Past Shows

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

ROAR-2009-07-22 - Episode 70 - A Look At The Lake

ROAR-2009-07-21 - Episode 70 - A Look At The Lake

This episode is dedicated to "Nan", Patience Anne Stone Ploughman - November 21, 1918 / June 21, 2009.
It feels like the beginning of the 2nd half of my life. Without her around, nothing will ever be the same again. I will miss her for ever.

Also, we send out condolances to Bob, (Trucker Bob_ who recently lost his father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

This time on the ROAR:
Lillian speaks with Teresa Greene, president of the Red Indian Lake Heritage Society and we take you out on walk-about where we rant and roar about pretty much everything and then some.
Warning: Not for the weak of spirit.

Music this time on the ROAR:
The Curra Road, Cherokee Chant, from Jim's soon to be released CD Revolution Time, a snippet from Mash It Up, also from Revolution Time and our theme Genesis all by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones.
The longer is life, the shorter is time.

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ROAR-2009-06-19 - Episode 69 - Let's Misbehave

ROAR-2009-06-19 - Episode 19 - Let's Misbehave

This time on the ROAR:
Intro silliness, greetings from Trucker Bob in Florida, Hope in Ohio, Micky in Oregon and Kevin in Alabama, opening remarks, the weather in the Republic Of Avalon, an appeal for shout-outs, making excuses for Lillian, whining about being sick, a happy birthday shout-out to Jim's brother Andrew, the new deck, one of Jim's bad jokes, Jim and Lillian on walk about, more whining, talk about the soon to come new ham radio transceiver, chat about Jim's Acer Aspire netbook, a few windows tips, a shout-out to Lillian's mom, the lady of the lake, branching, Mike in South Carolina, more talk about Nicola Tesla, the changes in Flickr, Vince Carey's new CD, his new music video, the fire fighters video, Jim's new album, Revolution Time, Jim's name possibilities, the fan club joke, greetings from Samantha of St. John's and Barbados, 2 russian guys, back to the studio for the story behind Vince Carey's album, its title, cover consept and the title track, and if that's not all enough, it's just going to have to be.

Music this time:
Let's Misbehave by Irving Aaronson And His Commanders
Ringbang Revolution and our theme music by Jim Fidler
and Dance Hall Days by Vince Carey

Best listened to on headphones.
Keep your minds out of the gutter!

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ROAR-2009-06-02 - Episode 68 - Lillian Goes To The Waterford

ROAR-2009-06-02 - Episode 68 - Lillian Goes To The Waterford

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Chico from Halifax, Aaron Collis, Rosanne from St. John's, opening remarks, talk about the new albums, ROAR birthday, Jim's birthday, the fire fighters video and a whole heap a ting, Lillian at the Waterford, Lillian in search of dead meat, Lillian outside again, and all kinds of Lillian stuff like that there.

Music this time:
Our opening theme, Genesis, Jacamo, Dariya, Dub Illusion, Ringbang Revolution, The Merman and Flow On Waterford River by Jim Fidler

Best listened to on headphones.
Is that a portable mp3 player in your pocket, or are you just glad to see us?


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ROAR-2009-05-18 - Episode 67 - Havin' A Time

ROAR-2009-05-18 - Episode 67 - Havin' A Time

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Mike in Vienna, Trucker Bob in California, Krystal from Ottawa, Matthew from St. John's, Shelley from St. John's and Dennis from Florida, some general intro silliness, opening remarks, more greetings from Slau in New York, Junior Parris in Barbados, walkabout with Jim and Lillian, May 24th weekend, botched recording efforts, Trucker Bob, Bob Marley, BOB, the tanker truck, John Lush 45, the cap, the "tailor made" lie, double daylight saving time in summer 88, Bounders, Dr. Cod, Rosco and the Jim Fidler Jug Band, Bung, PTR, Pressure Drop, Rankin Street, Great Big Sea, 4th birthday for the ROAR, how and when we got started roaring, yet another call for shout-outs, the trip to Dublin, the journey journal, Jim's up-coming birthday, the contest announcement, greetings from Kathie Hicks of Spirit Of Newfoundland, Indra in Barbados and Eddy Grant, around the world on the ROAR Frappr map, greetings from the Three Shoes Posse, Hope Povenmire from the Audio Mirror podcast and Arthur O'Brien of the Navagators and more foolishness than you could shake a stick at.

