We Kick It Off With Some Badass Guitarists, Revisit The Live Disc In The “Wildflowers” Box, and Hear From The Beach Boys Later, Monday, November 23, 2020

Happy Monday, Music Lovers! We’ve had an info-packed lesson from the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge today, and now we’re giving you some great programming to start your week!

Speaking of Badass Guitarists…

Here’s today’s line-up!

11:00 a.m. Badass Guitarists, Volume 2: Various Artists

In spite of what assholes like Kanye West say about guitars being junk instruments, we here in The Mermaid Lounge revere guitarists and their talent. We’ve got a bunch: Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Mike Campbell, George Harrison, Jimmy Page…and that’s just for starters. In the immortal words of Mike Campbell, “Fuck That Guy.”

3:00 p.m. Wildflowers & All The Rest: Live Wildflowers

As we add all the new Heartbreakers material to the general rotation today, we feel it’s a good time to revisit one of the discs, so we chose to focus on the live versions of the Wildflowers songs. Funny little thing about the inclusion of Walls. It was not part of the Wildflowers time frame, but they included it anyway because they thought it fit so well with the overall feeling of the album, and because it’s such a great fucking song.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Beach Boys

We haven’t heard from these guys for a while. Speaking for myself, I never paid much attention to The Beach Boys when I was young but guys like Paul McCartney and Tom Petty had the ultimate respect, and Linda Ronstadt considers Brian Wilson a musical genius, so I started paying attention. I’m glad I did. I now love surf music in general, and I agree with Ronstadt’s assessment of Wilson.

Look, it’s Monday. Here just outside of Boston, it’s dark, gloomy and rainy. The perfect day to tune in some good music. Know what I mean?

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