Message at the Top
February 11, 2018

"What Brings About Magic in Our World?"

Part 1
            Good morning Central Kansas and around the world!  Thank you for joining us this second Sunday of February morning.  We continue to celebrate “cold” in the Heartland—that is, if you can celebrate “cold”.  Welcome to “Message at the Top.”  I am Fr. Mike Scully and get set for the top 10 songs of our area as determined by the research of Mediabase 24-7, and get ready for some top 10 songs from years past as well.  Our motto continues to be to enjoy the music, and to listen to the message.  During our show today we will feature the songs of the Grammys awards from a couple weeks ago that have been on our top 10 playlist during this past year.  And our segment 10 presentation will give you the previous three Songs of the Year.  I am Fr. Mike Scully and you have your dial set to Mix 103, the number one rock station in Central Kansas.
            Peter Gene Hernandez better known as Bruno Mars won all kinds of Grammys this year.  Among them was the Record of the Year from the album of the year, namely “24K Magic,” the lead song from the album of the same name.  Let’s talk about that idea of magic today.
            Magic or sorcery is the use of rituals, symbols, actions, gestures and language with the aim of exploiting supernatural forces.  The belief in and practice of magic has been present since the earliest human cultures and continues to have an important spiritual, religious, and medicinal role in many cultures today.
            The belief that one can influence supernatural powers by prayer, sacrifice, or invocation dates back to prehistoric religions and it can be found in early records such as Egyptian pyramid texts.  Some forms of magic contact with the spirit world seem to be nearly universal in the early development of human communities.  They appear in various tribal peoples from Aboriginal Australia to people of New Zealand to the Amazon and pagan Europe.
            For the most part it is viewed with skepticism and suspicion by the scientific community.  But, most of us have thought in terms of something happening by magic and it has been a part of our thinking since we were very young.
            But I don’t know whether we have ever thought of it as dancing.  Bruno Mars’ Grammy 2018 Record of the Year does, to be sure.  It is a party dance song.  And it is quite a dance song and the words seem to suggest having a great time at a party which involves money and wearing the finest clothes—Cuban links, designer minks, Inglewood shoes.  The man in the song calls himself a dangerous man with some money in his pocket and pretty girls all around him.  “It’s 24K Magic,” he says.  It is the thought of having fun dancing.
            Well, the thought of magic is a thought of bringing about magic as a description of things that make us feel really good almost as if it were some magic that has brought it about.  So, let’s call our show the question “What Brings about Magic in our World?”  So, we begin with that dance song and the magic of feeling good about life that dancing often brings.  This is Bruno Mars, and the 2018 Grammy Record of the Year from his album, the 2018 Grammy Album of the Year “24K Magic” on MATT.
(double)     24K MAGIC / Bruno Mars
                                    THAT’S WHAT I LIKE / Bruno Mars
Part 2
            He had the Record of the Year which is our lead song today and he had a different Song of the Year from the same album of the year “24K Magic,” and you just heard it, “That’s What I Like” on MATT.
            The Record of the Year goes to the performer, but recipients can include the singer, producers, engineers and other team members that created the recording.  The Song of the Year, on the other hand, goes to the songwriter.  The performers sometimes write or co-write their biggest hits, but sometimes the songwriter or writers are someone else entirely and you may not recognize their names.
            Well, that Song of the Year, that is “That’s What I Like” has a message of a man to his girlfriend to come and be with him wherever he is, and they can enjoy their time together.  “Jump in the Cadillac,” he sings, “Anything you want just to put a smile on it.  You deserve it, baby and I’m gonna give it to you.  Gold jewelry shining so bright, strawberry champagne on ice, lucky for you, that’s what I like.”  And he likes a bunch of other stuff that they can do together as well.  As we think of some things that can bring about magic in our world, well, one of them would be to be all for the other in a relationship as he is in that song. /
            Our first triple play is up next for us coming out of these fancy computers.  It will include the Pop Performance Song of the Year according to the 2018 Grammys from Ed Sheeran, and the song will be surrounded by numbers 10 and 9 right now.  Which means that we begin with number 10 from Pink.  It was also nominated for the best Pop Performance in this year’s Grammys.  “We are searchlights,” she begins, “we can see in the dark; we are billions of beautiful hearts, and you sold us down the river too far.  What about us?  What about all the times you said you had the answers?  We are problems that want to be solved; we are children that need to be loved.  What about love?  What about trust?  What about us?”  It can be viewed as a protest song about the way that some people are treated in our world.  It could be more or less a statement to people who are in charge that there are people who are neglected, and a statement that everyone is important.  In terms of our theme today, it becomes a magic feeling when we learn to treat everyone as if they are important.  MATT presenting here Alecia Beth Moore Hart, better known as Pink, from her album “Beautiful Trauma”, and her song “What About Us”, former number 1, now at number 10 on MATT.  
