Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here is your special programming for Sunday, August 4
10:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Steely Dan
Walter Becker and Donald Fagan made some of the sweetest sounding music around during the 70s.
1:00 p.m. Chris Hedges: Fascism in the Age of Trump
The Democratic Party’s demonization of Trump aside, the notion that he is a “good guy” here to rid the world of pedophilia, cure childhood cancer and AIDS is patently absurd. He’s another egomaniacal, gluttonous capitalist here to take us the rest of the way over the cliff.’
4:00 p.m. The British Are Coming!
Come and give a listen to the most formidable bands of The British Invasion!
8:00 p.m. Lies, Half-Truths and Omissions: Episode 2
In Ravage, Kill, Mangle and Destroy, we get a good look at the havoc that Christopher Columbus has unleashed on the indiginous world.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! And so, another month begins, and we’re off to a great start with this programming. We told you we were committed to featuring the women of rock, and we’ve got a legend today!
10:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Neil Young
All hail Neil Young! Another of those classic singer-songwriters who never sold himself out for a buck.
1:00 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Speech at the Conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March (March 25, 1965)
There’s not much more we can do to describe this speech. Just listen.
4:00 p.m. Bonnie Raitt in Concert: Live at the Oakland Coliseum Arena (1989)
Like her friend, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt has been around since the days of the old Club 47 in Boston. Her vocal ability is legendary, but that isn’t where the talent ends. Bonnie Raitt is also acknowledged as one of the greatest slide guitarists of all time.
7:00 p.m. Howard Zinn: Conversations With History (2009)
In one of Zinn’s final interviews before his death in 2010, Zinn touches on a number of subjects.
Truth be told, I contracted for this radio station just over two years ago. Somewhere in the back of my mind I had this dreaded feeling that we would all be shut down on social media someday. These slugs had already been compromised by greed and their obligation to cooperate with a government that continues to silence dissent and popular opinion. The shit on Facebook is just the beginning. They are now emboldened by their arrest of Julian Assange. They are in conrol. The judiciary in this nation is a slime pit of corruption and political end-games. Assange will never receive a fair trial here. But I digress, and I do not wish to.
In short, whatever #BecomeUngovernable is doing on social media or elsewhere, we are replicating on this station. This will take a period of time. I can tell you this could easily be a full-time job. This is a disclaimer: You will find imperfections as we move forward. We simply do not have “perfection” as an option. If you follow this blog, which you can do in the sidebar with the click of a button, you will be kept up to date.
We have some excellent original programming coming up. You can check that out in Podcasts. In addition to the original programming already listed, we are talking to a few other people about developing podcasts for this station. We are also running lectures and information from the public domain that is essential to understanding why we must do something outside the realm of electoral politics to save ourselves. All of the planned programming is also posted on the blog early each morning.
I will not lie. This radio station pretty much reflects my personal taste in music. As far back as grammar school, my friends and I would hang out on our streets with the transistor radio tuned to WMEX in Boston. In those days, it was AM Radio that was king and playing all the best stuff. I can remember when WMEX scored legendary DJ Cousin Duffy from out on the Left Coast. Those beginnings are partly what this is about.
The other part is that these artists led a revolution in music. Their music was also in the forefront during the sixties. That’s why this station is what it is. There are exceptions, of course, like The Foo Fighters, REM, Soundgarden, and others. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers can also be considered an exception. Yet, they don’t feel that way because they have — more than any other post-sixties band — embodied what that music was all about. We have a few more being added still, but the focus will be on what you currently hear.
You don’t have to get an account, join, or fill out any personal information to join us on #BecomeUngovernable Radio. All you need to do is tune in. Nobody says you can’t be entertained, informed and awakened at the same time.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here is your special programming for today. In between all this is some of the greatest music of all time. Tune in!
10:00 a.m. The Monterey International Pop Festival
Woodstock’s anniversary is coming up, but the Monterey International Pop Festival already cenetrated it’s 50th back in 2017. In the photo we have two attendees who left us way too soon, Brian Jones of the Stones and Jimi Hendrix.
1:00 p.m. William Blum on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
William Blum, who passed in 2018, was and is an important voice in this movement. He left the employ of the state department in 1967, and spent his life taking on Empire. Here he blows the whistle on the CIA.
4:00 p.m. Petty Theft: The Covers
The same qualities that make Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers the greatest American rock n’ roll band of all time make them the greatest cover band of all time. This is, without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite playlists. Sit back and enjoy the Heartbreakers as they pay homage to those who have inspired them over the years.
7:00 p.m. Chris Hedges: The Wages of Rebellion
Chris Hedges gets some airtime from us once again so he can tell you the moral imperative of rising up.
There’s nothing wrong at #BecomeUngovernable Radio. We’re on planned downtime to upload new music and activist content. We will be back on as scheduled tomorrow!
To answer everyone’s first question, YES. Brunch With the Beatles will indeed be back and, when it does come back, it’ll be better than the first time around. We’re considering that initial effort practice…mere child’s play.
As for its projected return date? We’re not sure just yet, but we promise to give everyone a couple of weeks notice. Thanks for hanging in there with us through the growth pains.
Trust me. We’re just getting started.