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The Dividing Line / Epic Prog: The Final DLBN Broadcast
« on: June 04, 2007, 07:30:38 am »
Hello friends!

It is with mixed emotions that I announce that this Friday night (June 8, 2007) will be the final installment of The Healing Colors of Sound and also the last Epic Prog broadcast on the Dividing Line Broadcast Network. Epic Prog will be moving to another station, starting June 22. For more information on the move, please see my MySpace page at www.myspace.com/lurkermichael.

While I am sad to leave the Dividing Line, which has been the internet home for "Epic Prog with The Lurker" for three and a half years and the home of "The Healing Colors of Sound" for two and a half years, the time has come to make a change. There are many reasons for it, which I won't go into here. But I do want to thank Shawn Bishop and Rene Young, who were so helpful in getting me started in internet radio at the Dividing Line. I also want to thank all the people who listened live, hung out with me in chat and those who joined my mighty Archive Army. You guys are the best! Lastly (but not leastly...is leastly a word? I didn't think so, but I digress), I want to thank my fellow DJs, both past and present, who helped make my time here much more enjoyable, turned me on to a lot of great music and provided great friendship and tons of technical support. I'll never forget meeting many of you at the 2004 CalProg. What a great time that was!

The first show I ever heard on this station was mikebo's "Strange Universe." It was basically the reason I came back to the DLBN in my search for great music on internet radio. I returned a few nights later to hear Frank "Moondog" Mundo's "Friday Night Freakout," and then I was completely hooked. It wasn't long before I was pitching the idea of "Epic Prog" to the station and then had a show of my own (originally very late on Monday nights - a spot that would later be occupied by "Schizopolis"). When Frank left, he recommended that my show be the one to replace his, and for that I was extremely flattered. There have been so many great moments here and I treasure all of them. Having said that, it's time for me to move on and see what else lies within the vastness of cyberspace...kind of like a digital version of Captain Kirk.

So anyway, I hope to see a good turnout this Friday for my final Dividing Line broadcast!

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The Dividing Line / Alan Morse Interview This Friday!
« on: April 25, 2007, 09:40:36 am »
This Friday, tune in at 8 p.m. Eastern for a special combined edition of The Healing Colors of Sound and Epic Prog! This show is a salute to the 2007 Rites of Spring Festival, which I will be attending (so yes, the show is pre-recorded).

Among the treats is a 22-minute interview with Alan Morse of Spock's Beard. Epic Concepts returns, featuring Disc 2 of "Revolutions" by 2005 ROSfest headliner Magenta. We'll be playing tracks from nearly all of the 2007 ROSfest participating bands, plus several past headliners.

If you can't make it to ROSfest, this is the next best thing!

For my mighty Archive Army listeners, I will be posting the playlist and archive sometime Thursday evening.

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The Dividing Line / Celebrating Three Years of Epic Prog!
« on: January 24, 2007, 08:35:33 am »
Extended Online Family,

Please help me celebrate three years of broadcasting on The Dividing Line this Friday. It's hard to believe I've been doing this every Friday night for three years. Quite a hobby! Thank you for letting me share my music collection with you.

As it's the last show of the month of January, we welcome the return of "Epic Concepts," and on tap for that feature will be the Jethro Tull classic, "Thick as a Brick" in its entirety. The fun begins at 9 p.m. Eastern. Feel free to simply listen or join us in chat.

And tune in an hour early to get a peek at the forthcoming Neal Morse album "Sola Scriptura" on The Healing Colors of Sound, starting at 8 p.m. Eastern.

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Show Playlists / Lurker - Pirate Radio Playlists
« on: December 21, 2006, 02:29:08 pm »
12/21/06

Just a short pirate show to test the equipment and DSL line in the new townhome. Thanks to those who stopped by. It was also a chance for me to have a little musical catharsis. After that, there was a set of new music from Spock's Beard, Galahad and Blind Ego.

Here's the playlist for those who missed it. I may try to find someone to host the archive for me, if there's a demand.

