We’ve Hit Friday and We’re ‘Under The Influence’ During The Day, and Partying With The Heartbreakers Later, March 18, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! Well, we’ve made it to the end of the work week (for most) and we’ve got a great musical line up for you today that starts with our ‘Under The Influence’ EP!

The caterpillar knew where it was at. He was ‘Under the Influence.’

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

Yeah. We have all been here at one time or another, haven’t we? I mean, if we are being honest about shit. Whether it’s martinis, hooch, or hallucinogens, at one time or another we’ve indulged. And musicians have been singing about it for decades. You’ll hear The Doors, The Byrds, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Arlo Guthrie, Donovan, Glenn Frey, Linda Ronstadt, Jonathan Edwards, Small Faces, The Rolling Stones, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jackson Browne, Harry Chapin, Emmylou Harris, The Band, Bob Dylan, Eric Burdon & War, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Neil Young, The Fraternity of Man, and more!

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

If you’ve ever listened to Tom Petty’s Buried Treasure Show on Sirius-XM, you know where The Heartbreakers’ musical DNA comes from. One of the greatest rock n’ roll bands in the world is also one of the best damned cover bands on the planet. Tom Petty loved adding songs to The Heartbreakers’ live performances that paid homage to those whose music inspired them. This is one of our favorite playlists here in The Mermaid Lounge: The Heartbreakers as cover band. We’re sure you’ll love it too.

Yeah, folks, this is the day to tune us in. We’ve got some great music for you today, as we do every day, but this is certainly one of my favorite musical combinations of the programming realm. And before, after, and in between our programming, we give you that wide Open Stream 24/7. For free. Get in on it.

We Close Out The Month With Music Banned On The Airwaves, The Animals, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live, Monday, February 28, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! February certainly is a short month, but we’re closing it out in style with some excellent programming, including a brand new playlists of songs banned ’round the world!

Hard to believe this song was banned, but that’s what happens when you “Imagine there’s no heaven.”

Here’s your musical programming for today:

11:00 a.m. Banned On The Airwaves: Various Artists NEW!

This certainly isn’t an EP, but it was fun to put together. Thanks to my compadre Dave Denton for the idea! These are songs that have been banned from different locations around the world, not just here in America. Some of them defy logic, I must say. For example, My Generation by The Who was banned by the BBC because they felt it was disparaging to people who stutter. Sailing by Rod Stewart was banned because of the war in the Falkland Islands (incidentally, this was not the only nautical song banned at this time). God Only Knows by the Beach Boys was banned because, well, God just wasn’t used in rock n’ roll music. This Note’s For You by Neil Young was banned because it was anti-capitalist.

In addition to these guys, you’ll hear Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (yes, it’s true), The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Shirelles, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Van Morrison, and more. There’s a list of songs and artists under the Playlist tab. Scroll down to the bottom. By the way, this is not an exhaustive list.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Animals

The Animals were certainly one hell of a band. Steeped in R & B, the blues and rock, they were formed in Newcastle upon Tyne in the early sixties, then moved to London when they began to gain traction. Eric Burdon was the perfect lead vocalist for this band.

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The PPL Center, Allentown, PA, September 16, 2014

Speaking of great bands, we give you The Heartbreakers live on the Hypnotic Eye tour. It’s hard to believe that a band can produce such brilliant material over a forty-year span, but this album proved to be one of The Heartbreakers’ finest ever. Sadly, this would also be their final album ever as Tom Petty would prematurely pass into the great wide open a week after their 40th Anniversary Tour in 2017. Nevertheless, their music lives on eternally here in The Mermaid Lounge.

The set list for this show is also under the Playlist tab. Again, scroll down to the bottom.

Come on, folks. Music makes nearly all things tolerable. The only exception would be the GOP, but I digress and we don’t want to ruin the mood here. Hey, we’re anti-capitalist too. We don’t charge you anything to tune us in. We don’t ask for a credit card or personal information. In fact, we will have no bloody idea who you are. So do it.

