"My Redeemer Lives: Bethlehem" with Todd McCabe & April Moriarty One has studied classical violin and played with symphonies and world-renowned artists and conductors. The other -- the pianist -- doesn't even read the bass clef, but Todd McCabe and April Moriarty both have a gift for improvisation and playing by ear that has turned into three CDs on the life the Savior; "My Redeemer Lives: Galilee," "Calvary," and now for Christmas, "Bethlehem."

That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

Direct download: cs-toddandapril.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:57pm MDT

"A Christmas Celebration" with Gladys Knight and the Saints Unified Voices So how do you follow a Grammy Award-winning Gospel CD? With more Gospel, of course! In fact, "A Christmas Celebration" from Gladys Knight and the Saints Unified Voices goes right back to the beginning, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and his birth as a tiny baby in Bethlehem -- the Reason for the Season. Let's celebrate!

That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

Direct download: cs-suvchristmas.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:32am MDT

"Farewell to Nauvoo" with Fiddlesticks and Lisa Arrington There are some places where all you have to say is their name to evoke an entire history. For the Latter-day Saints one of those beloved, joyous, melancholy, and even holy places is Nauvoo, Illinois.

Fiddlesticks -- the Davis family's Celtic folk band -- and singer/arranger Lisa Arrington have teamed up to record a catalog of historic musical treasures celebrating the era and the spirit of that most remarkable place.

It's called "Farewell to Nauvoo." That's this week on the Cricket and Seagull...

Direct download: cs-farewellnauvoo.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:06am MDT

"Beholding Salvation: Images of Christ" at the BYU Museum of Art - Enhanced Podcast (Enhanced version of the Podcast - viewable in iTunes and on iPods)

BEHOLDING SALVATION: IMAGES OF CHRIST New Exhibit at the BYU Museum of Art

Powerful is the only way to describe it. 170 different paintings, prints, icons, illuminated manuscripts and sculpture from diverse times and creeds. It's impossible to bring you the entirety in the time we have, but Nicole Cannariato -- a Curatorial Assistant at the museum -- walks us through the exhibit focusing on just a few pieces from each section of the show.

If you're listening on an iPod or through iTunes, you'll be able to see the images in the enhanced podcast format. If not, then just visit meridianmagazine.com/radio to find this episode with all the images included. Many thanks to the kind permission of the copyright holders as we endeavor to share with listeners and viewers world-wide a small part of the spiritual impact of "Beholding Salvation: Images of Christ".

That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull..

Direct download: cs-beholdingsalvation.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:10am MDT

"Beholding Salvation: Images of Christ" at the BYU Museum of Art BEHOLDING SALVATION: IMAGES OF CHRIST New Exhibit at the BYU Museum of Art

Powerful is the only way to describe it. 170 different paintings, prints, icons, illuminated manuscripts and sculpture from diverse times and creeds. It's impossible to bring you the entirety in the time we have, but Nicole Cannariato -- a Curatorial Assistant at the museum -- walks us through the exhibit focusing on just a few pieces from each section of the show.

If you're listening on an iPod or through iTunes, you'll be able to see the images in the enhanced podcast format. If not, then just visit meridianmagazine.com/radio to find this episode with all the images included. Many thanks to the kind permission of the copyright holders as we endeavor to share with listeners and viewers world-wide a small part of the spiritual impact of "Beholding Salvation: Images of Christ".

That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

(This is the regular podcast version -- to view the images discussed visit http://www.meridianmagazine.com/radio beginning Friday, November 17, 2006. The Enhanced Podcast will be posted separately.)

Direct download: cs-beholdingsalvation.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:29pm MDT

"In Reverence" with David Tolk David Tolk is known to many as the guy at the piano in Peter Breinholt's band -- he's known to others as a North Star Records recording artist -- and of course 4 people just call him "Dad." This week he gives advice to LDS musicians about balancing family, music, and career -- shares his unusual method for arranging hymns and talks about the spiritual power of instrumental music. It's David Tolk with his new CD "In Reverence." That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull...
Direct download: cs-inreverence.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:31am MDT

