Past Shows

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

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

ROAR-2011-06-01 - Episode 110 - The 1st of June

ROAR-2011-06-01 - Episode 110 - The 1st of June

This time on the ROAR:
A bunch of foolishness, more foolishness, opening remarks, big thanks to our listeners, the many faces of "freedom", can we just believe science?, some more talk about Jim's new album, Leslie Street, songs like children, albums like families, LP's VS 45's, archiving albums on cassette, Jim's "Make your own Greatest Hits album" challenge, the "single parent" joke, a call for music submissions, Walk-about with Jim and Lillian, the cold east wind, Lillian's wardrobe dysfunction, war, peaceniks, beatniks, the killing of the branch, antennas and branches, the 6th birthday of the ROAR, a bit of ROAR history, the group "The Experience", the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley's death, the 20th anniversary of Pressure Drop's 1st show, the Buffalo Soldier story, albums and the making thereof, the Kickstarter idea, running into Tanya and John, the EP idea and heaps of subliminal messages from the grays.

Music this time,
a bunch of foolishness by Jim Fidler, www.jimfidler.com
and
St. John's by Lou Deadder. www.loudeadder.com

Best listened to on headphones.
An ambidyslexic listening experience: Let the 2 hemispheres of your brain fight it out.

2014-01-28

ROAR-2011-05-01 - Episode 109 - Mayday! Mayday! (May We Come Back)

ROAR-2011-05-01 - Episode 109 - Mayday! Mayday! (May We Come Back)

This time on the ROAR:
Walkabout with Jim and Lillian, Season 6, why we've been away, thanks to those who care, shout-out to Sonia Barrett (www.spiritinform.com), the world and stuff, "let's all come together as ones", how many everythings are there?, the cosmic soup, 2012, cycles and ages, space isn't just nothing, the bigger cycle, Jupiter,the planetary 19.5 degree ting, (www.vortexmaps.com/planets.php - ), the cosmic mathmatical conspiracy, the 11 year sunspot cycle, potential results of a huge solar ejection "the kill shot", nuclear propaganda, passing Shamrock City, the science religion, theory VS fact, evolution VS the laws of thermodynamics, Richard Mixer and My Dingaling, living in a box, Darwin not the originator, the big bang theory, good math VS bad math, meeting one of the drunks on Water Street, thirsty mind, thirsty soul..., the royal wedding, how far have we actually come?, shout-out to Ryan Gates and company and other tings and tings you'll have to pick out on your own.

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

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

2014-01-28

ROAR-2010-12-30 - Episode 108 - The Christmas Hangover Cure

ROAR-2010-12-30 - Episode 108 - The Christmas Hangover Cure

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Mike Walsh, Con O'Brien, Guy from Toronto, Tommy Nemmic, Mike Meekins of South Carolina, Kevin Doucet in Alabama, Jody Thornbury and Matelin Smith,
opening remarks from Jim, Lillian's interview with Dale Jarvis, and Jim's interview with Ricky Skaggs.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis by Jim Fidler
Snow by the Karmistry Project
and
a bunch of real good stuff by Ricky Skaggs.

Best listened to on headphones.
Turkey anyone?

2014-01-28

ROAR-2010-12-14 - Episode 107 - From Scotia To Scotia

ROAR-2010-12-14 - Episode 107 - From Scotia To Scotia

This time on the ROAR:
Opening remarks from Jim, changes in the Roots Cellar, making things happen, the cassette archives, voice changes over time, the ROAR free shipping and gift wrapping deal, the new ROAR store, Jim's 99 cent download of his Reggae version of Jingle Bells, the import of listening on headphones, Walk-about with Jim and Lillian, points of view, looking back in time, The 1997 ECMA's in Moncton, New Brunswick, Jim's award nominations, Snotty Var, the French media, Jim's crashing the press conference, using DOS in the 386, promoting Gypsy, Jim signs a European record deal with Lismor Iona Records in Glasgow, the "Impress Kit", Jim being the 1st Newfoundlander, ever, to sign an international European record deal, 1st to sign via trans-atlantic satelite video conference, some help from Nancy Bennett, the trip to Glasgow, Jim playing at the Celtic Connections festival, running into the lads from Great Big Sea in Heathro, the banjo Jim bought from Bob Hallet meeting the Cunningham brothers of Silly Wizzard, the bizarre Paddy Keenan experience, running into the two lads from GLASGOW, the meeting DOUGIE MacLean story, meeting Jerry and Betty, Jim's music being picked up far out at sea, Jim's interview with the BBC, bumping into Colleen Power and Roger Maunder, Jim and Lillian's 10 ECMA nominations, Henry Rojo, the CBC interview, back to Newfoundland, off to Halifax, the Needfire discovery story, meeting Eamonn Dillon, producing Storm The Kettle and more bits and bobs and tings.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, The Rising Of The Moon, The Rhythm Of The Goat, Downtown Girl, The Blooming Of The Flower and The Cock Of The North (Aunty Mary) by Jim Fidler.
Background music - Snow by The Karmistry Project

Best listened to on headphones.
And don't forget -+to close your eyes.

2014-01-28

ROAR-2010-11-24 - Episode 106 - B Day

ROAR-2010-11-24 - Episode 106 - B Day

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Audrey, Walkabout with Jim and Lillian, chilly Lilly, "nish", the pusscat, some talk about Iphones and Ipod touches and the like, the Republic Of Avalon Radio Iphone app, time shifting, the Think Outside, fold-up bluetooth keyboard, IOS4 and later bluetooth functionality, the French horn, the Bose Sound Dock, the docking cable, breeze a blow, a bit of country music, the pub under the overpass, living under the roller coaster, Woody Allen, Annie Hall, anti-semitism, Christians who aren't all that Christ like, Hitler VS the popes, Catholic VS Protestant in Newfoundland, Lillian's Protestant blouse story, people in positions of power and a bunch of p poppin' fun like that, B day, brand new people, a wee bit of pipe talk, Ronald Riegan VS Ronald Reagan, meeting Gils and Pierrick from St. Pierre, arriving at the pub and much more silliness than a goy ought to have to bare.

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

Best listened to on headphones.
Especially when you can get them for 9 dollars.

2014-01-28

ROAR-2010-11-15 - Episode 105 - Swinging Singles

ROAR-2010-11-15 - Episode 105 - Swinging Singles

This time on the ROAR:
Intro by Hefty Genitals, opening remarks from Jim,the Snowman radio show, snowmanradio.com, the newROAR store, the pree gift-wrapping and shipping Christmas offer, Walk-about with Jim and Lillian, passing the deck
party, the street Leslie Street, the song Leslie Street, where do songs come from?, what are you
supposed to do with them?, the song Livin', the Smashmouth/Great Big Sea connection, the hometown
complex, DADGAD, what is a record?, the song High Life, the idea for Lillian's weekly Joomlacast, the
ROAR forum, Suzanne Vega, the Jim Bradley encounter, brewing beer, releasing singles VS albums, an
encounter with Brian Manning, a quote from Keith Rickman and 11.7 other earth shattering topics.

Music this time: Our theme, Genesis, the Wild Wild West Bank, Livin',
High Life and Leslie Street by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones.
Alright? Alright!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2010-11-07 - Episode 104 - War Party

ROAR-2010-11-07 - Episode 104 - War Party

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Max of the Onfires, theonfires.com,
opening remarks from Jim, lurker alert, the Mayan calendar, Eddy Grant, eddygrant.com or
icerecords,com, his Reparation CD, learning over time, Jim's man or machine bit, the ROAR archives,
the new TASCAM STUDIO HEADPHONESim Fidler
and
backing tracks from Burning Babylon.

Best listened to on headphones.
There must be 50 ways to love your liver. We just don't know any of them.

2014-01-28

ROAR-2010-10-31 - Episode 103 - Under A Harvest Moon

ROAR-2010-10-31 - Episode 103 - Under A Harvest Moon

This time on the ROAR:
Opening remarks from Jim, some feedback regarding episode 102, tricks and/or treats, Jim's "green"
t-shirt idea, the soon coming Zoom H1, Tascam headphones and new Ipod Touch 4G, the harvest,
winter walk-abouts, the CD gift wrapping offer, the R-09 for sale, the interview with Brendan Toland,
Walk-about with Jim and Lillian, here comes the cold weather, hats, coats, scarves..., ichy nose, the cab
with the square tires, what's wit dem girlie types?, harvest time, moose hunting, canning and bottling,
stocking up for the winter, another studs sighting/sounding, Lillian's pickled beet recipe
offer, being prepared, Lillian's yummy meat cake recipe, what the heck is Celtic music anyway?,
passing some buskers, guys doing chin-ups on scaffolding, more kvetching about music, Jim's
getting old, a Dieu, a dios, and general nutty full moon feverishness.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, High Life, Hibernia and No Time by Jim Fidler
and
Mick Hann's by Eamonn Dillon

Best listened to on headphones.
Just try it!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2010-10-22 - Episode 102 - Trails Tales And Tunes

ROAR-2010-10-22 - Episode 102 - Trails, Tales And Tunes

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Jonathan Wheel from Zimbabwe, Jill King of Springdale, Carl Bennett from St. Alban's,
opening remarks from Jim, the Norris Point synchronicities, a whole heap o' thanks, big-ups and shout-outs, dedication to Vic, the magic tape, interview with Eric West, interview with Shirley Montague and the Songwriters' circle featuring Jim Payne, Karla Pilgrim and our very own Jim Fidler.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, Lillian (A Portrait In Sound), Fields Of Gold (Instrumental), The Curra Road, Rising Of The Moon, Rhythm Of The Goat and Song For Newfoundland by Jim Fidler,
The West Side Of Notre Dame Bay, The Daniel's Harbour Breakdown and Waltz Around The Cape by Jim Payne
and
I'll Think Of You, Home and If I Lost You by Karla Pilgrim.

