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.
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.
It is that time of year again, time for KZUM’s Spring pledge drive. Even though you are seeing this after the pledge drive has ended, it is not too late to make your donation to KZUM-Hd community radio. You can go online to www.kzum.org and click on the Donate button or call the station during business hours at 402-474-5086 and make your pledge that way. KZUM is accepting donations year round, not just during their pledge drives.
We’d like to take a moment now to thank all our donors, all those who either renewed their membership or became members for the first time. We do this for you! Donations to KZUM are tax deductible.
Ganesh Mantra #2 – Larisa Stow – Reaching In
Heaven, Human, Earth – Yang Ying – Elixir
Where I Began – Vin Downes – unlike the stars
Songbird in the Morning – Larken Lyre – Extraordinary Voyage
My Dearest Someone – Jeremy Weinglass – Choose Love
For the Love of All Who Gather/Floor of Heaven – Betsy Tinney – Release the Cello!
Father Fill Me – Spiral Rhythm – Rise Up
Follow the Sun – Nomad – Nomad
Frey and Freya – Sharon Knight and T. Thorn Coyle – Songs for the Strengthening Sun
She’s Been Waiting – Lunacy – Lunacy
The Landing/Tuatha De Danaan – Tuatha Dea – The Tribe
The Witch Song – Anne Hill – Circle Round and Sing
The Give-away Song – Anne Hill – Circle Round and Sing
Two Kinds of Seagulls – Tom Chapin – Mother Earth
The Pet Donkey – Dovie Thomason – Wopela: Give Away
Old Time Religion – Pete Seeger – Sing-a-long
Jesus Love Me (But He Can’t Stand You) – Austin Lounge Lizards – Lizard Vision
Scotland Forever – John McDermott –
Twilight of the Thunder God – Corvus Corax – Gimli
In the Hall of the Mountain King – Apocalyptica – Retrospect
Show notes from Murphy’s Magic Mess, 26 January 2014. Listen every Sunday at 9am Central for two hours of new age and Pagan music from around the world.
Murf, Phil and *K8 had a grand time putting together a selection of music and stories for you this week. It was so fun that they are going to do it again in the very near future! Charles, from the Red Grail, stopped in about half way through the show. You’ll probably be hearing more of him on the show in the near future.
Storyteller – Heather Alexander – Wanderlust
Marble Falls – Cornell Kindernecht & Martin McCall – Dreamtime
Higher Power – Phoenix Rising – Mystic Places
Ameno Amen – Akasa – Portal
Mellow – Ricky Kej – Shanti Orchestra
Othello’s Dream – Andre Feriante – Novella-Ukulele Mosaique
Antlered Crown and Standing Stone – Damh the Bard – (title)
Hunter’s Moon* – Gale Perrigo – Never Again the Burning
Curnunnos – Kate West – Elements of Chant
Kerplunk* – Amy Friedman – Tell Me a Story 2: Animal Magic
Possum’s Last Dance – Blackmore’s Night – Shadow of the Moon
Ceileidh and the Night – Clan na Gael – Keepers of the Wind
Piper and the Puca* – Ralf Weihrauch Trio & Mick Fitzgerald – (title)
King of the Fairies – Horslips – Dance Hall Sweetheart
Dance of Bride – Jana Runnalls – Return to the Goddess
The Bride of the Forest* – Steven Porsch – Radio Paganistan
Ancient Circle – 2002 – A Word in the Wind Disc 1
Elephant’s Reward* – Amy Friedman – Tell Me a Story 2: Animal Magic
Elephant – Heather Dale – the Green Knight
Elephant Power – Bhagavan Das & MC Yogi – (title)
Ganesh and Karthik, the Golden Mango* – Phil
Ganesh is Fresh – Jai Uttal & MC Yogi – Elephant Power
One of our long time listeners called us last week to share that she had recently had to put her cat down. A said day indeed. Many of us have been there. She asked if we could play some cat songs for her. Unfortunately it was tracking week and the show was all mapped out. So to make up for that we decided to do an entire show of pet and animal music. Turns out we are going to do at least two! Here is the play list from Sunday 12 January 2014 on Murphy’s Magic Mess on KZUM in Lincoln, NE.
Pet Sounds – Beach Boys – (title)
Hero’s Journey – Akasa – Portal
The Dragon’s Breath – David Arkenstone – The Celtic Book of Days
Eyes in the Forest – Andre Feriante – Novella Ukulele Mosaique
Unicorns in the Forest – Gerald Jay Markoe – Ancient Ceremonies
The Siamese Cat Song [From Lady and the Tramp, in the Style of Falla] – Scott Tennant – Bibbidi Bobbidi Bach
Adad, Babylon – Get Tribal – God of Drum
Lake Monster-Spooky Foggy Harbor – Dragon Ritual Drummers – the Epic: a Drum Opera
Big Cat – Afro-Celt Sound System – Vol. 2: Release
Spirit of the Eagle – Craig Olson – Beyond the Ceder Moon
Frog & Turtle/To be a Human – Dovie Thomason & Ulali – Lessons from the Animal People
Children’s Totem Chant – Spiral Rhythm – Roll of Thunder
Girl with Lion’s Tail – SJ Tucker – Mischief
Dance of the Rats – Emerald Rose – Archives for Ages to Come
Lord of the Pounce – Marc Gunn – Irish Drinking Songs for Cat-Lovers
Hot Frogs on the Loose – Fred Small – Everything Possible: Fred Small in Concert
Tennessee Bird Walk – Various Artists – Kookie Kountry
I go Like the Raven – Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer – Drum Hat Buddha
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.
2013 is drawing to close, and has already done so here on Murphy’s Magic Mess. Sadly, *K8 was not in studio with us this morning. She was off celebrating the winter holidays with her family. But, while the *K8’s away….. Murf and Phil had a blast and infused the latter portion of the show with a great collection of songs about drinking. See the whole list of music below (and please, if you spot an error, let us know so we can fix it!).
You can find much of the music from the second half of the show for free download thanks to Pandora Celtica, SJ Tucker, Sharon Knight and dozens more wonderful musicians who got together and decided to give their fans 79 tracks of music as a holiday gift. This free download is available through Valentine’s Day 2014. We’d suggest that you download each track individually. May be time-consuming, but definitely a lot less time than it takes to download them all as a ZIP file. (Phil tried twice and both times the file came up as empty.) Here’s the download page.
Music from the Mess
Buffy Sainte-Marie – God is Alive, Magic is Afoot – Up Where We Belong
Forrest Smithson – Dreaming I (radio edit) – Dreaming Time
Akasa – Return to Our Innocence – Portal
Ricky Kej – Longing – Shanti Orchestra
God of Drum – Donnar, Norse – Get Tribal
Betsy Tinney – Light Heart – Release the Cello!
Andre Feriante – Sweet Nadine IV – Novella, Ukulele Mosaique