Music this time on the ROAR:
Sleep Marching, Phsycadelic Bingy Experiment Number 7, The Curra Road and our theme Genesis by Jim Fidler a bunch of backing tracks from Burning Babylon and The Rhythm Of The Goat by the Navigators.

Best listened to on headphones.
Hey; maybe we're all actually on George Street but we just don't want to face it?

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ROAR-2009-05-02 - Episode 66 - Get Your Kicks On ROAR 66

ROAR-2009-05-2 - Episode 66 - Get Your Kicks On ROAR 66

This time on the ROAR:

Intro, greetings from Jim Fidler, (not our Jim Fidler, the other one) Georgia from Caribbean Free Radio, Bob McDonald of CBC's Quirks And Quarks, Bill Bellew of Ashland Oregon, Hope Povenmire of The Audio Mirror, Indra from Christchurch, Barbados, and Rosanne of St. John's, Jim's opening remarks, some mic talk, the new Shure SM7B, Ringbang, the new album, walk about with Jim and Lillian, the Peter factor, Jim's bad with email, the nondemocratic Republic Of Avalon, the terrible winter last year, more talk about the new album, Slau and Tom Kingston, running into Jim and Sue, people hating the sound of their own voices, mixing and objectivity, the downtown savages, more of the Peter factor, a brush with Richard Mixer, a call for listener shout-outs, listener email from Joe in Brooklyn, inventers, Nicola Tesla, Jim's demonstration of 3D audio, sound samples from moillusions.com, all kinds of chat about audio and optical illusions, how the eyes work, how the ears work, how the brain works, and all sorts of other extremely fascinating stuff like that there.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, High Life, Mash It Dub and Revolution Time (Ringbang Revolution) by Jim Fidler
A Little Investement, Ammunition, Bec, Bouncy Groov On A Stick, Complicated Cheese Burger Reggae, Fix This - Drum And Bass Remix and Now Or Never by Andre Louis.

Must be listened to on headphones!!! - For those with eyes to see and ears to hear.

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roar-2009-04-20 - Episode 65 - No Foolin'!

ROAR-2009-04-20 - No Foolin'!

This time on the ROAR:
Jim strolls around the house babbling into his R-09 HR. He talks about the new car, the new working situation, the new videos, the new album and a whole bunch of other new stuff.
If that's not exciting enough, he also plays a song from his soon to be released CD.

Music:
Our theme, (Genesis) and Info War - all by our very own Jim Fidler

Best listened to on headphones.
"Once you put something off so long out of pure laziness, eventually, it just becomes too much work." Jim Fidler

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ROAR-2008-04-01 - Episode 64 - April Foolishness

ROAR-2008-04-01 - Episode 64 - April Foolishness

This time on the ROAR:
60 minutes of audio idiosyncrazy and musical madness designed to unwind the bindings of the mind. This one's for all you April fools!

Best listened to on something we can't mention here. Listen to it over and over. Burn multiple multiple copies to CD and hand them out at church, at work, to friends or on the street next to the hotdog cart with one wheel missing.
Enjoy!


