Past Shows

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

ROAR-2010-08-05 - Episode 90 - Deep In The Heart Of ROARland

ROAR-2010-08-05 - Episode 90 - Deep In The Heart Of ROARland

This time on the ROAR:
Walkabout with Jim and Lillian, greetings from Lillian, props to Alpha Blondy and the Solar System, wicked is great, the late-night kids, the Rasta cap, the contorted Newfoundland dog, Lillian's brief tall moment, Jim's right ear, habibi, is there a Spanish song without the word heart in it?, Jim's call for ear drano, shout-out to Jack in New Zealand, where is Oldzealand?, the Campbell brothers, the Mudmen, Mary-Jane Lammond, the highland pipes, the electronic pipes, recording vocals for Sleep Marching in the kitchen, Aha, Eamonn Dillon, the Musaik album, Revolution Time, Ringbang music, Gypsy, people recording Jim's songs, the group from Alaska, the Ipod Touch, a brief and glowing review of Echolink for the Iphone and Ipod Touch, meeting someone on the street who had just returned from a jam where they were playing some of Jim's tunes, the darn wind again, music longevity, running into Samantha and friends, passing the G

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ROAR-2010-08-03 - Episode 89 - The Meekins Has Inherited The ROAR

ROAR-2010-08-03 - Episode 89 - The Meekins Has

Inherited The ROAR

This time on the ROAR:
Walkabout with Jim and Lillian, the ROAR corp is

growing, bringing a few tunes on walkabout for the

1st time since the beginning of the ROAR, various

ways people can get the show, the new feed,

http://feeds2.feedburner.com/republicofavalonradio,

our group on Facebook, Keith Rickman and the Lord

Jellico record, the episode 38 dilemma solved, big

thanks to Nancy in British Columbia, a call for

listener feedback, why no flash on the Ipod Touch,

Iphone or Ipad?, the Centrios Soundbag, the giant

gull, someone blowing smoke, the wind problem,

thinking about buying a wind screen for the R-09,

the pub making it into the 20th century, being able

to get online at the pub, Jim's Lord Kitchener

fandom, a shout-out to Louis and Mike of The Catch,

the Lillian pipe story, Jim and Lillian's new

personal theme song, promoting CD's, more wind

problems, a brief review of the Hippo R

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ROAR-2010-08-02 - Episode 88 - Happy 14!

ROAR-2010-08-02 - Episode 88 - Happy 14!

This time on the ROAR:
Happy 14, what the heck is a live recording?, Leslie

Street, doin' it for the money?, having choices,

moving to King Of Prussia, the West Edmonton mall,

the potential tandomcast, listening to silence, an

open invitation to Frank Nora, making southern sweet

tea, more happy 14, worms in the back yard, Jim's

up-coming performance at the Folk Festival, no Terra

Nova this year, Lillian's up-coming family reunion,

Archie Bunker, a few drops of rain, some passing

French speaking people, some new motor cycle

madness, putting a new face on the bank, a bit of

one drop, the fancy motor cycles, coo coo roo coo

and several things you wouldn't want to tell your

mother.

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

Best listened to on headphones. - Happy 14!

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ROAR-2010-08-01 - Episode 87 - The Urinal Journey

ROAR-2010-08-01 - Episode 87 - The Urinal Journey

This time on the ROAR:
Walkabout with Jim and Lillian, moving the ROAR to a new server, the urinal journey mix-up, the monkey laugh, remembering Ireland, special airplanes for basketball players, German spelling, the special urinals at the pub, miniature sports, one-puff cigarettes, the jolly green Fidlers, growing our own food, going under the overpass, people wearing work clothes in social situations, the nosey walker, the 2nd batch of beer, taking pride in what you do, growing hot spots on the Avalon, the up-coming interview with Ross Traverse, a brief encounter with the ROAR's number 1 busker, Richard Mixer, more weather talk, the sneezing passer by, passing the Rose and Thistle and lots of outdoor ambience.

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

Best listened to on headphones. - Where do runners go?

