PWN 2015.3.1: Floating in a State of Confusion

For the week of Wednesday 4 March 2015 KaliSara and RevKess attempted to explain some of the murkiness that is in the world today. They may not have succeeded in anything other than shedding some of their own perspectives on the issues they discussed, but they hope that the listener gains some kind of an understanding of those issues.

Topics

  • Netanyahu before Congress: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his third appearance before a joint session of Congress in the United States. He was invited to speak before Congress by Speaker of the House John Boehner, bypassing the traditional invitation source of the White House and the Office of the President. You can watch the video of his speech through the New York Times YouTube channel and read the transcript on the Washington Post.
  • Hillary Clinton’s private email: The House Benghazi Panel is questioning former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email address to correspond with staffers, elected officials, and other politicians during her time in that office. Some question if she handed over print outs of all her official and work related emails when she left that cabinet post as well as if all official correspondence sent to government email addresses were indeed backed up on official servers. The Wall Street Journal has coverage. Jacob Gershman takes a legal view on the issue on the WSJ Law Blog.
  • AIDS – gorilla connection, abstinence: A recently published study indicates that 50% or more of the lineages of HIV-1 can be linked to the consumption of gorilla bushmeat in Africa and then transmitted through sex. A cost-benefit analysis study by Stanford Medical School student Nathan Lo shows that a ten year $1.3 billion dollar program to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa through abstinence and fidelity classes has been a failure, showing no “measurably change sexual behavior and was largely wasted.”
  • What are our world leaders really trying to do?
    • KaliSara and RevKess do not currently have any links for this topics. There are numerous opinions out there on what various leaders want to do. Both hosts agree that many political and world leaders say they have good intentions, and many of them truly do, but that many of those same leaders are also very human – self serving.
    • Next week’s edition of PWN will address this topic in a vague manner as the hosts discuss what, in the United States, religious and secular non-profits can and cannot do or say in regards to politics. Campaign season is starting for the Oval Office and other seats in federal, state, and local governments.

MUSIC

  1. Damh the Bard – Pagan Ways – Cauldron Born
  2. Sharon Knight – Song of the Sea – Song of the Sea Sharon Knight is conducting an IndieGoGo campaign to support her newest musical project, Portals, which will include a CD, a music video and an art book. You can learn more about her campaign at www.SharonKnightPortals.net.
  3. Arthur Hinds – The Water’s Rising – Dance in the Fire
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MMM: Mabon Mess 9/21/14

Photo: What happens when Murphy and I think too much alike for the music on Murphy's Magic Mess. "Turtle mode." Poor Kate.(Editor’s note: We are playing a little catch up with play lists. We apologise for the delays.) The Autumnal Equinox, Mabon, has arrived. The day before the celestial event Murf, *K8, and Phil put this show together for your listening enjoyment.

The picture to the left should be explained. Murf and Phil have been doing the show together for nearly six years. *K8 is the newest addition to the Mess. Often times Phil and Murf find themselves thinking along the same lines for show ideas, tracks to play, sometimes even saying the same things in unison. Sometimes these incidences scare *K8. This particular picture was taken after Phil commented to Murf that on his way into the studio he was thinking that some Lindie Lila would be great for the show, Murf had picked a Lindie Lila track for the show! And then they both spelled something out for *K8 in stereo. After which Phil said to her, “After five years with Murf, you too will starting thinking like us.” Thus, she hid inside her shirt. Going “Turtle” as she called it.

  1. O Dark Mother – Abbi Spinner McBride – Enter the Center   
  2. Hecate Cerridwyn – Inkubus Sukkubus – Beast with Two Backs
  3. Day Star – John Serrie – Day Star
  4. Return to Shamballa – Steven Halpern & Michael Diamond – Ambient Alchemy
  5. Yorkietown – Steven Chesne with the Luminous World Orchestra – Moments from the Life Stories of Strangers
  6. Structure – Matthew Schoening – Narrow Path
  7. Mahatma – Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman – Winds of Samsara
  8. Om Radha Krishnaya Namaha – Lea Longo – Songs of s Siren
  9. Jai Ganesha – Emam and Friends – Jai Ganesha
  10. Bone Dance – Zingaia – Soles on Earth
  11. The Dreaming – Damh the Bard – Antlered Crown and Standing Stone
  12. Cauldron of Changes – Lindie Lila – Return of the Goddess
  13. Flower of Scotland – Red Hot Chili Pipers – Bagrock to the Masses
  14. Wytches’ Brew – Omnia – Alive
  15. Morrigan – Omnia – Crone of War
  16. Bewitched – Sharon Knight – Incantation
  17. Fire in the Head – Sharon Knight – Neofolk Romantique
  18. Antlered Crown and Standing Stone – Damh the Bard – Antlered Crown and Standing Stone
  19. Albion – The Dolmen – Whispering Winds
  20. Merlin – Kathy Mar – My Favorite Sings
  21. Turn the Wheel – Arthur Hinds – Dance in the Fire
  22. What’s up Yours – Barleyjuice –  The Barleyjuice Collection