1. Queen - The Show Must Go On (4:32)
2. Marillion - Estonia (7:56)
3. RPWL - Roses (6:36)
4. RPWL - God Has Failed (2:16)
5. Enchant - Colors Fade (5:25)
6. Kansas - Dust in the Wind (3:28)
7. Rush - Afterimage (5:05)
8. Cryptic Vision - Ascension (5:44)
9. Peter Gabriel - I Grieve (7:24)
10. Pink Floyd - Sorrow (8:48)
11. Spock's Beard - On a Perfect Day (7:45)
12. Galahad - Empires Never Last (9:05)
13. Blind Ego - Obsession (4:25)

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The Dividing Line / Epic Prog - The Show WILL Go On
« on: December 21, 2006, 12:28:24 pm »
To my extended DLBN family:

Despite recent events, with which you may or may not be familiar, I will push forward with Epic Prog this week, with a special 4-hour extravaganza, featuring the 2006 Lurky Awards. This was originally scheduled to air on Dec. 29, however, I will be in Ohio with my family all of next week, tending to a myriad of details, following the passing of my mother in an auto accident this past Sunday. I will NOT broadcast on Dec. 29, but hope to have coverage from one (ore more) of my fellow DJs.

Quite frankly, I need one night of "normalcy," and I can't think of a better way to do that than to share my favorite music of 2006 with you. The program will start at 8 p.m. Eastern time, and there will not be a Healing Colors of Sound program this week.

As I have moved into my new townhome this week, it may end up being an adventure, so I will likely broadcast a brief pirate radio show to work out the kinks...this may take place within the next 30 minutes to an hour. I'll post on this mailing list to let you know to tune in.

Thanks to many of you for the well wishes and encouraging words this week. It's been a horrific time for my family, and you've helped me more than you can ever know.

Your old pal,

The Lurker

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The Dividing Line / DLBN Folk Attending ROSfest 2007
« on: October 25, 2006, 09:25:47 am »
Hey guys,

Just curious as to who among our little family might be attending the Rites of Spring Festival at the end of April, 2007. I know that I plan on attending and that Woody also is planning a trip, as well as "super listener" rushfan and former DLBN DJ Joel Craig.

Is anyone else here thinking of going? They've got a great lineup for 2007 and I'd love to see as many DLBN faces as possible.

If you're not aware of this excellent festival, head over to www.rosfest.com.

Here's the lineup:

Friday (pre-show):
Tempustry
The Puppet Show
Starcastle

Saturday:
Rocket Scientists
Frost*
Carptree
Pendragon

Sunday:
Darwin's Radio
Anyone's Daughter
Magic Pie
Spock's Beard  (Yes, the MIGHTY Beard!)

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The Dividing Line / A Lurker Looks at 40
« on: September 13, 2006, 09:57:42 am »
Friends, Romans, Countrymen!

I would consider it an honor if you would help me celebrate my 40th trip around the sun this Friday night on a very special Epic Prog with The Lurker. This week, I'll be playing many songs that hold some special meaning for me. It's very likely that you will like some of them, you will detest some of them, and there will be a few you may have never heard before. Some will be quite proggy and some will lack progginess, but all of them have combined to shape my musical journey from the very first K-Tel record I got for Christmas at age 8, to the present day. And this journey will take place in just a three-hour time frame!

Join me this Friday night at 8 p.m. Eastern (5 p.m. Pacific - that's after midnight for you Europeans who don't mind staying up late!) for The Healing Colors of Sound, then stick around for Epic Prog at 9 p.m. You'll find me at www.thedividingline.com. Feel free to stop by the chat room and say hello.

Hope to see you there!

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The Dividing Line / Another Cryptic Vision CD Giveaway
« on: July 24, 2006, 09:28:01 am »
In case you missed it on the program, rushfan has very generously donated a brand new copy of the latest Cryptic Vision CD, "In a World," to give away on my show. All you need to do to win is send me an email to:  michael@thedividingline.com with "Cryptic Vision CD Giveaway" in the subject line. Please be sure to include your name and address in the email, in case you win.

We'll have a live drawing on Epic Prog this Friday night (July 28) to determine the winner of this excellent 2006 release.

