EP 110 | Dawn Pemberton



It’s like the storyline out of a bestselling book.

In the middle of a political battle for the life of a nation and a virus that takes the lives of 1000’s of its citizens,  a  black man dies at the hands of a police offer while his squad looks on.

The truth is caught on a phone camera and shown to The World.

Days later..citizens all over America and The World are walking, shouting and rioting in protest and a slogan from 2013 reappears,  Black Lives Matter and THIS TIME

It appears the message is actually getting through.

Dawn Pemberton is a wonderful singer, songwriter, and educator who shows up on albums all the time plus her own release  “Sayin’ Something”

She leads The Roots and Wings with The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, sits in with the Good Noise Choir, and tries to lead by example.

Her father was born in St Kitts.  Her Mother in Barbados.

They moved to Canada and restarted their lives. Dawn has lived in Canada all her life and still has to deal with racism.

Who better to share her feelings on Black Lives Matter and the movement on the streets than Dawn Pemberton.

My thanks to The Shouting Hour last Sunday who showed the way.

Mulligan Stew June 6th 2020-Black lives, D-day, Mike Plume


Hello all

It’s been a 10-day span that has seen murder,  hatred, battles, riots, confrontation, and just now a possibility of hope and healing.

How does a 2-hour music weekly show help with healing and understanding?

I can’t really answer that but I can tell you that from the feedback I get, you are listening and you are finding comfort in what we do.

Good enough for me.



With Black Lives Matter front and center, I found myself playing old and new songs I’ve played and been inspired by…

Louisiana 1927 – Aaron Neville

Stand Up – Cynthia Erivo

False Prophet – Bob Dylan

Red Right Hand – Nick Cave


Brown Baby – Nina Simone

We remember June 6, 1944

D-Day – The Beaches of Normandy

The changing of World history in several days.

14,00 Canadian troops

10,000 sailors

15 RCAF Squadrons

And two songs from that day by artists who  are still in play

I’ll be seeing you – Eric Clapton

Over the Rainbow – IZ

Our Special Guest interview is with

Mike Plume and his fine new album Lonesome stretch of Highway



Mulligan Stew June 6 2020
TD Mulligan
call that gone north mississippi all stars up and rolling
highway 28 Paul Butterfield Better Days paul butterfield better days
highway 61 bob dylan highway 61 revisited
6 days on the road taj mahal giant step Tonights guest Mike Plume
red right hand nick cave and the bad seeds let love in
song for sam cooke (here in America) dion. Paul simon blues with friends
Tonights guest – Mike Plume – New album and stories to tell
and its still alright Nathaniel Ratyeliff and its still alright
king of july the radio grande town and country
walk away Renee The Four Tops 3 billboards outside Ebbing missouri Coming UP – Remembering the songs of D Day
l’ll be seeing you Eric Clapton I still do
over the rainbow Isreal Kamakawiwo’ole IZ IZ
TDMulligan NEXT – Brown Baby Nina Simone
Brown baby Nina Simone Live at Village Gate
Mulligan Stew – with tdmulligan Next Mike Plume guests
Mike Plume Interview Lonesome stretch of highway
perfume and gasoline mike plume lonesome stretch of highway
Mike Plume Interview Lonesome stretch of highway
Summers around here (don’t last forever) mike plume lonesome stretch of highway
Mike Plume Interview Lonesome stretch of highway
I’m your huckleberry mike plume lonesome stretch of highway
Mike Plume Interview Lonesome stretch of highway
in God’s hands mike plume lonesome stretch of highway
for what it’s worth buffalo springfield Buffalo Springfield
NEXT – Aaron Neville. Dylan. Robert Plant. Cynthia Erivo
Lousiana 1927 aaron neville warm your heart
I’d rather go blind grace potter muscle shoals small town. Big sound
stand up cynthia erivo Harriet. Original soundtrack
the May Queen robert plant carry fire Next – New Dylan
False Prophet Bob Dylan rough and rowdy ways
hello mary lou rick nelson best of


Mulligan Stew May 30th 2020-Music to heal and renew


How was your week?  Memorable or immediately forgettable?

