MMM: Mabon Mess 9/21/14

Photo: What happens when Murphy and I think too much alike for the music on Murphy's Magic Mess. "Turtle mode." Poor Kate.(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.

  1. O Dark Mother – Abbi Spinner McBride – Enter the Center   
  2. Hecate Cerridwyn – Inkubus Sukkubus – Beast with Two Backs
  3. Day Star – John Serrie – Day Star
  4. Return to Shamballa – Steven Halpern & Michael Diamond – Ambient Alchemy
  5. Yorkietown – Steven Chesne with the Luminous World Orchestra – Moments from the Life Stories of Strangers
  6. Structure – Matthew Schoening – Narrow Path
  7. Mahatma – Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman – Winds of Samsara
  8. Om Radha Krishnaya Namaha – Lea Longo – Songs of s Siren
  9. Jai Ganesha – Emam and Friends – Jai Ganesha
  10. Bone Dance – Zingaia – Soles on Earth
  11. The Dreaming – Damh the Bard – Antlered Crown and Standing Stone
  12. Cauldron of Changes – Lindie Lila – Return of the Goddess
  13. Flower of Scotland – Red Hot Chili Pipers – Bagrock to the Masses
  14. Wytches’ Brew – Omnia – Alive
  15. Morrigan – Omnia – Crone of War
  16. Bewitched – Sharon Knight – Incantation
  17. Fire in the Head – Sharon Knight – Neofolk Romantique
  18. Antlered Crown and Standing Stone – Damh the Bard – Antlered Crown and Standing Stone
  19. Albion – The Dolmen – Whispering Winds
  20. Merlin – Kathy Mar – My Favorite Sings
  21. Turn the Wheel – Arthur Hinds – Dance in the Fire
  22. 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.

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MMM: “All-Father’s Day” Playlist

ad bannerFather’s Day on the Mess was a fun and sometimes confusing mess. The Mama Dragon had two master discs to play from, so Phil found himself bouncing back and forth between the two. Along with those two masters was the collection of new age music for the first half hour and a variety of other selections from the KZUM stacks and the random CDs all three brought with them. The below playlist is courtesy the efforts of *K8, Phil has made any minor corrections that were needed.

  1. Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Inkubus Sukkubus – Away with the FairiesBuff All-Father w Wolf
  2. The Dreamer – Peter Calandra – Inner Circle
  3. Heartstrings – Matt & Rebecca Stuart – Minstrel Streams
  4. Sunrise to Sunset – Jennifer DeFrayne – By a Wire
  5. Wondering – John Luttrell – The Dream Exchange
  6. Paso Doble – Bob Ardern – Craftsman
  7. Kaleidoscope – Lisa Hilton – Kaleidoscope
  8. Lord Fenugreek – Sharon Knight – Incantation
  9. Waltzing with Bears/the Neat thing about my Father was… – Rosalie Sorrels – What does it mean to love?
  10. Daddy’s Little Girl – Heather Bishop – Taste of the Blues
  11. The Undertaker’s Daughter – Mama Gina – The Undertaker’s Daughter
  12. Ink Bah Tah/Horned Lover/7-fold Chant – Lady Rhiannon – Covenant of Kernunnos Chants (rough cut)
  13. Sky Father – Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – I Am the Goddess
  14. Mother Earth, Father Sky – Teresa Spirit Song – Hand of Time
  15. He’s a pretty good man, if you ask me – Buffy Sainte-Marie – Best of Buffy Sainte-Marie
  16. My Dad – Ray Stevens – All Time Hits
  17. Dad’s Got that Look – John McCutcheon – Family Garden
  18. Talkin’ to the Wrong Man – Eddie Blazonczyk’s (Sr. & Jr.) Versatones – Music Music Music
  19. Man with the Weird Beard – Heather Bishop – Belly Button
  20. Hymn to Herne – SJ Tucker – Blessings
  21. Some Fathers Have Gone to Glory – Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt –
  22. Alester’s Wake – Haze – Book of Shadows
  23. Brothers Fallen – Saor Patrol and the Dolmen – Crann Tara
  24. Cernunnos – Faith and the Muse – Shoumei
  25. What’s up yours – Barleyjuice – The Barleyjuice Collection

