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Do you long for a place to call home or are you already there? Is there a special place where you feel loved, where you feel warm and safe? The heart knows what it needs to feel "at home" with another person or furry friend or even alone. We all have a longing to be there.... wherever that is ... that special place that makes us feel at home. These artists have the power to take you there. Maybe for just a few minutes or maybe they will give you a permanent sense of place. Either way, let's take a short ride together through this beautiful music and maybe, just maybe, you'll get "there". Our artists on this ride will be Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald, Melissa Carper, The Rightly So, Ruth Wyand, Sarah Mac, Tom Kimmel, Wyatt Espalin and Lucky Mud.

Bon Voyage!! Maggie & Mike.   Lucky Mud 

 

Strength in Change  

Are you set in your ways? Absolutely certain that you are on the right path. Undeterrable, immutable, unwaveringly determined. Maybe that's good. Maybe! But maybe, I say MAYBE, we need to step back from that certainty and with clear eyes, assess where we are and what lies ahead. All too often, we get jarred off course, a new path opens and suddenly it makes a whole lot of sense to follow it into a brand new beginning. Forced into changing something that you never even considered for one moment. New paths can be scary but sometimes, scary good. Keep your options open and don't get bogged down in surety. There are so many options, so many paths and so much life! These songs will reflect some changes, some constancies and always original music by unique artists with one major thing in common... they are excellent singer/songwriters and musicians! Listen Eric Taylor, The Buffalo Gals, Lucky Mud, Frank Graham, Mean Mary, Elaine Mahon, Del Suggs and The Resonant Rogues for some attitude adjustments and stories to give you some perspective. Then let them all know what you think of their music.....

Variably Yours, Maggie & Mike      Lucky Mud

Opportunities  

Opportunity sometimes presents itself in unique ways. We're all guilty of overlooking or ignoring potential possibilities .... okay... maybe I should just be speaking for myself but I like to think I'm not alone in missing some chances. It's really a matter of paying attention and trusting your gut instincts. I like to believe that I'm pretty aware but I know that I'm sometimes oblivious .... If we payed a little more attention to the world around us we might be a little more in tune with the environment, with our friends and partners, our community. Maybe these artists can offer a few clues through their songs included on this show. Artists like The Winterlings, The Currys, The Rough and Tumble (that's a lot of The's...lol..) Ellen Bukstel, Friction Farm, Grant Peeples, Michael J. Roth and Nikki Talley don't always have the answers but sometimes you just need to know the right question. 

Always, Maggie & Mike     Lucky Mud 

Firehorses & Cowboy Moons  

Where does the inspiration for a song come from? Are we just trying to explain something to ourselves... or others?Is there something in us that drives us to express some unspoken passion ... or trauma.. or are we just story tellers with a gift of gab/music/drama? Drama, conflict, desire, historical reference or just a question or curiosity. These things are the stuff of dreams, of songs and books. We all have a story to tell.  Some people like Scott Dalziel, Brian Smalley, Dana Cooper, Larry Mangum, Rebekah Pulley, Bradford Loomis, Matthew Kenneth Fowler and Pierce Pettis are just really great at telling these stories. Maybe they are their stories but maybe they're ours as well. Maybe thats why a particular song means something more to us than others. Who knows? We are all so interconnected that maybe we all have the same story. You figure it out..... I'm tired! But that's a story for another day! I just want to listen to some great music here and relax.... hope you do the same!! 

Every picture tells a story.... don't it?? 

Maggie & Mike     Lucky Mud 

The Nature of Love  

Are you in love? Have you ever been in love or think you're in love? What does love really mean? Is it the deep burning desire that shakes you awake in the middle of the night or makes your heart flip flop at the sight of your intense interest? I have known, and still know, great love. It is the tiger that protects your heart and lets you know that you are safe. That no matter what you do, you will still be loved and cared for. To know great love, you have to give great love! You have to burn with the protective glare that no one can look into. A light so bright it keeps all darkness at bay. No lie can live there.  That's not to say that you never have grievance with your beloved. Sometimes the heat from the disagreement seems like it will turn you to ash but it's that exact fire that saves you and creates the Phoenix. It is inevitable.... and that's what makes a good song. The conflict of love, of pride, of independence and self respect. Love isn't easy ..... but it is everything. Just ask Melissa Carper, Michael J. Roth, Rachel Grubb, The Resonant Rogues, Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald, Ruth Wyand, Lucky Mud and Frank Graham .... (especially Lucky Mud) about love! They have a lot to say and sing about and I hope you listen and let them know you love what they do.

