim and Lillian, a wee bit of democrazy, the usual weather report, the "not quite" half moon, moon names, the turd moon, the man in the moon, bad moon landing footage, bad logic formulae, ancient technology, "Dead Men's Secrets" by Jonathan Gray, the moon cheese joke, the moon cheese idea, the moon cheese slogan, Jim's song "Matrix", we all need a filter, the box reality, the big illusion, the myth myth, a school of fools, manufacturing reality, ashew obfuscation, passing the ROAR's number 1 busker, Richard Mixer, passing the open gates to hell, weather, warming periods, cooling periods, running into our friends Charlie and Tanya and all kinds of that there fooly dooly.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis and a bunch of stuff, in the background, from Jim's new album by Jim Fidler

Best listened to on headphones.
That really wasn't Alan Alda. - Really!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2011-07-20 - Episode 113 - The French Connection

ROAR-2011-07-20 - Episode 113 - The French Connection

This time on the ROAR:
Opening remarks from Jim, the ROAR app for Iphone, Ipod Touch and Ipad, The ROAR app for Android, a status report on the album, the "soon to come" online community, the EP's, Michael Meekins soon to arrive in the Republic Of Avalon, a bit about the next album, a shout-out to Paul in the U.K., Jim shamelessly begs for somebody to send him a braille display, a big plug for the Snowman Radio Podcast, www.wwsnow.com , Walk-about with Jim and Lillian and Jacinthe, the origins of the word "parliment", some talk about St. Pierre, don't confuse a person who speaks French with a Frenchman, a chance meeting with Mark Belbin, introducing Jacinthe, some talk about Newfoundland's French history, different French roots in Newfoundland, an offer for a free taxi ride, a bit about Jim and Lillian's French roots, changes in the English and French languages over the last 1000 years, how both languages are being preserved differently on both sides of the Atlantic, some talk about some interesting words, planking salmon, another mention of the ROAR app for Android, a wee bit of "For Now I'm 64" with the ROAR's number 1 busker, Richard Mixer, chance meetings, a chance meeting with Andrew Ledrew, young, excited drummers, some final words about words and too many little in between bits to be talking about.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis by Jim Fidler
www.jimfidler.com
and other background goodies.

Best listened to on Headphones.
Is that a bagette, or are you just happy that there's another episode of the ROAR?

2014-01-28

ROAR-2011-07-05 - Episode 112 - 4thwith

ROAR-2011-07-05 - Episode 112 - 4thwith

This time on the ROAR:
A shout-out from Mary Emmerson in California, opening remarks from Jim where he blathers generally, as usual, 4th of July greetings, Amero-Newfoundland history, a call for shout-outs, the idea of America, the constitution, the bill of rights, democracy, freedom, mob rule, the ownership test, a tip of the hat to Frank Nora and www.onsug.com
a request for help with Facebook, Jim's favourite flags, confederation, the idea of a "democratic monarchy", the decline of nationalism, Lillian's world, musical debut, walk-about with Jim and Lillian, the mystery water flow, the ROAR100 playlist, thanks to Rod and Jennifer for "ROAR Party", background music, telling people to go to Itunes and buy the Logical Song by Supertramp, some talk about Roger Hodgson, a police speedby, a new law passed in Newfoundland allowing detainment for no reason, more chat about freedom and tings, the how to tell lies and be believed equation, corruption, what is paranoia?, The Annie Hall moment, ROAR word challenge No. 1, words and words, the word, the most concise conversation possible, the telepathic cavemen, "Dead Men's Secrets" by Jonathan Gray, the batteries running out and last but not least, the end of the show.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis and a bunch of stuff in the background by our very own, Jim Fidler
and
The Crippled Children Jamboree by Jumpin' Jim and Leapin' Lilli Fidlah.

Best listened to on headphones.
How come "all you can eat" buffets don't deliver?

2014-01-28

ROAR-2011-06-12 - Episode 111 - Trail Blazers

ROAR-2011-06-12 - Episode 111 - Trail Blazers

This time on the ROAR:
Shout-out from Michael Meekins, Birthday song from the kids at Blankenberg School in Philadelphia, opening remarks from Jim, the Lord's prayer in old english, Walk-about with Jim and Lillian, Cheryl Witherspoon and Rees Montarey, a bit of weather banter, Lillian's coat, the 6th anniversary of the ROAR, the 7th season roaring along, more about the weather and Lillian's coat, Jim's Jamaica shirt, the 2 types of "instant weight loss programs", the CBS Radio Mystery Theater, Casey Kasem, Jim's scrunchy neck issue, the Antioch Broadcast Network, www.macinmind.com Gunsmoke, Dragnet, the Whistler, Suspense, Fibber McGee and Molly, the Great Gildersleeve, Himan Brown, E. G. Marshall, Lillian finally taking off the coat, the story about the sun, the wind and the rain, going under the overpass, the Bold Ones, Doctor shows in the 70's, fireman shows in the 70's, police shows in the 70's, Star Trek, Mary Tyler Moore, Starsky and Hutch, Smokey and the Bandit, the Dukes of Hazzard, Cheers, Mork and Mindy, MASH, Saturday Night Live, all the news and weather channels, getting rid of the TV, "out with the TV, in with the mind", the theatre of the mind, more OTR chat, back when people actually pronounced wh's, the disappearing L's, Yiyyian Fid er, the English language in decline, "the Story of English", waiting for the (walk) sign, Jim doing a bit of Dire Straits, Lillian's hip check on Jim, entering the carnival zone, the preserved dialects in Newfoundland, Shakespeare, singing harmony with the buskers, "give me a beer", the street people, a bit of skat, Zeitgeist, mainstream reality VS true reality, arriving at the pub, parting words, and many unspoken truths and tings like that there.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis and more by Jim Fidler
and
Happy Birthday (You're the Best) by the kids at Blankenberg school, Philadelphia

Best listened to on headphones.
Where does the truth lie?
Nowhere.


2014-01-28