Remember to tune in live every Sunday morning at 9am Central for two hours of New Age and Pagan music brought to by the hosts of Murphy’s Magic Mess: Nadine “Mama Dragon” Murphy, *K8 Smith, and “Rev. Moonbeam” Phil Kessler.  Listen on the website for KZUM, on the radio (in the Lincoln, NE area) at 89.3FM, or using your favorite mobile listening app (like TuneIn). You can find the show on Facebook where the hosts share a rough-draft playlist immediately after each show and links to videos and Pagan news throughout the week.

MMM: Money Mess 2-16-14

It is that time of year again, time for KZUM’s Spring pledge drive. Even though you are seeing this after the pledge drive has ended, it is not too late to make your donation to KZUM-Hd community radio. You can go online to www.kzum.org and click on the Donate button or call the station during business hours at 402-474-5086 and make your pledge that way. KZUM is accepting donations year round, not just during their pledge drives.

We’d like to take a moment now to thank all our donors, all those who either renewed their membership or became members for the first time. We do this for you! Donations to KZUM are tax deductible.

  1. Ganesh Mantra #2 – Larisa Stow – Reaching In
  2. Heaven, Human, Earth – Yang Ying – Elixir
  3. Where I Began – Vin Downes – unlike the stars
  4. Songbird in the Morning – Larken Lyre – Extraordinary Voyage
  5. My Dearest Someone – Jeremy Weinglass – Choose Love
  6. For the Love of All Who Gather/Floor of Heaven – Betsy Tinney – Release the Cello!
  7. Father Fill Me – Spiral Rhythm – Rise Up
  8. Follow the Sun – Nomad – Nomad
  9. Frey and Freya – Sharon Knight and T. Thorn Coyle – Songs for the Strengthening Sun
  10. She’s Been Waiting – Lunacy – Lunacy
  11. The Landing/Tuatha De Danaan – Tuatha Dea – The Tribe
  12. The Witch Song – Anne Hill – Circle Round and Sing
  13. The Give-away Song – Anne Hill – Circle Round and Sing
  14. Two Kinds of Seagulls – Tom Chapin – Mother Earth
  15. The Pet Donkey – Dovie Thomason – Wopela: Give Away
  16. Old Time Religion – Pete Seeger – Sing-a-long
  17. Jesus Love Me (But He Can’t Stand You) – Austin Lounge Lizards – Lizard Vision
  18. Scotland Forever – John McDermott –
  19. Twilight of the Thunder God – Corvus Corax – Gimli
  20. In the Hall of the Mountain King – Apocalyptica – Retrospect
  21. What’s Up Yours – Barleyjuice – the Collection

MMM 7/14/13: Transitions

Murf's Blue DragonPost Star City Pride here in Lincoln, Ne. Phil over slept. He woke up 15 minutes into today’s Mess. Murf and *K8 were doing fine without him, but luckily they called to make sure he was on his way. If for no other reason than to arrive at the studio in time to do Lavender Hill. Even with him being late, he was able to get the whole play list entered into the Facebook notes for Murphy’s Magic Mess and get all situated for the long day at KZUM – he stayed to help engineer a special musical guest for The Wimmins Show.

Saturday was the marriage of two long time KZUM listeners, particularly of the Mess. And recently Murf lost a friend who was an English professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Much of today’s show was in dedication to all three of those wonderful people. A bit sad at times, but also a lot of fun at others.

The Music

(Playlist formatting note, *K8 enters information in a different order and Phil continued with that after his arrival. The order is Song title, Artist, CD.)

