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On A Cuppa at the Mosens, coping with the overly helpful, well-meaning sighted person

A Cuppa at the Mosens is a live, weekly, global talk show, where we can discuss issues from a blindness perspective.

This week, most of us have been there. We’re going about our business, when someone arbitrarily decides that because we can’t see, we need help, and that assumption is made without asking first. Sometimes it can be quite a scary and violating experience, when unwanted hands are laid on us and we’re propelled in a direction we never intended to go. Yet there are times when we do need help, and we know others may be less independent than we are.

The big reveal. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th anniversary remix

On 1 June 1967, the most significant album in the history of popular music was released. In recent weeks, thousands of column inches worldwide have been devoted to this album and how it changed the face of popular music. But nothing beats hearing it, especially in its new, glorious, remixed stereophonic form.

It's all about variety tonight on The Early Years!

When you hear the dying strains of Van Halen's Happy Trails signalling the end of The Mosen Explosion for another week, don't touch your PC, your mobile device or your internet radio and join me in The Early Years on Mushroom FM, the home of the fun guys.
Hello, I'm Steve Cutway. Variety is the watch-word for tonight's show as I'll present the best music from the 50s and 60s, not from just the rock era that is generally accepted to have started in 1955, but also from 1951 until then. I have twin spins and version comparisons to keep you entertained.

We've Got Long Songs This Week on Come by the Hills!

Alright, so here's what happened. I was sitting around all week procrastinating and wondering what I wanted to do for this week's episode of Come by the Hills, and then, like a firework streaking across the sky, it came to me. Since this is along weekend in Canada, why not do another "long songs" episode? (For my purposes, "long" means a duration of over 5 minutes.) So, that's what we're going to do.

BRRRR! It's another Mosen Explosion from a cold wellington

Think of me struggling out of bed at 4:30 AM! 4:30 AM I tell you, to be ready to present another Mosen Explosion at 6 AM my time on a very cold morning. Sympathy? Na, I don’t deserve any of that, because it’s the highlight of my week catching up with listeners old and new, getting tweets, emails, voice messages and phone calls, as well as playing some of the greatest music ever made. I mean who could seriously ask for more than that on a Monday.

More New Zealand Music in the Shed.

Later on tonight, from 11pm Eastern, that’s 3pm Sunday in New Zealand, and 4am in the UK, it’ll be time to crank up the Kiwi music yet again.
New Zealand Music Month continues, with four more hours of fantastic music.
If you’d like to contact the show to say hi, or to request a favourite Kiwi track, simply e-mail: anthony at mushroomfm dot com
Or find me on Twitter: @kiwisnake
Look forward to seeing ya!

Etta James this week on The Juke In The Back

The Juke In The Back” focuses on the “soul that came before rock n’ roll,” the records that inspired Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and countless others.

Laughter is the best medicine

It's the Victoria Day long weekend in Canada and what better way to kick it off than to laugh on Funny Fridays.
You'll hear commedy from around the world including a history lesson in the first hour; a very special guest, a visit from a 1,959 year-old mummy, and a look at what probably is many people's least favourite instrument in hour 2; and meet two top 40 DJS from the 70s and the next installment of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in the third hour.

It's Only the 80s on Saturday!

Hello Listeners

It’s almost time to get your weekly dose of Only the 80s with me, Anne Cosgrove on www.mushroomfm.com. I would love it if you could join me on Saturday at 4 pm eastern, 9 pm in the UK for two hours of fantastic music and features in this decade.

You can expect to hear the following:

New Zealand Music on Viva!

Hello all-
May is New Zealand music month. Now it's viva's turn to feature classical music of New Zealand.

We have music by Lilburn, New Zealand's first composer. We also have a piece by Gareth Farr, From the Deapths sound The great Sea Gongs. There is choral music too - by David Hamilton.

See you there on Viva: the classical music show on Sunday at 8am Eastern time.

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