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The Magick Jukebox
Merry Meet! I am David Banach (pronounced like ganache, but with 20% less chocolate.), a new contributor to PaganSquare.com and Witches and Pagans.
I am an eclectic Pagan living in the greater Charleston, South Carolina area of the Unites States. I began my journey on the Pagan path about 1995 when I discovered that there were more ideas and paths to follow than the one I had been told was the only way. I studied new age philosophy and spiritualism until I discovered Paganism about 2000. I attended my first ritual on New Year's Eve, 2000. Since then, I have studied eclectic Wicca, Druidry, a small amount of Shamanism, and some Asatru.
Somewhere along that path I discovered Pagan Podcasts. The popular ones at the time were Lance and Graal, The Spiral Dance with Hawthorne, and a brand new show called The Wigglian Way. All of these shows would play Pagan music now and then. I was enthralled. To be able to hear my thoughts, visions and ideals put to my favorite form of media, music, was amazing to me. I developed an instant respect for the people that make this music and began collecting it.
One night in October of 2010 I was hosting a concert for Kellianna here in Charleston and after the show we were discussing the importance of podcasts to Pagan musicians. I said I wanted to do a podcast but had no idea what it could be about. She stopped packing her gear, looked at me and with her eyes screamed, “DUH!” So, the Magick Jukebox was formed. I had my first show up in less than a month. It has been three years so far, and I don't plan on letting up anytime soon.
I am also a very lucky husband of a very patient and talented wife, A father of two completely brilliant boys, an active member of my Pagan community, a Cub Scout leader, have a sometimes more than full time job with a beverage company, and sometimes even sleep. I don't know what I would do with myself if I wasn't active, often to the point of panic. I like it that way, it keeps my blood pumping.
The goal of this blog is to share what's new in the world of Pagan music, movies, pop culture and anything else I think may be of interest to you, my readers. The blog will tie in nicely with my podcast, The Magick Jukebox. I play all kinds of Pagan music, usually have a theme of some sort, and try to put out two shows a month. I don't focus a lot of my time in the show with music news, but You will be able to see a bunch of that right here.
So, enjoy the blog, be sure to check out my podcast (www.magickjukebox.com) and feel free to send me comments, questions or just say hi. I'd love to hear from you.
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