For those of you who had a memorable week…Joyous tracks from


Morning Dew – The National

10th Ave Freeze Out (live) – Miami Steve and Bruce Springsteen

Trapper – Mark Knopfler

In the air – great new track from The California Honeydrops

Let Them in – The Bros. Landreth

Mrs Robinson (Live)  – Paul Simon

Makin’ Whoopee – Dr John and Rickie Lee Jones

Get Back – The Beatles with Billy Preston


A Battle of The Bears

Grizzly Bear Blues – Corb Lund

Grizzly Bear- The Youngbloods

Grizzly Bear – Angus and Julia Stone

For those who had a forgettable to heal and renew

Worries man – Willie nelson and Toots

Funny how time slips away – Lyle Lovett

Compared to what – John Legend and The Roots

Hear me Lord – Bonnie Raitt

Dear mr Fantast – Traffic

Paint it black – The Stones

Like a rolling stone (live) The Stones

Keep on Pushin’ – Mavis Staples

Six Strings Down – Jimmy Vaughn

Walking Blues (live) – Eric Clapton

Don’t shuffle me back – BareNaked Ladies and The Persuasions

Love and Elbows  – tdm

NEXT WEEK – Mike Plume – new music



Mulligan Stew May 30 2020
Your Saturday Night Stew with tdmulligan
walking blues eric clapton unplugged deluxe
six strings down jimmy vaughn This is Jimmy Vaughn
keep on pushing mavis staples reason to believe
morning dew the national day of the dead Next – Knopfler. Stones.Traffic
10th ave freeze out (live) little steven and the disciples of soul soul fire live
THIS is Mulligan Stew – Year 25
Trapper Mark Knopfler down the road wherever
paint it black the rolling stones 50 years
dear mr fantasy traffic dear mr fantasy Next – New Cali Honeydrops . Old bonnie raitt
in the air california honey drops single
hear me Lord bonnie raitt silverlining
Coming Up – Battle of The Bears and The Beatles
Grizzly bear blues corb lund agricultural tragic
Grizzly bear blues the youngbloods the youngbloods
Grizzly bear blues angus and julia stone grizzly bear
across the universe the beatles past masters – box set Next – the beatles and john legend & the roots
get back the beatles with billy preston past masters – beatles box
compared to what john legend and the roots wake up
worried man willie nelson and toots countryman
let ’em in the bros landreth undercover
mrs robinson (live) paul simon collection
funny how time slips away lyle lovett best of lyle lovett live
makin whoopie dr john and rickie lee jones anthology
Thank you for listening and did both right?? be safe
don’t shuffle me back Barenaked Ladies ladies and gentlemen. BNL & The persuasions


EP 109 | Susana Trilling-Chef. Educator. Oaxaca, Mexico


Susana Trilling is a chef, teacher, caterer, author, TV hostess, food consultant, and director of Seasons of My Heart Cooking School and Sazon de Mi Corazon S.A. de C.V., producing gourmet Mexican products.  She’s from Philly.

She owned 2 NYC restaurants, a restaurant in Fremantle, Western Australia, and has lived in Oaxaca since 1988, where her two sons were born and raised on her ranch outside of the city.

She wrote My Search for the Seventh Mole and Seasons of My Heart; A Culinary Journey through Oaxaca, Mexico to accompany her 13 part PBS series, that ran for 6 years.

 Susana was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Oaxacan International Food and Wine Festival in 2002 and in 2012 was presented with the Espiga de Oro Award for her work promoting Oaxacan cuisine internationally. She has been featured at many Food and Wine and Cacao Festivals and been a celebrity chef at CIA San Antonio’s annual Paella Challenge.

