FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Minneapolis, MN. – September 2, 2005 – Welcome to the Pagan Heartland of Minnesota! Steven Posch makes his long-anticipated debut as a recording artist with a CD collection of stories and songs called RADIO PAGANISTAN, from Omnium Records.
To celebrate, Eye of Horus is hosting “Radio Paganistan Live – The CD Release Party.” On Saturday, September 24th starting at 6 p.m., Steven will perform his storytelling magic, with musical interludes provided by Drew Miller of Boiled in Lead. Refreshments will be served, and the event is free and open to the public. Eye of Horus is the eclectic mix of metaphysical store, garden labyrinth, and mythic art gallery on Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis.
EVENT: Radio Paganistan Live! The CD Release Party
DATE: Saturday September 24
TIME: 6 – 9 pm
VENUE: Eye of Horus Metaphysical Store, Labyrinth & Gallery
2717 Lyndale Ave S
Tune in to seven stories, two songs, one poem.
Download the story The Three Gifts from the Omnium Website: http://www.omnium.com/index.html — the first one’s free!
RADIO PAGANISTAN includes everyone’s favorite song about everyone’s favorite Yule ogress “Mother Berhta’s Coming to Town.” Other stories include The Bride of the Forest (the Brothers Grimm meet the Rite of Spring, in the Great North Woods), The Descent of Anat (take the old Canaanite winter solstice festival, give it a bris, and voila: Hanuka!). And at last you will know who would win if Mother Berhta and Santa Claus got into a fight. Tracks include:
1 The Three Gifts 6:31
2 Moon, Loon, and the Neckring 6:48
3 The Bride of the Forest: the Story 5:31
4 If the People Keep Samhain, Samhain Will Keep the People (The First Jack o’ Lantern) 13:14
5 Witch’s Work is Turning the Wheel 0:49
6 The Descent of Anat: A Hanuka-shpiel 10:48
7 Her Name is Mother Berhta (song) 1:31
8 Mother Berhta’s Coming to Town: The Story 4:41
9 Mother Berhta’s Coming to Town: The Song (Lounge Version) 1:44
10 How Winter Came to Minnesota (or) Mother Berhta and the Mosquitoes 11:04
The two songs Steven sings here are backed up by bass from Drew Miller of Boiled in Lead and percussion from Renée Bracchi of Felonious Bosch.
Steven Posch’s life is a tribute to the danger presented by books. At age 14 he read Robert Graves’ White Goddess, and hasn’t looked back. In 1979 he came to the Twin Cities in search of Paganistan and, except for brief stays in Britain and the Middle East, has lived there ever since. Storyteller, ritualist, heortologist and Semiticist, he has been called “the Pagan Rabbi.”
“Storyteller Steven Posch is a true Pagan treasure. In his wacky and appealing style, he tells us of how the loon got the ring around his neck, (and) how various geological features of Minnesota came to be… He introduces new listeners to Mother Berhta and her goat Gnasher Skeggi, much beloved of the children of Paganistan. He also reveals new sides to the personalities of ancient Semitic gods like Anat. This is contemporary American Pagan culture at its most creative and its best. I join all Steve’s listeners in affirming, ‘So mote it be!’” M. Macha NightMare, author of Witchcraft and the Web, co-author of The Pagan Book of Living and Dying
CONTACT: Thraicie at 612.872.1292
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