Wed, 21 September 2016
This is our 34th Prime episode! This is happy episode number 139! If you get that then maybe, just maybe, you will understand the math geek that Sparrow truly is.
Welcome back, to The Wigglian Way! So glad you could make it.
We have what we think is a fun show for you this go around! First, Mojo has a chat with the ever enchanting Sharon Knight regarding Hexenfest and her upcoming tour with Winter. Of course, they are two of our favourite people and we always enjoy talking to them. Hope we see you soon Sharon and Winter! More about Sharon here. More about Winter here.
So, once there was a listener Katrina, and then we met her and she became one of Sparrow's dear friends, so we have her and her wife Trisha on this episode. As many of you know, Sparrow's head blew up about two years ago and she suddenly became aware of a lot of things she wasn't aware of before. Stuff happens when that happens, and chances are, your life is going to change. All aspects of your life will change and one of those things is your magickal practice. Trisha, Katrina, and I (Sparrow) have a chat regarding sustainability in our magickal practice. Click on Katrina and Trish's names above for links to various writing and artistic pursuits.
A little while ago, Kris, Mojo's mentor and teacher invited us to his local gig room for some live music. Of course, Kris played, and he had Calum Graham as a guest. That evening we knew that although Calum isn't pagan, that we would be featuring his music on the show. For you, we've chosen Tabula Rasa, Wild Woman, and one of the best covers of Billie Jean that we have collectively ever heard. Speaking of "collectively"....we may have a crush on Calum.
To complete the musical line up for this episode we have a pair of pagan classics. We hear Ravens by Gaia Consort from Gaia Circles and Sing the Stones by Spiral Dance from the album, Through a Sylvan Doorway.
Thanks for Walking the Wigglian Way. It's all about the Love.
Mon, 18 July 2016
Spread that Love like Budda!
This world is a whole lot of whack lately. It reminds me of the old phrase, "Stop the planet, I want to get off". For realz.
Mostly on this episode we are catching up as we've been away for a bit. Lots has happened and it's pretty transformative. Change is good, right?
Before we get to the music for the show I'd like to tell you a secret. Lean in. Mojo and I are going to CalderaFest Pagan Music Festival 2017 in Lafayette, Georgia! We are so excited. It's still over a year away but that gives us lots of time to plan. David, of the Magick Jukebox contacted Mojo last month and they worked something out. We will get to see old friends and meet new ones. Our favourite past time. We also got a little code to "sweeten the pot" so to speak. When Wigglian Way listeners use the code "net2017" they will get 5% off their ticket price. We will get a little kickback as well which will help us on the approximately 40 hour epic drive from Vancouver, Canada to Lafayette, Georgia.
You know who I think we will get to see at CalderaFest 2017? Or hoping anyway, it's too early to know. Well, that would be Sharon Knight. Today on the show we feature Sharon's album Portals. I love me some sexy Sharon music. The three songs are, Crimson Masquerade, Scent of Your Skin, and Trail of Prayer.
A band that likely won't be playing CalderaFest 2017 is Emerald Rose. They are retiring at the end of this year after over two decades of inspiring us with divine tunes. Thank you for the music, Emerald Rose. From Emerald Rose....Never Underestimate.
Thank you for spending your time with us. It's all about the Love.
Tue, 12 April 2016
Welcome back, to The Wigglian Way!
This is take two. I wrote the most amazing show notes EVER. Then technology happened. For those of you who use libsyn, you know that it does not save your text. Be that as it may, The Show Must Go On and so much the show notes.
We were super stoked and excited to have an interview with Jenna Greene and Kellianna about their newly released album, Fairy's Love Song. Kellianna and Jenna came together as a duo under the name Lady Moon to create this lovely traditional album. One of my all time favourite tunes is on the album AND on this episode. Black is the Colour completes the show, but before that we hear Fhir A'Bhata (Fair a Vata) and Siuil a Run. Mojo and I are pretty certain you will enjoy this cd. Thank you Ladies!
