(Editor’s note: We are playing a little catch up with play lists. We apologise for the delays.) The Autumnal Equinox, Mabon, has arrived. The day before the celestial event Murf, *K8, and Phil put this show together for your listening enjoyment.
The picture to the left should be explained. Murf and Phil have been doing the show together for nearly six years. *K8 is the newest addition to the Mess. Often times Phil and Murf find themselves thinking along the same lines for show ideas, tracks to play, sometimes even saying the same things in unison. Sometimes these incidences scare *K8. This particular picture was taken after Phil commented to Murf that on his way into the studio he was thinking that some Lindie Lila would be great for the show, Murf had picked a Lindie Lila track for the show! And then they both spelled something out for *K8 in stereo. After which Phil said to her, “After five years with Murf, you too will starting thinking like us.” Thus, she hid inside her shirt. Going “Turtle” as she called it.
O Dark Mother – Abbi Spinner McBride – Enter the Center
Hecate Cerridwyn – Inkubus Sukkubus – Beast with Two Backs
Day Star – John Serrie – Day Star
Return to Shamballa – Steven Halpern & Michael Diamond – Ambient Alchemy
Yorkietown – Steven Chesne with the Luminous World Orchestra – Moments from the Life Stories of Strangers
Structure – Matthew Schoening – Narrow Path
Mahatma – Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman – Winds of Samsara
Om Radha Krishnaya Namaha – Lea Longo – Songs of s Siren
Jai Ganesha – Emam and Friends – Jai Ganesha
Bone Dance – Zingaia – Soles on Earth
The Dreaming – Damh the Bard – Antlered Crown and Standing Stone
Cauldron of Changes – Lindie Lila – Return of the Goddess
Flower of Scotland – Red Hot Chili Pipers – Bagrock to the Masses
Wytches’ Brew – Omnia – Alive
Morrigan – Omnia – Crone of War
Bewitched – Sharon Knight – Incantation
Fire in the Head – Sharon Knight – Neofolk Romantique
Antlered Crown and Standing Stone – Damh the Bard – Antlered Crown and Standing Stone
Albion – The Dolmen – Whispering Winds
Merlin – Kathy Mar – My Favorite Sings
Turn the Wheel – Arthur Hinds – Dance in the Fire
What’s up Yours – Barleyjuice – The Barleyjuice Collection
Coming up on 7 October, a Tuesday, Sharon Knight will be performing in Lincoln, NE at the historic Ferguson House. The same location at which SJ Tucker and Betsy Tinney recently appeared. On Sunday 5 October the crew of the Mess will be airing an interview that Phil recorded with Sharon on Wednesday 24 September.
(Editor’s note: We are playing a little catch up with our play lists. Our apologies for the delays.) Sunday, 14 September 2014 was Phil’s birthday. As such he got to pick all the music for the show. Twenty-six of Phil’s favorites, from new age to Pagan rock, found their way onto the final play list. With almost six hours worth of music to pick from, there was a lot that got chopped to fit into a two hour show. Tough choices, but a lot of fun was had by all.
Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Inkubus Sukkubus – Away with the Fairies
Invocation – Luminous World Orchestra – Moments from the Life Stories of Strangers
Calligraphy – Laura Sullivan – The Gathering II
Andean Blues – Ciro Hurtado – Ayahausca Dreams
Frolik – Matthew Schoening – Narrow Path
New Normal – Adam Andrews – Road to Ambo
Once Around – Ray Spiegel Ensemble – Moksha
Demeter’s Daughter – Anne Lister – Spreading Rings
Persephone – Mama Gina – Goddess Kiss’d
I Am Isis – Celia – sampler 2
Prayer for Isis – Omnia – Sine Missione
Witches Tree – Cernunnos Rising – Urban Druid
The Mummer’s Dance – Loreena McKennitt – The Mummer’s Dance through Ireland
Ravens in the Library – SJ Tucker – Mischief
Oak & Ash & Thorn – Kiva – A Call to Beauty
Herne the Hunter – Pandora Celtica – On Thin Ice
Waiting for John Barleycorn – Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – Swede Hollow
Don’t go Drinking with Hobbits – Marc Gunn – Don’t Go Drinking with Hobbits.