Best listened to on headphones.
Ah, there is a Point to it all...

2014-01-28

ROAR-2010-10-17 - Episode 101 - Walking On Water

ROAR-2010-10-17 - Episode 101 - Walking On Water

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Paul Hopkins
www.vipodcasting.libsyn.com
opening remarks from Jim, thanks to everybody involved in show 100, Walk-about with Jim, Lillian, John and Pauline, walking on Water, the mad man in the pick'em up truck, the lost Norris Point tapes, the Norris Point synchronicities, Jim getting a branch in the face, more walking on Water, blue eyed semites, fat men at the north pole, bearded guys on clouds, the sound bag, the Pentonism, "Gander; an outport, not an airport", Road To Terra Nova with Freddie Jorgenson on the whistle, McInnis's Kitchen recording Jim's song Terra Nova, eastern philosophy, the grand conspiracy, the Campbell brothers, Mary-Jane Lamond, John McDermot, Dennie Doherty, the Needfire, James McKie, people in sleeping bags under the overpass, the headrests at the pub, John's video idea, yet more walking on Water, inventing things that have already been invented, Jeff Sterling, the Waiting For Jeff film idea, Oscar Hierlihy, passing Richard Mixer, even more walking on Water, Jim and Lillian talking dirty and getting away with it, where is Mike Busboom?, tings and tings and even more tings.

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

Best listened to on headphones.
Yes we can walk on Water. You could too.

2014-01-28

ROAR-2010-10-06 - Episode 100 - ROAR Party

ROAR-2010-10-06 - Episode 100 - ROAR Party

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from: Frank Nora in New Jersey, Hope and Jack in Nottingham, England, Renata in Brooklyn, New York, Trucker Bob in Portland, Oregon, John and Pauline of St. John's, Keith Brough of Chickapee, Massachusetts, Anne from Philly,
opening remarks from Jim, many thanks to everybody...the show from Erin's pub, MCed by Toby MacDonald, music/chat from Hugh Scott and John Barela, chat and music from Arthur O'Brien and Freddie Jorgenson, music from Jim Fidler, music and chat from Michael Hanrahan, music from Jackie Sullivan, music and chat from Terri Lynn Eddy and Renee Batten, chats with: Toby MacDonald, Jim Joyce, Sandy, Maitlin, Tara, Tanya and Charlie, Rod and Jennifer, an appearance by Jim and Lillian, Jim on the beat (beer) box, music by Dave Panting and many many greetings from listeners far and wide.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis by Jim Fidler,
The Schooner Effie H. by Gordon Quinton
and a whole heap of songs and tunes by all the above mentioned artists.

Best listened to on headphones.
100 ROARs and goin' for more!


2014-01-28

ROAR-2010-09-29 - Episode 99 - Neun Und Neunzig ROAR Balloons

ROAR-2010-09-29 - Episode 99 - Neun Und Neunzig ROAR Balloons

This time on the ROAR:
Announcing the contest winner, opening remarks from Jim, episode 100, episode 101, the Republic Of Avalon Radio Iphone app, the Oceans Wide story, a shout-out to Michael Meekins, Walk-about with Jim and Lillian where they talk about music and tings and tings.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, by Jim Fidler
and
Oceans Wide by Jackie Sullivan

Best listened to on headphones.
One more balloon to go.


2014-01-28

ROAR-2010-09-27 - Episode 98 - Come Back Wit Me Doll

ROAR-2010-09-27 - Episode 98 - Come Back Wit Me Doll!

This time on the ROAR:
Opening remarks by Jim, show 100 at Erin's pub, thanks to Ralph and crew, final musical line-up for show 100: Arthur O'Brien, Freddie Jorgensen, Terri Lynn Eddy, Renee Batten, John Barella, Hugh Scott,
Gordon Quinton, Jackie Sullivan, Dave Panting and Jim Fidler,
thanks to Molson's, announcing the MC, Toby MacDonald, a call for 100th episode shout-outs, last last call for the contest, Walk-about with Jim and Lillian, some silly smelly stuff talk, making soap, ingredients with strange names, people with strange names, jojoba, the aftermath of Igor, hurricane Lilli, German girlie names, the people on the bus go up and down, the teddy from hell, the Dinker, we all dress like eeeegits, common assumptions, Jim's an ubergeek, taking crap from people, Jim's impersonations, Mel Blanc, a shout-out to Dave in Calgary, Rod and Jennifer in CBS, the up-coming 100th Episode and more monkies than you can shake a snake at.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, and the Wild Wild West Bank by Jim Fidler

Best listened to on headphones.
Try pinching someone else to see if they're real.

2014-01-28

ROAR-2010-09-22 - Episode 97 - The Wind In The Windows

ROAR-2010-09-22 - Episode 97 - The Wind In The Windows

This time on the ROAR:
Opening remarks from Jim, greetings to onsug.com listeners, the up-coming 100th ROAR celebration on Thursday, September 30 at Erin's pub featuring Terri Lynn Eddy, Renee Batten, John Barella, Hugh Scott, Arthur O'Brien, Freddie Jorgenson, Dave Panting, Jim Fidler and more,
hurricane Igor, some insight on making the ROAR, the Republic Of Avalon Radio Iphone app, interview with Ross Traverse,
www.traversegardens.com
Lillian with an Accent, the hurricane, Jim and Lillian during the storm, wind, rain, more wind and rain, closing remarks from Jim and Lillian and enough stuff ta mek ya giddy deh.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, Home Comes The Rover, All I Really Wanted, Merrigan's Reel, Flow On Waterford River, Lillian (A Portrait In Sound) and The Merman by Jim Fidler

Best listened to on headphones.
Hang on to your hats!!!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2010-09-19 - Episode 96 - Festivale 2

ROAR-2010-09-19 - Episode 96 - Festivale 2

This time on the ROAR:
Opening remarks from Jim, the Republic Of Avalon Radio Iphone app, the up-coming 100th episode
celebration at Erin's pub on Thursday, September 30, Walk-about with Jim and Lillian, the post festival
bash, talking through your hat, on the cuff, off the fly, the new multi-track recording app for the Ipod
Touch, don't be hatin' on the Iphone/Ipod Touch..., Mac VS Windows VS Linux, Orb Live, Itunes sucks!,
the Ipod Touch rocks!, Skype, accessibility out of the box, shout-outs to Rod, Dave, Michel and Carole,
giving credit where credit is due, running into Arnold and Nancy Bennett,
www.avalondragonboating.com
nancy@nancybennett.info
summer winding down, optimism VS pessamism, knowledge/understanding/wisdom, glass half empty,
glass half full, more about Arnold and Nancy, Messiah From Montreal, Jim as Messiah, Jim as
Leonard Cohen's musical director, chats with Danette Eddy, Julie Roberge and Robert Monette from the
French Cultural Network, Don and Tom Shorock, Arthur O'Brien of the Navigators and a whole bunch of other
unwhitting folks in the background.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis and Psychedelic Bingy Experiment Number 7 by Jim Fidler

Best listened to on headphones.
Cross-country skiing is great if you live in a very small country.

2014-01-28

ROAR-2010-09-09 - Episode 95 - Festivale 1

ROAR-2010-09-09 - Episode 95 - Festivale 1

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Peter Quinlon, Justice Ploughman, Mary Ploughman and Shawn Fulford,
opening remarks from Jim, doing what you love to do, making a difference, you give your more to receive your less, the mountain of pebbles, the St. John's Folk Festival, the French Cultural Network of Newfoundland and Labrador, shout-outs to Julie, Xavier and Robert, the post festival bash, the shout-out contest update, the Republic Of Avalon Radio group on Facebook, episode 100 celebration update, the new Republic Of Avalon Radio Iphone app, big thanks to Michael Meekins, drive-about with Jim and Lillian, off to the festival, listening back to previous ROAR episodes, the interview with Eric Bogle and John Monroe, trying to park at the park, queuing up, signing in, getting up and signing out.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, Carlos Gets A New Hat, Farewell To Erin, Amega Madness, Rising Of The Moon (Live), Livin' (Live), Rhythm Of The Goat (Live) and Downtown Girl (Live) by Jim Fidler

Best listened to on headphones.
Yabba dabba doozie!


