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The Dividing Line / DLBN Turns 6 Today!!!
« on: April 01, 2006, 12:37:10 pm »
Hi everyone!

Iím happy to announce that during the month of April DLBN will be celebrating its 6th birthday!  On April 1st 2000 the first Behind The Lines officially aired.  The show broadcast live from 6pm to 9pm every Tuesday and Thursday.  Now 6 years later we have shows every day broadcasting to listeners from Finland to Venezuela!

On behalf of everyone at DLBN I offer my thanks to all who have chosen to spend their time with us over the years.  This is a wonderful community weíve all built and it couldnít have been done without each and every one of you.



The Dividing Line / Behind The Lines returns LIVE!!!!
« on: March 01, 2006, 06:38:19 pm »
Hello all!

Yes, you read the subject line right Ė Iím happy to announce that after 3 weeks shy of a year away from doing a live show, on Tuesday March 7th Behind The Lines will be returning live every single week!!!

Sadly, Mikebo of Strange Universe ( has just started a new job and is not able to continue doing his show live.  However, if youíve become addicted to Strange Universe as I have, youíll be happy to know that Mike will continue to do his show on demand.  It will be available on the archives once per week Ė so those who canít get through their week without getting strange have no need to worry.

Fans of Behind The Lines will be happy to know that starting next week Iíll be returning to my previous slot (every Tuesday from 8pm to 11pm Pacific Time).  Itís strange really, the timing is eerie!  Tuesday the 7th is the FIRST Tuesday that my new schedule will come into effect.  With this new schedule Tuesday is the only day of the week that Iíll be getting off at 5pm which is early enough to get home, eat, and then do my show!  I then donít have to be at work until 11am the next day so I will have a huge amount of time to bring everyone an awesome show each week Ė not to forget the joyous GENESIS HOUAH!!  How perfect is that?

So in conclusion, I hope youíll all join me for my inaugural return this coming Tuesday!



The Dividing Line / Frappr!!!! (show us where you're located)
« on: December 18, 2005, 11:49:20 am »
Hey all!

Just a quick note to bring your attention to the front page of our site where our new Frappr map is located!  If you havenít done so already, please do add your pushpin to the map so we can see where youíre located!  A quick link to the DLBN Frappr page can be found at the following URL:



The Dividing Line / IZZ "My River Flows" album premier
« on: December 05, 2005, 02:32:28 pm »
Hi folks,

Just a quick note to let you all know that the archive of the album premier for "My River Flows" from IZZ has now been posted to the special events page!  It will also remain on the Behind The Lines show page for the next week at least.

Happy listening!


Show Playlists / Behind The Lines
« on: November 10, 2005, 11:59:50 am »
November 10th, 2005

Hello everyone!!  After an unplanned 4 month hiatus Behind The Lines has returned with a bang!!  This is the audio chronicle of the voyage to Seattle to witness the second leg of Porcupine Tree's Deadwing tour!  The show follows our voyage in full audio glory thanks to the marvels of my iRiver H340 portable mp3 recorder. During this trip I had the chance to sit down with Steven Wilson and talk to him about all sorts of interesting things under the sun.  Tune in to hear the latest on the catastrophic demise of the the Lava record label leaving PT hanging in the winds of purgatory, fascinating insights into the Deadwing album, as well as new information on some exciting projects on the horizon for Steven Wilson, plus much more!

1. Pocrupine Tree - So Called Friend
2. Porcupine Tree - Signify
3. Porcupine Tree - Lips of Ashes
4. Porcupine Tree - Gravity Eyelids
5. Porcupine Tree - Cut Ribbon
6. Porcupine Tree - Open Car
7. Porcupine Tree - Ariving Somewhere, But Not Here
8. Porcupine Tree - Mother & Child Divided
9. Porcupine Tree - Trains
10. Porcupine Tree - .3
11. Porcupine Tree - Half-Light
12. Anthony Phillips - Lost and Found [Ending Track]

The Dividing Line / DLBN 7 DJ Extravaganza!!
« on: June 02, 2005, 10:05:21 pm »
Hi all!