"RootsMagic" with Bruce Buzbee There was a time when Genealogy and Family History meant filing cabinets full of paper, extra wide typewriters (remember what those are?), and lots of White Out. Nowadays though, Family History enthusiasts are more likely to talk about PAF, and GEDCOMS, and CyndisList.com -- it's a whole new world and today we're talking with a programmer who caught the vision of this revolution decades ago and has a suite of helpful programs to show for his years of focus and dedication. We talk about genealogy past, present, and future with "RootsMagic" company Founder and President, Bruce Buzbee. That's this week on the Cricket and Seagull...
Direct download: cs-rootsmagic.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:38am MDT

"One Voice" - Grammy Award-winning music with Gladys Knight and the Saints Unified Voices Just for a moment close your eyes. Imagine 100 strong voices united to Praise the Lord, then add a soulful musical legend as a director and occasional soloist. Now open your eyes and see their faces reflecting the colors and the cultures of the whole world. It's the Saints Unified Voices choir and in them you see a representation of the new world-wide face of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The SUV choir has won a Gospel Grammy, but you won't find them at Carnegie Hall or filling event centers. When they combine their voices into one to reach hearts and reach heaven, you'll most likely hear them in the everyday chapels where they fulfill their mission -- spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to every one of God's children in all their diversity. "One Voice" -- Gladys Knight and the Saints Unified Voices. That's this week, on the Cricket and Seagull...
Direct download: cs-suvchoir.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:20am MDT

These days more people than ever can work from home and telecommute, you can even do your own radio show (like this one!) from your home studio, and now, you can even be your own radio station -- all from a little black box in your back room.

John and Shelly Hesch

Of course you have to figure out how to do all this from scratch since it's all new technology. But if you're John Hesch, from St. George, Utah -- that's way down south in Utah's "Dixie" -- you get the bug, the passion for an outlet for independent LDS music, and you start with just one listener and watch it grow until you have listeners in over 50 countries!

The Hesch's License Plate

That’s this week, on the Cricket and Seagull...


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:36pm MDT

This edition is filled with songs reaching for that "intangible overallness" -- that indefinable spiritual quality great songs possess.

The songwriter himself is a busy musician, husband, and father of three who doesn't usually know what the songs are about until they're finished and he can listen like everyone else.  He defended the Beatles on the playground in 2nd grade and tells why climbing tall trees -- and temples -- have a lot in common.  It’s "All the Color Green" with Utah singer/songwriter Peter Breinholt.

That’s this week, on the Cricket and Seagull...

11 Tracks:

All the Color Green • You Are Home • Old Paint • Tilting the Windmills • Don't Be Shy • First Song • Little Bird • For Becca, In England • A Little Spot of Ground • Queen Olé • The Rain Tree


The Cricket and Seagull Fireside Chat is a Podcast bringing music and interviews to Latter-day Saints and their friends worldwide. Steven Kapp Perry features the unique voices of authors, artists, musicians, scholars, and fellow Saints. Pull up a chair and join us for The Cricket & Seagull Fireside Chat!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:53am MDT

Separately their names are Tanya, Johanne, LaRene, and Tammy. Among themselves they have four husbands, thirteen children, and decades of studio and live performance experience.

LaRene Tinney (l.) and Tammy Simister Robinson

But put the four of them together to sing and it all melts into One Clear Voice. That’s the name of the new women’s vocal group with the breathtaking blend and the name of their new CD.

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Johanne Fréchette Perry (l.) and Tanya Barkdull


That’s this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

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15 Tracks:

One Clear Voice • Ripples • See Things My Way • Every Moment • Savior • A Mother's Prayer • A Leap of Faith • For Good • Be Thou My Vision • Forgiveness' Embrace • Keeping Sheep • Change • I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus • Blessed Assurance • What I Need


The Cricket and Seagull Fireside Chat is a Podcast bringing music and interviews to Latter-day Saints and their friends worldwide. Steven Kapp Perry features the unique voices of authors, artists, musicians, scholars, and fellow Saints. Pull up a chair and join us for The Cricket & Seagull Fireside Chat!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:04am MDT

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He's a folk singer -- except when he's singing jazz and improvising scat-singing solos. He's a songwriter -- except when he was a Seminary Teacher and being a writer of history books for children. And he's Sam Payne -- except when he's The Sam Payne Project; the person and part of the group behind "Coming Just to Go,"; this week's featured album.

