We Get It Going With The Heartbreakers’ Live Anthology & “Court & Spark” Debuts as Album of The Week on Sunday, March 22, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Music is my great release in a time of stress, and I’m grateful to have #BecomeUngovernable Radio. You should give it a shot and tune us in. We’re rockin’ out with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Crank it up.

Petty on stage-another great fucking photo

Here’s today’s programming!

2:00 p.m.    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: The Live Anthology, Parts 1 & 2

This music was made for crankin’ people. No doubt about it. The Heartbreakers were in their element playing live in front of an audience.

6:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Court & Spark by Joni Mitchell  NEW!

Canada has given us some brilliant musicians, Joni Mitchell being one of them. Court & Spark was Mitchell’s sixth studio album and it was released on New Year’s Day, 1974. It was a hit right out of the gate, both commercially and critically, and it remains as the pinnacle of Joni Mitchell’s long and fruitful career. 

All around and in between, we’re streaming more than 20,000 of the best songs you’ll ever hear. Tune us in, people.

www.tinyurl.com/becomeungovernableradio

 

Linda Ronstadt’s Historic Troubadour Performance, Our Album Of The Week, and Johnny Rivers in the Spotlight, Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Take a trip with us in our magic swirling ship right down memory lane today as we celebrate a historic performance.

TROUBADOUR-linda-ronstadt-colorful

Here’s your Tuesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Album of the Week: Who’s Next, by The Who

For more detail on this album, simply click on the Album of the Week image in the sidebar!

2:00 p.m.  Linda Ronstadt Live at The Troubadour, March 17, 1976  NEW!

Forty-four years ago today, Linda Ronstadt gave a historic performance at the Troubadour in L.A. We have it for you here today!

Check the setlist for this performance in the Playlist section. Scroll to the bottom!

5:00 p.m.        In the Spotlight: The Music of Johnny Rivers 

Speaking of troubadours, Johnny Rivers is one of the most underrated troubadours of his generation. But he’s a favorite of we folks at #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

Tune us in. You will love what you hear!

www.tinyurl.com/becomeungovernableradio

 

 

New Month & New Music: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Sing the Blues, Our New Album of The Week, & The Soul Queens, Vol. 1 on Sunday, March 1, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We begin a new month, and that means some new music. It’s also the beginning of a new week, which brings a new Album of the Week!

The Soul Queens, Vol. 1

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m.      Album of the Week: The Doors by The Doors

The debut album by The Doors was recorded in 1966 and released on January 4, 1967. It is viewed as central to the progression of psychedelic rock, has sold 20 million copies, and has a place in the Grammy Hall of Fame, as does The Doors’ debut hit, Light My Fire.

2:00 p.m.       Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Sing the Blues

Tom Petty wanted to make Mojo a blues album because he envisioned he and his bandmates as old men, sitting around together, playing and singing the blues. The Heartbreakers actually recorded a lot of blues tunes over their career. We decided to compile them for you.

8:00 p.m.       The Soul Queens, Volume 1: Various Artists

Martha & The Vandellas, The Supremes, Ann Peebles, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, The Ronettes, The Shirelles, and many more!

Listen, we’re free. And we’re playing the best shit around. Tune us in.

www.tinyurl.com/becomeungovernableradio

The Beatles Rock the Rooftop, The Doors in Concert & Linda Ronstadt in the Spotlight, Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a bit lighter-than-usual programming today with Open Stream after our 5:00 p.m. program.

Ronstadt B & W

Here’s your Wednesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.     The Beatles Complete Apple Rooftop Concert

The impromptu concert on the top of the Apple Studios building was a lunch-time treat that drove the British Bobbies mad!

2:00 p.m.       The Doors: Live in Concert

5:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: The Music of Linda Ronstadt

There has not been anybody like her since, and there may never be a voice like that again.

After Ronstadt, it’s Open Stream for the rest of the evening. You simply have to tune us in:

www.tinyurl.com/becomeungovernableradio

In Honor of My 66th Birthday, I’m Playing You 66 of My Favorite Songs; There’s Also Petty Theft and the All-Girl Revue!

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Well, putting 66 candles on a birthday cake is a fire hazard, but playing you 66 of my favorite songs on my birthday (in no particular order) is a great substitute.

 

Here’s your line-up for February 7:

11:00 a.m.     Petty Theft: The Covers

The same principles that make Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers the greatest rock n’roll band of all time also make them the greatest cover band of all time. Give it a listen. You’ll see what I mean.

3:00 p.m.      The Big 66: Sixty-six of My Favorite Songs in No Particular Order

Yeah, putting 66 burning candles on a cake is definitely a fire hazard. But I’ll play you 66 of my favorite songs of all time as my birthday gift to you! That’s slightly over 4 hours of great music. (Did I mention that there’s actually 67 because I threw one in for good luck?)

