Tower of Song

The New Year & Rebirth in Archaic Myth & Ritual, Pt. 4

This is to announce that the GS will continue–”start all over again”–with Part 4 of his musical essay series, “The New Year & Rebirth in Archaic Myth & Ritual,” which will be broadcast / webcast at midnight Sunday night / Monday morning, Feb. 8, on KUSPfm and kusp.org. (Check out the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website to access the special “New Year” page of thematic images that go-with this musical essay series. Playlist will be available shortly after the broadcast.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Sir Van Morrison “Knighted” –Feb. 4, 2016

Van has always been “The Man” for the GS’s radio program, and this prestigious award in recognition of his music career officially puts Van in that poetically esteemed company of those Yeats identified as the “singing masters of my soul”. (Btw, the GS has been vindicated in his contention that, along with Astral Weeks, his greatest album is Common One. This is the album the critics don’t care for and pan with terms like “intellectually pretentious” and “overblown.” The GS just responds that these critics, for all their professional acumen, just don’t know how to open themselves up to really listen! Well done Sir Van!: “Asked to pick his favourite album out of the many he has recorded, the musician did not highlight Moondance or Astral Weeks but the 1980 record Common One.”

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http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/sir-van-morrison-exhilarated-over-knighthood-34422905.html#comments

The Celtic Cross-Quarter Festival of Imbolc –Ready for Listening

This is to announce that the musical essay for the Celtic cross-quarter festival of Imbolc (February 1), which was broadcast / webcast at midnight Sunday night / Monday morning, Feb. 1, on KUSPfm and kusp.org, is now ready for listening on the “Archived Musical Essays” page of the Tower of Song website. (Check out the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website for the playlist and to access the special “Imbolc” page of thematic images that go-with this musical essay.)

http://www.revradiotowerofsong.org/6archivedmusicalessays.html

The Celtic Cross-Quarter Festival of Imbolc

This is to announce that the GS will be presenting a musical essay for the Celtic cross-quarter festival of Imbolc (February 1), which will be broadcast / webcast at midnight Sunday night / Monday morning, Feb. 1, on KUSPfm and kusp.org. (Check out the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website to access the special “Imbolc” page of thematic images that go-with this musical essay. Playlist will be available shortly after the broadcast.) >>>>>>>

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The New Year & Rebirth in Archaic Myth & Ritual, Pt. 3 –Ready for Listening

This is to announce that Part 3 of the musical essay series,“The New Year & Rebirth in Archaic Myth & Ritual,” which was broadcast / webcast at midnight Sunday night / Monday morning, Jan 25, on KUSPfm and kusp.org, is now ready for listening on the “Archived Musical Essays” page of the Tower of Song website. (Check out the “Playlists & Images” page for the playlist and to access the special “New Year” page of thematic images that go-with the musical essay.)

This archived version contains about an extra 20 minutes of material and songs, which time did not allow during the broadcast.

http://www.revradiotowerofsong.org/6archivedmusicalessays.html

The New Year & Rebirth in Archaic Myth & Ritual, Pt. 3

This is to announce that the GS will be presenting Part 3 of his musical essay series, “The New Year & Rebirth in Archaic Myth & Ritual,” which will be broadcast / webcast at midnight Sunday night / Monday morning, Jan 25 (“Wolf Full Moon”), on KUSPfm and kusp.org. (Check out the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website to access the special “New Year” page of thematic images that go-with this musical essay series. Playlist will be available shortly after the broadcast.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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The New Year & Rebirth in Archaic Myth & Ritual, Pt. 2 –Ready for Listening

This is to announce that Part 2 of the musical essay series,“The New Year & Rebirth in Archaic Myth & Ritual,” which was broadcast / webcast at midnight Sunday night / Monday morning, Jan 18, on KUSPfm and kusp.org, is now ready for listening on the “Archived Musical Essays” page of the Tower of Song website. (Check out the “Playlists & Images” page for the playlist and to access the special “New Year” page of thematic images that go-with this program.)

http://www.revradiotowerofsong.org/6archivedmusicalessays.html

The New Year & Rebirth in Archaic Myth & Ritual, Pt. 2

This is to announce that the GS will be presenting Part 2 of his musical essay series, “The New Year & Rebirth in Archaic Myth & Ritual,” which will be broadcast / webcast at midnight Sunday night / Monday morning, Jan 18, on KUSPfm and kusp.org. (Check out the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website to access the special “New Year” page of thematic images that go-with this musical essay series. Playlist will be available shortly after the broadcast.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Tune in and see how–although the GS will not be doing a special program honoring MLK this year (on 1/15/16)–he nonetheless directly connects the leitmotif of the New Year Essay-with-Soundtrack with the words of MLK!

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The New Year & Rebirth in Archaic Myth & Ritual, Pt. 1 –Ready for Listening

This is to announce that Part 1 of the musical essay series,“The New Year & Rebirth in Archaic Myth & Ritual,” which was broadcast / webcast at midnight Sunday night / Monday morning, Jan 11, on KUSPfm and kusp.org, is now ready for listening on the “Archived Musical Essays” page of the Tower of Song website. (Check out the “Playlists & Images” page for the playlist and to access the special “New Year” page of thematic images that go-with this program.) >>>>>>>>

The New Year & Rebirth in Archaic Myth & Ritual, Pt. 1

This is to announce that the GS will be presenting the musical essay series, “The New Year & Rebirth in Archaic Myth & Ritual.” Part 1 will be broadcast / webcast at midnight Sunday night / Monday morning, Jan 11, on KUSPfm and kusp.org. (Check out the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website to access the special “New Year” page of thematic images that go-with this musical essay series. Playlist will be available shortly after the broadcast.) >>>>>>

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