We'll hear what sparks a song in his mind and why you never really have to choose between being an artist and being a Latter-day Saint and what folk singers give their kids for Christmas.

That’s this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

The Cricket and Seagull Fireside Chat is a Podcast bringing music and interviews to Latter-day Saints and their friends worldwide. Steven Kapp Perry features the unique voices of authors, artists, musicians, scholars, and fellow Saints. Pull up a chair and join us for The Cricket & Seagull Fireside Chat!

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Direct download: cs-sampayne.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:18am MDT

He’s an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and entertainer whose musical career spans four decades and three continents.  His studies include a music scholarship to Tel Aviv University School of Music, the famed “Mozarteum” of Salzburg, Austria, plus Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at Florida State University. 

And besides his many, many performances a year world-wide, his greatest passion is his Peace with Music Foundation whose mission is to bridge the cultural, religious and political differences of people everywhere through the medium of music.  

Marvin Goldstein is the name, and inspiring audiences everywhere through music is his game.

That’s this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

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Count Your Blessings

The Cricket and Seagull Fireside Chat is a Podcast bringing music and interviews to Latter-day Saints and their friends worldwide. Steven Kapp Perry features the unique voices of authors, artists, musicians, scholars, and fellow Saints. Pull up a chair and join us for The Cricket & Seagull Fireside Chat!

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Direct download: cs-marvingoldstein.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:26am MDT

The Basement Replacement Edition The two best things about producing The Cricket and Seagull every week are 1) the interesting people I get to interview, and 2) the listeners who send an email with a comment, a guest they'd like to hear, or just encouragment. So, I'm sorry to disappoint on those rare occasions where I can't get a show done -- and this month I've missed 3 in a row due to flooding and water damage. So, this is just a quick update -- we'll call it the -- Basement Replacement edition -- the whole studio has had to be removed and will be repainted, recarpeted and the equipment moved back in. So today I'm coming to you live from -- my bedroom. Hope you don't mind. We'll be back in business this Friday, appearing on MeridianMagazine.com like usual, and of course the podcast. The Podcast also has a new website that's pretty easy to remember; it's TheCricketAndSeagull.com. Coming up in the next three weeks I'll be editing interviews I did during the annual LDS Booksellers Convention in Salt Lake City, and during BYU Campus Education Week. These will include world-reknowned pianist Marvin Goldstein, folksinger and songwriter Sam Payne, and the new 4-member women's vocal group called One Clear Voice. They were all great guests with terrific music and I can't wait to share them all with you starting this Friday! Also, the Podcast itself will be moving to a shiny new spot on the web. iTunes should automatically redirect without you needing to do anything when the change happens, but if you're feeling tech-savvy and don't want to miss an episode, just go to iTunes or whatever Podcatcher you use, and resubscribe using the following URL (you can cut and past this): http://feeds.feedburner.com/thecricketandseagullfiresidechat Also, be sure and send an email to info@wordofmouthmedia.net and let me know what you'd like to hear -- your favorite musical or visual artists, authors, scholars, and more! We'll go out with a preview of One Clear Voice singing "Be Thou My Vision" from their new debut CD "One Clear Voice."
Direct download: cs-basementreplacement.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:10am MDT

A recent letter to local church leaders everywhere announced the new Young Men & Young Women’s theme for 2007 -- including a portion of Doctrine and Covenants 121:45;

“... and let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God...”

Songwriter Lynne Perry Christofferson is releasing a new CD addressing this theme directly.  It’s called “Lift Your Mind Higher,” and she talks about leaps of faith, writing with your hands in the dishwater and even while sleeping, growing up as Janice Kapp Perry’s only daughter, and why an echoey unfinished basement is an advantage.

That’s this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

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Lynne Perry Christofferson

The Cricket and Seagull Fireside Chat is a Podcast bringing music and interviews to Latter-day Saints and their friends worldwide. Steven Kapp Perry features the unique voices of authors, artists, musicians, scholars, and fellow Saints. Pull up a chair and join us for The Cricket & Seagull Fireside Chat!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:34am MDT

Welcome to Adobe GoLive 6
BYU Professor Ron Simpson receiving the Lifetime Achievement Pearl Award from the FCMA (photo by Scott Thompson for The Daily Universe)
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Every year the Faith-Centered Music Association, the FCMA, gathers for the annual Pearl Awards -- recognizing excellence in recorded music.

