It’s Clapton at Madison Square Garden, Paul Simon in The Spotlight, and Lucinda Williams’ New Album on Thursday, July 2, 2020

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.

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It’s Wide-Open Stream Wednesday Until The Inner Sanctum and The Foo Fighters Step Into The Spotlight, July 1, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have an open stream day today. Nothing but continually great tunes up until a bit later in the evening.

Foo-Fighters

Open Stream is on until early evening:

6:00 p.m.   The Inner Sanctum: The Horla

Get your spooky on. Come on. You can do it. It’ll still be light out at 6:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of The Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl and company are back for a return engagement on #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

We will be updating all our music files today and adding new playlists while you enjoy an open stream day. Give us a shot and tune us in!

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Bonnie Raitt Live in Oakland, John Prine at Austin City Limits, and a New Episode of The Inner Sanctum, Monday, June 29, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! And so we begin yet another work week. We might as well at least enjoy the music. Am I right?

John Prine at ASL

Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m.    The Inner Sanctum: The Horla   NEW!

Here’s a brand new spooky edition of The Inner Sanctum. If you don’t know what The Horla is, you can check that out here!

3:00 p.m.     Bonnie Raitt: Live at The Oakland Coliseum (1989)

We’ve got Women’s Week coming up soon, and you can be sure that Bonnie Raitt will be a large part of that event! We might as well whet the appetite now!

6:00 p.m.     John Prine Live at Austin City Limits (2005)  NEW!

Some musical shoes will never be filled. John Prine’s shoes are in that category. He was a masterful songwriter and a wonderful storyteller. Today we feature his 2005 performance at Austin City Limits.

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It’s Open Stream Until Wilbury Wednesday Begins in the Early Evening and The Death Ship Pulls Into Port, June 24, 2020

We’ve got a wide open stream all day long tomorrow, followed by our Wilbury Wednesday for the month of June, and our latest episode of The Inner Sanctum!

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6:00 p.m.   Wilbury Wednesday! In The Spotlight: The Music of The Traveling Wilburys  NEW & EXPANDED!

Not only do we have every song made by the Wilburys here, but we recently found some bootleg outtakes from Volume 1. Seven songs to be exact. This is the greatest supergroup on the planet. You’re going to want to tune in. 

The set list will be up under the Playlist tab. Scroll to the bottom!

10:00 p.m.   The Inner Sanctum: The Death Ship

A late-night layover as The Death Ship pulls into port with its cargo of Buddha only knows what. Probably crates full of Coronavirus. Who’s steering that thing?

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Little Feat “Live” in London, Tom Rush Takes His Turn in The Spotlight, and MOJO is our Album of The Week, Sunday, June 21, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to Sunday Funday, and it’s a good one today. We have Mr. Petty and his band, Little Feat, and Tom Rush on the schedule.

Little Feat on stage

Here’s today’s Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Mojo by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers   NEW!

The Heartbreakers’ blues album is on tap this week. We chose this because Mojo was released ten years ago on June 15. The album was their 12th studio album, it was Petty’s first in eight years with the band, and the first with Ron Blair back full-time as bassist after the death of the beloved Howie Epstein. (Blair was one of the original founding members of the Heartbreakers; Howie Epstein took over when Blair left.) The album was recorded in Tom Petty’s studio, The Clubhouse and was largely recorded live in the studio without overdubs. This album offers 15 really great songs by a really great band.

2:00 p.m.    Little Feat Live at The Rainbow Theater, London, August 2, 1977   NEW!

Little Feat is like Jello. There’s always room for Little Feat, one of the most amazing, fun, and enjoyable bands on the planet. I’m talking here about the original Little Feat with Lowell George mostly, although the post-George bands were respectable. I saw these guys a few times in my life, but the best show I ever saw was at the Harvard Square Theater, yet another lost venue, with Jerry Jeff Walker opening.

7:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Tom Rush

Tom Rush’s contribution to music cannot be overstated and sometimes people forget him. His recording of Joni Mitchell’s music helped to briing her to the forefront. He was just not interested in star power. I saw this guy on February 8 of this year and he was amazing. He’s 79 years young and still on the road. A real troubadour.

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Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks, The Dead Live in OK City, and Farewell to “Surrealistic Pillow” on Saturday, June 20, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a fine music day today, not too little programming and not too much to hinder the flow of 23,000+ songs on a continual 24/7 cycle.

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Here’s today’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane

The Airplane approaches its final landing for this cycle. On Sunday, there’ll be a brand new Album of the Week, so enjoy Surrealistic Pillow while you can!

