It’s Tuesday Bluesday With B.B. King & Friends, Eric Clapton in Tokyo & Our Album of The Week, November 24, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! What am I thankful for this week? This radio station. Life is too fucking short to listen to bad music and advertising.

Clapton is live in Tokyo this evening with another guitar god named Mark Knopfler!

Here’s today’s Tuesday Bluesday line-up!

11:00 a.m. B.B. King & Friends: A Night of Blistering Blues! NEW!

Join B.B. King with his friends Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Etta James, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Paul Butterfield and others!

The playlist is indeed up. Just go to the Playlist tab on this blog and scroll to the bottom!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Homecoming by America

It ain’t the blues, but it is our Album of The Week and it shall be played no matter what else is going on. In fact, many of the songs on this album defy labels. That’s what makes it so great.

7:00 p.m. Eric Clapton & His Band Live From The Tokyo Dome, Japan, November 2, 1988 NEW!

Like B.B. King, Eric Clapton invited a couple of friends in Mark Knopfler and Allan Clarke, vocalist for The Hollies. A splendid time was had by all.

Come on, people. Get your musical shit together. No, we don’t offer “on demand” musicl That’s not what we’re all about. We’d have to charge for that service, and we’re not doing that. This is radio the way it used to be.

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“Homecoming” is Our Album of The Week, Laura Nyro is In The Spotlight, and The Psychedelic Express Rolls Through, Sunday, November 22, 2020

How are we this fine morning, Music Lovers? It’s Sunday, a day of rest. It’s the perfect day to tune in, turn on, and drop out. Who said that?

Laura Nyro, one of the most amazing songwriters of all time.

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up!

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Homecoming by America NEW!

Here we go, everybody claiming this is a “surprise” pick for me. I remember in my younger days people being surprised that I liked much of America’s music. Hey, I’ve never been a head-banger. In fact, you don’t hear that stuff on this station, for the most part.

America is really good at what it does. Call it soft rock; call it whatever you want. But America has made some very creative music. The albums Homecoming, Hat Trick, and Hideaway have some incredible music on them. Tune it in today’s Album of The Week to see what we mean.

3:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro’s contribution to popular music is undeniable. She’s a brilliant songwriter, having delivered Wedding Bell Blues, Stoned Soul Picnic, Eli’s Coming, and many other songs. Most have been hits for other people, but Laura Nyro singing them is something to behold. Today, we put her In The Spotlight.

7:00 p.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists

Some of the best mind-bending tunes on the planet from The Electric Prunes, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cream, The Doors, Pink Floyd, and others!

10:00 p.m. Murder Most Foul by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan’s 2020 release about John F. Kennedy’s assassination was aired here when released, and added to the general rotation. Today, we will replay it at 10:00 p.m. on the 57th anniversary of JFK’s assassination.

Here’s what you’ve got to do: Tune us in. This is the easiest thing on the planet to do. Open a tab and click the link at the bottom of this blog entry. No lie. That’s all, folks. We’re not lying.

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Badfinger Live, Stephen Stills Says ‘Just Roll Tape,’ The Final Airing of Our AOW, and Live Dead on Saturday, November 21, 2020

It’s Saturday, Music Lovers, and it’s our busiest programming day of the week. We have some excellent stuff today.

After a Judy Collins recording session in 1968, Stephen Stills took the opportunity to make some new songs of his own.

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Badfinger Live at The BBC 1972/1973

Badfinger is the only bona fide hitmakers signed to The Apple Label (besides The Beatles, of course). These great live soundboard recordings at the BBC took place in June 1972 and August 1973.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Main Refrain by Wendy Waldman

Our final airing of this week’s featured album. Tomorrow when you wake up, we’ll do it all again with a new selection.

7:00 p.m. Stephen Stills: Just Roll Tape, April 26, 1968

A planned Judy Collins recording session turns into an impromptu recording session for Stephen Stills as well. He says ‘just roll tape,’ and we say ‘just listen in.’

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington, D.C., July 6, 1986 NEW!

The Dead are live once again from The Mermaid Lounge with a 1986 performance at RFK Stadium. No two shows alike, my music lovers.

This is Saturday, and an excellent day to find out what we’re all about. Join your friends around the globe and tune us in.

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Linda Ronstadt’s Rarities, Van Morrison In the Spotlight, and Our Album of The Week, on Thursday, November 19, 2020

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.

The incomparable Linda Ronstadt.

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.

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It’s a Big-Time Tuesday Bluesday With Our AOW Later, November 17, 2020

Here we are again on another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve really done up the blues playlist we built for Blues Week. You get to hear it in its expanded form today.

We’ve got just over four hours of open stream blues today.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blues NEW EXPANDED PLAYLIST!

We put this list together for the first time for Blues Week in September. We have since expanded it to just over four uninterrupted hours of open stream blues with James Cotton, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Paul Butterfield, J.J. Cale, The Allman Brothers Band, and many more!

5:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Main Refrain by Wendy Waldman

If you don’t know Wendy Waldman by now, this would be an excellent time to get to know her.

Speaking of getting to know others, this would be an excellent day to get to know us. Actually, every day is. We’re not kidding here. We’re totally free. No advertising. No chatter. No bullshit. No personal information. No credit card required.

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Welcome to Sunday and Our New Album of The Week & The Sixties Rotation!

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Today we have a brand new album of the week, and we have our monthly five-hour, uninterrupted Sixties Rotation. This is the music that is in our DNA here in The Mermaid Lounge.

The Sixties. It’s in our DNA here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

Here’s today’s line-up!

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: The Main Refrain by Wendy Waldman NEW!