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The Dividing Line / Cryptic Vision CD Giveaway!
« on: July 01, 2006, 10:06:36 am »
Hey gang,

I just want everyone to know that I purchased an extra copy of the new Cryptic Vision CD, "In a World," last night at the band's album release party. In addition to featuring the CD this week on The Healing Colors of Sound (due to Alan Morse's involvement) and on Epic Prog, I will be giving the CD away for FREE on this week's Epic Prog. You must be listening and in chat to win, so come one, come all, to try to win this fantastic new album.

So, be sure to check in on Friday, July 7 for your chance to win Cryptic Vision's new album, courtesy of your old pal, The Lurker, and to hear several cuts off this fantastic new CD.

Note: For those of you going to CalProg, you are in for a very special treat. I won't spoil it for you, but suffice it to say that you're going to love their "classic prog cover." My friend the grinch should be prepared to bring not one, but TWO extra pairs of underwear to the show!  ;)

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The Dividing Line / NEW MUSIC FROM GENESIS
« on: June 09, 2006, 10:26:24 am »
...alumnus Ray Wilson, tonight on Epic Prog!   :D

HA! Sorry for the Cheap Publicity Stunt (CPS), I had to hook you into reading this somehow!

Anyway, I'll have a new track from Ray's band Stiltskin, which will be releasing an album in October. Also, former Magenta bassist Matt Cohen's new band, The Reasoning. In addition, a live Yes epic, some Flower Kings and a whole lotta other goodies are in store.

Tune in tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern. Actually, go ahead and tune in an hour earlier than that and catch all the Beardy goodness of The Healling Colors of Sound!

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The Dividing Line / This Friday (June 2) on Epic Prog - New Magenta!
« on: June 01, 2006, 03:54:03 pm »
Tune in to Epic Prog this Friday night to hear some selections from the
new Magenta album, Home, as well as the band's EP, New York Suite. Also, there will be some progski from a Polish band called After, and
whatever else I can think of to play for you. Epic Prog starts at 9
p.m. Eastern on Friday, right after The Healing Colors of Sound. Join
me for all the progtastic festivities!

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Show Playlists / Epic Prog with The Lurker
« on: April 07, 2006, 09:16:49 pm »
April 7,th  2006 SHOW #111


The tunes just keep on coming. Another week and another batch of epics, and shorter tunes as well. In addition to the usual proggy goodness, we went back in time to visit some classic bands like The Moody Blues, Supertramp and Queen.
 
1. Enchant - Mettle Man (8:27)
2. Epic Prog Intro (0:30)

3. Ayreon - Beyond the Last Horizon (7:15)
4. Presto Ballet - Seasons (3:39)
5. Glass Hammer - The Knight of the North (24:39)

6. The Moody Blues - Dawn: Dawn is a Feeling (3:48)
7. Porcupine Tree - The Start of Something Beautiful (7:40)
8. Echolyn - Lovesick Morning (10:12)

9. King Crimson - Happy With What You Have to be Happy With (3:17)
10. Porcupine Tree - Baby Dream in Cellphane (3:13)  - BY REQUEST
11. Supertramp - School (5:34)
12. Supertramp - Fool's Overture (10:51)

13. A.C.T - Today's Report (4:47)
14. Queen - All Dead, All Dead (3:11)
15. Thirteen of Everything - Bird in Hand (10:12)

16. Styx - Suite Madame Blue (6:33)  - BY REQUEST
17. Marillion - The Great Escape (6:30)  - BY REQUEST
18. Riverside - Second Life Syndrome (15:40)

19. Genesis - Dance on a Volcano (5:54)
20. Pendragon - And We'll Go Hunting Deer (7:17)
21. Satellite - The Evening Wind (12:45)

22. Karmakanic - Space Race No. 3 (4:35)



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Show Playlists / The Healing Colors of Sound
« on: April 07, 2006, 09:16:13 pm »
April 7,th  2006 SHOW #65


We break in the month of April in style, playing "A Flash Before My Eyes" in its entirety, as well as a couple of really nice cover songs, and some Neal and Roine for good measure!

