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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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.

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.

Mruphy’s Magic Mess, 28 July 2013

ad bannerMurf, *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.

The Music

  1. Inkubus Sukkubus – Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Away with the Faeries
  2. The Pure Heart Ensemble – Remembering the Goal – Bliss of Being
  3. Fiona Joy Hawkins – The Journey – 600 Years in a Moment
  4. Meg Bowles – The Sweetness of Mist Pt 2 – The Shimmering Lands (radio edit)
  5. Steven Halpern – Deep Theta 2.0 Pt 7 – Deep Theta 2.0
  6. Sherry Finzer  & Daren Mahoney – Early Spring – Transformation
  7. Craig Urquhart – Autumn Wind – First Light
  8. Jami Sieber – River of Sky – Timeless
  9. Dan Kennedy – Cycle – Lantern
  10. Masako – Remembrance Pt 1 – Masako
  11. Larisa Stow – Ganesh Mantra I – Reaching In
  12. Larisa Stow – Ganesh Mantra II – Reaching In
  13. Lunacy – Shango – Hand of Desire
  14. Leslie Fish – Avalon is Risen – Avalon is Risen
  15. Kiva – Water Fire and Smoke – Out of the Corner of the Eye
  16. Tuatha Dea – The Landing – Tuatha Dea
  17. Blackmore’s Night – The Spinner’s Tale – Dancer and the Moon
  18. Elvendrums – Walking in the Woods – The Dragon
  19. Three Weird Sisters – Like Their Feet Have Wings – Hair of the Frog
  20. Solstice Assembly – Ripe and Bearded Barley – Some Assembly Required
  21. Sharon Knight & T Thorn Coyle – Nature’s Bounty – Songs for the Strengthening Sun
  22. Spiral Dance – Harvest Carol/Harvest Song – Lie: Worts & All
  23. Kenny Klein – Dead Gerbil Jam – Fairy Queen
  24. Dale Bacon – Anti-Gerbil Song – unreleased single

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.

Murphy’s Magic Mess: Father’s Day

ad bannerWhat 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.

Music

  1. Inkubus Sukkubus – Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Away with the Faeries
  2. Takashi Suzuki – The Unknown Sight – Voyage: Hiroshima Eternal
  3. Al Conti – the Minstrel’s Song – The Blue Rose
  4. Masako – Forgotten Moments – Masako
  5. Lia Scallon – Joyful Inspiration – The Luminous Pearl
  6. David Arkenstone & Charlee Brooks – Origins – Loveren
  7. Anima – Ancient Future – Light of Aluna (radio edits)
  8. Lunacy – Shango – Lunacy
  9. Al Conti – Odin the Wanderer – Northern Seas
  10. Clannad – Robin, the Hooded Man –
  11. Sj Tucker – Hymn to Herne – Blessings
  12. Blackmore’s Night – March the Heroes Home – Under a Violet Moon
  13. Dave Carter & Tracey Grammar – Gentle Soldier of My Soul – Drum Hat Buddha
  14. Fred Small – I Will Stand Fast – I Will Stand Fast
  15. Fred Small – Scott & Jamie – I Will Stand Fast
  16. Tuatha Dea – The Blessing – The Tribe (feat. Spiral Rhythm
  17. Bryan Bowers – Old Lovers – For You
  18. John McCutcheon – Dad’s Got That Look – Family Garden
  19. Buffy Sainte-Marie – He’s a Pretty Good Man if You Ask Me – Best of….
  20. The Chorus of Life – Gaia’s Circles – Gaia’s Voice
  21. Robin Moore – What’s Wild Is Wild (spoken word from the children’s storyteller himself)
  22. Tuatha Dea – Hypocritical Mass – The Tribe (feat. Murphey’s Midnight Rounders)
  23. Tom Petty – The Last DJ – The Last DJ

Murphy’s Magic Mess 6/2/13

ad bannerOn 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:

