Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got a great line-up!
Here’s today’s musical programming:
11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Live at the Sydney Entertainment Centre (1986)
This was recorded over two nights on part of Dylan’s True Confessions tour. Tom Petty credits Dylan with teaching The Heartbreakers the importance of spontaneity on stage. These two guys were just great together. It’s amazing how many people Tom Petty was able to mesh with musically. That’s the sign of an artist comfortable in his own skin.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Waiting For Columbus by Little Feat
Again, some of the best live music ever pressed onto vinyl. Little Feat defied definition. And I will say it again: They are the most underrated band in rock music history.
7:00 p.m. Tuesday Bluesday! Janis Joplin & The Cosmic Blues Band, Live at The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, April 11, 1969
She’s got dem old Kozmic Blues again, mama. And she’s belting them out here today.
So now we get to the inevitable question: What is wrong with people who do not like great free music, with no credit card or personal information required, no commercials, no endless boring plastic DJ chatter, and running 24/7. I don’t pretend to know what you’d call that illness.