Good Morning, Musicologists! We hope you enjoyed the Fillmore Fest over the July 4th weekend. We’ve had a lot of great programming recently, so we’re opening up the week with a totally Wide Open Monday today as we prepare our material for the rest of the week, beginning with Tuesday Bluesday tomorrow.
In the meantime, we invite all you folks on Facebook to join our new group: Della Piana’s Ungovernable Musical Emporium and Museum. We have lots of fun and informative stuff planned.
Good Morning, Musicologists! We’re already at midweek here in The Mermaid Lounge and we’re featuring our updated #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist today!
Here’s Wednesday’s programming:
12:00 p.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists UPDATED!
We’ve recently added to our house playlist bringing this various artist set list to just over three hours. You’ll hear Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Barry McGuire, Scott MacKenzie, The Chambers Brothers, Ten Years After, Peter Tosh, The Band, The Byrds, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Joan Baez, CSNY, and many more!
7:00 p.m. The Soul Men, Volume 1: Various Artists
A great collection of soul and R & B from Stevie Wonder, Clarence Carter, Ray Charles, Jimmy Ruffin, Al Green, Bill Withers, Slim Harpo, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Wilson Pickett, and more!
Why not make this the day you turn off your commercial station and get into some real music? I mean, you’d be in good company. We’ve got listeners all around the globe. We are free and require no registration of any kind. No credit card. We run 24/7 without interruption circulating more than 27,000 songs, we have some great programming interspersed. Today is your day, people.
Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have another light programming day on tap. But what we have to offer is pretty potent, including our House playlist.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Not Our Album of The Week: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Hard Promises by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers NEW!
This is an occasional feature here in The Mermaid Lounge. Today we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Hard Promises, released on May 5, 1981. It’s hard to imagine an album this good coming right on the heels of The Heartbreakers’ breakout album, Damn The Torpedoes! (last week’s Album of The Week, by the way), but it did.
It’s true that The Waiting was the anchor of Hard Promises, but there’s also A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me), Nightwatchman, A Thing About You, Something Big, Insider (featuring Stevie Nicks), and one of my favorite Heartbreaker songs of all time, Kings Road.
4:00 p.m. #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists
This is nearly three hours of the music that originally inspired me to start this crazy endeavor to begin with. It is due for an upgrade soon, but it’s still one of the best playlists we feature with Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Animals, The Byrds, The Who, The Chambers Brothers, The Temptations, John Lennon, T. Rex, Barry McGuite, Edwin Starr, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joan Baez, Peter Tosh, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and more!
Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. It’s midweek. We all need a break. This is the perfect opportunity, is it not?
Blues Lovers, we’ve got a great day on tap in The Mermaid Lounge. In between that great stream, we’ve got great blues programming.
This is your Thursday blues line-up:
11:00 a.m. Tedeschi Trucks Band Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, August 20, 2012 NEW!
We have so much music still to add, but we were remiss in not putting Tedeschi-Trucks in before this. Blues Week was the perfect time to escalate our actions here, and we have. Today is our very first Tedeschi Trucks live performance and today they join the standard rotation.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Born Under a Bad Sign by Albert King
No lie: I actually pulled this out of a hat because I couldn’t decide which one would be Album of The Week for Blues Week. I’m glad it was this one. You’re running out of time if you haven’t listened in! Our final airing will be Saturday.
7:00 p.m. Muddy Waters: The Johnny Winter Sessions 1976-1981 NEW!
“Well, one of the best things is workin’ with Muddy.” – Johnny Winter
Johnny Winter answering questions about playing the blues.
Yeah, baby. Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter, one of the most underrated blues guitarists on the planet. Except here in The Mermaid Lounge. Muddy knew it. And so did many other blues guys. Today you get to hear it.
Great day to become a #BecomeUngovernable Radio fan, people. It doesn’t cost you a penny. No shit. No lie. We’re free and we do this because we love music.
Good Morning, Music Lovers! This is a wide-open Wednesday here in The Mermaid Lounge. We’re setting all the controls on “shuffle” and we’re letting the gerbils inside the radio station choose the sounds! You can’t go wrong here.
Here’s your line-up for Wednesday:
All Day Wide Open Stream
Who knows what will be chosen? There are 23,000+ songs and we’re adding more songs and playlists today!
7:00 p.m. The Inner Sanctum: The Man From Yesterday
One spooky interlude this evening is all that’s planned!
Tune us in. No chatter. No commercials. No bullshit. No credit card required and no registration. Just music 24/7.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! How is your July 4 hangover? Well, some of our ‘hangovers’ are different from others. But we here at The Mermaid Lounge have the universal antidote. It’s called great music.
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Homegrown by Neil Young NEW!
Neil Young’s 40th studio release is our Album of the Week. Homegrown was actually recorded between June 1974 and January 1975, but the album was shelved by Young in favor of Tonight’s The Night. Young finally released this on June 19 of this year.
3:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue: Various Artists
We have four of these playlists now, but this was the first we ever put together. We have Linda Ronstadt, Patti Smith, Janis Joplin, Carly Simon, Laura Nyro, Aretha Franklin, and many more.
8:00 p.m. Chicago Live at Tanglewood, Lenox, MA, July 21, 1970
Chicago was one of the most adventurous, musically brilliant bands on the scene until Terry Kath’s unfortunate death. (At that point, Peter Cetera took over and turned it into fucking ballad-driven elevator music with a sometimes religious tinge.) I couldn’t find this concert on Chicago’s concert history list, and that’s because they were not Bill Graham’s first choice for his Fillmore at Tanglewood series. Neither Joe Cocker nor Jimi Hendrix could make the date, so it went to Chicago and, holy shit,did they ever deliver.
It’s Sunday; a day of rest. Kick back and tune us in. You will not regret it. I promise.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! This is one of those days I wish I could stay in The Mermaid Lounge and listen, but alas, retail hell calls.
Here’s today’s line-up in the lounge:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Paul Simon
Paul Simon’s career began back in 1956 with the duo of Simon & Garfunkel, add to that his years as a solo artist, and you have a career that spans six decades. Today we put him in The Spotlight.
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Good Souls Better Angels by Lucinda Williams
Lucinda Williams is known for working slowly, and maybe there’s a method to her madness. Her latest release at the ripe young age of 67 proves that there’s no age barrier to kicking ass.
7:00 p.m. Eric Clapton Live at Madison Square Garden, New York, March 19, 2017 NEW!
Speaking of kicking ass, we have Eric Clapton live at Madison Square Garden airing for the first time today. Clapton is an official guitar god. In addition to his incredible solo career, he has loaned his considerable talents to The Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos, and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers.
Don’t hesitate. Tune us in today. There’s nothing to “join.” There’s no need to provide a credit card number or to provide any contact information. You literally go to the link below and you’re in. We are 24/7, no commercials, no politicians, no bullshit.