For the first time ever on The Wigglian Way we hear the Italian band Ison. They have named their group after a style of music that has slow moving vocals, often used in Byzantine chant. It is an interesting style of music and from the album Venison we hear Revenant.
Thank you for joining us here on the Wigglian Way. It's all about the Love. We love sharing with you, our friends and listeners. Happy Spring Everyone!
Tue, 23 February 2016
Hellooooooooo! Spring is around the corner and so was this episode. We think it's a pretty fun episode that was around the corner for awhile. In other words, we've had this one on the burner for a bit and are so happy to share it with you now.
Sparrow has a chat with author John L Steadman, who wrote H.P. Lovecraft and the Black Magickal Tradition. Neither of us has read a lot of Lovecraft and we found the interview educational and it may have sparked an interest in Lovecraft's work.
Mojo and I are excited to share Kris Shulz's premiere release as our Feature Album. Kris is Mojo's teacher, friend, brother, and pretty much a stellar guy. On this episode we get to hear the title track While the City Sleeps, Ferus Caballus, and at the end of the show my favourite Sagroovian Juice.
Thanks for downloading the show and thanks for walking, The Wigglian Way.
It's all about the Love and we LOVE YOU.
Sat, 28 November 2015
Folks, we have to work on getting the love out there and spread around. Things aren't going so well on our planet and it's people like you that can help change it.
On today's episode Sparrow had the chance to talk with Pegi Eyers. Pegi is a Canadian, celtic animist, activist, artist and so much more. This is our first, but we are sure not last, visit with Pegi and we hope to learn a lot from her. Pegi talks to us about working towards using our own indigenous knowledge for our spirituality, from her book Ancient Spirit Rising.
As we mentioned above, we all need to be working on spreading the love and being our own heroes. Mojo shares with us a ceremony that he created with his classmates in the training he is taking now. On the shoulders of Heroes is a ceremony that everyone can do and will help you to become the hero you want to be.
We are so happy to share with you some great music by Tyr for our Feature album. From the album Valkyrja we hear Blood of Heroes, Another Fallen Brother, and the title track Valkyrja.
From his yet to be released album, we hear Before my Eyes, by Mojo Kemp.
Thanks for spending this time with us and thank you for walking The Wigglian Way.
Sun, 27 September 2015
GRRRR. ANGER. BAD COMMUNICATION.
As noted above, this is my second time writing the show notes for this episode.
It figures, it's about Mercury Retrograde.
David Zunker, Wigglian Way official Astrologer is in the house with Sparrow. He tries to help Sparrow navigate the maze that Mercury Retrograde seems to be. You can find David at Twitter. David's horoscopes can be found here .
We were missing our friends Gaia Consort and felt it was time to revisit the 2001 album, Secret Voices. Secret Voices is the Feature album this episode. From it, we hear, Secret Womb of Night, Secret of the Rain, and All the Light in the World. This is a great album for this auspicious day.
Today is the Super Moon/Blood Moon/Harvest Moon/Lunar Eclipse. Some are saying it's the end of the World as we know it. I am sure it is. Things are pretty scary now and we need to be spreading the Love.
For the first time on The Wigglian Way, we hear, Bran Cerddorion with The Owl and the Eagle, from Four Branches.
Mojo has been working on an album this last little while. A lot of his music is about Love, resistance, activism and so many other issues. Last month, Mojo recorded a number of songs and this episode we hear Human Zoo. The album is as of yet, unnamed.
Thank you for listening and thank you for walking the Wigglian Way! We Love You!
Tue, 23 June 2015
Two episodes this month! We are on roll.
We are headed off to SunWheel Music and Arts Festival where Arthur Hinds, Kellianna, Sora, Mojo and more are going to be playing. Kellianna and Arthur are co headliners at SunWheel and to get into the spirit, we play both their music on this episode.
We went way back and play some of Kellianna's earlier tunes, Serpent Mound and Shares her Love, from I Walk With the Goddess.
Mojo interviewed Arthur about his newest album and we hear three songs from our feature album, Tome of Mystery. The three are Summerland, Wine and Water, and Air for the Full Moon.