 Please enjoy this mid-afternoon chat with Susana Trilling. If you get a chance Google her complete history. It’s fascinating.

EP 108 | Julius Makarewicz-Nude Beverages Co-Founder


It’s 2013.
In Vancouver, 23-year-old Julius Markarewicz is at a trade show featuring entrepreneurs who have “new ideas”. He’s one of many.
His idea is putting vodka and soda TOGETHER in a can so all we have to do is pour it.
Nude Beverages are now approaching 44 Million cans sold.
This is the story we tell today.

Mulligan Stew May 23rd 2020-Full on Spring!


“Get out my life, woman”…First lyrics sung on Saturdays Mulligan Stew on CKUA Radio…

Written by Alan Toussaint… A big hit by Lee Dorsey in the ’60s but times have changed.

This version is sung by The Wood Brothers – who are the funkiest brothers I know.  Speaking of brothers.

The Every Brothers end The Stew with Cathy’s Clown – released May 23 1960.

Also a big hit. The usual wicked harmonies.

In Between “The Brothers”

Van Morrison – Astral Weeks

Promised Land – Bruce Springsteen

Deep Purple – The story behind Smoke on the Water

Elton John – Capt Fantastic released on May 23, 1975

The Who  – Tommy  released May 23, 1969, My memories of Tommy in Amsterdam and The Keith Moon Moment

We salute the birthday of Bumps Blackwell – who produced

Sam Cooke and all the early Little Richard hits.

William Prince – Pearl Jam – Robbie Robertson – new Dylan – Mae Moore – Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Tom Petty Live – Jimi – Marvin – Colin Linden – Los Lobos – Maceo

Let’s get at it!!!


mulligan stew may 23 2020
get out my life woman (live) The Wood Brothers live at nail and tooth
i wish i had answered manx mariner mainline hellbound for heaven
Don’t fight it Phantomm Blues Band Still Cookin’ Next on The Stew – Astral Weeks
astral weeks Van Morrison Astral Weeks
the promised land Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the edge of town Next – Smoke on the Water.Lucy in the sky.Tommy
Smoke on the water Deep Purple Machine Head
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds Elton John Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
We’re not going to take it The Who Tommy
Playlist The Stew Year 25
you send me Sam Cooke Portrait of a legend 51-64
Long tall Sally Little Richard Here’s Little Richard
Tutti Fruit Little Richard Here’s Little Richard
Mulligan Stew – Year 25 Podcast at
Wasted William Prince Reliever
Buckle Up Pearl Jam Dance Of The Clairvoyants
Dead end kid Robbie Robertson Sinematic
False Prophet Bob Dylan Rough and rowdy ways
Love won’t find us here Mae Moore Dragonfly Next – Sister Roseta Tharpe
60 years more Madeleine Roger Cottonwood
Strange things happening everyday Sister Roseta Tharpe Vol 2
Coming UP – Tom Petty Live. Jimi. Colin Linden. Los Lobos
great wide open (live) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers An American Treasure
Remember Jimi Hendrix rainy day dream away
Trouble man marvin gaye Greatest Hits
Don’t let go Colin Linden. Luther Dickinson Amor coming up los lobos. Everly bros. Maceo
Come on let’s go Los Lobos Just another band from East LA
Cathy’s clown Everly Bros Best of
Cold Sweat Maceo Parker Soundcheck


Mulligan Stew May 16th 2020- Salute to Little Richard


Little Richard died hours before The Stew hit the air last week… I felt bad that I couldn’t salute him.

All of my best memories of Richard were in-person memories.

I’ll never forget the first and last times I saw him.

Izzy’s Supper Club. On Georgia Street in Vancouver.    late 60’s.  The whole big deal.., Full band. Lights. Sound. Impressive.

The band was like a finely tuned machine…


They played the opening riff to Lucille for what felt like 3-5 minutes.  Then and only then did  Richard walk out and lay his hands on the piano..the room just exploded.