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ROAR-2010-07-30 - Episode 86 - The Reel Thing

ROAR-2010-07-?? - Episode 86 - The Reel Thing

This time on the ROAR:
Some easy and smooth Bob Marley, Brazilian style, installing Ubuntu, walkabout with Jim, Lillian, Andrew and Krista, smelling the lilacs, making perfume, idol worshipry, was Jesus catholic?, did Jesus have blue eyes?, when does summer actually start in the Republic of Avalon?, more chat about retrieval and backup from the VS2480 to make way for the new FW-1884, digitizing records and cassettes, old demos, some old music from Jim's brothers, Steve and Jeff Fidler, some old demos from Jim's cousin, Christina Aguilera, when she was 8 years old, the original version of Downtown Girl featuring Flip Janes on bodhran, original demos of Funky Lady, There's A Way, Citizen Of The World, the Jim and Lillian encounter before they met, a wee bit of Newfinese, the security suitcase, Linas the job thief, the No Time co-incidence, the three bears, brother Phil's mis-haps, the chance meeting in Toronto, first contact from Jim's brother Scott on March 23

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ROAR-2010-07-24 - Episode 85 - In Search Of Episode 38

ROAR-2010-07-24 - Episode 85 - In Search Of Episode

38

This time on the ROAR:
Walkabout with Jim and Lillian, the new neighbours,

Canada day, Memorial day, the new ROAR website, a

call for listener feedback, in search of the lost

episode 38, the fire at the Burne building, passing

the hoo hahs on George Street, Austrians making it

bad for Germans, some potential new projects,

another call for listener feedback and a ole eap a

ting.

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

Best listened to on headphones. - Someone send us

episode 38, please, please, please!!!

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ROAR-2010-07-19 - Episode 84 - Take A Walk On The Mild Side

ROAR-2010-07-19 - Episode 84 - Take A Walk On The

Mild Side

This time on the ROAR:
Walkabout with Jim and Lillian, Salama, being

nominated for an East Coast Music Award, being

categorized by the music industry, signing with a

label and all that there general kind of kvetching,

let's give the whistle a real name, the Irish flute,

upgrading in the studeo, out with the VS2480 and in

with the FW1884, remixing lots of old projects,

Country music VS Urban music, culture as a living

thing, what is "traditional"?, da gulls, gullture,

being "nish", Jose Jemmenez, growing our own food,

growing tobacco, maybe tobacco's not quite so evil?,

poison in our food, poison in our water, poison in

our cleaning products, and, did we say poison?,

organic food, Timmy's a "fag", a brief encounter

with Richard Mixer, Jim's t-shirt idea, the whole BP

ting, rich, powerful people don't get together and

make plans?, a good old chat with Toby McDonald

about all kinds of tings and

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ROAR-2010-07-16 - Episode 83 - The AnniversaryCast

ROAR-2010-07-16 - Episode 83 - The AnniversaryCast

This time on the ROAR:
We get things started with a wee bit of Jean

Shepherd, a bit of OTR via the Great Gildersleeve,

walk-about with Jim and Lillian, talking about all

kinds of tings and tings, the reception in St.

Pierre, the oil burner, tropical snow, the Timster

has arrived, Michael is yet to come, the idea of the

passing of time, the Halifax deja vu moment, backing

up cassettes, listening to songs Jim wrote in 1980,

music made with the Amega, helping Joseph Dawson get

his ham ticket, Jim's reel to reel machine, what

happens to things when we die?, the big Jim Fidler

musical estate give-away contest, Jim and Lillian

walking off the warf into St. John's harbour, the

power of suggestion, "if you want to be someone's

friend, leave'em alone!", the big mysterious ground

loop, Buggs Bunny by the pub, running into the

light-seeking, fake Torontonians, the pirates, the

other Pirates, mlb.com, fiddling VS di

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ROAR-2010-06-28 - Episode 82 - Wisman

ROAR-2010-06-28 - Episode 82 - Wisman

This time on the ROAR:
Walkabout with Jim and Lillian, the healing leg,

getting smacked with a cold, the huge orange cat,

the dead, white european men, classical VS classic

music, what is a prophet, knowledge, overstanding

and wisman, people being more selfish and less

otherish, cleverness VS inspiration, Tim from

Minnisota is coming, Mike from the Carolinas is

coming, nastiness in the food and the water, tings

and tings and a dedication to Hope and Jack.

Music this time:
Genesis, our theme and The Curra Road by Jim Fidler

Best listened to on headphones. - We won't worry

'bout the...

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ROAR-2010-06-27 - Episode 81 - Miller Time

ROAR-2010-06-27 - Episode 81 - Miller Time

This time on the ROAR:

Walk about with Jim and Lillian, the nutty truck, summer's here, a bit of sage advice, off to see the Steve Miller band, napping on garbage bags in school, kids these days, the peanut alergy mystery, the 6 o'clock snooze, the education shitstem, policemen getting donuts, John Taylor Gatto, bumbling professors, evil babies, the fight against conformity, boob camp, lying to children, the church, the tanker truck, freedumb, more laws, rules and regulations, Eddy Mailbag and Playboy in Braille, after the Steve Miller experience, mixed up tickets, do ushers ush, being mistaken for in-store workers, up the herb, some talk about the Steve Miller show, sound engineering, the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, Jim chats a bit about making records and dynamics in music, live VS recorded music, planned spontanaity, opinions VS observations, St. John's VS the rest of Newfoundland, the N word, the raison d'ĂȘtre of the ROAR, Jim's music, folk mus