Do Virgins Taste Better Medley – Brobdingabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyznagian Bards – A Faire to Remember
Tail of a Star – Colette O’Connor & Deb Anderson – (unreleased single)
My Karma Broke Down – Three Weird Sisters – Hair of the Frog
Talk Like A Pirate Day – Tom Smith – They Say I Have Talent
Ladies in the SCA – Joe Bethancourt & Leslie Fish
Jabberwocky – Isaac Bonewits – Avalon is Rising
Jabberwocky – Omnia – Wolf Love
Dagda’s Club – Isaac Bonewits – Avalon is Rising
#22 was selected because 19 September is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Following just days after Phil’s birthday, he has an affinity for pirates. Who doesn’t?? #20 was selected for two reasons, a great song and Deb Anderson is the Goddess Mother of both Murphy’s Magic Mess and Lavender Hill on KZUM. She is the host of The Wimmins Show. Each track has a reason for it being on his favorites list, perhaps in a future posting he will explain each choice – or you can ask in comments.
September 7, 2014 was World Goddess Day. An initiative started by Brazilian Dianic priest Claudiney Prieto. To celebrate the Mama Dragon and her Minions put together a collection of Goddess inspire music from new age and Pagan musicians. Include in the show was the second (and third) portion of Phil’s interview with SJ Tucker and Betsy Tinney. On August 19, Sooj and Betsy were in Lincoln, NE to do a show at the Ferguson House, a concert sponsored by the Unitarian Church of Lincoln’s Wayward Concert Series and KZUM Community Radio. Sooj has been to Lincoln many times over the years, but this was Betsy’s first time. Featured along with the interview is a selection of music from both of these Goddesses on Earth.
Murphy’s Magic Mess airs live every Sunday at 9am Central on KZUM-Lincoln/KZUM-HD 89.3FM and online at www.kzum.org. Murf and her minions have been bringing the KZUM family new age and Pagan music for over 20 years and is the world’s longest running Pagan content radio program.
Everyday Goddess – Celia – Breathe
The Water is Wide – Tales from the Wine Dark Sea – Tom Caufield
Invocation – Steven Chesne w/ the Luminous World Orchestra – Moments from the Life Stories of Strangers
KaliSara and RevKess were joined once again by Kerr Cuhulain, now retired from the Canadian Police, to talk about his many projects and the work he has done for the Pagan community. Kerr is the author of several books, including Full Contact Magick, How to Be Glorious, The Wizard, and Witch Hunts. The focus of this episode was on the re-release of Witch Hunts and the publication of The Wizard, both available through Dark Moon Press. In his previous visit we focused on How to Be Glorious, 15 December 2012.
Kerr was running a little late, so the first 30 minutes of the show has KaliSara and RevKess talking food. What better topic for a bunch of Pagans?
Both hosts have had the pleasure of spending some one on one time with Kerr Cuhulain at Heartland 2012. They sat together to observe his Armoring Ritual that year where he shared his duties with Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary. Towards the end off this episode you can hear Kerr talk about the armoring ritual, and modern knighthood, and some of the surprises he has had during that ritual.
Kerr Cuhulain was the first openly Wiccan cop anywhere in the world (1977). Though many may have been in law enforcement prior to his coming out to his superiors, Kerr was the first. He made a name for himself in Canada as the liaison between the Pagan community and the police during the Satanic Panic of the 80’s and 90’s. Since that time he has been asked to speak at many conventions of law enforcement and been involved in the background work on many cases, including the West Memphis 3.
Now that he is completely retired from his police work (most recently as a 911 dispatcher) he says that we can expect more books, workshops and other projects coming from him. He is a former Preceptor General of the Officers of Avalon and has been involved in the ground work for many other organizations for first responders who are Pagan. The hosts are looking forward to talking with him again in the near future, perhaps even face to face again.
