It’s Raining Outside The Lounge and We’ve Got Our ‘Water Water Everywhere’ EP, Plus The Who In The Spotlight Later, Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! It may be dreary and dismal outside, but our ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ EP is anything but. We also put The Who In the Spotlight later!

Not a fan of Pete Townsend’s right-wing politics, but the music of The Who? That’s another story.

Here’s your midweek line-up:

10:00 a.m. Water, Water Everywhere: Various Artists

Scientific fact: The earth is composed of 71% water. It’s only fitting that water, therefore, has its own playlist…in all its forms. You’ll hear Paul McCartney, Deep Purple, Joe Cocker, Simon & Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Otis Redding, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Elton John, The Doobie Brothers, Valerie Carter, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Al Green, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Loggins & Messina, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Linda Ronstadt, Spirit, The Grass Roots, The Beach Boys, Lindisfarne, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, Steely Dan, Tom Rush, Johnny Rivers, America, Donovan, and more!

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Who NEW!

Yes, it’s true. This is the very first time we put The Who In the Spotlight here in The Mermaid Lounge. I confess a love-hate relationship with The Who, although I have long been a fan of their music. I saw them back in the day at Boston Garden. It was the night that Keith Moon collapsed on his drum set and the show had to be rescheduled. We saw them again and they were great. Moon would pass away not long after that. I am happy I saw them once, but I am thoroughly ambivalent about seeing them live ever again. In spite of that, this is a great playlist of their best stuff, and it’s formidable.

Tune us in, folks. We’ve got a full house this morning from Germany, Ireland, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Russian Federation, Netherlands, South Africa, not to mention Cleveland, Buffalo, and Portsmouth. What are you waiting for?

It’s the End of Another Work Week and We’ve Got Volume Two of Our ‘Sixties Rotation’ and the First NOT The Album of The Week of the Year, Friday, April 22, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We have come to another Friday, and that means the end of the work week for most. But not all. Like me. Nevertheless, we’ve got the music that inspired the station today!

Today, we celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of ‘Let Me Up I’ve Had Enough’ by The Heartbreakers.

Here’s your Friday line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume Two: Various Artists

This volume focuses more on the mid-to-late sixties, and you’ll hear many Laurel Canyon veterans here: The Mamas & The Papas, Simon & Garfunkel, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, Buffalo Springfield, Sly & The Family Stone, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Roy Orbison, The Yardbirds, The Animals, Linda Ronstadt, The Byrds, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Blind Faith, The Spencer Davis Group, Elvis Presley, The Doors, Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, The Band, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, The Kinks, Jimmy Cliff, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Zombies, Donovan, The Velvet Underground, B. B. King, Led Zeppelin and more!

7:00 p.m. NOT The Album of The Week: Let Me Up I’ve Had Enough by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

We did several of these last year, but this is the first one we’ve done this year. The album itself was released on April 27, 1987. The single Jammin’ Me, written by Tom Petty and Bob Dylan, was released on April 18, 1987. It would go to no. 1 on The Billboard charts, and piss Eddie Murphy off. Neither Petty nor Dylan would back down. You simply don’t mess with Dylan’s lyrics.

Great day to tune us in, as usual. We’ve not only got the music that inspired this modest, little music station, but we celebrate a great collection of songs from our House Band! What more could you want?

We’ve Hit The Midweek Point With ‘The Psychedelic Express’ EP and Volume Two of ‘Repeat After Me’, Wednesday, April 20, 2022

And holy weed, Batman, it’s also 4/20! Quite an appropriate day to be taking a trip on ‘The Psychedelic Express!” You also heard volume one of ‘Repeat After Me’ on Monday, so we’ve got volume two this evening, and we’re working on a third volume as well!

Get on board, musicologists! You don’t need no stinkin’ tickets!

