Good Morning, Musicologists! Nobody can ever call Saturdays boring here in The Mermaid Lounge. We’re kicking it off a bit early today, so let’s put the speed on.
Here’s your Saturday line-up:
9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Smiley Smile by The Beach Boys FINAL AIRING!
It’s sayonara after today for this “theoretical” album of nineteen songs that actually never came to fruition. It’s complicated. If you want to learn more about Smiley Smile before it goes away, simply click on the Album of the Week image in the sidebar!
12:00 p.m. The Female Species, Various Artists UPDATED!
It’s our newest EP and it has already been through one brief update (last night). Songs that use the terms woman, girl, or lady in either title or lyrics or both! You’ll hear Talking Heads, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jackson Browne, The Boogaloo Swamis, John Mayall, Hot Tuna, Elvis Presley, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, not to be confused with Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Percy Sledge, America, Roy Orbison, Billy Joel, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Bob Dylan, The Temptations, Van Morrison, The Beach Boys, Linda Ronstadt, and more!
7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Jakob Dylan (& The Wallflowers)
Friend of The Lounge, Jakob Dylan, son of Bob, great musician, celebrated his 52nd birthday a few days ago. We thought it was only fitting that we put him In The Spotlight, both with and without his Wallflowers.
10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, August 13, 1975
This is a rare repeat performance, but it has been well over a year since its initial airing here, so it’s back in circulation! Every show is a new show when we’re talking about The Grateful Dead.
Saturdays are always our busiest here, but we’ve still got plenty of wide Open Stream before, in between, and after this great programming. Join listeners from Austria, Germany, the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Portugal, Spain, Russian Federation, Cleveland, San Francisco, Virginia, France, Faroe Islands, Netherlands, and points beyond.