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The Dividing Line / Eric Arthur (Love Letters) update
« on: August 18, 2012, 09:42:45 am »
Hi everyone. We received this update from Eric Arthur's wife and she asked us to pass it along to the Dividing Line community:

Hello, Dividing Line Team --

I'm Vicki Arthur, and my husband Eric is host of The Dividing Line's "Love Letters" show.  I know that a good friend of his informed you that his show has been suspended due to a medical crisis.  Now that things have stabilized a bit, I wanted you to hear directly from me about his situation.

One month ago today, Eric suffered an unexpected and severe stroke in his brain stem.  After a hospital stay of nearly four weeks (much of that in the intensive care unit), he was moved a few days ago to a local rehabilitation hospital.  We remain hopeful, although his long-term prognosis is unclear. 

We've had Eric's iPod playing almost continuously for him since this ordeal began, and it's loaded with nearly 1,400 tracks -- mostly prog, of course!  One of the first tracks to pop up randomly while he was in the ICU was "Comfortably Numb" . . . to which his neurologist, a Pink Floyd fan, remarked, "God works in mysterious ways . . . "

Eric's podcast was one of his greatest passions in life, and I hope and pray that he may one day return to it.  In the meantime, I ask that you share this information with his friends at The Dividing Line and anyone else you believe might be interested.  Eric's dad and I have been posting updates on a website called Caring Bridge.  Eric's page may be accessed below:

Many thanks for giving Eric an amazing opportunity to share his love of progressive rock.  I know that music will play a huge role in his recovery.

Warmest regards,

Vicki Arthur

Hey folks, you probably noticed the announcement on the DLBN website Home page about this, but I'm posting it here so we can provide updates and you can ask questions or make comments.

Mark your calendars. In April 2010 The Dividing Line will celebrate its 10th anniversary. To commemorate this awesome milestone in our history we will be presenting a very special event: a virtual Progressive Rock festival! Similar to the "Live & Interactive" broadcasts we have featured in the past, this event will consist of live performances by some of our favorite progressive rock artists. Each of the featured bands will play a full set from their respective locations while broadcasting to you via our server. The DLBN TEN REVOLUTIONS Virtual Festival will take place on April 3rd and 4th 2010, with 4 bands playing on each of the two days. Confirmed acts include:


The Dividing Line / What Pink Floyd song should I cover?
« on: July 17, 2009, 09:34:35 pm »
Hey there folks.  As some of you know, I've been recording cover versions of some Pink Floyd songs this year. So far, I have done Astronomy Domine and Free Four, and I'm presently working on One Of These Days. I have some other favourite PF songs in mind that I'd like to include in the eventual set, but I'd like to ask you if you have any requests. What Pink Floyd songs would you suggest for me to record a cover version? Post your answers here or email me at Your input is appreciated.


Dear friends,

I have decided to start the 7th anniversary show ½ hour earlier than usual tomorrow due to the length of the program (3.5 hours). This is mainly for the benefit of folks in time zones east of me but also because I have to catch an early flight on Monday morning. So ProgRoots will begin at 6:30pm Pacific time (9:30 Eastern) Sunday, June 7th. We’ll start off with the “Making of” feature and then at around 7:45pm Pacific I’ll play my 2-cd album “Dreams of Flying” in its entirety. That should bring us pretty close to our usual 10pm Pacific ending time.


The Dividing Line / ProgRoots Returns July 6th
« on: June 24, 2008, 01:24:57 pm »
Hello from Ontario!

I am here on vacation enjoying a bit of sunshine between the thunderstorms. They actually had a few tornadoes in the vicinity of London, Ontario the last couple of days, not far from where I am now. Anyway, I just logged in from a friend's place to tell you there will be no ProgRoots until the Sunday after I'm back home, which is July 6th. See you all then.


Show Playlists / The Show Must Go On (Queen For A Day)
« on: September 03, 2007, 06:07:25 pm »
September 3rd, 2007
Your host for this edition of The Show Must Go On is Rene.