(triple)        10 WHAT ABOUT US / Pink
                                    SHAPE OF YOU / Ed Sheeran
                      9 LIGHTS DOWN LOW / MAX f/ gnash
Part 3
            New to MATT’s top 10 this week, Maxwell George Schneider, better known simply as MAX, and singing with him Garret Charles Nash better known as gnash, singing a love song from MAX’s album “Hell’s Kitchen Angel” and the song at number 9, “Lights Down Low”.  As I say a love song, but really it sounds more like an infatuation song because the couple is not totally committed yet.  “Can I stop the flow of time?” they sing, “Can I swim in your divine?  ‘Cause I don’t think I’d ever leave this place.  Turn the lights down low.  I’m feeling you breathing slow.  ‘Cause, we’re just reckless kids trying to find an island in the flood.”  They are both searching for love as they discover their love for each other.  And it feels like magic, our theme today, but they will have to spend some significant time to make it real in my opinion.
            Before them, as I mentioned the Pop Song of the Year from the 2018 Grammys from British artist/songwriter/performer Ed Sheeran, and his song “Shape of You”.  It is a love song dedicated to the idea that love at first sight will work out.  The man in the relationship sings that he is at a bar, and the lady comes in.  They dance, and he sings, “Girl, you know I want your love.  Your love was homemade for somebody like me.  Come on now, follow my lead.  I may be crazy, don’t mind me.  Say, boy, let’s not talk too much.  Come on now, follow my lead.  I’m in love with the shape of you.”  So, a beginning love that advances too quickly to the physical in my opinion, but be that as it may, if we want to feel some magic in our lives, our theme today, we don’t want to be overcome with emotion as we try to discover love.
            We have some more good music in our next segment as we look at the theme of “What Brings about Magic in our World” and the Grammy winners in our top 10.  Rock music always seems to have an approach to life about it, and rock songs always contain something to talk about.  Let me take you to break with a thought from Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck, Count of Bismarck-Schönhausen, Duke of Lauenburg, Prince of Bismarck, a German statesman who died in 1898, who was Minister-President of Prussia, who worked for the unification of Germany and served as their first Chancellor and was given the name of “Iron Chancellor”—now that’s quite an introduction to a simple quote.  Well, as Chancellor, Bismarck held an important role in German government and greatly influenced German politics during his time of service.  His words: “When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.”  Maybe a little cynical, but reality, and the person who tells the truth will bring about true magic in our world.  I’m Fr. Mike Scully, inviting you to keep your dial right there as we continue shortly on MATT on Mix 103.
Part 4
            We continue with the only show of its kind in this area as we celebrate the winter in the heartland, and specifically February 11, 2018.  It is great to have you with us on the station that plays the very best in rock music, and the show we have labeled as MATT, the show that takes the top 10 songs of today and yesterday, and discovers just what their approach to life is, often giving us some thoughts with which we can guide our lives toward the good.  Our guiding thought is to enjoy the music and listen to the message at the same time.  My name is Fr. Mike Scully, your host, and we began speaking about the magic we feel in life at certain times.  The thought came from the record of the year according to the Grammys this year from Bruno Mars, and his song “24K Magic.”
            And we are up to a double play from the new artist of the year according to the Grammys of 2018, Ms. Alessia Cara.  Two songs from her right now, the first of which is what I am considering the song with the most meaning in recent years.  On the video, the song closes with her personal statement about the song which reads: “Oftentimes the world both directly and indirectly tells us that we shouldn’t be happy with ourselves if we don’t fit certain beauty standards.  “Scars to Your Beautiful” is a reminder that beauty isn’t only one look, shape, size or color.  It isn’t even always tangible.  It comes in an endless amount of forms, and we need to recognize that.”  Indeed we should.  And so she sings her refrain: “But there's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark.  You should know you're beautiful just the way you are.  And you don't have to change a thing; the world could change its heart.  No scars to your beautiful; we're stars and we're beautiful.”  If we can convince ourselves of our own beauty, knowing that we can indeed make ourselves more beautiful than we are, we will understand ourselves very well, and it will give us the magic feeling in our lives, our theme today.  This is from the New Artist of the Year, Alessia Cara’s album “Know-It-All,” and her excellent song “Scars to Your Beautiful,” the number 1 song of meaning according to MATT from last year and in recent years on MATT.