2014-01-28

ROAR-2010-09-01 - Episode 94 - Matrix Entropy

ROAR-2010-09-01 - Episode 94 - Matrix Entropy

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Kevin in Alabama, Michael in South Carolina and Wayne of Sparetime Radio on Long Island,
opening remarks from Jim, the up-coming episode 100 celebrations, the old TrippleU thang, what the heck is "foward"?, what the heck is "fustrated"?, matrix entropy, the ROAR Iphone app, the N word, "understand Newfoundland", walk-about with Jim and Lillian, greetings to the whole widely world, a bit of German, a bit of French, old Pirates, or should we say young Pirates, banging into the branch, Larry Skutchan and his snippers, the AtBat 2010 Iphone app, needling Toronto Mapleleafs fans, Lillian's blooper, the festival, meeting people who don't show up, who wants to be a "real Newfie" anyway?, rubber boots, German accordians, bologna from Toronto, kissing the cod, humiliating the CFA's, screech-ins, the false George Street culture, more about the John Cabot myth, more matrix entropy, the "what the thing is is that" thing, are we observing the matrix or are we part of it?, sufferation, the end of the kvetching, people visiting Newfoundland only to subsequently move here, Arnold and Nancy Bennett, Jim's performance at the festival, the King and Queen of Water Street, "more to come, Richler" and lots of tings like dat deh.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, Merrigan's Reel, Home Comes The Rover, I Still Remember and Song For Newfoundland by Jim Fidler

Best listened to on headphones.
Take an enemy to lunch and make him pay.

2014-01-28

ROAR-2010-08-12 - Episode 93 - Marching Onward

ROAR-2010-08-12 - Episode 93 - Marching Onward

This time on the ROAR:
Walkabout with Jim and Lillian, the Centrios Soundbag, the ROAR parade, the coming ROAR Iphone app, another perfect night in the Republic, the festival, a possible ROAR vidcast to come, Stone Edge, selling off all those pesky CD's, contest submissions are coming in, the ROAR corp, how pricey is Cafe Press?, what do you all think about ROAR mugs?, the photographic memory joke, the baby shower joke, the ROAR corp is more, stats, the nightish nature of the ROAR, the sun rising up out of the ocean, the image for the Iphone app, shout-outs to Michael Meekins, Rod, Kevin Doucet, Kevin Brough, passing Richard Mixer, another busker, running into and having a brief chat with Bob O'Brien and Sheila Brake, the origin of the name Pressure Drop, a shout-out to Jack and Hope, yet another busker and tings like that there.

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

Best listened to on headphones.
Hey, this life thing ain't so bad after all.


2014-01-28

ROAR-2010-08-08 - Episode 92 - On The Cuff Off The Fly

ROAR-2010-08-08 - Episode 92 - On The Cuff Off The Fly

This time on the ROAR:
Walkabout with Jim and Lillian, Kate Bush, old movies, Jim muttering to the folks, the evening nap drug, the Zoom H1, on the cuff, off the fly, cuff links, Ringo or Ring Go, Vicki Davis was right, official acknowledgement of being in the onsug.com channel, Jim and Frank, what is the present, being yourself VS obscure branding, the Panicin' Mannaquins, the Online Country Combo Boxes, making a name for yourself, state of mind, kopf staedtle, the lone wolf community, Lillian telling people to go and buy Jim's music, into the madding crowd, location location location, don't start a railway in the middle of the ocean, Bozo under the sea, the crazy painter guy on Sesame Street, the sound and smell deja vu trigger, OTR, ABN, the 5/55 phenomena, tek your meat out me rice, Barbados and Newfoundland, give peas a chance and rice too, stats and a call for contest shout-out submissions and a whole heap a ting.

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

Best listened to on headphones.
Tek your meat out me rice!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2010-08-06 - Episode 91 - Walking With The Little People

ROAR-2010-08-06 - Episode 91 -

This time on the ROAR:
Walkabout with Jim and Lillian, same old same old,

calm as a clock, how calm is a clock, sweating like

a pig, do pigs sweat, Jim's blooper, the state of

the world, fandom, you can't blame the youths, good

people with guns VS bad people with guns, blaming

society VS personal accountablilty, the state

raising children VS parents raising children, home

schooling VS public indoctrination, some weather

banter, fast walking, dancing on the sidewalk, Jim

and Lillian turn into little people, the ancient

thesaurus, ugga ugga boo ugga boo boo ugga, thinking

up potential album names and band names, the secret

milk shakes, Flappy and the Lapdogs, Abba Cadavre,

the spooky street lights, transitioning the ROAR to

the new server, DIY, images, branding, Reality Time,

Revolution Time, Jim's up-coming performance at the

Folk festival, artistic children growing up into

artistic adults, public negativity, smelling oil,

2014-01-28

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

2014-01-28

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

2014-01-28

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!

2014-01-28

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?

2014-01-28

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'être 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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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!

2014-01-28

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!

2014-01-28

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!

2014-01-28

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.

2014-01-28

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!

2014-01-28

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?

2014-01-28

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.

2014-01-28

ROAR-2007-05-23 - Episode 50 - Go ROAR It On The Mountain

ROAR-2007-05-23 - Episode 50 - Go ROAR It On The Mountain!

This time on the ROAR:

Greetings from: Linda from Seattle, Columbine from Boston, Mike from Rochester, Anne from Philly, Hellen from Colorado and Kevin from Alabama,opening remarks, the loss of the theme music and jingles, celebrating the 2nd anniversary and the 50th episode of the ROAR, bad luck to good, working on the new Reggae album, you don't own the song, the song owns you, the new guitar amp, musical click tracks, will the ROAR roar on?, an appeal for listener feedback, changes to the ROAR website, the new player on the site, show highlights, things are warming up in the Republic of Avalon, shovelling snow, Damian Perkins' belt, ID from Standup Radio, Paddy's weekend, a brief chat with Anna-Maria from Germany and Paddy O'Pression, shout-outs from Beverley Pardy and Crystal Stacey of Arnold's Cove, Newfoundland, going into the pub, a brief interview with Ralph O'Brien, day 1 of the new record, a trip into the studio, looking at some bed tracks, Jim and Lillian in the kitchen, Gypsy's many multi-coloured lovers, Jim's hording habits, Scott and the hidden candy, album titles, men and the dead coyotes, Ma had a "pop" filter, the ever wonderful grapetizer, nutty snacks, Brigadier Stanley and the wool sock breakfasts, Mrs. Kennedy and the sugar bread lunches, hard tack, strange eating and listening habits when far from home and more general silliness than you could shake a stick at.

Music this time:
A Breeze From Alabama by Scott Joplin,
Bed tracks for Reality Time, New World Revolution, War Party and High Life, Cherokee Chant
Demo and Curra Road by Jim Fidler.
Note: War Party written by Eddy Grant.

Best listened to on headphones. - Spring has sprung, the grass is riz; now, what the heck's this monkey biz?

2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-12-25 - Episode 49 - Ho Ho Home On The Range

ROAR-2006-12-25 - Episode 49 - Ho Ho Home On The Range

This week on the ROAR:
Intro by Eddy Mailbag, greetings from Robert Peace of the Orkney Islands, Brian Rutherford
of New Castle, England, Liz Hanrahan of St. Johns, Newfoundland and Clyde Rose, also from
St. Johns,
Jim and Lillian in the kitchen cooking Christmas brunch and dinner, talking about Hanukkah,
Christmas, Quanza and all sorts of foolishness, a trip to the Fairmont hotel, a choir
singing Christmas caroles, lunch at Belbin's Steakhouse, the story of the angel and the
tree, Offer Waddem's Miracle, closing remarks, a blooper and more fun than you could fit
into a barrel.

Music this week:
Our theme Genesis and Jingle Bells by Jim Fidler,
Mary's Boy Child by The Quintessential Vocal Ensemble
and
The Animals' Christmas by Gordon Quinton.

Best listened to on headphones. - Happy happy to all all!!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-12-10 - Episode 48 - Up Up And Away

ROAR-2006-12-10 - Episode 48 - Up Up And Away!

This week on the ROAR:
A statement from Steve McLean of the Canadian Space Agency, opening remarks, announcing the ROAR DVD contest and the coverage of the launch of space shuttle Atlantis in September, 2006.

Music this week:
Our theme Genesis, Hibernia and more mad mad music by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones. - Big thanks to Yves Seguin for his great work and his wonderful submission.

2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-11-21 - Episode 47 - Breaking Bread With Thaddeus

ROAR-2006-11-21 - Episode 47 - Breaking Bread With Thaddeus

This week on the ROAR:
The breaking of the bread, greetings from Kevin in Alabama, Sarah in Oregon, Mike in Austria, Nancy in B.C., Vic in Philly
and Rex Goudie from Berlington, Newfoundland,
episode 50 drawing neigh, a call for shout-outs, the new guitar amp, the new computer, more about the new mics, the B4,
thanks to Jeff in New York, thanksgiving greetings to the American listeners, CFAs, NBCs, introducing Thaddeus Dreher,
the interview with Thaddeus, an ID from Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), war, bread, making movies, cigarettes for English
lessons and stuff like that.

