episode #85 memory of Christmas

Maloja, Sils Lake, Switzerland In 1920s Christmas was described as “The elevating aroma of Christmas trees lingers in the air, whilst wreaths glisten and lights twinkle as a warm glow emanates from houses filled with stockings, candles, toys, good food and the hope of Father Christmas.” Christmas traditions are a mixture of centuries and countries… Continue reading episode #85 memory of Christmas

episode #82 treasures of Wirral

Hoylake the name Hoylake was derived from Hoyle Lake West Kirby "Kirby" is an old Norse (Viking) name, meaning ‘church-town’ originally Kirkjubyr, meaning 'village with a church’. The form with the modifier "West" exists to distinguish it from the other town of the same name in Wirral: Kirkby-in-Walea (now the modern town of Wallasey).  Port… Continue reading episode #82 treasures of Wirral

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 #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 #69 food timeline II

Music Superbs: Party Together Gorillaz feat. Danny Brown & Kelela: Submission  Quantic feat. Alice Russel: Sweet Calling  Gotan Project: De Hombre A Hombre Vanessa Paradis: Dans mon café Rhythm & Sound feat. Cornell Campbell: King In My Empire Silent Poets: Quiet Bird Thundercat: King of the Hill Lana Del Rey: Swan Song Charlotte Gainsbourg: Le… Continue reading episode #69 food timeline II

episode #68 food timeline I

Music Pharrell Williams: Hunter Henry Mancini & His Orchestra: Baby Elephant Walk Barrio Jazz Gang: Five Apple Maples GoGo Penguin: Hopopono Dennis Parker: Like an Eagle Belleruche: Ginger Wine The 5.6.7.8’s: Three Cool Chicks Florence + The Machine: Rabbit Heart [Raise It Up] Bonobo feat. Grey Reverend: First Fires  Friends From Rio 1 feat. Celia… Continue reading episode #68 food timeline I

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 #65 space, cosmos, universe

Have you ever wondered what's beyond the known limits? What's past the edge of our maps?  If the universe is infinite in size, you don't really need to worry about this conundrum. But even if the universe is finite, it doesn't necessarily mean there is an edge or an outside. It could be that our… Continue reading episode #65 space, cosmos, universe

episode #64 fathers of astronomy

Spoken word Sun Ra: Everything is Space Music Say Yes Dog: Deep Space Alice Russell: Universe Gorillaz: Every Planet We Reach Is Dead The Herbaliser Band: Moon Sequence Lionel Hampton: Star Dust Röyksopp: In Space KOOP: Absolute Space Roger Webb: Moonbird The Cinematic Orchestra: Time & Space (Instrumental Version) Community radio midnight show Through the Bohemian… Continue reading episode #64 fathers of astronomy

episode #63 female figures

Stories have been told that have entered the cultural heritage of a people about females figures. "Women are the Symbol of Life. The Maker of Unconditional Love. A woman is both Soft and Powerful. Practical and Spiritual. A Woman in her Essence is a Gift to the World. A Symbol of Strength and Freedom." Some… Continue reading episode #63 female figures