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ROAR-2008-01-24 - Episode 63 - Quintonemy

ROAR-2008-01-24 - Episode 63 - Quintonemy

This time on the ROAR:
Intro, greetings from Eddie Holder of Gyanna, Glynne Murray, Barbados's High Commissioner to Canada, Jay Wilson of Los Angeles, California and Indra from Barbados, opening remarks, first try at the interview, the dead hard drive, opening words about Gordon Quinton, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Mak Knopfler, Chet Atkins, some talk about Reality Time, scratch vocal tracks, Weapons of Mass Distraction and his friends, picking the songs for an album, the old 33 1/3 rpm LP, album dynamics, the concept of Reality Time, life in general, the meaning behind a few of the songs on the album, the Friendly Fire story, musings upon AtlanticFest 2008, Uncovering the Truth with Dr. Katherine Albrecht, dedication to Gordon, Patti, Poco-Henri and the listeners, a big thanks to the ROAR crew, intro for and talk about the Curra Road, the interview with Gordon Quinton, closing remarks, and a whole heap of tings.

Music: our intro: Genesis, beds for Weapons of Mass Distraction, Mash It Up, High Life, New World Revolution, Reality Time, and the Curra Road by Jim Fidler.



A Windy Day, A Day In The Garden, The Water is Wide and The Snowy Road by Gordon Quinton.

Best listened to on headphones. - Without the ROAR, winter would really suck!

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ROAR-2008-01-05 - Episode 62 - Journey Through Space And Time

ROAR-2008-01-04 - Episode 62 - Journey Through Space And Time

This time on the ROAR:
Intro, greetings from Kevin in Alabama, Peter in Lewisporte, and Anne and Karen in Philadelphia, opening remarks, thanks to Kevin for the greetings and the pints, old Christmas day, eating, drinking, merry-making, the new album, the ShuttlePro, greetings from Lynne and Maria in New York, the Three Shoes Posse, the tasting of the beer, a photo session with Jim and Andrew, the 1st annual Grand Banks Reggae festival, sweat, muscles, eczema, greetings from Bob MacDonald of CBC's Quirks And Quarks, Cynthia of St. John's, Charlotte Story of Landwash Distribution, Eddy Mailbag and the story of the origin of the Christmas tree angel, greetings from Clyde Rose of Breakwater Books, An Offer Wadham's Miracle, greetings from Pam of Erin's pub, Jeff Dunn in Mount Cisco, New York, John of St. John's, a brief interview with Ronnie Power, greetings from Jim Fidler, yup, the other one in Pennsylvania, Eric Bogle, Tom Boland, Zebbie and Marion of Mount Pearl, count-down to 2008 and the ROAR party, fireworks, greetings from Doug from Paradise, Dave Dalton of St. John's, Ann of St. John's, Jim's compare/contrast of fur VS hair, greetings from Jim's brother Andrew, no greetings from Fred, words of wisdom from Jim, Eddy Grant, closing remarks, and more Jamaican rum than you can find in a punch bowl.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis and a bunch of background stuff by Jim Fidler
and The Flower Seller by The Power Family.

Best listened to on Andrew's new headphones, if he'll lend them to you. - Happy happy, Joy joy!!!

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ROAR-2007-12-27 - Episode 61 - Cheer And Beer

ROAR-2007-12-27 - Episode 61 - Cheer And Beer

This time on the ROAR:
A special intro, opening remarks, eating, drinking and being merry, the "Ich bin Peter, Du bist Paul" thing, the Paul McCartney conspiracy, pop culture, some talk about the holidays, giving the kids a break, peace of mind, shout-outs to Peter, Mike, Mike, Anne, Jeff and all, fooie on tolerence, Jim's Christmas challenge, props to our listeners, reflecting over the past year, the new single, "Jingle Bells (Dubbin' Through The Snow)", season's greetings, making beer and a bunch of other silly stuff.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis and Jingle Bells (Dubbin' Through The Snow) by Jim Fidler
and background music by Gordon Quinton from his "From A Christmas Guitar" CD.

Best listened to on your brand new headphones you got in your stocking. - The Lord bless Charley Mopps!!!

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ROAR-2007-11-28 - Episode 60 - Is There A Posse In Da House

ROAR-2007-11-28 - Episode 60 - Is There A Posse In Da House

This time on the ROAR:
Opening remarks, where is "out there", some talk about the "holidays", politricks, democrazy, our free gift-wrapping offer at jimfidler.com, the interview with Three Shoes Posse and Michael Wolsey, closing remarks and more than 5 other things. ???

