(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.
O Dark Mother – Abbi Spinner McBride – Enter the Center
Hecate Cerridwyn – Inkubus Sukkubus – Beast with Two Backs
Day Star – John Serrie – Day Star
Return to Shamballa – Steven Halpern & Michael Diamond – Ambient Alchemy
Yorkietown – Steven Chesne with the Luminous World Orchestra – Moments from the Life Stories of Strangers
Structure – Matthew Schoening – Narrow Path
Mahatma – Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman – Winds of Samsara
Om Radha Krishnaya Namaha – Lea Longo – Songs of s Siren
Jai Ganesha – Emam and Friends – Jai Ganesha
Bone Dance – Zingaia – Soles on Earth
The Dreaming – Damh the Bard – Antlered Crown and Standing Stone
Cauldron of Changes – Lindie Lila – Return of the Goddess
Flower of Scotland – Red Hot Chili Pipers – Bagrock to the Masses
Wytches’ Brew – Omnia – Alive
Morrigan – Omnia – Crone of War
Bewitched – Sharon Knight – Incantation
Fire in the Head – Sharon Knight – Neofolk Romantique
Antlered Crown and Standing Stone – Damh the Bard – Antlered Crown and Standing Stone
Albion – The Dolmen – Whispering Winds
Merlin – Kathy Mar – My Favorite Sings
Turn the Wheel – Arthur Hinds – Dance in the Fire
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.
(Editor’s note: We are playing a little catch up with our play lists. Our apologies for the delays.) Sunday, 14 September 2014 was Phil’s birthday. As such he got to pick all the music for the show. Twenty-six of Phil’s favorites, from new age to Pagan rock, found their way onto the final play list. With almost six hours worth of music to pick from, there was a lot that got chopped to fit into a two hour show. Tough choices, but a lot of fun was had by all.
Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Inkubus Sukkubus – Away with the Fairies
Invocation – Luminous World Orchestra – Moments from the Life Stories of Strangers
Calligraphy – Laura Sullivan – The Gathering II
Andean Blues – Ciro Hurtado – Ayahausca Dreams
Frolik – Matthew Schoening – Narrow Path
New Normal – Adam Andrews – Road to Ambo
Once Around – Ray Spiegel Ensemble – Moksha
Demeter’s Daughter – Anne Lister – Spreading Rings
Persephone – Mama Gina – Goddess Kiss’d
I Am Isis – Celia – sampler 2
Prayer for Isis – Omnia – Sine Missione
Witches Tree – Cernunnos Rising – Urban Druid
The Mummer’s Dance – Loreena McKennitt – The Mummer’s Dance through Ireland
Ravens in the Library – SJ Tucker – Mischief
Oak & Ash & Thorn – Kiva – A Call to Beauty
Herne the Hunter – Pandora Celtica – On Thin Ice
Waiting for John Barleycorn – Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – Swede Hollow
Don’t go Drinking with Hobbits – Marc Gunn – Don’t Go Drinking with Hobbits.
Do Virgins Taste Better Medley – Brobdingabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyznagian Bards – A Faire to Remember
Tail of a Star – Colette O’Connor & Deb Anderson – (unreleased single)
My Karma Broke Down – Three Weird Sisters – Hair of the Frog
Talk Like A Pirate Day – Tom Smith – They Say I Have Talent
Ladies in the SCA – Joe Bethancourt & Leslie Fish
Jabberwocky – Isaac Bonewits – Avalon is Rising
Jabberwocky – Omnia – Wolf Love
Dagda’s Club – Isaac Bonewits – Avalon is Rising
#22 was selected because 19 September is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Following just days after Phil’s birthday, he has an affinity for pirates. Who doesn’t?? #20 was selected for two reasons, a great song and Deb Anderson is the Goddess Mother of both Murphy’s Magic Mess and Lavender Hill on KZUM. She is the host of The Wimmins Show. Each track has a reason for it being on his favorites list, perhaps in a future posting he will explain each choice – or you can ask in comments.
