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All systems go at Mushroomstock 2016

Are you excited yet?
It's now only a few mere hours until we can finally unleash Mushroomstock 2016 upon you.

All sounds checks have now been completed and have gone relatively trouble free bar a bit of an issue yesterday, as our opening act ran through their set.
I had fully intended to post a blog from the venue yesterday, but with the chaos that ensued around here , involving the emergency services and the military, I was a little side tracked.

News from Mushroomstock 2016

Well folks it's a busy old day here.
All preparations are now done.
As mentioned the other day.
The stage, sound and lighting are in place.
Work has now been completely finished on the boat jetty behind the stage, that the artists will arrive and depart from the stage.
All of the tented village, housing food and refreshments are now also ready and in place.
From early this morning we've had some of the artists appearing, flying in on their Helicopters.
The field to the West of the arena now resembles an Airport.

5 Days and counting!!

Well, with only 5 days to go now until Mushroomstock 2016 gets underway.
It has been a hive of activity down at Fungus Field over the weekend.
It truly is a unique setting with the stage partially built out onto the lake.
The stage is now completely finished now that the lighting rig and sound systems have been fitted in the last 24 hours.
Today work was continuing on the boat pier behind the stage.
This will be the entrance and exit point for all the artists.

I'm so Excited - just 5 more sleeps to go!!!

I tell you folks this is just such an exciting time of the year and it's especially so with all the excitement around this weekend.

No, no - I'm not getting one of these new exciting black or extra black iPhones or anything like that - but if you are then what a weekend you're going to have.

No my excitement is that MushroomStock 2016 is just 5 days away and it's going to be our best yet!!!

Living it up in the shed.

That’s right, at the top of the hour, that’s 11pm Eastern, 4am Sunday in the UK and 3pm Sunday in good old New Zealand, I’m opening up the Shed Doors for another week.
And, what a week it’s been!
I’m back home!
You can expect four hours of complete nonsense, including, but not limited to, a wide variety of music, a triple threat, and a live and loud segment.
I’ll even add in a few rambles of my own, and you all know how much I love to ramble.
Of course to stop all this craziness from happening, send in requests by e-mailing: anthony at mushroomfm dot com

The verdict is in. It's a topsy-turvy Mosen Explosion

There are few things in life that would keep me away from the Mosen Explosion family. Very very few. You may recall that back in 2011, I started my show an hour late because of the special 60th anniversary extended edition of The Archers, the BBC radio drama that's been running non-stop since 1951, and which I've been listening to for over 40 years.

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.

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