Murphy’s Magic Mess 2/28/16

drunk_dragon_drunkon_by_sssilver_c-d32orugThe following is the set list for both hours of Murphy’s Magic Mess on KZUM Community Radio in Lincoln, NE. This is taken directly from Spinitron. I’d like to know your opinion on the format of the listings. Please comment below.  Thank you.

09:03AM-09:07AM (4:27) S.J. Tucker “In the House of Mama Dragon” from Haphazard (2004) on Young Ave Records

09:12AM-09:17AM (5:14) Ajeet Kaur “Light of my soul” from Darshan (World) on Spirit Voyage Records

09:17AM-09:22AM (4:30) Omneity “From Darkness to Light” from Chants for Meditation(World) on August Son Productions

09:27AM-09:31AM (3:54) J. David Lindsay “Bright Star” from Nightbound (2015) onFallingfoot Records

09:33AM-09:37AM (4:32) Robert Slap “voices from the Past” from Atlantis Trilogy: Brave New World on Highpooch

09:39AM-09:43AM (3:19) Marie Breatnach “Manannan mac lir” from The Voyage of Bran onUniversal Records

09:43AM-09:47AM (4:33) Celia “Song for Manannan” from Celia Sampler 2 (Private, 2015) onCelia Farran

09:47AM-09:50AM (2:50) Anne Lister “Ragnall” from Root, Seed, Thorn and Flower onHearthfire

09:50AM-09:53AM (2:36) Jim Alan & Selena Fox “Talkin’ Wicca Blues” from Circle Magick Music (Other)

09:56AM-10:01AM (5:36) Emerald Rose “Castle of Arianrhod” from Bending Tradition (World) on Emerald Rose

10:03AM-10:06AM (3:28) Calan “Tale of Two Dragons” from Dinas on Sain SCD2715

10:06AM-10:11AM (5:27) Gaia’s Voice “The Magic Wheel” from The Chorus of Life (1990) onGaia’s Voice

10:11AM-10:15AM (4:22) Bran Cerddorion “Pigs Pigs Pigs!” from Four Branches (Private, 2015) on Bran Cerddorion

10:16AM-10:19AM (3:43) Elvendrums “The Dragon” from The Dragon (2000) on Elvendrums

10:19AM-10:25AM (5:25) Tuatha Dea “Celtic Women (Mavis McGee)” from Kith & Kin

10:30AM-10:33AM (3:33) Coyote Run “The Battle of New Orleans” from Coyote Run Pleads the Fifth on Run Wild Records

10:33AM-10:35AM (2:38) Those Damn Accordians “Grodno In the Moonlight!” from Squeeze This!

10:37AM-10:41AM (4:07) Corvus Corax “Ballade de Mercy (live)” from Gaudia Vite (Live)(World) on PICA Records

10:41AM-10:46AM (5:24) Hagalaz Runedance “Where the Lonely Souls Go” from Frigga’s Web on Nebelhexe

10:46AM-10:49AM (3:21) Eivor Polsdottir “Trollabundin” from Composer

10:49AM-10:55AM (6:12) Damh the Bard “Thundersbarrow Hill” from Sabbat (Private, 2015) on Caer Bryn Music

10:57AM-11:00AM (3:39) Inkubus Sukkubus “Belladonna & Aconite” from Away With the Faeries (Rock, 2008) on Resurrection Records

MMM 6/7/15: Wonders of the Moon & Balance

*Image result for balance of the moonK8 celebrated her birthday recently and Murf and Phil tortured her with Hoppy Birdies early in the show. Sir Fluffy Bunny also dropped in on the Mess after *K8 ran away to brunch with her family. Michelle is under the weather and was unable to join the Mess.

With the recent full moon and Mercury coming out of retrograde, the gang of the Mess thought it would be appropriate to use music that shares the balance of the moon.  Featuring new music from various New Age and Pagan musicians as well as some classic pieces from Murf’s collection, this episode of the Mess brought you some fun and balance in this interesting astrological time.