This year's ceremonies in the BYU Fine Arts Center featured the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to the very-deserving Ron Simpson.  He's an LDS musician, songwriter, player, studio owner, teacher, music publisher, record label general manager, columnist for Meridian Magazine, and so much more.  A man who has made a difference in the church and in the world with his own music and in the way he has mentored and encouraged others.

Today we'll bring you the audio of that presentation, including live and phoned-in comments from (in this order) country singer Dave Lemmon, performer/writer/arranger Clive Romney, composer/producer Merrill Jenson, studio owner Cliff Maag, director of BYU's Living Legends Janielle Christensen, sound company owner Joe Anderson, BYU Young Ambassador director Randy Boothe, managing director of BYU's Tantara Records Ben Fales, member of Diamond Rio Dan Truman, singer Wendee Jensen Truman, songwriter/artist Mindy Gledhill, songwriter/playwright/broadcaster Steven Kapp Perry, songwriter/producer Staci Peters, singer/songwriter Cherie Call, and songwriter/producer/arranger Tyler Castleton.

That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

 

Reach. Lift. Inspire.

The Cricket and Seagull Fireside Chat is a Podcast bringing music and interviews to Latter-day Saints and their friends worldwide. Steven Kapp Perry features the unique voices of authors, artists, musicians, scholars, and fellow Saints. Pull up a chair and join us for The Cricket & Seagull Fireside Chat!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:02pm MDT

Welcome to Adobe GoLive 6

Happy pioneer day!

Music has been a part of the Mormon tradition from the very beginning.  Whether it was hymns or folk songs, it seems there was music created to mark most important occasions.  For instance we have the dedication of the Kirtland, Ohio, temple to thank for "The Spirit of God" in our hymn books today.

And the migration West was no exception.  The wagon company of 1847, nearly 160 years ago, was hardly under way before William Clayton came up with his new version of "All is Well" which we know as "Come, Come Ye Saints."  And it was 150 years ago when the first of many handcart companies set out for the Rocky Mountains.  They pushed and pulled their way across a continent finding strength in "The Handcart Song."

This week in celebration of Pioneer Day on July 24th-- a state holiday in Utah -- we feature Mormon folk songs from the Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture.  These examples were recorded in 1946 and 1947 by Austin Fife and his wife Alta on a trip covering Utah gathering songs passed on in the folk tradition -- either learned firsthand from the writer or passed down in families and communities through the generations.

That's this week, on the Cricket and Seagull...

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The Cricket and Seagull Fireside Chat is a Podcast bringing music and interviews to Latter-day Saints and their friends worldwide. Steven Kapp Perry features the unique voices of authors, artists, musicians, scholars, and fellow Saints. Pull up a chair and join us for The Cricket & Seagull Fireside Chat!

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Direct download: cs-songsofthemormons.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:32am MDT

Welcome to Adobe GoLive 6

She was born in Mexico City but was raised in the States, loves singing with a Mariachi band but has a recording contract with an inspirational label, is learning to bring the same passion to singing in English she feels in Spanish, and is all about putting message over the messenger.

That's BYU student and performer Rebecca Lopez, and today we talk about her first solo CD "When You Believe," including songs in both English and Spanish.

That's this week, on the Cricket and Seagull...

-SKP

 

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Rebecca Lopez

The Cricket and Seagull Fireside Chat is a Podcast bringing music and interviews to Latter-day Saints and their friends worldwide. Steven Kapp Perry features the unique voices of authors, artists, musicians, scholars, and fellow Saints. Pull up a chair and join us for The Cricket & Seagull Fireside Chat!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59am MDT

"Strangling Your Husband is NOT an Option" - Merrilee Browne Boyack

She's a practicing attorney, city councilmember, life coach, real estate investor, writer, and professional speaker--all of which she does part-time while helping her husband raise their family of four boys. She speaks at BYU Education Week and Time Out for Women, authored "The Parenting Breakthrough: A Real-Life Plan to Teach Your Kids to Work, Save Money, and Be Truly Independent" and now she's set her sights on marriage -- improving it, that is.