(double)  SCARS TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL / Alessia Cara
                      HERE / Alessia Cara
Part 5
            That was the close of double play from Alessia Caracciola, better known as Alessia Cara, the New Artist of the Year according to the 2018 Grammys, from Brampton, Ontario, Canada also from her album “Know-It-All” and her song “Here”, from a couple years ago on MATT. The song is a song of pain, and almost like the young person it is singing about / is in a state of depression.  “I'm sorry if I seem uninterested,” she sings, “or I'm not listenin' or I'm indifferent.  Truly, I ain't got no business here.  But since my friends are here, just came to kick it but really I would rather be at home all by myself not in this room with people who don't even care about my well-being.  I don't dance, don't ask, I don't need a boyfriend.  So you can go back, please enjoy your party.  So tell my friends that I'll be over here.  I ask myself what am I doing here?  And I can't wait till we can break up outta here.”  Tough situation for the young lady, and she needs some help it sounds like.  What brings about magic in our world, our theme today, is the fact that we have people who will help others.
            Let’s listen to another triple play now from Maroon 5, from Grammy-award winner Ed Sheeran, and begin it right here with number 8 right now from Pink again.  It is a song about trying to find love.  She and her friend are searching for love, and as she tries to achieve it with him, he is leading her over very rough times, and she compares him to a drug.  “It’s like we burn so bright we burn out,” she sings, “I made you chase me.  My love, my drug, we’re messed up, ‘cause we’ve been on the run so long they can’t find us.  Who’s gonna have to die to remind us that it feels like we chose this blindly.  These tough times they keep coming.  After we were high, it was you, the pill I keep taking, the nightmare I wake in, there’s nothing but you, my perfect rock bottom, my beautiful trauma.”  So, as I say, it seems to me to be saying that the man in the relationship is very much like a drug that makes her feel tremendously good, but then is let down hard, the perfect rock bottom.  In terms of our theme today, the magic feeling of love is only going to come when both of them feel good about their relationship.  MATT presenting here number 8 this week from Pink, the second song in the top 10 from the album, “Beautiful Trauma”; this is the lead song from it on MATT.
(triple)     8 BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA / Pink
                                    THE A TEAM / Ed Sheeran
                                    7 WHAT LOVERS DO / Maroon 5 f/ SZA
Part 6
       MATT presents a young lady rapper by the name of Solana Imani Rowe, better known as SZA, the group Maroon 5 and their song from Maroon 5’s album, “Red Pill Blues” at number 7 this week, “What Lovers Do” on MATT.  It is a song that speaks of a relationship that should work.  The song says what lovers have to do is to make up their minds about each other which is exactly what must happen obviously.  “Tell me if you love me or not.  I bet the house on you.  Am I lucky or not?  Been wishin’ for you.  Are we too grown for games?  Are we too grown to play around, young enough to chase, but old enough to know better?  I can’t wait forever.  Both of us should know better.”  Apparently, they are playing some games instead of working on their relationship.  One of the ways to bring about the magic of feeling good in life and love is to not play games with love.
            Before them, we heard from Grammy winner English singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran from his album “+”, and his excellent song “The A Team” from a couple of years ago.  It is a song about a girl who has problems, and she won’t get out of them for a while because she is choosing not to / or can’t, maybe.  She has problems with drugs and struggling to make ends meet.  The refrain is: “And they say she’s in the class A team, stuck in her daydream, been this way since 18, but lately her face seems slowly sinking, wasting, crumbling like pastries.  And they scream: the worst things in life come free to us ‘cause we’re just under the upper hand and go mad for a couple of grams, and she don’t want to go outside tonight, and in a pipe she flies to the Motherland or sells love to another man.  It’s too cold outside for angels to fly.”  And that thought of being too cold outside for angels says to me that it is a hopeless life for her.  The lady he is singing about is hopelessly on drugs and committed to a life of prostitution.  Thinking of our theme today, if such a person could be helped, it would be magic for her.