By the way, this playlist was compiled in just under an hour and a half on total impulse by combing through about 22,000 active song files on the radio station. If I did it again, there would probably be a whole new list, but these are definitely 67 of my favorites!

9:00 p.m.      The All-Girl Revue, Volume 4

Tune us in on my birthday. It’s a party, people! And it’s totally free.

http://www.tinyurl.com/becomeungovernableradio

Our House Playlist, Linda Ronstadt and Her Musical Friends, and Our Album of The Week, Thursday, January 23, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a light programming day as we prepare new playlists here at The Mermaid Lounge. But no matter, because the stream is the best going!

Ronstadt & Harris singing

11:00 a.m.     Album of The Week: Cosmo’s Factory, Creedence Clearwater Revival

2:00 p.m.       The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist

5:00 p.m.       Linda Ronstadt & Friends

Linda Ronstadt has been a force in music, all kinds of music, for decades, and she has had many musical friends over the years. This playlist is a testament to her range.

Don’t miss out. Tune us in at www.tinyurl.com/becomeungovernableradio

The All-Girl Revue #3, Neil Young & Crazy Horse Live at Shoreline, Tom Petty & The Hearbreakers Live in Chicago on Monday, January 13, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Is this not the best possible way to begin a work week? We’ve got some really fine shit going on here in the Mermaid Lounge today.

Neil-Young-and-Crazy-Horse

Here’s your line up for today!

11:00 a.m.      The All-Girl Revue Three: Various Artists

Music from Linda Ronstadt, Phoebe Snow, Janis Joplin, Norah Jones, Melissa Etheridge, and Shawn Colvin (partial list).

2:00 p.m.       Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Live at The Shoreline Amphitheater (10/1/94)

5:00 p.m.       Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live in Chicago (2013)

After the Petty Party, it’s open stream for the rest of the evening so you can hear the great new songs we’ve added to the standard rotation!

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. (Is that it?)

www.tinyurl.com/becomeungovernableradio

The Trio Sessions, The Heatbreakers Live @ Fenway & Our House Play List Dominate Monday, January 6, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re switching it up a bit today on both content and timing. We think you’re going to like what we have today!

Linda Dolly Emmylou

11:00 a.m.     Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton: The Trio Sessions

This is a bona fide all-girl supergroup. Like the Traveling Wilburys, it was easy to make  music together (beyond their sheer talent) because they enjoyed each others’ company. The Trio Sessions give you the background: Alternative takes, some unreleased tunes, and plenty of great insight.

5:00 p.m.      Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live at Fenway Park, Boston (2014)

The Hypnotic Eye tour rolls through Boston producing what is considered one of their finest live performances.

8:00 p.m.      The #BecomeUngovernable House Play List

Can’t beat our house list of protest and revolution music.

We’re free and will always be! All you need to do is pull up a browser tab and tune us in!

www.tinyurl.com/becomeungovernableradio

Lucinda Williams Live; Rock, Blues & Ballads; Selections From the Concert for George, & Our Album of the Week, Sunday, December 29, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some Lucinda Williams, a new playlist called “Rock, Blues & Ballads,” and our  new Album of the Week.

Lucinda-Williams-11

Here’s your line-up for today:

11:00 a.m.     Album of the Week: Ry Cooder’s Chicken Skin Music

Chicken Skin Music is Ry Cooder’s fifth studio album. It was released in 1976 on the Reprise label.

2:00 p.m.       Lucinda Williams: Live at Austin City Limits (1998)

5:00 p.m.      Rock, Blues & Ballads, Vol. 1: Various Artists

Hear James Taylor, Neil Young, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Johnny Rivers, Donovan, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen and more!

Note: There is a song list up on the Playlist page. Please scroll to the bottom!

9:00 p.m.      Selections From The Concert For George

One year after his untimely death, George Harrison’s friends get together to celebrate his life and music. This was truly an epic event.

You don’t know what you’ve been missing until you tune us in!

www.tinyurl.com/becomeungovernableradio

 

Open Stream Until 2 p.m.,”Heart Like A Wheel” is Back, Waylon’s Outlaws, and Soul Music ’65, Thursday, December 19, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re on Open Streaming until 2 p.m. We’ve added quite a bit of new material to the standard rotation over the last several days and want it to have some airplay.

Here’s the programmed line-up:

2:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Heart Like A Wheel, Linda Ronstadt 

The breakout album that put Ronstadt on the map for just about everyone. The rest is history.

5:00 p.m.     Sweet Soul Music: 1965

The year was 1965, and everyone was listening to James Brown, The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, Booker T. & The MGs, The Four Tops, The Supremes, and Wicked Wilson Pickett!

9:00 p.m.     Wanted! The Outlaws!

The bona fide outlaws of country music; definitely not the bad pop bands with fiddles Tom Petty talks about. Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Willie Nelson and Tompal Glaser.

Don’t miss this one, Ungovernables!

www.tinyurl.com/becomeungovernableradio