Music this week:
Our theme, Genesis, New World Revolution and Reality Time by Jim Fidler and Thief We Money, Red Money, Gun No Kill, Ten Second Free-fall and Ron Paul Is Here by Three Shoes Posse.

Best listened to on headphones.
Come we go chant down Babylon one more time!

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ROAR-2007-11-09 - Episode 59 - Ranting, Roaring And Raving

ROAR-2007-11-09 - Episode 59 - The Fall Of The Autumn Empire

In This Episode:
Intro, opening remarks, the history of the Roots Cellar, Roots music, root cellars, root vegetables, the music industry, Orwellian "double-think" music as the language of the universe, props to Hope, the new album, a demo of the intro track for the new album, the walk-about segment, the barking seal-dog, the Columbus myth, Native North Americans, Newfoundland, Thanksgiving, turkey, the Beothucks, the John Cabot myth, Halloween, the blue-eyed Jesus myth, the cross flash-back, taking Jesus home to Daddy, the personification of God, The Ledrews, Richard Mixer and the other buskers, Neil Young, Mel Gibson and their conspiracy theories, The Beverley Hillbillies, some ham radio lingo, the dog in the truck, a little bit of Hope, designing a logo for The Audio Mirror, wav forms, Kate Bush's latest album, overhauling the ROAR website with Wordpress, Episode 1 of Little Becky, closing remarks, and more virtual jelly beans than you could ever hope to catch in a hard hat.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, a demo from the up-coming album, a bunch of other stuff, and an Extro featuring Jan Carew by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones. - If you can't be with the one you love, maybe you should think about moving.

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ROAR-2007-09-23 - Episode 58 - Sound On Sound

ROAR-2007-09-23 - Episode 58 - Sound On Sound

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Kevin in Ohio, Peter Quinlin of St. John's, Tim and Lou from Lakeville, Minnesota, Sarah from Portland, Oregon, Jamie Stevens of Newfound Cabs, Pamela Morgan, and Jim Fidler of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, no, not our Jim Fidler; his dad,
shout-outs to listeners Tom Peter of Buffalo, New York and Pat Leasck of Ottawa, Ontario, the Frappr map, the vowell movement, summer and fall in the republic, a call for listener shout-outs, Jim's mental block with Wordpress, greetings to folks in the distant future,
interview with Lindsay Ferguson, taking a walk on the mild side, R-09 woes, running in to Mike Walsh and all kinds of foolishness.

Music this time:
Our Theme, Genesis by Jim Fidler
and all other tracks from the newly released CD, Sound by Lindsay Ferguson.

Best listened to on headphones. - Warning! High phat content...

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ROAR-2007-08-30 - Episode 57 - Back To Terra Nova

ROAR-2007-08-30 - Episode 57 - Back To Terra Nova

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Frank Oram, great giggles all around, greetings from Dave Saunders, greetings from Denise of St.
John's, opening remarks including the clever copyright work-around, summer winding down and all dat wevver kind
of chat, greetings from Hope Povenmire, shout-outs from Elenore Dillabough and Ward, both of St. John's, a chat
with Paula Gobi, Executive Director of the Heritage Foundation of Terra Nova National park, a few words with
Ray Mathews, shouts from Barbados by Eddy Grant and Junior Paris, a wee chittychat with Anne Tenaglia from
Philly, Lilli on the beach, an ID from Bob McDonald of CBC Radio's Quirks And Quarks, the interview with Neil
Oldford and Aaron Collis, a bunch o bunch o tunes, greetings from Karla Marshall and a hidden message from the
future. (Let's see who can find it)

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, Terra Nova, and The Needfire by Jim Fidler,
For Now I'm 64 by Neil Oldford and Aaron Collis, featuring Jim Fidler on Dadgad guitar,
Arthur McBride, Maid Behind The Bar/Ships Are Sailing, Anna Biggin's, Black Is The Colour
and Under The Bush In The Garden/Pipe On The Hob/Out On The Ocean by Neil and Aaron.

