9 episodes

The podcast explores the deeper story behind the lyrics in the rock opera "Planet and Sky" by the Max Wyvern Band (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/planet-and-sky/1393063213), released in the summer of 2018. Each episode includes a narration of the story behind one of the nine songs and includes the featured song. Additional music will be included underlying the narrations and in interludes between narrative segments..

Planet and Sky: The Deeper Story Joel McKinnon: Musician and podcaster

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

The podcast explores the deeper story behind the lyrics in the rock opera "Planet and Sky" by the Max Wyvern Band (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/planet-and-sky/1393063213), released in the summer of 2018. Each episode includes a narration of the story behind one of the nine songs and includes the featured song. Additional music will be included underlying the narrations and in interludes between narrative segments..

    Something is Dreaming: 'cross the glistening sands

    Something is Dreaming: 'cross the glistening sands

    Prologue to the deeper story behind the lyrics of Planet and Sky, a rock opera, composed by Joel McKinnon and performed by the Max Wyvern Band.

    • 23 min
    Round: Lovers World and Sky

    Round: Lovers World and Sky

    A woman and a man are reborn as Planet and Sky. Planet thinks he is alone and perfect. Sky informs him of her presence and convinces him of the value of their union as a single world.

    • 17 min
    Travelers: One world... grows larger

    Travelers: One world... grows larger

    A rescue party attempts to find the missing explorers and instead finds themselves transformed into primitive beings traveling through deep space en route to an uncertain future.

    • 14 min
    Eons of Joy: make the ground shake

    Eons of Joy: make the ground shake

    Planet and Sky are young and full of energy. Beneath the surface tectonic plates are colliding, creating earthquakes and volcanoes. Above, amidst Sky's powerful storms, meteors and comets are bombarding the surface. One of these arrivals contains the seeds of life.

    • 20 min
    Such is Love: She flows into my valleys

    Such is Love: She flows into my valleys

    Planet sings a song expounding upon all the ways he loves his dear companion, the ever-present Sky. She intrudes upon his song briefly to air her concern for their distant future.

    • 16 min
    Beautiful Life: Now it grows colder

    Beautiful Life: Now it grows colder

    The three travelers debate the significance of a changing pattern in the climate towards colder weather. The first is optimistic, but the second insistent they are now threatened, and the third retains its usual contentment.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

NoirAlice ,

Just beautiful

This is such a resonate, heartbreaking, and inspiring narrative! In our image saturated world we forget the artistry of audio and the images that can be painted with word and sound. I absolutely adored this. It was like an Asimov or Space 1999 story come to life in poetic beauty and awesome music. I am all about the retro space opera vibes, totally my jam, and just enjoyed listening to the story and music so much. Wonderful work from all involved! We need more unique narratives like this! Deeply moving and thoughtful, giving you an unique perspective on the process of life and the beauties and the inevitable pains of our universe. Love it!

The Maritime History Podcast ,

Myth Melded with Rock

I greatly enjoyed this modern spin on mythologies that far pre-date written history. By melding a unique rock opera with a top-notch narrative, this podcast brings the oral mythology of "pre-history" into the 21st century. High production value here, well worth a listen!

Pharoah's Jaw ,

Pharoah's Jaw

I loved this podcast! It was a delicious mix of geology, romance, and awesome original music that held my interest throughout. Millions of love stories have been told in songs and literature but this is the first I've come across that tells one on a cosmic scale. And it was told with beauty and depth as McKinnon succeeded in making the feelings of these celestial lovers easily relatable to us humans. It was a great story, set to interesting music, for an adult but it kept occurring to me that it could, maybe with a little tweaking, be transformed into a wonderful children's story. Finally, I loved the narration, accomplished in a listenable and soothing voice. An original, interesting, and delightful creation!

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