Coming up on 7 October, a  Tuesday, Sharon Knight will be performing in Lincoln, NE at the historic Ferguson House. The same location at which SJ Tucker and Betsy Tinney recently appeared. On Sunday 5 October the crew of the Mess will be airing an interview that Phil recorded with Sharon on Wednesday 24 September.

MMM: “All-Father’s Day” Playlist

ad bannerFather’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.

  1. Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Inkubus Sukkubus – Away with the FairiesBuff All-Father w Wolf
  2. The Dreamer – Peter Calandra – Inner Circle
  3. Heartstrings – Matt & Rebecca Stuart – Minstrel Streams
  4. Sunrise to Sunset – Jennifer DeFrayne – By a Wire
  5. Wondering – John Luttrell – The Dream Exchange
  6. Paso Doble – Bob Ardern – Craftsman
  7. Kaleidoscope – Lisa Hilton – Kaleidoscope
  8. Lord Fenugreek – Sharon Knight – Incantation
  9. Waltzing with Bears/the Neat thing about my Father was… – Rosalie Sorrels – What does it mean to love?
  10. Daddy’s Little Girl – Heather Bishop – Taste of the Blues
  11. The Undertaker’s Daughter – Mama Gina – The Undertaker’s Daughter
  12. Ink Bah Tah/Horned Lover/7-fold Chant – Lady Rhiannon – Covenant of Kernunnos Chants (rough cut)
  13. Sky Father – Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – I Am the Goddess
  14. Mother Earth, Father Sky – Teresa Spirit Song – Hand of Time
  15. He’s a pretty good man, if you ask me – Buffy Sainte-Marie – Best of Buffy Sainte-Marie
  16. My Dad – Ray Stevens – All Time Hits
  17. Dad’s Got that Look – John McCutcheon – Family Garden
  18. Talkin’ to the Wrong Man – Eddie Blazonczyk’s (Sr. & Jr.) Versatones – Music Music Music
  19. Man with the Weird Beard – Heather Bishop – Belly Button
  20. Hymn to Herne – SJ Tucker – Blessings
  21. Some Fathers Have Gone to Glory – Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt –
  22. Alester’s Wake – Haze – Book of Shadows
  23. Brothers Fallen – Saor Patrol and the Dolmen – Crann Tara
  24. Cernunnos – Faith and the Muse – Shoumei
  25. 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.

MMM: Money Mess 2-16-14

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.

  1. Ganesh Mantra #2 – Larisa Stow – Reaching In
  2. Heaven, Human, Earth – Yang Ying – Elixir
  3. Where I Began – Vin Downes – unlike the stars
  4. Songbird in the Morning – Larken Lyre – Extraordinary Voyage
  5. My Dearest Someone – Jeremy Weinglass – Choose Love
  6. For the Love of All Who Gather/Floor of Heaven – Betsy Tinney – Release the Cello!
  7. Father Fill Me – Spiral Rhythm – Rise Up
  8. Follow the Sun – Nomad – Nomad
  9. Frey and Freya – Sharon Knight and T. Thorn Coyle – Songs for the Strengthening Sun
  10. She’s Been Waiting – Lunacy – Lunacy
  11. The Landing/Tuatha De Danaan – Tuatha Dea – The Tribe
  12. The Witch Song – Anne Hill – Circle Round and Sing
  13. The Give-away Song – Anne Hill – Circle Round and Sing
  14. Two Kinds of Seagulls – Tom Chapin – Mother Earth
  15. The Pet Donkey – Dovie Thomason – Wopela: Give Away
  16. Old Time Religion – Pete Seeger – Sing-a-long
  17. Jesus Love Me (But He Can’t Stand You) – Austin Lounge Lizards – Lizard Vision
  18. Scotland Forever – John McDermott –
  19. Twilight of the Thunder God – Corvus Corax – Gimli
  20. In the Hall of the Mountain King – Apocalyptica – Retrospect
  21. What’s Up Yours – Barleyjuice – the Collection

