We Have Two Destinations Today: Motor City and Cajun/Creole Country. Our Tour Guides Await. On Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Good Morning, Musicologists! Our journey today is very eclectic. That’s not to say it isn’t every day, but today it’s a bit different. Read on for the details!

We’ve got five hours of Motown for you starting mid-afternoon!

Here’s your musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Creole Moon by Dr. John NEW!

We love Dr. John here in The Mermaid Lounge, and part of the reason we love him is that he’s not constrained by tradition. But with Creole Moon, he went back to his strength: New Orleans R & B, his musical roots, and we’re glad he did. I spent several years back and forth to and from New Orleans both on business and for pleasure, and I got totally hooked on its unique musical sound. Dr. John is a huge part of that. Listen in at 11:00 a.m.

3:00 p.m. M is For Motown: Various Artists

What could be better to follow up Dr. John than some R & B from Motown? Nothing. That’s what. We bring you back to that music that inspired so many. The Beatles just loved those great girl bands. You’ll hear Barrett Strong, Eddie Kendricks, Eddie Holland, Edwin Starr, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Jackson Five, Kim Weston, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Marvin Gaye, Martha & The Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Four Tops, The Isley Brothers, The Temptations, The Contours, Mary Wells, Rare Earth, Tammi Terrell, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Marvelettes, The Spinners, Jimmy Ruffin, and many more. This is five hours of uninterrupted R & B and soul from Motown!

Hey, it’s Sunday Funday. Finally. A day of total rest. Remember, if there is a big guy (or girl) he or she took this day off. Everyone gets a break. Hell, I’m in favor of bring back the Blue Laws here in Massachusetts. Close all the retail establishments on Sunday and let’s get back to the stuff that’s important.

We’ve Added to Our Standard Rotation and Bring You Wide Open Friday Stream!

Hello Musicologists! We’ve added to our standard rotation, bringing some more variety and adding music to some artists we already air.

Here’s a list of artists we’ve added or augmented with additional music:

  • Eva Cassidy
  • Townes Van Zandt
  • Buffalo Springfield
  • Kate Taylor
  • Carly Simon
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers
  • BeauSoleil
  • The Boogaloo Swamis
  • Tracy Chapman
  • The Jerry Garcia Band

This represents an increase of about 1,100 new songs. Enjoy!


We are on Wide Open Stream All Day Today, Thursday, April 1, 2021!

I know. Happy April Fool’s Day! Thought we forgot, didn’t you? Well, we are on wide open stream today because we can. Tomorrow we’ll be kicking off the weekend with some new material. We’ve been working on some new playlists, and those are coming up!

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Today We Feature Pink Floyd, Traffic, Blind Faith and The Shadow, Friday, January 29, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have a pretty eclectic line-up today here in The Mermaid Lounge.

Steve Winwood and Traffic.

Here’s today’s line-up:

1:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Pink Floyd

We haven’t heard this one in a while, so it’s a good day to break this puppy out. Today we feature a band founded by students Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright in 1967. Under Barrett’s leadership, they released their debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, with two charting singles.

5:00 p.m. The Shadow: 09 Murder On Approval

Not sure why anyone would approve of murder, but hey, that’s for The Shadow to figure out.

8:00 p.m. Traffic and Blind Faith Super Jam

We really love Steve Winwood here in The Mermaid Lounge. This is our way of paying tribute to a guy who has made so much good music in so many bands, starting with The Spencer Davis Group when he was just fifteeen years old.

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It’s Our Usual (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday Until Dan Fogelberg and The Shadow Show Up, January 27, 2021

Good Day, Music Lovers! Here we are on another (mostly) Open Stream Wednesday until, of course, Dan Fogelberg and The Shadow drop by later.

Dan Fogelberg was a folk, soft rock superstar, a hell of a songwriter with a smooth, comforting voice. His album, Souvenirs, is one of the best albums ever made.

Here’s today’s line-up:

All Day (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday

We’re circulating 27,000 songs daily. Pretty sure you won’t hear the same song twice over a several day period from The Mermaid Lounge. We add new songs monthly.

6:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Dan Fogelberg UPDATED!

Dan Fogelberg is a soft rock superstar, from our perspective. He’s written so many good songs over his career, and has made so many albums, but has never gotten the commercial airplay he deserves. We are in the process of uploading his entire catalogue.

9:00 p.m. The Shadow: 09 Murder on Approval

The second airing of this week’s episode of The Shadow. It’s all about murder, folks.

Tune us in. We’re running 24/7 at no charge. And we’ve got some great music.


It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Our House Blues Playlist and Linda Ronstadt’s WE RAN as Our Album of The Week, January 12, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists. It is definitely Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge with our house blues playlist, and with Linda Ronstadt dropping by later.

Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

This is a great, eclectic blues playlist that runs for just over four hours! You will hear Slim Harpo, Long John Baldry, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Buddy Guy, Cream, Foghat, Johnny Winter, Koko Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Maria Muldaur, Canned Heat, Delbert McClinton, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: We Ran by Linda Ronstadt

Our second airing of what I consider to be one of Ronstadt’s most eclectic works, interpreting the songs of Bob Dylan (for the first time since early in her career), John Hiatt, Naomi Neville and others. The standout song? Undoubtedly, Ruler of My Heart. Brilliant.

Tune us in, people. We’re about to expand our general rotation again and you have no idea what you are missing! No other radio station rotates a 27,000-song playlist on its best day.


A Brand New All-Girl Revue, Simon & Garfunkel In The Spotlight, and a New Episode of The Shadow, Monday, December 28, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers around the globe! How are we on this fine Monday morning, as I wind down my vacation. We are bringing you new stuff as we crawl toward 2021, and it starts with the ladies today.

The Ladies: Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Lucinda Williams, The Supremes, Joni Mitchell, Valerie Carter, Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin and Irma Thomas.

Here’s your line-up!

11:00 a.m. The All-Girl Revue, Volume 5: Various Artists NEW!

We’re kicking off the day with a brand new All-Girl Revue. This makes number five. The ladies in the photo above will join others in this playlist, like Phoebe Snow, Wendy Waldman, Ann Peebles, Tracy Chapman, Susan Tedeschi, Lulu, Petula Clark, Carly Simon, Jackie DeShannon, Carole King, Judy Collins, and others! It’s just over two hours of uninterrupted bliss.

By the way, the set list will be up under the Playlist tab. Just go and scroll until you find it.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Simon & Garfunkel

They made their television singing debut at the age of sixteen. Paul Simon went on to become one of the greatest songwriters of all time, and together they have sold 105 million records over their career. Today, they’re in the spotlight.

7:00 p.m. The Shadow: 05. Hounds In The Hills NEW!

You’re going to love this one: “A demented old hag living with her hunchback son kidnaps four boys and holds them captive in their mansion.” This comes direct from their wikifan page. And guess what? The plot only thickens from there. I’m not revealing one more thing.

Listen, the programming is light. I am not, however, shirking my duties. Your post-Shadow evening will be littered with Three-in-a-Rows throughout. This costs you nothing. Remember, sharing is caring. Or so they say.


Roy Orbison In the Spotlight, The Final Airing of Moondog Matinee, Selections From Monterey Pop, and Tonight’s Live Dead, Saturday, December 26, 2020

Well, Good Morning, Musicologists! It’s our usual busy Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge as we kick off some new playlists to carry us into the New Year!

Five-octave Roy Orbison, the man with the golden voice.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Roy Orbison NEW!

We’ve got all the Roy you want here, from his outstanding solo career right up on through his time as a member of The Traveling Wilburys with friends George Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Bob Dylan, the best damned super group on the planet. Ever. Enjoy this one.

The set list is up under our Playlist tab. Simply scroll to the bottom!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Moondog Matinee by The Band FINAL AIRING!

We’re closing out Moondog Matinee today. Tomorrow when you wake up, there’ll be a brand new Album of the Week ready to go!

6:00 p.m. Selections From the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, June 17-19, 1967

Since today marks the day the rockumentary hit the theaters back in 1968, we thought we’d commemorate the precursor to Woodstock by playing some tunes from the festival.

The set list is also up under the Playlist tab. Again, just scroll down.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, April 12, 1986 NEW!

Another new ‘Live Dead’ offering for this week. We’ve played no duplicates here since this little extravaganza began, and we will go as long as we can with new material! This one comes from the now-demolished Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.

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It’s Monday With Joni Mitchell, A New Episode of ‘The Shadow’ and Bob Dylan Live in ’75, December 21, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers of the Universe! I hope that your Monday can be made brighter by our programmng selections (call me dramatic).

Joni Mitchell performs on stage at The Wall Concert, Berlin, 21st July 1990. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

Here’s today’s killer line-up:

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

Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell’s career has spanned four decades. Mitchell’s talents embrace various musical styles, including folk, pop, rock and jazz. I had the opportunity to see her at Boston’s Music Hall with Tom Scott & The L.A. Express on her tour supporting the release of her album, Court & Spark. She was amazing.

3:00 p.m. The Shadow: 04 Death Under The Chapel NEW!

An insane professor is dropped from the faculty after causing the suicide of one of his students. You can imagine that he might have revenge in mind.

7:00 p.m. Bob Dylan Live in ’75: The Rolling Thunder Revue

Bob Dylan on his Rolling Thunder Review tour, along with his loosely-assembled back-up band called Guam, which included Ronee Blakeley, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, T Bone Burnett, Mick Ronson and Scarlet Rivera, among others. The tour was unorthodox and almost spontaneous, and it took place just prior to the release of his fantastic Desire LP.

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