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
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.
The Pagan Weekly News is, as the name implies, a weekly news program from a Pagan perspective. Over the years the show has moved around a lot on the weekly calendar, but RevKess and Zaracon strive to bring the listener the news in a timely manner. At its current day of the week, PWN is trying to settle into a new routine. The time of the live broadcast may continue to fluctuate, but for now it will be on Thursdays.
Just in time for Throw-Back Thursdays, KaliSara has been posting links to past episodes of programming on the Pagan-Musings Podcast Channel. You can follow those listings through our Facebook page of the channel or by following RevKess on Twitter. This week’s TBT episode is Herbs and Some of Their Uses from 6 February 2010. Might be time to revisit the topic.
Pagan Pride Day season is about to start. It officially runs from August 1 through October 31st. With events all around the country, some states having more than one event, and reaching across the globe, PPD is quickly becoming one of the largest and most popular Pagan outreach celebrations. One of the largest PPD events in the world is held the first Sunday of August every year since 2009. the UK’s PPD is in Central Nottingham with over 1500 Pagans attending and more coming every year. With any luck maybe one or more of the PMPChannel hosts can make it to one of their local PPD events.
Links to topics covered
One aspect of PPD is something akin to interfaith outreach. In the interest of interfaith work, Dr. Karl E.H. Seigfried guested on a Muslim, A Hotchpotch Hijabi in Italy. Dr. Karl writes the award winning Norse Mythology blog.
Extremist Christians in the United States stepped away from any semblance of interfaith work and disrupted a church service in New Orleans to protest abortion. Operation Save America has been visiting New Orleans this week as part of their annual conference. On Sunday the 20th of July many of them attended services at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, interrupting the service and exposing the youth of the church to disturbing images, the kind commonly used by anti-abortionists. RevKess got up on his soap box for a little while on abortion. A UU minister in Missouri wrote about the incident in NOLA.
Over on Patheos this summer there has been a conversation about environmentalism and whether Pagans are truly doing their part. Taylor Ellwood has this article on the Agora forum, you can read more through this page.
SJ Tucker and Betsy Tinney will be in Lincoln on 19 August 2014, Tuesday. They will be performing at the historic Ferguson House, a concert sponsored by KZUM and the Wayward Concert Series through the Unitarian Church of Lincoln.
Last year started a new membership drive at KZUM, the Soundbackers Union. An exclusive group of member-listeners who get special benefits from KZUM – including discounted concert tickets, elite swag, and other exciting benefits. For one week every June the station does a fund raising campaign for the Soundbackers Union. Murphy’s Magic Mess put together a special playlist for the event. The campaign for the 2014 membership of the Soundbackers ends on the 23rd at midnight Central time, but KZUM is always open to new member-listeners and donations to support Nebraska’s first and only community radio station.
Tracks 7 and 8 were arranged in honor of Sparky T. Rabbit, one of the voices of Lunacy. Sparky passed away a little over two weeks ago. As Murf said during the show, “what is remembered never dies.”
God is Alive, Magic is Afoot – Buffy St. Marie – Best of Buffy Sainte-Marie
The Gift – Louis Colaiannia – Closer
Orange Sky – John Luttrell – The Dream Exchange
Summer Reunion – Jennifer DeFrayne – by a wire
Songbird in the Morning – Larken Lyre – Extraordinary Voyage
One and Only – Lisa Hilton – Kaleidoscope
For the Love of All Who Gather/Floor of Heaven – Betsy Tinney – Release the Cello
Shango – Lunacy – Lunacy
Noon of the Solstice – Damh the Bard – Spirit of Albion
Down in the Garden – Damh the Bard – Antlered Crown and Standing Stone
Flowers to Make into Wine – Alan Austin –
Flower of Ireland – Spiral Dance – Over Nine Waves
Family Garden – John McCutcheon -Family Garden
Crying for the Honey Bee – Cernunnos Rising – (unreleased)
The Garlic Waltz – Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt –
Salad of Doom – SJ Tucker – Mischief
Fin and the Old Man – John Redbourn – Wheel of Fortune (story)
White Rabbit – Tuatha Dea – The Tribe
Little Which House – Serpentine – Rock the Goddess
Pagan Born – Inkubus Sukkubus –
House of Mama Dragon – SJ Tucker – Haphazard
Murphy’s Magic Mess airs live every Sunday morning at 9am Central, bringing the listener two hours of new age and Pagan music from around the world. Celebrating 20 years with KZUM, Murf, *K8, and Phil are thrilled to bring you a unique collection of music every week!