Music this week:
selections from DJ Carey's After Dinner Lounge,
Our Theme Genesis, Welcome Back To Cairo Street, Home Comes The Rover, Merrigan's Reel, I Still Remember and
Lillian (A Portrait In Sound) by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones. - Big thanks to Thaddeus and Suree Dreher!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-11-11 - Episode 46 - One Love

ROAR-2006-11-11 - Episode 46 - One Love

This week on the ROAR:
A special intro featuring Eddy Grant and Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, some opening words and an interview with Keith
Rickman; the Bonarastaman.

Music this week:
Citazen Of The World, Can't Keep A Good Man Down, Great Big World and In This World by Jim Fidler.
Background music during the interview:
Roots Fi Cool, Malawi Voodoo, King Dubby, Babylong Overdrive, Mash Up The DJ, Echoes Of Dub, Mek We Jump,
Satta Stylee, Diabolique, Selector A Go Dub It, Gallen Macca Boom, Double Axe and Dance Mi Dub by Burning Babylon.

Best listened to on headphones. - "One love; one heart; let's get together and feel alright!"

2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-10-31 - Episode 45 - Wholenote Interview Part2

ROAR-2006-10-31 - Episode 45 - Wholenote Interview Part2

This week on the ROAR:

Greetings from: Lonnie Angel, Glynn Murray, Kelly-Ann and Indra; all from Barbados.

Opening remarks and Part 2 of the interview with the Wholenote podcast.

Music this week:
Our theme, Genesis, Soca, Midnight Rover, Song For Newfoundland and Flow On Waterford River by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones. - Great to half it up with the Wholenote!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-10-23 - Episode 44 - Wholenote Interview Part1

ROAR-2006-10-23 - Episode 44 - Wholenote Interview Part1

This week on the ROAR:
Part 1 of an interview with the Wholenote podcast.

Music this week:
Our theme, Genesis, Rhythm Of The Goat, The Merman and Lillian (A Portrait In Sound) by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones. - Part 2 coming soon.


2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-10-15 - Episode 43 - Terra Nova

ROAR-2006-10-15 - Episode 43 - Terra Nova

This week on the ROAR:
Greetings from Mike Busboom in Vienna, re-building The Experience, the weather, what is "room temperature" anyway, talk about the new Reggae album, the drum mics, shout-outs to Stephany in Connecticut and Mike Busboom in Vienna, a call for listener submissions, Newfoundland the "have not of the have nots?", the non-existent Englishman, Terra Nova park, the festival, Ger Wolfe, Sandy Cove beach, the "Your Home Town" story, zingers, beans on toast, interview with Carla, the co-ordinator of the Terra Nova Folk Festival, interview with Dave Penny, the back-stage muffin proclaimation, the jigs with Dave Penny and John Gosse, some songs from Jim, closing remarks including the 50th anniversary of the Terra Nova National park, and a bunch of other bits.

Music this week:
Our theme, Genesis, The Curra Road, The Rising Of The Moon, The Rhythm Of The Goat, Downtown Girl, Song For Newfoundland and Terra Nova by Jim Fidler
and
a set of 2 jigs by Dave Penny, John Gosse and Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones. - A wonderful way to wrap up an absolutely wonderful summer.

2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-09-19 - Episode 42 - All Around The Circle

ROAR--2006-09-19 - Episode 42 - All Around The Circle

This week on the ROAR:
The usual greetings and babbling, shout-outs to Jeff in New York, Kiley of the Celtic Music News podcast and Stephanie in Connecticut, the AtlanticFest 2006 Songwriter Circle and a hidden, subliminal message from the not yet born savour of Funk Island culture.

Music this week by:
Jim Fidler, Jackie Sullivan, Maggie Meyer, Colin Harris and Lindsay Furgeson.

Best listened to on headphones. - Thanks to the creator of all things for such things as this.

2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-08-31 - Episode 41 - AtlanticFest 2006 Rocks The Boat

ROAR-2006-08-31 - Episode 41 - AtlanticFest 2006 Rocks The Boat

This week on the ROAR:
Welcome to AtlanticFest 2006, greetings from David Dalton, Susan Wicks and Dave Wicks, opening remarks, playing with the Mad Player, big-ups to the volunteers, the venues, the sponcers and the peeps, passing 30,000 listeners, big thanks to Anne (The number1 spam killer), Jim's starting a new Reggae album, an ancient Chinese curse, shout-outs to the midimag list, a big yo to the gang over at BCT, more "fidling" with the Mad Player, talking about the Mad Player, heading out on Dee Jay Charters, cruising around St. John's harbour, Lillian talking with a bunch of the performers and volunteers from the festival, a chat with the 1st mate, a chat with the Captain, a bunch of good music in the background, lots of laughs and, well, you'd just have to listen...

Music this week:
Our theme Genesis, Dub Illusion (live) and In Through The Narrows by Jim Fidler
and
a bunch of Mad Player stuff, as well as all that wonderful stuff in the background.
If you want to know what any of it was, email us with the time where it comes up in the show and we'd be more than happy to let you know so you can race right out and buy it.

Best listened to on headphones. - Big thanks and respect to everybody! We love you all.

2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-08-11 - Episode 40 - The Pre-AtlanticfestCast

Lots of chat, a few interviews and some great music. ... We're off to Atlanticfest 2006.

2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-07-24 - Episode 39 - Countdown To Atlanticfest 2006

ROAR-2006-07-24 - Episode 39 - Countdown To Atlanticfest 2006

This week on the ROAR:
Greetings from Mike Hanrahan, Jackie Sullivan, Hugh Scott and Colin Harris,
Atlanticfest 2006 t-shirts, the Living Planet, the wiki shownotes, the forum at Fidlerville, the Frappr map, the ROARline, the

Boatline, a call for listener input, the ROAR mandate, a mention of the Podictionary podcast, Mary Dalton's poetry, Jim's

being featured on episode 76 of the Celtic Music News podcast, a look back at Atlanticfest 2005, thanks, bigups and

shoutouts to all concerned, "The Irish need not apply", some music from some of the performers in Atlanticfest 2006,

festival passes now availible at atlanticfest.com and O'brien's Music, the Atlanticfest 2006 t-shirt contest, Erin's pub, Bridie

Molloy's, the Fat Cat, the Carriage Works, Atlanticfest, Atlanticfest and, did we say Atlanticfest?

Music this week:
background music by Burning Down Babylon, availible at magnatune.com,
our theme, Genesis, Avalon, Welcome Back To Cairo Street and The Curra Road by Jim Fidler,
The Curra Road by Ger Wolfe, I'll Be Here by Clare O'Mahony, the intro from Islands Of Song, some more music from the

Mad Player, Bigger Picture by Lindsay Furgeson, Vincent Black Lightening by Mike Hanrahan, To Friends by Hugh Scott,

yet more music from the Mad Player, Coming Out Of The Rain by Jackie Sullivan, Could Care Less by Colin Harris, and

Frankie And Johnny by Dave Panting.

Best listened to on headphones. - Atlanticfest 2006 - August 10-13 - Get your festival passes and wonderful Atlanticfest

2006 t-shirts now at atlanticfest.com.
We hope to see you there!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-07-13 - Episode 38 - Captain Jim Takes Us In Through The Narrows

ROAR-2006-07-13 - Episode 38 - Captain Jim Takes Us In Through The Narrows

This week on the ROAR:
Greetings from Larry, Hope and Megan, a shout-out to listeners to the 2006 summer Reggae marathon on WUSB, greetings to our French listeners, Atlanticfre

2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-06-29 - Episode 37 - The Happiness Conspiracy

ROAR-2006-06-29 - Episode 37 - The Happiness Conspiracy

This week on the ROAR:
Greetings from Rhonda - Ferryland, Newfoundland, Patrick - Ireland, Rodney - St. Pierre and Rex Goudie - Berlington,
Newfoundland, oddly celebrating episode 37, some strange maths, shout-outs to Jim Rebman - Bolder, Colerado, Jeff
Dunn - Yorktown Heights, New York, the murtalize mystery, the wire dragon, a shout-out to Steve Matzura - New York City,
Jim's musical gear, even more shout-outs to Tom Peter and his friend Brian - Rochester, New York, Nancy Park - Victoria,
British Columbia, Kylie Howsam of the Celtic Music News podcast - Toronto, Ontario, Hope Povenmeir of the Audio Mirror
podcast - Ohio, Lynette and Maria of the Malyn Slice Of Life podcast - New York city, Roger Cusson - Lisbon, Maine, the
confirmation of the fourth venue for Atlanticfest 2006, the Happiness Conspiracy, Podictionary (Indian), more from Mary
Dalton's Merrrybegot, a walk downtown with Jim and Lillian on the first day of summer 2006, the light conspiracy, a man
and two dogs, Newfoundland And Labrador, the NL designation, mail meant for Newfoundland going to Holland, People
meant for St. John's going to Saint John, pet names, realizing that both Newfoundland and Labrador are dogs, dogs
barking on cue, cars making noise on cue, title waves, Borat, the gay Austrian reporter Ali G, Jivin' Jim Fidler, the blind guy
who knows he's black, flesh tones, some German/English translations, the Whitecoats, the seal joke, the Paul
Macartney's soon to be ex-wife joke, getting in trouble for saying "foque", Lillian at the stag party, defining "stag party", the
Metric Moment, easy as Pi, don't blame it on the air, more strange maths, some alarming Morse code, Junction's, the
Zone, ear candy, locked out of the pub, closing remarks, blooper and as many other things as you can fit in your
hammersack.