Thank you to all our guests and thank you to our listeners. We wouldn't be able to do this without you. It's all about the Love.
Sun, 31 May 2015
May has been an incredibly busy month and we are so excited about what's to come in the Wigglian World.
Sable joins us once again to share some of her current pursuits with us. One of the many pursuits is the release of her book The Witch's 8 Paths of Power. I would recommend this book for your sacred library. We hope to have you on the show again soon, Sable.
I just love Mojo's current interview style where he has the artists tell us stories about how the songs came to be. I don't know what that style is called but it is engaging. Damh the Bard joined Mojo via Skype to talk about Sabbat, which is our Feature Album. This is a beautiful album and thank you for making it, Damh. From Sabbat we hear the title track, Sabbat, as well as Scarborough Faire, and to complete the show Thundersbarrow Hill. Wait to you learn about Scarborough Faire!
We also have a "mini" Feature Album addtion from SJ Tucker, just because she is THAT great. From Stolen Season, just because we can't get enough. we hear Dream of Mississippi and Sultry Summer Night. I will tell you that even though I was in Mississippi in December it was still hot and sultry. Loved it.
Mojo and I would like to share with you that we, along with our coven, have started a new Tradition. It is The Wigglian Tradition of Wicca. This is going to be a wonderful journey and we are so glad that you all are always a part of it.
It's all about the Love!
Mon, 20 April 2015
Episode ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY ONE! IS DONE!
No such thing as short and sweet at The Wigglian Way. Unless we are talking about Sparrow, but we are not. This episode is full of fun. Two hours, two minutes, and 21 seconds of Wigglian funtasticness!
Sable Aradia dropped by the studio to share a little about her friend Heather Carr. There were a lot of incorrect media reports out there and Sable shares what she feels actually happened. Hail and Farewell Heather!
Mojo got to almost faint...I mean "interview" SJ Tucker about her new album, Stolen Season, which just happens to be our feature album for this show. The two of them discussed the album song by song. That is one of my favourite types of interview to listen to. It's interesting to get a glimps of the process.
We had to have a "Mini Feature Album" for this episode because Damh the Bard just released his new album, Sabbat. From Sabbat, we hear Iron from Stone and The Wicker Man.
Last, but not least, I had the honour of interviewing Lon Milo Duquette. Lon is going to be visiting Vancouver for the 100th birthday of the Masons being in Vancouver. Lon will be playing a concert May 15th at The Railway Club. On Monday, May 18th, he will be teaching three workshops at LON-A-THON.
Thank you to all our guests and musicians for being on the show. Thank you, for spending some of your time with us. We appreciate you all. It's all about the Love.
Thu, 5 March 2015
These were the shownotes of our lives. Actually, this is the third time I am writing these shownotes. Upon reflection, I believe they have taught me one of two things. Either the lost shownotes are the meanest teachers of patience OR they are teaching me to get a different type of keyboard next time.
As they say...the show must go on.
I also got to interview a fun guest. John Beckett joined me via Skype in the studio to talk about "The Care and Feeding of Activists". John writes a blog called Under the Ancient Oaks, at Patheos Pagan.
Our Feature Album this show is Salterello by Magicfolk. We hear Dance of the Honey Bees, Bedlam Boys, and Babylon. Magicfolk combine traditional and modern influences creating music with a powerful, otherworldly atmosphere. There music ranges from energetic folk reels to Eastern European dance tunes to ethereal ballads, progressive rock and psychodelia.
We just got confirmation about a number of things regarding SunWheel Arts and Music Festival 2015. First, we found out that Kellianna AND Arthur Hinds are going to be performing this year. We can't wait to see Kellianna again and we have been waiting a long time to meet Arthur. To celebrate, we will hear Arthur's Greenwood Woman from Poetry of Wonder and Kellianna's Maiden, Mother, Crone from Lady Moon.
Thanks for downloading the show! Thanks for walking The Wigglian Way!