1. Peter Kater – Innocence – Love NEW
2. Ryan Stewart – Windows of Time – One Journey NEW
3. Kerani – Boudicca, Heart of Fire – Equilibrium NEW
4. Christine Brown – Chasing the Moon – Souvenirs NEW
5. Kerani – Hypatia’s Universe – Equilibrium NEW
6. Mary-Kathryn – Mediterranean Passage – Wonders in the Deep NEW
7. Abbi Spinner McBride – We Walk – Fire of Creation
8. Crow Women – Is, Was, and Shall Be – Crow Goddess
9. Heather Jinmaku – Blessed Be – The Balance
10. Angela Masciale – Something Will Stick – Ancient Voices
11. Anne Lister – Dragons – Spreading Rings
12. Heather Dale – Fair Folk – Fairytale
13. Elvendrums – Between the Worlds – Wildly to the Night
14. Damh the Bard – Thundersbarrow Hill – Sabbat
15. Kari Tauring – Voluspakariola (with intro) – Live at the Capri New to the Mess
16. Coyote Run – Battle of New Orleans – Pleads the Fifth
17. Michael Longcor – Chant for Confusing the Enemy – Storm, Wind and Flame
18. Heather Alexander – Witch of the Westmereland – A Gypsy’s Home
19. Telergy – Astronomer – Hypatia Not yet released
20. Heather Jinmaku – Ding Dong the Witch Ain’t Dead – The Balance

Tune in Sundays at 9am Central on KZUM for two hours of some of the best in New Age and Pagan music. Murphy’s Magic Mess is the world’s longest running Pagan content radio program.

PMP: Bone Poets Orchestra

Christopher Bingham and Sue Tinney of Bone Poets Orchestra joined RevKess and KaliSara for a fun conversation about their music and more. Right off the bat, at the request of several listeners, RevKess asked Sue if she is related to our musical friend Betsy. The answer is yes. They are sisters-in-law.

Even with some connection and technical issues, everyone had a great chat about the music, the history, and the future of BPO. KaliSara was quiet for the show as she was battling a head cold.

Chris and Sue spoke at length about the history of Bone Poets and the music that Chris writes for the eight piece band. Once called Gaia Consort, BPO evolved into what it is today. With a collective of talented artists and 40 years of musical experience behind him, Chris has developed a sound that is uniquely Bone Poets. You can find some of Chris’s early solo work at his own website. He’s also been working on an orchestral piece for the last 35 years. The Octava Chamber Orchestra performed the working piece last summer and he is looking forward to the opportunity to have it performed in its entirety by a full orchestra sometime in the near future.

When asked about touring outside of the Pacific Northwest, Chris and Sue said that the would love to. But, the expense of transporting all the instruments, the band members, and tech crew is rather expensive. Got $13,000 to spare? BPO will perform anywhere in the lower 48 for that fee. Not exactly affordable, but not entirely out of the question for a music festival.

All eight members of the band have a long background in music, many of them with degrees related to music.

  1. Bone Poets Orchestra – Seven Sisters – Ecstasy in the Ruins
  2. Gaia Consort – Cry Freedom – Secret Voices
  3. Bone Poets Orchestra – Yes Yes Yes! – Belladonna Smiles
  4. Bone Poets Orchestra – Why Can’t We Just – single
  5. Gaia Consort/Bone Poets Orchestra – Face in the Clouds – Vitus Dance
  6. Gaia Consort – Ravens (live 2007)

BPO is working on their next album. Six songs have been written, one has been recorded already. Check back with the BPO website frequently for updates and find out how you can adopt a track and help the Poets record their next album!

MMM: Brighid’s Mess

Sunday 1 February 2015 was Murphy’s Magic Mess‘s Brigid’s Day show. Murf, *K8, Phil put together an amazing collection of Imbolc and Brighid music with a small set devoted to Manannan mac Lir and his stolen statue.

Play List

  1. Brid – Beverly Frederick – Through the Darkness

    Brigid in her Triple Aspect

  2. Holy Well, Sacred Flame – Beverly Frederick – Through the Darkness
  3. Battle for Neverland (remix) – Erik Scott – Spirits
  4. Firelight – Terra Guitarra – Firelight
  5. Elven Dance – Timothy Wenzel – Summon the Wind
  6. Asana Single Shot #1 – David Vito Gregoli – Yogi Heart Healing Single Shots
  7. Om Hari Om 1 – Tim Jordan Kirtan Project – Heart and Spirit
  8. Drums for the Dragon – James Asher & Sandeep Raval – Drum Travel
  9. Childhood/Imbolc – Kay Gardner’s Oratorio – Ouroboros
  10. Brighde, Our Lady – Janna Runnalls – Return to the Goddess
  11. Blessing and Decent of the Goddess Bridget – The Moors – The Moors
  12. Bridget – Ruth Barrett & Cynthia Smith – The heart is the only nation
  13. Brighid – Damh the Bard – Antlered Crown and Standing Stone
  14. Song for Bridghid – Featherscale – Gypsy Heart
  15. Brighid’s Flame – Kellianna – Elemental
  16. Ys – Alan Stivell – Renaissance of the Irish Harp