Music this week:
Our opening theme, Genesis, Weapons Of Mass Distraction, Up That River, Hibernia and Rhythm Of The Goat by Jim
Fidler
and
Apa Ya by The Headroom Project from magnatunes.com.

Best listened to on headphones. - If you can't understand the backward bits, it's because the forward bits were
backwards in the first place.


2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-06-20 - Episode 36 - Edirolling On The River

ROAR-2006-06-20 - Episode 36 - Edirolling On The River

This week on the ROAR:
A windy greeting, an invitation to Atlanticfest 2006, interview with Kylie Howsam of the Celtic Music News podcast, this week's Podictionary word (sound), more from Mary Dalton's Merry Begot, a walk to the Waterford river, the Edirol R-09, the wind screen, the world cup, the Soca Warriors, rooting for Brazil, the hockey play-offs, the birds, Jim's dad's baseball possibilities, some new people on the ROAR Frapper map, big hard spiders of the deep, taking some photos of the St. Patrick's church, God building the universe and all that sort of thing.

Music this week:
Our theme Genesis, The Curra Road, Sleep Marching, The Merman and Flow On Waterford River by Jim Fidler and
backing music by DJ Carey from Magnatunes.com.

Best listened to on headphones. - It's football, ok? Go Brazil!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-06-08 - Episode 35 - 06-06-06

ROAR-2006-06-08 - Episode 35 - 06-06-06

This week on the ROAR:
Dedication to Sir Horus Covyduck, greetings from Winston Horiwitz and Laurie Oberhertz, dial extinction, the Cat Empire, bays, coves, tickles, harbours, Dildo, Gay Side, Hibb's Hole, the German professor,the Newfoundland/Tazmania connection, Second Life, Marley Wollongong, the Isle of Avalon, the Edirol R-09, Podictionary entry 1(toast), Laurie Fidler, fellow Fidlers, some Fidler geneology, some of Mary Dalton's poetry, walking downtown, do recordings prove our non-existence?, a flashback from June 2nd, 2005, Newfoundland, Millertown, naming automobiles after native peoples, BBC's and NBC's, Bajan time, selling your soul by the pound, 20 kilometers of snow, a busker sings to Jim, harbour aroma, closing remarks and thanks, and several lude subliminal suggestions.

Music this week:
Days Like These by The Cat Empire, New Song Of The Gypsy, In Through The Narrows and our theme, Genesis, by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones. - If you put your shirt on in side out, how do you get out of it?

2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-05-23 - Episode 34 - Happy 1st Anniversary To The ROAR

ROAR-2006-05-23 - Episode 34 - Happy 1st Anniversary To The ROAR

This week on the ROAR:
Greetings from Jay in California, Larry in Kentucky, Barb from Manitoba, Maria and Lynette in New York, Bill in Ashland Oregon, Sarah in Portland Oregon, Georgia in Trinnidad, Carrie in Ohio, Darrah from Dublin, Debbie in Toronto, Eddy from Gyana, Eric Bogle, Glynne Murray in Barbados, Indra in Barbados, Kelly-Anne in Barbados, Kevin Doucet in Alabama, Kevin Reeves in Nashville, Liam in the UK, Lise Hannick from France, Lonny Angell in Barbados, Mike Busboom in Austria, Monika from Austria, Pamela Morgan, Rick in Algeria, Slau in New York, Tim from London, Todd Collins from Toronto, Vic in Philly, Rick in Pennsylvania, A.J. in Ontario, Allison from Renews, Nancy in British Columbia, Peter from Toronto in Paris France, Anne in Philly and from Eddy Grant from Gyana in Barbados.
Jim and Lillian start out in the kitchen, some talk about getting rid of the Iriver and the soon-coming Edirol, "rain, drizzle and fog", "chips, dressing and gravy", some St. John's history/geography, an invitation to Atlanticfest 2006, some reflections on Atlanticfest 2005, a message of dispair from Gypsy the pusscat, some live rain, drizzle and fog, some talk about IRLP, a visit to the studio, the metronome, the electronic tuner, the Wurlitzer electric piano, the reel to reel, tamborines, kabassas, chickenshakes and various bits of extra percussion, junk, junk and more junk, the Alesis QS7 keyboard, the djembe, the DR770 drum machine, the Roland VS2480 DAW, some talk about the new/up-coming album, playing percussion on the water in the bath tub, the death of www, some posts in the Fidler forum, the return of Carrie Thomson, the Ventrilo chat server, a great big thanks to all our listeners and more stuff than you could shake a stick at.

Music this week:
Merrigan's Reel, Midnight Rover, The Rhythm Of The Goat and The Curra Road by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones. - A year along and goin' strong!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-05-15 - Episode 33 - Bang A Gong! (Celebrating One year of The ROAR and a tribute to Bob Marley)

ROAR-2006-05-15 - Episode 33 - Bang A Gong! - Celebrating One year of The ROAR and a tribute to Bob Marley

This week on the ROAR:
A special intro, defining a podcast, when the ROAR actually got started, the recording of Genesis (our theme), the recording of the ROAR jingle, Libsyn, a call for birthday shout-outs for the ROAR, introducing the new "Boatline" 1--206--203-BOAT, bigup/thanks to the listeners, the up-coming summer, ordering the Edirol R-09, in search of a mic, appeal for listener support, Jim's up-coming birthday on 06-06-06, a tribute to Bob Marley, a look back from 1980 to now, Ska and Reggae influences in the late 70's, Stiff Little Fingers, The Clash, The English Beat, The Payolas, Eddy Grant, Men At Work, Bob Marley, ... a little about the origins of Reggae, post colonial pride and prejudice, the consiousness in the music, influences and inspirations, some more people influenced by Reggae, like Eric Clapton, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Stewart Copland and The Police, ... drums drums drums, Carlton Barrett of The Wailers, the beer strike of 1985, going to Saint Mary's university, Jamaican 101 with Checkson Gomes from St. John's, Antigua, buying a set of drums, bringing them to Newfoundland, trying to form a Reggae band, forming a "part time" Reggae band, getting tired of the "Jumpup", recording Citizen Of The World, how Jim and Lillian didn't quite meet, making a record, Great Big World, Emily Knight, the forming of Pressure Drop, the making of the first Pressure Drop CD, having the number 1 requested, independently produced video in Canada on Much Music, touring, live appearences on Much Music, making the second Pressure Drop CD at The Roots Cellar, the "nasty' breakup of Pressure Drop, more about Bob Marley, the recording of the Gypsy CD, more about the conscious message in the music, forming the group The Experience, the Marley / Fidler connection, ... an interview with Jeff Gilhooley of the CBC from May 11, 2001, Jim's tribute article to Bob Marley from the Telegram, closing words, a musical tribute to Bob Marley and a 'ole 'eap a tings.

Music this week:
Genesis, Number1 (Hospitality's Pavillion), Citizen Of The World, Great Big World, True True, Ridin' High, Rising Of The Moon, Jammin', Can't Keep A Good Man Down and Marley by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones. "One year, one show; let's get together and feel alright!"

2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-04-29 - Episode 32 - Fields Of Gold

ROAR-2006-04-29 - Episode 32 - Fields Of GOLD

This week on the ROAR:
Something a little different, a special 1st birthday for the ROAR introduction featuring greetings from:
Slau, Jimmy Dread, Amanda from New York City, Amy from Torbay, Eddy Holder from Guyana, Alison from Renews, Lise Hannick from France, Marlena and Scott from Arnold's Cove, Jeff Fidler from Pittsburgh, Indra from Barbados, Tara from Conception Bay, Eddy Grant, Sherry from the Great Northern Penninsula, Captain Vic from Philadelphia, MC from Montreal, Tim from London, Junior Paris from Barbados, Anne from Philly, Anne from Buchannon, a shout-out from Indra and Kelly-Anne from Barbados,
The ROAR is a year old, interview with Toby McDonald, coach of the olympic gold medal curling team, closing remarks, a call for listener support and 47.3 other things that you'll have to listen to in order to appreciate them.

Music this week:
Our theme, Genesis, Ridin' High, There's A Way, Rising Of The Moon, Great Big World, Mr. Ambassador and Fields Of Gold by our very own, Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones. "Stay golden Ponyboy!"

