Bob Dylan Owns the Album of The Week, and The Sixties Playlist Returns on Sunday, January 17, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists. This is one of my favorite days here in The Mermaid Lounge because the Sixties are back once again with all the great music that goes with it.

Bob Dylan never ceases to amaze.

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Rough and Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan NEW!

Bob Dylan released his 39th album a bit earlier this year at the age of 79. The man never ceases to amaze. He has been at this for nearly 60 years, and he remains as in touch with the world around him now as he was when he was young. I include this review because it says it all perfectly, and prevents me from writing a tome here.

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

This is, without a doubt, my favorite playlist (along with Volume One, which we aired last time around. You can sing along with The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane, The Zombies, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors, Otis Redding, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and all the rest of the artists that inspired the creation of #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Good advice for a Sunday. Do it.

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It’s Another (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday With Some Trifectas Until Alison Krauss & Union Station and The Shadow Drop In, January 13, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists! This is our usual (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday with just a touch of programming to keep you on your proverbial toes.

Alison Krauss and Union Station.

Here’s your mid-week line-up:

All Day (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday

Yeah, we’re circulating about 27,000+ songs every single day, and today is no exception. You’ll have it wide open until evening.

6:00 p.m. Alison Krauss & Union Station Live!

A great performance recorded live at The Louisville Palace, April 29-30, 2002. It was the band’s eleventh album, but their first live album.

10:00 p.m. The Shadow: 07 The League of Terror

This one’s all about counerfeiters, and it features Agnes Moorehead (Bewitched).

Tune us in. You’re wasting so much good musical time when you don’t.

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It’s Another Kick-Ass Saturday With The Laurel Canyon Crowd, Joan Baez, Elvis’ Birthday Playlist, and Live Dead, on January 9, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Saturday is our big day on the programming scale but, in spite of that, our musical day remains mostly Open Stream.

The Grateful Dead. The ultimate jam band at the closing of Winterland.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists

It was all happening in the canyon back in the day. They were all groovin’ together, feeding off each other, and it produced some of the best damned sounds in the history of popular music. They inspired people like Jakob Dylan and Tom Petty. This playlist is about just over 2.5 hours and features The Mamas & The Papas, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, and more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Joan Baez by Joan Baez

The final airing of Joan Baez’s brillian debut album, recorded when she was just nineteen. Get in on it now. It will be gone tomorrow when you wake up!

7:00 p.m. Elvis Presley: The Sun Sessions

We’re celebrating Elvis Presley’s birthday a day late. That’s usually how it goes around here. We do our best, but my multiple personalities have their limits. Today, we’re playing his songs from The Sun Sessions, recorded at Sun Studios during 1954 and 1955. It’s produced by Sam Phillips, owner of Sun Records, who gave Elvis his start, and includes one of the greatest (and some people argue, the first) rock n’ roll songs ever, That’s All Right. Happy Birthday, Elvis.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Winterland, October 22, 1978 NEW!

We made it through last year for 52 weeks with no repeats. And we intend to attempt the same here. Let’s face it. It should not be difficult. The Dead played Winterland alone 48 times. This is just one of them. Enjoy, Deadheads.

Saturdays are always a fucking great day to tune us in. Why don’t you give it a shot? We are free. No credit card or private info required. No advertising accepted. No endless DJ chatter. You have no idea what you are missing.

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Jefferson Airplane Live at The Matrix, Our Expanded Folk Music From A to Z, and Our Album of The Week, on Thursday, January 7, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers. We are here in The Mermaid Lounge setting you up for a great day musically with new material and an update of some old.

Joan Baez has our Album of The Week, and appears in our Folk Music From A to Z Playlist.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Jefferson Airplane Live at The Matrix, San Francisco, February 1, 1968 NEW!

We are kicking out the day with some psychedelic rock! Shows by these guys are tough to come by, but we’ve got some others on the way! This one was broadcast on KMPX Radio back in the day.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Joan Baez by Joan Baez

Winding down with our third airing this week. We will have one more some time Saturday before we reveal our new selection on Sunday!

7:00 p.m. Folk Music From A to Z UPDATED AND EXPANDED!

