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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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

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Friday, January 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

posted by Jim at 2:28 pm filed in Jan14,Jim  

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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


posted by Jim at 5:15 pm filed in Dec13,Jim  

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

ROAR-2013-12-18 – Episode 124 – The Journey’s The Thing

ROAR-2013-12-18 – Episode 124 – The Journey’s The Thing

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

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

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

posted by Jim at 1:52 pm filed in Dec13,Jim  

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Give Us A ROAR

Jim invites everybody to come and join the ROAR channel on TeamSpeak.   Download the program for Mac, Windows or Linux at:   There are also apps for IOS and Android…   Here’s the information you will need:   The server name is:   and the password is: Avalon   Come on over and join us!   Hope to see you soon.   Best from Jim, Lillian and all of the ROARCorps.

posted by Jim at 5:11 pm filed in Dec13,Jim  

Monday, September 19, 2011

ROAR-2011-09-19 – EP Announcement

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

The direct link to the community is:

Thanks to everybody for your support and enjoy the music!

posted by Jim at 7:53 am filed in Uncategorized  

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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

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

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

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

posted by Jim at 7:38 pm filed in Uncategorized  

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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

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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, ,
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?

posted by Jim at 12:19 pm filed in Uncategorized  

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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

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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 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
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?

posted by Jim at 11:25 am filed in Uncategorized  
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