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Old 06-15-2009, 08:39 AM
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Birthday Party for Aural Moon......official invitation.

Aural Moon 10th anniversary party.

Hello moonbuds and budettes.

As you know Aural moon will be 10 years old on 22nd June 2009 and there is going to be a PARTY to celebrate this momentous occasion on Friday 26th June starting at 5am EST (when the EU moon-listeners will be up and at it.. ) and going on until we collapse from sheer exhaustion……more on that later.

A huge part of the Moon experience is the listeners and so here is the opportunity for you to contribute to the party.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to do a show on air?
Well you can:

1) If you have the capability, record a show with intros, dedications and most importantly music and we can arrange for it to be broadcast. If you want more information on this, PM me and I’ll get back to you with the details.

2) Put together a playlist and send me a PM with the details (and whatever dedications or comments you would like aired) and we will arrange to air it during the day.

The show should be a maximum of one hour in length. We need to have the detail of what you want to play in advance....it could be a bit iffy if everyone chooses, say, Supper’s Ready. I can’t imagine that you’d want to hear that played every hour during the day…..well you might …. but that ain’t gonna happen and in any case we still have to stick (roughly) to the station rules on broadcasting/repeating tracks/artistes.

If you can't manage a whole show, we'd love to have a recording of your “Happy Birthday Aural Moon”...

We're really excited that, for this day we're going to try and broadcast your shows and dedications live from a secret location somewhere in the South of the UK (OH, you guessed where already?).

So, if you send a playlist and dedications – they will be read out live on the air (possibly a First for AM)!!!

Now why exhaustion???

Well, the last time Aural Moon threw a party was 5 years ago and some of us Faffed for 36 hours straight... It was an amazing time with buds and budettes coming and going throughout the day and pre recorded shows airing. Great fun was had by all and the constant banter in the chat room and shoutbox was often hysterical.

This year's party has the potential to exceed the last one so get thinking about what you want to play.

If you’re happy to just let us, others and SAM do it then that’s fine too.

Sit back, crack open a few beers and enjoy the ride.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:57 AM
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Re: Birthday Party for Aural Moon......official invitation.

Damn, on that day (26th of june) I'm going to marry and there will be no time for Aural Moon.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:34 PM
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Re: Birthday Party for Aural Moon......official invitation.

I won' t be at home that day :-(
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:03 PM
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Re: Birthday Party for Aural Moon......official invitation.

Congratulations though Erik

Keithie, first off I thought dang! Friday...working and can't do the Moon.

Then I remembered I won't be at work, but it's still a dang because I'll be away in the land where puters don't exist (Mum's house).

Am bummed.

Enjoy it peeps
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:20 PM
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on the calendar!!
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:02 PM
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Re: Birthday Party for Aural Moon......official invitation.

Hey Keithie, long time no read! Okey doke, I'm sure I can come up with an hour's worth o'tunes and I have the ability to record stuff, be it intros or whatever, but I guess my question is what format and does the Moon need multiple files or one big long file or whatever? Enquiring minds want to know...

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Old 06-16-2009, 07:54 AM
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Re: Birthday Party for Aural Moon......official invitation.

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I'm sure I can come up with an hour's worth o'tunes and I have the ability to record stuff, be it intros or whatever, but I guess my question is what format and does the Moon need multiple files or one big long file or whatever?
Firstly, for anyone who's making a program, Thanks! All of us associated with the station know how much time & effort it takes.

OK, The technical/production side;

I realize that's there's a whole range of technical ability out there ; so please don't think I'm trying to teach my Grandmother to Suck Eggs...

Vax, Jim and/or Dr. Dot might wish to add to this...

a/ your top priority should be to get the playlist the Keithie -- common track requests will be "first come, first served" exactly like SAM. probably best not to spend ages perfecting a show, only to find that someone else has already baggsied all the tracks...

b/ Please indicate time range(s) that you'd like the program aired -- after 05:00 EDT on the 26th and preferably before 05:00 EDT on the 27th Please be flexible, we can't all be on at once!

c/ If you are making a program complete with announcements that you record yourself:

The format for the recordings is 192kb/s Stereo MP3, with V3.2 ID tags.

Whether you choose to make separate tracks or a monolithic file depends probably on how your material is sourced and what you want to do. We can accept either.

(i) If most of the material you want to play is already on the moon - then it's probably easiest for you to record just your announcements and rip any additional tracks you need.

(ii) If most of the material you intend to play is not on the moon - or you want to do fancy cross-fades or something like that - then a monolithic track is probably going to be easiest.

d/ Ripping/Processing tracks.

If you're processing tracks ; normalizing levels is fine - but probably better to leave off any compression - since the station software might wish to apply that itself.

What you do with your voice is up to you - but my 0.02euros says "Mega-FM compression doesn't sound good on Internet Streaming" (but that's an opinion not a technical fact)

If you're ripping your favorite "never-been-committed-to-CD" vinyl -- then the mastering job is your own (of course).

e/ when people start to get stuff ready - we'll sort out upload destinations.

f/ For people who are NOT recording voice but submitting a playlist and a dedications script for your trusty DJs to read out.

