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.
Direction Song – Kellianna – Elemental
Communication – Rupam Sarmah – Omkara-The Sound of Divine Love
Foggy Bridges – Erik Scott – Spirits
Whirlwind – Timothy Wenzel – Summon the Wind
Sunshower – Terra Guitarra – Firelight
Journey – Neil Tatar & David Darling – Where Did the Time Go
Circle Song – Wendy Rule – Deity
The Coming of the Tuatha de Dannan – Spiral Dance –
Glastonbury Tor – Waterboys – Dream Harder
Two Bums – Rosalie Sorrels –
Gentlemen of Distinction in the Army – Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt –
Pi Day Song – Danny Brit –
Absolutely Bonkers – Three Weird Sisters –
The Garlic Waltz – Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt –
Cheshire Kitten – SJ Tucker – Mischief
Armageddon Polka – John Mitchel –
Pagan Polka – Sona –
Children’s Totem Chant – Spiral Rhythm –
Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits – Marc Gunn -Don’t Go Drinking with Hobbits
Wreck of the Modern Pagan – Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – Swede Hollow
Pagan Girl – Emerald Rose – Bending Tradition
The Man with the Weird Beard – Heather Bishop – Belly Button
Children of the Earth – Shining Wheel Pagan Chorus – Chants of Balance
Earth Warrior – Omnia – Earth Warrior
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.
RevKess and KaliSara go back to the basics with an episode about Old Wives’/Wise Tales and other subjects. What’s so special about ritual/magickal tools? Why do some use caraway seeds to protect against thievery? What’s so lucky about a four leaf clover?
Your hosts have tackled the basics many times throughout the five and half years they have been broadcasting. This time they delve a little bit more deeply into the topic of correspondences. Throughout the show you will hear about how various herbs, stones, candles, and other things can correspond to each other and for certain uses. They also talk about how some of those correspondences may have come into common use.
These and thousands more can be found in tables of correspondence on the internet, in books, perhaps in your own Book of Shadows or grimoire. RevKess mentions two books during the show that he refers to often when needing correspondences. Scott Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs and Luisah Teish’s Jamabalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals. Herman Slater’s Magickal Formulary was also mentioned in brief.
There is a poem that almost all modern Pagans are familiar with, it is the closest to “doctrine” that Wiccans have. The Wiccan Rede contains a list of correspondences for nine sacred woods.
Nine woods in the Cauldron go, burn them fast and burn them slow. Birch in the fire goes to represent what the Lady knows.
Oak in the forest towers with might, in the fire it brings the God’s insight. Rowan is a tree of power causing life and magick to flower.
Willows at the waterside stand ready to help us to the Summerland. Hawthorn is burned to purify and to draw faerie to your eye.
Hazel-the tree of wisdom and learning adds its strength to the bright fire burning. White are the flowers of Apple tree that brings us fruits of fertility.
Grapes grow upon the vine giving us both joy and wine. Fir does mark the evergreen to represent immortality seen.
Elder is the Lady’s tree burn it not or cursed you’ll be.
These same woods are held sacred or special by most everyone in modern Paganism
Damh the Bard – Land, Sky and Sea – Cauldron Born
Kari Tauring – How Do We Honor You – A New Yuletide Celebration
Wendy Rule – Dark Wings -The Wolf Sky
Mama Gina – Selah – Solitaire
Dale Bacon – Zombie Gerbil Apocalypse – unreleased single
Murf, *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.
Deity – Wendy Rule -Deity
Patterns Of Sun and Shade – Kathryn Kaye – Patterns of Sun and Shade
Last Dance – Neil Tatar & David Darling – Where Did the Time Go
Tesla’s Dream – Timothy Wenzel – Summon the Wind
Other Planets – Erik Scott – Spirits
Ys – Alan Stivell – Renaissance of the Celtic Harp
King of the Faeries – Aine Minogue – The Twilight Realm
Fairies Last Song – Waterboys – Appointment with Mr. Yeats
Grey the Day – Betsy Tinney – Release the Cello
In Our Place – Carmen Rubino – Aquarian Dream
Two Monks – Jim Weise – Tales from Cultures Near and Far
Dreamtime – Elvendrums – Gateway to Faerie
Yidaki – Elvendrums – Gateway to Faerie
Mishiamagu – Tuatha Dea feat. Celia – The Tribe
Rite of Passage – Douge MacLean – Rite of Passage
Allein Duinin – Tuatha Dea – Tuatha Dea
Wisp of a Thing – Tuatha Dea – Tufa Tales
The Goddess of Letting Go – Mama Gina – Goddess Kiss’d
Sisters Waiting – Mama Gina – Goddess Kiss’d
The Wild in Me – Cronilus – Threshold
Urban Druid – Cernunnos Rising – Urban Druid
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.