1. Queen - Tie Your Mother Down (4:47)
2. Queen - Brighton Rock (5:10)
3. Queen - Ogre Battle (4:07)
4. Queen - Killer Queen (3:00)
5. Roger Taylor - Fun In Space (6:22)
6. Roger Taylor - No Violins (4:33)
7. Queen - She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettos) (4:09)
8. Queen - Now I'm Here (4:14)
9. Queen - The Prophet's Song (8:20)
10. Queen - Liar (6:26)
11. Queen - The Show Must Go On (4:09)
12. Queen - God Save The Queen (1:13)

Artists & Music / Frost* web site gone?
« on: August 01, 2007, 07:59:02 pm »
I had bookmarked and just went to check up on the latest, only to get an empty white page except for the words "no results returned". Anyone know what's going on?

The Dividing Line / News about DaveP
« on: July 23, 2007, 11:54:00 am »
Dear Dividing Line Community Members,

I’m afraid I have some bad news to deliver. I just learned that our friend and popular DLBN DJ, Dave Plummer is in the hospital and has been diagnosed with cancer. As you know, he recently announced that he’d be taking a short break from doing his show for health reasons. By the sound of it, I doubt he even knew at that time exactly what he is dealing with. I don’t have many details but apparently his prognosis isn’t good. The cancer has spread from his colon to his liver. I’m sure you will all join me in keeping Dave in our thoughts and prayers as we respect his family’s privacy in this dark time. Updates will be posted here and on our message board as information is received. I don’t know what else to say.


Artists & Music / Roger Waters live in Vancouver - Set List
« on: June 23, 2007, 02:06:12 pm »
Roger Waters played in Vancouver BC on June 21st. It was the first "big" show I have been to in a while, and certainly the most expensive by a long shot ($167.50). But I have no complaints. Roger and his 10-piece band were in top form, and the sound was excellent. In fact, in many ways this show was better than any Pink Floyd shows I've seen either in person or on film, with the exception of the September 1972 Floyd concert I went to in Vancouver. When Waters & Co. played "On The Run" from "Dark Side Of The Moon" it was better than any live version I've heard before...maybe even better than the original studio recording! If he's coming near you on this tour and you're undecided as to whether to go or not, I highly recommend you do.

Now, some of you may not want me to be a spoiler here, so if you don't want to see the set list, exit now!

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1. In The Flesh?
2. Mother
3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
4. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part One)
5. Have A Cigar
6. Wish You Were Here
7. Southampton Dock
8. The Fletcher Memorial Home
9. Perfect Sense (Part I)
10. Perfect Sense (Part Ii)
11. Leaving Beirut
12. Sheep


Dark Side Of The Moon:
13. Speak To Me / Breathe
14. On The Run
15. Time
16. The Great Gig In The Sky
17. Money
18. Us And Them
19. Any Colour You Like
20. Brain Damage
21. Eclipse

22. The Happiest Days Of Our Lives
23. Another Brick In The Wall, Pt. 2
24. Vera
25. Bring The Boys Back Home
26. Comfortably Numb

The Dividing Line / Program changes for Sunday evenings
« on: February 17, 2007, 11:08:22 pm »
Dear Dividing Line listeners,

Some program changes will take effect Sunday, February 17th, 2007:

After 93 shows spanning almost two years, Ticket To Ride, the popular Beatles show on The Dividing Line will no longer be broadcast live. Instead, TTR will soon be available as a weekly podcast. Further announcements will be posted as soon as the podcast version is ready.

As a result, ProgRoots will return to its original starting time, 7pm Pacific. The show will remain a three-hour show as a rule, but on some occasions it may go into overtime.


The Dividing Line / Message Board Face Lift!
« on: September 03, 2006, 10:25:57 am »

Kudos to Shawn B & Shawn K for all the hard work recently. This newly updated message board looks great!


