Season 10 Episode 01 Podcast Uploaded

A return to form in every expected way. Open Broadcast Software decided it didn’t want to broadcast any audio to the YouTube feed, so the show was stopped and restarted (the Podcast is fine, however). Then YouTube decided it didn’t want to the show to continue so refused the reconnection. This was fixed by a total stopping and restarting of the show on YouTube, hence the reduced run time for the TubeCast. Check the podcast to hear exactly what went on during the down period. The rest of the show ran like clockwork, so we used our allotted 20 minutes of breaking everything to good effect. Music returns and TK tries to run a tight ship to get the music out on time. We’re still getting used to this whole time-sheet business.
Starring TK, Hedgie, and Xavier.

Music played on today’s show:
Song 1
Happy Days – Pratt & McClain

Song 2
Stand – R.E.M

Song 3
David Bowie & Mick Jagger – Dancing in the Street

Song 4
The Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated

Song 5
Too Shy – Kajagoogoo

Song 6
Going Underground – The Jam

Song 7
Don’t Leave Me This Way – The Communards

Backing music by Sanxion7.

Gaming News
No Man’s Sky gets an update
Street Fighter 5 to get support until 2020, according to Capcom
Ditto now up for being captured in Pokemon Go

Talking Points
Nintendo bans Pokemon Sun/Moon pirates.
Are we looking at a new era of Nintendo.
Mortal Kombat and Sonic movies get directors.

For Done and Dusted:
Black Mirror – All 3 series.

 


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Season 10 Episode 00 Podcast Uploaded

We’re back. Well, mostly. Test shows are fun like that. The only time when we can break everything throughout the whole length of the show and not just the first 20 minutes. This time, nothing went too seriously wrong and much fun was had by all. We get to look at the new studio layout and see the TK pressing the buttons for once. All good fun stuff. As test shows go, this one went rather well.
Starring TK, Hedgie, and Xavier.

Music played on today’s show:
Song 1
Illogical by Jake Aldridge
http://www.jakealdridge.com/

Song 2
Cool For Cats – Squeeze

Song 3
Witch Doctor – Cartoons

Song 4
Tiger Feet – Mud

Song 5
Reach For The Light – Cynthia Well & Barry Mann

Song 6
I Can’t Stand Losing You – Police

Song 7
Star Trekkin’ (Original Radio Version) – The Firm

Backing music by Sanxion7.

Gaming News
Final Fantasy XV released early, and spoilers are everywhere.
Mods on PS4 (Skyrim and Fallout 4)

Talking Points
Voice actor’s strike
Nintendo Switch
Live action Lion King remake.

For Done and Dusted:
Five Nights At Freddy’s: Sister Location.

 


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The Tenth Coming

It has come to this. Many nights and days of moving and sorting, reorganising and faff, all culminating in the ability to start the test shows for Season 10. So at 8pm GMT on Monday 21st November, TigerTails Radio Season 10 will return for the first night of testing. The first thing we will be testing is the YouTube Content ID system, as we have located 10 tracks which are all real songs but currently licensed to be played in videos worldwide. We will not be using all 10 (probably), but they’re there if we want them. We are looking to add more music into the format of the show, though, to break up the long spells of waffle. Music will be provided using a mixture of CDs and vinyl as we have the record player back in commission, with Creative Commons things coming from the laptop as per Season 9. This means that while music can still be submitted via the Submit page, you can now also email in any commercial song requests, and so long as YouTube will allow us to play it then we should be able to comply. That’s the theory, anyway.

Amendments on how the studio is wired are currently preventing games of Quiplash from working, but we’re looking for a workaround on that.

In happier news, there is a Discord server up and running for the show. Look on the right and you’ll probably see the widget which will allow you into the channel if you’re a Discord user. If not, we still have the YouTube comments and IRC as places you can chat. Those with a microphone and decent connection, however, may get the chance to join us live on the show if using Discord as it should be relatively easy to get people on air. There will still be the IRC channel running too for those who want to be there, as well as the YouTube chat thing – which we will try to monitor this season. Does this mean we’ll bring back things like 20 questions and Blankety Blank? Don’t know, we’ll see.

