MMM: Independence 2014

fireworksOn Murphy’s Magic Mess we like to celebrate the holidays with music and stories. That’s just what we did this weekend for Independence Day. Murf, however, was at home with one of those miserable summer colds. *K8 and Phil managed to muddle through without her. Phil putting together the first hour, *K8 the second. As you can tell from the playlist, the show became something resembling Hindu Patriotism. Not intended, but it did come out that way.

This week is one of those special tracking weeks that we have to do at KZUM. That means that we have to track and report to SoundExchange everything we play, when we started the track and when we ended. This gives us the opportunity to play longer tracks. Sure, we could play 10-45 minute tracks every week if we wanted to, but we want to give the listener as much variety as we can every week. We’ll be doing this again in August.

Playlist from 6 July 2014

  1. I Am A Leaf – Spiral Rhythm – Roll of Thunder
  2. Dakshinam – Nadaka & Gopika – Surya: Chants of Light
  3. New Earth Calling – Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman – Winds of Samsara
  4. Love Serve Remember – Harnam – Kirtan Aid: Orphans of Rishikesh
  5. Guru Ram Das – Ashana – River of Light
  6. Jaya Shiva Omkara – Manish Vyas – Shivoham: a Journey into Bliss
  7. Sacred Pleasure – Shawna Carol – Goddess Chant
  8. Red Alabaster & Blue – Celia – Red Alabaster & Blue
  9. Daughters of the Earth – Kellianna – The Ancient Ones
  10. Precious Freedom – Brave Combo – Holidays
  11. America – Roy Zimmerman Faulty Intelligence
  12.  Coyote’s Gift – Amy Friedman (featuring Arigon Starr) – Tell Me a Story 2: Animal Magic
  13. Liberty – Bryan Bowers – The View from Home
  14. Good Old USA – New Generation Band – This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Polka
  15. The Sun in the Sky – Chief Jim Billie – Seminole Fire-Legends & Stories
  16. America the Beautiful – Brave Combo – Sounds of the Hollow
  17. Amerika – Brave Combo – Polka’s Revenge
  18. Origin of Fire – Greg Howard – Tales of Wonder
  19. Hills of America – Emerald Rose – Bending Tradition
  20. The Star Spangled Banner – Jimi Hendrix – Woodstock: Three Days of Peace & Music

Murphy’s Magic Mess airs live every Sunday at 9am Central on KZUM-Lincoln/KZUM-HD (89.3FM in the Lincoln, NE area). You can find the Mess on Facebook.

A note to anyone who may have attempted to call in during the show. A firmware or software issue has been cropping up on the weekends that deactivates the phones. The program manager and our station engineer are working with our phone service to correct the problem.

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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

PMP: Hypersensitivity & the Pagan

Shauna Aura Knight joined RevKess and KaliSara for a wonderful discussion of hypersensitivity with a focus on the Pagan world. Relaying anecdotes from personal life, ritual situations, and throwing in some armchair psychology, the three had a rather informative talk about how being hypersensitive to their environment and other contributing factors can learn to move through life with a better understanding of how their selves react to the world.

A term that cropped up once or twice in the conversation was “kinesthetic”. In context of the conversation, Shauna was referring to kinesthetic sense. WikiPedia defines that as

Proprioception, the kinesthetic sense, provides the parietal cortex of the brain with information on the relative positions of the parts of the body. Neurologists test this sense by telling patients to close their eyes and touch their own nose with the tip of a finger. Assuming proper proprioceptive function, at no time will the person lose awareness of where the hand actually is, even though it is not being detected by any of the other senses. Proprioception and touch are related in subtle ways, and their impairment results in surprising and deep deficits in perception and action.

The idea of “micro expressions” was brought up just over half way into the show. If you are a fan of TV dramas then you might be familiar with the show Lie To Me. Taking the idea of “profiling” to the extreme of observing the smallest shifts in body language or facial expressions to better understand the emotional state of the individual. The TV show is based on the work of Dr. Paul Ekman.

Towards the end of the show, the focus shifted to Pagan leadership.