Bob Dylan with The Heartbreakers Live at Orchard Park, The Kinks Live at The Palladium, and ‘Teaser and the Firecat’ On Thursday, January 6, 2022

Good Morning! This is your day if you like great ‘live’ shows, as we’ve got two from different venues in New York. We also have our next-to-last airing of this week’s featured album.

We’ve got Bob Dylan & The Heartbreakers on the True Confessions tour today

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live From Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, New York, July 4, 1986

Here we have Tom and Bob before they knew they’d get together again as Charlie T. Jr. and Lucky Wilbury. The Heartbreakers and Bob Dylan got together for Dylan’s worldwide ‘True Confessions’ tour, and it was feast for the ears. Tune it in today.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Teaser and the Firecat by Cat Stevens

We’re winding down here. I say that every Thursday, don’t I? But this is the day of the next-to-last airing of all our featured albums. The final airing will come on Saturday. Then, we’ll select a new album.

7:00 p.m. The Kinks Live at The Palladium, New York, December 31, 1980

The feuding Davies brothers always managed to call a truce long enough to make some of the greatest rock n’ roll on the planet. Here’s their 1980 New Year’s Eve concert from The Palladium.

As always, we entreat you to give our little station a shot. We’re really not about profit, because I certainly am not making one here. I promise. We’re free 24/7. We’ll never ask for a credit card or for your personal information. And we do not run any advertising; just brief station breaks so you know who the hell we are.

We’ll Be Ringing in The New Year in Style With Our #BecomeUngovernable House EP, and Two Live New Year’s Eve Shows Later, Friday, December 31, 2021

Good Morning, Revelers! We are kicking off the New Year’s Eve celebration in style with our House Extended Playlist, and two live New Year’s Eve shows from two of our favorites!

We’ve got five hours of very inspirational music for you!

Here’s your New Year’s Eve line-up:

9:00 a.m. #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

The music that makes up the greatest part of our DNA, including songs from Barry McGuire, The Beatles, The Temptations, CSNY, Pink Floyd, Peter Tosh, Edwin Starr, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Chambers Brothers, Buffalo Springfield, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Byrds, Donovan, Jimmy Cliff, Cat Stevens, The Association, Marvin Gaye, The Band, Arlo Guthrie, George Harrison, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, and more!

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: The New Year’s Eve Concert Live at The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, December 31, 1978

They were just musical babies here, but they were kicking ass and taking names. There are many reasons why TPATH is one of our House Bands, one of them being that they’re one of the best live performers on the planet. This concert is one for the books.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at the Closing of Winterland, San Francisco, December 31, 1978

Meanwhile, back in San Fran, the Dead was closing one great venue at Winterland. We give you a special edition of LIVE DEAD! tonight to help ring in the New Year.

There’s nothing like good music to help ring in a new beginning and, hopefully, better fortunes for all of us in the New Year. In the meantime, stay safe and push the button below. OK?

At Week’s End, We Turn the Spotlight On Our Two ‘House’ Bands, Friday, December 10, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! If you follow us, you know we’re very careful not to overplay our two house bands, a very difficult task since we consider them the two best bands ever to strap on guitars. Today, we’re not worrying about such things.

Our programming today focuses on our House Bands!

Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live and Loving It!

This playlist just underwent a very modest update, and it remains one of our favorite playlists. Here we have our very subjective favorite ‘live’ performances by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (and some stuff from Mudcrutch is indeed included). This is like a smorgasbord of the greatest live stuff from one of the greatest live bands on the planet, and includes some great covers of songs that Mike Campbell says come from bands that are part of The Heartbreakers’ DNA.

7:00 p.m. The Beatles: The Let It Be Sessions

In light of Peter Jackson’s new documentary about The Fab Four and the 50th Anniversary of Let It Be, we are giving you a great playlist here. It includes about thirty minutes of sessions that were previously unreleased, and then there are the final songs from Let It Be the way it was originally planned for listening (before the sessions were handed over to Phil Spector and he applied the Wall of Sound), which resulted in the album Let It Be Naked.

