Blogs

It's a Bit of Everything, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello! Sara Hillis here again to let you know that I've got a little bit for everyone this week on Come by the Hills, the Folk and Celtic music show here on Mushroom FM. There are songs about trains and songs about buses, and there's even a song about Tom Dooley Junior! Spoiler alert, the acorn doesn't fall very far from the oak. I promise it will be an interesting journey as always, so why not come along?

Catch Come by the hills live on Saturday at 2:00 PM Eastern, or check out the replay on Tuesday at 5:00 AM Eastern. However and whenever you listen, I hope you'll enjoy it!

Coming up on Saturday at the described Movies: Mrs. Miniver and A Patch of Blue.

From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 6pm Saturday in NZ, 4pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies Mrs. Miniver from 1942 and A patch of Blue from 1965.
Mrs. Miniver is a 1942 American romantic war drama film directed by William Wyler, and starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon.
Inspired by the 1940 novel Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther, the film shows how the life of an unassuming British housewife in rural England is touched by World War II.

They're Back! Studio 70 is open for business

The calendar may read 2022, but in Studio 70, we are still taking care of pet rocks, wearing our mood rings, and lighting our shag carpeted dens with lava lamps.
Make a New Year’s resolution to tune into Studio 70—starting back up on January 10 on Mushroomfm.
Join Bonnie Mosen, and the Usual Suspects every weekday at 11:00 a.m. and p.m. ET.
You can tune in via mushroomfm.com or any of your favorite music apps, or just ask your virtual assistant to play mushroomfm.

Celebrating Canadian Musician Ian Tamblyn and More, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello! Sara Hillis here to let you know about this week's episode of Come by the Hills. As well as playing the usual mix of great Folk and Celtic music, we'll be featuring some songs by Canadian musician Ian Tamblyn, who was recently made a member of the Order of Canada. He's a great champion of the wild places of Canad and the world, he's won numerous awards and honours, and his passion for this country comes through in every song he sings.

Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: The Outlaw Josey Wales and A Man Called Horse.

From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 6pm Saturday in NZ, 4pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies The Outlaw Josey Wales from 1976 and A Man Called Horse from 1970.
The Outlaw Josey Wales is a 1976 American Revisionist Western film set during and after the American Civil War.
It was directed by and starred Clint Eastwood (as the eponymous Josey Wales), with Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Sam Bottoms, and Geraldine Keams.

Deep Dive does encores

While I am taking my summer break Deep Dive is doing encores. Last week it was Dolly Parton, and this week it is Fleetwood Mac. Tune in at 4 PM Eastern Monday which is 8 AM Tuesday in Eastern Australia. Or if you missed that try 6 AM Eastern Wednesday, which is 10 PM in Eastern Australia. Deep Dive, where we focus on one artist for one hour.

A Definitive Visit with Loreena McKennitt Revisited, this Week on Come by the Hills!

A new year is here, but we’re easing into it on Come by the Hills. Join me, Sara Hillis, for an encore presentation of the Loreena McKenitt special celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of her breakout album, The Visit, from September of 2021. I’ll be back with a new episode on January 8, but till then, enjoy Loreena!

Catch Come by the Hills on Saturday at 2:00 PM Eastern, or check out the replay on Tuesday at 5:00 AM Eastern. However and whenever you listen, I hope you’ll enjoy it, and I wish you all the best for the coming year!

Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Sister Act, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit and Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!.

From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 6pm Saturday in NZ, 4pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described Movies Sister Act from 1992, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit from 1993 and Happy New Year, Charlie Brown! from 1986.
Sister Act is a 1992 American comedy film, directed by Emile Ardolino and written by Paul Rudnick (as Joseph Howard), with musical arrangements by Marc Shaiman.

For UK listeners, correcting an error in the start time of our new year's show

My apologies, being in holiday mode meant that I made a mistake with the start time of our new year show from New Zealand for those in the UK. It actually begins at 8 AM UK time on new year's eve, not 7 as I said previously. It is still on at 3 AM Eastern, 9 PM here in NZ.

Join the crew live as we explode into 2022

We’ve been tested, we’ve been stressed and we’ve been challenged. But 2021 is about to be done, and it’s all brand new in 2022.

In the 23 years I’ve been doing live Internet radio, new year shows have been a common feature. In fact, my very first live Internet radio show was a new year party in 1998. While I haven’t done a new year show every year, it has become something of a tradition and this will be the 13th consecutive live new year show from Mosen Towers.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - blogs