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ROAR-2006-04-12 - Episode 31 - Granted(Interview and music with Eddy Grant)

ROAR-2006-04-12 - Episode 31 - Granted (Interview and music with Eddy Grant)

This week on the ROAR:
A slightly altered intro featuring an exerpt from an interview with Jim, conducted by CBC's Peter Miller from the late 1980's, greetings from Jim including some talk about his early musical influences, Celtic music, Calypso, The Bothy Band, Planxty, Lord Kitchener, The Mighty Sparrow, Harry Belafonte, Bob Marley, ... island culture, British colonialism, emancipation, reparation, Newfoundland republicanism, introducing Eddy Grant, the interview with Eddy, closing remarks including more than 19000 listeners, the raison d'etre of the ROAR, thanks to Eddy, a special dedication to all the people of Barbados and, well, you get the drill...

Music this week:

Our theme Genesis, Rising Of The Moon, Can't keep A Good Man Down, Dariya and Song For Newfoundland by Jim Fidler
and
Electric Avenue, Living On The Frontline, The Struggle, War Party, Love Weself, I Don't Wanna Dance, Everything Irie, Romancing The Stone, Going Back Deh, Hello Africa, Free My Soul, Umbayao, Talking About Love and Gimme Hope Jo'Anna by Eddy Grant.

A great big thanks to Eddy; we wish you all the best with the new record!!!
Be sure to visit his website at www.eddygrant.com.
Also, have a look at www.icerecords.com for some other wonderful artists.

Best listened to on headphones. Not for the weak of heart, mind or soul.

2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-04-04 - Episode 30 - Barbados Meets The ROAR

ROAR-2006-04-04 - Episode 30 - Barbados Meets The ROAR

This week on the ROAR:
Opening greetings and thanks, passing 18000 listeners, our voice chat room "The ROAR Lounge", the flight from Toronto to
Barbados, hitting the heat "hot hot hot!", greetings from Eddy Grant, greetings from Glynn Murray (Barbados's high
commissioner to Canada), driving around Oistin's, listening to the frogs at the Palm Garden hotel, hangin' out at the hotel,
chattin' with Eddy and Indra 'bout salt cod, salt beef, cookup rice and all things nice, takin' it to the streets of Bridgetown, the
market, the games arcade, greetings from Barbados artist Junior Paris, jumpin' 'pon de beach, greetings from Eddy Holder,
interview with Glynn Murray, pepper pot recipe with Eddy Holder, greetings from Lonnie Angel, a tour of the Graham nature
sanctuary (completely for the birds), greetings from Indra, more birds, greetings from Kelly-Anne and plenty lickle tings like
dat.

Music this week:
Our theme "Genesis", Great Big World and Dub Illusion by Jim Fidler,
Miss Tourist and Get Up And Dance by Eddy Grant,
and Hello Africa by Ricky Brathwaite.

Best listened to with headphones and the coolest pair of shades you can find... "Take your time!" Enjoy!

A great big "roar" of thanks to everybody in Barbados who helped make this such a wonderful trip for Lillian and such a great
episode of the ROAR.
Extra thanks to Eddy Grant and Ice Records for their kind generosity and warm hospitality

2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-03-22 - Episode 29 - Paddy's Weekend-Year

ROAR-2006-03-22 - Episode 29 - Paddy's Weekend

Ah sure, this week on the ROAR:

The Mighty Sparrow on Paddy's day, greetings from Nancy in B.C., A.J. in Ontario and Columbine in Boston, greetings from

Gypsy, taking a spin in a Newfound cab, the surprise song on the radio, arriving at Erin's pub, greetings from Todd Collins,

out for a smoke, back in again, greetings from David Dalton and Tom Donahue, interview with Ralph O'Brien, Paddy in a

box, a bit of crack with Liam O'Connell, a chat with Barry Houlde, and all sorts of shenanigans like that...

Music this week:
Our theme song, Genesis and Merrigan's Reel by Jim Fidler,
Trim The Velvet by Eamonn Dillon and Scorn Not His Simplicity by The Sons Of Erin.

Best listened to on headphones.
Please, scorn not our simplicity, and trim us a bit of velvet, will yee?

2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-03-06 - Episode 28 - Salama

ROAR-2006-03-06 - Episode 28 - Salama

This week on the ROAR:
Greetings from Peter Johnston in Toronto, some talk about the new ROAR Ventrilo chat server, a shout-out to A.J., Buffy, Jessica and Sharleen, Lillian calls on the phone from Barbados, a cool chat with kids from Blankenburg school in west Philadelphia, Lillian and her aunt on their way to Barbados, some not so good observations on Air Canada, music, fun and all that sort of foolishness. Music this week: Our theme, "Genesis", Sleep Marching, Terra Nova, The Needfire, and Salama, all by [http://www.jimfidler.com Jim Fidler.]

Best listened to on headphones. Snacks anyone?

2014-01-28

ROAR-2006-02-21 - Episode 27 - Frankly Mahervelous

ROAR-2006-02-21 - Episode 27 - Frankly Mahervelous!

This week on the ROAR:
A snippet from the NTV shoot, greetings from Mike Hanrahan, Lekbir Halili, Slau and Tara Dove, Jim and Lillian talk about the new website, Fidler's Pub, our Frappr site, new photos of Mike Hanrahan, Graham Wells and Jim with Dave Dalton on our Flickr site, the new digital camera, Lillian's top-secret, extra-roarital activities, the new "one click" subscribe button, the new ROAR Player, the "Skype me" button, the new and extra cool Wiki shownotes, the ROAR Emporium, the possibility of ROAR DVD's, our new Vintrillo chat server, Lillian's up-coming trip to Barbados, appreciation to Bob Tucker and Mary Emerson, notice to Adam in the UK, Jim's East Coast Music Awards nomination for his album Midnight Rover, shout-outs to Lynette and Maria in New York, Larry in Kentucky and Hope in Ohio, Jim's chat with Newfoundland Accordian hero Frank Maher, a call to sign the Google petition, Jim and his new baby, much unheard shoveling and banks and banks of more stuff; just ready to be shaped into cold, round projectiles.

Music this week:
Our theme music, Genesis, Welcome Back to Cairo Street, Raai Raai, Home Comes The Rover, I Still Remember, Flow On Waterford River, The Cock Of The North and Bound For St. Pierre by Jim Fidler
and
Bonnie Kate/The Cuckoo's Nest and Miss Gilhooley's Party by Frank Maher.

Best listened to on headphones; and don't forget your shovel!

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ROAR-2006-01-20 - Episode 26 - The ROAR In Review

ROAR-2006-01-20 - Episode 26 - The ROAR In Revue

This week on the ROAR:

A special intro, greetings from Nancy in B.C., Bea in Baltimore, Jay in L.A. and Anne in Philly, our usual intro, a special sit-in
welcome by Eddie Mailbag, show dedication to future listeners, dodging the hotdog cart, the Guinness World Book record
for most accordians playing a tune together, greetings from Linday Ferguson, http://www.lindsayferguson.com.
Jim being asked to do a nude pose for a calandar, a ride in a 1969 Lotus with Graham Dillabough, Joke Of The Week, an
exerpt from a CBC interivew with Angela Antle of the CBC Weekend Arts Magazine, walk-about with Jim and Lillian before
Jim's 40th, the launch of Midnight Rover and Atlantic Fest, the ever-memorable advert for Atlantic Fest, a comment from
Clyde Rose of Breakwater Books, http://www.breakwaterbooks.nf.net, a condensed version of the Gala at the St. John's Arts
And Culture Centre, a comment from Darrell Power of Great Big Sea renowned, a chat with Darrah from Dublin, greetings
and music from Eric Bogle, http://www.ericbogle.com greetings from John Monro of the Eric Bogle band and member of
Colcannon, Barb from Winnapeg, Monika from Austria, Mike from Austria, Nancy from B.C., Pamela Morgan,
http://www.ambermusic.ca, Rick off the coast of Africa, Vic in Philadelphia, Rick in New Alexandria Pennsylvania, Bill in
Oregon, Sarah in Oregon, Georgia in Trinidad, http://www.caribbianfreeradio.com, Marie-Chantal in Montreal,
http://www.mcturgeon.com/blog/, Carrie in Ohio, Debbie in Toronto, Kevin in Alabama, Kevin from the Studiography podcast,
http://www.studiography.com, Lekbir from Morocco and Lise from France, on the bus to Fortune, on the boat to St. Pierre, on
the Boat to Isle Aux Marines, at the Basque festival in St. Pierre, out through the narrows aboard the Shannonditty 2 of DJ
Charters, http://www.djcharters.com, the "Jim Found By The Long-lost Brother" story, The "Lillian's Life Saved" story, the
motorcycle madness, greetings from Larry Scutchan, http://www.blindcooltech.com, Liam in the U.K., Shawn from Torbay,
Newfoundland, Tara from Conception Bay, Newfoundland, the crazy sea gulls, the Weisenheimer story, the March Of The
One-legged Army, Amanda from New York making interesting noises, the I Still Remember story, closing remarks from Eddie
Mailbag and too much more to mention...