    Manannan mac Lir

  17. Manannan Mac Lir – Maire Breatnach – Voyage of Bran
  18. Song for Manannan – Cilia – (single)
  19. We Remember – Amergyn – Songs of Mysts and Moon
  20. Brighid – Chronilus – Threshold
  21. Stories of Brigid/Brighid of the Sacred Waters – Phil Kessler, Celia, Selena Fox, Literata Hurley – (unreleased Mess Exclusive)
  22. Imbolc – Cernunnos Rising – Wild Soul

Tune in on 8 February for a special edition of The Mess. KZUM‘s Spring Fund Drive began on Thursday the 5th. Murf and her Minions are putting together some of their favorites and some of the best of Pagan and New Age music. Might even have a surprise or two in store for the listeners!

MMM: Play List for 25 January 2015

This week on the Mess we didn’t have a set theme. We just kind of threw music at the players and waited to see what stuck. Murf did have a small collection of music on her master, but other wise it was just a messy Mess. All fun and games, of course.

Thank you to *K8 for typing up the play list. Phil made any necessary corrections to spelling.

  1. Direction Song – Kellianna – Elemental          
  2. Communication – Rupam Sarmah – Omkara-The Sound of Divine Love
  3. Foggy Bridges – Erik Scott – Spirits
  4. Whirlwind – Timothy Wenzel – Summon the Wind
  5. Sunshower – Terra Guitarra – Firelight
  6. Journey – Neil Tatar & David Darling – Where Did the Time Go
  7. Circle Song – Wendy Rule – Deity
  8. The Coming of the Tuatha de Dannan – Spiral Dance –
  9. Glastonbury Tor – Waterboys – Dream Harder
  10. Two Bums – Rosalie Sorrels –
  11. Gentlemen of Distinction in the Army – Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt –
  12. Pi Day Song – Danny Brit –
  13. Absolutely Bonkers – Three Weird Sisters –
  14. The Garlic Waltz – Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt –
  15. Cheshire Kitten – SJ Tucker – Mischief
  16. Armageddon Polka – John Mitchel –
  17. Pagan Polka – Sona –
  18. Children’s Totem Chant – Spiral Rhythm –
  19. Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits – Marc Gunn -Don’t Go Drinking with Hobbits
  20. Wreck of the Modern Pagan – Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – Swede Hollow
  21. Pagan Girl – Emerald Rose – Bending Tradition
  22. The Man with the Weird Beard – Heather Bishop – Belly Button
  23. Children of the Earth – Shining Wheel Pagan Chorus – Chants of Balance
  24. Earth Warrior – Omnia – Earth Warrior
  25. Goddess Walking – Mama Gina – Solitaire

Michele was unable to sit in with us, but she did call to say hello. The creu of the Mess looks forward to her joining them again in the studio.

KZUM is gearing up for their 37th birthday celebration. To do so they are opening up their donation page for the Spring Donation Drive 5 February – 12 February 2015. All donations are tax deductible. You can donate in advance of the drive by visiting the KZUM website and clicking on the Donate button or you can do so during the Drive. You can also call the station any time there is a live DJ at the boards or during normal business hours. Both through the site and the phone you can list your favorite shows or share any other comments you have for the station. Stay tuned to our FB page for details on our special premiums or check the KZUM site for normal donation premiums.

PMP: Mama Gina, Follow Your Passion

RevKess and KaliSara were joined by singer, songwriter Mama Gina. Gina hails from Florida, his a wife and mother. After taking a break from her musical passions to raise her son and help support her family, she left her career as a paralegal to pursue her passion for music. And follow that passion she has. With the release of her third CD only weeks away she sat on her front porch to visit and share her music with the listeners of PMPChannel.

Mama Gina

Mama Gina

Gina last visited with RevKess in August 2013 on an episode of Musica Pagani. That was right around the release of The Undertaker’s Daughter, her second CD.  Since then she has officially said goodbye to her full time job with benefits and embraced her new career as a professional Pagan musician, full time. She’s toured the lower Eastern United States to perform her music for audiences of Pagans, new agers, and the like. This year, after the release of her third CD, Solitaire, she plans to tour into the Midwest, going as far West as Iowa and Missouri. She plans to go all the way to the West Coast by the end of 2016, sharing her music, her joy, and her laughter and tears along the way.

