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.
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.
To Say GoodBye – Paul Spaeth – Redemption
Above the Sky – Jeremy Weinglass – Choose Love
Moon Goddess – Jack Gates – Voyage of the Troubadour
Skies and Openings – Vin Downes – Unlike the Stars
Aspiring Emptyness – Yang Ying – Elixir
One Day I will Go to the Stars – Larken Lyre – Extraordinary Voyage
Watching the Clouds – Masako – Call of the Mountains
Song of the Siren – Paul Higgs – Pavane
Liberty Elephant – Betsy Tinney – Release the Cello
Behold – Abbi Spinner McBride – Fire of Creation
Ritual Dance – Allan Scott Bachman – Gaia, Earth Goddess
A Call for Spring – Alexis Kochan – Ukrainian Songs
Life’s Wheel – Heather Alexander – Merlin’s Descendants
Mishiamagu – Tuatha Dea – The Tribe
Regnal – Anne Lister – Root, Seed, Thorn, & Flower
Dancer & the Moon – Blackmore’s Night – Dancer & the Moon
Beyond Us Is the Cost – Cernunnos Rising- Urban Druid
Pagan Ways – Damh the Bard – the Cauldron Born
Mannanan McLir – Eachdraidh – Angel and the Canadian Celtic Cowboy
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.
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.
Wytches Chant ’98
Away with the Fairies
The Other Side of Tristesse
Call of the Mountains
Heaven, Human, Earth
A Sign of the Dragon
Language of the Soul
Winter in Shimla
Notes from a Journey
The Bridge to Our Dreams
Skin and Bone
Alexander James Adams
Dance the Spiral Dance
Mystic Spirit Voices [Intent City]
Song of the Witches
The Wicker Man
Damh the Bard
The Wicker Man
Seasons of the Witch
Sing Me Malaise
It was tracking again this week, so the play list reads differently than how I normally post it.
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.
What a combination of music and features for the Mess today! Phew! Father’s Day, Soundbackers Union and the pre-Solstice show.
What is the Soundbackers Union? It is KZUM’s special “elite” membership group for listeners. Along with our usual membership pledge drives in the Spring and Fall, this year we started the Soundbackers Union with limited edition swag and all kinds of bonuses for the members. You can find out more at www.kzum.org, donations are being accepted online through noon Central Friday the 21st.
Inkubus Sukkubus – Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Away with the Faeries
Takashi Suzuki – The Unknown Sight – Voyage: Hiroshima Eternal
Al Conti – the Minstrel’s Song – The Blue Rose
Masako – Forgotten Moments – Masako
Lia Scallon – Joyful Inspiration – The Luminous Pearl
David Arkenstone & Charlee Brooks – Origins – Loveren
Anima – Ancient Future – Light of Aluna (radio edits)
Lunacy – Shango – Lunacy
Al Conti – Odin the Wanderer – Northern Seas
Clannad – Robin, the Hooded Man –
Sj Tucker – Hymn to Herne – Blessings
Blackmore’s Night – March the Heroes Home – Under a Violet Moon
Dave Carter & Tracey Grammar – Gentle Soldier of My Soul – Drum Hat Buddha
Fred Small – I Will Stand Fast – I Will Stand Fast
Fred Small – Scott & Jamie – I Will Stand Fast
Tuatha Dea – The Blessing – The Tribe (feat. Spiral Rhythm
Bryan Bowers – Old Lovers – For You
John McCutcheon – Dad’s Got That Look – Family Garden
Buffy Sainte-Marie – He’s a Pretty Good Man if You Ask Me – Best of….
The Chorus of Life – Gaia’s Circles – Gaia’s Voice
Robin Moore – What’s Wild Is Wild (spoken word from the children’s storyteller himself)
Tuatha Dea – Hypocritical Mass – The Tribe (feat. Murphey’s Midnight Rounders)
On Sunday the 2nd of June, Murf decided that the show would focus on animals. So, *K8 and Phil joined up with her for a fun show of animal music and stories.