Best listened to on headphones. - Warmest thanks to everybody involved! It was wonderful!

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ROAR-2007-08-16 - Episode 56 - Everybody Must Get Stoned

ROAR-2007-08-16 - Episode 56 - Everybody Must Get Stoned

The 2007 Stone family reunion. Fun and frolicks with Jim and Lillian as well as many of Jim's family. If you ain't already, you're about to get stoned, whether you like it or not. Kick back and enjoy!

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ROAR-2007-07-24 - Episode 55 - Le 14

ROAR-2007-07-24 - Episode 55 - Le 14

This week on the ROAR:
Warning, greetings from Colleen Power, Jean-Guy Bruneau of Montibello, Quebec, Yves Seguin of Ottawa, Ontario, MC of the Vu D'ici podcast in Montreal,opening remarks, summer in the prime of its life, le 14, Louis Carol, Nostradamus, John Quatraine, Bastille Day, freedom, consenseless, forming a sceptic tank, one egg is un oeuf, Facebook, the web VS the internet, a call for support, out on walk-about, the great mic technique tip, Lillian's slug fest, more greetings from Junior Paris and Colleen Power, Lillian and some franc talk, "either you're with us or you're with the tourists", finger VS singer, greetings from Lekbir Halili, Ringo Star and the Beatles, a chat with Richard Mixer, country music, cross-country skiing, more about Facebook, a chat with Howie Southwood, greetings from Lise Hanick, more about Bastille Day, a chat with Jim Lawlor about Ireland, the southern shore and other things, a surprise appearance by Jim Joyce and all sorts of
general silliness.

Music this week:
Our theme, Genesis, Jacamo, Dariya, Welcome Back To Cairo Street and Dub Illusion by Jim
Fidler
Vive La Rose by Emile Benoit (compliments of Amber Music)
Grandpere by Thierry Artur,
Boite En Plastique and Chickadee by Colleen Power,
Mina Mina by Lekbir Halili,
Salama by Musaik,
Klaxon by Lise Hanick.

Best listened to on headphones. - If you don't have any, get some!

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ROAR-2007-07-11 - Episode 54 - A Whole Lot Of Something About Nothing

ROAR-2007-07-11 - Episode 54 - A Whole Lot Of Something About Nothing

This week on the ROAR:
Greetings from Eddy Mailbag, "I Have No Hamster For You By 14", greetings from Adrian of St. John's, Shawn Fulford of Torbay, Jim's Dad in Pennsylvania and the kids from Standup Radio in Philadelphia,
greetings from Eddy Grant, opening remarks, bigups to folks in the distant future on the Mars Colony, Moon Colony..., greetings to Jeromey Hartley, subscribing to the ROAR info, the OPML file offer, Leo Laport, In Our Time, the Y2K conspiracy, the 2012 mystery, pubs and pub culture, greetings from Bob McDonald of CBC's Quirks And Quarks, the "Nothing" segment, digression, congress VS progress, what is nothing, walking in circles to throw listeners off, the back-masking contest, the Combination Lock Ness Monster, whining about Hotspot Clicker, the Airport Security Story by Cynthia Bennett, gusts of hot air about gusts of wind, the many words for snow, lodge hats, free the Masons from Satan, If Hitler had won the war, the rectangular, cork tray saga, things that will make you better in bed, thanks to Rory Hoffman, a apple, the big cat shock, the "what it is is" cunundrum, a gust of Lillian, more kvetching about language, aliens outside the window, illegal aliens on the roof, how hard it is to do nothing, smarties, the Alphabet Song, some America bashing, even more kvetching about language, date jumbling, water spinning down the drain, the show spinning down the drain, audio waves and farewells, the blind and the naked, Lillian's movie picks, Apocolypto and Scoop, bleeping out the dandylions and more nothing about nothing than you could shake a tail at.

