Lord Byron (1788.01.22)


LORD BYRON ON CROSSCURRENTS, 1/22:  The most flamboyant and notorious British poet of the Romantic Movement who gained notoriety by his scandalous private life and brilliant use of the English language, Lord Byron was born on this date in 1788.  The romance of Lord Byron’s poetry has inspired a show of love and triumph through “doo wop” music to which you are invite on Crosscurrents, 1/22 at 8 am.  ( radio link: http://www.krnn.org )

As Lord Byron is quoted as saying:

Friendship is Love without his wings!
Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.
And, after all, what is a lie? ‘Tis but
 The truth in masquerade.
Deep Vengeance is the daughter of deep Silence.
here is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
The best prophet of the future is the past.
To have joy, one must share it.
Hatred is the madness of the heart.
There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.
If I don’t write to empty my mind, I go mad.
I am not now
That which I have been.
This is the age of oddities let loose.
The English winter – ending in July to recommence in August
There is pleasure in the pathless woods.



Robert Louis Stevenson (1850.11.13)


STEVENSON ON CROSSCURRENTS, 11/13:  The Scottish writer who authored “Treasure Island”, Robert Louis Stevenson was born on this date in 1850.  Gavin and Wyatt hope that the novelist will take them for a walk in the Scottish countryside.  You can anticipate a playlist of artists from Scotland for the Stevenson birthday on Crosscurrents, 11/13 at 8 am.

Gaelic Halloween Looking for Dead Irish Poets with the Dogs (2017.10.30)


OK… so its the day before Samhain... still time to celebrate the Irish spirits.

GAELIC HALLOWEEN ON CROSSCURRENTS, 10/30:  The Gaelic harvest festival of Samhain over time became the basis upon which many Halloween rituals are based.  Gavin and Wyatt wait in the graveyard anticipating the appearance of Irish dead poets to arrive from the underworld.  You are invited to join the Irish Samhain Halloween celebration on Crosscurrents, 10/30 at 8 am.


J.K. Rowling (1965.07.31)

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort.

J.K. ROWLING ON CROSSCURRENTS, 7/31: British author, film and television producer, screenwriter and philanthropist, creator of the critically acclaimed Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling was born on this date in 1965.  You do not need to wait on Platform 9 ¾ for the Hogwarts Express as you have a ticket for the Rowling party on Crosscurrents, 7/31 at 8 am.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859.05.22)


ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/22:  A medical doctor from Edinburgh who authored Sherlock Holmes detective adventures, Arthur Conan Doyle, was born on this date in 1859.  It is “elementary my dear Watson” to partake in the Doyle birthday by tuning in Crosscurrents, 5/22 at 8 am.

Playlist may include songs by:  Doyle Bramhall;  Dole Dykes;  John Doyle;  Alan Doyle; Marie Doyle;  Danny Doyle;  Brian Doyle;  Tim Doyle;  Mark Doyle;  Josh Doyle;  Mark Doyle;  Michael Doyle;  Suzanne Doyle;  … and closing with The Flower Of Scotland and of course, a wee bit of mischief.

L. Frank Baum (1856.05.15)


FRANK BAUM ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/15:  The Land Of Oz was created by its author, L. Frank Baum who was born on the date in 1856. You are invited to join us as we are “off to see the wizard” heading down the “yellow brick road”  to Crosscurrents, 5/15 at 8 am.

Playlist may include songs by The Tinmen;  The Big Little Lions;  The Scarecrows;  Dorothy;  and The Red Shoes.

Sir David Attenborough (1926.05.08)


ATTENBOROUGH ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/8:  Famed natural historian and English broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough was born on this date in 1926.   Sir David’s life has been devoted to preserving the diversity of our world’s wildlife and his birthday will be celebrated with music (and no leopards) on Crosscurrents, 5/8 at 8 am.

Playlist may include:  Just Can’t Go To Sleep;  Flowers on the Wall;  Puff, The Magic Dragon;  Snake Oil;  Gone, Gone, Gone;  Happy Feet;  Express Yourself;  Wild Wild Life;  and… other Attenborough inspired tunes.