Programming for Friday, August 23, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Happy Friday, and a special Friday, at that: It’s All-Girl Friday here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio. When I decided to do this, one of my intentions was to right the wrongs done to many women pioneers in rock music who still can’t get air time even after all these years in the business.

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I’m talking about women like Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Maria Muldaur, Lucinda Williams, and others who should hold a place of prominence on what are known as Classic Rock stations (and that includes Sirius). We want to right that ship here. This is their day.

 

10:00 a.m.   Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks, August 30, 1983

The irrepressible Joni Mitchell turns in a fine performance here.

1:00 p.m.    Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train

In a wide-ranging discussion held at the Massachusetts School of Law, Dean Lawrence R. Velvel interviews American Historian Howard Zinn about a variety of topics, including Zinn’s take on what true Patriotism is, his view on terrorism, and what they don’t want to hear about the myth of American Exceptionalism.

3:00 p.m.    The All-Girl Revue, Volume 1

7:00 p.m.    The All-Girl Revue, Volume 2

Programming for Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s some fine programming for today. We hope you enjoy it.

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10:00 a.m.   That Sweet Soul Sound

From Marvin Gaye, to Aretha, to Smoky Robinson & The Miracles, and Ann Peebles (pictured), we’ve got some of the sweetest soul you’ll ever hear.

1:00 p.m.     Sarah Freel’s Wake Up America, Episode 2 – Jeffrey Epstein

Sarah gives us facts in a story that’s spreading like wildfire, but for all the wrong reasons.

3:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Steely Dan

Without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite bands.

6:00 p.m.     Lies, Half-Truths, and Omissions, Episode 2

Christopher Columbus took the lid off genocide. His treatment of the Native Americans would set the tone for years to come until they were obliterated from the landscape.

7:30 p.m.     Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan: In Session

 

 

 

 

Programming for Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your planned programming for today! It’s David Crosby’s birthday, so today’s special is In the Spotlight: The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. That will air at 4:00 p.m. EST.

In between, we’ve got about 8,000 songs in the rotation now, adding more daily. Today, we’ll take the station down early again and add more!

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10:00 a.m.   Janis Joplin Live at Winterland 1968

Warming up with Janis as we prepare for our Woodstock weekend!

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges: Fascism In the Age of Trump

Like it or not, the only bipartisan program our legislators have is screwing us over. Trump is no savior. He’s no “outsider.” He’s no exception. In fact, he’s exactly the kind of garbage that a dying empire has left to offer.

4:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & (Sometimes) Young

Happy Birthday, David Crosby!

7:00 p.m.    Dr. Paul Craig Roberts on the Enslavement of the American Worker

It’s all part of the grand scheme.

Programming for Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your planned programming for today on #BecomeUngovernable Radio. We’re slipping in an extra musical special today in honor of Dan Fogelberg’s birthday, so be sure to tune in

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10: 00 a.m.   Jackson Browne & Warren Zevon: Live Acoustic Set

The boys hang out together singing each other’s songs. What could be better?

11:15 a.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Dan Fogelberg

The man who defined soft rock died far too young at the age of 56. He was one of those guys who flew under the radar, but shouldn’t have. His album, Souvenirs, is one of the best albums ever made. We’re slipping this extra set in today in honor of Dan’s birthday.

1:00 p.m.    Sarah Freels: Wake Up America!

Sarah talks about controlled opposition and how WikiLeaks helped us navigate the minefield.

4:00 p.m.    Mudcrutch Madness

The band that left Gainesville with Tom Petty. In L.A., it morphed into Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. But Tom decided to bring them back again, and what a great decision is was. The version of Hungry No More on this playlist was performed at Boston’s House of Blues in 2016 is he absolute finest recording of that song ever.

7:30 p.m.    Head-to-Head With Norman Finkelstein

Is it time to boycot Israel? Is this really a question?

 

Programming for Saturday, August 10, 2019

Good morning, Ungovernables! Here are your scheduled programs for Saturday, August 10.

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10:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Neil Young

Celebrating the career of one of our icons, and this is only his solo work!

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges on Constructing Rebellions

Hedges advises us on constructing rebellions with the intent of overthrowing corporate tyranny.

4:00 p.m.    Eric Clapton and Friends: The Breeze

A gathering of musicians to celebrate the life and music of J. J. Cale, an American original.

7:00 p.m.    Howard Zinn: The Hidden History of the American Working Class

 

Programming for Friday, August 9, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your special programming for Friday, August 9!

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10:00 a.m.   Van Morrison Live at the Capitol Theater, October 6, 1979

My generation has been blessed with a bucketload of talented singer-songwriters. This guy is one of them.

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges: The State of the Planet and the Looming Food Crisis

Nil Zacharias who co-authored Eat For The Planet with Gene Stone, talks with Chris Hedges about how industrialized farming is at the heart of the environmental crisis.

4:00 p.m.    Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan: In Session

Does it actually get any better than this where the blues are concerned?

7:00 p.m.    Robert F. Kennedy: The 1968 Election Speech Given on Townhall

Reflecting upon what could have been.

Programming for Thursday, August 8, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! How are we this fine day? We have a great lineup today, including an all-new In the Spotlight!

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10:00 a.m.   Badass Guitarists, Volume 1: Various Artists

Name them: Eric Clapton, Mike Campbell, Keith Richards, George Harrison…and that’s just for starters.