Big Love, Maggie & Mike.     Lucky Mud 

Dark Arts  

Do you love to paint or draw, dance or sing, play music or write songs? All of those are considered arts but what about the art of love, of kindness, of being a true friend. Those are the arts that transcend the physical. Can you have true art without these essential qualities. There is a soulless darkness that some people possess. The technique of "artistry" can be exemplary but if it lacks the depth of love, kindness and loyalty it's a dead art. No soul ... no true art! I have witnessed many performances that left me cold. No emotion, no heart, nothing that shook me or made me laugh or cry! I cannot separate my heart from the music and I'm suspicious of those who can. These artists all have the ability to wind their souls into their songs. The Buffalo Gals, Reckless Saints, Resonant Rogues, Rough and Tumble, Tom Kimmel, Alicia McGovern, Scott Jackson, Ken Gaines and Lucky Mud make you feel their music. At least, for me. Let them know if you feel the same.....

Soulfully, Maggie & Mike     Lucky Mud 

Heavenly Homeless Angels  

What makes a person homeless? Is it the lack of a physical structure or a solid dwelling place? Maybe it's the loss of purpose or sense of belonging. Maybe the homelessness isn't always physical but emotional. I know people who are perfectly happy to not have a physical structure to maintain. They have a place and a sense of belonging that doesn't apply to a house, per se, but to a community of people who are like minded. Maybe we put too much emphasis on "ownership" of stuff, of placement. Who knows! I only know that people make me happy much more than stuff!

These songwriters know a little about that and they'll tell you how they feel, if you'll just listen....Sally Spring & Ted Lyons, Tom Kimmel, John French, Ruth Wyand, Elaine Mahon, Lucky Mud, Michael J. Roth and Ellen Bukstel all share their opinions on this radio show! Tell them how you feel about their "truth" by visiting their individual online presences... they may be homeless .....(or not) ....but they all have websites!

Always in truth, Maggie & Mike     Lucky Mud 

 

Earthly Home  

Where do you feel most comfortable? Some will say, at home. I love to drive. I also love to travel to other countries and see the world. I even have thoughts of living in foreign places and being a vagabond, with little, to no possessions (is that possible?).... but just like Dorothy, I feel that inner voice saying "there's no place like home". Not that I want to live in Kansas. It's beautiful but a little "plainey" for me. But, again, that's me. When someone says "home is where the heart is" I honestly feel that way (I know its a little corny, kinda like Kansas, and overused but I feel that way).... It's your best friend (friends). Your favorite spot under a tree to look up at the sky and contemplate the world without all the craziness that the human world is right now. Your own particular breathing room and comfort zone. Your favorite old, faded sweat pants or shorts and tee shirt. Nobody cares what you look like or the cheesy book or tv series you like. You ain't got no 'splainin to do... to no one or nothing. It's Home!! These songwriters will take you there .... or not... but take the chance and see what they have to offer. Buffalo Gals, Al Scortino, Frank Graham, Ken Gaines, Lucky Mud, Rachel Grubb and Scott Jackson all have their own opinions on these things. Check them out online or on their individual web presences. 

From our home to yours, Maggie & Mike    Lucky Mud 

 

Risky Behavior  

Are you always cautious? No..... I mean really cautious! Do you carefully consider every move you make. Weighing the consequences versus the pleasure. Approaching life cautiously and carefully. Or are you like some of us.... just throwing caution to the wind and taking life as it comes? There is a thrill to just running blindly through life and taking the bumps along with the slippery slopes to whatever consequence lies ahead. Maybe you're the carefully carefree kind. The one who kind of looks ahead, sees the bumps and proceeds anyway. There is no right or wrong to the way you take life. It just is.... and you just are! As long as you look at life as just another adventure, you'll be okay.... I think so anyway. These artists are the adventurous types.... or are they... you decide. Listen to Resonant Rogues, Rebekah Pulley, Reckless Saints (do you sense a theme in these names?), Dana Cooper, Ruth Wyand, Sarah Mac Band, Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald and The Rough and Tumble (see, there it is again) and let us know what you think! I know you'll be impressed but what else? Hmmm....

