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.
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
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.
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.
The thirteenth episode of the rebooted Musica Pagani was aired on Sunday 25 August 2013 (click on the image to hear the broadcast). In this edition RevKess brought the listener two sets of thirteen. Thirteen New Age and instrumental pieces followed by thirteen Pagan and vocal pieces. In this edition RevKess also brings the listener some new music. Never before heard on Musica Pagani. Some of it has been in the waiting pile for some time, some of it is new to the Channel this summer. Listen and enjoy.
Mirabai Ceiba – Sat Guru Prasad (Blessing of Life) – Awakened Earth
Catherine Marie Charlton – Moon Twist – Undershore
Lisa Hilton – Someday, Somehow Soon – Underground
The Pure Heart Ensemble – The Journey Deepens – Bliss of Being
Takashi Suzuki – The Knowing – Voyage: Hiroshima Eternal
Peter Sterling – Modern Times – Patterns of Relfection
Paradiso – Time Lapse – Shaman’s Trance
Kathryn Kaye – August Light – Dreaming Still
Annette Cantor – Isis – Songs for the Goddess
Psicodreamics – Sancta Inquisitio – Ancient Wisdom
Louis Colaiannia – Way of the Rain – A Moment Between Eternities
David Arkenstone & Charlee Brooks – Lumaria – Loveren
Pagan & Vocal
Emerald Rose – Queen of Argyll – Archives of Ages to Come
Damh the Bard – The Cutty Wren – Tales from the Crow Man
Featherscale – House of the Rising Sun – Gypsy Heart
Telergy – Ghost – The Legend of Goody Cole
Rosin Coven – House of Roses – Sing Me Malaise
Mirabilis – The City – Here and the Hereafter (sampler)
Michael Brant DeMaria – Chantress – The Maiden of Stonehenge
Jenna Greene – Harvest – Crossroads
Bone Poets Orchestra – Seven Sisters – Ecstasy in the Ruins (rough cut)
Mama Gina – Waking Panther – (rough cut)
Lon Milo DuQuette – Last Night I Dreamed of Dead People – I’m Baba Lon
Legend – Spark to a Flame – Cardinal Points
Tuatha Dea – Aradia – The Tribe (featuring Wendy Rule)
The next edition of Musica Pagani, #14, is the last to be aired on a Sunday. Due to scheduling conflicts, RevKess and KaliSara (cohost on Pagan-Musings Podcast) have elected to flip the shows. Starting on Saturday 7 September 2013 you can find Musica Pagani on the Pagan-Musings Podcast Channel at 7pm Central. Sunday the 8th starts the new day for Pagan-Musings Podcast, airing live at 7pm Central.
Episode three of the reboot of Musica Pagani has hit the interwebs. Hear music from Brian Henke, Omnia, Acoustic Ocean and many others!
The list of artists that we can play just keeps growing. Some of the artists in this edition you will be familiar with from earlier editions of MP as well as other programming on PMPChannel. The newest on the list below is Brian Henke. RevKess got hear him perform at Heartland 2013 and came home to find his latest two CDs in the review stack from KZUM. Needless to say, permission request was sent off right away.
Upcoming editions will have more NEW music from artists like Jami Sieber, Cernunnos Rising and Michael de Salem. Keep checking in with PMPChannel on BTR and iTunes for the latest in New Age and Pagan music as well as news, views, interviews, and information from the other programming on the channel. Don’t forget to check out Pagan-Musings on Saturday the 22nd of June to hear an interview with George Nicholas and his daughter Katie from Cernunnos Rising and again on the 29th of June to hear an interview with some of the Tribe of Tuatha Dea.
Isaac Bonewits – Quarter Farewell – Avalon is Rising
While preparing the show notes today, RevKess stumbled across this site that is devoted to Leigh Ann Hussey. Her music is available for free download at www.motogrrl.org/Bands, but this site has details on her life, music career and her unfortunately and untimely passing. For those of you who enjoy Leigh Ann’s music and want to learn more about her, please visit the sites linked and share her life and love of music with others. Leigh Ann was also an author, you can hear Colin Hussey read her novella “The Lover of Lord Eithras“, or read the story. There doesn’t seem to be any videos on YouTube or elsewhere for Leigh Ann’s music, something just might have to be done about that.
Michelle from the Red Grail visited Murf, Kate and Phil at the studio this morning. She brought in a lovely little blue dragon statue for Murf. Would seem that the fae had been playing around with Michelle’s figurine collection and knocked the dragon shelf off. The dragon was perfectly up right, but the shelf was on the floor as at an angle. Now the little dragon is sitting at Murf’s home along with all her other dragon friends.
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Would seem that Phil’s radio blog has gone MIA, or at least his ability to post it, and since the promoters and the musicians have been chomping at the bit to see playlists posted somewhere, he will be posting them to this blog site until he can either rectify the situation or decides on if he wants to recreate that radio blog.
Nadine Murphy, host of MMM at the boards.
*K8 of Murphy’s Magic Mess on KZUM has been so kind as to enter in the playlist as it happens on Facebook. So it has become even easier for the weekly playlist to be made available to everyone. Her formatting is different than mine, though. She does song title, artist, album. Which is fine, it is all there. We all (Murf included) hope that you enjoy and appreciate these playlists. If time allows when I post them to this blog I will also include links to some or all of the musicians’ pages.
Sunday, 28 April 2013 was the first of two Beltaine shows for the gang on MMM. Looking at the music we played should make that obvious, but you never know…. *wink* In this list you will find some “classic” Pagan pieces as well as some brand new pieces that had arrived for either Phil or Murf in recent weeks. As always, the first 30-45 minutes of the program includes new release New Age music that is sent to us either by the radio promoter for the album or the musician themselves.
Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Inkubus Sukkubus – Away with the Fairies
Love Always Waits – David Arkenstone & Charlee Brooks – Loveren (released March 2013)
Whisper from Whithin – Catherine Marie Charlton – River Flow (released April 2013)
Hokulea – AO Music – Hokulea (Released March 2013)