Are you a believer in Friday the 13th’s bad juju? Well, we’ll help you kick out those vibes with some great music today.
Here’s your Friday the 13th line-up:
11:00 a.m. Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists
This playlist is about to go through a major update and become a long-player, but today we give you just over three hours of great music that came from friends who hung out in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood together and developed some of the best music on the planet. You will hear The Byrds, The Mamas & The Papas, John Mayall, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors, The Beach Boys, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Monkees, Joni Mitchell, CSNY, Jackson Browne and more!
7:00 p.m. #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists
Tonight we have the music that inspired #BecomeUngovernable Radio (call it sixties protest music, if you will). You’ll hear T. Rex, Barry McGuire, Peter Tosh, Bob Dylan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Animals, Country Joe & The Fish, Pink Floyd, Buffalo Springfield, The Band, The Beatles, Joan Baez, and more.
As always, it’s a great day to tune in a radio station that focuses on nothing but music 24/7 with no commercial interruption and at no cost to you, the listener. If there’s another source that offers the same, please, tell us about it.
Good Morning, Music Historians everywhere! Today we have an airing of our newly-expanded Echoes From The Canyon playlist (and it will go through another update soon) for your listening pleasure.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists UPDATED!
There’s no question that Laurel Canyon was the epicenter of the musical revolution of the 60’s and 70’s. Jakob Dylan and Tom Petty knew it. The both drew musical inspiration from those bands.
All of these great musicians lived within walking distance of each other. Mama Cass invited people over to jam and have lunch (she also never cleaned her house), Jackson Browne lived in a basement under Don Henley, Graham Nash wrote Our House in a tiny house in Laurel, everyone loved partying with The Monkees, and John Mayall’s first album after the Bluesbreakers broke up was BluesFrom Laurel Canyon.
You’ll hear all of the above and many more in our newly updated playlist (which will also go through another update soon, by the way). Enjoy.
7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: In the Midnight Hour & Other Hits by Wilson Pickett
We’re winding down with this week’s selection. The final airing of this great album will be on Saturday.
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Good Morning, Musicologists! Welcome to Wednesday in The Mermaid Lounge! We have new live music from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young today along with the ever-wonderful vocals of Linda Ronstadt.
Here’s your mid-week line-up:
11:00 a.m. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Live at Wembley Stadium, London, November 14, 1974 NEW!
These guys made some of the best music ever. And although the Wilburys remain our absolute favorite supergroup ever, they are pretty close at number two without question. This is a new playlist for us. We hope you enjoy it.
5:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt: The Ballads
Nobody sings them better than Ronstadt, from our perspective. Today we go back to a favorite playlist we haven’t aired for quite some time.
We’re almost over the hump, folks. Today, we have some great music interspersed among the 27,000 rotating Open Stream songs we offer on a daily basis. Give us a shot.
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.
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.
Good Morning, Musicologists! Here we are in The Mermaid Lounge with two live performances that we’ve not heard in quite some time. We hope you will enjoy the light programming and the Music Mermaid’s Open Stream today.
Here’s your Friday line-up:
12:00 p.m. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Live in ’69
A compilation of the songs sung during CSNY’s 1969 road performances is on tap for today. We haven’t heard this playlist in quite some time.
5:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at The Troubadour, West Hollywood, California, March 17, 1976
A performance by Linda Ronstadt at the famed Troubadour Club in West Hollywood. This was during Linda’s early career when she was just about to burst into the forefront of the rock world. Enjoy.
Beyond this, it’s all on The Music Mermaid today. She’ll be your guide through our 27,000 song library. She always chooses wisely. And she is known to pick up a ‘playlist’ or two along the way, so pay attention!
Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have a light but impressive programming day on tap today. We begin a bit later today than usual.
Here’s today’s line-up:
1:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris Live at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Mass, October 1, 1999
The Western Wall partnership takes it on the road. Two of the most amazingly talented women in popular music give a tremendous performance in my home town.
7:00 p.m. Echoes From the Canyon: Various Artists
Laurel Canyon in the sixties was a hotbed of tremendous musical creativity that reverberated around the world. You will hear The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Mamas & The Papas, The Beach Boys, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Doors, Jackson Browne, CSNY, Joni Mitchell, and more.
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Good Morning, Musicologists! After a day of Open Stream, we’re back with some programming here in The Mermaid Lounge! We’ve got a fine collection of material here for you today.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists
We kick off the day with some great music. In fact, some of the music that helped inspire me to start this radio station. You’ll hear Bob Dylan, Barry McGuire, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Band, The Beatles, John Lennon, Ten Year’s After, The Who, The Animals, The Chambers Brothers, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and more!
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Songbird by Eva Cassidy
The newest addition to our women’s line-up is Eva Cassidy, who died tragically at the age of 33 from cancer in 1996. We are winding down on Songbird. We will have one more airing on Saturday before choosing a new album. Don’t miss it!