Suggestively yours, Maggie & Mike     Lucky Mud 

Time to Fly  

Do you always know when its time to leave? Instinct? Sometimes we overstay our welcome and we don't even know it. There we are just lazin' around thinkin' all's right with the world when we start to get the "hairy eyeball", as they say in Ireland.....the fishy feeling' that something just isn't right. Yep! It's time to skedaddle .... Maybe life just doesn't have hard and fast rules. There are some! Like the 10 golden rules ... but the nuances are the things that make you look foolish. Those pesky little shades of gray or grey... see... it's all about perspective or where you were raised or who you were raised by or around. Maybe you're the kind who always knows what's what.... or maybe you just think you are. Different perspective..... Each of our songwriters in this show has one of those....different perspectives, I mean! Ask Wyatt Espalin, The Currys, Eric Taylor, Grant Peeples, Matthew Fowler, Lucky Mud, Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald or The Rough & Tumble what they think.... or maybe they will tell you in one of the songs featured today. Or, maybe you should listen to more of their songs and get tuned into their inner thoughts and feelings. After all isn't that what you like about music? Or maybe that's just me..... Could be! 

Flyin' away now, Maggie & Mike     Lucky Mud 

 

Holy Rollers  

The ethereal world is easy to ignore.... or is it? We drift from shiny new thing to shiny new thing but underneath that shininess there are always small, quiet voices whispering to us if we just stop long enough to let the dust settle and listen. You know that instinct to run.... the instinct to turn around and walk the other way or disbelieve what someone is telling you. You know! You know but you may choose to ignore that warning beeping in your head like the ever present back up beep in Sam's .... eek! That's the early warning system that's put in place to keep us safe. Or maybe I'm the only one hearing those voices ..... could be just me... I don't know but I will tell you they've kept me out of a lot of trouble.. so far. So have these incredible singer/songwriters & awesome musicians... Bradford Loomis, Bill Scorzari, The Fellow Pynins, Lucky Mud, Buffalo Gals, Larry Mangum, Pierce Pettis and Tom Kimmel... listen to them... they may just guide you into the ethereal and keep you safe! It's worth a try....

Stay safe out there, Maggie & Mike     Lucky Mud

Long Gone Love  

You know.... it really is all about love. I always hope that the driving force that keeps us kind, makes us have a great life, colors our decisions about all aspects of life and creates purpose is love. But that's just me ... or is it. Maybe we all want love so much that we'll do anything for it..... good and bad. When we don't have it, it makes us desperate to find it, hold onto it, afraid to share it or lose it ... so much that we choke it to death with our need..... or not....Love isn't always pretty and sweet but what would we do without it. I know that I don't want to try living without it. I don't think these artists, Rebekah Pulley, Tom Kimmel, Sally Spring & Ted Lyons, Sarah Mac, Roy Schneider (Reckless Saints), Melissa Carper, Lucky Mud and Cindy Bear want to live without love either... but you should listen to their songs and decide for yourself. 

Big Love,  Maggie & Mike.    Lucky Mud 

Broken World  

The world is not broken..... it may be a little bent ... okay.. a lot bent... but not broken. There is no such thing as a perfect world, a perfect life a perfect place but we have it within us to create a little perfection in our life. When we do that.. some of it leaks out into other peoples lives, into the world and for just that little bit of time, we have hope. We give hope to others. A smile, a kind word and little hug. It's all important. It creates a ripple in time and that ripple flows out and makes bigger ripples and people feel it and it changes the world... it really does. You may never know that you've done it but the change is real. As real as nature or God or happiness or the sun. As real as it gets. Or, you could just walk away and never be the change you hope to see. Your world, your choice, your happiness. Your future depends on you.... I choose love.... I hope you do too... and so do these artists. Paul Kamm and Eleanore MacDonald, Nikki Talley, The Reckless Saints, Ellen Bukstel, The Strangled Darlings, The Rough and Tumble and Rebekah Pulley are all pulling for you to choose them and love and their music.

Peace and Love, Maggie & Mike.      Lucky Mud 

Bluebirds and River Dreams  

Are you amazed when the light shines through the trees and reveals a perfect blue sky and treetops filled with birds singing happily? The sounds of the river twinkling by and the pleasant dreams, while napping, spent on the banks. Love and light and healing happen when you let the sunshine in and feel the warmth of real love all around you! Happiness is a state of mind and the bliss that comes with peace and joy is eternal. Feel that through the songs of Tom Kimmel, Scott Jackson, Lucky Mud, Dana Cooper, Mean Mary, The New 76ers, The Rightly So and Passerine. Live the dream and follow your bliss.... or just sit back and watch everyone else get happy. It is a state of mind after all!!

