World Goddess Day on the Mess

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.

MUSIC

  1. Everyday Goddess – Celia – Breathe
  2. The Water is Wide – Tales from the Wine Dark Sea – Tom Caufield
  3. Invocation – Steven Chesne w/ the Luminous World Orchestra – Moments from the Life Stories of Strangers
  4. Crystal Moon – Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman – Winds of Samsara
  5. Tal Sawari – Ray Spiegel – Moksha
  6. Upside Down Church – Adam Andrews – Road to Ambo
  7. (Sooj & Betsy interview)
  8. Rootless – SJ Tucker – (single)
  9. (more interview)
  10. Valentina’s Dance – Betsy Tinney – Release the Cello
  11. (more interview)
  12. House of Mama Dragon – SJ Tucker – Haphazard
  13. Song to the Secret Name of the Star Goddess – T. Thorn Coyle – Give Us a Kiss
  14. Ancient Goddess – Abby Spinner McBride – Enter the Center
  15. I am the Goddess – Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – (title)
  16. Fair Folk – Heather Dale – Fairy Tale
  17. Artemis – Wendy Rule – Deity
  18. Aleister’s Wake – Haze – Book of Shadows
  19. Gods are Not Crazy – Leslie Fish – Avalon is Risen
  20. A Touch of Menopausal Anarchy – Carolyn Hillyer – Weathered Edgge
  21. Jack the Slob and the Goddess of Love – Leslie Fish – Avalon is Risen
  22. Hey Goddess – Big Bad Gina – Amazon Warrior Princess

Thank you to *K8 to compiling the play list and to Michele for guesting on the show and representing the Order of the Red Grail, Church for Transformational Wicca-ATC.

September 14, 2014 is Phil’s birthday show on the Mess. Be sure to tune in for two hours of some of his favorite new age and Pagan music.

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A Messy Blues

ad bannerFor 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

  1. Outside the Blues – The Bodhi Brothers – Organically Grown
  2. Movin’ Out Blues – North Sound – Jazz Wolf
  3. I Wanted You to Walk (Right Thru That Door) – Candye Kane – Comin’ Out Swingin’
  4. City Streets – Lisa Hilton – Getaway
  5. Los Angeles Blues – Ciro Hurtado – Los Angeles Blues
  6. Homeless Blues – Linda Herschorn – Roots and Wings
  7. Cello Noodle 3-1-14 – Betsy Tinney – unreleased
  8. Boston + Blues – Lisa Hilton – Getaway
  9. The Devil is an Angel Too – Janiva Magness – Bury Him at the Crossroads
  10. Bury Him at the Crossroads – Janiva Magness – Bury Him at the Crossroads
  11. History of the World – Coyote Poets – Pandora’s Box
  12. I Got the Will (But I Can’t Find My Way) – Etta James – Seven Year Itch
  13. Celluloid Heroes – Blackmore’s Night – Autumn Sky
  14. Skye Boat Blues – Tuatha Dea – Kith & Kin
  15. Reincarnation Blues – Skypilot – Under the Radar
  16. Working Girl Blues – Reel World String Band – Mountain Songs
  17. Talking Wheelchair Blues – Fred Small – Heart of the Appaloosa
  18. Howie’s Norvegian Bluess – Tom Smith – And They Say I’ve Got Talent
  19. Overflowin’  Cat Box Blues – Cynthia McQuillan – Bedlam Cats
  20. I Used to be a Powerful Priestess – Leigh Ann Hussey – Homebrew (radio edit)
  21. Hoopty Blues – Murphey’s Midnight  Rounders – Running on Empty
  22. Black Swan Blues – SJ Tucker – Stolen Season Sneak Peaks EP
  23. 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.

PWN S4E8: Pagan Pride Day Season, news and more

Pagan Weekly News, week of 24 July 2014

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

Links to stories not covered, but of interest

  • George Takei talks frankly, with some humor, about his experience in the Japanese-American internment camps during WWII.
  • Conflicts in the Middle East are putting priceless archaeological treasures at risk, including a recently discovered mythic temple of Musasir.

MUSIC

featuring brand new music from Frenchy and the Punk

  1. PWN intro courtesy Aetopus
  2. Frenchy and the Punk – Don’t Fear the Rabbit – Bonjour Batfrog
  3. SJ Tucker – The Great Velocipede Migration – Wonders
  4. Celia – Red Alabaster & Blue – Red Alabaster & Blue
  5. Celia – Metta Prayer – For the Asking
  6. Frenchy and the Punk – La Vie de Boheme – Bonjour Batfrog
  7. Wendy Rule – Deity – Deity
  8. Cernunnos Rising – Wise Old Yew – Urban Druid
  9. Lis Addison – My Big Community – Grace of the Green Leaf

Frenchy and the Punk will be in Omaha on 31 July 2014, Thursday. They will be performing at the Barley Street Tavern with Anonymous Henchman.

