This year, because of the pandemic, there are no volunteers to take calls and pass on your comments, dedications, and feedback.
So we both need to hear from you. Let’s get this job done. Like dinner.
Throughout April, Mulligan Stew and everyone else at CKUA have been saluting the doctors, nurses, caregivers, first responders, and in-store teams keeping us fed and protected with Saturday Beatles song sing-a-longs! People from all over the province have been participating from their balconies, porches, backyards, garages, cavern clubs, and more!
At 5 PM MT this Saturday April 25, we conclude this series with one final Beatles song. But what song will it be?
Please tell us what Beatles song you want us to close with on social media using #singforspring and tag @ckuaradio and @tdmulligan and we’ll run a twitter poll on Friday to determine the winning entry! We’ll play it on Saturday at 5 PM MT.
“they do not adapt to the market needs but rather feel it is the market that needs to adapt to the needs of the agave”
For fans, the search for real mescal/mezcal starts in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico
The tasting session with Sosima in Oaxaca was a Christmas present from my daughter Kate.
Her husband Pete was along for the tasting, to take some photos and make sure I found my way home.
Sosima is a third-generation mezcal master from San Miguel Suchixtepec. Olivera’s grandfather and her father brought Sosima and her six brothers into the world of making mezcal from a young age. She was taught the art by her Grandmother and Aunt.
She’s proud of her chontal ancestry—the indigenous people of Oaxaca—and explains that her people are a peaceful and united group that continues to make mezcal in the traditional approach: not only for drinking but to sustainably cultivate the plant for future generations to come.
There’s a saying in Mexico about Mescal
“When something is bad..the answer is mezcal
When something is good..the answer is mezcal”
photo credit: Kate Siobhan Mulligan
Her primary label is FANEKANTSINI MEZCAL COOPERATIVE.
They are the Maestro Chontales Tres Colibris (Three Hummingbirds) from Sola de Vega in Oaxaca.
Eight families with a long tradition of Mezcal making.
We welcome to Mulligan Stew Podcast The Mezcalistas
Quibi is a subscription-based streaming platform designed to deliver short-form scripted and unscripted content to your cell phone. The name is a mash-up of the words “quick” and “bites,” a nod to the fact that episodes of Quibi shows will run roughly seven to ten minutes in length.
Meg Whitman is the CEO of Quibi. Prior to Quibi, she served as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and President/CEO for the Hewlett-Packard Company.
Also senior executive at Disney. Ran for Governor of California. A key part of Mitt Romney’s Presidential bids of 2008 and 2012!
Quibi could be the future of entertainment. We’ll see.
The first 6 words of a classic Lennon/McCartney composition called Hello Goodbye.
The NEXT Saturday 5PM #SingforSpring Song.
Province-wide, we sing a “Thank You” to all the health care workers, first responders, drivers, shopkeepers, essential services and more.
Step outside (sunny -2) open a window, step out onto the balcony, hit the front or back porch..roll down the car window. If you can turn on the phone video. Sing for all those heroes out there and post your video to
#singforspring. On Instagram or Facebook
Thank you ALL
Our guest this week is one of our own..Rockin’ Roy Forbes. Host of Roy’s Record Room.
He’s celebrating the 14th year of “The Room” on CKUA and he’s just launched his latest and greatest album Edge of Blue. (The complete interview can be found at www.mulliganstew.ca on Our Podcast)
NOTE: This show was recorded on Tuesday because of the short week. I was more than halfway through the show when I discovered that John Prine had died.
I decided to just keep on going and let the Stew play out in real-time.
If it sounds like I got a tad choked up at times…I did. Like many, John and I shared a lot of years, a lot of songs together.
I decided to play a farewell song to John..and the natural choice was the last track on The Tree of Forgiveness. When I get to Heaven is the song.
Some of the artists we’ve surrounded John with are
A new song from Mavis
Two from Colin James
Two artists we lost this week. Bill Withers and a long time friend..who I loved dearly
Roxy Music-Supertramp-John Hiatt-Patti Smith-Linda Ronstadt and The Stew ends with over 12 minutes of the classic Boz Scaggs track Loan me A Dime. With the Muscle Shoals stars and Duane Allman on guitar.
The first song Saturday is perhaps the most important one.
I decided to start all four shows in April with a Beatles Song, so we could ALL sing to and for the first responders, health care heroes and store staff who are risking their health to feed us and make sure we have the medicines we need.
The STEW starts with All you need is Love.
Throw open a window or step outside on your balcony, porch, deck or roll down the car window and sing the song.
Please shoot a short video of you or the people around you and post it to either Instagram Stories or Facebook. Most important Hashtag #SingforSpring
Let’s make some noise for those who are putting their lives on the line.
Next Week it’s Hello Goodbye
April 18 its Hey Jude
April 25 – the Beatle song is whatever you guys say it is.
My thinking on these two hours was to keep the singing going..to there’s some
When Nathaniel began writing for the new album And it’s still Alright, the songs initially centered on the pain of his unraveling personal relationship, but the theme of the album took a different direction when Richard Swift, his longtime friend, and producer of Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’ two acclaimed albums, passed away in July 2018.
This time, there’s no Night Sweats riding to the rescue.
While the songs are quieter and more reflective, they are no less urgent and indelible. These are strong stories and even stronger songs
“I’ve always been trying to write songs that hit you in the stomach but I like ones that make people feel like things will be just fine.”