So, join us at 8pm GMT for Episode 00 of TigerTails Radio Season 10 – the first test show. Hopefully we won’t need to go to 00.5, but watch this space. Come chat in the Discord server or in IRC, and we hope you enjoy the show.

Progress

For those paying attention, during this downtime between Seasons 9 and 10, the studio is being reformatted so that all the audio equipment is removed from TK’s room and moved into the lounge so that all the cast in the studio can be on camera at once (camera angles allowing). Not just that, but thanks to White Virus (from BeatPort FM, the new name of Virus Core Radio from the BritFur FM days) we now have some rather wonderful CD technology added into the mix. This means that we’ll be doing something resembling preparation before each show for Season 10. It feels strange and weird. Before all that, however, has been the task of moving furniture, and throwing things out in order to make space for all this to happen.Work in Progress
As you can see from the progress picture, things are well on the way. What you can see in the picture is the furniture now in the lounge with the Shoutcast broadcasting machine and the “XavierPC” (the one used for the Google+ Hangout with Xavier when he remotes into the studio) both in place. The mixers are in location, with the CD players below the black mixers, and the compressor under it all. What you can’t see is the chaos behind the camera, as one section of the lounge is ruined to make another tidy. However, once TK’s room is sorted, things can be put straight. This means things are still on schedule for our restarting in November as planned.

Whoo!

Now, to wrap this post up. There are still a few things to be wired in for TigerTails Gaming, plus one or two other bits or bobs. Then there is the task of tackling TK’s room (which now no longer has any PCs in it). Watch this space for more info on when the show is coming back. All being well, early November for the test shows, with the main Season 10 starting mid-November with any luck. Until then, farewell.

The Site Lives Again!

And now a message from our poor overworked web admin, Thomas King:

We’re back online! Well, technically the site never went offline but more on that below. At least the most problematic technical difficulty the site has had recently had the decency to wait until after the season had ended before kicking off.

Upon renewing the domain as it was about to expire, TigerTails Radio fell foul of an issue that had been with our domain registrars for quite some time. The pointers that they used to get the .co.uk address pointing to the website were no longer pointing. So they site would still be up and running, but no one could get to it via the .co.uk address. Naturally, as an efficient and helpful registrar company, they gave fair warning when renewing the domain… Oh no, wait. No they didn’t. The issue was kept hidden on a tiny Site Status link on their homepage (which you bypass when going straight to your domain login panel) and wouldn’t manifest until work on the domain had taken place. In this case, the renewal was the trigger. This was on top of them taking so long to process the renewal in the first place that I had entered talks with Nominet to ensure the domain wouldn’t get taken by a squatter.

An angry email conversation ensued whereupon I was eventually put through to someone either more competent or more important who informed me that I would have to seek assistance from the web hosts, and the registrar was unwilling to release further information about the fault. While I won’t name them, I will say that since Plusnet took them over a while ago, their customer service had gone downhill. The email exchange resulted in the sending of “At the very least a big warning message when I was renewing, warning me [...] the ETA for its remedy would be somewhere between soon and the eventual consummation of our planet by the sun [...] would have been appreciated” before assistance was given by someone a little more helpful. Shocking customer service. By the time I got a useful answer out of them, TigerTails Radio had been unreachable by the .co.uk address for 18 days.

The same can not be said for our website hosting company, who have been fantastic throughout. After a couple of days going through the various potential solutions and waiting for the DNS to update, I finally opened a support ticket and was given clear instructions on exactly what I needed to do, once I had explained what had happened and what I’d been experimenting with. The result is, after 22 days, TigerTails Radio has a working .co.uk again. For how long? Hard to say, but it seems to be stable for the time being.

So, with a massive thank you to the team at GBServers, it’s now business at TigerTails Radio as the studio is reformatted ready for Season 10. Testing shows for which are currently scheduled to begin in mid-November. Watch this space, or keep an eye on our Facebook or Twitter pages for updates.

12th Anniversary YouTube Special Show

On this day in 2004, TK and Hedgie broadcast the first ever episode of TigerTails Radio from a flat in the deepest, darkest depths of southern England. It proved popular enough to broadcast for a second night, then a third, then a fourth, and then it kept airing for a whole year until July 20 2005. Since then the show has had 8 other seasons and only last week aired Episode 52 of Season 9, ending that current run.