Let us hope that the lamb March promises comes to us soon! Sunday morning greeted Murf and her Minions with a blast of COLD! And some tech and mechanic issues that made for an interesting morning at the Mess. Luckily everything worked out well enough and Phil’s vehicular woes are currently taken care of.
We’d like to give Sister Jasmine of the Glorious Gospel our thanks for helping Murf get set up as *K8 was running to get Phil to the studio after his van broke down.
A new segment has been added to the show recently. Or we should say a segment has returned. A bit of news and information on the Pagan community. Years ago Murf’s former cohost Diz did such a segment and after he left the show it just hasn’t been happening. Murf wanted to add it back, so we are doing so. We actually started this in February, but it didn’t become official until this weekend.
Phil updated us on the condition of Donald Michael Kraig, author and teacher, who is battling cancer. The prognosis is not bright. Our thoughts and prayers go to him and his family. May Asclepius be with him! And praises to the Gods of healing, Morning Glory Zell is able to return home after tackle kidney issues related to her cancer. She still need dialysis, but she can go home after each session now.
Phil also talked about the upcoming CD release from Mama Gina, “The Undertaker’s Daughter” and briefly about the IndieGoGo campaign to help fund Tuatha Dea‘s new project “Tufa Tales.”
A Circle is Cast – Libana – A Circle is Cast
Oh, Dark Mother – Abbi Spinner McBride – Fire of Creation
The Undiscovered Horizon – Harrison Edwards – The Undiscovered Horizon
Spring Reverie – Jim Gabriel – Sojourn
Sunny Side Up – Lisa Hilton – Kaleidoscope
Songbird in the Morning – Larken Lyre – Extraordinary Voyage
Blue Blaze – Masako – Call of the Mountains
Animal Spirits – Jack Gates – Voyage of the Troubadour
Parisienne Affair – Paul Higgs – Pavane
Light Heart – Betsy Tinney – Release the Cello
Come Back to Erin – Claire Hamilton – Celtic Favorites (compilation)
Grotteschi the Red – S.J. Tucker – Solace & Sorrow
A Flame in Avalon – Anne Lister – A Flame in Avalon
Green Mantle – LeighAnn Hussey – Home Brew
Tam Lin – The Bringers – The Bringers
Dream Time – Elvendrums – Gateway to Fairy
The Wild Hunt – Omnia – Crone of War!
Hex Hop – Marilyn T. – ??? If you know the album this came from, please let us know in comments.
The Brownie Song – Mama Gina – The Undertaker’s Daughter
The Tower – Austin Lounge Lizards – Go Ahead and Die
The Last DJ – Tom Petty – The Last DJ
Murphy’s Magic Mess airs live every Sunday at 9am on KZUM-HD 89.3FM in Lincoln, Ne. Drawing near to its 20th anniversary, the Mess is the world’s longest running Pagan content program on terrestrial radio. You can listen online at www.kzum.org or use your favorite mobile listening app on your smartphone or iPhone.
Thank you to all our wonderful artists we get to play every week on Murphy’s Magic Mess on KZUM-HD in Lincoln, NE. We’d also like to thank all our wonderful listener-members who either renewed or became members of KZUM this past week during the spring 2014 pledge drive. You are who we do this for every week.
Phil was in a sky and Spring mood Sunday morning, and the first several pieces reflect the sky and many of the rest reflect the call for Spring. Murf selected most of the second half of the show with a few contributions from Phil and some suggestions from *K8. A big kudos to *K8 for typing up the play list during the show. Phil has gone through any made any corrections that might have been needed.
It was a real joy to see Sister Gladysteen in the studio. She is one of the hosts of Glorious Gospel on KZUM and one we do not get to see on a regular basis. We are looking forward to seeing here again now that Spring is starting to make itself known in our area. The first piece we played was for her, as Paul Spaeth’s CD is very spiritual. It was also selected to honor Dr. Rock who ended his tenure with KZUM – he hosted the six hour program Dr. Rock and the Medicine Show.