ADDITIONAL LINKS

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  1. Celia – Everyday Goddess – Breathe
  2. Tuatha Dea – Akasha (featuring Spiral Rhythm) – The Tribe
  3. Dragon Ritual Drummers – Heart Beat – Passage
  4. Damh the Bard – Ever with Me – The Hills They Are Hollow

Unfortunately for our live listeners the live stream ended before the show was over. But they didn’t miss much. Shortly after the top of the hour Shauna and KaliSara both lost their connection and RevKess did a quick wrap up. All three will return on February 2nd for a continued conversation about Pagan Leadership: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

MMM: 011914 Animals & Healing

crayon animalsTo continue with our animal inspired shows this month, thank you Michelle for the musings, we launched into a delightful collection of songs from artists like the Beach Boys, Cornell Kindernecht & Martin McCall, Cynthia McQuillan, the Brave Combo and more. Along the way we introduced some brand new music (to us) from Cornell & McCall and Phoenix Rising.

Dr. E/Hyperion – founder of the Unnamed Path tradition and Santero conjure man

Towards the end of the first hour we paid homage to Dr E, the conjure man and Santero, as well as asked for healing energy to be sent towards Donald Michael Kraig, author and teacher, and Morning Glory Zell, Oberon’s beloved wife. Dr. E died of a heart attack early last week, and both Donald and Morning Glory are in hospital battling complications with cancer.

  1. Pet Sounds – Beach Boys – (title)
  2. Gecko – Cornell Kinderknecht and Martin McCall – Dream Time
  3. Golden Buddha – Phoenix Rising – Mystic Places
  4. Sky Children – Akasa – Portal
  5. Arabesque – Andre Feriante – Novella-Ukulele Mosaique
  6. Unicorns in the Forest – Gerald Jay Markoe – Ancient Ceremonies
  7. Fur and Feather – Anne Hill – Circle Round and Sing
  8. Children’s Totem Chant – Spiral Rhythm – Roll of Thunder
  9. Circle of Life (From Lion King), in the style of Gregorian Chant – Voices of Ascension – Bibbidi Bobbidi Bach
  10. Healing Circle Song – Crow Women – Crow Goddess

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    Donald Michael Kraig, author of Modern Magick

  11. A Lifetime Spent – Paul Spaeth – Redemption
  12. Taranis, Celtic – Get Tribal – God of Drum
  13. Feed the Birds (from Mary Poppins), in the style of Brahms – Shanghai Quartet –  Heigh-Ho! Mozart
  14. The Tortoise – Anne Lister – A Flame in Avalon
  15. Cats in the Dawn – Cynthia McQuillian – Bedlam Cats
  16. Three Ducks Waltz/Polka/Cha Cha – Brave Combo – Mood Swing Music
  17.  Cats and Fairies – Morgana Davies – Fairy Gifts-Celtic Folk Tales
  18. Were-Owl – SJ Tucker – Mischief
  19. Eagle – Life in General – No Need to be Lonely (Disc 2)
  20. The Waves Down In the Ocean –  Karan Casey and friends –  Seal Maiden
  21. Alligator in the House –  Tricky Pixie –  Mythcreants
  22. White Rabbit – Tuatha Dea – the Tribe

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  23. Unicornis – Corvus Corax – Gimli
  24. The Tiger – Coyote Run – Between Wick and Flame
  25. House of Mama Dragon – SJ Tucker – Haphazard

Dr E, as Hyperion, guested on an episode of the Pagan-Musings Podcast in January of 2011. He joined RevKess and KaliSara to talk about the magick of men who love men and his tradition The Unnamed Path.

Donald Michael Kraig is the author of numerous books and articles, including Modern Magick and Modern Sex Magick. He has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.

Morning Glory, the beloved wife of Oberon Zell (founder of the Church of All Worlds) is an avid devotee of the Goddess. She paid KaliSara and RevKess an unexpected visit while they were interviewing Ariel, the editrix of The Green Egg, and Oberon in an episode of Pagan-Musing Podcast in June 2011. She spoke of her Goddess statue collection and Goddess retreats. She entered the ICU with kidney failure and dehydration related to recurring battle with cancer.