This week on Murphy’s Magic Mess the Mama Dragon and her minions decided to take a walk on the Weird Side with their music. Starting with Walkin’ in the Woods by Elvendrums they took a path of oddness that hopefully entertained the listeners.
A special note about the third track, Madiba by Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman: 18 July was the birthday of the late Nelson Mandela, an inspiration to his people in South Africa and indeed to the world as a whole. Madiba was the name given to him by his people, it means Father. This track comes from the CD Winds of Samsara. Samsara is from the Sanskrit for “cycle of life” or “reincarnation”.
As a tribute to the late James Garner, actor, we played the full TV theme from The Rockford Files.
Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Inkubus Sukkubus – Away with the Faeries
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
Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Inkubus Sukkubus – Away with the Fairies
A Sign of the Dragon – Steven Vitali – Language of the Soul
On Gossamer Wings – John Luttrell – The Dream Exchange
Clear Night – Jennifer DeFrayne – by a wire
Air – Louis Colaiannia – Closer
Whispers in the Dark – Peter Calandra – Inner Circle
Gone with the Wind – Blackmore’s Night – Under a Violet Moon
Wild Soul – Cernunnos Rising – Urban Druid
Let the Wind Blow – Wendy Rule – Black Snake
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.
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!
Father’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.
Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Inkubus Sukkubus – Away with the Fairies
The Dreamer – Peter Calandra – Inner Circle
Heartstrings – Matt & Rebecca Stuart – Minstrel Streams
Sunrise to Sunset – Jennifer DeFrayne – By a Wire
Wondering – John Luttrell – The Dream Exchange
Paso Doble – Bob Ardern – Craftsman
Kaleidoscope – Lisa Hilton – Kaleidoscope
Lord Fenugreek – Sharon Knight – Incantation
Waltzing with Bears/the Neat thing about my Father was… – Rosalie Sorrels – What does it mean to love?
Daddy’s Little Girl – Heather Bishop – Taste of the Blues
The Undertaker’s Daughter – Mama Gina – The Undertaker’s Daughter
Ink Bah Tah/Horned Lover/7-fold Chant – Lady Rhiannon – Covenant of Kernunnos Chants (rough cut)
Sky Father – Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – I Am the Goddess
Mother Earth, Father Sky – Teresa Spirit Song – Hand of Time
He’s a pretty good man, if you ask me – Buffy Sainte-Marie – Best of Buffy Sainte-Marie
My Dad – Ray Stevens – All Time Hits
Dad’s Got that Look – John McCutcheon – Family Garden
Talkin’ to the Wrong Man – Eddie Blazonczyk’s (Sr. & Jr.) Versatones – Music Music Music
Man with the Weird Beard – Heather Bishop – Belly Button
Hymn to Herne – SJ Tucker – Blessings
Some Fathers Have Gone to Glory – Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt –
Alester’s Wake – Haze – Book of Shadows
Brothers Fallen – Saor Patrol and the Dolmen – Crann Tara
Cernunnos – Faith and the Muse – Shoumei
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.
Murf, *K8 and Phil bring you two hours of new age and Pagan music every Sunday morning on KZUM in Lincoln, NE from 9am to 11am.
This week seemed to be a little strange with the studio equipment. Players not firing, CDs stopping after only 20 seconds of play. Mercury has gone direct, so it wasn’t an astrological incident. No, we discovered the reason when Murf told us what she had lined up on her master disc for the second hour. Scroll down through the play list and surely you will see what was up, too.
Inkubus Sukkubus – Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Away with the Faeries
Thankfully, Murf always seems to have Dale Bacon’s response to Kenny Klein ready to go, but sometimes Dale’s spirit does like to show his displeasure over the song.
If you were listening or have seen the playlist on our Facebook page, you will note that some corrections to the playlist have been made. There was at least one case of mistaken identity and some typos in the Facebook posting. If you find any errors in this posting, please let us know so we can correct them.