Damh the Bard – The Songs and Daughters of Robin Hood – Antlered Crown and Standing Stone
For the fifth year in a row Phil cobbled together a Blues program to fill the time slot for Murphy’s Magic Mess on KZUM. Every Labor Day Weekend KZUM preempts all programming for 83 hours of Blues. In the past this has been more of a challenge for Phil and the rest of the Mess, this year was different. The challenge was to whittle it down to two hours of music. Didn’t quite happen that way, he had 2 hours and 27 minutes of music and Murf joined the fun with another 47 minutes of music. Clearly not everything on their lists got played.
Kate was off for the weekend attending a family gathering. Michelle and her husband stopped in briefly to share the fun of Murf’s birthday.
The following is the played list of music.
MUSIC for 31 August 2014
Outside the Blues – The Bodhi Brothers – Organically Grown
Movin’ Out Blues – North Sound – Jazz Wolf
I Wanted You to Walk (Right Thru That Door) – Candye Kane – Comin’ Out Swingin’
City Streets – Lisa Hilton – Getaway
Los Angeles Blues – Ciro Hurtado – Los Angeles Blues
Homeless Blues – Linda Herschorn – Roots and Wings
Cello Noodle 3-1-14 – Betsy Tinney – unreleased
Boston + Blues – Lisa Hilton – Getaway
The Devil is an Angel Too – Janiva Magness – Bury Him at the Crossroads
Bury Him at the Crossroads – Janiva Magness – Bury Him at the Crossroads
History of the World – Coyote Poets – Pandora’s Box
I Got the Will (But I Can’t Find My Way) – Etta James – Seven Year Itch
Celluloid Heroes – Blackmore’s Night – Autumn Sky
Skye Boat Blues – Tuatha Dea – Kith & Kin
Reincarnation Blues – Skypilot – Under the Radar
Working Girl Blues – Reel World String Band – Mountain Songs
Talking Wheelchair Blues – Fred Small – Heart of the Appaloosa
Howie’s Norvegian Bluess – Tom Smith – And They Say I’ve Got Talent
Overflowin’ Cat Box Blues – Cynthia McQuillan – Bedlam Cats
I Used to be a Powerful Priestess – Leigh Ann Hussey – Homebrew (radio edit)
Hoopty Blues – Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – Running on Empty
Black Swan Blues – SJ Tucker – Stolen Season Sneak Peaks EP
Blood and Bones – Coyote Poets – Pandora’s Box
On Sunday 7 September 2014 we’ll return with our usual Mess of music and fun, plus the second half of the SJ Tucker and Betsy Tucker interview from 19 August.
Every Labor Day Weekend KZUM has their Blues Blow Out. 83 hours of nothing but the Blues. This means that for those 83 hours all other programs are preempted. Including Lavender Hill with Corwin and Phil.
Corwin gladly took on the challenge again this year to fill the hour with Blues music by LGBTQ artists. Following is the list of music played, a few of the pieces were contributed by Phil. Both would like to say thank you to JD Doyle of Queer Music Heritage for the hard work that he has been putting over the years to give the world a history of music from the LGBTQ perspective.
MUSIC list for 31 August 2014
Freakish Man – The Vinyl Closet – Pink, Black, and Blues
Blues Oh Blues – Ma Rainey – Black Bottom
The Man I Love – Billy Tipton – Sweet Georgia Brown
Wild Honey – Hugh Lawry – Didn’t It Rain
Banana in My Fruit Basket – Vicki D’Salle – Live at Pride Alive
Alexander’s Ragtime Band – Bessie Smith – Empress of the Blues Vol. 2
Walkin’, Talkin’ Haunted House – Candye Kane – Sister Vagabond
Cemetery Blues – Bessie Smith – The Complete Recordings Vol. 1
The Dog Was Here First – Gaye Adegbalola – Bittersweet Blues
Lucky Rock Blues – Ma Rainey – Black Bottom
Too Old Maids – The Vinyl Closet – Pink, Black, and Blues
Lush Life – Billy Strayhorn – Lush LIfe
Blue Spirit Blues – Bessie Smith – The Complete Recordings Vol. 1
She Just Wants to Dance – Gaye Adegbalola – Bittersweet Blues
We’ll return to regular programming for Lavender Hill next Sunday, the 7th of September.