The Main Refrain is one of the finest albums ever made from someone many may never have heard of. Those of us who were listening to Linda Ronstadt and Maria Muldaur, however, know Wendy Waldman because they introduced her to their followers. Fame may have eluded her over the years, but her contributions as a writer, singer and producer are immense. She remains one of the most well-respected singers of her generation among her peers. Linda Ronstadt appears on this album, and they combine their voices beautifully on The Eagle and The Owl. Pay attention, children.

3:00 p.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume 2: Various Artists

Our monthly homage to the inspiration for this radio station with more than five uninterrupted hours of streaming. The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, Canned Heat, The Guess Who, The Doors, The Who, Janis Joplin, Them, The Zombies, Jimi Hendrix, The Searchers and many others take a trip through The Mermaid Lounge today.

Before and after all of this great programming we have Open Stream because we run 24/7 uninterrupted, with no charge, no meaningless chatter, and no advertising. This would be an excellent day to join us.

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Little Feat Live, Aretha In The Spotlight, Our Final Airing of the AOW, and Live Dead on Saturday, November 14, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge, and it’s one of our busiest days. In spite of that, the majority of the music is uninterrupted Open Stream.

Aretha Franklin. The undisputed Queen of Soul.

Here’s Saturday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Little Feat Live at The Orpheum Theater, Boston, October 31, 1975

My affection for Little Feat is well known. But let me say this: There is no Little Feat without Lowell George just as there is no Grateful Dead without Jerry Garcia. (Don’t start me on Bob Weir, Capitalist Pig.)

Little Feat defied definition, playing a concoction of blues, rhythm & blues, and good old-fashioned rock n’ roll with some of the absolute best musicians in the business. Enjoy. I did. I was there.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: The Debut Album

It’s always tough for me to take a Petty break, but this is the final airing of this iconic album. Tomorrow, we’ll be introducing our new Album of The Week.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Aretha Franklin

Aretha is the undisputed Queen of Soul. When someone called Whitney Houston that, I nearly had an aneurism. You can forget that shit. It’s propaganda. There is only one Queen. It’s Aretha Franklin.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Indianapolis State Fair Coliseum, October 27, 1973 NEW!

As always, a brand new concert from the Grateful Dead. So far, no repeats since this series started. But even if there were, you’d never know because every show sounds new with these guys.

And there you have it. In a nutshell. All the reasons why we should be your radio station. Even people in Serbia get it. The choice is clearly yours: Continue to pay for uniterrupted music, or listen to endless bullshit advertising. Or tune us in.

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Happy Belated Birthday to Bonnie Raitt, Our AOW, and Later Some Great Drivin’ Songs, Thursday, November 12, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We hope you checked out our new College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge feature this morning! Today, we make amends for missing Bonnie’s birthday.

Happy Belated 71st Birthday to Bonnie Raitt, guitarist extraordinaire!

Here’s today’s musical programming:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Bonnie Raitt

Yes, we were remiss on this one. We do try to keep up with all of the birthdays of consequence here in The Mermaid Lounge. Some days it’s difficult. But we always make amends. We’ve got a great panoramic playlist of Bonnie Raitt’s career here. Enjoy.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

The self-titled debut album has one more airing after today, so get on it. It delivered iconic songs like American Girl and Breakdown. You can’t go wrong here. There are some wonderful sleepers as well, like Mystery Man and Luna, two of my favorite Petty songs ever.

7:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream: Drivin’ Songs-Various Artists

Anybody who has ever driven for distance knows how important good music is. We’ve collected some of the best songs here from The Doobie Brothers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, Linda Ronstadt, The Pretenders, Bruce Springsteen, and many more!

What in Buddha’s name are you all waiting for? Open your musical minds, people. This is totally free with no strings. I know you’re not used to that shit, but that’s what we’ve got here.

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Our New Album of The Week, The ‘House’ Playlist, and Open Stream Evening on Sunday, November 8, 2020

Happy Sunday, Music Lovers! We are looking at another 70-degree day here in the Boston area, windows open in November, and great music flowing out freely!

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers back in 1977

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Debut Album NEW!

Mr. Petty & The Heartbreakers are back. Their debut album was released 44 years ago tomorrow, on November 9, 1976. The boys weren’t an “instant” hit. In fact, it finally happened when somebody said to them about American Girl, “They’re playing it up in Boston!” The rest, as they say, is history. We here in The Mermaid Lounge are celebrating by making it our Album of the Week.

3:00 p.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist

Haven’t heard this one in a while, and it’s perfect timing with this cycle’s SELECTION process. Some of the best protest songs ever recorded reside here.

Evening Open Stream with Three-in-a-Row’s

Tonight, it’s wide open stream with some Three-in-a-Row’s tossed in! In fact, we’ve several today from the ladies, including Linda Ronstadt, Valerie Carter, Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams. Stick around.

Come on. Take a load off. It’s Sunday. Your personal god of choice even took Sunday off and declared it a day of rest. Tune us in.

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The British Are Coming! Our Album of The Week, and ‘Live Dead’ Fill up Saturday, November 7, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers, and welcome to the weekend in The Mermaid Lounge and Music Emporium. Today we kick off with The British Are Coming, a great playlist that encapsulates the British Invasion and then some!

More than 5 hours of uninterrupted music awaits!

Here’s Saturday’s line-up:

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

Also known as, It Came From Across The Pond, we feature more than five hours of uninterrupted bliss from The Beatles, The Dave Clark Five, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Peter & Gordon,, Lulu, Petula Clark, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Searchers and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sweet Baby James by James Taylor

The final airing of this week’s album, Sweet Baby James, by James Taylor. Sunday when you roll out of bed, there’s going to be a brand new Album of The Week.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Hollywood Bowl, July 21, 1974 NEW!

No two tours ever the same. No two shows ever the same. The Grateful Dead remain the master jam band.

Good day to tune us in. I know. I say that every damned day. But it’s a fact. What are you waiting for?

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