It’s Wilbury Wednesday, and We’ve Also Got Bonnie Raitt In the Spotlight and Our ‘Nothing But Heartbreak’ Playlist Later, June 9, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a Wilbury Wednesday on tap, along with some Bonnie Raitt and our Nothing But Heartbreak Playlist on tap sprinkled in all that Open Stream.

We start the day with Bonnie Raitt. Does it get any better?

Here’s your mid-week line-up:

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

I’ve seen Bonnie Raitt quite a few times. She, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris saved my sanity during the seventies. We drove just about everywhere to see them…Portland, Maine; Worcester, Mass; the Providence Civic Center in Rhode Island; and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in upstate New York.

But one of the best memories I have was in a little bar in Cambridge, Massachusetts while we were watching John Lincoln Wright & The Sourmash Boys and we caught a glimpse of a young Bonnie Raitt sitting near the piano. When she got up on stage and sang with them, it was like heaven. Today, we put Bonnie Raitt In the Spotlight, but she has always been in mine. (And did I mention she’s one badass guitarist?)

3:00 p.m WILBURY WEDNESDAY! The Traveling Wilburys: The Bootleg Collection

Though short-lived, the Wilburys have distinguished themselves as the premier ‘supergroup’ on the planet. Every time I see a poll done on those music websites, they are overwhelmingly voted number one by musicologists. And I concur wholeheartedly. For those who still don’t know The Traveling Wilburys: George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne made some incredible music together. Only Lynne and Dylan remain on the planet, but their music lives on.

7:00 p.m. Nothing But Heartbreak: Various Artists

Heartbreak appears to be my specialty in life. I am well-versed in the craft, and have decided that I’m giving up all this love stuff. It was in the middle of my last heartbreak that I built this playlist. It’s a great collection, and I hope you all enjoy my misery.

For a little sampling of who you’ll be hearing: The Pretenders, Tom Rush, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Carole King, Mudcrutch, The Band, Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, The Bee Gees, The J. Geils Band, and more!

Yeah, here we go again: It’s a great day to tune us in. In addition to the fact that we are not-for-profit and accessible just with the click of the link below, the music is nothing short of fantastic.

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Live Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash In Session, Sayonara to Our Album of The Week, and LIVE DEAD, Saturday, May 29, 2021

It’s our usual busy Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we have a great line-up of programming as we wind down our tribute to Dylan’s 80th birthday.

We have Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live From The Olympic on The Last DJ Tour!

Here’s Saturday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live From The Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, October 16, 2002

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers live at The Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles on The Last DJ tour. You know how the music critics are. Albums with a great collection of songs are not good enough anymore. They all have to have a “concept” behind them. But that is exactly what The Last DJ is: A great collection of songs amidst Petty’s lament about what radio has become. And as someone who grew up with a transistor glued to my right ear listening to AM radio (which was where the best music was at the time), WMEX in Boston, I can empathize wholeheartedly. This is a great performance, people.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Wallflowers by The Wallflowers FINAL AIRING!

Today is the final airing of The Wallflowers. Tomorrow when you roll out of bed, there will be a brand new selection. And although we have it chosen, we give you no hints.

7:00 p.m. Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash: In Session, Nashville 1969

Back when Bob Dylan was recording Nashville Skyline, he got together with another master named Johnny Cash and they recorded a bunch of songs. Only one, Girl From The North Country, made it to Nashville Skyline. This is the result of that recording session.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at McArthur Court, The University of Oregon, Eugene, January 22, 1978 NEW!

Tonight we have The Grateful Dead live from McArthur Court at The University of Oregon, another new-to-us LIVE performance for one of the most masterful live bands in the history of music.

I don’t know how it is elsewhere, but it’s cold, rainy and nasty here. I’m forced to work in retail hell today, but if I had my way, I’d tune in to #BecomeUngovernable Radio. Join your friends today from Canada, Italy, Spain, The Russian Federation, The Faroe Islands, The Netherlands, Germany, the UK and Portugal. They’re waiting for you.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday, More Bob Dylan, and Our Album of The Week, May 25, 2021

Good Morning, Folks! Today we tone down Tuesday Bluesday just a bit (and just for one week) so that we can continue celebrating Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday. Bluesologists, do not despair! We have some trifectas scheduled throughout the day!

Bob Dylan & George Harrison just hanging out.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Dr. John, Art Blakeley, and David “Fathead” Newman: The Bluesiana Triangle

Three masters give us some blues and funk, Louisiana style. This short-lived group consisted of Dr. John (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Art Blakeley (drums), and David “Fathead” Newman (saxophone, flute).

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Wallflowers by The Wallflowers

The second airing of The Wallflowers’ debut album is upon us.

