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A Mosen Explosion Listener? Join our new Mosen Explosion Facebook group

From the “I must get around to this sometime” department, I’m pleased to let you know that The Mosen Explosion now has a Facebook group.

The Mosen Explosion has been going for a very long time, so it’s understandable that many of our listeners have gotten to know each other through the show.

Sometimes it’s fun to continue a discussion when the show is over. Perhaps you have ideas that we might consider for a future show. Maybe you have memories of some music we played or some event we talked about.

Remembering "the day the music died" 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.
Hello, I'm Steve Cutway and my musical focus is the 50s and 60s and it's more entertaining than the Super Bowl!

The Mosen Explosion, after the big game

As I write this wee missive, there’s a break in the big game that’s going on in the world this weekend. New Zealand is playing Australia in a cricket match that will decide the Chappell Hadley trophy. Two fiercely competitive nations who have fought in wars together as mates, but are mighty sporting adversaries in the beautiful game of cricket. By the time the Mosen Explosion airs, we’ll know who takes the trophy. Oh, be still my heart! Heart, be still!

It's Long Song Week this Sunday on Come By The Hills!

Celtic music is filled with songs which are as long or perhaps longer than the best Prog Rock anthems. Alright, so we have no equivalent to Jethro Tull's Thick as a Brick, but we do have some pretty lengthy entries. I thought it was high time we showcased some of these amazing songs with an episode dedicated almost entirely to them.

1947: Jukebox Rhythm Review part 2 this week on the Juke in the Back

This week, we travel back 70 years with our ol’ Rockola Jukebox to spotlight the biggest Rhythm & Blues jukebox hits from 1947. In part two of two, we’ll focus on the biggest jukebox jivers from the second half of 1947, including the only charting singles for Bill Johnson & His Musical Notes and The Floyd Hunt Quartette. Louis Jordan continues to dominate the year with two more #1 platters this week and R&B stalwarts Roy Milton, Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers, Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers and The Ink Spots continue to score massive jukebox hits.

"A Cuppa at the Mosens" is getting social

This week on “A Cuppa At the Mosens” we’re getting social! No not Facebook or Twitter; however, they may factor into the discussion. In this ever-changing world of social interactions where people seem busier than ever before, it can be difficult to find your place in society. Whether it be a volunteer role, community group, church, or participating in a favourite hobby, or just making friends. For blind people and others with disabilities, this can sometimes be a frustrating and often disheartening experience.

1962 comes back again 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.
Hello, I'm Steve Cutway and my musical focus is the 50s and 60s.

The Waitangi Kiwi Special coming to the Shed.

Yes that’s right, I’m back baby!
Bring it on next Saturday night, four February, from 11pm Eastern, that’s 4am Sunday in the UK and 5pm Sunday here in New Zealand.
As it will be a long weekend in New Zealand, the show will be pre-recorded, however the annual Waitangi Kiwi Special is back.
It’ll be four hours of marvellous, magnificent, wonderful, incredible, amazing, Kiwi music to look forward to, and I’m asking for your help.
Do you have a favourite Kiwi Song or songs?

It's Business As Usual This Week on Come By The Hills!

We've had a lot of departures from our normal format lately on Come By The Hills, but never fear. It's business as usual this week. We've got all our usual features, and of course, there's the usual mandate to play the usual three hours of the usual best in usual Celtic music from around the world. (Hmmm... I think I got carried away for a second.)

1947: Jukebox Rhythm Review part 1 this week on the Juke in the Back

 This week, we travel back 70 years with our ol’ Rockola Jukebox to spotlight the biggest Rhythm & Blues jukebox hits from 1947. In part one, we’ll focus on the biggest jukebox jivers from the first half of 1947, including the first charting hits for T-Bone Walker, Hadda Brooks and the original Sonny Boy Williamson. 1947 was dominated by Louis Jordan, who held the top spot for 40 weeks with 4 #1 records. We’ll hear two of those on this week’s program along with a B side that went to #2.

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