He glared at the band members who weren’t keeping up…

“I’m the Georgia Peach, The prettiest man in the room and the bronze Liberace…The KING of Rock and Roll.”

The last time I saw him was at the opening of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

I was happy for him..getting in on the first ballot…, the original Hall of Famers.

I’ll be playing a handful of Little Richard classics. 

His place in rock is set forever.

Elvis was sexy, Fats was accepted by teens parents,  Jerry Lee was just flat-out wild baby, Chuck Berry was like a night train, James Brown made you move.  Richard was just dangerous. Adults saw him as a threat to friends and family.

Surprisingly, Bob Dylan and Richard admired and liked each other. Even though they walked very different roads, they saw something of themselves in each other.

In high school, Robert Zimmerman said, upon graduation, he wanted to be in Little Richard’s band.

Dylan is about to release Rough and Rowdy Ways,  a new album of original songs.  (June 19)

I hope to fit in 2 or the three advance singles…False Prophet and  Murder Most Foul. 

TWO new sponsors for The Stew.. (while our restaurant friends are on the sidelines)

(Thank You, Jodi Lucas, in CKUA Sales)

The first handcrafted distillery in Alberta and one of Canada’s best Eau Claire Distillery in Turner Valley




Noble Ridge Winery in Okanagan Falls, BC.  Owned by former Albertans Jim and Leslie D’Andrea (dawn-dree-ah)

Get you some NEW

Stones, Joel Plaskett, Fiona Apple, Lucinda Williams, Gregory Porter.

We start with Toots and finish with Birthday Boy Stevie Wonder and EVERYTHING in between


Mulligan Stew May 16 2020
TD Mulligan
Take me home Country Road Toots and The Maytals Spotify Singles
Wha she go do Bonnie Raitt Taking my Time
Mavis Nathaniel Rateleff And it’s still all right
Eau Claire Disillery
Don’t try to lay no boogie woogie Long John Baldry It ain’t easy
Roll away the stone Leon Russell Leon Russell
Medicine Hat Blackie and the Rodeo Kings King of this town
Me and my Arrow Nilsson The Point Next – Little Richard
slippin and slidin Little Richard Here’s Little Richard
Miss Ann Little Richard Here’s Little Richard
Lucille Little Richard Here’s Little Richard
Rip it up Little Richard Here’s Little Richard
Mulligan Stew CKUA Radio NEXT – New Bob Dylan
False Prophet Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways
2:19 John Hammond (and Tom Waits) Wicked Grin
Living in a Ghost Town The Rolling Stones single
This is The Stew with tdmulligan
Corina Corina Crowbar and King Biscuit Boy Official Music
3 Al Purdys Bruce Cockburn Bone on Bone
Freedom Colin James Bad Habits Mulligan Stew
Mercy Now Mike Farris Shine for all the people
Phoenix Gregory Porter All Rise
Stay Safe – thank you first responnders
Complicated Love Joel Plaskett 44
Bad news blues Lucinda Williams Good Souls Better Angels
Heavy Balloon Fiona Apple Fetch the Bolt Cutters
I contain Multitudes Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways
Made up Mind Tedeschi Trucks Band Make up Mind
Azad Frazey Ford U Kin be the Sun
Thank You for Listening and supporting TD Mulligan
You havent done nothing Stevie Wonder Fulfilingness first finale


EP 107 | Jeffrey Katzenberg


Mid-April I was lucky enough to be invited to interview Meg Whitman, the CEO of Quibi.

Quibi is new entertainment art form.  A short form mobile video company. Content is  intended for viewing on smart phones.

Nothing longer than 10 minutes.  News, series, films, documentaries. You name it.

Quibi stands for Quick Bites. It also stands for “ambitious”

Meg’s partner and our guest  is Jeffrey Katzenberg,

Former Disney Chair  (Little Mermaid – Lion King)

led Disney animation (Beauty and The Beast -Roger Rabbit)

and DreamWorks (Shrek)

It’s fair to say, this is a tough sell..they’re already planning on expanding to TV capability.