7:00 p.m. Bob Dylan & George Harrison: The Columbia Music Sessions, May 1, 1970

Rumor has it that Dylan and Harrison were supposed to go meet up with Elvis, but they got a bit sidetracked. Whether the rumor is true or not, we don’t know. But the music is.

All Day Blues Trifectas

We’re running blues trifectas througout the day, Stevie Ray Vaughan at 9:00 a.m., B.B. King at 1:30 p.m., and Eric Clapton at 5:00 p.m.

Come and get it, folks! We’re not-for-profit and do not require a subscription. That means you don’t give us a credit card or your personal information. Ever. Just pull up a tab and sit awhile.

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Happy 80th Birthday, Bob Dylan! We Kick Off a Week-Long Celebration on Monday, May 24, 2021

Today we celebrate Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday. What programming we have is Bob. The rest will be open stream. We have a lot of Dylan programming available here in The Mermaid Lounge. We will be scheduling one Bob Dylan program every day for the rest of the week.

SAN FRANCISCO – SUMMER 1986: Bob Dylan and Tom Petty perform together on stage during their “True Confessions” tour in the summer of 1986. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Live at The Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, California, June 12, 1986

It doesn’t get any better than this. Today’s Dylan feature is a great concert from the second leg of the True Confessions tour with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. This is a musical marriage made in heaven: one, if not the, greatest songwriter of all time backed by one of the best rock n’roll bands in history.

5:00 p.m. Not the Album of The Week: Desire by Bob Dylan

We’ve already had Desire as our album of the week many moons ago. We’ll be featuring a few of our favorite Dylan albums this week. This was the first time I ever heard the sweet voice of Emmylou Harris, who provides some amazing vocals on this masterpiece of an album.

It’s all Dylan all day today. In between, it’s our great open stream. No charge. No card. No personal information. Ever. It’ll be a fun week. Might as well make this your day to tune us in.

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It’s Sunday Funday With Our Folk Music Longplayer; The Wallflowers Own Our Album of The Week, May 23, 2021

Good Morning, Folks! It’s Sunday Funday here in The Mermaid Lounge and it’s time once again for our folk music extravaganza and a brand new Album of The Week.

Folk Music From A to Z begins at 3:00 p.m. today!

Here’s your Sunday line-up:

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

As you may (or may not) know, Jakob Dylan recently announced that there will be a brand new Wallflowers album for the first time in nine years. I just happened to catch a pre-release of one of the songs and it was great. It inspired me to make their 1992 debut release our Album of The Week this week. This is a pretty damned fine band. All songs were composed by Jakob Dylan with the exception of one, and he assisted on that one.

3:00 p.m. Folk Music From A to Z: Various Artists

One of our favorite playlists here in The Mermaid Lounge is afoot today, and you’ll hear Odetta, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul & Mary, Bonnie Raitt, Woody Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty,, The Beatles, Arlo Guthrie, Ton Rush, Joan Baez, The Band, Eric Andersen, Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell, Tim Hardin and many more.

You can catch the entire set list in the Playlist section of this blog. Just scroll until you find it!

Even the particular god of your choice took Sunday off. The retail establishments forget, of course, that Sunday is a day of rest. But Capitalism reigns here in America. We must exercise our right to buy seven days of the week even as our individual rights erode hourly (and I’m not talking about fucking masks either). But I digress. You must tune in, turn on, and drop out if that is an option for you. It’ll save your mental health. We won’t cost you a penny.

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New ‘Travelin’ Fever’ Extended Playlist, The Final Airing of ‘Willy & The Poor Boys’ and Live Dead, Saturday, May 22, 2021

Good Morning, Audiophiles! We’ve got a newly-expanded extended playlist for you today that we debut in part earlier in the week for starters, then our usual fare!

We kick it off today with our new Travelin’ Fever Longplayer!

Here’s Saturday’s Line-up:

11:00 a.m. Travelin’ Fever: Various Artists NEW!

We previewed this playlist earlier in the week, but we’ve rapidly expanded and extended it to make it our newest long-player, multi-artist block. You’ll hear Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Sheryl Crow, The Beatles, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Cream, J.J. Cale, Asleep At The Wheel, Little Feat, Jerry Jeff Walker, Fats Domino, James Taylor, Jesse Winchester, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne and many more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Willy & The Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival FINAL AIRING!

The final airing of this week’s featured album is upon us. Tomorrow, we’ll have a new selection.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, May 8, 1977

This is, without a doubt, one of the Dead’s finest live performances ever. It is definitely not to be missed. Don’t forget to tune it in later tonight!

Get on the music train that runs through The Mermaid Lounge. We’re 24/7, totally free, and we play some of the best damned music on the planet.

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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of “Hard Promises” Followed by Our House Playlist, Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have another light programming day on tap. But what we have to offer is pretty potent, including our House playlist.

