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This Week on Come by the Hills, we're Reflecting and Rising Again!

It's been fifteen years since an unthinkable event occurred on a quiet tuesday morning in September, and throughout the world, violence and war and man's inhumanity to man just seem to persist. So, we'll be presenting songs about facing and overcoming adversity, songs about happy things, and songs that will make us reflect on the better world we would like to see here on earth.

We'll have our usual features of course, and we'll be hearing from Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Loreena McKennitt, Planxty and many more.

She's Back, and still with an iPhone6 plus

She’s Back, and still with an iPhone6 plus! Bonair Saturday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST on mushroomfm.com and in all your fav music aps. In addition to the usual Bonnie banter, including my thoughts on the apple event, we will take your requests—anything goes this week as there isn’t a theme, and discuss our dream house and remember a nightmare house if you have one. It’s been rather winterish in Wellington this week, so don’t be surprised if we throw in a few songs about snow.

Lil Greenwood this week on the Juke in the Back

This week, the “Juke In The Back” pays tribute to a very dynamic, soulful and often passed over R&B female vocalist: Lil Greenwood. Today, Lil Greenwood
is best remembered as a vocalist for Duke Ellington during the late ’50s and early ’60s, but it’s her R&B recordings from 1950-1954 that are the real standouts.
She recorded for the Modern, Specialty and Federal labels and often had vocal groups like The Four Jacks and The Lamplighters backing her up. Hear Lil’s
story and some of her greatest records on the “Juke In The Back” with Matt The Cat.

The Great Sara Hillis Show Experiment

Yes, for some unfathomable reason, the Fungal Powers That Be have agreed to let me keep doing my crazy mixed-up musical show on the weekdays. In fact, starting today, the have agreed to let me lengthen and longthen it by one whole hour! Yes, that's right! From Monday to Thursday of this week, the Sara Hillis Show will begin at 3:00 PM Eastern and run until 5:00 PM.

Anthony is opening up the Shed at the top of the hour.

Can you believe it, it’s almost 11pm Eastern, 4am in the UK and 3pm Sunday in New Zealand.
That means I get to open up the shed doors again for another four hours.
Four hours of a very mixed selection of music, with a triple threat and live and loud segment chucked in as well.
It’s spring here in New Zealand, and I know this because I can’t stop sneezing.
So tune in to see if I can survive four hours, without feeling like my head is going to fall off!
To request songs you can e-mail: anthony at mushroomfm dot com
Or hit me up on Twitter: @kiwisnake

It's a sort of Father's Day Mosen Explosion

It was father's day 21 years ago that i found out we were expecting our little Heidi banana. Although we didn't know she was going to be a Heidi banana at that point because it was too early for even the most ultra of ultrasounds to know that. Now, I'm celebrating father's day with four rapidly growing bananas. How the time flies.

'Tis the Last Songs of Summer, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Join me this Sunday evening at 8:00 PM Eastern for Come By The Hills: the Celtic Music Show, when we'll salute the fact that it's now September, the time when summer ends and the harvest begins in the Northern Hemisphere. Indeed, there was a time when the September Equinox would have marked the middle of Autumn rather than its outset. So, we'll be remembering the summer that is past and hoping for a plentiful harvest to come, with songs about the cycles of nature and about summer-related activities.

Surely this can't happen?

Please find below a statement from the artist formally known as John Glass.

"It's been a while!!

Nearly 3 years to be exact.

Many said it would never happen.
Many indeed said it shouldn't have been allowed to go on for so long, in the first place.
Many most likely even prayed it could never happen again

But the dreaded day is almost upon you.
Wheels have been put into motion which will lead to a chain of events.
Events that simply cannot now be stopped.

We're excited to welcome Matt the Cat to Mushroom FM

Thanks to everyone who has made the choice to listen to Mushroom FM more often and for longer since we became your station for four decades of magic mushroom memories.

We're always looking for new ways to explore the diversity of riches offered by the decades we focus on. We're delighted to welcome someone who will bring us the music that started it all.

Here's how Matt the Cat describes his show, Juke in the Back.

What's coming up in the Living Years this week?

Hi

I would love it if you could join me each weekday at 6 pm Eastern, that's 11 pm in the UK for two hours where we get to play some of the best music that was ever made from the 1970's and 1980's.

Along with the choice cuts of tunes we've got our great range of birthdays and anniversaries all designed to help you remember those great days when the music lived.

As usual we've got our two featured albums with both of them seeing the first steps in a change in direction for the groups - was it a good thing - you can decide for yourself.

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