            We will continue to look at the top 10 of this week, and some more Grammy songs that were part of the Grammy awards a couple weeks ago.  Let me take you to break with a quote that someone gave me, and therefore I have to say it is anonymous: “The really happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery when on a detour.”  Now, think about that.  There are a lot of detours in relationships, and to be happy with all of them is quite a chore, but those detours can teach us an awful lot, and the more we learn from the negatives, the more our lives will seem like magic.  I am Fr. Mike Scully, this show is “Message at the Top”, this radio station is Mix 103, and we’ll be right back.
Part 7
            We are back for “Message at the Top” and we welcome you back to the top 10 songs of our area as determined by our research at Mediabase 24-7.  We call our show MATT because we take those top 10 songs and analyze their meanings in the light of how we can live better in this complicated world.  I am Fr. Mike Scully, your host for the top 10 show of Mix 103.  Our theme this morning is “What Brings about Magic in our World” that theme having come from the Record of the Year according to the people of the Grammys from Bruno Mars and his song, “24K Magic.”
            And immediately we will go to another triple play beginning with our theme next week from Charlie Puth.  It is the song of the man in the relationship who made a mistake, and his girlfriend wants to know whether it is the end of the relationship or not.  “She said, ‘Boy, tell me honestly.  Was it real or just for show?’  She said, ‘Save your apologies, I just gotta know.  How long has this been going on?’”  The man admits that it is his fault, and she is just about to leave if it is a real problem.  Exactly what she should do, I believe.  The way to feel the magic in love and life, our theme today, is to take the necessary time to see whether the love is real or not. / Included in the triple are Kendrick Lamar who won a number of Grammys this year as he sings with Maroon 5 and also from Grammy 2018 winner Portugal.The Man, but MATT presenting here Charlie Puth from his future album “Voicenotes,” and his song “How Long”, number 6 this week on MATT. 
(triple)        6 HOW LONG / Charlie Puth
                                    DON’T WANNA KNOW / Maroon 5 f/ Kendrick Lamar
                                    5 FEEL IT STILL / Portugal.The Man
Part 8
            The song that won the Pop Duo/Group Performance of the year at this year’s Grammys,MATT presenting a former number 1, number 5 this week from the group Portugal.The Man and their song “Feel It Still”.  “Can’t keep my hands to myself,” they sing, “think I’ll dust ‘em off, put ‘em back up on the shelf in case my little baby girl is in need.  Am I coming out of left field?  I’m a rebel just for kicks, now I been feeling it since 1966, now might be over now, but I feel it still.  Let me kick it like it’s 1986, now might be over now, but I feel it still.  Is it coming?”  It seems to be a song in which the person is remembering what it was like before and what was now—then—is over, but he would like the feeling again.  In terms of our theme today, if we want to feel the magic of our world, we will learn from the past both the good things and bad things, and remember them as we live right now.
            Before them, we heard from Maroon 5 again and featuring Kendrick Lamar Duckworth better known simply as Kendrick Lamar who won all kinds of awards in the rap category of the 2018 Grammys.  The name of that song was “Don’t Wanna Know” from last year.  It is a song of pretending that what is happening really isn’t happening, / and that is a disaster in a love relationship.  “I don’t wanna know,” they sing, “who’s taking you home and loving you so the way I used to love you.”  He’s spending his time drinking which does not solve the problem, of course and he’s wondering whether she is thinking of him and whether she’s happy.  But he continues to say that he doesn’t want to know.  So, he is into denial, and it only causes more pain.  What would be magic for him, our theme today, is to have him realize exactly what he is doing in the present so that his future will be better than the present.  Quite a video to the song as well.
            Let’s enjoy yet another triple play right now from Grammy award winners Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and then number 4 on our countdown right now.  First to a song from Ed Sheeran.  It is a beautiful love song extolling the essence of love, I believe.  “Loving can hurt,” he sings.  “Loving can hurt sometimes, but it's the only thing that I know.  When it gets hard, you know it can get hard sometimes.  It is the only thing that makes us feel alive.  We keep this love in a photograph.  We made these memories for ourselves, where our eyes are never closing, hearts are never broken, times forever frozen still.  So you can keep me inside the pocket of your ripped jeans, holdin' me closer ‘til our eyes meet.”  Beautiful statement of love to another, and one of the things that will lead to magic from the song, our theme today, is to try to keep the love that we once showed to be always real.  This is from his award winning album “X”, Ed Sheeran, and his song “Photograph” on MATT. 