Here’s today’s line-up:

10:00 a.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists

On this fine 4/20, you’ll hear Vanilla Fudge, The Chambers Brothers, The Beatles, The Electric Prunes, The Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Blues Image, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Donovan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Byrds, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Traffic, Cream, Dr. John, Procol Harum, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, Canned Heat, Tommy James & The Shondells, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Mudcrutch, Blind Faith, Grateful Dead, The Velvet Underground, and more!

7:00 p.m. Repeat After Me: Various Artists

Today, in volume two, you’ll hear: Trio cover Neil Young (Trio is Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt), Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers sing Lucinda Williams, Joe Cocker singing The Box Tops, CCR covering Gladys Knight & The Pips, Kate Taylor sings The Four Tops, The Traveling Wilburys sing Del Shannon, Johnny Winter covering Bob Dylan, and The Beatles covering The Isley Brothers, to name several. The original plus the reboot. Tune it in.

Before, in between, and after we revert to our wide Open Stream with The Music Mermaid fully in charge. We’re totally free 24/7 with no interruptions, so get on board with us!

It’s a Laid Back Sunday Here With Our New AOW and our ‘Psychedelic Express’ EP Starting Mid-Afternoon, March 20, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a great day on tap today with our brand new Album of The Week by John Mayall, and our trip aboard the ‘Psychedelic Express’ this afternoon!

‘The Psychedelic Express’ Leaves the Station Promptly at 3:00 p.m. EST today!

Here’s your Sunday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: The Sun Is Shining Down by John Mayall NEW!

John Mayall finally gave up the road in his 80th year, but he didn’t say anything about retirement, and that’s a very good thing because this is a great album. He has assembled a great band here and has pulled in Mike Campbell from The Heartbreakers to boot. The other very exciting guest is kick-ass violinist Scarlet Rivera, who I got to know from Bob Dylan’s Desire album, and his Rolling Thunder tour in ’75. I was so taken with her violin on Desire, that I went to see her live in concert back in the days of the Boston Music Hall.

3:00 p.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists

All aboard, no tickets required. Just take a sit, and tune in, turn on, and drop out with Vanilla Fudge, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Pink Floyd, Cream, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Chambers Brothers, Donovan, Dr. John, Procol Harum, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Grateful Dead, The Velvet Underground, Tommy James & The Shondells,, Traffic, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Eric Burdon & War, Electric Light Orchestra, Canned Heat, Yes, Blind Faith, Doors, Country Joe & The Fish, and more!

And once again, before, in between and after we’ve got that wide Open Stream. Who knows what The Music Mermaid has up her sleeve. Tune us in and find out right now, because she’s currently in the driver’s seat!

It’s Snowing Outside The Mermaid Lounge, but We’ve Got Our Sixties Rotation EP and Donovan In The Spotlight To Get Us Through This Mess, Friday, February 25, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! If you live here in the Boston area, you know that we were all standing outside a couple of days ago without so much as a jacket on. Today? Today, it’s another foot of snow. Welcome to New England in February. But we’ve got some hot tunes here for you today.

Comin’ at you at 11:00 a.m. EST. The music that inspired us!

Here’s your Friday musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume Two: Various Artists

There’s no sense denying it, we here in The Mermaid Lounge are lost in the past and find no release in most (but not all) of today’s music. People tell me I must be open-minded, but I actually don’t. Nope. Life is too short to listen to bad music. So, we don’t. This is the music that inspired the station. You’ll hear The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Four Tops, Buffalo Springfield, Roy Orbison, The Yardbirds, Bob Dylan, James Brown, Chuck Berry, Donovan, The Box Tops, Vanilla Fudge, Sly & The Family Stone, Cream, The Zombies, The Doors, The Chambers Brothers, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Who, The Temptations, and more! That’s five hours of commercial-free, uninterrupted music.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Donovan

Donovan was a very big part of the sixties sounds, so his presence in the spotlight today is particularly fitting. His unique sound came from fusing pop, jazz, folk, psychedelic rock and world music. He was a favorite when I was young, and remains so today.