1:00 p.m.    Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Casualties of the Vietnam War (The Lost Speech)

4:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Fats Domino

The heralded ‘fat man’ from New Orleans who has influenced so many gets his day in the spotlight.

7:00 p.m.   Chris Hedges: War is a Force Which Gives Us Meaning

As a veteran war correspondent, Chris Hedges has survived ambushes in Central America, imprisonment in Sudan, and a beating by Saudi military police. Here, he discusses our attraction to waging war.

Programming for Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Good Evening, Ungovernables! Since I’m up and out very early tomorrow morning, let me give you the lay of the land on tomorrow’s scheduled programming!

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10:00 a.m.   That Sweet Soul Sound

The music of Aretha, the Four Tops, the Temptations, and Sly & The Family Stone. And that’s just for starters!

1:00 p.m.     Alison Weir: The Global Campaign to Stifle Criticism of Israel

There is indeed a global campaign afoot, and it’s absurd that we the people are being told we cannot criticize the terrorist state of Israel. All governments are subject to criticism.

4:00 p.m.    The Allman Brothers Band: Play All Night, Live at The Beacon Theater

The legendary granddaddy of Southern fried rock tearing it up at The Beacon Theater in New York.

7:30 p.m.    Norman Finkelstein: Time to Boycott Israel?

Norman Finkelstein more than holds his own during this discussion.

Programming for Saturday, August 3, 2019

Happy Saturday, Ungovernables! And so the weekend begins (unless you’re in retail, like I am where the shopping never stops). Here is your programming for today!

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10:00 a.m.   The All-Girl Revue: Various Artists

One of the big goals of this station is to elevate the pioneer women of rock. People like Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Laura Nyro, and others whose playtime on rock radio over the years has been stifled by focus on the men. It’s as simple as that. Linda Ronstadt achieved the popularity of a Mick Jagger as a female in music at a time when music was very anti-female, and finally — five decades later — her story will be told. She is but one of the featured artists on this great playlist.

By the way, Volume 2 of this playlist will debut next week. 

1:00 p.m.    Robert F. Kennedy’s ’68 Election Townhall Speech

I adore nobody. I fully respect several, however, and this man is one of them. Would we have had a different nation? In my heart of hearts, I believe yes. Perfect? Utopia? I hate to tell you this, but that does not exist anywhere. But I will tell you something else as well. Had John and Bobby Kennedy lived out their normal lives, we would not be here. We would not be in utopia. We would have our problems and issues. But we would not be here. And I also believe this was not coincidence.

4:00 p.m.    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the Olympic (The Last DJ Tour)

I say it all the time: It does not get any better on the road than this. If you haven’t experienced this band live, you haven’t experienced this band. This is, without a doubt, one of the tightest bands ever in the history of music. We’ve got a ton of stuff like this and, apparently, Mr. Petty left behind enough unfinished business to keep us going for a very long time.

7:00 p.m.   Lies, Half-Truths, and Omissions: Revisionist American History, Ep. 1

Deb Della Piana takes on the ghost of Christopher Columbus, not one of the good guys no matter what they want you to believe. This will be the final airing of this episode before the first airing of Episode 2.

 

 

 

Why #BecomeUngovernable Radio?

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Truth be told, I contracted for this radio station just over two years ago. Somewhere in the back of my mind I had this dreaded feeling that we would all be shut down on social media someday. These slugs had already been compromised by greed and their obligation to cooperate with a government that continues to silence dissent and popular opinion. The shit on Facebook is just the beginning. They are now emboldened by their arrest of Julian Assange. They are in conrol. The judiciary in this nation is a slime pit of corruption and political end-games. Assange will never receive a fair trial here.  But I digress, and I do not wish to.

In short, whatever #BecomeUngovernable is doing on social media or elsewhere, we are replicating on this station. This will take a period of time. I can tell you this could easily be a full-time job. This is a disclaimer: You will find imperfections as we move forward. We simply do not have “perfection” as an option. If you follow this blog, which you can do in the sidebar with the click of a button, you will be kept up to date.

We have some excellent original programming coming up. You can check that out in Podcasts. In addition to the original programming already listed, we are talking to a few other people about developing podcasts for this station. We are also running lectures and information from the public domain that is essential to understanding why we must do something outside the realm of electoral politics to save ourselves. All of the planned programming is also posted on the blog early each morning.

I will not lie. This radio station pretty much reflects my personal taste in music. As far back as grammar school, my friends and I would hang out on our streets with the transistor radio tuned to WMEX in Boston. In those days, it was AM Radio that was king and playing all the best stuff. I can remember when WMEX scored legendary DJ Cousin Duffy from out on the Left Coast. Those beginnings are partly what this is about.

The other part is that these artists led a revolution in music. Their music was also in the forefront during the sixties. That’s why this station is what it is. There are exceptions, of course, like The Foo Fighters, REM, Soundgarden, and others. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers can also be considered an exception. Yet, they don’t feel that way because they have — more than any other post-sixties band — embodied what that music was all about. We have a few more being added still, but the focus will be on what you currently hear.

You don’t have to get an account, join, or fill out any personal information to join us on #BecomeUngovernable Radio. All you need to do is tune in. Nobody says you can’t be entertained, informed and awakened at the same time.