episode #77 Halloween

Halloween (a contraction of "All Hallows' evening"),also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve,or All Saints' Eve is a holiday observed on 31st October the day before the Western Christian feast of All Saints, or All Hallows, and initiates the season of Allhallowtide. In much of Europe and North America, celebration of Halloween is largely nonreligious.… Continue reading episode #77 Halloween

episode #76 weather predictions

Spoken word Allen Ginsberg: Elephant in Meditation Hall Music Nu Yorican Soul (4Hero Mix): I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun  Vanessa Paradis: Sunday Mondays The Limp Twins: Sunday Driver Nostalgia 77: Rainclouds Coleman Hawkins: The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise Dizzy Gillespie with Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt: On the Sunny Side… Continue reading episode #76 weather predictions

episode #75 Black History Month

The former London Mayor Ken Livingstone explained this beautiful way; "In order to enrich the cultural diversity of the Greater London area, it is imperative that Londoners know more about African influences on medieval and renaissance European music so that accepted ideas about European music is changed. Despite the significant role that Africa and its… Continue reading episode #75 Black History Month

episode #74 month of October

October glows on every cheek,October shines in every eye,While up the hill and down the daleHer crimson banners fly.Elaine Goodale Eastman  This month’s name comes from Latin octo and Greek ôctō (as in octagon and octopus) meaning “eight,” because this was the eighth month of the early Roman calendar. October’s full Moon, known as the Hunter’s Moon,… Continue reading episode #74 month of October

episode #70 month of September

Spoken word Maura Dooley: Still Life with Sea Pinks and High Tides (read by James Franco) Music Yann Tiersen: Les Deux Pianos Nightmares On Wax: Les Nuits Buena Vista Social Club: Candela The Propellerheads: Velvet Pants Roÿksopp: Sparks Daft Punk: Veridis quo Zero 7: Salt Water Sound David Borsu: Late Nite Swing Nina Simone: One… Continue reading episode #70 month of September

episode #67 period of harvest

Harvest, the season of the gathering of crops. The word is derived from the Anglo-Saxon haerfest (“autumn”) or the Old High German herbist. Harvest has been a season of joy from the oldest times. The Romans had their Ludi Cereales, or feasts in honour of Ceres, the goddess of agriculture/ crops. The Druids celebrated their… Continue reading episode #67 period of harvest

episode #66 month of August

Summer declines and roses have grown rare,But cottage crofts are gay with hollyhocks,And in old garden walks you breathe an airFragrant of pinks and August-smelling stocks.John Todhunter Music Yann Tiersen: La Redecouverte TM Juke: Come Away Gotan Project: La Cruz Del Sur Jack Johnson: Better Together The Limananas: The Darkside Beatrice Dillon: Workaround Two Melody’s… Continue reading episode #66 month of August

episode #61 month of July

July is the seventh month of the year (between June and August) in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. July was originally the month of Quintilis in the Roman calendar. It was the fifth month of the year until January and February were added in 450 BCE. Historical names Roman: Quintilis  Saxon: Litha  Germanic: Heu-mond (Hay… Continue reading episode #61 month of July

episode #60 summer solstice

The gardens are blooming, and summer is in full swing. It's the time of year when the crops are growing heartily and the earth has warmed up. Midsummer! Many cultures have honoured gods and goddesses of the sun. The summer solstice is also associated with festivals such as the Vestalia, in ancient Rome, and with… Continue reading episode #60 summer solstice