7:00 p.m. Sounds of The Supergroups: Various Artists
We haven’t heard this one in a long while, so tonight we pay respects to the supergroups. This playlist features Derek & The Dominos; Emerson, Lake & Palmer; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; The Traveling Wilburys; Cream; The Highwaymen; Blind Faith; and Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris (yes, a bona fide supergroup even though the male dominated rock world never even mentions them in association with the word).
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Good Morning, Musicologists! We wind up our tribute to the music of Louisiana, and New Orleans specifically, with a live performance by one of the most respected bands in The Big Easy. And that isn’t all for Saturday.
Here’s our Saturday line-up:
11:00 a.m. BeauSoleil Live in Louisiana!
A lot of New Orleans music is steeped in history, but there are modern-day bands playing all over the streets of The Big Easy every day. BeauSoleil is one of the more recent bands to make their mark. This is a collection of live performances from a number of locations in Louisiana. We think you’ll enjoy their style.
3:00 p.m. Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists
Another of those historical music “scenes” is Laurel Canyon. Here, bands like CSNY, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Beach Boys, The Byrds and The Buffalo Springfield developed their sounds. The British Invasion resonated with these bands, and these bands also had a creative effect on their friends across the pond. You’ll hear these bands plus Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, The Doors, and The Mamas & The Papas.
7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Take A Little Walk With Me by Tom Rush FINAL AIRING!
Today we’ll have the final airing of Tom Rush’s Take A Little Walk With Me, released in 1966. Tomorrow when you wake up, there’ll be a new Album of The Week.
10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Red Rocks, Morrison, Colorado, September 6, 1985 NEW!
Another new live concert performance from the masters of jam. As I continue to say, no two performances are ever the same…even when they happen on the same tour.
It’s Saturday, people. It’s time to kick back and enjoy some really great music from a really great radio station. That would be ours.
Good Morning, Music Lovers! We are working in reverse today. With a positive COVID diagnosis, nothing remains the same. I’m sleeping later, so we’ll be back with the music trivia a bit later.
Here’s today’s line-up:
12:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
One of the greatest supergroups on the planet, made up of American singer-songwriters David Crosby and Stephen Stills, British singer-songwriter Graham Nash, and Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young. Together they made some amazing music. We have them In the Spotlight today.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Face The Music by Electric Light Orchestra
Today is the final airing of ELO’s great album, Face The Music. Tomorrow when ou wake up, there will be a brand new selection.
7:00 p.m. The Kinks Live at The Palladium, New York City, December 31, 1980
The feuding Davies brothers and their sidekicks made some great rock n’ roll together. Today we have them live from The Palladium in New York.
10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Radio City Music Hall, New York, October 30, 1980 NEW!
Another brand new three-hour extravaganza of music, this one from the fabled Radio City Music Hall in New York. Even on the same tour, no two shows sound the same.
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Good Morning, Music Lovers! The DJ slept late because she couldn’t fall asleep until nearly 2 a.m. I mean, seriously? What the hell was that all about? But here we are with your lesson!
Here’s your lesson:
January 24, 1958: The Quarrymen performed at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool. It was their first and last performance there until they changed their name to The Beatles.
January 24, 1961: The Beatles officially sign on with manager Brian Epstein, their one and only manager. His signature does not appear on this contract. Epstein always had the band’s best interest at heart. He was a man of his word. He said he would not sign until he had a record contract for the band. He also said that they could opt out of that contract if they could find a better deal somewhere else. On October 1, 1962, a final contract was drawn up with Epstein’s signature included. He had fulfilled his promise. In return for his loyalty, The Beatles gave him 25% of all profits, far above the standard 10% of the day.
On this day, another momentous occasion as Bob Dylan arrived in New York after dropping out of the University of Minnesota. He put his musical career in action immediately by performing at the club, Cafe Wha?, in New York’s Greenwich Village.
January 24, 1965: The Animals appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.
January 24, 1967: The Who began a world tour at Central Pier in Morecambe, England.
Also on this day, Aretha Franklin gets a $25,000 signing bonus to record her first tracks for Atlantic Records. It was quite a tumultuous session as her husband apparently got into a fight with one of the musicians. Nevertheless, over her career, Aretha Franklin would have twenty #1 hit singles and ten #1 albums on the R & B charts.
January 24, 1969: Jethro Tull played its first concert in the US, opening for Blood, Sweat & Tears at The Fillmore East in New York City.
Meanwhile, The Doors also performed at Madison Square Garden in New York.
January 24, 1970: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young performed at The Royal Albert Hall in London.
And Abbey Road by The Beatles returned to the #1 position for a third time, giving the album eleven weeks at the top of the Album charts.
January 24, 1975: Pink Floyd began recording tracks for their album Wish You Were Here at Abbey Road Studios in London.
Born On This Day
January 24, 1941: Aaron Neville, elite vocalist with The Neville Brothers, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He will also have a successful solo career, recording two duets with Linda Ronstadt.
January 24, 1947: Wild man Warren Zevon was born in Chicago. He initially tours as keyboardist for The Everly Brothers while he tries to get a jump on his own career. He finally catches a break when Linda Ronstadt begins to record his compositions as she dominates the seventies.
The End. We are done. And I will be back with today’s line-up shortly.