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.
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.
SILVERSTEIN & CROSSCURRENTS, 9/25: The unique poet, illustrator, and songwriter with a silly, enchanting, and strange character, Shel Silverstein was born on this date in 1930. You are invited to draw on your goofy and imaginative side for Uncle Shelby’s birthday on Crosscurrents, 9/25 at 8 am.
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy and Crosscurrents, 8/28: The Russian author of War and Peaceand Anna Karenina, Lev Tolstoy was born on this date in 1828. A celebration of this prodigious thinker, writer, and philosopher Leo Tolstoy will be held on Crosscurrents, 8/28 at 8 am.
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.
Writer, music analyst and cultural commentator distinguished for academic essays that set rock and roll in a societal context, Greil Marcus was born on this date in 1945. His book “The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll in Ten Songs,” provides the soundtrack for the Greil Marcus birthday to which you are invited on Crosscurrents, 6/19 at 8 am.
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.