Any tracks not on the moon -- you will probably still have to rip (rulez as above). You could check with Keithie or me if we already have them ... but the moon's collection is waaaaay larger than mine

g/ For people who are just going to record a "Happy Birthday Aural Moon" message ;

I can deal with pretty much any audio format as input - but please make sure your voice is nice and loud, that you say who you are - and try and keep away from the computer's fans while you're recording!!!

any more questions - I'll add to this or you can PM me directly.

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Old 06-17-2009, 04:00 AM
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Re: Birthday Party for Aural Moon......official invitation.

Thanks KW but I'll not always be home at Friday night (in Japan)...
So I'll join the party at the time I can be here.

And...as possible, I'll send you my (terrible) video mail or picture.
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Re: Birthday Party for Aural Moon......official invitation.

Sounds awesome!!! I'm going to record a message, and you guys can play it in rotation as you see fit.

So... we need a list of songs about Time!!! Post them here!
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:39 AM
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Re: Birthday Party for Aural Moon......official invitation.

And I have just been informed that I am going to be out of town (work) that weekend. I'll stick my nose in when I can, however.
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So... we need a list of songs about Time!!! Post them here!
I think Pink Floyd has a song called "Time," but I'm not sure.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:25 PM
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Re: Birthday Party for Aural Moon......official invitation.

ok if it's still on I'd say

e/ when people start to get stuff ready - we'll sort out upload destinations.

is upon us.

waiting for godot...
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:32 AM
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Re: Birthday Party for Aural Moon......official invitation.

OK. jMC here -- I've just been faffing on the phone with Keithie ..
.... and he can't get online until very late today....
.... so we need to shake down the running order for tomorrow.

The response has been FANTASTIC! thank you all

Here is the provisional list:
Please Please check your times... and if there's a problem SHOUT ...

(BST is listed 'cos that's the studio's TZ and we don't expect to be able to keep track of time after all the beer)

24 hour clock -- it gets waaaay to confusing otherwise ; and, of course, the times in the early morning relate to the 27th..

TIME-TABLE

.. after this? who knows.. maybe a return to Live Mayhem... :-)

The Listener Shows are around an hour each ...

= About our slot ...

Keith and Jam will substitute for SAM for 3 hours ...
... spinning a few disks of not to be found on the moon ..
... and taking live requests and dedications (in case you have a last minute pang of guilt at not putting something in).

Hope to see you all tomorrow,
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:04 AM
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Here's a couple of shots of your DJs... and the studio...

Note that we have an additional Listener Show from jtmckinley which will air at 12:00 EDT thanks!


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Re: Birthday Party for Aural Moon......official invitation.

Jam nice to hear from you...

I would pop in and say hi, but I'm away this weekend. 27 hours of faff five years ago was one of the most fun times I've had...

have fun everyone!
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:13 AM
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Re: Birthday Party for Aural Moon......official invitation.

Our Very Own Jim opened proceedings with the following fantastic intro ... which played up to the magic time of 05:00 EDT

Chance - Countdown
Rush - Countdown
Allan Holdsworth - Countdown

=== we then switched to the live feed for.....

... first tracks of the day which were:

Hatfield and the North - Mumps - from The Rotter's Club ( for our friend Kazuhiro san )
Celebration - Premiata Forneria Marconi - Live in the USA ( for Lotus )
expresso - Gong - from Gazeuse! (for Jim ... who was up v. late)
Surfing with the Alien - Joe Satriani ( for Roger - Dot - Lee )
Sunburst Finish - Utopia - Ra (for Ramon - the moon's sun king)

after which we switched back to SAM while we negotiated with the Aliens for Keithie's release...

==== next up was Lotus

Lotus's Show:
Beethoven Choral Fantasy in C minor - Lotus' show.

Lotus writes "
I grew up in Barcelona, I lived there from 1963 to 1977 and my prog roots are certainly there. Barcelona was the "must stopover" for many of the big prog groups and the city was full of faboulous local groups. Therefore I would like to dedicate this tune to maybe the most exciting city of the world (at least of the ones I know) on this day on which we celebrate the most exciting prog staion in the world
"

Barcelona - Freddie Mercury and Monseratt Cabaille. - Lotus' Show

We helped SAM along with RQs wherever they came in...
Including:
Astronomy Domine - David Gilmour (Live)
Nahavishnu Orchestra - A Lotus On Irish Streams
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:15 AM
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Jam and KW,

Can you post the playlists for the shows? Give us a preview of coming attractions?

Just curious.

Thanks,
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:02 AM
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the sound of two bricks banging together --- specially for Brian - VaxMan - Schenkenberger .. without out whom we would not be on the air..


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Old 06-26-2009, 09:52 AM
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Re: Birthday Party for Aural Moon......official invitation.

Eloy's playlist:

BJH - Mocking bird
Atomic Rooster - VUG
Planet P Project - Static
Yes - Everydays
Eloy - Through a Sombre Galaxy
Saga - Careful where you step
Caravan - Golf Girl
Quidam - We lost
UK - Rendezvous 6:02
GLOW - Ooh Yeahhhh!!!!

Thanks Steve.....a terrific show. Really enjoyed it.
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:40 AM
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Re: Birthday Party for Aural Moon......official invitation.

After Eloy's show we had:

Brian Eno - Energy fools the magician.
Frank Zappa - Peaches in Regalia.
Porcupine Tree - Lazarus
The Tangent - Lost in London
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