Blissfully yours, Maggie & Mike     Lucky Mud

Loyalty  

Are you a loyal person? Someone who stands up for what you believe and stands by those people and things you love? Most of us would answer, of course. But how far would you go to protect or defend what you care about. Sometimes we think we're committed to something..... until we're not! That's okay. Change is inevitable, painful... but inevitable. Not all change is our choice but it just happens. Kinda like being hit by a car. Totally unexpected. Totally out of your control. But s... er...stuff happens! Just do your best to do the right thing. That thing your heart tells you to do. You'll (we'll) be okay... because really, love is all that matters and when love is your driving force, you can't be too far off course.... 

These artists can tell you all about loyalty and honor and love and trying your best.... Buffalo Gals, Eric Taylor, Sarah Mac, Pierce Pettis, Sam Robbins, Alicia McGovern and Beaucoup Blue might have some answers.... or not... just give their songs a listen and there might be answers for you tucked neatly in the lyrics. 

Check out these artists on their "official" websites and music pages for more "answers" to tricky questions or concerns... don't just take my advice.... not that I think you do... just sayin'

Big Love, Maggie & Mike.  Lucky Mud 

Secret Kisses  

We all have our little secrets and we try to keep them to ourselves..... because it's sometimes better that we don't share them. But sometimes they do come out and sometimes they seem like betrayal but to whom? The kind of love that makes us vulnerable is powerful.... it can withstand any hit .... well, almost any. Light is powerful and the more light you shine the better you feel but are you trying to make yourself feel better by hurting someone else? As Melissa Carper sings, sometimes "it's better if you never know". Or, as Connie Laine says, there's a "Secret side of You"... Pierce Pettis sings about "That Kind of Love" because we all want that. Take a chance. Be bold and sometimes, hold your tongue and be kind. All of these songwriters will make you think about these choices and more. Heads up, Melissa Carper, The Rough & Tumble, Al Scortino, Pierce Pettis, Sally Spring & Ted Lyons, Connie Laine, Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield and The New 76ers will give you their spin on love and lies and secret kisses. 

Be In The Light.... Maggie & Mike    Lucky Mud

Deep & Wide  

How deeply do you feel things..... I mean .. really? Time and time again we say we're in love but what does that mean.. really? Is there a moment where you feel so lost and lonely or left behind that your world spins around you and breaks apart in front of your eyes, or is that just drama creeping in? 

There is a time to give into those depths and then, sometimes, there's a time to just laugh at the silliness of being the drama queen du jour....Laugh right along with all of us at our mis-steps and mistakes and realize we're all in good company. If you can't laugh at yourself, believe me, the world will be laughing AT you. Be a clown.... it's okay.. Wyatt Espalin, The Currys, Buddy Mondlock, Bradford Loomis, Lis & Lon Williamson, The Rough and Tumble, Buffalo Gals and Passerine will all tell you ... they've been there too. From the depths to the wide open spaces of emotion... 

Laughter and Love.   Maggie & Mike   Lucky Mud 

Fire & Spirit  

A Phoenix rising from the ashes and soaring to new heights is the ultimate redemption. We all want and wish for that, sometimes. That incredible second chance to make something right! These times can be the thing that defeats us... or we can emerge stronger and more resilient. It's always within our power with the choices we make about the life we want to live. Or.... you can crawl away into the darkness and decide that you just can't take it anymore. Choices.... 

Choose to listen to these awesome artists and perhaps their songs will offer that slim glimmer of light that sets you free... try it... Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald, Eric Taylor, The New 76ers, Buffalo Gals, Dave Griffin, Friction Farm and Tom Kimmel haver the power to heal through their music. Take the chance....

Faith & Harmony.   Maggie & Mike.  Lucky Mud

 

New Beginnings  

Brand spankin New Year.... new attitude... new feelings... new beginnings. It's all in front of us now. The past is way gone, somewhere into oblivion and the opportunity for new life, new hope, new history is right in front of us. Reach out and take it and make it what you want. Don't give away the opportunities that await you. Take the carousel ride and grab the ticket and hang on tight. Be where you want to be in this boundless universe. Let these artists, Buffalo Gals, Bill Scorzari, Pierce Pettis, Al Scortino, Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield (Reckless Saints), Lucky Mud, Well Worn Soles and The Sarah Mac Band take you to a higher level. The most bearable lightness of being.... 