Celebrating our house bands together is something we’ve not done before, so this would be a great day to tune us in! It doesn’t cost you a penny, folks. That’s all on us. All we are doing is playing great music all day long. Tune us in.

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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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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.

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We Close Out The Week With The #BecomeUngovernable House EP and Some True Confessions, Friday, October 29, 2021

Good Morning, Pettyologists! The month is coming to a close quickly and we’ve got just a couple of more things to squeeze in, one of them coming this evening. Read on!

We’ve got Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on The True Confessions Tour later

Here’s your Friday line-up:

11:00 a.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

This is one of our favorites here. It started small and became an EP a little over a month ago. We’ve got some great music lined up over the afternoon hours coming from this excellent multi-artist long player.

7:00 p.m. Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA, June 12, 1986

We’ve got a tour where Petty and his mates were not necessarily the headliners, but that didn’t seem to matter to either them or the audience. This is where the seeds were planted for a great musical match and where Mike Campbell said that the band truly learned how to improvise on stage. He credited Dylan with that lesson. This is one of those “don’t miss” moments.

Come on, folks. What the hell are you waiting for? Your friends from around the planet are out there right now listening to us and you need to find a way to join them. Hey, this isn’t rocket science. It’s Internet radio.

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The Heartbreakers As Cover Band, EJ With Our Album of The Week, and Dusty Springfield In the Spotlight Later On Thursday, October 28, 2021

Good Morning, Worldwide Music Lovers! We’ve got some fun stuff today as we wind down Tom Petty Month here. Today, it’s The Heartbreakers paying homage to their influencers.

Dusty Springfield’s In The Spotlight a bit later!

Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Under The Covers

The same qualities that make The Heartbreakers a great rock n’ roll band make them a great cover band. Today our playlist gives you The Heartbreakers as cover band, paying homage to the influencers in their musical DNA, like Bob Dylan, The Dave Clark Five, Carole King, The Clash, The Byrds, J.J. Cale, and Elvis Presley, among others. Don’t miss it!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Elton John by Elton John

Every album selected gets played four times during that week on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. As you can see, we’re winding down with this week’s selection. On Sunday, we’ll have a brand new one for you.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Dusty Springfield

Dusty Springfield must not be forgotten in the annals of women in music. Her career spanned five decades, and she was one of the most famous transatlantic stars of The British Invasion, and a Sixties icon. Her first hit came in 1963 when she released I Only Want To Be With You. one of her six transatlantic hits of the Sixties that also included her two signature songs, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me and Son of A Preacher Man. Tune Dusty in at 7:00 p.m.

Hell, just tune us in now and listen to us all day long while you work. We’re very conducive to the work-at-home-set, believe me. All you need is a computer and a a free tab. And you get free music 24/7!

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It’s Midweek During the Final Week of Tom Petty Month, and We’ve Got Those Echoes From the Canyon Again, Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Well, we’re at midweek again. We’ve got our Laurel Canyon EP going today, along with some Wildflowers action a bit later as part of Tom Petty Month.

Some of the Legends of the Canyon

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Music From Laurel Canyon: Various Artists

This became an EP a little over a month ago, and it’s one of our favorites. Laurel Canyon was a musical phenomenon of both the 60s and 70s. You will hear The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Canned Heat, The Doors, The Mamas & The Papas, The Monkees, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, Carole King, James Taylor, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, CSNY, Neil Young, Stephen Stills & Manassas, John Mayall and many more.

7:00 p.m. Wildflowers & All The Rest: Finding Wildflowers by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Ever wonder how the final songs became the final songs? This is a great playlist from the Wildflowers project released just a little over a year ago. Alternate versions of the final songs that ended up on Wildflowers are a great treat for Petty fans. I never get tired of this stuff.

Its like Open Stream with a Theme. Yeah. That’s what it is. And it’s always uninterrupted by commercials or mouthy DJ’s who overstay their welcome. We’re also free, and we don’t ask you for a damned thing. So, what are you waiting for?

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