Today we bring you some of the music that inspired the radio station!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Not Our Album of The Week: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Hard Promises by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers NEW!

This is an occasional feature here in The Mermaid Lounge. Today we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Hard Promises, released on May 5, 1981. It’s hard to imagine an album this good coming right on the heels of The Heartbreakers’ breakout album, Damn The Torpedoes! (last week’s Album of The Week, by the way), but it did.

It’s true that The Waiting was the anchor of Hard Promises, but there’s also A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me), Nightwatchman, A Thing About You, Something Big, Insider (featuring Stevie Nicks), and one of my favorite Heartbreaker songs of all time, Kings Road.

4:00 p.m. #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

This is nearly three hours of the music that originally inspired me to start this crazy endeavor to begin with. It is due for an upgrade soon, but it’s still one of the best playlists we feature with Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Animals, The Byrds, The Who, The Chambers Brothers, The Temptations, John Lennon, T. Rex, Barry McGuite, Edwin Starr, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joan Baez, Peter Tosh, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and more!

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. It’s midweek. We all need a break. This is the perfect opportunity, is it not?

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We’re Going Under The Influence, Airing Our Album of The Week, and Offering Up New Live Lukas Nelson & POTR on This Thursday, April 29, 2021

Good Morning, Folks! As I return to retail hell on this fine day (and hopefully not for long), we’ve got some great programming coming up in my absence. The Music Mermaid will handle the details.

We have Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real up in the early evening.

Here’s today’s line-up:

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

We’ve all done it. Some of us do it every day. Functioning under the influence, that is. This great multi-artist playlist features Glenn Frey, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Donovan. The Traveling Wilburys, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, Neil Young, The Temptations, and more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Damn The Torpedoes! by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

We’re winding down on our Album of The Week. We’ll have one more airing of this fantastic album on Saturday. When you roll your butts out of bed on Sunday, there will be a new selection. So, get in on this now! The Heartbreakers’ breakout album for sure. And the rest, as they say, is history.

7:00 p.m. Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real Live at The Boathouse, Newport News, Virginia, June 14, 2018 NEW!

This is a great little band, and you know it’s great when a legend like Neil Young takes them on the road with him. They can stand on their own, however, and this is your chance to see that for yourself.

Tune us in, people. We’re not-for-profit. We accept no advertising and we sure don’t employ long-winded DJ’s. The Music Mermaid is silent but deadly in her selections.

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Sunday Brings ‘Folk Music From A to Z’ and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Own The Album of The Week, April 25, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! It’s another fine Sunday here in The Mermaid Lounge. We bring you our long-playing folk music playlist today, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Damn The Torpedoes.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers around 1977

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers NEW!

We chose Hypnotic Eye as our first Heartbreakers’ album to be the Album of the Week back a couple of years ago. However, Damn The Torpedoes is second to none. There is no question that this put the band on the map, and there is absolutely no question that this album is an absolute classic in popular music. It kicked off a long and wonderfully amazing 40-year run from one of our house bands (The Beatles being the other).

3:00 p.m. Folk Music From A-To-Z: Various Artists

We are back with another of our long-players today, an uninterrupted homage to our folk music roots with Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Woody Guthrie, Peter, Paul & Mary, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, John Prine, Tom Rush, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt, John Hartford, Eric Andersen, Cat Stevens, Harry Chapin, Linda Ronstadt, The Carter Family and many, many more.

It is a great day to tune us in. Let me reiterate: We are totally non-for-profit, and we do not allow advertising. The only thing that interrupts the flow is an occasional station I.D. announcement by yours truly. We never ask our listeners for a credit card or personal information. Best of all, we do not purchase music from either Amazon or Apple. That’s why we call ourselves #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

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The Queen of Soul Takes The Spotlight, Dylan Live ’62-66, and the Foos With Our Album of The Week, Thursday, April 22, 2021

Good Morning, Kids! It’s Thursday in The Mermaid Lounge and we’ve got some great programming for you today as we prepare to launch a new program tomorrow!

Aretha Franklin circa 1970s. Today she’s In the Spotlight.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin is the undisputed Queen of Soul in these here parts. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Today, we proudly put her In the Spotlight with a retrospective of her great songs.

3:00 p.m. Bob Dylan: Rare Performances From The Copyright Collection ’62-66

We’re pulling this one out of the vault. It has been a long time since we’ve aired this. We’ve been very remiss, so we’re making amends today.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Medicine At Midnight by Foo Fighters

We’re winding down on our Album of The Week. We’ve got one more airing on Saturday before it goes away, so you might want to put this on your calendar for this evening. It’s a little different for the Foos, but it’s a great album.

Here we go again: We’re not-for-profit and we don’t compromise. We don’t buy music from either Amazon or Apple. We don’t take advertising. We dont’ continually interrupt the musical flow. What more could you possibly want?

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