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.

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PMP: Anything Goes & Anne Hill

To be perfectly honest, less than six hours before the show went live, RevKess and KaliSara had no real idea of what they were going to talk about in this week’s episode. Not because they were lacking for topics or were being lazy. Launching the year on the show can be tiring.  They want to make sure that they kick things off with a bang. So, for lack of being decisive, they were going to a strictly “anything goes” musings show. That all changed when Geoffrey Stewart, the lynch pin for the Pagan Values Blogject, tagged RevKess in a comment to a post in the Pagan Values group on Facebook. Anne Hill, who visited the show on 6 May 2012 to discuss her ebook The Baby and the Bathwater, is an instructor at Cherry Hill Seminary. This winter semester she has been asked to do a non-credited condensed version of her Pagan Ethics masters level class.

Real World Pagan Ethics is the name of the four week class being offered through Cherry Hill. Available to all students of Cherry Hill, first time or master’s program, for only $95. The core reading is from Brendan Myers’ 2008 release The Other Side of Virtue along with articles from various Pagans around the world who have participated in the annual Pagan Values Blogject – including this article from Deborah Lipp.

What does it mean to be an ethical magical practitioner? How can you tell if a teacher or coven leader has good boundaries? When we step into leadership, how can we make sure we are doing right by our communities? This course is designed to help clarify our internal ethical code, and then apply it to the areas of Community, Service, Ritual, and Leadership. The poet and philosopher M.C. Richards wrote, “It takes a golden ear to be empty enough of itself to hear clearly.” We will approach the formation of healthy, rigorous ethics and boundaries in the spirit of deep listening and open conversation, and follow where it leads.

Along the way they talked about ethics, leadership, elder care and more.

After Anne signed off, RevKess mentioned Boudica Foster’s republished article Celebrity Pagans, talking about what are commonly referred to as BNPs (Big Named/Nosed Pagans) and SJ Tucker’s upcoming changes to her music catalog, dropping the use of the word “Gypsy” in at least four songs and her bio. The discussion in comments is really interesting to read. (As well as taking a listen to an episode of Sound & Spirit on WGBH.)

Music

  1. Wendy Rule – Black Snake – Black Snake
  2. FishBird – Marie LaVeau – FishBird
  3. Damh the Bard – The Wicker Man (single release, 3 January 2014)
  4. SJ Tucker – The Great Velocipede Migration – Wonders

The Mess Debuts Damh’s Wicker Man Single

Sunday the 5th of January brought what we believe to be a first on Murphy’s Magic Mess, the US debut of Damh the Bard’s newest single, The Wicker Man. Released to the public on the 3rd, to the best of our knowledge the Mess was the first terrestrial radio show to play this wonderful single from British Pagan/Druid recording artist Damh the Bard. You can listen to and purchase the single here.

I enjoyed teasing Murf and Kate, as well as the listeners, with hints at what was in store late in the show. Along with Damh’s single we also played a lot of new New Age music from artists like Kristin Amarie, Yang Yiing, Timothy Wenzel, Steven Vitali, Masako and Dan Chadburn. In the second half of the show we brought you new music from SJ Tucker, Wendy Rule and of course Damh the Bard. Along the way we played classic pieces from Inanna, Ubaka Hill and Lesiem. So much more. Check out the play list below for a full listing of the music.

Play List

Song Title Featured Artist Album
Wytches Chant ’98 Inkubus Sukkubus Away with the Fairies
The Other Side of Tristesse Masako Call of the Mountains
Mystery Dan Chadburn Nocturnes
Heaven, Human, Earth Yang Ying Elixir
A Sign of the Dragon Steven Vitali Language of the Soul
Winter in Shimla Kristin Amarie Notes from a Journey
The Bridge to Our Dreams Timothy Wenzel River Serene
Druids Trance Psicodreamics Ancient Wisdom
Rainbow People Inanna Skin and Bone
Ice Sorm Alexander James Adams Ember Days
Sahara Sunrise Sonic Tribe Sonic Tribe
Sistory Ubaka Hill Dance the Spiral Dance
Ave Fortuna Lesiem Mystic Spirit Voices [Intent City]
Carouselle Accolade Festivalia
Song of the Witches SJ Tucker Wonders
The Wicker Man Damh the Bard The Wicker Man
Seasons of the Witch FishBird FishBird
Salacious Claque Rosin Coven Sing Me Malaise

It was tracking again this week, so the play list reads differently than how I normally post it.

MP: Rock It, Pagan Style pt 1 & 2

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Click to Listen, pt 1 – Pt 2 available here.

Well now, would seem that RevKess has been even more neglectful of things than usual.  It has been some time since he did an edition of Musica Pagani. He’s making it up for it the best he can with a two parter: Rock It, Pagan Style!

Earlier in 2013, Kenny Klein launched a recording project with his touring band FishBird. Some of the music they did was rock-like covers of some of his older music. And of course, every good musician is experimenting with new pieces whenever possible. That’s just what FishBird has done.

In this two parter of Musica Pagani you will get a taste of FishBird as well as some other rocking musicians and bands with a distinctive Pagan flare. Everyone from Leigh Anne Hussey with her unreleased Uglytown demo to Wendy Rule and Rosin Coven, with stops along the way to visit with Omnia and Frenchy and the Punk.

We do hope that you have enjoyed this special edition of Musica Pagani!

Play List, Pt 1

  1. FishBird – Season of the Witch – FishBird
  2. Omnia – Intro (Anima & Faun) – Live Religion
  3. Omnia – Du Laman – Live Religion
  4. Omnia – Auta Luonto – Live Religion
  5. Wendy Rule – Continental Isolation – Continental Isolation EP
  6. Wendy Rule – The King Moon – Artemis EP
  7. FishBird – Fur and Feather (into) The Cuckoos Nest – FishBird
  8. Spiral Dance – Spirit of Albion / Wooden Box – Through a Sylvan Doorway (feat. Damh the Bard)
  9. Rosin Coven – Water Don’t Talk to Me – Sing Me Malaise

Play List, pt 2

  1. FishBird – Jam (session, into) Marie Laveau – FishBird
  2. Nuit – House of Sleep – Mother Night
  3. Nuit – Look at Me – Mother Night
  4. Uglytown – Babylon is  Fallen – demo (unreleased)
  5. Uglytown – My Winter Song – demo (unreleased)
  6. FishBird – Pagan Jugband Blues – FishBird
  7. FishBird – Fairy Queen (into) Mandrake – FishBird
  8. Frenchy and the Punk – Blacksmith – Elephant Uproar
  9. Fenchy and the Punk – Lunar Frenzy – Hey Hey Cabaret
  10. Frenchy and the Punk – Magician and the Dancer – Happy Madness
  11. Rosin Coven – House of Roses – Sing Me Malaise
  12. FishBird – Victor – FishBird
  13. FishBird – Little Amazon – FishBird