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ROAR-2010-06-12 - Episode 80 - Double Barrelled Birthdaze

ROAR-2010-06-12 - Episode 80 - Double Barrelled Birthdaze

This time on the ROAR:
Special intro by Eddy Mailbag, greetings from Hope in Ohio, Amanda in NYC, Larry in Kentucky, Bill

in Oregon, Bob McDonald from CBC's Quirks and Quarks, Jamie Stevens of Newfound Cabs, Georgia from

Caribbean Free Radio in Trinidad, Angela Antle of CBC's Weekend Arts Magazine, Chris McCann from

Ottawa, Chris Trapper in Philly, Jim (Dadbo) Fidler in Aliquippa Pennsylvania, Rick Dalton of New

Alexandria Pennsylvania, Darrah from Dublin Ireland, Debbie from Toronto, Carrie Thomson in Ohio,

Dennis Brice from Florida, Eddy Grant in Barbados, Eddy Holder from Gyanna, Eric Bogle from

Australia via Scotland, Glynne Murray of Barbados, Hope again, Indra in Barbados, Jay Wilson in

California, John Monroe from Australia via Scotland, Junior Parris of Barbados, Kevin Doucet in

Alabama, Kevin from Ohio, Lonnie Angel in Barbados, Mike Busboom in Austria, Monika from Austria,

Nancy in British Columbia, Pamela Morg

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ROAR-2010-05-20 - Episode 79 - Plank'er Down!

ROAR-2010-05-20 - Episode 79 - Plank'er Down!

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Barb from Winnipeg, Indra from Barbados and David from Texas, opening remarks, an appeal for lurkers to stop lurking, some chat about Skype, Babylon, money for nothing, more Babylon, nobody owns anything, the middle testament, science, religion, evolution, ancient technology, Dead Men's Secrets, George Gordon, shaving cavemen, archeology, ancient art and culture, more on the Columbus myth, future technology, an appeal for birthday listener shout-outs for the ROAR's 5th birthday, send us your love, planking salmon on the outdoor grill and a whole heap a tings.

Music this time:
Genesis, our theme music, Psycadelic Bingy Experiment Number 7 and The Wild Wild West Bank by Jim Fidler
and
Knives To The Treble by Burning Babylon.

Best listened to on headphones.
Hope to see you in Norris Point!

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ROAR-2010-04-26 - Episode 78 - Get In Da Groove!

ROAR-2010-04-26 - Episode 78 - Get In Da Groove!

This time on the ROAR:
Introductory greetings, the ROAR's soon-coming 5th

birthday, a call for birthday shout-outs, the

podcast pioneer days, a bit of looking back, the

up-coming "Trails, Tales and Tunes" festival

(May16/23), being bad at self promotion, RSS, XML,

the free Juice podcatching program, a possible

birthday party for the ROAR, some new songs in the

works, the new group, Cutting Through the Matrix,

click tracks, the cabasa, out on walk about with Jim

and Lillian, popper stoppers, the wind, St. John's

as the new Rome, the roman republic, film

suggestions, The Secret of Oz, The Money Masters,

painting with sound, the funky street light, the

international banking scham, the United Nations'

plans for the 21st century, the tip jar, Jim's new

website, the R-09, studs or no studs and some secret

subliminal messages from extra dimensional time

travellers.

Music this time on the ROAR:
Genesis, our th

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ROAR-2010-04-02 - Episode 77 - Hit The Deck!

ROAR-2010-04-02 - Episode 77 - Hit The Deck!

This time on the ROAR:
Intro, greetings, a chat with the Pusscat, a chat

with the neighbours, a bit of ranting, "all that

glitters isn't just gold", the Overnightscape, Art

Bell, too much air traffic these days, the bad

Quebecoise joke, motor cycles in the sky, heaven's

angels, the salvation air force, studs or no studs?,

warm weather, listening to the birds, the time

trick, homophobe phobia, anti anti-semites, buy Jim

Fidler CD's, what is the Republic Of Avalon?, Lost

and American Idle, the effects of television, some

back masking, nationalism, the perceived

anti-canadian comment, culture, the latest suggested

trends via the CBC, the hole in the ozone layer, mad

cow disease, the global pandemic, evil humans, the

real freaks, end times, more neighbour chat, bell

bottoms, big hair, renting art work, imaginary

friends, real friends, real imaginary friends, the

world's biggest blind joke, rolling R's, more studs

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ROAR-2010-02-04 - Episode 76 - Holy Jumpin' Jupiter

ROAR-2010-02-04 - Episode 76 - Holy Jumpin' Jupiter!