  1. Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Inkubus Sukkubus – Away with the Faeries
  2. Naked Love – Fiona Joy Hawkins – 600 Years in a Moment
  3. Beginning the Journey – Pure Heart Ensemble – Bliss of Being
  4. Dancing with Tinkerbell – Jami Sieber – Timeless
  5. The Blue Rose – Al Conti – the Blue Rose
  6. Undulant Sea – Meg Bowles – The Shimmering Land
  7. Dulcimer in G – Dan Kennedy – Lantern
  8. Massif Central Polka/Boy’s Lament for His Dragon/Polka Piquee
  9. Dancer and the Moon – Blackmore’s Night – Dancer and the Moon
  10. The Celtic Passage – Gerry Marchand – The Hooded Man
  11. the Lake of Innisfree – The Waterboys – An Appointment with Mr. Yeats
  12. Aeolis the Wind – Ruth Barrett & Cynthia Smith – The Heart is the Only Nation
  13. Handfasting Blessing – SJ Tucker – Blessings
  14. Love is Your Magic – Michelle Mays – The Promise
  15. Frey and Freya – T Thorn Coyle and Sharon Knight – Songs for the Strengthen Sun
  16. The Sweet Irlandaise – Alan Stivell – Again
  17. The Kirk  Douglas Ghoullie – North Sea Gas – The Caledonian Collection
  18. Bodhran – The Young Dubliners – Red
  19. Finn and the Old Man’s House – John Renbourn Robin & Williamson – The Wheel of Fortune
  20. The Hosting of the Sidhe – The Waterboys – An Appointment with Mr Yeats
  21. Danny Boy – Tuatha Dea – Tuatha Dea
  22. Salad of Doom – SJ Tucker
  23. What Up Your’s? – Barley Juice – The Barley Juice Collection

Mess Play List for 051913

Murf's Blue DragonMichelle from the Red Grail visited Murf, Kate and Phil at the studio this morning. She brought in a lovely little blue dragon statue for Murf. Would seem that the fae had been playing around with Michelle’s figurine collection and knocked the dragon shelf off. The dragon was perfectly up right, but the shelf was on the floor as at an angle. Now the little dragon is sitting at Murf’s home along with all her other dragon friends.

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Hope you enjoy the attached videos.

  1. Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Inkubus Sukkubus – Away with the Fairies
  2. Stars Awaken – Catherine Marie Charlton – River Flow-Sanctuary
  3. Easy Living – Dan Kennedy – Intuition
  4. Infinite Love – Lia Scallon – The Luminous Pearl
  5. Glastonbury, VT – Masako – Masako
  6. The Merchant’s Rose – Al Conti – The Blue Rose
  7. Voice of the Tree – Lis Addison – Crown in the Sky
  8. Reflecting in the Glass – AeTopus – Angels and Machines
  9. Kokopelli – Terra Guitarra – Dragonfly
  10. Stepping into Paradise – Lisa Hilton – Getaway
  11. Ancestral Voyage – Sonic Tribe – (self)
  12. Silver Magick – Moonstruck – Moonstruck
  13. King of Elfland’s Daughter – Phoenyx – Keeper of the Flame
  14. Reel Slow – Paul Mounsky – Future Sounds of Gaeldom
  15. May Morning Dew – Sharon Knight – Song of the Sea 
  16. The Row in the Bower – Coyote Run – Coyote Run
  17. Elven Path – Nightwish – Angels Fall First 
  18. Wicked Spring – Tempest – Balance
  19. Tuath da Danaan – Dagda – Hibernia
  20. Bardic Voices – Sharon Knight – Incantation
  21. When a Ring’s around the Moon – Reel World String Band – Mountain Song: Reflections
  22. Elven Harper – Burlap Lute – Here Be Monsters
  23. Celtic Circle Dance – The Bringers – It’s About Time
  24. What’s Up Yours – Barleyjuice – The Barleyjuice Collection