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.

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A Windy Mess – MMM 071314

Its been kind of breezy around these parts the last several days, so Murf thought it would be an awesome idea to use Wind as a theme for this weekend’s show. In the playlist below you will find a collection of mostly “windy” music. This is part of a  monthly series of shows that will address the elements. Expect us to do Fire for August, Water for September, and Earth for October.

With quite a bit of the music in the first hour or so being music that Phil has podcast permission for, you can click on the image to the left to listen to “Selections from the Mess” and hear some of what you might have missed (or enjoyed live) on Sunday 13 July 2014. With any luck, Phil will be able to do these “Selections” on a regular basis again starting with this edition and continuing on. This edition of Selections was edited and posted to the Pagan-Musings Podcast Channel on Wednesday 16 July 2014.

Playlist for the Mess

  1. Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Inkubus Sukkubus – Away with the Fairies
  2. A Sign of the Dragon – Steven Vitali – Language of the Soul
  3. On Gossamer Wings – John Luttrell – The Dream Exchange
  4. Clear Night – Jennifer DeFrayne – by a wire
  5. Air – Louis Colaiannia – Closer
  6. Whispers in the Dark – Peter Calandra – Inner Circle
  7. Desert Wind – Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman – Winds of Samsara
  8. Chidakash (inner sky) – Nadaka & Gopika – Surya-chants of light
  9. Wind in the Pipes – Meg Davis – Captain Jack and the Mermaid
  10. Goddess of the Wind – Ancient Brotherhood – Nature Goddesses
  11. Aeolus the Wind – Ruth Barrett & Cynthia Smith – The Heart is the Only Nation
  12. Wind Whisper, Wind Wail – Chorus of Life – Gaia’s Voice
  13. the Wind of Keltia – Alan Stevell – Master Serie
  14. Into the Wind – Colette O’Conner – Web in the Corner
  15. Irish Handfasting – Tuatha Dea – The Tribe
  16. Singing on the Wind – Anne Lister – Singing on the Wind
  17. Four Winds – Peter Conover – Falcon
  18. Gone with the Wind – Blackmore’s Night – Under a Violet Moon
  19. They Call the Wind Maria – Ed Ames – Very Best of
  20. Wild Soul – Cernunnos Rising – Urban Druid
  21. Order of Wind – Christopher Caouette – Ring of Dragons
  22. Let the Wind Blow – Wendy Rule – Black Snake
  23. Wind Across the Ridge – Dale Bacon –  Poems
  24. Master of the Wind – Van Canto – Break the Silence

Playlist for Selections from the Mess

  1. A Sign of the Dragon – Steven Vitali – Language of the Soul
  2. On Gossamer Wings – John Luttrell – The Dream Exchange
  3. Clear Night – Jennifer DeFrayne – by a wire
  4. Air – Louis Colaiannia – Closer
  5. Whispers in the Dark – Peter Calandra – Inner Circle
  6. Desert Wind – Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman – Winds of Samsara
  7. Chidakash (inner sky) – Nadaka & Gopika – Surya-chants of light
  8. Irish Handfasting – Tuatha Dea – The Tribe
  9. Gone with the Wind – Blackmore’s Night – Under a Violet Moon
  10. Wild Soul – Cernunnos Rising – Urban Druid
  11. Let the Wind Blow – Wendy Rule – Black Snake
  12. Wind Across the Ridge – Dale Bacon –  Poems

Thank you to *K8 or typing up the original playlist as posted on Facebook.

Remember that you can tune into Murphy’s Magic Mess live every Sunday morning at 9 Central on KZUM-Lincoln/KZUM-HD (89.3 FM on radio in the Lincoln, NE area).

Murf, *K8, and Phil are always happy to try to meet requests from the listeners. Leave a comment here, on Facebook, or call us during the show (402-474-5086) to make a request. Even if we do not have the music with us that Sunday we will do our best to meet your requests for the next show.

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.

Mama Dragon, Tell me a Story

Show notes from Murphy’s Magic Mess, 26 January 2014. Listen every Sunday at 9am Central for two hours of new age and Pagan music from around the world.

Murf, Phil and *K8 had a grand time putting together a selection of music and stories for you this week. It was so fun that they are going to do it again in the very near future! Charles, from the Red Grail, stopped in about half way through the show. You’ll probably be hearing more of him on the show in the near future.