This week Merrilee Browne Boyack talks about her new book, "Strangling Your Husband Is NOT an Option: A Practical Guide to Dramatically Improving Your Marriage."


That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull...

Direct download: cs-merrileeboyack.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:09pm MDT

"Hymns Without Words" with Jon Schmidt He does back flips onstage off the grand piano, plays while lying upside on the bench, has been known to wear wigs and hats onstage and even use a giant slingshot to shoot prizes into the audience. So naturally Jon Schmidt is doing -- a CD of hymns? "Hymns Without Words" is the latest from one-of-a-kind composer, pianist and showman, Jon Schmidt. This week he talks about hymns, why piano students drop out, why we're on the same team with good people throughout the world, and much more. That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull...
Direct download: cs-jonschmidthymns.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:52pm MDT

"No Boundaries" with The 5 Browns When Desirae and Deondra Brown left Alpine, Utah -- headed for Juillard to pursue their classical piano studies -- there was no way of knowing that their three piano-playing siblings and even their parents would soon follow suit, making New York City their temporary home base. Since the release of their self-titled first CD, The 5 Browns have been making news on the classical circuit, drawing audiences across the generations, including some more likely to be found at rock concerts. Today Desirae and Deondra talk about their musical beginnings, becoming a group, being known as Mormon musicians, and their contagious passion for classical music. That's this week on the Cricket and Seagull... - SKP
Direct download: cs-the5browns.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:17am MDT

"The Greatest Gift" EFY 2006 with Staci Peters & Tyler Castleton Every summer thousands of LDS teenagers descend on campuses around the world for EFY -- that's Especially For Youth -- a sort of youth conference on spiritual steroids. And one of the perks of attending is being the first on your block to hear the new CD, since it isn't even for sale until the last session of EFY is over.

Still, that doesn't mean we can't give you a sneak peek of the brand new 2006 CD with songwriters and producers Tyler Castleton and Staci Peters, the creative artists behind, "The Greatest Gift." They talk about the music, the songs, the singers, and putting on protective armor to improve your songwriting.

That's this week, on the The Cricket and Seagull...
Direct download: cs-efy2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:52pm MDT

"A Heart Like His" with Virginia Hinckley Pearce Author Virginia H. Pearce As busy as we are, hearing that "man is that he might have joy," can almost seem like one more Herculean task to add to our already-daunting to-do lists. But what if there were a way, a way to feel that joy, to feel the love of God -- daily -- without adding even one more thing to the list? Interested? So was Virginia Hinckley Pearce. A busy person, author, wife, mother of six and grandmother of twenty-two with service in the Young Women general presidency and the general board of the Primary -- she and a group of sisters found just that; a way for all of us to rediscover basic Christianity and find it right within our own hearts, by making them "Hearts Like His." That's this week on the Cricket and Seagull...
Direct download: cs-virginiahpearce.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:07am MDT

"Esther and the King" from Liken the Scriptures Sometimes no matter how hard you try to go down one path, you find yourself walking down another. And if you're lucky -- or blessed -- you might even find out you like it better. You might even find out it's the one the Lord had in mind for you all along. Today we talk to Producer Ken Agle and his brother Dennis, writer and co-director, and after the break we'll hear from songwriter and co-director Aaron Edson. Those three, along with Executive Producer Craig Brooksby, make up the team behind "Liken the Scriptures," the wildy popular children's musical scripture series on DVD. That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull... - SKP
Direct download: cs-liken.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:44am MDT

"He Did Deliver Me From Bondage" Part 2 with Colleen Harrison Last week we began a new series on overcoming addiction through the atonement of Jesus Christ (See Archives for April 2006 for Part 1). In Part 1, author Colleen Harrison discussed the origins of her book, "He Did Deliver Me from Bondage," and her personal journey. Today we continue that discussion, talk about the fruits of writing the book, and hear from Colleen's husband, Phil, author of "Clean Hands, Pure Heart -- Overcoming Addication to Pornography through the Redeeming Power of Jesus Christ." (At the end of the last edition Colleen told of the formation of local Heart-t-Heart support groups which can be found at http://www.heart-t-heart.org) That's this week on the Cricket and Seagull... - SKP
Direct download: cs-colleenharrison2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:33am MDT

