That’s DR. Tom Petty and His 65 Best Songs, and Our Brand New Album of The Week Amidst A Lot of Open Stream, Sunday, December 5, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! Today we are switching gears on the fly and shuffling the schedule so we can celebrate Dr. Tom Petty’s honorary Ph.D. in Music from the U of Florida! Read on!

Today we celebrate DOCTOR Tom Petty’s Career!

Here’s Sunday Funday’s programming:

10:00 a.m. Album of The Week: The Smile Sessions by The Beach Boys NEW!

The Beach Boys’ Smile album never really came to fruition. It was actually abandoned back in 1967. In 2011, The Smile Sessions was released…and in several forms. You can read about it in detail here. What we give you this week is one version and it’s the 19 songs that theoretically present what the final version of Smile would have been. It’s a great trip.

1:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream: Tom Petty’s 65 Greatest Songs UPDATED!

A few days ago, the University of Florida posthumously awarded Tom Petty a Doctorate in Music, adding to his musical legend. I imagine that most people know this was an honor long deserved. (If you don’t, this is probably not the radio station you want to listen to.) Today we present our very subjective list of Petty’s best songs, not just with the Heartbreakers, but also with Mudcrutch, the Traveling Wilburys, and as a solo artist. It has been updated and, guess what, if I were to do this over, it could be different.

If you are only familiar with Tom Petty’s “hits,” this is a good chance for you to step out and hear some of his lesser known songs. That’s why there are 65 of them.

This will be a fun day for Petty fans everywhere (and that will include me). The rest of the day is dedicated to wide Open Stream of continually rotating 27,000+ songs. And all of this is free because we’re not a business. We’re a music emporium.

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It’s The Day Before Thanksgiving and All Through The Lounge Not a Creature Was Stirring Except the DJ, Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s the Wednesday mid-week, Thanksgiving travel day wide Open Stream Day here in The Mermaid Lounge. But there’s a twist!

Here’s your pre-bird programming:

We are on all day wide Open Stream with Trifectas on the hour:

10:00 a.m. Aretha Franklin

11:00 a.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers

12:00 p.m. Bonnie Raitt

1:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt

2:00 p.m. Neil Young

3:00 p.m. Paul McCartney

4:00 p.m. The Grateful Dead

5:00 p.m. Valerie Carter

6:00 p.m. The Mamas & The Papas

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

And then back to the biggest library of circulating music on the planet.

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It’s Mid-Week, and The Music Mermaid is Running The Show With Wide Open Stream, Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Well, we have a full day of wide Open Stream. No programming. All of this courtesy of The Music Mermaid. She’s minding the store today.

This is all you need to know. And this is where you need to go:

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We’re at Midweek With Our Multi-Artist EP About the Women in Our Lives, and We’ve Got a Great ‘NOT THE Album of The Week’ Later, Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’re at midweek here and we’ve got a lot of Open Stream punctuated with some great programming starting at noon today. Read on for the details (because the devil is always in the details).

The Female Species, a multi-artist songfest, begins at noon!

Here are the details:

12:00 p.m. The Female Species: Various Artists

Hey, nothing sexist about this particular playlist. Just some great songs with the words ladies, women, or girls in their titles or lyrics…or both. This is always a fun exercise for me. There’s a lot of, “Oh yeah, hey, I almost forgot that song!”

7:00 p.m. Not The Album of The Week: Long After Dark by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers UPDATED!

We’ve already got an album for this week, but it came to our attention yesterday that this great Heartbreakers album was released 39 years ago yesterday, giving us yet another opportunity to hear our House Band. This great album resulted in three singles, including the mighty You Got Lucky, in addition to Change of Heart and Straight Into Darkness.

We’re giving you an added bonus with this airing. At the end are two songs that were written and recorded for this album, but which were dropped. One is Turning Point, which appeared on the Playback album later. The other was one we never heard until after Tom Petty passed, called Keep A Little Soul. This one appeared on An American Treasure, released after his death. I love both of these songs and the beauty of having access to them is so that you can wonder how they were left off the original album, particularly Keep A Little Soul. At the end of the day, it matters not. These songs are here now and we get to experience them.

Great day to tune us in. Blah. Blah. Blah. We say the same shit every day in an attempt to entice you. We have no advertising budget because we collect no money. We need you and your ‘word of mouth’ to help us out. In the meantime: ENJOY.

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Thursday We Give You Open Stream With Trifectas All Day Up Until Our Album of The Week Airing, October 21, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! The Music Mermaid has chosen an Open Stream day with Trifectas right up until our Album of The Week airing later.

Here’s today’s programming:

All Day Open Stream with Trifectas!

8:00 a.m. Aretha Franklin

9:00 a.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers

10:00 a.m. Steely Dan

11:00 a.m. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

12:00 p.m. The Beatles

1:00 p.m. Lucinda Williams

2:00 p.m. Van Morrison

3:00 p.m. Sam Cooke

4:00 p.m. Canned Heat

5:00 p.m. Janis Joplin

6:00 p.m. Diana Ross & The Supremes

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty

This is our next-to-last airing of this great Petty album, so get it while you can! Saturday will be the final airing before we move onto a new selection.

