Programming for Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s today’s scheduled programming at #BecomeUngovernable Radio. In between, we’ve got some of the best damned music on the planet.

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10:00 a.m.   Bob Dylan “Live” at Budokan (1979)

Tom Petty attributes everything his band learned about being spontaneous on stage from touring with Bob Dylan.

1:00 p.m.    Howard Zinn: The Hidden History of the Working Class

In 1992, labor historian Howard Zinn gave a lecture called The History Of The American Working Class. The presentation took place in San Francisco at an educational forum sponsored by the Labor Video Project.

4:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Warren Zevon

Yet another brilliant singer-songwriter gone way too soon, Warren Zevon was no ordinary guy. He lived life on his own terms, made some of the most incredible vehicles for Linda Ronsadt’s voice, released one of the music world’s best albums ever in Excitable Boy, and died with dignity.

7:00 p.m.    William Blum: The CIA is a Terrorist Organization

Who better to give us the facts than William Blum, who spent a lifetime fighting American imperialism.

 

Programming for Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a really great treat in the first scheduled hour of special programming today! Don’t miss it!

Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan

10:00 a.m.  Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan: In Session

Two blues greats combine for one hell of a playlist! This event was recorded live for television on December 6, 1983 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

1:00 p.m.    Governments Lie: Howard Zinn on Class Warfare, Immigration, Justice, Film and History

Perspective from one of our most treasured American voices. Nothing Zinn said then is obsolete now. In fact, our condition has grown worse.

4:00 p.m.   In the Spotlight: The Traveling Wilburys

The Wilburys had their own careers when they decided to get together just to have fun and make music back in the 80s. The result? Undoubtedly the greatest supergroup of all time with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison. We also should never forget legendary drummer Jim Keltner. You had to be special to be a Wilbury. Keltner was most definitely a Wilbury.

7:00 p.m.   Alison Weir: Against Our Better Judgement

We feed the terrorist state of Israel rougly $10.41 million a day, or $3.8 billion a year. It is high time Americans understood the truth about Israel, how she was created, and whom the United States victimized along the way.

George Carlin Joins the Rotation!

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We hope you’re of the mindset that laughter is the best medicine for a variety of ills. While it’ll never fix this nation (sorry, people), it sure helps take the edge off every now and then. It’s a bonus when the provider of that laughter “gets it.”

On that note, we’d like to just let you know we’ll be adding George Carlin to the rotation sometime this week. You never can tell when he’s going to pop up. Stay tuned.

Programming for Monday, July 29, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today we will be replaying the debut of Lies, Half-Truths and Omissions: Christopher Columbus Was Not a Hero which debuted last nightThis will be the first of several replays over the next couple of weeks.

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10:00 a.m.   The Grateful Dead: Live at The Boston Music Hall

I remember the Music Hall fondly. It had the best acoustics in Boston. Today? Today it’s for the elite set. In 1983, it was renamed the Wang Center for the Arts after An Wang, who donated a boatload of money to it. Now, it’s called Citi Performing Arts Center, as part of the corporatization of our nation.

Nevertheless, the Dead was just one of many bands that graced its stage in the 70s and 80s.

1:00 p.m.     Chris Hedges Discusses Constructing Rebellion & Overthrowing Corporate Tyranny

This may seem like a continual topic, but given our present state of apathy, it is something that needs to be repeated over and over to the American people. There is no other choice.

4:00 p.m.    Lies, Half Truths, and Omissions, Episode 1: Christopher Columbus Was Not A Hero

If you think this guy still deserves a national holiday, you need to listen in to this and understand his role in the genocide of the Native Americans. Our legacy has been built on a lie, and it is time we faced our past.

7:00 p.m.    That Sweet Soul Sound

There’s nothing like it. Tune in to the Queen of Soul, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, and many more!

 

Programming for Sunday, July 28, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! I’m off to a late start with the posting, but the station has been up and running for hours! Here is your programming for Sunday, July 28.

This day marks the debut of Lies, Half Truths, and Omissions: Revisionst American History. In our crosshairs tonight is Christopher Columbus, the man who got the ball rolling on Native American genocide. Tune in tonight at 8:00 p.m.

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10:00 a.m.   Across the Borderline: Bob Dylan in Concert with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Somewhere around 1986, Bob Dylan asked Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers to go on tour around the world with him. It marked the beginning of a great friendship that ended up with the formation of The Traveling Wilburys. This is the result.

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges on The Empire of Illusion

If you think nothing you are living right now is real, Chris Hedges will help you sort that out. The reality is that nothing is as it seems here in Empire.

4:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of The Rolling Stones

Great band. Great music. Great memories.

8:00 p.m.    Lies, Half-Truths, and Omissions: Revisionist History in America

Tonight the subject is Christopher Columbus, a man who has been made larger than life for many years, who has a national holiday, and literally millions who do not know his true legacy because we were never taught it.

Attention Listeners! The station will be taken offline at 9:00 p.m. for a fresh infusion of music files, and a system update.

Why #BecomeUngovernable Radio?

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Truth be told, I contracted for this radio station just over two years ago. Somewhere in the back of my mind I had this dreaded feeling that we would all be shut down on social media someday. These slugs had already been compromised by greed and their obligation to cooperate with a government that continues to silence dissent and popular opinion. The shit on Facebook is just the beginning. They are now emboldened by their arrest of Julian Assange. They are in conrol. The judiciary in this nation is a slime pit of corruption and political end-games. Assange will never receive a fair trial here.  But I digress, and I do not wish to.