"He Did Deliver Me From Bondage" Part 1 with Colleen Harrison Addiction. A word used commonly in a joke, as in, "I'm a chocoholic." And it's funny. Unless it's true. Addiction. For some it conjures images of needle marks and drunks and back alleys. Others think it's just wishy-washy people who lack will power. For the addicts themselves -- and the ones who love them -- it means a desperate daily struggle to maintain any sense of normalcy while slowly losing a life-and-death spiritual battle with a pull or compulsion now completely beyond anything as puny as will power. But not beyond the power of the atonement of Jesus Christ. There is nothing stronger than the absolute power of that infinite act. Today, we join author Colleen Harrison to discuss her book, "He Did Deliver Me From Bondage," for part one of a series on overcoming addiction through the incomprehensible power of the atonement of Jesus Christ. (See Part 2 in the May 2006 Archives. In this edition Colleen tells of the formation of local Heart-t-Heart support groups which can be found at http://www.heart-t-heart.org) That's this week on the Cricket and Seagull... - SKP
Direct download: cs-colleenharrison1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:28am MDT

"Popcorn Popping" It's Spring -- at least in the more moderate parts of the Northern hemisphere -- and, well, I looked out my window and what did I see? Yup. Popcorn popping on the apricot tree. So I started thinking about this song and how popular it is, and how even grown-ups can remember all the words and the actions, and how come it's included in our Primary Children's Songbook even though there's nothing religious in it, and how come it's the one Primary song singers think is safe to have a little fun with... That's this week on the Cricket and Seagull... - SKP
Direct download: cs-popcornpopping.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:29am MDT

The "Beloved Hymns" Series with Michael Dowdle He's written and played themes for ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX, and the "Good Morning America" and "Today Show" themes among others. He can rock with the best of them, but seems most at home playing "Follow the Prophet" -- that's with a "ph" and not an "f" -- on the mandolin. His name is Michael Dowdle, unless you're in the BYU 127th ward and you just call him "Bishop." Today we feature music from his Beloved Hymns series, how the Lord opens doors, and avoiding being a musical Pharisee. That's this week on the Cricket and Seagull... - SKP
Direct download: cs-michaeldowdle.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:50am MDT

"Holy Places" with Chad Hawkins Imagine traveling to countries around the world always with the same destination in mind; the House of the Lord. In the course of sketching, photographing, drawing, and painting LDS temples around the world, artist and author Chad Hawkins has found himself interviewing Temple Presidents, architects, historians, builders, and LDS members around the globe, collecting the stories of faith and miracles which accompany his art to make up his new Deseret Book publication, "Holy Places." I interviewed him in his new home studio in Fruit Heights, UT. That's this week on the Cricket and Seagull... - SKP
Direct download: cs-chadhawkins.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:38am MDT

Greg Hansen's Keynote to the FCMA Spring Workshop at BYU Twice a year the FCMA (Faith-Centered Music Association) holds a music workshop at BYU in connection with BYU's Media Week. Topics covered include songwriting, the business side of the music business, and sessions with alumni who have made a mark on the industry. This week we feature Greg Hansen's Keynote Address which kicked off the workshop. Greg discusses being an LDS Musician vs. being a Musician who is LDS, how many great songs a life well-lived is worth, and much more. He's introduced here by songwriter and producer Staci Peters, current Chair of the FCMA Board of Directors. That's this week on the Cricket and Seagull... - SKP
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:02am MDT

Jenny Jordan Frogley with her debut CD How do you write and sing jingles for national clients, sub for Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight when they can't make it, be an arranger, producer, music director, and first call studio singer without ever making your own CD? That's what everyone -- including me -- keeps asking Jenny Jordan Frogley. It's totally pop this week on The Cricket & Seagull...
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:04pm MDT

