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?
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there. My daughter always says “Mother’s only half a word in our house.” She wasn’t kidding either.
Here’s your Mother’s Day lineup!
11:00 a.m. Tom Petty: Deep Cuts and B-Sides
Yes, with and without the Heartbreakers. Mostly with, though. Listen, their B-sides are better than most bands’ A-sides. And that’s no lie, as you will see if you tune in.
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: The Band. By The Band. NEW!
The band that began as Bob Dylan’s back-up band went on to become one of the most influential bands of its generation, and delivered the goods every time out. This effort came after Music From Big Pink, another great musical achievement. But this one saw Robbie Robertson take charge, and the The Band took a huge leap forward.
The Band, along with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Beatles, remains one of #BecomeUngovernable’s favorite house bands.
6:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Little Richard NEW!
Richard Wayne Penniman, also known as Little Richard, was a rock n’ roll pioneer who broke down many barriers in his lifetime. He influenced many who came after him, like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, whose early efforts were steeped in rhythm & blues. He passed away yesterday at the age of 87, and today we pay tribute to his greatness.
It’s Mother’s Day. Tune us in. You won’t regret it.
Good Evening, Ungovernables! It’s the last day of PettyFest here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio and we’re going out in style!
Here’s your program list:
11:00 a.m. Tom Petty’s Final Interview
Contrary to urban legend, Tom Petty did not know he was going to pass into the great wide open. He had plans.
2:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Traveling Wilburys
The things they did just for fun and because they liked each other.
7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live in Santa Monica (12.31.78)
The legendary New Year’s Eve show with a great version of Shout.
10:00 p.m. Happy Anniversary, Damn The Torpedoes!
The Heartbreakers’ signature album was released forty years ago on October 19th. It’s time to celebrate. This is an expanded version of the album, with some outtakes and demos. Enjoy!
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some prime Beatles stuff coming up for you today so let’s get to it!
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. The Beatles: The Let It Be Sessions
This is rare and previously unreleased audio of the Beatles at work developing the tracks for Let It Be.
2:00 p.m. The Beatles: Let It Be Naked
The stripped down version of a great album the way it was meant to be heard before Phil Spector applied his infamous “wall of sound.”
5:00 p.m. The Ungovernable Report
With Sarah Freels still sidelined, Adam Rice steps up to the plate one more time to deliver the news. Sarah will return for the next episode.
8:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live at The Fillmore (1999)
Tom Petty month is winding down, but we’ve still got some great stuff on tap!
Did I mention that in between all this programmed material, we’re streaming the best damned music on the planet?
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re starting to get back in the swing of things with the station. We’re in the midst of revamping and realigning our planned programming, as well as trying to get our “on demand” section going. Please be patient as we grow.
10:00 a.m. Petty Theft: The Covers
No doubt in anybody’s mind: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are the greatest cover band in music ever. Here they cover everybody from Carole King to Chuck Berry. Not to be missed.
1:00 p.m. Steve Earle, Townes VanZandt, and Guy Clark “Live” at the Bluebird Cafe
I’m here to tell you this was a labor of love. The only outlet I could find that still sells this is Amazon. That’s not happening. In the immortal words of Liawatha Warren, “She persisted.” I did. We’ve got it. And Jeff Bezos didn’t make a penny off it.
4:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Band
8:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Pretenders
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