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.
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.
Damh the Bard – Pagan Ways – Cauldron Born
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.
Arthur Hinds – The Water’s Rising – Dance in the Fire
(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.
O Dark Mother – Abbi Spinner McBride – Enter the Center
Hecate Cerridwyn – Inkubus Sukkubus – Beast with Two Backs
Day Star – John Serrie – Day Star
Return to Shamballa – Steven Halpern & Michael Diamond – Ambient Alchemy
Yorkietown – Steven Chesne with the Luminous World Orchestra – Moments from the Life Stories of Strangers
Structure – Matthew Schoening – Narrow Path
Mahatma – Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman – Winds of Samsara
Om Radha Krishnaya Namaha – Lea Longo – Songs of s Siren
Jai Ganesha – Emam and Friends – Jai Ganesha
Bone Dance – Zingaia – Soles on Earth
The Dreaming – Damh the Bard – Antlered Crown and Standing Stone
Cauldron of Changes – Lindie Lila – Return of the Goddess
Flower of Scotland – Red Hot Chili Pipers – Bagrock to the Masses
Wytches’ Brew – Omnia – Alive
Morrigan – Omnia – Crone of War
Bewitched – Sharon Knight – Incantation
Fire in the Head – Sharon Knight – Neofolk Romantique
Antlered Crown and Standing Stone – Damh the Bard – Antlered Crown and Standing Stone
Albion – The Dolmen – Whispering Winds
Merlin – Kathy Mar – My Favorite Sings
Turn the Wheel – Arthur Hinds – Dance in the Fire
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.
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.
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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
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
It 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.
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.
Post Star City Pride here in Lincoln, Ne. Phil over slept. He woke up 15 minutes into today’s Mess. Murf and *K8 were doing fine without him, but luckily they called to make sure he was on his way. If for no other reason than to arrive at the studio in time to do Lavender Hill. Even with him being late, he was able to get the whole play list entered into the Facebook notes for Murphy’s Magic Mess and get all situated for the long day at KZUM – he stayed to help engineer a special musical guest for The Wimmins Show.
Saturday was the marriage of two long time KZUM listeners, particularly of the Mess. And recently Murf lost a friend who was an English professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Much of today’s show was in dedication to all three of those wonderful people. A bit sad at times, but also a lot of fun at others.
(Playlist formatting note, *K8 enters information in a different order and Phil continued with that after his arrival. The order is Song title, Artist, CD.)
Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Inkubus Sukkubus – Away with the Faeries
Naked Love – Fiona Joy Hawkins – 600 Years in a Moment
Beginning the Journey – Pure Heart Ensemble – Bliss of Being
Dancing with Tinkerbell – Jami Sieber – Timeless
The Blue Rose – Al Conti – the Blue Rose
Undulant Sea – Meg Bowles – The Shimmering Land
Dulcimer in G – Dan Kennedy – Lantern
Massif Central Polka/Boy’s Lament for His Dragon/Polka Piquee
Dancer and the Moon – Blackmore’s Night – Dancer and the Moon
The Celtic Passage – Gerry Marchand – The Hooded Man
the Lake of Innisfree – The Waterboys – An Appointment with Mr. Yeats
Aeolis the Wind – Ruth Barrett & Cynthia Smith – The Heart is the Only Nation
Handfasting Blessing – SJ Tucker – Blessings
Love is Your Magic – Michelle Mays – The Promise
Frey and Freya – T Thorn Coyle and Sharon Knight – Songs for the Strengthen Sun
The Sweet Irlandaise – Alan Stivell – Again
The Kirk Douglas Ghoullie – North Sea Gas – The Caledonian Collection
Bodhran – The Young Dubliners – Red
Finn and the Old Man’s House – John Renbourn Robin & Williamson – The Wheel of Fortune
The Hosting of the Sidhe – The Waterboys – An Appointment with Mr Yeats
Danny Boy – Tuatha Dea – Tuatha Dea
Salad of Doom – SJ Tucker
What Up Your’s? – Barley Juice – The Barley Juice Collection
Michelle from the Red Grail visited Murf, Kate and Phil at the studio this morning. She brought in a lovely little blue dragon statue for Murf. Would seem that the fae had been playing around with Michelle’s figurine collection and knocked the dragon shelf off. The dragon was perfectly up right, but the shelf was on the floor as at an angle. Now the little dragon is sitting at Murf’s home along with all her other dragon friends.
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