To celebrate this fact, the cast of TigerTails Radio have created a very special celebration show for you all to enjoy as we look back over the last 12 years of fun had in the studio. This retrospective contains video clips, artwork, and photos from the show’s history, including some never-before-seen footage outside of a live show. Yes, this includes footage from the now hidden Drunk Show from Season 7 – the fabled Episode 53! Hosted by Xavier and Hedgie on camera, with TK being his Voice in the Booth as per normal.

Coming in at a massive 2 hours and 47 minutes long, featuring messages from previous hosts and guests Wardy, Southpaw, Salamander 3, Felis, and White Virus, this episode of TigerTails Radio is made for YouTube (and therefore will not count towards the total number of shows) and is the most comprehensive history of TigerTails Radio so far, and you can watch it by clicking play on the video below…

Season 9 Episode 52 Podcast Uploaded

A full studio tonight for the final show as we see the welcome return of Felis and Southpaw into the studio to help see the show off as we sail into the post-season break. In this week’s show there is a spot of Quiplash, along with some news of gaming and political leanings (not in the same piece). There may or may not have been the quiet consumption of chips… At least we behaved and didn’t cause Xavier too much distress by derailing the show. We were nice like that.
Starring TK, Felis, Southpaw, and Xavier.

Music played on today’s show:
Song 1
FML (If I Could Drift Away) by Sir Jordanius
http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02317

Song 2
Atmospheric Evisceration by Brandon Strader, The Biznut
http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02647

Song 3
Reel Big Mario by Tim Sheehy, jaxx
http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR00463

Backing music by Sanxion7.

For Done and Dusted:
No Done and Dusted this week due to a pair of Quiplash XL games.

 


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Season 9 Episode 51 Podcast Uploaded

For the penultimate show of Season 9, we drag Hedgie out of retirement to take part in a Quiplash marathon and a debate into theology before the show even really gets underway. Other topics brought up include Ofcom and Jazz FM’s unwanted sexual broadcasting. It’s an odd mixture of topics in the show, and all delivered with the unmistakable Hedgie flair… Complete with real music as well as the OCRemix tunage we all love so much.
Starring TK, Hedgie, and Xavier.

Music played on today’s show:
Song 1
Come to Life by Mikayla
Download her EP “Rock N Roll” from Vision to Destiny Records official site

Song 2
When I’m Feeling Down by Jake Aldridge feat. Ellie Jamison
Download Jake’s music and get more info at www.jakealdridge.com

Song 3
Sanfter Flügel Weilt by HeavenWraith
http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03377

Backing music by Sanxion7.

For Done and Dusted:
No Done and Dusted this week due to a trio of Quiplash XL games.

 


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Season 9 Episode 50 Podcast Uploaded

With the UK voting to leave the EU, TK and Xavier work to make most of the show avoid politics in order to focus on things that matter, like Robot Wars and how bad Rare’s new game looks.
Starring TK and Xavier.

Music played on today’s show:
Song 1
The Fallout of Eli by Brynner Agassi, Mazedude
http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02077

Song 2
Sonik Cosmotronik by Sir_NutS
http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03375

Backing music by Sanxion7.

For Done and Dusted:
Wentworth
Robot Wars
BattleBots

 


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Season 9 Episode 49 Podcast Uploaded

With Angel Darksong winning another tournament in Pokkén and Hedgie working, it’s another show of Xavier and TK and this time they have seen E3. Does this mean they go on a massive argument about VR and exclusivity? Of course it does (which even continued off-air during the songs). The duo also comment on who “won” E3 and why. Plus they give comment on Angel Darksong’s victory and the DreamHack Summer tournament.
Starring TK and Xavier.

Music played on today’s show:
Song 1
Iron-Headed Pursuit by timaeus222
http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03368

Song 2
Guardian’s Sending by Sal
http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01118

Kirby’s Cabbage Salad by YamaYama
http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02862

Backing music by Sanxion7.

For Done and Dusted:
DreamHack Summer 2016 Pokkén Tournament

 


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