Just a reminder to be sure and tune in this Saturday June 4th at 4pm to hear a DLBN 7 DJ extravaganza!!  Yes itís true, 7 of us DJs plus several listeners will be traveling to Seattle to see Porcupine Tree on Saturday night Ė Woohoo!!  But before that joyous concert we will be broadcasting Underdog Prog from chateau Fransie!!  So be sure and tune in to hear god knows what!

Hope to see you all there,


Hello all,

A heads up to all the IZZ fans out there - The Dividing Line is happy to offer a little treat for those who are feeling the wait for the newest IZZ album.  For those that missed it, last February Laura Meade, John Galgano, and Paul Bremner performed a DLBN exclusive webcast which brought the house down.  

Iím happy to announce that after nearly 3 months of working on it, the newly mixed and mastered version of this event is now available on demand via the archives section of the DLBN website for all to enjoy!  This concert includes a plethora of songs both new and old, not to mention new versions of many IZZ songs youíve come to know and love.

Itís the first link under the ďSpecial Event ArchivesĒ section.  Hope you all enjoy!

Take it easy all,


The Dividing Line / BTL Playlist & Mega Give-away!
« on: May 01, 2005, 10:08:34 pm »
May 1st, 2005

After 3 weeks of silence, a new Behind The Lines is now here!!!!  Yep, I've been working hard and getting used to the fluctuating schedule of days off as well as the pile of email that's waiting for me everyday.  But now that I've found my Chi, BTL is back and stronger than ever.  Since DLBN just celebrated it's 5th birthday, in my mind that calls for a huge give-away!  Yep, this is the biggest give-away in DLBN history!!  If you can answer one skill testing question you, yes you, will be the winner of at least 30 CDs!!  For more information on this as well as some great tunes check out this week's archive!

1. Dave Bainbridge - Over The Waters (7:29)
2. Behind The Lines Intro (1:40)
3. Yes - The Calling (6:55)
4. Carl Cox - Phuture 2000 - Hybrid Remix [Background Track] (9:01)
5. Echolyn - Poem #1 (1:33)
6. Echolyn - Human Lottery (5:31)
7. Jordan Rudess - Time Crunch (6:28)
8. King Crimson - People (5:53)
9. Blank And Jones - Driftin [Background Track] (2:02)
10. Underworld - Twist [Background Track]  (6:24)
11. Spock's Beard - At The End Of The Day (16:28)
12. DLBN ID - Professional (Bits & Bytes) (0:14)
13. Vienna Teng - Harbor (4:29)

Genesis Houah!
14. Anthony Phillips - Force Majeure [Background Track] (3:55)
15. Genesis - Behind The Lines (5:43)
16. Genesis - Duchess - Nick Davis Remix (6:06)
17. Genesis - Naminanu (3:54)
18. Anthony Phillips - Mountain Voices [Background Track] (3:08)
19. Peter Gabriel - Lay Your Hands On Me (6:09)
20. Mike Rutherford - Out Into The Daylight (3:55)
21. Anthony Phillips - Which Way The Wind Blows (5:56)
22. Phil Collins - Droned (2:50)
23. Anthony Phillips - Evening Ascent [Background Track] (3:31)
24. Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail - Nick Davis Remix (4:35)
25. Genesis - In That Quiet Earth - Nick Davis Remix (4:55)
26. Genesis - Afterglow - Nick Davis Remix (4:08)
27. BTL ID - Ray Wilson (phone) (0:05)
28. Ray Wilson - Along The Way (3:39)
29. Peter Gabriel - Growing Up (7:48)
30. Anthony Phillips - Sad Fish [Background Track] (2:52)
31. Genesis - Duke's Travels (9:31)