In a few hours, I’ll be digging myself out and heading off to work. But if you don’t have to be anywhere today, this would be a great day to tune us in. All you have to do is give us a shot. And we’re not talking about buying a subscription that you can “cancel anytime.” Don’t you love that shit? We do not require a credit card or a subscription here. The only thing you must have is an Internet connection. End of story.

It’s Midweek With ‘The Psychedelic Express’ EP and a Wide Open Stream Afternoon With On-The-Hour Trifectas, Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a great midweek line-up with ‘The Psychedelic Express’ EP followed by a wide Open Stream afternoon with on-the-hour Trifectas! What could be better?

Join us early this morning aboard ‘The Psychedelic Express’

9:00 a.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists

We’re getting on board ‘The Psychedelic Express’ a bit early today, but a splendid ride is guaranteed for all. You’ll hear Vanilla Fudge, The Chambers Brothers, The Beatles, The Electric Prunes, The Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Blues Image, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Cream, The Rolling Stones, Traffic, Dr. John, Procol Harum, the Grateful Dead, The Velvet Underground, Donovan, The Byrds, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Kenny Rogers & The First Edition, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and more!

Afternoon Wide Open Stream with Trifectas

We’ve got a wide Open Stream all afternoon and into the evening with on-the-hour Trifectas:

3:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt

4:00 p.m. Three Dog Night

5:00 p.m. Marvin Gaye

6:00 p.m. Carly Simon

7:00 p.m. Paul McCartney & Wings

Tune us in. Join other listeners around the globe who know what we’re all about. We are totally free. There’s no advertising to kill the mood. And there’s no endless D.J. chatter. What are you waiting for?

What Could Be Better Than a Friday ‘Under The Influence’ and With Lucinda Williams In the Spotlight Later? February 18, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve made it to Friday. Yes, we have. And it’s looking good as the weekend approaches. Next to love, perhaps being ‘Under The Influence’ is the most sung-about condition. We’ve got it here for you today!

Come join the fun! They’re clearly ‘Under the Influence’

Here’s your Friday line-up:

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

Look, let’s face it. We’ve all been here at one time or another in our lives, and sometimes with legal substances…but sometimes not. So, we can all identify with the songs of The Doors, The Byrds, Donovan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Arlo Guthrie, 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, Eric Burdon & War, Bob Dylan, The Fraternity of Man, Little Feat, and more!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams is a blues, country, rock and folk singer, songwriter and musician. Like so many other women of her generation, her early releases went ignored. However, as of today, Williams is recognized as one of the most influential singer-songwriters of her generation. Her commercial breakthrough finally arrived in 1998 with her album Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, which fused blues, rock, country, and Americana music into Lucinda’s own signature sound. The album won the Grammy for the Best Contemporary Folk Album. The rest, as they say, is history.

The weekend is technically here, people. Yes. Yes. I know we have one more day of work (in my case, two days), but the end is in sight now. It’s time to start to mellow out. It would be a great weekend to get on board the music train here in The Mermaid Lounge. Come on. You know you want to.

Friday Brings ‘The British Are Coming’ EP and Puts Neil Young In the Spotlight As We Prepare For The Snow, January 28, 2022

Welcome to Friday as we all prepare to be bombed by a potentially historic nor’easter here in the Beantown area. As we all know in these parts, we can get anywhere from 10 inches to 2 feet. Stay tuned. But one thing is certain, the music is always outstanding here in The Mermaid Lounge, rain, snow or shine.

Yeah. They’ll be here promptly at 11:00 a.m. EST for an extended visit.