6:00 p.m.     Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado (1983)

I have seen Joni Mitchell in concert more than once, most notably during her Court & Spark Tour when she traveled with Tom Scott & The L.A. Express. I have never considered her a ‘warm’ person; she sometimes had attitude with her adoring crowd. I feel the same way about Van Morrison, having seen him more than once also. But brilliant? Absolutely no question. Some days they took themselves too seriously, but their  music? That should be taken very seriously.

10:00 p.m.   Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at Zoo Amphitheater, Oklahoma City, OK, September 25, 1985   NEW!

The world’s most famous jam band. The ultimate road band. They’re back for another spin with Live Dead. This week, coming to you from Oklahoma Put on your tie dye and light up a fatty. It’s a fucking Grateful Dead concert.

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Deb’s Brand New Stream, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in Lucca, and The Inner Sanctum, Friday, June 19, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We are off to a very early start this morning with The Inner Sanctum. Deb’s Stream is brandy new today and is called, “What’s In A Name?”

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Here’s today’s line-up:

9:00 a.m.   The Inner Sanctum: The Amazing Death of Mrs. Putnam    FINAL AIRING!

This will be the final airing of this episode of The Inner Sanctum. We move on to a new story on Monday.

12:00 p.m.  Deb’s Stream: What’s In A Name?  NEW!

A collection of great rock n’ roll, country and blues songs with a name in the title. Like, Jolene, Mrs. Robinson, Carol, Maybelline, Casey Jones, Eleanor Rigby, Mary Jane’s Last Dance…you get the picture. 

6:00 p.m.    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live in Lucca, Italy, June 29, 2012

There’s a reason why these guys share #BecomeUngovernable House Band status with The Beatles. The boys were recorded live at the Piazza Napoleone. The set list is under the Playlist tab. It should be pretty close to the top. This is one of our favorite playlists.

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Happy Birthday to Paul McCartney, Linda Ronstadt “Live” at Budokan, and “Surrealistic Pillow” gets more air time on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today, we’re going to celebrate Paul McCartney’s 78th birthday with a special playlist. Later, we have another legend — Linda Ronstadt — live at Budokan.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Paul McCartney   NEW!

This playlist could have gone on, literally, for hours. But I did show some restraint, so give me some credit here! People bitch and moan that McCartney is the most ‘commercial’ of the Beatles. That may be so. But it’s that commercial side of the coin that allows performers to make the music they love. And I certainly have loved being around for Mr. McCartney’s career.

6:00 p.m.    Linda Ronstadt Live at Budokan Hall, Japan, March 3, 1979

Ronstadt dominated the 70s, building a following that was unheard of  for a woman in the male-dominated rock world. Although she didn’t always enjoy playing massive venues, she sold them out routinely. I remember traveling to Los Angeles to see Linda Ronstadt at the Los Angeles Forum on Christmas eve during the Living in the USA tour. One of the best decisions I ever made.

9:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane

The Airplane come back in for a landing this evening with Surrealistic Pillow on board.

By the way, the set lists for McCartney and Ronstadt are both up under the Playlist tab. Scroll toward the bottom.

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Tuesday Bluesday With SRV, Van Morrison in The Spotlight, and a “Surrealistic Pillow” Flashback, Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Stevie Ray Vaughan makes his Tuesday Bluesday debut, the Airplane make a landing, and Van Morrison is in The Spotlight later.

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Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Tuesday Bluesday: Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at The Austin Opera House, April 15, 1984   NEW!

People toss the term Guitar God around like everyone should wear it, but it is reserved for a select crew. Stevie Ray Vaughan is one of them. Beyond his obvious talent, he was a fascinating character whose full story, I confess, I did not know until after he passed. I was too busy listening to his music.

2:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane

Jefferson Airplane comes in for a layover and brings this masterpiece with them.

6:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Van “The Man” Morrison

There are few who compare with this guy’s body of work. What could be better than SRV and Van “The Man” on the same day?

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Steve Winwood in The Spotlight, Lucinda Williams “Live” at Austin City Limits, and a New Episode of “The Inner Sanctum” on Monday, June 15, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to another Monday at The Mermaid Lounge. Today we’ve got some great music on tap to start out your week!

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12:00 p.m.   In The Spotlight: The Music of Steve Winwood

Steve Winwood’s musical legacy has encompassed The Spencer Davis Group, Blind Faith, Traffic, and his own storied solo career. Today we give you a broad stroke listen to his great musical contributions.

4:00 p.m.      The Inner Sanctum: The Amazing Death of Mrs. Putnam

A brand new episode of The Inner Sanctum debuts today.

7:00 p.m.      Lucinda Williams: Live at Austin City Limits (1998)

Lucinda Williams’ name may not be on the tip of everyone’s tongue, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be. For those who know and follow her, Lucinda Williams is a musical goddess. Her 2020 release, Good Souls Better Angels, will be featured on #BecomeUngovernable Radio in the coming weeks.

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