32. DLBN ID - Professional (Your Ears) (0:15)
33. Neal Morse - Author of Confusion (9:31)
34. Underworld - Ballet Lane [Background Track] (3:39)
35. Matthew Good Band - Fearless (5:15)
36. Collective Soul - No More No Less (5:16)
37. IZZ - Assurance (DLBN Live & Interactive) (9:19)
38. DLBN ID - Steven Wilson (0:06)
39. Porcupine Tree - Friend (4:51)
40. Porcupine Tree - Halo (4:38)
41. Underworld - Ess Gee [Background Track] (2:22)
42. The Grays - Both Belong (4:25)
43. Anthony Phillips - Lostwithiel [Ending Track] (4:36)

The Dividing Line / Live Behind The Lines comes to an end!
« on: March 26, 2005, 02:12:53 pm »
Hey all,

After exactly 5 years of Behind The Lines live, life has made one of itís oh so revolutionary evolutions.  The other day I learned that I have been chosen to be included in the army in a revolution that has changed the very face of our planet as we know it.  This coming week I will hold my torch high as I take up arms against evil digital computer glitches of all shapes and sizes.  As a new employee of the city of Vancouverís tech support division Iíll be doing everything I can to make sure those horrid little critters donít kill us all in what could surely be a most painful and horrifying cyber-death.  

One of the many results in the concussion wave of this new state of being is the fact that due to the hours of this new job, I wonít be able to continue Behind The Lines live any longer.  DOH!  But worry not, Iíll be crossing over into the land of pre-recorded archive bliss, so all those who have come to rely on their weekly Behind The Lines fix will not find your supply of musical joy in jeopardy.  As for those who love the live music, you have not been forgotten!  After over 2 months of having to pre-record his show, Alistair Henry will be temporarily taking over my Tuesday night live slot and will be bringing you Momentary Dementia Live (from 8pm to 10pm pacific time)!  So get those requests ready and be sure to check it out.  This will be the first time Alistair has been able to do his show live during a decent slot so get ready for the unexpected and the weird (cause it wouldnít be Momentary Dementia without the weirdness).  

This coming Tuesday night will be my final live show for the foreseeable future so I look forward to saying goodbye and thanks to all the regulars who have made all my Tuesdays so enjoyable over the last while.  Figures, just when I get comfortable with a decent time slot I have to leave it, doh!  I hope many of you will still join me for Behind The Lines in archive form.

Hope to catch everyone one last time this Tuesday,


The Dividing Line / Photos from Mary's Trip!
« on: March 21, 2005, 03:40:12 pm »
Hey folks,

Here are some photos from Mary's trip to Vancouver this past weekend.  It was a true blast and let me say for the record that Mary freggin rocks!  She's a true pleasure to know and her positive energy and vibe are truly infectious!

Looking forward to the next trip!

Take it easy all,

Shawn aka The Bishie!!

The Dividing Line / Trax, Trax, & More Trax
« on: March 14, 2005, 02:30:58 pm »
Just a quick note:  For those that regularly enjoy the music of the automated feed, you'll be happy to know I added a whole whack of new material to it yesterday!  Feel the joy of the increased autofeed diversity!

Shawn the tech guy

The Dividing Line / Saturday Nights @ DLBN
« on: February 11, 2005, 03:00:46 am »
Hey all,

After some time spent showcasing all the broadcasting personalities every Saturday night, ďItís Your ShowĒ will be laid to rest until itís needed again.  Yep you guessed it, we now have a DJ who has agreed to take the Saturday night driverís seat!  

This Saturday (February 12th 7pm Pacific Time) will be the last in the current run of the ďItís Your ShowĒ series.  It will be hosted by yours truly (The Bishie!!).  Join me either live or via archive as we take one step beyond the standard run of the mill tunes youíve come to expect and venture into the unknown.  This Saturday I plan to take a musical journey to the more well known parts of the spectrum.  Expect to hear the progressive side of some not so progressive bands as well as a plethora of other goodies youíd most likely forgotten about assuming you heard them to begin with.  But if this sounds like too much, worry not!  Youíll still be treated to all the prog classics youíve come to expect from The Bishie (thatís me).  