Lots of competition. Many choices. As Jeffrey says in our interview… “this isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. Check back in a year”


For your information and convenience, we’ve put both interviews together here.

Here’s Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg. The Team behind Quibi

Mulligan Stew May 9th 2020- The Radio Grande


Special Guests

Wendy Bird

Tom Taylor

Colin Nairne

They are The Radio Grande.

You’ve heard them with

Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts

The Cariboo Express

The High Bar Gang


She stole my beer

Their album is called  Town and Country


Even though I can’t call myself a fan of country music…I am smitten by these voices and these songs.


The rest of The Stew fills out nicely, I believe.

Roxy Music – Paul Butterfield – Linda Ronstadt singing The Stones and The Stones with a new song.

Jill Barber

Blue Rodeo

Doug Sahm

Paul Simon

Mark Knopfler

All Saints and Sting

New track from Sheryl Crow

Herbie Hancock with Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi

Tom Petty Live at The Fillmore

J Geils band Live in Detroit

And Monty freakin Alexander

Los Lobos

Hand Picked Saturday Night music for hunkering down.



Mulligan Stew May 09 2020
This is Mulligan Stew
avalon Roxy Music Avalon
New walking Blues Paul Butterfields Better Days Paul Butterfields Better Days
Tumbling Dice Linda Ronstadt Simple Dreams
Living in a Ghost Town The Rolling Stones single Special Guests Tonight – The Radio Grande
Le Monde est Beau Jill Barber single
photograph blue rodeo 5 days in July Mulligan Stew Podcast – Jason Priestley at Home on Zoom
Brothers in Arms Mark Knopfler The Ragpickers Dream (bonus)
Message in a Bottle All Saints and Sting single
Have you seen her The Chi-lites Best of
This is Mulligan Stew
are inlaws really ouitlaws? Sir Douglas Quintet – Doug Sahm Singles 68-72
Mother and child reunion Paul Simon The Paul Simon Collection
TD Mulligan – The Stew Coming UP – Herbie Hancock and Tedechi Trucks
Sham Time Medeski Martin Wood and John Scofield Juice Tonightrs guests – The Radio Grande
Space Captain Herbie Hancock – Tedeschi Trucks The Imagine Project
Lonely Town, Lonely Street Sheryl Crow and Citizen Cope single
2 dogs and a bone Los Lobos The town and The City Mulligan Stew Podcast – Jason Priestley at Home on Zoom
I won’t back down (live) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Am American Treasure
Wait (live) J Geils Band Anthology. House Party
Nutty Monte Alexander Wareika Hills Reggae NEXT – The Radio Grande
The Radio Grande Interview Tom Taylor. Wendy Bird. Colin Nairn
Let’s not call it Love The Radio Grande Town and Country
The Radio Grande Interview Tom Taylor. Wendy Bird. Colin Nairn
King of July The Radio Grande Town and Country
The Radio Grande Interview Tom Taylor. Wendy Bird. Colin Nairn
Come Spring The Radio Grande Town and Country
TD Mulligan – The Stew Mulligan Stew Podcast – Jason Priestley at Home on Zoom
Mother Leeroy Stagger Strange Path

EP 106 | Jason Priestley


Welcome to the pandemic

This week’s podcast is with two very fine friends.

Jason and Naomi Priestley in their house in North Hollywood.

You know Jason from 90210.

Private Eyes. A Roy Orbison video, Hollywood and Vines TV, and a bag full of films and tv series.

He acts, directs, and writes.

He’s also the luckiest guys in the World because he wed Naomi  Lowde-Priestley.

They have two children who act like adults.

Years ago One of them bit me in the nether region.

We’re talking wines, politics, Hollywood and Vines and life in the USA