(triple)     PHOTOGRAPH / Ed Sheeran
                      UPTOWN FUNK / Mark Ronson f/ Bruno Mars
                      4 BAD AT LOVE / Halsey
Part 9
            MATT presenting what we call a negative song, “Bad at Love” from her album “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” from Ashley Nicolette Frangipane better known as Halsey.  It is a statement of fact from the girl’s point of view in a love relationship, and therefore it is a true difficulty because in the process of love, she says that she is “bad at love”.  She seems to be in the process of loving, mentioning the young men and where they are from, and saying “I believe that we’re meant to be, but I’m bad at love.”  Actually she is just having a good time, and doesn’t want to settle down, even though she tells the men that she will settle down.  Bad situation, to be sure.  Thinking of the song with our theme today, we must discover relatively early what being bad at love means, and then avoid it in the future in order to bring about true magic in our lives.
            Before her, we heard the Record of the Year according to the 2016 Grammys and the number 1 song in popularity of 2015 from Mark Ronson and featuring Bruno Mars who almost owned the Grammys this year.  Mark Ronson is a 40 year old British singer/songwriter/music producer and the song is from Mark Ronson’s album “Uptown Special”.  It is a great dance song and a great dance video.  The words of the song suggest dancing, of course.  “Come on, dance,” he sings, “jump on it; if you’re sexy, flaunt it; if you’re freaky then own it.  Don’t brag about it, come show me.  Don’t believe me, just watch.”  But I find a little more meaning in the song.  In words spoken to someone who is only observing the dancing, they sing in effect: don't just believe or brag about something, do it!  The man basically tells others that they do not have to believe that he can dance, but that they should watch him actually do it.  That means that we have to put our beliefs into action.  And if we manage to put our beliefs into action and they are good beliefs, it will bring magic to our world, our theme today.
            And we have played our way to another break this second Sunday of February Sunday morning, 2018.  It’s great to have you with us this morning, and I hope you stay around for our final segment that will feature three recent songs of the year according to the Grammys.  A thought to close out this segment: it comes from author Sam Keen: “We come to love not by finding a perfect person / but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”  Great statement, and really the way to look at our world with hope in the present and future—looking at the imperfect perfectly.  It will bring about true magic in a relationship.  There is more good thought in front of you—stay with us here on MATT on Mix 103.
Part 10
            Good morning to all of you, and welcome back to MATT, your top 10 show on Mix 103, a show that gives you the top 10 songs of the day in our area, but we also go into the top 10’s from the past, and with all of our songs, we not only play the music, but we give you their messages, often finding that the messages of rock music can help us live better lives in this complicated world that we are part of.  We always say that we should enjoy the music and listen to the message.  In fact, there are some pretty great messages in front of you as we work with the previous three years of the Songs of the Year on the Grammys during this segment 10 presentation.
            First from last year the song and record of the year was from from Adele.  It is a song of apology for hurting someone romantically.  “Hello, it's me,” she sings, “I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet, to go over everything.  They say that time's supposed to heal ya, but I ain't done much healing.  Hello, can you hear me?  I'm in California dreaming about who we used to be when we were younger and free.  I've forgotten how it felt before the world fell at our feet.  There's such a difference between us and a million miles.  Hello from the other side.  I must've called a thousand times to tell you I'm sorry for everything that I've done.  But when I call / you never seem to be home.  Hello from the outside.  At least I can say that I've tried to tell you I'm sorry for breaking your heart.  But it don't matter, it clearly doesn't tear you apart anymore.”  In terms of our theme, one of the things that will bring about magic in a relationship are words of apology if they are necessary.  This is last year’s Song of the Year and a bunch of other awards from the Grammys 2017, and her song “Hello” from her album “25” on MATT.
(triple)     HELLO / Adele
                      THINKING OUT LOUD / Ed Sheeran
                      STAY WITH ME / Sam Smith
Part 11
            From the Grammys 2015, the song and record of the year that year, and a bunch of other awards for him, from Sam Smith’s album “In the Lonely Hour,” and his song “Stay With Me” on MATT.  It is a beautiful / sad song.  The man in the relationship has made a mistake, and now she has left, and he is begging her to stay.  “Guess it’s true, I’m not good at a one-night stand.  These nights never seem to go to plan.  I don’t want you to leave, will you hold my hand?  Won’t you stay with me?  ‘Cause you’re all I need.  This ain’t love, it’s clear to see, but, stay with me.”  Interesting—he admits that it is not love, and all he wants is someone to stay with him so that he doesn’t hurt, as he sings later in the song.  It is the situation of someone begging another, and generally speaking, that is not a good thing in a relationship, and in general the only way to bring about magic into that relationship is for the man to stop begging, and find a relationship that will work.