It’s Thursday. The end of the work week nears. This would be a most excellent day to tune us in. You can really get a feel for what we’re all about on an Open Stream day.

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It’s a Black & Blue Friday Here in The Mermaid Lounge With Songs Including References to Those Two Colors Throughout The Day, October 15, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! This should be a fun day as we pull out our All About Blue and Paint It Black set lists for you. It’s a treasure trove of multi-artist songs as we play the ones with the words “blue” and “black” in either the title or the lyrics, or both!

Today it’s songs with references to the colors black & blue in the title, lyrics, or both!

Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. All About Blue, Volume One: Various Artists

1:15 p.m. All About Blue: Volume Two: Various Artists

We’re running these two playlists back-to-back for you today to kick things off, focusing on songs with references to the color blue in the title, the lyrics…or both! And there are plenty as you’ll hear from The Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Shawn Colvin, Paul Simon, The Kinks, Little Feat, B.B. King, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Joni Mitchell, Badfinger, The Beach Boys, George Harrison, Mudcrutch, Jonathan Edwards, Linda Ronstadt, Taj Mahal, Van Morrison, and many more!

7:00 p.m. Paint It Black: Various Artists

You’ll get the same treatment tonight only with the color black. You’ll hear from Led Zeppelin, The Wallflowers, The Move, The Beatles, Steely Dan, Stephen Stills, The Band, Grateful Dead, Curtis Mayfield, Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Tim Hardin, Lucinda Williams, k.d. lang, Tom Rush, Amy Winehouse, Warren Zevon and more!

And that’s why it’s a black & blue Friday here in The Mermaid Lounge! It’s a big wide Open Stream with a bit of a twist, and we hope you like it. Make today part of your background color by pulling up a tab and tuning us in. You’ll be in good company.

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We Kick Off the New Week With a Wide Open Stream Day, Monday, September 6, 2021

We’re kicking off the new week with some Wide Open Stream courtesy of the Music Mermaid, a siren of impeccable musical taste.

We’re open 24/7 ’round the clock and we don’t ask for you to subscribe at any time. We don’t need your credit card. We don’t need your personal information. We just need your ears so you can hear the best music on the planet.

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We Kick Off a New Month With Jimi Hendrix Live, Some Afternoon Trifectas, and The Temptations In the Spotlight Later, Wednesday, September 1, 2021

It’s September here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we are kicking off the month in style. We’ve got a great live Hendrix and friends performance from 1968, we spotlight The Temptations later, and we toss in some Trifectas during our afternoon Open Stream.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Jimi Hendrix Jams With Elvin Bishop, Harvey Brooks, and Paul Butterfield, Live at The Cafe Au Go Go, New York, March 17, 1968

Jimi Hendrix jams with several of his friends on stage at the famed Cafe Au Go Go in New York. Not to be missed.

Afternoon Open Stream with Hourly Trifectas NEW!

The Trifectas are pretty popular right now, so we’re riding the wave today with four new selections:

3:00 p.m. The Beatles

4:00 p.m. The Rascals

5:00 p.m. Carly Simon

6:00 p.m. Stevie Wonder

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Temptations

We close the programming today with the legendary Temptations who helped to pioneer the Motown sound.

As always, it’s a great day to join our growing worldwide community and tune us in. We run 24/7 so we can accommodate everyone’s best listening times. Some of our listeners start tuning in at 3:00 a.m., depending upon where they are in the world. Already this morning, we have listeners from the UK, Spain, Italy, Israel, France, and the Faroe Islands. Give us a shot.

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We’ve Got a New Feature Called Trifecta Thursday Here in The Mermaid Lounge, and We’ve Got Our Album of The Week Later, August 26, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! If you’re lucky number is “three” this is your day. We’ve got Open Stream but we start every hour with trifectas (three-in-a-row) from some of our favorites. We’re adding this to our repertoire.

Marvin Gaye, Little Feat and Linda Ronstadt kick off our first Trifecta Thursday!

Here’s today’s line-up:

All Day Open Stream Trifecta Thursday NEW!

Today we kick off a new feature called Trifecta Thursday. We’re playing it by ear right now in terms of how much we’ll do it, but we have more on the horizon and continue to build our Trifectas. Here’s what you will hear today.

11:00 a.m. Marvin Gaye

12:00 p.m. Guy Clark

1:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt

2:00 p.m. B. B. King

3:00 p.m. The Traveling Wilburys

4:00 p.m. Aretha Franklin

5:00 p.m. Neil Young

6:00 p.m. The Byrds

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Goin’ Home, A Tribute to Fats Domino by Various Artists

We’re winding down on this week’s album of the week, a great array of songs by those who knew Fats Domino was more than just another singer. He was a pioneer in rock n’ roll. Nobody was singing the stuff he was singing back then. You’ll hear Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, John Lennon, Lucinda Williams, Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Toots & The Maytals, and many more!

Great day to tune us in. We’ve got a new feature for you. We’re totally free, run 24/7 without commercial interruption, we don’t ask for a subscription, your credit card, or personal information. We’re all about the music.

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We Kick Off a New Week With Wide Open Stream! You’re in The Music Mermaid’s Capable Hands, Monday, August 23, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We have no doubt that you are in capable hands this morning as we kick off a brand new week with The Music Mermaid in charge.

Here’s why you should join us:

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