In short, whatever #BecomeUngovernable is doing on social media or elsewhere, we are replicating on this station. This will take a period of time. I can tell you this could easily be a full-time job. This is a disclaimer: You will find imperfections as we move forward. We simply do not have “perfection” as an option. If you follow this blog, which you can do in the sidebar with the click of a button, you will be kept up to date.

We have some excellent original programming coming up. You can check that out in Podcasts. In addition to the original programming already listed, we are talking to a few other people about developing podcasts for this station. We are also running lectures and information from the public domain that is essential to understanding why we must do something outside the realm of electoral politics to save ourselves. All of the planned programming is also posted on the blog early each morning.

I will not lie. This radio station pretty much reflects my personal taste in music. As far back as grammar school, my friends and I would hang out on our streets with the transistor radio tuned to WMEX in Boston. In those days, it was AM Radio that was king and playing all the best stuff. I can remember when WMEX scored legendary DJ Cousin Duffy from out on the Left Coast. Those beginnings are partly what this is about.

The other part is that these artists led a revolution in music. Their music was also in the forefront during the sixties. That’s why this station is what it is. There are exceptions, of course, like The Foo Fighters, REM, Soundgarden, and others. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers can also be considered an exception. Yet, they don’t feel that way because they have — more than any other post-sixties band — embodied what that music was all about. We have a few more being added still, but the focus will be on what you currently hear.

You don’t have to get an account, join, or fill out any personal information to join us on #BecomeUngovernable Radio. All you need to do is tune in. Nobody says you can’t be entertained, informed and awakened at the same time.

 

 

 

 

Programming for Saturday, July 27, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here is your special programming for today. In between all this is some of the greatest music of all time. Tune in!

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10:00 a.m.   The Monterey International Pop Festival

Woodstock’s anniversary is coming up, but the Monterey International Pop Festival already cenetrated it’s 50th back in 2017. In the photo we have two attendees who left us way too soon, Brian Jones of the Stones and Jimi Hendrix.

1:00 p.m.    William Blum on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

William Blum, who passed in 2018, was and is an important voice in this movement. He left the employ of the state department in 1967, and spent his life taking on Empire. Here he blows the whistle on the CIA.

4:00 p.m.    Petty Theft: The Covers

The same qualities that make Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers the greatest American rock n’ roll band of all time make them the greatest cover band of all time. This is, without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite playlists. Sit back and enjoy the Heartbreakers as they pay homage to those who have inspired them over the years.

7:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges: The Wages of Rebellion

Chris Hedges gets some airtime from us once again so he can tell you the moral imperative of rising up.

 

Programming for Friday, July 26, 2019

Good morning, Ungovernables! Hitting the salt mines early in the morning tomorrow, so I need to get this house in order now. Here’s your special programming for Friday, July 26th.

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10:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of The J. Geils Band

That “other” Boston band, frenetic and funky is how they are described. I much prefer them to Band No. 1. But that’s me.

1:00 p.m.    Abby Martin on How Propaganda Engineers Consent for Empire

Abby Martin of the Empire Files talks to Mark Crispin Miller about the powerful role propaganda plays in our daily lives.

4:00 p.m.    The ‘All-Girl’ Revue

A couple of hours of nothing but the ladies of rock n’ roll.

7:00 p.m.     Alison Weir on the Global Effort to Criminalize Criticism of Israel 

It’s here and it’s real. We’d better find a way to combat this.

 

 

Programming for Thursday, July 25, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Running a bit late this morning, but still within the right time frame since none of this actually starts until 10 a.m. EST!

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10:00 a.m.   Joni Mitchell “Live” at Carnegie Hall 2/23/72

Joni Mitchell is a brilliant singer-songwriter often known for being “difficult” to work with. I’ve been to several of her shows, and she isn’t always pleasant to the audience either. This performance at Carnegie Hall is not that Joni Mitchell. It’s as brilliant as she is.

1:00 p.m.    Abby Martin Interviews Bill Binney

Abby Martin talks to Bill Binney, NSA Whistleblower, who gives us the lowdown on what the NSA is up to. And they’re up to no good, as usual.

4:00 p.m.    Under the Influence

Hey, we’ve pretty much all been here…maybe a little too much Mezcal (who got the worm?), add a little weed and some ‘shrooms, and we’re good. This has always been a hot topic in the music industry, and this playlist proves it!

7:00 p.m.    An Interview With Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Although Roberts is a Republican, he’s “gets” it. He’s one of my go-to guys who simply has a clear perspective of our current situation. Here he talks about the enslavement of the American worker.

Celebrating Woodstock’s 50th in August!

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On August 15-18, 1969, the grand kahuna of outdoor music festivals took place on Max Yazgur’s farm in Bethel, New York. People have been talking about Woodstock ever since. They’ve tried to replicate this event several times since then, but there will always be only one Woodstock…and that’s the original.

On August 15-18, #BecomeUngovernable Radio will celebrate the Woodstock music generation by playing music by all the bands that made Woodstock what it is: Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and Janis Joplin, to name just a few. It marked the very first time anybody heard Crosby, Stills and Nash.

Join us August 15th to the 18th for three days of peace, love and music on #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

(We’ll be giving you more details as the date gets closer!)