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.

MMM: Soundbackers Union 2014

ad bannerLast 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.”

  1. God is Alive, Magic is Afoot – Buffy St. Marie – Best of Buffy Sainte-MarieSoundbackers-Final
  2. The Gift – Louis Colaiannia – Closer
  3. Orange Sky – John Luttrell – The Dream Exchange
  4. Summer Reunion – Jennifer DeFrayne – by a wire
  5. Songbird in the Morning – Larken Lyre – Extraordinary Voyage
  6. One and Only – Lisa Hilton – Kaleidoscope
  7. For the Love of All Who Gather/Floor of Heaven – Betsy Tinney – Release the Cello
  8. Shango – Lunacy – Lunacy
  9. Noon of the Solstice – Damh the Bard – Spirit of Albion
  10. Down in the Garden – Damh the Bard – Antlered Crown and Standing Stone
  11. Flowers to Make into Wine – Alan Austin –
  12. Flower of Ireland – Spiral Dance – Over Nine Waves
  13. Family Garden – John McCutcheon -Family Garden
  14. Crying for the Honey Bee – Cernunnos Rising – (unreleased)
  15. The Garlic Waltz – Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt –
  16. Salad of Doom – SJ Tucker – Mischief
  17. Fin and the Old Man – John Redbourn – Wheel of Fortune (story)
  18. White Rabbit – Tuatha Dea – The Tribe
  19. Little Which House – Serpentine – Rock the Goddess
  20. Pagan Born – Inkubus Sukkubus –
  21. 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!

MMM: In Like a Lion, 3-2-2014

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.”

  1. A Circle is Cast – Libana – A Circle is Cast
  2. Oh, Dark Mother – Abbi Spinner McBride – Fire of Creation
  3. The Undiscovered Horizon – Harrison Edwards – The Undiscovered Horizon
  4. Spring Reverie – Jim Gabriel – Sojourn
  5. Sunny Side Up – Lisa Hilton – Kaleidoscope
  6. Songbird in the Morning – Larken Lyre – Extraordinary Voyage
  7. Blue Blaze – Masako – Call of the Mountains
  8. Animal Spirits – Jack Gates – Voyage of the Troubadour
  9. Parisienne Affair – Paul Higgs – Pavane
  10. Light Heart – Betsy Tinney – Release the Cello
  11. Come Back to Erin – Claire Hamilton – Celtic Favorites (compilation)
  12. Grotteschi the Red – S.J. Tucker – Solace & Sorrow
  13. Manticore’s Lullabye – S.J. Tucker – Solace & Sorrow
  14. Pagan Jugband Blues – FishBird – Fishbird
  15. A Flame in Avalon – Anne Lister – A Flame in Avalon
  16. Green Mantle – LeighAnn Hussey – Home Brew
  17. Tam Lin – The Bringers – The Bringers
  18. Dream Time – Elvendrums – Gateway to Fairy
  19. The Wild Hunt – Omnia – Crone of War!
  20. Hex Hop – Marilyn T. – ??? If you know the album this came from, please let us know in comments.
  21. The Brownie Song – Mama Gina – The Undertaker’s Daughter
  22. The Tower – Austin Lounge Lizards – Go Ahead and Die
  23. 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.

MMM: Sky Stuff & Springish 2-23-14

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.

  1. To Say GoodBye – Paul Spaeth – Redemption
  2. Above the Sky – Jeremy Weinglass – Choose Love
  3. Moon Goddess – Jack Gates – Voyage of the Troubadour
  4. Skies and Openings – Vin Downes – Unlike the Stars
  5. Aspiring Emptyness – Yang Ying – Elixir
  6. One Day I will Go to the Stars – Larken Lyre – Extraordinary Voyage
  7. Watching the Clouds – Masako – Call of the Mountains
  8. Song of the Siren – Paul Higgs – Pavane
  9. Liberty Elephant – Betsy Tinney – Release the Cello
  10. Behold – Abbi Spinner McBride – Fire of Creation
  11. Ritual Dance – Allan Scott Bachman – Gaia, Earth Goddess
  12. A Call for Spring – Alexis Kochan – Ukrainian Songs
  13. Life’s Wheel – Heather Alexander – Merlin’s Descendants
  14. Mishiamagu – Tuatha Dea – The Tribe
  15. Regnal – Anne Lister – Root, Seed, Thorn, & Flower
  16. Dancer & the Moon – Blackmore’s Night – Dancer & the Moon
  17. Beyond Us Is the Cost – Cernunnos Rising- Urban Druid
  18. Pagan Ways – Damh the Bard – the Cauldron Born
  19. Mannanan McLir – Eachdraidh – Angel and the Canadian Celtic Cowboy
  20. 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.

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