We’ve really expanded this playlist wth the recent addition of new music, and we intend to expand it even further, like we did our British Invasion, Blues, and Sixties playlists. You can hear Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Richie Havens, The Beatles, Tim Hardin, Jesse Winchester, John Prine, Tom Rush, James Taylor, Pete Seeger, Odetta, Woody Guthrie, Eric Andersen, Harry Chapin, and more!

Come on, children. It’s time for you to catch up to the rest of the world and pull up that tab. It’s amazing the world that awaits, because you’ll be instantly connected with music at no charge — no credit card or personal information required. And, no. You don’t have to worry about us. We’re not Illuminati. We’re not tracking your every move. We’ve got nothing to sell you.

Come on. You know you want to.

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The British Are Back, There’s LIVE DEAD From The Harding Theater in San Francisco Later, and Our Final Airing of “Moondance,” Saturday, January 2, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s time for the British Invasion to make a return trip to our shores! We’ve also got a brand new Live Dead tonight and the final airing of Van Morrison’s brilliant Moondance this afternoon.

The Grateful Dead. No matter what kind of shit Bob Weir tries to sell you, there is no Dead without Jerry Garcia.

Here’s today’s line up:

10:00 a.m. The British Are Coming: Various Artists

Yes, it’s that time of month. We have the British back on our shores with more than five hours of uninterrupted stream of British Invasion music and then some. Hear The Beatles, The Dave Clark Five, The Searchers, Lulu, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Kinks, Cream, The Rolling Stones, and more. No commercials. No chatter.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Moondance by Van Morrison FINAL AIRING!

This is your last chance to hear Van Morrison’s brilliant Moondance album. We’ll have a brand new selection tomorrow morning on the blog when you wake up.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Harding Theater, San Francisco, November 7, 1971 NEW!

It’s the world’s ultimate jam band back again with a brand new show. Even if they’re playing consecutive nights on the same tour, no two Dead shows ever sound the same.

Tune us in. It’s Saturday. Play us in the background. Around all this great programming, we have 24/7 live stream. We’re completely OUTSIDE the system.

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It’s Another (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday Until Our House Playlist and The Shadow Come Along Later, December 30, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! This is another (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday. We’ll be circulating 27,000+ songs now that we upgraded our standard rotation. But we’ve got some great programming later!

Mr. Lennon tried to get us to “Give Peace A Chance.” We didn’t listen. You should listen to our House Playlist later for other warnings we didn’t bother to heed.

Here’s today’s line-up:

All Day (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday

Again, circulating 27,000+ songs for your listening pleasure. If you’re fortunate enough to work from home, why not put this on in the background?

5:00 p.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist

All of the music that reflects our attitude here in The Mermaid Lounge. Hear John Lennon, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, The Temptation, Peter Tosh, and many more!

10:00 p.m. The Shadow: 05 Hounds In The Hills

A replay of this week’s episode. It’s 30 minutes of outright suspense, then back to our Open Stream.

Tune us in. We’re free. We don’t run commercials. We don’t employ DJ’s that don’t know how to shut the fuck up, and we don’t interrupt or cut songs short. That’s another bonus.

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Our Rock, Blues and Ballads Playlist, The Final Airing of The Shadow, and The Doors Live From Vancouver…With A Special Sit-in Guest on Friday, December 18, 2020

Today’s entry from The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge might have been sparse, but the music from The Mermaid Lounge certainly isn’t. You don’t want to miss The Doors tonight. They have a special guest sitting in.

Albert King will be sitting in with The Doors tonight at 7:00 here from The Mermaid Lounge.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Rock, Blues and Ballads: Various Artists

We haven’t heard this one in a while, and it’s a great smorgasbord of artists, including Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, James Taylor, Dusty Springfield, Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt, Paul Simon, Neil Young, J.J. Cale, Long John Baldry, Harry Nilsson, Emmylou Harris and more!

The Playlist for this can be found on the blog under the Playlist tab. Just scroll and you’ll find it!

3:00 p.m. The Shadow 03: Death From The Deep FINAL AIRING!

This is the third and final airing of this week’s episode of The Shadow. On Monday, we’ll have a new one!

7:00 p.m. The Doors Live at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 6, 1970 NEW!

The official Roadhouse Blues Tour, and the Doors have a special guest named Albert King sitting in with them on four songs tonight…all Blues classics. So tune us in.