Next Sunday the gang from the Mess will be celebrating *K8’s birthday. She gets to pick most of the music, as has become tradition on the show over the last four years. Looking forward to finding out what she picks out for you all to hear.
*K8 has taken on the task of typing up the music list as it plays in the studio and she posts it to the show’s FaceBook page every week. It is also shared here:
Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Inkubus Sukkubus – Away with the Faeries
A Tale of Lonely Otter – Masako – Masako
River Flow – Catherine Marie Charlton – River Flow
Painted Vase – Al Conti – The Blue Rose
Kundalini Rose – Stephen DeRuby – Awakening
Mystery of Life – Lia Scallon – The Luminous Pearl
Owl & Raven – Scott Helland – Earth Bound
Snake Root – Lis Addison – The Song of the Tree
Fur & Feathers – Anne Hill – Circle Round and Sing
Children’s Totem Chant – Spiral Rhythm – Live ’05
Little Fuzzy Animals – Frank Hayes – Never Set the Cat on Fire
Waltzing with Bears – Priscilla Herdman – Starbeams
Them Doggone Cats! – Oscar Brand – I Love Cats
Cat Rap – Oscar Brand – I Love Cats
Dog – Bryan Bowers – By Heart
Like Animals – Monica Richards – InfraWarrior
Mouse and the Moon – Dovie Thomason – Lessons for Animal People
Sheik Shaboom – Heather Bishop – Daydream Me home
We Come from Monkeys – Emerald Rose – Archives of Ages to Come
Hot Frogs on the Loose – Fred Small – Everything Possible: Fred Small in Concert
Cat and the Fiddle – Heather Alexander – Life’s Flame
Hello, my friends! Sorry for any delay in the posting of the play list from Mother’s Day. Been a rather hectic week. But it is here, finally!
As you may recall, 12 May 2013 was Mother’s Day. It was also the start of a tracking week at KZUM. So, the play list has an obvious theme and reads a little differently. The theme was Mothers and Mother Goddesses. For good reason. And as you can see by looking at the list, we included the recorded label, recording company, or the artist’s name again if it was a self=published CD. This is the first time the list has been posted in this format, we hope you might find it useful.
Any errors are mine. I would appreciate any corrections that you might catch. You can comment to this posting with those corrections.
Mother’s Day Playlist
Wytches Chant ’98 – Inkubus Sukkubus – Away with the Faeries – Resurrection Records
at the beginning – dan kennedy – intuition -Mt Pollux Music
Talking Rocks – Stephen Savage – Future -Memory Danforth
Moon and Stream – Masako – Masako – Masako
Whispered From Within – Catherine Marie Charlton -River Flow: Sanctuary – Birds Flower Music
Gaia – Annette Cantor – Songs for the Goddess – Source Being Productions
Mother Gaia – Lis Addison – Crown in the Sky – LAZZ Promotions
Silk and Jasmine – Al Conti – The Blue Rose – Shadowside Music
Joyful Inspiration – Lia Scallon – The Luminous Pearl – Sounds of Sirius
Itu Lagu – AOMusic – Hokulea – Arcturian Gate
Arms of the Mother – Abbi Spinner McBride – Enter the Center – Abbi Spinner McBride
Good Mother Honey – Carolyn Hillyer – Grandmother Turtle – Seventh Wave Music
Ancient Mother – Amikaeyla and Ariana – Oshun Gaia – Amikaeyla and Ariana
Earth Mother – Desert Wind – Return to the Goddess: In Chants & Song – Alan Scott Bachman
Mother of the World – Sharon Knight – Incantation – Trance Jam
The Earth is Our Mother – Carien Wijnen – Womyn with Wings – Carien Wijnen
Heart of the Mother – Elaine Silver – Lady of the Lake – Silver Stream Music
A Mother’s Love – Gwydion Pendderwen – The Faerie Shaman – Serpentine Music
The Goddess Suite – Kirshna Das – Pilgrim Heart – Triloka
My Mother’s Song – Rowena – My Mother’s Song – Spiral Gate Records
GenIsis – Goddess Alchemy Project – Frequencies of the Motherland – Goddess Alchemy Project