            Before him, we heard The Song of the Year from 2016 according to the Grammys from Ed Sheeran and his song “Thinking Out Loud” from his album “X”.  It speaks of a solid commitment between lovers.  That is a common enough sentiment of the songs that we listen to, of course, but he adds a characteristic that is extremely important for any romantic commitment, and also for any other commitment.  The nuance that he adds is that not only has the commitment occurred at one particular time, but he says that he will "fall in love every single day."  There is no time limit when it comes to love.  If we love someone, we will love them "right where they are," that is, every moment, every day.  "When your legs don’t work like they used to before,” he sings, “and I can’t sweep you off of your feet, I fall in love with you every single day, and I just wanna tell you I am.   I’m thinking out loud that we found love right where we are.”  A great love commitment song, and one of the ways to bring about what seems like magic in a relationship, our theme today, is to make a commitment and stick to it.
            And we now proceed to the top 3 songs of February 11, 2018, and at number 3 is the group Imagine Dragons.  It is a song that says to all of us to “never give up on your dreams,” which is part of the words of the song.  The person in the song sets the stage of not being just another person: “I was dreaming of bigger things, not a follower, I was lightning before the thunder.”  Other kids were making fun of him, but now he sings, “I’m smiling from the stage while you were clapping in the nosebleeds.  Never give up on your dreams.”  It is a great leadership song—follow your dreams, be what you can be.  It will make everything feel like magic, our theme today.  MATT presenting here Imagine Dragons, their album “Evolve” and their song “Thunder”.  It was nominated for the best pop duo/group performance at this year’s Grammys, at number 3 here on MATT. 
(double)     3 THUNDER / Imagine Dragons
                                    2 HAVANA / Camila Cabello
Part 12
            Moving right up our chart, MATT presenting there 20 year old Cuban singer Karla Camilo Cabello Estrabao, better known as Camila Cabello featuring Jeffrey Lamar Williams better known as Young Thug, and their song “Havana”, number 2 this week on MATT.  It is the story of a young man who took his girlfriend from Havana and they went to East Atlanta, and she did not like it at all and she wants to go back.  “Half of my heart is in Havana,” she sings, “he took me back to East Atlanta, but my heart is in Havana.” They had a good time together, it seems, but in her mind it is over, and she wants to go back to her home.  In terms of our theme, compromise is absolutely necessary for a couple, especially concerning where you want to live, and that will bring about magic in the couple’s life.
            And the number 1 song for four weeks in a row from his album which is a division sign, Mr. Ed Sheeran and his song “Perfect”.  The song is a beautiful love song both in sound and in word.  “I found a love for me,” he begins the song, “just dive right in and follow my lead.  I found a girl, beautiful and sweet, I never knew you were the someone waiting for me ‘cause we were just kids when we fell in love, not knowing what it was.  I will not give you up this time, your heart is all I own and in your eyes you’re holding mine.  When you said you looked a mess, I whispered underneath my breath, but you heard it, you look perfect tonight.”  Listening to the song, it seems as though the man in the relationship has discovered the magic in his life with his girlfriend.
            Our theme today has been that thought of what brings magic to our world.  The thought came from the Record of the year according to the 2018 Grammys, Bruno Mars’ song “24K Magic.”  My prayer for you and me is that we will find the magic in our world by making some good choices and trying to live with them.  My thanks to the producers of “Message at the Top,” to the staff here at Mix 103, and to our sponsors, some of whom include my friends at Hays Car and Truck Alignment, at TMP-Marian Junior and Senior High School in Hays, and at Holy Family Elementary School in Hays.  If you have any suggestions for me, or if you want to comment on anything I have said, feel free to write me here at KJLS-FM, Hays, KS 67601 or e-mail me at  My website is where you will find a transcript of the show and some great meditations on these songs and some good movies.  Remember that you can join us on the web by choosing every Sunday morning at 10 Central Time and clicking on Mix 103.  A thought to lead us out comes from my favorite author, Mr. Mark Twain: “The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it.”  Whoa, cynical as always, but a truth—pun intended—that we should learn, and if we remember it, we will discover real magic in our lives.  Right now, the number 1 song in our land from Ed Sheeran again and his song “Perfect”.  And, as you listen, may I remind you that you are listening to today’s best music Mix 103, and our advice to you is to hold a good thought.  My name is Fr. Mike Scully.  Peace to you, and be good.
1 PERFECT / Ed Sheeran
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