Music this week:
Our theme, "Genesis", "I Have No Hamster For You By 14", and Number 1 (Hospitality's Pavillion) by Jim Fidler
and
The Airport Security Song by Cynthia Bennett.

Best listened to on mushrooms. - O, what it is to whistper sweet nothings into your ears.

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ROAR-2007-07-02 - Episode 53 - We'll Rant And We'll ROAR

ROAR-2007-07-02 - Episode 53 - We'll Rant And We'll ROAR

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings, greetings and more greetings, Canada day, memorial day, Newfoundland and World-war 1, the queen, Barbados, progress on the new album, the Stand Up Radio podcast, baseball and MLB.com, the walk downtown, jackets, man breastses, the span worms, Lillian hikes up her skirt, Jim and Lillian's 11th wedding anniversary, the grand appeal for funds, fast women verses slow women, the present is a gift from Bob, Mayor John Murphy, the principle of "morphemy", the "burn" building, Mike Hanrahan and a goodly number of very insignificant stuff.

Music this week:
Our theme, "Genesis", Midnight Rover, Merrigan's Reel, The Curra Road, Flow On Waterford River and The Merman by Jim Fidler
and
The Lost Watch (Tick Tick Tick) by Roaring Lion

Best listened to on headphones. - Praises to the never-lasting Bob!

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ROAR-2007-06-10 - Episode 52 - President Jim And The BirthdayCast

ROAR-2007-06-10 - Episode 52 - President Jim And The BirthdayCast

This week on the ROAR:
Greetings from: Lynn and Maria in NYC, Hope in Ohio, Carrie in Ohio, Kevin in Alabama, Jim's brother Andrew, David Dalton, Clyde Rose, Graham Dillabough, Joan from Tipperery, Max, Helen, Joy Dillabough, Sandy the NBC, Pam from the pub and Roseanne,
opening remarks, thanks, birthday babble, the new sax, the new clarinet, welcome back to the Mad Player, ...
the walk downtown, Newfoundland weather, the new Bob Marley t-shirt, ice bergs outside the harbour,
the new forum, audio puppet porn, the Romper Room story, psycodelic cartoons, insomnia, the border-line 911 event, where the Jeep Cherokee used to be parked,
the buskers, Jim's Richard Nixon impersonation, the human crow, Lillian's old band, born off the back of a Harley, our new religion, greetings from Bob McDonald of CBC's Quirks And Quarks and many more things that could be considered sillier than a bag of hammers.

Music this week:
Our theme (Genesis) by Jim Fidler and Days Like These by The Cat Empire.

Best listened to on headphones - Ain't life just a slice?

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ROAR-2007-06-01 - Episode 51 - The Answer To The Question Of Life, The Universe And Everything

ROAR-2007-06-01 - Episode 51 - The Answer To The Question Of Life, The Universe and Everything

This week on the ROAR:
Greetings from Kevin in Alabama, Hope in Ohio, Slau in New York, Chris Trapper in Philadelphia and Carrie in Ohio,
a wee bit of foolishness, opening remarks, the up-coming birthday, having verses being 42,
The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy, album titles, the Kick Inside, a call for feedback regarding the new player, a call for shout-outs from listeners as wav files, sendspace.com,
bugmenot.com, the new forum, an invitation to all to AtlanticFest 2007, some sucking up to the listeners, the segment about making the new album, greetings from Mary Emerson in
California and lots of stuff just like all the rest.

Music this week:
Welcome Back To Cairo Street, our opening theme (Genesis), High Life (Demo), Livin'
(Acoustic Demo), Weapons Of Mass Distraction (Acoustic Demo), Cherokee Chant (Demo), Reality Time (Bed Tracks), Dub Illusion and New World Revolution (Bed Tracks) by Jim Fidler,
I'm The One by Slau,
If I Was Cool by Chris Trapper,
Acoustic Aerobics and Irish Lullaby by Mary Emerson.

Best listened to on headphones. - If you don't have a good set, get some! They're yummy.

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