A Messy End to 2013, MMM on KZUM

drunk_dragon_drunkon_by_sssilver_c-d32orug2013 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

  1. Buffy Sainte-Marie – God is Alive, Magic is Afoot – Up Where We Belong
  2. Forrest Smithson – Dreaming I (radio edit) – Dreaming Time
  3. Akasa – Return to Our Innocence – Portal
  4. Ricky Kej – Longing – Shanti Orchestra
  5. God of Drum – Donnar, Norse – Get Tribal
  6. Betsy Tinney – Light Heart – Release the Cello!
  7. Andre Feriante – Sweet Nadine IV – Novella, Ukulele Mosaique
  8. Cheshire Moon – Snow White, Red Road – Crowes & Consequences
  9. Alexander James Adams – Winter Tide – Winter Tide
  10. Burning Sky – Out from the Darkness – Enter the Earth
  11. Annbjorn Lien – January – Baba Yaga
  12. Cynthia McQuillin – Darkness – Witches Dance
  13. God of Drum – Loucetious, Gaelic – Get Tribal
  14. Corvus Corax, – Gimli – Gimli
  15. Tuatha Dea – Bagabi – Kith & Kin
  16. The Bringers – Banish Misfortune – Ramblers & Rovers
  17. Frank Remar & His Orchestra – Clydesdale Polka –
  18. Brobdignagian Bards – Jedi Drinking Song – Brobdignagian Fairy Tales
  19. Coven XIII – DRINK – Live
  20. Tom Smith – The Cthulhu Colada Song – In Concert: ConTemporal 2013
  21. Talis Kimberley – Xlibris – About Damn Time
  22. Professor Elemental – Cup of Brown Joy – Rebel Without Applause
  23. Whiskey Bards – Holiday Cheers – The Knight at the Inn
  24. Bob Rivers – Carol of the Bartenders – Chipmunks Roasting on an Open Fire
  25. Marc Gunn – I’ll Drink from Dusk Till Dawn – Happy Songs of Death
  26. Pandora Celtica – Santa Claus Got Eaten by the Kraken – On Thin Ice
  27. Elder Oldhands – Stuck in the Smoke Hole of Our Tipi
  28. North Sea Gas – Auld Lang Syne – Dark Island

Murphy’s Magic Mess for 11 August 2013

MysteriesOfHeavenIt was another one of those lovely tracking weeks at KZUM. Not that big of a deal, after having done it for so long. Still a bit of a headache as we have to get start and finish times, record labels and the like. Oh, well. Makes it a bit more of a challenge and quite educational.

Phil cut’n’pasted the Artist, Track, and CD  Title frames from the spread sheet he used, so things look a little different. We hope that you can still figure everything out okay. The format is the same as usual, just not numbered.

T Thorn Coyle & Sharon Knight Blessing Waltz Songs for the Strengthening Sun
Anima Inner Light (Aluna Mix) Light of Aluna
Takashi Suzuki The Unknown Sight Voyage: Hiroshima Eternal
Stephen DeRuby Kundalini Rose Awakening
Craig Urquhart Summer Waltz First Light
Sherry Finzer & Darin Mahoney Confused Transformation
David Vito Gregoli All Sentient Beings Primodial Sonics
Lia Scallon Healing Waves The Luminous Pearl
Kellianna & Wendy Rule Early One Morning Traditions
Murphey’s Midnight Rounders Hey Mama (I’m a Real Live Witch) Swede Hollow
Mama Gina Summer of the Fae Goddess Kiss’d
Deva Premal Om Kama Pujitayei Namaha (Sacred Love Making) Mantras for Precarious Times
Nancy Bloom Fire in the Desert Sweet Sacred Mystery
Abbi Spinner McBride I Am the Fire Fire of Creation
Rosin Coven The Zookeepers Awkening Sing Me Malaise
Alexander James Adams What Are We Doing? What Are We Doing?
Cernunnos Rising Urban Druid Urban Druid
Blackmore’s Night Locked Within the Crystal Ball Secret Voyage

 

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.