Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have some great stuff on tap today here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’re wishing Heartbreakers’ bassist Ron Blair a belated birthday!
Here’s your Thursday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, October 16, 2002
We’re a day late, but today we are celebrating Heartbreakers bassist Ron Blair’s 72nd birthday (yesterday). He was an original founding member of the group who left, then came back after the death of Howie Epsein.
Their concert in 2002 after the release of The Last DJ, and turned out to be one of their strongest concerts ever.
The set list for this show appears under the Playlist tab on the blog.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Lost Tapes by Valerie Carter
Another airing of this great collection of never-before-released songs by the little girl with the big voice. Valerie Carter is a joy to behold.
7:00 p.m. DJ’s Choice: My Favorite R & B Stream
We’ve got a great couple of hours of music here, including cuts from The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Martha & The Vandellas, Jackie Wilson, Bill Withers and many more!
This is about 7 hours of programming in a 24-hour day. The rest and in between is all wide-open streaming of the best music of your lives. No lie. We’re free. No commercials. And no useless chatter.
Here we are again on Labor Day. This isn’t about waving flags. This is a day to thank the labor movement for the advances they made for the working class. Period. Now, let’s get on with the music portion of the program.
Today, we are celebrating two birthdays, Chrissie Hynde (69 years) of The Pretenders, and Benmont Tench (67 years) of The Heartbreakers. Long may they run.
Here’s today’s musical line-up:
11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 30th Anniversary Concert, The Stephen J. O’Connell Center, Gainesville: September 21, 2006
This is undoubtedly one of the finest Tom Petty tours ever, and the Gainesville performance was absolutely brilliant. The band was dead “on” that night. We air this today in honor of Benmont Tench’s 67th birthday.
3:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Otis Redding
No big event here. It was just time to run Otis Redding’s amazing playlist again. “The Big O” made his debut at The Monterey International Pop Festival back in June of 1967. On December 10, 1967, Otis Redding died in a plane crash, joining Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix in the 27 Club.
7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Pretenders
One of the most outstanding things to happen to music during this time frame was The Pretenders, a really kick-ass band led by Chrissie Hynde, an often-overlooked rock pioneer. Today we celebrate her 69th birthday.
It’s a holiday. Good day to tune us in. I mean, really. We’re totally free. We don’t even ask your frackin’ name. No credit card required. Best of all, we’re 24/7 with no commercials and no political bullshit.
Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have a great line-up today from The Mermaid Lounge, and we’re firing on all cylinders right from the start!
Here’s Thursday’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. The Band: Live at The Casino Arena, Asbury Park, New Jersey, July 20, 1976
The started as Bob Dylan’s back-up band, and the rest is history. The Band left us an amazing volume of just plain great fucking music, from their hits to their deep cuts. That’s why we love them here in The Mermaid Lounge.
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Revolver by The Beatles
No matter who you talk to about Beatle albums, the consensus is that this was a vast turning point for the band from all perspectives.
7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue Too: Various Artists UPDATED!
We’re back with an updated version of The All-Girl Revue Too. Hear Norah Jones, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Patti Smith, Laura Nyro, Chi Coltrane, Etta James and more!
It’s a beauty of a day to give us a shot. So, don’t fuck this up.
I don’t know if I’m alone in this phenomenon, but sometimes I hear Emmylou Harris and say, “Wow, I forgot that one because nobody ever plays it!” Well, we play them here, and we’re giving them to you today.
2:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream: Absolutely the Animals!
The Animals have been around since the early sixties, and they are one badass British rhythm & blues band. The band was formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, but moved to London when they finally took hold in 1964. Eric Burdon is a favorite here in The Mermaid Lounge.
7:00 p.m. John Fogerty’s 50-Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, June 20, 2019 NEW!
In 2019, John Fogerty celebrated Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 50-year anniversary of their appearance at Woodstock (the original, of course) with an appearance at Red Rocks Amphitheater, one of the most beautiful of all concert venues on the planet. We love both John Fogerty and Creedence here in The Mermaid Lounge. Enjoy!
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here we are back from Limbo! Therefore, it is only fitting that we celebrate the occasion (which we hope to never have happen again) with our two house bands!
12:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the Fillmore 1999
Back in ’99, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers performed at The Fillmore in San Francisco for seven consecutive sold-out nights on The High Grass Dogs Tour. By then, the band was already enmeshed in a full-on love affair with fans, and this continued to grow over the coming decades. We love Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers here in The Mermaid Lounge.
4:00 p.m. The Inner Sanctum: The Tell-Tale Heart FINAL AIRING!
We not only say goodbye today to The Tell-Tale Heart but to the Inner Sanctum. We’ll take a very short break in the spooky proceedings, but will be back with another featured series soon.
7:00 p.m. The Beatles: Help!, The Movie Soundtrack NEW!