Music this week:

Merrigan's Reel, our theme (Genesis", Jocamo, Downtown Girl, Bound For St. Pierre, I Still Remember and Lillian (A Portrait
In Sound) by Jim Fidler
http://www.jimfidler.com
And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda by Eric Bogle
http://www.ericbogle.com
and Oceans wide by Jackie Sullivan
http://www.jackiesullivan.com

Snippets from the Gala included music by:
Ger Wolfe - www.gerwolfe.com, Pamela Morgan - www.ambermusic.ca, Niall Connolly - www.niallconnolly.com, Clare
O'Mahoney - www.clareomahoney.com, Mick Flannery - www.mickflannery.com, Jim Fidler - www.jimfidler.com, Colleen
Power - www.colleenpower.com, Ken Cotter - www.kencotter.com and Mark Greville - www.markgreville.com.

It's been a wonderful ride and great to have you all along for it.
Here's to 25 more!

Best listened to on headphones. "Look Mom, no ears!"

2014-01-28

ROAR-2005-12-28 - Episode 25 - The Holiday Edition

ROAR-12-28-2005 - Episode 25 - The Holiday Edition

This week on the ROAR:
A special song for the holidays, greetings from Jim and Lillian, a shout-out to the ZA show
www.thezashow.za.net
the Podsafe Music Network
www.podsafemusicnetwork.com
the sweater, the pearls, the Mac Mini, the Madplayer
www.madplayer.com
the "bumble Bea", a shout-out to The Overnight Scape
www.theovernightscape.com
greetings from Gypsy, greetings from Pamela Morgan and music
www.ambermusic.ca
dashing through the slush in a Newfound Cab mobile, Santa is evil, the origin of Boxing Day, with some help from
Podictionary
www.podictionary.com
Twas The Week Before Newyear's by Anne in Philly, greetings from Austria, Washington and Red Indian Lake, more
greetings including Dave Panting, some of Dave Pantings music
www.davepanting.com
greetings from The Novaks
www.thenovaks.ca
The Angel And The Christmas Tree by Eddie Mailbag, closing remarks from Jim, An Offer Wadham's Miracle by Gary
Saunders, read by Clyde Rose of Breakwater Books
www.breakwater.nf.net
and lots more fun like that...

Music this week:
Our Christmas theme and Jingle Bells(the Reggae version) by Jim Fidler
www.jimfidler.com
The Cherry Tree Carol and The Holly And The Ivy from Amber Christmas (Pamela Morgan and Anita Best)
www.ambermusic.ca
Silent Night and The Holly And The Ivy from Mandolin Christmas by Dave Panting
www.davepanting.com

Best listened to on headphones. Season's greetings to all from Jim and Lillian!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2005-12-19 - Episode 24 - The Pre-ChristmasCast

ROAR-12-19-2005 - Episode 24 - The Pre-Christmascast

This week on the ROAR:
Jim and Lillian in the Roots Cellar for the first time, the ROAR hits number 150 out of about 12000 podcasts on Podcast Alley
www.podcastalley.com
, 9558 listeners and counting, listener comments from Podcast Alley and Frappr, Eddie Mailbag with "Playboy In Braille",
interview with Jackie Sullivan
www.jackiesullivan.com
a message from Slau
www.slau.net
and a bunch more...

Music this week:
Our theme, "Genesis" and Reggae bed-tracks for Jingle Bells by Jim Fidler
www.jimfidler.com
Out Of The Rain, She's With Me and Oceans Wide by Jackie Sullivan
www.jackiesullivan.com
and If Every Day Were Christmas by Podsafe For Peace
www.podsafeforpeace.com

Best listened to on headphones with eggnog; ear buds and a hot rum will do. Enjoy!
Best of season's greetings to all from Jim and Lillian!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2005-12-09 - Episode 23 - We Finally Tied Him Down

ROAR-12-09-2005 - Episode 23 - We Finally Tied Him Down

This week on the ROAR:
Greetings from Slau,
www.slau.net
listener feedback from Debbie Gillespie in Toronto, 8800 listeners and
counting, trouble with episode 22, please vote for us at Podcast Alley
www.republicofavalonradio.com
stick a pin into our Frappr map
www.republicofavalonradio.com
our forum, "Fidler's Pub"
www.republicofavalonradio.com
the special gift-wrapping offer at www.jimfidler.com
Mike Hanrahan's CD launch at Bridie Molloy's, a chat with Andrew Lang of
Atlantic Union,
www.atlanticunion.net
a talk with Dermot O'Rielly, a listener question from Kai Jong, the interview
with Mike Hanrahan, the Christmas song, "If Every Day Were Christmas"
by "Podsafe For Peace"
www.podsafeforpeace.org
an'a ole'eap a ting...

Music this week:
Our theme, Genesis and Trampled by Jim Fidler
www.jimfidler.com
Thousands Are Sailing and The Easiest Way by Mike Hanrahan - Email -
mike.hanrahan@gmail.com or melachi@hotmail.com
and If Every Day Were Christmas by Slau and Orlando
www.slau.net
with lead vocals by Jim Fidler
www.jimfidler.com

Please visit the website for the Christmas song
www.podsafeforpeace.org
All proceeds are going to UNICEF. Purchase and download the song and
spread the word!

Best listened to on headphones while drinking a hot bevvie. Kick back and Enjoy!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2005-11-29 - Episode 22 - And The Man Played Waltzing Matilda

ROAR-2005-11-29 - Episode 22 - And The Man Played Waltzing Matilda

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Eric Bogle, Amanda from New York and John Monro, the new jingle, 8400 listeners and counting, thanks to Nancy in B.C. for making a contribution at: www.republicofavalonradio.com thanks to Dan Rubin, www.secondstage.ca "And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" live at the Gower Street United church by Eric Bogle and John Monro, and interview with Eric and John, life the universe and everything..., a chat with Amanda from New York outdoors in downtown St. John's and that's about it really...

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis by Jim Fidler, www.jimfidler.com and
And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda by Eric Bogle, www.ericbogle.net
Best wishes to Eric and John for a "safe home!"

Best listened to with headphones - Get'em on and enjoy! Don't forget: Jim's CD's are availible now at: www.jimfidler.com Free gift-wrapping and shipping from now until Christmas. Give the gift of music!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2005-11-17 - Episode 21 - From Duff To Dublin

ROAR-2005-11-17 - Episode 21 - From Duff To Dublin

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Pamela Morgan, Dave Panting and Frank Maher, all formerly of the Newfoundland music group Figgy Duff, an interview with Darragh from Dublin, (hence the title for this week's show "From Duff To Dublin") an email from Nancy White in British Columbia, 7700 listeners and counting, Jay Wilson's request, musicians podcasting, our raison d'être, Amanda from New York is coming soon, Lost And Found, Russell Bowers and the half inch reel, (no; that's not a tune) The Experience, Madagascar Slim, The show at Club One, doing a live performance on the ROAR, The PTR Club, Bar None, the coming surprise, Jim and Lillian in the kitchen, a call for votes at Podcast Alley, www.podcastalley.com or even easier, just go to www.republicofavalonradio.com the new Flickr site, (photos) www.republicofavalonradio.com the ROAR is on the map, www.frappr.com/roar or just go to www.republicofavalonradio.com greetings from Kevin Doucet in Alabama, the Christmas CD gift-wrapping offer, a call for requests for Jim's song, Fields Of Gold, on 97.5 K-ROCK Send your requests via email to email@k-rock975.com or by calling 1--709--738-ROCK (7625) The more you vote, the better... a bunch of Jim's music, Joke Of The Week, a little surprise at the end and oodles of babbles and bits, as per usual.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, background music from the Friendly Fire CD, Fields Of Gold, Lillian (A Portrait In Sound) and The Merman, from the Midnight Rover CD; all by Jim Fidler: www.jimfidler.com

Best listened to on headphones. - Strap'em on and enjoy!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2005-11-08 - Episode 20 - The New Jersey Connection

ROAR-2005-11-08 - Episode 20 - The New Jersey Connection

This time on the ROAR:
The new intro, hellos from Nancy in B.C., Bea in Baltimore, Anne in Philly, Dara from Dublin and Jay in California, Jim and Lillian in the kitchen, some talk about "The Best Of The ROAR", surprise appearance by Anne via Messenger, special weird sea gulls, Bea's coming for Christmas, making beer, the beer pig, photos on www.republicofavalonradio.com Amanda from New York is coming, the special CD Christmas offer at: www.jimfidler.com, the Mad Player, www.madwaves.com, Frank Nora of The Overnightscape, www.theovernightscape.com, the pod father, Slau's Christmas song, the quadruple New Jersey synchronicity, interview with Jay Predham, caller feedback and a whole bunch more.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, by Jim Fidler www.jimfidler.com a bunch of stuff from the Musaïk CD, In This World, www.jimfidler.com and 2 songs from Jay Predham:
Hide A'seek A'lovin' and Cape Broyle. "It's getting a wee bit chilly these days, so warm up with Jim and Lillian on this, our 20th edition of the ROAR. CD's and t-shirts at www.jimfidler.com now with free gift-wrapping and shipping; but only until December 15th. Go to www.jimfidler.com and give the gift of music!

Best listened to on headphones. - How 'bout dem Jersey girls?

