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.
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.
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.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have great music on top, including an interlude in the early evening from our sisters up north, Kate & Anna McGarrigle.
Here’s your musical landscape for today:
11:00 a.m. Drivin’ Songs: Various Artists NEW!
Driving. It’s something most of us do and, for some, it cannot be avoided. Some drive for a living. It goes without saying that good driving songs are essential under these circumstances. We’ll share with you some of ours. Now, some of these songs are indeed about being on the road. Some others? Hell, they are just great songs to drive to. Let’s not get too analytical here.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Mojo by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
It’s hard to find an album these days with 15 songs on it. And it’s even harder to find an album with 15 really great songs.
7:00 p.m. Tell My Sister: The Unreleased Recordings of the McGarrigle Sisters
I call the McGarrigle sisters the Canadian Treasure, but they are also ours. Maybe you know their most famous songs; maybe not. And maybe you do but don’t realize they were behind those songs. Like, Linda Ronstadt’s Heart Like A Wheel? Maria Muldaur’s Cool River? Emmylou Harris’ Going Back To Harlan? They also have a bunch of unreleased stuff. That’s what you’ll be hearing this evening. And you will be hearing more from them down the road as we expand our library.
Come on, people. Give it a shot. We don’t have money to spend on advertising and PR. We need your help. Come spend some time with us. It requires no money. Ever. If you like us, tell others.