Now Boarding! Maggie & Mike    Lucky Mud

Christmas from the Ruins plus  

Christmas, Xmas, Hannukah, Kwaanza, Holidays ... whatever you wish to call it... it's about the spirit of giving and love and caring about your fellow creatures, of all kinds. the joy should always be about giving, not receiving.... although receiving is pretty nice too. We are grateful mostly for the gifts of friendship, of music, of love and a shared commitment to be the best you can possibly be and to be as kind as you can to every living thing. That's our wish for the you... that's our wish for the world. Be a little more caring, a little kinder, give a little more and be brave enough to love wholeheartedly. Merry Merry Happy Happy ..... Lucky Mud's CD "Christmas from the Ruins" is featured heavily in this show along with The Paul Brock Band, Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald, Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield, Nikki Talley and Pierce Pettis.

Feliz Navidad!! Maggie & Mike.  Lucky Mud 

 

Heartlights  

Remember that feeling of longing that hits you like a wave breaking over your head? The kind of wave that pushes you down so hard you almost don't want to come back up... until the air in your lungs expire and you realize you have the will to live. Where you are determined to try to find that thing you hunger for. That feeling can drive you to be reckless or just adventurous, but either way, you're driven. That's what music can do for us. Propel us into another realm where nothing is certain but anything is possible. Let Wyatt Espalin, Elaine Mahon, Beaucoup Blue, Dana Cooper, Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald, Sally Spring & Ted Lyons, The Rough & Tumble and Rebekah Pulley give you a guided tour through the possibilities and you choose your preferences. It won't hurt a bit and along the way you might just find yourself.... or someone else.... or someone you thought you were but realize you're not. It's all good, man.

Bon Voyage, Maggie & Mike.   Lucky Mud 

Time with Einstein  

If time is relative, then I choose to have a lot more of it....time not relatives.... but if this is all there is, hasn't it been one hell of a ride? We have the ability to rise above adversity and spend our time happily (which in my mind means wisely) ... we just have to decide to dwell on the positive rather than the negative. At least, most of us do. Some people are lost, really lost out there and that shows us just how privileged we are and what a crime it is to choose to be miserable. So, listen up... these artists Lis & Lon Williamson, Achilles Wheel, Fellow Pynins, Lucky Mud, Ken Gaines, Eric Taylor and Ellen Bukstel will guide you through the time tunnel and lift you out of the "Mud" to the clouds of happiness with a positively positive charge. Ride the lightning bolt and shout out with the thunder and let them know what you think of their music. 

Happily Yours forever (whatever that means) Maggie & Mike.   Lucky Mud

Devilish Border Crossings   

Border crossings can be slippery, especially if you have sketchy friends in tow. For some reason those in charge at borders can be a little touchy. I mean, your friend looks like the devil, literally, or he could just be Dana Cooper or Tom Kimmel, but either way, he just looks sketchy. Sometimes you are the company you keep.... and here at Maggie's Musical Farm, we think that's a good thing.... most of the time. Keep company with songwriters and you'll never get bored. You might get in a little trouble, you might even get mad or sad, but I guarantee you will never get bored. Especially at border crossings.... join these artists, Frank Graham, Nikki Talley, Mimi Hearn, The Currys, Tom Kimmel, Dana Cooper, Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald and Lucky Mud on the musical road to some venue or another. Let us know how the journey went.....

Bon Voyage, Maggie & Mike.    Lucky Mud (your musical guides through the mysterious, musical maelstrom)

Poetry in Motion  

Songs are Poetry in Motion... captured with music and beautiful voices. Have you ever read the lyrics to a good song? Not repetitious, inane rock & roll lyrics (which have their own value as rhythmic relief) but a really good lyric based song that uses powerful imagery or storytelling or emotive words with meaning. There are only two types of music. Good and bad .... and that's totally subjective. You may love a song that someone else hates and vice versa but a good song is one that speaks to you in some way and reflects how you feel or think. Poetry! Let these poets, Lucky Mud, Pierce Pettis, Friction Farm, Dana Cooper, Achilles Wheel, Beaucoup Blue and Rebekah Pulley, speak to you with their music. Then let them know how you feel about the song that speaks to your soul. 

Peace..... Maggie & Mike.   Lucky Mud