2014-01-28

ROAR-2005-11-01 - Episode 19 - I Still Remember

ROAR-2005-11-01 - Episode 19 - I Still Remember


This time on the ROAR:
Hello from Larry Scutchan of the Blind Cool Tech podcast, www.blindcooltech.com greetings from David Dalton, Susan Wicks and Dave Wicks, Newfoundland weather, a walk downtown with Jim and Lillian, shortcuts vs longcuts, halloween, digital cameras, pints at the Hooker, to videocast or not to videocast, being gruntled as opposed to being disgruntled, a naked man with clothes on, pirates at the pub, Larry Skutchan getting branches in the face, the march of the one-legged army, crazy sea gulls, the hummer, hockey, the Habs, Roch Carrier's Hockey Sweater, the haunted hike, volunteers getting kicked in the head, an angry motorcycle, passing the 6900 listeners mark, nobody calling the ROAR line (1--724--426-8176), Fidlerville, www.republicofavalonradio.com interview with Willowgreen, www.willowgreenmusic.com, Morse code encryption, Rhythm Of The Goat (by Willowgreen), Joke Of The Week, I Still Remember, painting pictures with sound, Lillian reads a post from the forum by Helen in Colerado and that...

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis and Welcome To Cairo Street by Jim Fidler www.jimfidler.com
and
Rhythm Of The Goat by Willowgreen.

Best listened to on headphones. - Driving for 7000 listeners. Spread the word and help us out

2014-01-28

ROAR-2005-10-26 - Episode 18 - Midnight Rovers

ROAR-2005-10-26 - Episode 18 - Midnight Rovers


This time on the ROAR:
A bit of Irish, a bit of German, a message from Lillian, 6512 listeners, anniversary of the Imagine Festival in Waterford City, anniversary of the Journey Journal (pre-cursor to the ROAR), radio, podcasting, the Wild Rover becomes Midnight Rover, the trip to East Cork, meeting Ken and Val, the birth of Islands Of Song and Atlantic Fest, RSS, thanks to Doug Lawlor, please add a link to the ROAR on your websites/blogs, www.republicofavalonradio.com. Let's go for 7,000 listeners, music live from Waterford City October 25 2004, Journey Journal 4, the Tap Room, Michael the traveller, Bob Marley, the after-hours club, Jordan's Pub, Newfoundlanders checking into the next room, The Little Chef, EI2HW to the rescue, Jimmy Haag and the gold ring, Allie's, talking to Vic and Anne in Philly, talking to Paul VO1HC, BPM, the Christy Moore box set, the new Planxty(live), Alex from Germany, the girls from Brittany, fish and chips from Johnny Walker's, major flooding on the way to East Cork, arriving at Clifford's, buying the new bodhran, the meeting with Morey, Liz and Vicki, Ken's show at the Blackbird in Balley Cotton, laying down the first tracks for Midnight Rover with Tony at the studio in Middleton, the train to Dublin, flight announcements, contact info and too much other stuff to mention.

Music this time:
The Wild Rover, The Rhythm Of The Goat, Can't keep A Good Man Down and hospitality's Pavilleon. (all Live in Waterford City, October 25, 2004) Also, Midnight Rover from the CD of the same name. by Jim Fidler

Best listened to on headphones. - No blarney!

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ROAR-2005-10-19 - Episode 17 - The Power Hour

ROAR-10-19-2005 - Episode 17 - The Power Hour

This week on the ROAR:
Amanda from New York, Mike from Vienna, breaking the 5,000 mark, Eddie's Shack, The Roaratorium, Fidler's Pub, Yahoo's new podcast directory, http://podcasts.yahoo.com the new Google news reader, www.google.com/reader interview with Colleen Power, playing with dinkies, making mud pies, throwing rocks at the neighbours, singing in the choir, getting thrown out of the choir, getting pregnant, quitting the boy scouts, VOCM radio, the Clancey Brothers, music from the American base in Argentia, Prince, The Police, Michael Jackson, OZ FM, Pink Floyd, Roxy Music, The Kinks, The Beatles, Neil Young, going to university, botched singing audition, Girl Drink Drunk, Leyton-Power, Happy Girlfriend, the music biz, Carlton Barrett, Stewart Copeland, Neale Pert, Reggae, Sly Dunbar and Robby Shakespeare, "chinka as opposed to chunka", Needfire, digital verses analog recording, Don Ellis, Atlanticfest 2005, touring, Newfoundland and more of the usual type daftness.

Music this week:
Our theme and Avalon, from Midnight Rover by Jim Fidler www.jimfidler.com
and
Chickadee and Newfoundland Weather, from Lucky You Are and Face And Eyes by Colleen Power. www.colleenpower.com

Best listened to on headphones.
Here's wishing Colleen a great trip and safe home! 60 Minutes; exactly. Enjoy!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2005-10-11 - Episode 16 - Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Madness

ROAR-10-11-2005 - Episode 16 - Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Madness

This week on the ROAR:
Hello from Jenny Gear, www.jennygear.com the drive toward 5,000 listeners, excuses, Hannah and her brother, Fidler's Pub, Eddie's Shack, The Roaratorium, another walk with the binaurals, the "Famous Last Words" story, the "long-lost brother" story, the "Follow Your Gut" story, motorcycle madness, Mailbag, with a letter from Slau, www.slau.net teasing Eddie, "What To Do When Meeting A Sighted Person", more Eddie teasing, Barb from Winnipeg, Pearl Jam, a ROAR update on the skater dude, a shoutout to Pauline, Joke Of The Week, (Adultry) and the usual nonsense.

Music this week:
Our theme, Genesis, Merrigan's Reel, Flow On Waterford River and Lillian (A Portrait In Sound) all by Jim Fidler www.jimfidler.com

Best listened to on headphones.
Eddie Mailbag, "Tell your friends about the ROAR. Let's crack the 5,000 mark. Enjoy!"

2014-01-28

ROAR-2005-10-01 - Episode 15 - Eddys In Love

ROAR-2005-10-01 - Episode 15 - Eddy's In Love

This time on the ROAR:
We cover: Eddy's new girlfriend, Ryan's Fancy, the CBC, the Folkclub from Bridgett's to The Ship, strangers jumping on the roof, a walk downtown with the binaurals, the new forum at: www.republicofavalonradio.com the Eddy Mailbag fan club, the Overnight Scape, www.theovernightscape.com address to people in the future, Mailbag, some mic talk, Joke Of The Week, a blind guy in a bar full of blondes and the regular foolishness. We also feature music from Jim Fidler, www.jimfidler.com and Victor Tsaran, www.victortsaran.com 60 minutes, exactly. We did it! Enjoy!

Best listened to on headphones. - Or, is it just lust?

2014-01-28

ROAR-2005-09-24 - Episode 14 - Weisenheimer

ROAR-2005-09-24 - Episode 14 - Weisenheimer?

This time on the ROAR:
We cover: the new feed, http://feeds.feedburner.com/republicofavalonradio Winamp Version 5.1 with podcast support, www.winamp.com our new forum, Fidler's Pub, www.republicofavalonradio.com or www.jimfidler.com, a stroll with the weisenheimer, the "Outstanding Assignment" story, the "Weisenheimer" story, masked neighbours in the back yard, wipper snippers, irritating word pronounciations, bottles of shampoo floating in the bath tub, the ROAR jingle contest, the "nice gentleman" from Florida, music from Slau, www.slau.net a message from Eddie Mailbag, a ride in a 1969 Lotus, Jim's bbq chicken tips, raw sewage, blowing up hills, and a whole bunch of stuff. Make sure you're well strapped in!

Best listened to on headphones. - Vruuuum vruuuum!

2014-01-28

ROAR-2005-09-14 - Episode 13 - In Through The Narrows

ROAR-2005-09-14 - Episode 13 - In Through The Narrows

This time on the ROAR:
We take you out on Deejay Charters for a tour out St. John's harbour, to Cape Spear, into Deadman's Bay and finally, back "in through the narrows" to St. John's. Birds, wales, ocean sounds and more of our usual foolishness. We also feature "In Through The Narrows", a track from Jim's album GYPSY. For more information or to purchase Jim's music, go to his official website at: www.jimfidler.com For more information about Deejay Charters, go to: www.deejaycharters.ca In the meantime, put on your headphones, close your eyes and come along with us for a beautiful ride. Don't forget your lifejacket!

Best listened to on headphones. - Ever been to sea Billy?

2014-01-28

ROAR-2005-09-02 - Episode 12 - Bound For St. Pierre

ROAR-2005-09-02 - Episode 12 - Bound For St. Pierre

This time on the ROAR:
We take you on a trip to the French island of St. Pierre for some fun, music and a glimpse of this year's annual Basque festival. We hear music from Jim; Bound For St. Pierre from his album Gypsy, Raai Raai, from Jim's album, Musaïk, In This World, with his two friends, Lekbir Halili and Thierry Artur and some music and an interview with French singer/songwriter Lise Hanick. If you've never been to France, come with us for a pretty cool and relaxing vacation. To find Jim's CDs, including Musaïk, In this world, go to his official site at: www.jimfidler.com For Lise Hanick's music, check out: www.lisehanick.8k.com Enjoy!

Best listened to on headphones. - Especially if you're left handed.

2014-01-28