Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here is your scheduled programming for today!
10:00 a.m. The Grateful Dead Live at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco
The world’s ultimate jam ban will never die!
1:00 p.m. Martin Luther King and The “Lost” Speech on Vietnam
4:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Olympic (2002)
7:00 p.m. Abby Martin Interviews Bill Binney
Bill Binney, NSA whistleblower, is interviewed by Abby Martin on the state of surveillance in Empire.
I’ve been talking about expanding the scope of this blog, and I finally found a way to kick that off! For me, this is a real ‘feel good’ musical story and I’m happy to make this my first non-programming post.
After Tom Petty passed, his childhood home was put on the market, no doubt by someone hoping to cash in. The first interest in the property came from a fan who was also a real estate developer. He announced his intention to buy the property and turn it into a “museum.”
Enter Jane Benyo Petty, Tom’s ex-wife. She stepped in and purchased the property for $175,000. While there are no immediate plans to do anything with the property except make sure it is not “disturbed,” Jane said that she felt it should be kept in the family and felt certain that Tom Petty would not want it to be turned into a museum.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Happy Friday, and a special Friday, at that: It’s All-Girl Friday here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio. When I decided to do this, one of my intentions was to right the wrongs done to many women pioneers in rock music who still can’t get air time even after all these years in the business.
I’m talking about women like Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Maria Muldaur, Lucinda Williams, and others who should hold a place of prominence on what are known as Classic Rock stations (and that includes Sirius). We want to right that ship here. This is their day.
10:00 a.m. Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks, August 30, 1983
The irrepressible Joni Mitchell turns in a fine performance here.
1:00 p.m. Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train
In a wide-ranging discussion held at the Massachusetts School of Law, Dean Lawrence R. Velvel interviews American Historian Howard Zinn about a variety of topics, including Zinn’s take on what true Patriotism is, his view on terrorism, and what they don’t want to hear about the myth of American Exceptionalism.
3:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue, Volume 1
7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue, Volume 2
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today is a first here at #BecomeUngovernable series as we start paying tribute to the greatest albums ever made!
10:00 a.m. Bob Dylan & The Band: Music From Big Pink
Where it all began from the legendary house in Saugerties. An American classic.
1:00 p.m. Chris Hedges with Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report
Chris Hedges and Glen Ford discuss the history of Affirmative Action, reparations, and America’s diversity con.
3:00 p.m. A Tribute to Fats Domino: Various Artists
A brilliant batch of musicians pulled together to pay tribute to one of the best includes Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and many others.
6:00 p.m. Friends Like Us: The U.S., Israel and Latin America
Max Blumenthal takes a close look at the tangled web of our friendships.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! How are we this fine morning? By the time you see this, I’ll be off to work, but there’s some great stuff coming up for you today.
10:00 a.m. Bob Dylan Live at Budokan
1:00 p.m. Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi Discuss The State of Our Media, Part 1
And it isn’t pretty. In fact, it’s downright dismal.
3:00 p.m. Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi Continue, Part 2
5:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Linda Ronstadt
I have said it once and I’ll say it again. There’s nobody that can touch the voice. There may never be anyone with this ability for a very long time. There certainly isn’t anyone out there right now, and there has never been another singer that can sing so many genres so adeptly. Sit back and listen to a master at work.
7:30 p.m. Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan: In Session
Speaking of masters…
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s some fine programming for today. We hope you enjoy it.
10:00 a.m. That Sweet Soul Sound
From Marvin Gaye, to Aretha, to Smoky Robinson & The Miracles, and Ann Peebles (pictured), we’ve got some of the sweetest soul you’ll ever hear.
1:00 p.m. Sarah Freel’s Wake Up America, Episode 2 – Jeffrey Epstein
Sarah gives us facts in a story that’s spreading like wildfire, but for all the wrong reasons.
3:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Steely Dan
Without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite bands.
6:00 p.m. Lies, Half-Truths, and Omissions, Episode 2
Christopher Columbus took the lid off genocide. His treatment of the Native Americans would set the tone for years to come until they were obliterated from the landscape.
7:30 p.m. Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan: In Session
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your planned programming for Monday, August 19, 2019. We’ve got two brand new play lists today.
10:00 a.m. The All-Girl Revue Too: Various Artists
We’re back with a brand new all-girls playlist that includes Amy Winehouse, Linda Ronstadt, Dusty Springfield and Etta James.
1:00 p.m. Chris Hedges on The Lobby, Part 1
Chris Hedges discusses the Al Jazeera documentary on the Israel Lobby that was banned under intense pressure from the Israeli government. Copies have been leaked to alternative news sources.
3:00 p.m. Chris Hedges on The Lobby, Part 2
5:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Taj Mahal
We’ve got a great play list from legendary blues man Taj Mahal, one of my all-time favorites!
7:00 p.m. The Beatles Complete Apple Rooftop Concert
An impromptu live concert on the rooftop of Apple Records by the Beatles at lunch hour brings traffic to a stop in London and drives the Bobbies nuts. Brilliant.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We are in our third day of the Woodstock ’69 celebration. Let’s not forget that we wrap up tomorrow with a Woodstock Watch Party!
Today we switch up the format just a bit!
10:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Shelters
Tom Petty was their mentor, their producer, and their friend. Now the Shelters forge ahead determined to be heard.
12:00 p.m. Under the Influence: Various Artists
Legal, illegal and in beween. Songs about being under the influence of all kinds of stuff.
3:00 p.m. Wake the Fuck Up, America! with Sarah Freels, Episode 2
In Sarah’s second podcast, she provides some background on the Jeffrey Epstein case.
5:00 p.m. Deb Della Piana’s Lies, Half-Truths and Omissions, Episode 1
In the inaugural podcast called Christopher Columbus Was No Hero, Deb Della Piana sets the record straight on history.
7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Band
The band also known as ‘Bob Dylan’s backup band’ had a healthy career of their own, making their debut at Woodstock.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your scheduled programming for Saturday, August 17!
10:00 a.m. We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions With Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen sings the music of Pete Seeger
1:00 p.m. William Blum: The CIA is a Terrorist Organization
William Blum gave up his state department career after becoming disillusioned with the Viet Nam war. He spent his whole life fighting American imperialism.
4:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Band
Before The Band became ‘The Band’ they were known as ‘Bob Dylan’s backup band.’ One of the greatest backup bands of all time was also one hell of a front band for many years. Undoubtedly one of the best musical acts to find fame after Woodstock.
7:00 p.m. Howard Zinn: Governments Lie
Howard Zinn again speaking the truth about governments.
Good Morning, Ungovernables, and welcome to our Woodstock Weekend Extravaganza!
10:00 a.m. Woodstock: Three Days of Peace, Love & Music
We have over four hours of live music from the original Woodstock festival in honor of its 50th anniversary, featuring artists like Joe Cocker, the Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, and The Band.
4:00 p.m. Martin Luther King’s Opposition to the Viet Nam War
In keeping with the spirit of peace, we listen to MLK on why he says no to Viet Nam.
7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & (Sometimes) Young
Woodstock ’69 marked the debut of a very young band named Crosby, Stills & Nash. It was the beginning of a musical legacy. We celebrate their birth today In the Spotlight.