Good Morning, Music Lovers! How the hell are you this fine Sunday? We have a great line-up today sprinkled in all that Open Stream which, we are again expanding as we speak (or as I write).
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Joan Baez by Joan Baez NEW!
This album has great historical significance to music. In 2015, the album was placed into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress for special recognition and preservation as one of the sound recordings in over 130 years of recording history that has “cultural, artistic and/or historical significance to American society and the nation’s audio legacy” It was recorded in the summer of 1960 and released the same year. Later re-issues contained bonus tracks, but this is the original 13 songs and nothing more.
3:00 p.m. Tom Petty’s Peculiar Picks: The Best of The Buried Treasure Show NEW!
Tom Petty had a side gig. He was a DJ on The Buried Treasure Show, which debuted on Sirius XM’s Deep Tracks channel, then moved to Tom Petty Radio. Tom Petty shared not only some pretty great music (some of it buried and pretty obscure), but his knowledge about its history and how it influenced the influencers. Those of us who listen beyond the catchy tune stage consider this show a national treasure, and agree totally with the sentiment expressed in this article.
7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real
Yeah. He’s Willie’s boy. And he’s pretty damned good. POTR, as they are affectionately known, also has a side gig as Neil Young’s touring band. Can’t get a much better endorsement than that.
I have no clue what any of you are up to today but — whatever it is — you should have this station tuned in. After all, it’s Sunday Funday. And we’re really fun and won’t cost you a dime.
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!
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.
Tune us in, people. No commercials. No credit card required. No memberships. No personal information. What’s the matter? That make you nervous?
Good Morning, Global Music Lovers! We added Italy and Serbia to our list of listeners yesterday. That’s good because we’ve got some great programming today here from The Mermaid Lounge.
Here’s today’s musical line-up:
11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt: Forgotten Gems and Rarities
There are some things that never make it to an album. We’ve got some live performances that have never been put to vinyl. And we also have the original music from the official Tracks of My Tears video. And it’s not the same as the released version! You’ll want to hear this playlist if you’re a Ronstadt fan.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Main Refrain by Wendy Waldman
Speaking of Linda Ronstadt, she helps out Wendy Waldman on this album!
7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Van Morrison
Yeah. Van is an acquired taste on a personal level. But musically? He’s a genius.
Drop by and sit a spell today. It’s a good day to get to know us. Once you try us, you may never go back to your regular music outlet.
Yeah, I know. People are always telling me I can’t have it both ways. But yes, I can. And so can you. We’re on Open Stream until 6:00 p.m. when the Traveling Wilburys pull into The Mermaid Lounge.
And, trust me, you’re going to love this two-hour Wilbury spectacular.
Here’s Wednesday’s line-up!
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Listen for those Three-in-a-Row’s all day long!
6:00 p.m. Wilbury Wednesday! The Traveling Wilbury’s Inside-Out NEW!
The Mermaid Lounge will be rockin’ with Wilbury magic for more than two hours. Hear the Wilbury demos, extended versions, outtakes, and different recording sessions! This is a not-to-be-missed event!
By the way, all the details on what you will be hearing is under the Playlist tab of this blog. Just scroll to the bottom!
If you’re a Traveling Wilburys fan (and who isn’t?) this is a night you won’t want to miss. So, why not tune us in.? I mean, you have absolutely nothing to lose except those radio stations whose DJ’s just can’t shut the fuck up.
Happy Monday, Slaves! We hope you enjoyed BLUES WEEK. We have some great programming coming up as we slide on into Petty month here in The Mermaid Lounge later this week.
Here’s Monday’s great line-up:
11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan: Rare Performances From The Copyright Collection, 1962-1966
We haven’t had any live Dylan here for a while, and we must remedy that situation. This is one of the best that we’ve been able to dig up from the vault. It’s a good one.
3:00 p.m. Little Feat Live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, August 2, 1977
Perhaps the most underrated band in rock music history. Little Feat was impossible to pidgeonhole, a brilliant combination of the blues, country, rhythm & blues, and good old fashioned rock n’roll. I saw them a few times before Lowell George’s untimely death, and they never, ever disappointed.
7:00 p.m. The Rolling Stones From The Vault, Live at San Jose Arena, April 19-20, 1999
Mick and the boys tear it up in San Jose. Another band that has stood the test of time, and is still tearing it up on stage, people.
This is a good time to tune us in. In fact, any day and at any time, it’s a good day to tune us in because we run 24/7 without interruption. What are you waiting for?
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re in our final week of The Summer of Love and we’re rolling along nicely on a Monday morning, as you will see.
Here’s your Monday line-up:
11:00 a.m. The Best of The Summer of Love! John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan NEW!
Dylan’s eighth studio album, released on December 27, 1967, marked a return to his folk roots after a few blues-influenced rock albums. It was very well received, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard charts and No. 1 in the UK. It was recorded around the same time as the home recordings made with The Band, which were eventually released as The Basement Tapes.
2:00 p.m. Dusty in London: The Lost British Recordings
There are fucking days when I cannot believe that people do not have a grasp on what Dusty Springfield has meant to music in general, let alone as a woman pioneer in this hell-bent male profession. But we here in The Mermaid Lounge “get it” for sure.