At long last, RevKess has brought back Musica Pagani. As listeners of PMPChannel well know, MP is somewhat infrequent, but RevKess does have a crazy schedule. He’s going to try his best to bring Musica Pagani to the listeners on a more regular basis.
In this 20th edition of the rebooted Musica Pagani, RevKess brought you just over an hour’s worth of new age and Pagan music. Much of it new to the channel, some a little more familiar. Check the playlist below and follow the links to learn more about the musicians.
The Pagan Weekly News is, as the name implies, a weekly news program from a Pagan perspective. Over the years the show has moved around a lot on the weekly calendar, but RevKess and Zaracon strive to bring the listener the news in a timely manner. At its current day of the week, PWN is trying to settle into a new routine. The time of the live broadcast may continue to fluctuate, but for now it will be on Thursdays.
Just in time for Throw-Back Thursdays, KaliSara has been posting links to past episodes of programming on the Pagan-Musings Podcast Channel. You can follow those listings through our Facebook page of the channel or by following RevKess on Twitter. This week’s TBT episode is Herbs and Some of Their Uses from 6 February 2010. Might be time to revisit the topic.
Pagan Pride Day season is about to start. It officially runs from August 1 through October 31st. With events all around the country, some states having more than one event, and reaching across the globe, PPD is quickly becoming one of the largest and most popular Pagan outreach celebrations. One of the largest PPD events in the world is held the first Sunday of August every year since 2009. the UK’s PPD is in Central Nottingham with over 1500 Pagans attending and more coming every year. With any luck maybe one or more of the PMPChannel hosts can make it to one of their local PPD events.
Links to topics covered
One aspect of PPD is something akin to interfaith outreach. In the interest of interfaith work, Dr. Karl E.H. Seigfried guested on a Muslim, A Hotchpotch Hijabi in Italy. Dr. Karl writes the award winning Norse Mythology blog.
Extremist Christians in the United States stepped away from any semblance of interfaith work and disrupted a church service in New Orleans to protest abortion. Operation Save America has been visiting New Orleans this week as part of their annual conference. On Sunday the 20th of July many of them attended services at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, interrupting the service and exposing the youth of the church to disturbing images, the kind commonly used by anti-abortionists. RevKess got up on his soap box for a little while on abortion. A UU minister in Missouri wrote about the incident in NOLA.
Over on Patheos this summer there has been a conversation about environmentalism and whether Pagans are truly doing their part. Taylor Ellwood has this article on the Agora forum, you can read more through this page.
SJ Tucker and Betsy Tinney will be in Lincoln on 19 August 2014, Tuesday. They will be performing at the historic Ferguson House, a concert sponsored by KZUM and the Wayward Concert Series through the Unitarian Church of Lincoln.
Its been kind of breezy around these parts the last several days, so Murf thought it would be an awesome idea to use Wind as a theme for this weekend’s show. In the playlist below you will find a collection of mostly “windy” music. This is part of a monthly series of shows that will address the elements. Expect us to do Fire for August, Water for September, and Earth for October.
With quite a bit of the music in the first hour or so being music that Phil has podcast permission for, you can click on the image to the left to listen to “Selections from the Mess” and hear some of what you might have missed (or enjoyed live) on Sunday 13 July 2014. With any luck, Phil will be able to do these “Selections” on a regular basis again starting with this edition and continuing on. This edition of Selections was edited and posted to the Pagan-Musings Podcast Channel on Wednesday 16 July 2014.
Playlist for the Mess
Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Inkubus Sukkubus – Away with the Fairies
A Sign of the Dragon – Steven Vitali – Language of the Soul
On Gossamer Wings – John Luttrell – The Dream Exchange
Clear Night – Jennifer DeFrayne – by a wire
Air – Louis Colaiannia – Closer
Whispers in the Dark – Peter Calandra – Inner Circle
Gone with the Wind – Blackmore’s Night – Under a Violet Moon
Wild Soul – Cernunnos Rising – Urban Druid
Let the Wind Blow – Wendy Rule – Black Snake
Wind Across the Ridge – Dale Bacon – Poems
Thank you to *K8 or typing up the original playlist as posted on Facebook.
Remember that you can tune into Murphy’s Magic Mess live every Sunday morning at 9 Central on KZUM-Lincoln/KZUM-HD (89.3 FM on radio in the Lincoln, NE area).
Murf, *K8, and Phil are always happy to try to meet requests from the listeners. Leave a comment here, on Facebook, or call us during the show (402-474-5086) to make a request. Even if we do not have the music with us that Sunday we will do our best to meet your requests for the next show.