1. THCOS Show Intro (1:45)
2. Neal Morse - Father of Forgiveness (5:47)

 A Flash Before My Eyes
3. Spock's Beard - The Ballet of the Impact (5:34)
4. Spock's Beard - I Wouldn't Let it Go (4:53)
5. Spock's Beard - Surfing Down the Avalanche (3:43)
6. Spock's Beard - She is Everything (6:46)
7. Spock's Beard - Climbing Up That Hill (3:31)
8. Spock's Beard - Letting Go (1:52)
9. Spock's Beard - Of the Beauty of It All (4:53)

10. Duke - June (5:22)
11. Chris Harrison - We All Need Some Light (5:10)
12. Roine Stolt (w/ Neal Morse) - The Observer (11:10)



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The Dividing Line / Epic Prog #100 Tonight!
« on: January 20, 2006, 04:24:08 pm »
Howdy proggers!

Tonight will mark the 100th installment of Epic Prog with The
Lurker! To celebrate, I will be playing a full evening of live
tracks from (hopefully) your favorite prog artists, starting at 9 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. Pacific, GMT-5). Bring your requests. It's Epic Live! That, of course, will start right after The Healing Colors of Sound (8-9 p.m. Eastern, 5-6 p.m. Pacific).

I want to thank all the listeners and DJs who have made the first 99 such a fantastic experience for me. I have met many amazing people and discovered quite a few wallets full of excellent music while at the DLBN. Please join me for Show #100!

And next week will not only mark my two-year anniversary on The Dividing Line, but also the return of "Epic Concepts." I haven't decided which concept album to spin next week just yet, so if you've got a suggestion, drop by the chat room and let me know!

The Lurker

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The Dividing Line / Second Annual Lurky Awards (Playlist 12/30/05)
« on: December 28, 2005, 06:21:13 pm »
THE SECOND ANNUAL "LURKY AWARDS" SHOW

The very best of 2005! In addition to naming award winners in several categories, we counted down the annual Top 10 list and looked back at how the Top 10 in 2004 held up a year later. I want to thank everyone who has helped make my first two years at the DLBN so much fun. I have met a lot of great people and also discovered tons of excellent music. I hope you all have a very special 2006. Stay shiny and keep flying. Here's the Playlist:
 
1. Rush - R30 Overture (Live) (6:42)
2. Magenta - King of the Skies (Live) (4:40)
3. Epic Prog Intro (0:30)

Tour of the Year: Porcupine Tree

Disappointment of the Year: Visa problems for Riverside, Mostly Autumn and the More Drama Tour

Prog Story of the Year: Prog Community efforts for Tsunami and Hurricane relief

Live Album of the Year: RPWL - Start the Fire
4. RPWL - Wasted Land (5:42)

Male Vocal Performance of the Year: Ray Wilson - "Roses"
5. RPWL - Roses (6:36)
 
Female Vocal Performance of the Year: Heather Findlay - "Carpe Diem"
6. Mostly Autumn - Carpe Diem (8:05)
 
Best Instrumental: Pallas - "Northern Star"
7. Pallas - Northern Star (4:00)
 
Newcomer of the Year: Magic Pie
8. Magic Pie - Change (20:05)

Cover Song(s) of the Year: Cryptic Vision - "Progledy"
9. Cryptic Vision - Progledy (13:55)
 
Epic of the Year: IZZ - "Deafening Silence"
10. IZZ - Deafening Silence (21:36)

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2005

#10: Little Atlas - Wanderlust
11. Little Atlas - The Ballad of Eddie Wanderlust (7:33)
 
#9: Salem Hill - Mimi's Magic Moment
12. Salem Hill - All Fall Down (7:14)
 
#8: Satellite - Evening Games
13. Satellite - Beautiful World (9:05)
 
#7: Dream Theater - Octavarium
14. Dream Theater - The Root of All Evil (8:25)
 
#6: RPWL - World Through My Eyes
15. RPWL - Sea-Nature (8:21)
 
#5: Arena - Pepper's Ghost
16. Arena - Bedlam Fayre (6:06)
 
#4: Neal Morse - ?
17. Neal Morse - 12 (6:46)
 
#3: Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
18. Riverside - Artificial Smile (5:27)
 
#2: Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
19. Porcupine Tree - Open Car (3:47)
 
#1: Kino - Picture
20. Kino - Loser's Day Parade (9:03)

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