7:00 p.m. Acid: The Lost Cream Tapes (1967-1968)
This bootleg was actually released in 2005 and are alternate recordings of several songs as well as some jamming. Very cool. And really good quality, so enjoy. By the way, there are a couple of Falstaff Beer Commercial recordings tossed in, proving once again that advertising has been king for a long time.
Tune us in. Turn yourself on. And drop the rest of the shit out the window. It’s Monday. You really didn’t want to work anyway, did you?
*Oh, yeah, we invited the Dead for their usual 10:00 p.m. appearance to move us into the new week!
Good Morning, Ungovernables! This is the Women’s Week Grand Finale, and we end it the way we began: New live Linda Ronstadt at The Universal Amphitheater in L.A.
Here’s today’s line-up!
11:00 a.m. The Original All-Girl Revue!
The original is still the best. Hear Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Carole King, Aretha Franklin, Ann Peebles, Stevie Nicks, Carlene Carter and many others!
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Western Wall: The Tuscon Sessions by Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris FINAL AIRING!
Today we bid a fond farewell to this great album. Tomorrow we will have a brand new selection for you.
7:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at the Universal Amphitheater, October 3, 1977 NEW!
I hear it when you hear it. The buzz is that it’s great sound quality even though it’s a rare recording. Right now, this is the only UA recording I can find anywhere. And anyone who is familiar with Ronstadt’s career knows that her nights at the UA numbered in the 20 range during this time.
10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, N.C., April 12, 1978 NEW!
The Dead kicks out the jams with their usual 10:00 p.m. time slot, ushering us into the new week of music with a 3+ hour set live from North Carolina.
This is a great day to join us. It’s Saturday. This isn’t rocket science. And it’s free. And it’s outside the system. Every fucking day.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have great music on top, including an interlude in the early evening from our sisters up north, Kate & Anna McGarrigle.
Here’s your musical landscape for today:
11:00 a.m. Drivin’ Songs: Various Artists NEW!
Driving. It’s something most of us do and, for some, it cannot be avoided. Some drive for a living. It goes without saying that good driving songs are essential under these circumstances. We’ll share with you some of ours. Now, some of these songs are indeed about being on the road. Some others? Hell, they are just great songs to drive to. Let’s not get too analytical here.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Mojo by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
It’s hard to find an album these days with 15 songs on it. And it’s even harder to find an album with 15 really great songs.
7:00 p.m. Tell My Sister: The Unreleased Recordings of the McGarrigle Sisters
I call the McGarrigle sisters the Canadian Treasure, but they are also ours. Maybe you know their most famous songs; maybe not. And maybe you do but don’t realize they were behind those songs. Like, Linda Ronstadt’s Heart Like A Wheel? Maria Muldaur’s Cool River? Emmylou Harris’ Going Back To Harlan? They also have a bunch of unreleased stuff. That’s what you’ll be hearing this evening. And you will be hearing more from them down the road as we expand our library.
Come on, people. Give it a shot. We don’t have money to spend on advertising and PR. We need your help. Come spend some time with us. It requires no money. Ever. If you like us, tell others.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have some sweet stuff in our musical bag of tricks today. You’re going to love it. But only if you tune us in!
Here’s your Thursday line-up!
12:00 p.m. Elvis Presley: The 1956 Nashville Recordings NEW!
The 1956 Nashville sessions resulted in the very first album ever released by Elvis Presley. The album spent ten weeks at number one, and became the first rock n’ roll album to hit the top of the charts. It was also the first million selling album of the genre. The album also spawned the number one hit single, Heartbreak Hotel, undoubtedly one of my favorite Elvis Presley songs of all time. They don’t call Elvis “the king” for nothing. He was the inspiration for many, including the Beatles and Tom Petty, who met him at the age of 11. The rest is history.
5:00 p.m. The Beatles: The Transformative Years
We are replaying this great playlist today that made its debut on #BecomeUngovernable Radio on May 16. Tomorrow, we add the third playlist in our Beatles series.
All three playlists are now up and available in the Playlist section of the blog. Just scroll to the bottom!
9:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Learning To Crawl by The Pretenders
We’re back with this great album from The Pretenders. If you haven’t heard it yet this week, you’ll only have Saturday. On Sunday a new album will be chosen.
Tune us in, people. You have no idea what you are missing!
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today we have a brand new Album of the Week, and it’s our Sixties Rotation Sunday!
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
10:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Adieu False Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy NEW!
Nobody can ever accuse Linda Ronstadt of resting on her laurels. She was always in pursuit of the next musical adventure. The absolute best thing about Ronstadt — at least for her true fans — was that she refused to have her music defined by anybody. To put it bluntly, she sang because she loved singing.
This album was released on July 25, 2006. It would be Ronstadt’s last studio album before her retirement in 2011, and her revelation about having Parkinson’s Disease. Her musical partner is the amazing Ann Savoy, a Cajun music singer with a band called The Magolia Sisters. Ronstadt is technically a soprano; Savoy an alto. They had made duets before for a Cajun tribute album. Here, they unite as The Zozo Sisters, and the result is stunning.
Absolute Fact: Linda Ronstadt’s ultimate desire was to be part of an all-girl band. Those were the kinds of projects she sought out for herself.
2:00 p.m. The Sixties on Sunday!
We’re back with five hours of musical programming that defined a generation. From The Beatles, to The Kinks, to Barry McGuire, Lulu, Del Shannon, and Bob Dylan. It’s all here!
So, it’s Sunday. A day of rest. What are you going to do about that?