  1. Storyteller – Heather Alexander – Wanderlust
  2. Marble Falls – Cornell Kindernecht & Martin McCall – Dreamtime
  3. Higher Power – Phoenix Rising – Mystic Places
  4. Ameno Amen – Akasa – Portal
  5. Mellow – Ricky Kej – Shanti Orchestra
  6. Othello’s Dream – Andre Feriante – Novella-Ukulele Mosaique
  7. Antlered Crown and Standing Stone – Damh the Bard – (title)
  8. Hunter’s Moon* – Gale Perrigo – Never Again the Burning
  9. Curnunnos – Kate West – Elements of Chant
  10. Kerplunk* – Amy Friedman – Tell Me a Story 2: Animal Magic
  11. Possum’s Last Dance  – Blackmore’s Night – Shadow of the Moon
  12. Ceileidh and the Night – Clan na Gael – Keepers of the Wind
  13. Piper and the Puca* – Ralf Weihrauch Trio & Mick Fitzgerald – (title)
  14. King of the Fairies – Horslips – Dance Hall Sweetheart
  15. Dance of Bride – Jana Runnalls – Return to the Goddess
  16. The Bride of the Forest* – Steven Porsch – Radio Paganistan
  17. Ancient Circle – 2002 – A Word in the Wind Disc 1
  18. Elephant’s Reward* – Amy Friedman – Tell Me a Story 2: Animal Magic
  19. Elephant – Heather Dale – the Green Knight
  20. Elephant Power – Bhagavan Das & MC Yogi – (title)
  21. Ganesh and Karthik, the Golden Mango* – Phil
  22. Ganesh is Fresh – Jai Uttal & MC Yogi – Elephant Power

*Stories

Selections from the Mess, 12/8/13

Wow, would you look at that. Been falling WAY behind on doing anything on here this winter. Time to do a little catch up.

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Michelle from the Order of the Red Grail, Church for Transformational Wicca

Sunday 8 December 2013 on Murphy’s Magic Mess we were joined by Michelle from the Order of the Red Grail, Church for Transformational Wicca. She was telling us and our listeners about the upcoming Yule celebration in which the Red Grail has partnered with Nebraska Heathens United. Should be a lot of fun!

The play list is based on the notes Phil entered live during the show. You can view the whole play list on Facebook. Kate was at the players, Murf on the boards, and Phil was trying to keep up on the play list. Any errors are Phil’s. If you have a correction to the play list, please comment here or on Facebook so we can fix it ASAP.

Play List

  1. Bill Leslie – Gaelic Soul – Scotland: Grace of the Wild
  2. Peter Sterling – A Mother’s Love – Twilight Serenade
  3. Patrick Landeza – Puanani Slack Key – Slack Key Huaka’i
  4. Peter Sterling – The Glass Globes – The Angels Gift
  5. Louis Colaiannia – Dancing Snowflakes – Origins
  6. Paul Spaeth – The Moment After – Redemption
  7. Paul Speer – Vortex – Ax Inferno
  8. Tom Carleno – Child’s Play – Perfect Imperfection
  9. Hox Vox – Jord – Mjollinar
  10. Anne Hill – Tree Wassail – Circle Round and Sing
  11. Brobdignagian Bards – Santa Lucia –
  12. Gaia Consort – Every Sacred Thing – Gaia Circles
  13. Annwn – The Cutty Wren –
  14. Blackmore’s Night – Winter – Winter Carols

Of the 29 tracks we played on the air, we only have permission to share 13 of them with you in this format. Jord was played as the “bed” of our conversation. We do hope to be able to add Hox Vox to our permissions list at some point in the future.

A Snowin’ and a Blowin’ on the Mess

Murphy’s Magic Mess

Sunday 8 December 2013

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Michelle from the Order of the Red Grail, Church for Transformational Wicca

ad bannerMichelle from the Order of the Red Grail, Church for Transformational Wicca, joined us again this week. This time to talk with us about the Yule Party co-hosted by Nebraska Heathens United. The Yule celebration is Saturday 14 December 2013 at the Unitarian Church at 6300 A Street in Lincoln. Ritual is at 6pm with the Sumbel and Cauldron Luck to follow. Please arrive no later than 5:45 so that everyone can be ready for ritual. You are encouraged to bring a White Elephant gift, wrapped, a dish to share (and/or beverage) and your own feast gear.  Children welcome. As always, an old fashioned Yule tree decorating will occur. This year’s tree will be gifted to the Memory Unit at Summer’s Place (formerly Milder Manor).

