Tales From SYL Ranch – 2017-04-23

Doctor Who Fan Orchestra
Doctor Who Fan Orchestra

In celebration of the beginning of Series 10, It’s the day of the Doctor on Tales From SYL Ranch — though probably not the one you expected.

Tales From SYL Ranch can be heard Sundays 20:00-22:00 UTC on // aNONradio.net //

We’ll be playing a selection of Murray Gold’s excellent scores from the modern Doctor Who series.  However, it will not be an ordinary orchestra performing it — but rather the Doctor Who Fan Orchestra.

Doctor Who Fan Orchestra is a collaborative project by musicians all over the world.  They’re sent sheet music for their particular part and record it alone.  They never hear the finished work until it’s edited together.

If you want to join the Orchestra, visit https://doctorwhofanorchestra.blogspot.com/ and simply wait for their next call for musicians.  They need all kinds, including vocals.  If you’re a good musician, go to the site and sign up!

Tales From SYL Ranch can be heard Sundays 20:00-22:00 UTC on // aNONradio.net //

Today’s tracks are:

  • When Twilight Falls On NGC 891
  • Doctor Who (Original Theme)
  • DWFO – About the Doctor Who Fan Orchestra
  • DWFO -Tuning-
  • DWFO -1- -I Am The Doctor-
  • DWFO -2- -Vale Decem-
  • DWFO -3- -Doomsday-
  • DWFO -4- -Dalek Suite-
  • DWFO -5- -The Impossible Astronaut (Suite)-
  • DWFO -6- -A Christmas Carol (Suite)-
  • Doctor Who – Creating the Theme Radiophonic Workshop
  • DWFO -8- -50th Anniversary Suite-
  • Doctor Who Theme At the Proms 2010 (With Scream)
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 1: Primary Phase – Fit the Fifth (S01E01)
  • HardWire – The New Empire Howell Theme

Tales From SYL Ranch can be heard Sundays 20:00-22:00 UTC on // aNONradio.net //

Tales From SYL Ranch – 2017-02-12

Rocky Horror Saved My Life
Rocky Horror Saved My Life

After a couple of weeks of symphonic scores (and increasingly shrill rants), we dive into warmer waters — only to discover a transvestite in the soup.

It’s Rocky Horror week on Tales From SYL Ranch.

It’s rather pointless to go through the tracklist.  The first hour is entirely Rocky Horror, with the songs in the order of the stage play/movie.

The versions of the songs are culled from a number of different sources.  “I Can Make You A Man,” for example, comes from the Original Roxy Cast.  If you’ve never heard this version, it makes far more sense than that which was filmed.

The mix also goes international in a couple of places.

Shock Treatment
Shock Treatment

Beyond the first hour is the few tracks of Shock Treatment that seem to stand to the test of time better than others.

If you’re unfamiliar with it, Shock Treatment is a nominal sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  It uses a few of the same characters (played by different actors) and ignores Rocky Horror entirely.

Today they’d call it a “soft reboot.”  It’s more aptly an ill-advised attempt to re-capture a cult film’s weirdness that went through so many production problems as to become a mess.

In any case, some of its better tracks are here.

Gordon's alive!
Gordon’s alive!

After that, it’s another cult classic: 1980’s Flash Gordon.

For die-hard Flash Gordon fans, there is an easter egg track at the very end.  It has nothing to do with Gordon being alive (that would be too easy).

There are a couple of rants. The longest is under two minutes.

As always, the last few minutes are Wookie noises.  Last week’s epic fifteen minutes was an accident that will not recur.

Join us for two hours of absolute pleasure with the savior of the universe!

Sunday from 20:00-22:00 UTC on //aNONradio.net//.

Tales From SYL Ranch – 2017-01-29

I have what I think is a decent line-up for a premiere show.  I have to admit that it took more time than I thought to come up with two hours’ worth of material that hopefully flows.

Unless something changes, here’s what you’ll be hearing:

  • The ten minutes before the show is filler of the Star Wars Holiday Special.  You probably won’t hear it unless my stream gets cut-to early.
  • Original aNONradio Station ID
  • “The Following Is Transcribed” announcment
  • Original program ID
  • “When Twilight Falls On NGC 891” from the film Dark Star.
  • Weekly show-opener.
  • Star Wars Main Title – Complete”
  • “Princess Leia’s Theme” intruction
  • “Princess Leia’s Theme” from the film Star Wars
  • “The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)” from The Empire Strikes Back
  • Figrin D’an And The Modal Nodes perform at the Mos Eisley Cantina from Star Wars
  • Original aNONradio station ID
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide To the Galaxy entry on the 2016 Presidential Election
  • “Journey Of the Sorcerer” by the Eagles
  • Original aNONradio station ID
  • “The New Empire – Howell Theme”, a Doctor Who theme by Hardwire
  • Animal Stories:  “Truckin Rhino – The Full Story”, a rare version from the 1980s LP.  The current CD version edits the end of the story.
  • “Incoming Fighters” from Star Wars
  • “Han Solo And The Princess” from The Empire Strikes Back
  • “Sail Barge Assault (Alternate)” from Return Of the Jedi
  • “Destroying the Death Star” from Star Wars
  • “Throne Room and End Credits (Revenge Of The Sith Version)”
  • A brief statement on the universe as a computer simulation
  • “Main Titles” from the TV series Lost In Space as performed by the Cincinnati Pops
  • “Prelude And End Title March” from Superman (1978)
  • “Kent Family Theme” from Superman and Superman Returns
  • “The Flying Sequence” from Superman.
  • “The Big Rescue – Climax and Denouement” from Superman
  • Suite From Close Encounters Of the Third Kind
  • “The Raider’s March” from Raiders of the Lost Ark, performed by the Boston Pops and conducted by John Williams.
  • “John Williams Is the Man” performed by the Valhalla High School Concert Choir
  • Original aNONradio station ID
  • A word from Rob Hansen on feeding hatred
  • “Jerry Springer” by “Weird Al” Yankovic
  • “Main Titles” from Doctor Who as performed at the 2010 Proms
  • A word from Bill Stone on feeding hatred.
  • “Benson, Arizona” from Dark Star, performed by Dominik Hauser
  • A statement of the Zero Aggression Principle
  • Original aNONradio station ID
  • The first few minutes of The Star Wars Holiday Special.

As regards the Holiday Special, I decided that five minutes of Wookie noises would be marginally better than “Doolittle’s Solo” from Dark Star.  If there’s any interest, I’ll play the entire 90 minutes of the Holiday Special.

I’m not proud.

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