ProgRoots #200 / 4th Anniversary

On Sunday May 28th I will be doing my 200th show and celebrating my 4th anniversary with The Dividing Line! At this time I'm not exactly sure what I will be doing besides the usual mix of new and classic prog, but if you have any suggestions or requests, please let me know.  I hope you can join me.


Show Playlists / ProgRoots
« on: May 07, 2006, 11:04:33 pm »
May 7, 2006
Show #197

1. Rene Young - ProgRoots On The Air (2:55)
2. Cheap Trick - ELO Kiddies (3:41)
3. Emerson Lake & Palmer - 01 - Introduction by Claude Nobs (0:25)
4. Emerson Lake & Palmer - 02 - Karn Evil 9 - 1st Impression Part 2 (5:19)
5. Emerson Lake & Palmer - 08 - Bitches Crystal (4:06)
6. Emerson Lake & Palmer - 13 - Tarkus - Pictures At An Exhibition (20:35)
7. Carl Palmer - The Barbarian (5:54)
8. Carl Palmer - Toccata (8:00)
9. Carl Palmer - Canario (4:42)
10. Carl Palmer - Hoedown (3:49)
11. Presto Ballet - Speed Of Time (6:36)
12. Presto Ballet - Sunshine (4:51)
13. Ashland - Old Time Religion (4:58)
14. Lyranthe - Pharaoh's Call (The Bishie Mix) (9:10)
15. Spock's Beard - At The End Of The Day (16:33)
16. Full Body Mirror - Give Me Sound (3:59)
17. Full Body Mirror - Obsession (6:06)
18. Tool - Lost Keys (Blame Hofmann) (3:46)
19. Tool - Rosetta Stoned (11:11)
20. Steppenwolf - Disappointment Number (13:23)
21. The Illustrated Band - The Forever Of Now (9:47)
22. The Illustrated Band - Mother's Arms (4:46)
23. Aziola Cry - Then Wake To Weep (2:28)
24. Aziola Cry - Ellipsis III (9:51)
25. Crazy World - Welcome To Crazy World (0:43)
26. Crazy World - Long Hair Wildman Rides Again (3:24)
27. Deep Purple - Child In Time (10:20)
28. Pink Floyd - Echoes (Live At Pompeii - Director's Cut) (27:46)
29. Cheap Trick - Goodnight (1:52)

Show Playlists / Ticket To Ride
« on: May 07, 2006, 08:18:20 pm »
May 7, 2006
Show #57

1. Intro - Intro: Ticket To Ride! (2:00)
2. The Donnas - Drive My Car (2:35)
3. The Beatles - Please Please Me (2:03)
4. The Beatles - Roll Over Beethoven (2:47)
5. The Beatles - I Call Your Name (2:09)
6. Excerpt from the movie Help -Paul gets reduced to 3" tall! (6:55)
7. The Beatles - You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (2:11)
8. The Beatles - I'm Only Sleeping (3:01)
9. The Beatles - Get Back (with Billy Preston) (3:14)
10. The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money (4:02)
11. The Beatles - Let It Be (4:03)
12. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night (3:12)
13. The Beatles - Help (2:42)
14. The Beatles - She Loves You (2:28)
15. The Beatles - Long Tall Sally (2:52)
16. The Beatles - Baby You're a Rich Man (3:03)
17. John Wesley Harding - When The Beatles Hit America (5:46)

The Dividing Line / John Lennon Special December 4th Postponed 1 week
« on: December 03, 2005, 04:50:03 pm »
Due to connectivity problems I was not able to do this show on the 4th, so I'll try again next week, December 11th.

Marking the 25th anniversary his death, this Sunday's Ticket To Ride will be a special extended edition focussing on the music,  the life, and the death of John Lennon.   I have December 9, 1980 clips from the three major US TV networks and an interview with Lennon, recorded just 12 hours before he was gunned down.  I'll also be playing a newly-recorded song called Man In A Bubble, which is a tribute to John Lennon.

Ticket To Ride, starting at 7pm Pacific.

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