  1. Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Inkubus Sukkubus – Away with the Faeries
  2. A Tale of Lonely Otter – Masako – Masako
  3. River Flow – Catherine Marie Charlton – River Flow
  4. Painted Vase – Al Conti – The Blue Rose
  5. Kundalini Rose – Stephen DeRuby – Awakening
  6. Mystery of Life – Lia Scallon – The Luminous Pearl
  7. Owl & Raven – Scott Helland – Earth Bound
  8. Snake Root – Lis Addison – The Song of the Tree
  9. Fur & Feathers – Anne Hill – Circle Round and Sing
  10. Children’s Totem Chant – Spiral Rhythm – Live ’05
  11. Little Fuzzy Animals – Frank Hayes – Never Set the Cat on Fire
  12. Waltzing with Bears – Priscilla Herdman – Starbeams
  13. Them Doggone Cats! – Oscar Brand – I Love Cats
  14. Cat Rap – Oscar Brand – I Love Cats
  15. Dog – Bryan Bowers – By Heart
  16. Like Animals – Monica Richards – InfraWarrior
  17. Mouse and the Moon – Dovie Thomason – Lessons for Animal People
  18. Sheik Shaboom – Heather Bishop – Daydream Me home
  19. We Come from Monkeys – Emerald Rose – Archives of Ages to Come
  20. Hot Frogs on the Loose – Fred Small – Everything Possible: Fred Small in Concert
  21. Cat and the Fiddle – Heather Alexander – Life’s Flame
  22. Least of My Kind – Dale Bacon
  23. House of Mama Dragon – SJ Tucker – Haphazard

Mother’s Day on the Mess – 051213

ad bannerHello, 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

  1. Wytches Chant ’98 – Inkubus Sukkubus – Away with the Faeries – Resurrection Records
  2. at the beginning – dan kennedy – intuition  -Mt Pollux Music
  3. Talking Rocks – Stephen Savage – Future  -Memory Danforth
  4. Moon and Stream – Masako – Masako – Masako 
  5. Whispered From Within – Catherine Marie Charlton  -River Flow: Sanctuary – Birds Flower Music
  6. Gaia – Annette Cantor – Songs for the Goddess – Source Being Productions
  7. Mother Gaia – Lis Addison – Crown in the Sky – LAZZ Promotions
  8. Silk and Jasmine – Al Conti – The Blue Rose – Shadowside Music
  9. Joyful Inspiration – Lia Scallon – The Luminous Pearl – Sounds of Sirius
  10. Itu Lagu – AOMusic – Hokulea – Arcturian Gate
  11. Arms of the Mother – Abbi Spinner McBride – Enter the Center – Abbi Spinner McBride
  12. Good Mother Honey – Carolyn Hillyer – Grandmother Turtle – Seventh Wave Music
  13. Ancient Mother – Amikaeyla and Ariana – Oshun Gaia – Amikaeyla and Ariana
  14. Earth Mother – Desert Wind – Return to the Goddess: In Chants & Song – Alan Scott Bachman
  15. Mother of the World – Sharon Knight – Incantation – Trance Jam
  16. The Earth is Our Mother – Carien Wijnen – Womyn with Wings – Carien Wijnen
  17. Heart of the Mother – Elaine Silver – Lady of the Lake – Silver Stream Music
  18. A Mother’s Love – Gwydion Pendderwen – The Faerie Shaman – Serpentine Music
  19. The Goddess Suite – Kirshna Das – Pilgrim Heart – Triloka 
  20. My Mother’s Song – Rowena – My Mother’s Song – Spiral Gate Records
  21. GenIsis – Goddess Alchemy Project – Frequencies of the Motherland – Goddess Alchemy Project
  22. Maiden, Warrior, Mother, Crone – Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – Swede Hollow – MMR Music

Wanted to include more video links, but either YouTube is being stubborn or these particular tracks have not been set to video.

Remember to tune in live every Sunday morning at KZUM or on the radio at 89.3FM in the Lincoln, NE area. Like the show on Facebook and let us know what you think of our music line up.