RevKess and Zaracon freely admit that the Pagan Weekly News is not part of any recognized mainstream news service. They do however endeavor to provide as accurate of information as they can during their broadcasts, often fact checking before, during, and after each broadcast to make sure that their information is correct. That said, PWN has earned a reputation in the Pagan world as a source for news.
Image from Faux News:Fairly Unbalanced on Facebook
Beginning the show with updates on the Marion Zimmer Bradley scandal and the discrimination issues Seekers Temple is facing in Beebe, AR (pt. 1, pt. 2), they moved to other cases of religious discrimination and separation of church and state in the United States. In the second hour Zaracon had to excuse himself for health reasons. RevKess moved into a discussion of how to discern truth from fiction in the news media.
A Pagan priest in Huntsville, AL has become the center of national media coverage because of the city council changing their agenda and denying him the duty of the opening invocation for their June session.
To be perfectly honest, less than six hours before the show went live, RevKess and KaliSara had no real idea of what they were going to talk about in this week’s episode. Not because they were lacking for topics or were being lazy. Launching the year on the show can be tiring. They want to make sure that they kick things off with a bang. So, for lack of being decisive, they were going to a strictly “anything goes” musings show. That all changed when Geoffrey Stewart, the lynch pin for the Pagan Values Blogject, tagged RevKess in a comment to a post in the Pagan Values group on Facebook. Anne Hill, who visited the show on 6 May 2012 to discuss her ebook The Baby and the Bathwater, is an instructor at Cherry Hill Seminary. This winter semester she has been asked to do a non-credited condensed version of her Pagan Ethics masters level class.
Real World Pagan Ethics is the name of the four week class being offered through Cherry Hill. Available to all students of Cherry Hill, first time or master’s program, for only $95. The core reading is from Brendan Myers’ 2008 release The Other Side of Virtue along with articles from various Pagans around the world who have participated in the annual Pagan Values Blogject – including this article from Deborah Lipp.
What does it mean to be an ethical magical practitioner? How can you tell if a teacher or coven leader has good boundaries? When we step into leadership, how can we make sure we are doing right by our communities? This course is designed to help clarify our internal ethical code, and then apply it to the areas of Community, Service, Ritual, and Leadership. The poet and philosopher M.C. Richards wrote, “It takes a golden ear to be empty enough of itself to hear clearly.” We will approach the formation of healthy, rigorous ethics and boundaries in the spirit of deep listening and open conversation, and follow where it leads.
Along the way they talked about ethics, leadership, elder care and more.
After Anne signed off, RevKess mentioned Boudica Foster’s republished article Celebrity Pagans, talking about what are commonly referred to as BNPs (Big Named/Nosed Pagans) and SJ Tucker’s upcoming changes to her music catalog, dropping the use of the word “Gypsy” in at least four songs and her bio. The discussion in comments is really interesting to read. (As well as taking a listen to an episode of Sound & Spirit on WGBH.)
On this week’s edition of Pagan-Musings, KaliSara and RevKess reviewed some of the highlights of 2013. Not just from the series, but some of their personal highlights. Late in the show they talk about some of their plans for 2014.
The following list is some of our favorite shows from 2013, and favorites from our listeners, in particular order.
Theisms – In which RevKess and KaliSara attempt to give brief descriptions and conversations regarding many of the “theisms” of modern Paganism.
PWN #79 – The most popular episode of Pagan Weekly News for 2013. Unfortunately, RevKess was not very good at show descriptions for PWN in January 2013, so you will have to listen to the show to know why it was so popular.
Officers of Avalon – In which KaliSara speaks with Amber Moon and Tim Flanagan of Officers of Avalon, a Pagan networking and support group for police, paramedics, firefighters, etc.
Well now, would seem that RevKess has been even more neglectful of things than usual. It has been some time since he did an edition of Musica Pagani. He’s making it up for it the best he can with a two parter: Rock It, Pagan Style!
Earlier in 2013, Kenny Klein launched a recording project with his touring band FishBird. Some of the music they did was rock-like covers of some of his older music. And of course, every good musician is experimenting with new pieces whenever possible. That’s just what FishBird has done.
In this two parter of Musica Pagani you will get a taste of FishBird as well as some other rocking musicians and bands with a distinctive Pagan flare. Everyone from Leigh Anne Hussey with her unreleased Uglytown demo to Wendy Rule and Rosin Coven, with stops along the way to visit with Omnia and Frenchy and the Punk.
We do hope that you have enjoyed this special edition of Musica Pagani!