The Miracles of the Santiago, Chile Temple Rededication A live telephone interview from Santiago, Chile, reporting on the recent rededication of the Santiago Temple. Brad Wilcox is an Educator, a BYU Professor, an author of published books and magzine articles, a sought-after speaker for Church Educational System programs like Especially for Youth and Education Week, a husband of one, father of four, and currently serving as mission president of 130 in the Chile Santiago East Mission, where he and wife Debi have been for the last 2 1/2 years. Today we talk to him about missionary work, the temple rededication, and small personal miracles. That's this week on the Cricket and Seagull... - SKP
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:35am MDT

"The Miracle" - with Jenny Phillips With nearly 200 firesides, concerts, or other performances a year -- often with a full choir -- Jenny Phillips must be the hardest working woman in LDS music. Now she releases her newest CD, "The Miracle," a journey with the Apostle Peter. That's this week on the Cricket and Seagull... - SKP
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:49am MDT

"Better Than I" with Jessie Clark Funk In 2003 she released her first CD,Clay in His Hands, which won four Pearl Awards from the Faith-Centered Music Association -- Inspirational Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, and Inspirational Recording of the Year for the title song. Now Jessie Clark Funk shares her newest collection of contemporary inspirational music, Better Than I. That's this week on the Cricket and Seagull...
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:30pm MDT

Marvin Payne - Mormon Troubadour If you invited Marvin Payne to your house and had him sing songs and tell why he wrote them, it would sound a lot like this. That's because I invited Marvin Payne to my house and had him sing songs and tell why he wrote them. But the best part is that I recorded it so you could enjoy too. I bet you'll like it. That's this week, on the Cricket and Seagull...
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:14am MDT

An encore broadcast in commemoration of Black History Month. Margaret Blair Young and Darius Gray are the authors of a trilogy of books on Black LDS History, called "Standing on the Promises." The books, each named for an African American spiritual, are "One More River to Cross," "Bound for Canaan," and "The Last Mile of the Way." They take us on a remarkable journey from the 1800's to the present -- revealing an African-American presence in the LDS church from its very beginnings. This is a history that until now was largely known only to those remarkable saints who lived it. That's this week, on the Cricket and Seagull... - SKP
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:08am MDT

"Within" with pianist William Joseph Some people say success is all in who you know, others say it's just a lucky break. But for most people, success is being prepared and ready when someone you know introduces you to a lucky break and it's all up to you. It's "the overnight success," that only comes after years of work and dedication. This week we feature "Within," the first release from Pianist, Performer, Composer, and Warner Bros. recording artist William Joseph, who -- when the moment came for his "lucky break," delivered the goods. That's this week, on the Cricket and Seagull... - SKP
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:57am MDT

"A New Song" with George Dyer If you were an operatic tenor, had a list of leading roles a page long, had sung multiple solos with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and had two successful recordings of sacred hymns, what would you do next? This week we feature "A New Song," the latest release from George Dyer. I also reached the co-producers of this contemporary classical CD -- Kurt Bestor from the studios of AM 820 in Salt Lake City and Staci Peters from... her car. Don't worry, she pulled over to talk. That's this week, on the Cricket and Seagull... - SKP
Direct download: cs-anewsong.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:54am MDT

Clive Romney & the 2006 Primary Program Music Clive Romney -- writer of the favorite children's song "Scripture Power" has a list of credits a mile long, more than 2,000 live performances under his belt, and plays about a dozen instruments -- well, I might add. But once a year he heads into the studio to produce a CD of the Primary Program songs for the coming year. We'll show you what's he's been up to for 2006, hear his philosophy on arranging for children, and even sneak in a few moments from the latest recording with his spectacular Pearl Award-winning instrumental group, Enoch Train. That's this week, on the Cricket and Seagull... - SKP
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:19am MDT

Okay, here's a challenge; choose 15 songs your kids like and you like too. Harder? How about 15 inspirational or church songs your kids like and you like too? That's exactly the challenge taken on by today's guests; award-winning arranger/producer and Meridian columnist Greg Hansen, and Earl Madsen, A&R (that's Artists and Repertoire) for Sounds of Zion and Inspirational Music Showcase. We'll give you a preview of their label's latest recording and you can hear how they did -- or maybe you should let your kids hear how they did. That's this week, on the Cricket and Seagull... - SKP
Direct download: cs-believeinhim.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:24am MDT



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