Tune in live every Sunday 9am Central to hear the Mess on KZUM’s website or on 89.3FM in Lincoln. Also available on the TuneIn app.

You can hear an edited version of the show here. The music included in that edit is what we have podcast permission for.

 Play List

  1. Inkubus Sukubus – Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Away with the Faeries
  2. Brave Combo – Snowflake Reel – Sounds of the Hollow
  3. Bill Leslie – Gaelic Soul – Scotland: Grace of the Wild
  4. Peter Sterling – A Mother’s Love – Twilight Serenade
  5. Patrick Landeza – Puanani Slack Key – Slack Key Huaka’i
  6. Peter Sterling – The Glass Globes – The Angels Gift
  7. Louis Colaiannia – Dancing Snowflakes – Origins
  8. Paul Spaeth – The Moment After – Redemption
  9. Paul Speer – Vortex – Ax Inferno
  10. Celtic Woman – Nil Sen La – Songs from the Heart
  11. John McCutcheon – Winter Song – Winter Songs
  12. Tom Carleno – Child’s Play – Perfect Imperfection
  13. Hox Vox – Jord – Mjollinar
  14. Femme M’Ami – Circle Chant –
  15. Chorus of Life – Angel of Bells – Gaia’s Voice
  16. Anne Hill – Tree Wassail – Circle Round and Sing
  17. The Bringers – The Scandinavian Set – Ramblers and Rovers
  18. Brobdignagian Bard – Santa Lucia -Brobdignagian Fairy Tales
  19. The Dolmen – Stag Lord and Queen – Winter Solstice
  20. Gaia Consort – Every Sacred Thing – Gaia Circles
  21. Those Darn Accordians – Grodno in the Moonlight – Squeeze This
  22. The Dolmen – The Oak & Holly Kings –  Winter Solstice
  23. Jessica Radcliffe & Martin Simpson – The Holly Bears the Crown – Beautiful Darkness: Celebrating the Winter
  24. Annwn – The Cutty Wren –
  25. Blackmore’s Night – Winter – Winter Carols
  26. The Andrew Sisters (Jim Reeves) – The Merry Christmas Polka – Twelve Songs of Christmas
  27. Los Straitjackets – Sleigh Ride – Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets!
  28. Frank Remar – The Clydesdale Polka –
  29. – Abraham’s Lament –

There is some missing track information, as you can see. If you know the missing information, please leave us a comment or drop us a note on Facebook. We’d love to be able to give FULL information on these lists. Sometimes Murf’s computer, or Phil’s or *K8’s decides it doesn’t want to share all the information

Murphy’s Magic Mess for 11 August 2013

MysteriesOfHeavenIt was another one of those lovely tracking weeks at KZUM. Not that big of a deal, after having done it for so long. Still a bit of a headache as we have to get start and finish times, record labels and the like. Oh, well. Makes it a bit more of a challenge and quite educational.

Phil cut’n’pasted the Artist, Track, and CD  Title frames from the spread sheet he used, so things look a little different. We hope that you can still figure everything out okay. The format is the same as usual, just not numbered.

T Thorn Coyle & Sharon Knight Blessing Waltz Songs for the Strengthening Sun
Anima Inner Light (Aluna Mix) Light of Aluna
Takashi Suzuki The Unknown Sight Voyage: Hiroshima Eternal
Stephen DeRuby Kundalini Rose Awakening
Craig Urquhart Summer Waltz First Light
Sherry Finzer & Darin Mahoney Confused Transformation
David Vito Gregoli All Sentient Beings Primodial Sonics
Lia Scallon Healing Waves The Luminous Pearl
Kellianna & Wendy Rule Early One Morning Traditions
Murphey’s Midnight Rounders Hey Mama (I’m a Real Live Witch) Swede Hollow
Mama Gina Summer of the Fae Goddess Kiss’d
Deva Premal Om Kama Pujitayei Namaha (Sacred Love Making) Mantras for Precarious Times
Nancy Bloom Fire in the Desert Sweet Sacred Mystery
Abbi Spinner McBride I Am the Fire Fire of Creation
Rosin Coven The Zookeepers Awkening Sing Me Malaise
Alexander James Adams What Are We Doing? What Are We Doing?
Cernunnos Rising Urban Druid Urban Druid
Blackmore’s Night Locked Within the Crystal Ball Secret Voyage