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We're Springing Forward, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello again! Sara Hillis here to tell you about this week's episode of Come by the Hills, Mushroom FM's Folk and Celtic music show! Since much of North America is springing forward this weekend into Daylight Saving Time, I thought we'd play some songs about time and some songs about spring this week. It may be snowy and windy outside my window today, but I know that some more springlike temperatures are in the offing for the week ahead. So, even though it isn't officially spring yet, I've decided to celebrate it anyway.

Clocks go forward in North America this weekend. here's what it all means in a global fungal sense

It's the time of year again, well, one of them, where the times of your favourite Mushroom FM shows may change. We had to pick a time zone, so when we founded Mushroom FM in 2010, we picked North American Eastern time. Daylight saving begins there this weekend.

Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Zulu and Alfie.

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 Zulu from 1964, and Alfie from 1966.
Zulu is a 1964 British epic war film depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and the Zulus in January 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War.
It shows how 150 British soldiers, 30 of whom were sick and wounded patients in a field hospital, successfully held off a force of 4,000 Zulu warriors.

Deep Dive hears the voice

This week on Deep Dive we enjoy the talents of Australian singer Johnie, later John, Farnham. We hear the story of Sadie the cleaning lady, learn about two strong hearts and keep the pressure down.

Tune in at 4 PM Eastern on Monday, which is 8 AM Tuesday in eastern Australia. Or at 6 AM Eastern Wednesday, which is 10 PM in eastern Australia. Simply ask your smart speaker to play mushroom FM and you will be there.

Deep Dive, where we focus on one artist for one hour.

We're Live Again, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello again! Sara Hillis here to tell you about this week's episode of Come by the Hills, Mushroom FM's Folk and Celtic music show! We've got songs about bushes and trees, songs about home, and a whole lot more. We're live again too this week! So why not join the party?

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, enjoy!

Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Walk the Line and Cadillac records.

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 Walk the line from 2005 and Cadillac Records from 2008.
Walk the Line is a 2005 German American biographical musical romantic drama film directed by James Mangold.
The screenplay, written by Mangold and Gill Dennis, is based on two autobiographies authored by singer-songwriter Johnny Cash, 1975's Man in Black: His Own Story in His Own Words and 1997's Cash: The Autobiography.

A decade on, join Bonnie and me for a special anniversary Mosen Explosion

It was 10 years ago, on 4 March 2012, that a Mushroom FM listener named Bonnie Lannom co-hosted the Mosen Explosion I was doing live from Boston, where I was visiting for work. We often wonder how different our lives would have been if she had been doing something else that day, or I had decided to do the show solo. Few couples of fortunate enough to have such a detailed recording of their first proper conversation, but we still have that show, and listen to it occasionally.

Deep Dive visits Tom's diner

This week on Deep Dive we enjoy the wonderful songwriting and vocal talents of Suzanne Vega. We hear the sad story of Luka, meet Marlene on the wall and enjoy calypso.

Tune in at 4 PM Eastern Monday, which is 8 AM Tuesday in Eastern Australia. Or at 6 AM Eastern Wednesday, which is 10 PM in eastern Australia. Simply tell your smart speaker to play mushroom FM and you will be there.

Mushroom FM, home of the fun guys, we’re on deep dive we focus on one artist for one hour.

Celebrating Saint David's Day, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello! Sara Hillis here to tell you about this week's episode of Come by the Hills, Mushroom FM's Folk and Celtic music show. This time, it's all about Saint David's Day and all things Welsh. We have lots of welsh-language songs, some English-language songs about Welsh life, and we've even got Harry Secombe and Mary Hopkin! What more could you want? The show isn't live today, but I'm with you in spirit through the miracles of modern technology.

Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo and Young Frankenstein.

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 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo from 1944 and Young Frankenstein from 1974.
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo is a 1944 American war film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
The screenplay by Dalton Trumbo is based on the 1943 book of the same name by Captain Ted W. Lawson.

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