If that all wasnít enough for you, hereís one last reason to tune in.  During this show I will be announcing the future host of Saturday Nights at DLBN!  Can you stand the anticipation?  If I didnít already know who the mystery person is, Iíd be quivering in a ball of jelly-like anticipation holding my hands together counting the seconds until the time of the announcement!

Hope to catch you all there,


The Dividing Line / Special DLBN Live Event! (Feb 17th - 6pm Pacific)
« on: February 08, 2005, 12:42:35 am »
Hey all,

Iím happy to announce a great live event thatís planned for Thursday February 17th, 2005.  Here are some words from the guy thatís planned it, John Galgano from IZZ.

Join Brems, Laura and I live from Underground Studios on The Dividing Line Broadcast Network on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 6pm Pacific (9:00 p.m. ET)!

Back in June of 2004, Brems, Laura and I ended a nearly two year run of bi- monthly acoustic shows at Cafenani, a small cafe/bar in White Plains, NY. This was started as another vehicle for us to explore the music we love outside of the full band, but still within the IZZ family. The setlist was usually no holds barred - anything and everything was possible and on some nights, we'd play for 3-4 hours - all types of music: IZZ tunes, covers ranging from Genesis to Beatles to Tommy Tutone to Men at Work to Elvis Costello and of course, tunes that Brems, Laura and myself had written and wanted to play in front of a live audience before bringing them to the band. This is where Afraid to be Different and The Bar Song and My River Flows (which will be on the new album) were first played live - in front of a sometimes small, sometimes very large, but always appreciative audience. These shows became essential for us as musicians and in many ways, cathartic. In short, it was magic.

Cafenani has since closed its doors but we seem to have found a new home at the Cosi Coffee Shop in New Rochelle, NY. We've wanted to share this intimate, acoustic set with more people for a while now and we finally have our chance thanks to The Dividing Line Broadcast Network - always on the cutting edge bringing fan and musician closer than ever.

Please join us as we broadcast live from Underground Studios on Thursday, February 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET for two hours of acoustic (er, mostly acoustic) music. Brems, Laura and I have some cool things planned and we hope that the intimacy and the magic of our little acoustic gig somehow flows through the ether and into your computers. We'll play some IZZ, some covers, some solo tunes and maybe even a standard or two. So I hope you can take two hours out of your Thursday evening and tune in! Throw your requests in now! er...wait, I don't think we take requests...

Hope to see you all there!

The Dividing Line / New Special Guest DJ @ DLBN!
« on: January 19, 2005, 08:47:28 pm »
Hey folks,

Iím happy to announce that we have another special guest DJ joining the ranks of the DLBN broadcast team.  Steve Katsikas (keyboard player / vocalist / brainchild of the band Little Atlas) will be premiering his show entitled ďOrigins and FutureĒ on Saturday January 29th at 7pm pacific!  Heíll be featuring some of his favorite bands ďthat nobody has ever heard but should haveĒ.  Thereís no regular schedule as to when this show will air as Steve has varying commitments not only with his band, but also his work in the field of child psychology.  Keep an eye on the DLBN website within the next couple of days for further details.

Hope to see you all there,


Artists & Music / What are you listening to today?
« on: January 05, 2005, 01:21:43 pm »
Thought this might be an interesting thread to start up.  What are you all listening to today and why?

Kaos Moon - The Circle Of Madness:[/u] Only just picked up the CD and so far have really been enjoying it.  It's prog with a fresh infusion of originality.

Matthew Good Band - Last Of The Ghetto Astronauts:[/u]  A favorite for over a year even though it was originally released in 1995.  This album has a great mixture of catchy riffs and passionate melodies, ahhhh.

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