The Playlist for this performance is under the Playlist tab of this blog. Just scroll to the bottom!

We’re free. Nobody has to “subscribe” to our radio station. Nobody has to provide us with a credit card or personal information. There is no advertising. And our DJ doesn’t have diarrhea of the mouth either.

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Mid-Month Sundays Bring Our Sixties Rotation, and Led Zeppelin Owns the Album of The Week, December 13, 2020

It’s Sunday Funday here in The Mermaid Lounge. We’re mid-month, which puts one of my favorite playlists into the rotation!

Today it’s The Sixties Rotation, Volume One!

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

12:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin NEW!

Led Zeppelin IV was released by Atlantic Records on November 8, 1971, and was a massive critical and commercial success, shipping 37 million copies worldwide. All of the songs were written by the band, with the exception of the Memphis Minnie blues song, When The Levee Breaks.

3:00 p.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume 1: Various Artists UPDATED!

Last time around, we gave you Volume 2; this time it’s the original volume, updated for your listening pleasure. This is basically 5+ hours of sixties open stream, no interruptions, no advertising. You can hear The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Petula Clark, Lulu, The Hollies, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Bobbie Gentry, Johnny Rivers, The Dave Clark Five, The Box Tops, Dusty Springfield, Mary Wells and many more!

This brings us up just about 8:00 p.m., when you’ll hear…more Open Stream. And that’s because we run 24/7 and our Streaming Mermaid is always on top of things. Get it together and join the rest of the planet at:

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My Favorite Heartbreaker Live Performances, The Final Airing of our AOW, The Flying Burrito Brothers Live at The Avalon, and Live Dead Later, Saturday, December 12, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Here we are on our usual chock full Saturday, and it’s all good, as they say these days. Personally, I prefer, “It’s fucking mint.”

Yeah, baby. There is nobody like The Heartbreakers live and in person.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Deb’s Stream: The Best of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live UPDATED!

This isn’t a new playlist, but it has been updated over the past week, and we haven’t heard live Heartbreakers in a while, mostly because I try not to show favoritism when it comes to them, The Beatles, and Linda Ronstadt. It’s a struggle. Here we have my absolute favorite Heartbreaker live performances, and we’re simply not done yet. There will be other iterations of this playlist down the road.

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Eli and The Thirteenth Confession by Laura Nyro

This is your last chance to hear this great album this week. Tomorrow, we move on to a new selection. Don’t mess this up, people.

7:00 p.m. The Flying Burrito Brothers Live at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, April 6, 1969 NEW!

This is the perfect early evening performance by the Gram Parsons version of the Flying Burrito Brothers. This was actually the opening act for The Grateful Dead that evening. We have this weeks’ Live Dead coming up a bit later!

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, California, April 22, 1986 NEW!

It’s our Saturday night constitution here in The Mermaid Lounge. This week’s Live Dead is from the Berkeley Community Center.

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. That’s what I’d be doing if I had my choice. But alas, I don’t. I owe my soul to the company store. So, you enjoy yourselves on my behalf.

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It’s an Open Stream Friday All Day Until The Beatles and The Shadow Drop By, Friday, December 4, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists! We have a planned server upgrade today, so we will be Open Streaming right up until this evening when The Beatles and The Shadow drop by.

Here’s today’s line-up:

All Day Open Stream Friday with Three-in-a-Row’s!

We have an all-day Open Stream. Whatever the Streaming Mermaid picks up is what will play. We’re circulating 26,000+ songs all day. No two days ever sound the same here in The Mermaid Lounge.

7:00 p.m. The Beatles: The Endgame

The endgame battles of the Fab Four are legendary, but they continued to make outstanding music right up until the end, and they resolved their personal issues over time. What they contributed to rock music far outweighs their personal issues. This is the third and final portion of our Beatles Retrospective series.

10:00 p.m. The Shadow: Aboard The Steamship Amazon

Our final airing of this week’s episode of The Shadow. We got off to a late start with the opening of the show this week, but next week, The Shadow airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Watch the schedule!

This is a good day to tune us in and get the flavor for what our music and programming is all about. Tomorrow, we kick off some new playlists, and new artists in our general rotation as we prepare for The Winter of Our Discontent.

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