Mama Gina was kind enough to share some cuts from her upcoming CD release with RevKess in advance of the show. The three she sent were beautiful and he is looking forward to hearing the rest of the album. Gina’s sister and her son have both joined her in the recording studio to help lay down tracks. Jeremy Lembo from Didges Christ Super Drum also set down a couple of didgeridoo tracks for inclusion on the CD.

Gina has shared stage time with musicians like Ginger Das, SJ Tucker, and in her early years of rocking it out she even shared the stage with the legendary rock band Nazareth. When asked who she would like to share the stage with in the future she replied that the list is too long for an interview, but she would love to spend more time with Ginger Das and Sooj, Wendy Rule and that she’d be thrilled (and too nervous) to sing with Damh the Bard. And of course, to check something off her bucket list, Tuatha Dea asked her to join them on stage for a couple of songs during one of their concerts.

Music
  1. Flicker and Flame (the Firefly Song) – Goddess Kiss’d
  2. Goddess Walking – Solitaire
  3. The PSG Son – Goddess Kiss’d
  4. Selah – Solitaire
  5. Coyote’s Tattoo – The Undertaker’s Daughter
  6. Weed – Solitaire

As soon as RevKess receives the full length CD from Mama Gina he will be doing a review of the music on his blog site, RevKess Reviews. You can read earlier music reviews of Mama Gina’s music there as well. Along with her website, you can find her music through ReverbNation and purchase her CDs through CDBaby. Digital downloads can be purchased through iTunes and Amazon.

 

MMM: Set List for 1/11/15

ad bannerMurf, *K8, Michelle and Phil were all around the table this morning for the second 2015 edition of Murphy’s Magic Mess on KZUM in Lincoln, NE. With a hodge podge of New Age, Pagan, and fun music and stories they shared their laughter, their time, and their joy with the listeners.

A note to those who were listening, Yes by Bone Poets Orchestra did not actually play during the two hour time slot, it instead was the launch song for Lavender Hill as the musicians are a poly family and that fits right in with the general theme of LavHill on KZUM.

  1. Deity – Wendy Rule -Deity
  2. Patterns Of Sun and Shade – Kathryn Kaye – Patterns of Sun and Shade
  3. Last Dance – Neil Tatar & David Darling – Where Did the Time Go
  4. Tesla’s Dream – Timothy Wenzel – Summon the Wind
  5. Other Planets – Erik Scott – Spirits
  6. Ys – Alan Stivell – Renaissance of the Celtic Harp
  7. King of the Faeries – Aine Minogue – The Twilight Realm
  8. Fairies Last Song – Waterboys – Appointment with Mr. Yeats
  9. Grey the Day – Betsy Tinney – Release the Cello
  10. In Our Place – Carmen Rubino – Aquarian Dream
  11. Two Monks – Jim Weise – Tales from Cultures Near and Far
  12. Dreamtime – Elvendrums – Gateway to Faerie
  13. Yidaki – Elvendrums – Gateway to Faerie
  14. Mishiamagu – Tuatha Dea feat. Celia – The Tribe
  15. Rite of Passage – Douge MacLean – Rite of Passage
  16. Allein Duinin – Tuatha Dea – Tuatha Dea
  17. Wisp of a Thing – Tuatha Dea – Tufa Tales
  18. The Goddess of Letting Go – Mama Gina – Goddess Kiss’d
  19. Sisters Waiting – Mama Gina – Goddess Kiss’d
  20. The Wild in Me – Cronilus – Threshold
  21. Urban Druid – Cernunnos Rising – Urban Druid
  22. Yes – Bone Poets Orchestra – Belladonna Smiles

Michelle is a “new” addition to the Mess. She is not officially a Minion yet, but she is getting some training on the boards and is encouraged to bring in some of her own music selections for use during the show. Michelle hails from the Order of the Red Grail, a local Wiccan church, and has been regularly guesting on the Mess for some time now. Murf recently extended the invitation to her to join the crue and make a Mess of things with the rest of us. Murf and her Minions are looking forward to get her trained on the boards and making her a permanent addition the Mess.

KZUM is coming up on their Spring Donation Drive, one of the two or three times a year the station asks the listeners to donate and support community radio. The drive is from 5 February to 12 February 2015, in time to celebrate the 37th anniversary of KZUM. You can find more information at the web site. The Crue of the Mess will be sharing more information as it becomes available through their Facebook page and during the live broadcasts.