To Say GoodBye – Paul Spaeth – Redemption
Above the Sky – Jeremy Weinglass – Choose Love
Moon Goddess – Jack Gates – Voyage of the Troubadour
Skies and Openings – Vin Downes – Unlike the Stars
Aspiring Emptyness – Yang Ying – Elixir
One Day I will Go to the Stars – Larken Lyre – Extraordinary Voyage
Watching the Clouds – Masako – Call of the Mountains
Song of the Siren – Paul Higgs – Pavane
Liberty Elephant – Betsy Tinney – Release the Cello
Behold – Abbi Spinner McBride – Fire of Creation
Ritual Dance – Allan Scott Bachman – Gaia, Earth Goddess
A Call for Spring – Alexis Kochan – Ukrainian Songs
Life’s Wheel – Heather Alexander – Merlin’s Descendants
Mishiamagu – Tuatha Dea – The Tribe
Regnal – Anne Lister – Root, Seed, Thorn, & Flower
Dancer & the Moon – Blackmore’s Night – Dancer & the Moon
Beyond Us Is the Cost – Cernunnos Rising- Urban Druid
Pagan Ways – Damh the Bard – the Cauldron Born
Mannanan McLir – Eachdraidh – Angel and the Canadian Celtic Cowboy
Urban Elements – Ginger Doss – From Love to Love
Throughout the program we updated you on a couple of Elders in the global Pagan community. Donald Michael Kraig is in hospital and battling pancreatic cancer, the prognosis is not good. He is in good spirits, though. His family and friends have been at his side as much as possible and number of Pagans around the world have been lending their energy to him, to ease him and make him more comfortable at this time. Morning Glory Zell has also been in hospital, she is battling complications from her recurring cancer. She’s doing well. Will hopefully be returning home soon. A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist with the medical expenses incurred during MG’s hospital stay.
Lastly, we spoke briefly about the murals at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in England. Alder Hey is slated for demolition. The beautiful murals that are risk were painted by volunteer artists from across England, including singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist George Nicholas. George is the front man for Cernunnos Rising, whom we played a piece from towards the end of the show. There is an online petition to preserve the murals, you can find out more here.
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.
Ganesh Mantra #2 – Larisa Stow – Reaching In
Heaven, Human, Earth – Yang Ying – Elixir
Where I Began – Vin Downes – unlike the stars
Songbird in the Morning – Larken Lyre – Extraordinary Voyage
My Dearest Someone – Jeremy Weinglass – Choose Love
For the Love of All Who Gather/Floor of Heaven – Betsy Tinney – Release the Cello!
Father Fill Me – Spiral Rhythm – Rise Up
Follow the Sun – Nomad – Nomad
Frey and Freya – Sharon Knight and T. Thorn Coyle – Songs for the Strengthening Sun
She’s Been Waiting – Lunacy – Lunacy
The Landing/Tuatha De Danaan – Tuatha Dea – The Tribe
The Witch Song – Anne Hill – Circle Round and Sing
The Give-away Song – Anne Hill – Circle Round and Sing
Two Kinds of Seagulls – Tom Chapin – Mother Earth
The Pet Donkey – Dovie Thomason – Wopela: Give Away
Old Time Religion – Pete Seeger – Sing-a-long
Jesus Love Me (But He Can’t Stand You) – Austin Lounge Lizards – Lizard Vision
Scotland Forever – John McDermott –
Twilight of the Thunder God – Corvus Corax – Gimli
In the Hall of the Mountain King – Apocalyptica – Retrospect
2013 is drawing to close, and has already done so here on Murphy’s Magic Mess. Sadly, *K8 was not in studio with us this morning. She was off celebrating the winter holidays with her family. But, while the *K8’s away….. Murf and Phil had a blast and infused the latter portion of the show with a great collection of songs about drinking. See the whole list of music below (and please, if you spot an error, let us know so we can fix it!).
You can find much of the music from the second half of the show for free download thanks to Pandora Celtica, SJ Tucker, Sharon Knight and dozens more wonderful musicians who got together and decided to give their fans 79 tracks of music as a holiday gift. This free download is available through Valentine’s Day 2014. We’d suggest that you download each track individually. May be time-consuming, but definitely a lot less time than it takes to download them all as a ZIP file. (Phil tried twice and both times the file came up as empty.) Here’s the download page.
Music from the Mess
Buffy Sainte-Marie – God is Alive, Magic is Afoot – Up Where We Belong
Forrest Smithson – Dreaming I (radio edit) – Dreaming Time
Akasa – Return to Our Innocence – Portal
Ricky Kej – Longing – Shanti Orchestra
God of Drum – Donnar, Norse – Get Tribal
Betsy Tinney – Light Heart – Release the Cello!
Andre Feriante – Sweet Nadine IV – Novella, Ukulele Mosaique