It’s not a new album, but July 20 was the 55th anniversary of the film’s official release in the UK. It was released in August of 1965 in the U.S. Today, we celebrate the release of Help! by featuring the soundtrack album. The song in the scene above (photo) is Ticket To Ride, which John Lennon called the first psychedelic song ever made. Enjoy!
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! It has been a while and we were more than overdue for another Mudcrutch Madness Monday, and we salute Mick Jagger on his birthday with some live Stones!
Here’s your Monday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Mudcrutch Monday Madness!
Here we are again celebrating the band that birthed Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. I say birthed rather than morphed into because Mudcrutch is a badass band all on its own. Petty brought them back into the light in 2008, and the rest is musical history, including a brilliant tour in 2016 where the definitive version of Hungry No More was recorded live at The House of Blues in Boston. We love Mr. Petty here.
Mudcrutch is Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench (all from the Heartbreakers), along with Randall Marsh and Tom Leadon.
3:00 p.m. The Inner Sanctum: The Tell-Tale Heart NEW!
Here’s our very last episode of The Inner Sanctum for this broadcast cycle. But don’t despair! We’ve got plenty more old time radio spooktaculars on the horizon. So, enjoy The Tell-Tale Heart.
7:00 p.m. The Rolling Stones Live at The Palais Royale Ballroom, Toronto, Canada on August 16, 2002 NEW!
We celebrate Mick Jagger’s birthday (yesterday) with a very unique live performance. It took place in Toronto, Canada, and was essentially a surprise performance to just 1,000 guests.
Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Hey, still the best advice I’ve heard. Especially if you’re fortunate enough to be off on a Monday. Tune us in. We’re free. We’re 24/7. We’re outside the system.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! The next few days here are big days for the ladies of rock n’ roll as we move toward the end of Women’s Week. Today’s programming is only seven hours worth, but it’s packed with great stuff.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Lucinda Williams Live at The Fillmore
Lucinda Williams hails from Louisiana and somehow you can just feel that coming through in her gritty music. Among her peers, she’s one of the most respected and influential singer-songwriters in the business. You’d never know it because — no matter how you look at it — women are still considered second-class citizens in the rock world. At least these women are. The little blonde sound-alike waifs they prop up on stage these days are no match.
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Western Wall: The Tuscon Sessions by Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris
This is one of those albums that musicians feel in their soul. It may not be a platinum seller, but that’s not why it’s being done. It’s one of the things you have the opportunity to make after you’ve paid your dues in the business. And both Ronstadt and Harris have done just that.
7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Maria Muldaur NEW!
Friend of Linda, Bonnie, Kate & Anna McGarrigle and many others. Maria Muldaur has been out there since the great folk revival of the sixties. She has been gracing us with her own solo work and also singing background and harmonies with just about everyone else, including Linda Ronstadt, the Jerry Garcia Band, the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, and Paul Butterfield. Today she gets The Spotlight, and deservedly so.
This is — without a doubt — an excellent week to tune in #BecomeUngovernable Radio. We still have a long way to go with Women’s Week, and we have a lot of women still to air — both well known and not so well-known. Tune us in.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! This is a spectacular line-up today starting right off the bat, as my grandmother would say. And it includes yet another amazing Ronstadt playlist.
Here’s Friday’s line-up!
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival
Also known as Creedence or CCR. Four guys from the Bay area who sounded like they just rumbled out of a Lousiana swamp. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are the favorite American band around these parts. Creedence runs a hot and strong second.
3:00 p.m. The Inner Sanctum: The Melody of Death FINAL AIRING!
This is the final airing of The Melody of Death. On Monday, we’ll have a brand new episode available.
7:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt: Forgotten Gems, Rarities, Outtakes, Bootlegs NEW!
This is a great playlist of stuff that may never have been heard before by most radio listeners. Some may have been forgotten. Some have never existed in recorded form. Enjoy this playlist.
The songs are already up under the Playlist tab. Just scroll to the bottom!
This would be a most excellent day to make #BecomeUngovernable Radio your radio station of choice. It’s free. Totally. Every day and in every way. Completely built OUTSIDE the system. I promise.
Good Morning, Music Lovers! Welcome to Saturday! Our musical landscape is very agreeable today. Great programming and a lot of open stream.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Homegrown by Neil Young
Today is the final airing of this long-awaited (and I mean, long-awaited) album. On Sunday we will have a new album posted on the blog.
7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at Fenway Park, August 30, 2014
From The Heartbreakers’ Hypnotic Eye Tour. The 2014 Fenway Park, Boston, show is considered one of the very best on this tour.
10:00 p.m. Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at The Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, June 12, 1980. NEW!
Known as the famous Mount Saint Helens show, it took place just two weeks after the devastating first major eruptions of the Mount Saint Helens volcano. The volcano actually erupted for the second time during the Dead’s performance of Fire On The Mountain, appropriately raining ash down on the crowd.