Here’s Friday’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. The British Are Coming: Various Artists

We all know how the story goes. The American musicians were influenced by the Brits, and vice versa. That’s how we got here. With this extended playlist, you’ll hear The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Them, The Hollies, The Who, The Animals, Yes, Queen, The Kinks, The Dave Clark Five, Rod Stewart, The Bee Gees (before they caught night fever; not after), The Yardbirds, The Pretenders, Lulu, Herman’s Hermits, Blind Faith, The Spencer Davis Group, Cream, Traffic, Donovan, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, and more! That’s five hours of uninterrupted music from across the pond!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Neil Young

While we remove Eric Clapton from the limelight, we put Neil Young in the limelight. This isn’t a question of politics which, as you know, we keep out of this radio station’s airing. The public health is not a political issue, and medical misinformation is not in the public interest. We will neither participate in it nor will we give voice to those who do. Like Eric Clapton. Aside from Neil Young’s stand on the issue, consider that the man is the Energizer Bunny of rock n’ roll, recently releasing his 41st album and his 14th with Crazy Horse. His career has spanned more than a half century, and he is deserving of the spotlight.

All of our friends are here this morning, including our new listeners from Pakistan, Lithuania, and Turkey. Why don’t you join them? It’s easy, as they’ve found out. No information required. No subscription required. No credit card required. All you need is a computer, a new tab, and your mouse. Eek.

It’s A Mermaid Lounge Monday With Linda Ronstadt Live in Boston, John Prine In the Spotlight, and Plenty of Music Under the Sun & Moon Later, November 1, 2021

Not only is it the beginning of another work week, but it’s the start of another month. The winter is slowly rolling in, the temps are chilly, but we’ve got just the stuff to keep you warm all winter here in The Mermaid Lounge.

We put John Prine In the Spotlight this afternoon!

Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA, May 14, 1995

This is the infamously great concert with Valerie Carter as the opener and on stage with Linda backing her up during the main event. The good music fairy was shining down that day. It’s not often you get to see two great singers together on the same stage, but I was fortunate on this particular night.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of John Prine

John Prine was a genuine original, a country-folk singer-songwriter who often used his great wit and introspection to write (sometimes) humorous songs containing elements of protest and social commentary. I was fortunate to see him once during my lifetime (and his), but wish it had been more. We own all of his material here in The Mermaid Lounge and we’ll play it for you later today.

7:00 p.m. Under the Sun & Moon: Various Artists

Another of our original playlists here with references to the sun and moon in the title, lyrics, or both. You’ll hear from Tom Rush, Little Feat, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, The Doors, Foo Fighters, The Kinks, The Wallflowers, Donovan, The Traveling Wilburys, and more!

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It’s Sunday in The Mermaid Lounge and That Brings the Extended-Play ORIGINAL Sixties Rotation Along With Our New Album of The Week From Valerie Carter, October 3, 2021

Good Morning, Music Aficionados everywhere! Here we are with another Sunday in The Mermaid Lounge and we’ve got our usual great programming situation going here.

Valerie Carter was way more than just a pretty face. As Jackson Browne sang of her, “That Girl Could Sing.” See for yourself today.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Just A Stone’s Throw Away by Valerie Carter NEW!

For those who do not know Valerie Carter, this album is a great way to start that process. It is so hard to categorize this album (her debut album). It’s a little bit folk, it’s a little bit country, it’s got some jazz moments and it’s a lot of R & B and funk. Carter has an amazing voice that can handle it all. Just A Stone’s Throw was produced by Lowell George (Little Feat), George Massenburg, and Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire). It featured musicians like Jackson Browne, Bob Glaub, Herb Pederson, John Sebastion and literally all of Little Feat. Her back-up singers included Linda Ronstadt, Deniece Williams, Herb Pederson, Lowell George, and Maurice White. Yeah, you’ve got all week to tune it in, but why wait?

3:00 p.m. The Original Sixties Rotation: Various Artists

We have two massive sixties rotation EP’s, and this is the first from the early sixties to the mid-sixties. There’s some overlap in artists from one to the other, but none of the songs overlap. In this EP, you’ll hear from a pretty eclectic line-up that includes Sonny & Cher, The Monkees, Mary Wells, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Dusty Springfield, Tommy James & The Shondells, The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Hollies, The Searchers, The Dave Clark Five, Petula Clark, Buddy Holly, The Kinks, Neil Diamond, The Band, The Yardbirds, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Donovan, The Rolling Stones and more!

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