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Celebrating Robby Burns, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, it's that time of year again, and though we're a day late on Mushroom FM's premier Celtic music show, I hope we will not be a dollar short. It's Burns weekend of course! And why not celebrate with an encore of last year's Burns special? Life has largely overtaken me this week, but I didn't want to leave you Burns-less. So, enjoy 2019's trip through his music and poetry in the meantime, and I hope to be back live with you next week.

Catch Come by the Hills on Sunday at 8:00 PM Eastern, or on Friday at 4:00 AM Eastern, 9:00 AM in the UK and Ireland!

Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Bird on a Wire

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From this Saturday at 2am Eastern, that’s 8pm Saturday in NZ, 6pm in Sydney and 7am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day , it’s the described movie Bird on a Wire from 1990.
Bird on a Wire is a 1990 American action comedy film directed by John Badham and starring Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn.
It was shot mainly in British Columbia, Canada.
The title refers to the Leonard Cohen song "Bird on the Wire".

Hear ye, hear ye! The Mosen Explosion is back, and shorter than ever!

In December, we were of course urging people to hark! Now that it’s January and there’s an impeachin’ going on, we say “hear ye, hear ye” and welcome back to the Mosen Explosion after its summer break.

The first thing to note is that the show is now mercifully shorter. It still starts at the same time, 2 PM Eastern, 7 PM in the UK, but it runs for three hours rather than four. This is to allow me time to put the Mosen At Large Podcast together, which features some talky bits of the show, and still have some time to hang out with the family on my Sunday afternoon.

Percy Mayfield – 1949-60 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.

Revisiting the Super Blood Wolf Moon, this Week on Come by the Hills!

I thought I'd dip into the show archives for another encore presentation this week. Last year at about this time in January, there was a very unique full moon event which we saluted in fine style on Mushroom FM's premier Celtic music show! It was called the Super Blood Wolf Moon, and if you want to know what all those words mean, you'll have to tune in tomorrow at 8:00 PM Eastern, or catch the replay on Friday at 4:00 AM Eastern! There'll be songs about the moon and of course lots of moon-related banter.

Songs about mining and minerals this week on The Early Years!

join me for The Early Years where you'll hear the best music from Rock and Roll's Golden Age (its first quarter century) with an occasional nod to other decades and genres.
It's more than a nod to other decades and genres this week as I begin what will be a 2-part, listener-suggested theme, "songs about mining and minerals". Before that, however, I'll pay a brief tribute to two entertainers who passed away in the last couple of weeks.

Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: The 40-Year-Old Virgin

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From this Saturday at 2am Eastern, that’s 8pm Saturday in NZ, 6pm in Sydney and 7am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day , it’s the described movie The 40-Year-Old Virgin from 2005.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a 2005 American sex comedy film directed by Judd Apatow in his directorial debut.

The Hollywood Flames 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.

New Year, new Music, this Week on Come by the Hills!

I may be late, but I'm not never--or, uh--no wait! The point is that it's almost time for another new (and live) episode of Come by the Hills! Join me on Sunday at 8:00 PM Eastern for the best in Folk and Celtic music from around the world! This week we'll have music from the Newfoundland band The Dardanelles, Irish duo Ye Vagabonds and Scottish folk favourites The Corries, along with selections from our usual eclectic collection!

A show of themes and variations this week on The Early Years!

join me for The Early Years where you'll hear the best music from Rock and Roll's Golden Age (its first quarter century) with an occasional nod to other decades and genres.
I have a variety of things this week. In hour 1, it's the final part of my 9-part, listener-suggested theme begun Nov. 2, 2019, "Seconds" (the songs not the time interval). If an artist's first song reached #1, what did their second song do?
I'll pick up the theme in January 1976 and continue to the end of what I consider to be Rock and Roll's Golden Age, its first quarter century, 1979.

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