It’s a Busy Saturday Courtesy of Van Morrison & Joni Mitchell, Our Final Airing of our AOW, and Live Dead! on September 12, 2020

Happy Saturday, Ungovernables! Saturdays are usually busier than weekdays, and this is no exception. We have some great programming on tap wrapped around the 24/7 airing of the best music on the planet.

The multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist genius known as Van Morrison.

Here’s your line-up for Saturday:

11:00 a.m. Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, July 30, 1983

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has combined folk, jazz, pop and rock over the years to deliver an amazing library of music. She just announced the birth of the Joni Mitchell Archives, a series of boxed sets that include her earliest-recorded work will be released over the next several years. I can tell you this is much anticipated here in The Mermaid Lounge.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Heaven Is In Your Mind by Traffic

This will be the final airing of this week’s Album of the Week. Tomorrow morning, there’ll be a brand new one on the blog.

6:00 p.m. Van Morrison Live at the Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, October 6, 1979

Again, another singer-songwriter who defies the conventional, and he has also built an incredible body of work that began in the sixties with the British blues band, Them. The concert delivered on this date is classic Van Morrison.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The McNicols Sports Arena, Denver, CO, December 14, 1990 NEW!

This Saturday’s Live Dead! is another strong outing by the world’s ultimate jam band. No two shows were ever the same, even on the same tour. Enjoy.

What you waiting for? I keep saying it: Free. 24/7. No commercials. No politicians. No chatter. Just music and a few station IDs. End of story.

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This Day is MADE for The Summer of Love! The Doors’ Album “Strange Days” is Our Album of The Week, and Today is Our Sixties Sunday, August 16, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! This was one of the easiest programming days on the planet for me. Everything just fell into place. I just love that shit.

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

Both The Beatles and The Doors had two album releases in 1967. This was the second for The Doors and it is most definitely Album of the Week-worthy even though we did feature it once last week. So, here it is again!

3:00 p.m.     The Sixties Rotation, Volume 2: Various Artists

This is always my favorite Sunday of the month. The only question ever is do I choose Volume 1 or Volume 2. Today, the decision was easy because it’s everything the latter part of the sixties were about musically. Features The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, The Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, The Yardbirds, The Beach Boys, Janis Joplin, The Mamas & The Papas, Donovan, The Zombies, and so much more. Over five hours of uninterrupted sixties streaming!

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. That would be the order of this day, music lovers. We are totally free every day. There’s never a credit card required or, for that matter, any personal information necessary. Just pull up a tab and click on the link below.

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We Continue With Our Summer of Love Event, We Have Rare Mudcrutch Live, and Steely Dan in The Spotlight, Monday, August 10, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We will continue on today with another Summer of Love musical offering, but we don’t stop there!

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Here’s your line-up for Monday:

11:00 a.m.   The Best of The Summer of Love! Disraeli Gears by Cream   NEW!

Disraeli Gears was the second studio album released by Cream — Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker. The album was released in November 1967, and features the hits Sunshine of Your Love, SWLABR, Tales of Brave Ulysses, and Strange Brew. Here, we give you the special extended version!

4:00 p.m.     Mudcrutch Live at the Fonda Theater, June 26, 2016

When Mudcrutch took to the stage, it was as if Tom Petty never had another band. They were that good. This is a rare live bootleg, so don’t miss it.

7:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Steely Dan

This was one of our very first Spotlight features when we started out three years ago. It’s still one of our favorites.

Great day to join in the Summer of Love festivities, people. We are totally free, built outside the system, with no commercials and no bullshit.

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Women’s Week Rolls On With Irma Thomas in The Spotlight & Joni Mitchell Live in Milan, Italy, Friday, July 24, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Friday once again. Women’s Week is coming down to the wire, but we’ve still got some great programming planned right through Sunday, so don’t go away.

Here’s your Friday line-up:

11:00 a.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas is a contemporary of Aretha Franklin, but she never quite reached that level of commercial success. Known as The Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma has been pleasing her audiences for many decades.

3:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: The Skull That Walked   FINAL AIRING!

The final airing of The Skull That Walked, so get your spooky on. We’ve got a new one coming on Monday as we roll toward the end of our first season of Old Time Radio.

7:00 p.m.     Joni Mitchell Live at the Teatro Tenda, Lampugnano, Milan, Italy, May 9, 1983   NEW!

Someone once asked me why Joni Mitchell is so important. My response? “Are you fucking kidding me?” Roberta Joan Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter, has built a musical legend by weaving pop, rock, folk and jazz into her own amazing style. A prolific songwriter, Mitchell has written about love, abandonment, disillusionment, the environment, war and the human condition. Today we have her live from Milan, Italy.

Why not make today the day you join us in The Mermaid Lounge. I mean, seriously. What have you got to lose? We don’t cost a damned thing. Or require your information. So, there.

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The Girls Take The Stage Today, Chicago “Live” at Tanglewood, and Neil Young’s 40th Studio Release is Our Album of The Week, Sunday, July 5, 2020

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.

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