This time on the ROAR:
Jim talks about music, recording, life, the universe and everything, mentions startpage.com, the build it yourself radio telescope kit and lots of groovey stuff like that there.

Music this time:
Genesis, our theme music by Jim Fidler
and
all of the rest by you in your head.

Best listened to on headphones. - So, how many pins can you fit on the head of an angel?

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ROAR-2010-01-03 - Episode 75 - Happy You Near!

ROAR-2010-01-03 - Episode 75 - Happy You Near!

This Time on the ROAR:

Intro madness, greetings from friends, Jim talking about all kinds of stuff and all kinds of stuff.

Music this time:

Genesis, our theme music by Jim Fidler
and
All background music by Andre Louis

Best listened to on headphones. - Is this the future, or did we miss something?

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ROAR-2009-12-30 - Episode 74 - Happy Holidaze!

ROAR-2009-12-30 - Episode 74 - Happy Holidaze!

This time on the ROAR:
Intro with Greetings from Colleen Power, Clare Power Monder, Marian Bodman, opening remarks from Jim, Mel Plays Santa Claws from The Mel Blanc Show (1946-12-24), greetings from Liz Hanrahan, Pam Fenley and Steve Best, Christmas Gift for McGee from The Great Gildersleeve (1941-12-21), greetings from Sebby Bodman, Harry Ingram and Ralph O'Brien, An Offer Wadham's Miracle read by Clyde Rose and all dat jazz.

Music this time:
Genesis, our intro and extro theme music and Jingle Bells (Dubbin' Through The Snow) by Jim Fidler
and
If Every Day Were Christmas by Podsafe For Peace

Best listened to on headphones. - Happy holidaze to all from Jim and Lillian!

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ROAR-2009-12-15 - Episode 73 - Hammin' It Up

ROAR-2009-12-15 - Episode 73 - Hammin' It Up

This Time on the ROAR:

Jim talks about his love for and history in radio. He looks back from his first transister radio, as a very wee lad, up until the present. He also shows ham radio in action as well as taking you for a spin through the 41 meter shortwave band and the AM broadcast band.
He also mentions the alternative search engine, startpage.com, the internet archive site at archive.org and gives a tip of the hat to his friend and fellow ?caster, Frank Nora at onsug.com.

Big thanks to Bill and Zac of the Random Access Thought, a regular part of This week in Amateur Radio, for their new ROAR station ID. Brilliant stuff! Mother Radio on the ROAR! Who'd a'thunk it?

If you're interested in radio, ham radio most specifically, tune into this one!

Music this time:

Our intro and extro music by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones.
"Radio gaga?" Well, perhaps a wee bit...

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ROAR-2009-08-25 - Episode 72 - Revolution Time In a Terra Nova

ROAR-2009-08-26 - Episode 72 - Revolution Time in a Terra Nova

This time on the ROAR:

Greetings from Steve, Chantale and Jeane, a portion of a video interview with Jim, Jim's opening monologue, some talk about music, the music industry, Reggae, Traditional music, mp3 downloads, music piracy, fair use, the new website at jimfidler.com, the new album Revolution Time, the CD launch, a whole heap of thanks to all involved, the Terra Nova festival, Road To Terra Nova by McInnis's Kitchen, the Rising Of The Moon Video on Youtube, a walkabout with Jim and Lillian, looking at the posters, the hills of St. John's, the police dragging a guy off, a second walkabout segment with Jim and Lillian, some podcast chat, more talk about the CD launch for Revolution Time, some talk about the Terra Nova festival, shoutouts to Jacinthe Tremblay, more chat about the video on Youtube plus all the bits not mentioned here.

Music this time on the ROAR:
Ringbang Revolution, Info War, Lively Up Yourself, New World Revolution, Mash It Up and Rising

Of The Moon (live) by Jim Fidler
and Road To Terra Nova by McInnis's Kitchen.

Best listened to on headphones.
Take your time.


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ROAR-2009-08-03 - Episode 71 - CHMR Interview

ROAR-2009-08-03 - Episode 71 - CHMR Interview.mp3

This time on the ROAR:
In anticipitation of the launch of his new CD, Revolution Time, on August 6th at the Rock House, Jim does an interview with Charmaine Penny, host of CHMR's Reggae Show.

Music this time:
Ringbang Revolution and Info War from Jim's new CD Revolution Time.

Best listened to on headphones.
Thursday, August 6, the Rock House, 8 PM, ... Be there!


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