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

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

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

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

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Jim announces the release of his new EP, (1), which can be gotten by joining up at Roots Cellar Ratz at his website:
www.jimfidler.com

The direct link to the community is:  www.jimfidler.com/forum

Thanks to everybody for your support and enjoy the music!

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This time on the ROAR:

Opening remarks from Jim, the ROAR app for Iphone,Ipod Touch and Ipad, The ROAR app for Android, a status report on the album, the “soon to come” online community, the EP’s, Michael Meekins soon to arrive in the Republic Of Avalon, a bit about the next album, a shout-out to Paul in the U.K., Jim shamelessly begs for somebody to send him a braille display, a big plug for the Snowman Radio Podcast,

www.wwsnow.com ,
Walk-about with Jim and Lillian and Jacinthe, the origins of the word “parliment”, some talk about St. Pierre, don’t confuse a person who speaks French with a Frenchman, a chance meeting with Mark Belbin, introducing Jacinthe, some talk about Newfoundland’s French history, different French roots in Newfoundland, an offer for a free taxi ride, a bit about Jim and Lillian’s French roots, changes in the English and French languages over the last 1000 years, how both languages are being preserved differently on both sides of the Atlantic, some talk about some interesting words, planking salmon, another mention of the ROAR app for Android, a wee bit of “For Now I’m 64″ with the ROAR’s number 1 busker, Richard Mixer, chance meetings, a chance meeting with Andrew Ledrew, young, excited drummers, some final words about words and too many little in between bits to be talking about.

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

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

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

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

Best listened to on headphones  –  How come “all you can eat” buffets don’t deliver?

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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
Happy Birthday (You’re the Best) by the kids at Blankenberg school, Philadelphia
Best listened to on headphones.  –  Where does the truth lie?
Nowhere.

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 FidlerHappy Birthday (You’re the Best) by the kids at Blankenberg school, Philadelphia
Best listened to on headphones.  –  Where does the truth lie?Nowhere.

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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.

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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.

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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 HEADPHONES< SOME GENERAL CHAT ABOUT MIXING< THE NEW ZOOM H1, the barter system, our gift-wrapping offer, Jim’s rendition of Jingle Bells now at jimfidler.com, and then back in time to May, 2007 where Jim talks all about recording the song, War Party and at least 11 other very poynient topics.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis and War Party by Jim 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.

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Jim Fidler announces the launching of the Snowman Radio Podcast

The SnowMan Radio Broadcast, a satirical talk show, was produced between August of 1999, and May 2001 by Jim Snowbarger of Marshalltown Iowa. The program was broadcast over LiveStreamAmerica.com. Later shows were also broadcast on ACBRadio.org. Shows were also posted on Live365.com and a now defunked service called GiveMeTalk.com. All voices and nearly all of the music used on this show were that of Jim Snowbarger.

The Program was supposedly originated from a mythical radio station known as WWSNOW, an A.M. station which featured talk programming comprised of the stream-of-consciousness ramblings of The SnowMan. The show featured three primary personalities:

  • The SnowMan – the self-possessed star of the show and boss of the station. Hefty Genitals – NewsMan and general fun-loving man about town.
  • The program engineer and producer, who speaks over an intercom system, often harassing the SnowMan as he does his show, but who is never named.

Other personalities referred to but never heard were Nookie, girlfriend of Hefty Genitals, an unnamed secretary, presumably the SnowGirl, and the staff psychologist Dr. Weebit Mental, though Dr. Weebit does make one appearance.

The program was actually produced in a small spare bedroom with an 8-channel mixing board, several effects devices and a computer. The first 25% of these programs were produced on analog tape, with the remainder done with multi-track computer software. All programs were produced on Saturday afternoon, and uploaded late saturday