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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A Quick Note On Copyrights

Season 9 has been the first in quite a while where you, the listener, has been able to submit songs for us to play on the show. We play Creative Commons music, or copyrighted music which we have permission to play. When submitting songs to us, we ask that you also provide copyright information for it, either to show it’s Creative Commons or to show that the owner has given TigerTails Radio permission to play it. Check out the Submit a Song section above to see how you can submit music to us.

The copyright thing, however, is really important. You would be surprised how many submissions that have had to be rejected due to not including any copyright information. This happened recently when a song was submitted with a link to the SoundCloud page. The page contained no info if it was Creative Commons so we had to reject it. However the person who submitted it went and got the permission and so we played the song.

Getting the permission changed this:
Copyright Claim

To this:
Copyright Released

And this was in 24 hours of submitting the permission to the agents working for the copyright holder. Got to give RepostNetwork respect for their swift actions.

So, if you’ve had a song submission rejected, now you see why. And if you’re submitting a song please ensure you are able to tell us the copyright situation so TigerTails Radio knows where it stands. As the above shows, knowledge is power.

And we all like power, don’t we?

Season 9 Episode 48 Podcast Uploaded

Is the Angry Birds movie really an allegory for left/right politics? Are video games too violent? Can E3 be any good this year? All this and more in tonight’s episode of TigerTails Radio. Xavier has to skip the first portion of the show (without telling TK to begin with, much to his distress) before leading into the News. It’s the Done and Dusted segment that really gets a talking point flowing as the concept of the Angry Birds film being worth watching was mooted, and could have changed TK’s perception on if he wanted to see it.
Starring TK and Xavier.

Music played on today’s show:
Song 1
Anthropomorphic (Original Mix) by Sky Tenkitsune
https://soundcloud.com/skythereptilefox/anthropomorphic-original-mix

Song 2
(Don’t Wanna) Hurt You by Jorito
http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03359

Song 3
Slash Claw by Joshua Morse
http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02209

Backing music by Sanxion7.

For Done and Dusted:
The Angry Birds movie.

 


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Season 9 Episode 47 Podcast Uploaded

It is time to go back in time, back to Season 1 when we had Southpaw taking command of TigerTails Radio every now and again to give TK and Hedgie a night off. Well, after popping up in Season 2 and 4, we’re happy to announce his return for one night only (until he can get another Monday/Tuesday combo off work and is free to attend). Filling in for Hedgie and fresh from being Con-Ops at the UK’s largest Furry convention, Confuzzled, Southpaw comes to bring us some info about what being staff at CFz is like, and to join us in a round or two of Quiplash.
Starring TK, Southpaw, and Xavier.

Music played on today’s show:
Song 1
Percussion Hijinx by Acadia Percussion Ensemble, Jean Of mArc
http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02736

Song 2
Peacemaker by Halc
http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02187

Backing music by Sanxion7.

For Done and Dusted:
Who needs Done and Dusted when we can have some Quiplash.

 


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Season 9 Episode 46 Podcast Uploaded

It’s Episode 800 in total, a fact that completely passes over the heads of the cast as they present this week’s show. With Hedgie off at Confuzzled, TK and Xavier are back to put the world to rights, and boy do they. With TK ranting about Top Gear and Xavier giving a nice full news segment, things rattle along quite nicely. TK also regales the tale of more chasing of the Flying Scotsman while Xavier takes the daily grind of the day job to task.
Starring TK and Xavier.

Music played on today’s show:
Song 1
Train Yourself by Jivemaster
http://ocremix.org/album/53/apex-2014-a-new-challenger

Song 2
Project M by Benjamin Briggs
http://ocremix.org/album/53/apex-2014-a-new-challenger

Song 3
Devotion and Deception by Derek Oren and Jeremy Robson
http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01851

Backing music by Sanxion7.

For Done and Dusted:
This week TK rips the new Top Gear a new one.

 


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