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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Our Official House Playlist, Our Album of The Week, and Some Supergroup Music Await You on Thursday, March 18, 2021

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.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is one of the supergroups you’ll hear later tonight!

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).

Tune us in. We’re free all the time, we run uninterrupted 24/7, no advertising, no “subscription” required, and no personal information requested. Did I mention you don’t need to take your credit card out of your wallet?

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Jefferson Airplane Live in Copenhagen, Emmylou Harris Rarities, Our House Playlist, and The Shadow on Wednesday, February 3, 2021

We move into midweek with some great musical programming, including some vintage live Jefferson Airplane in Copenhagen.

FILE – In this March 8, 1968 file photo, members of the rock group Jefferson Airplane pose for a photograph in San Francisco. From left, Marty Balin, Grace Slick, Spencer Dryden, Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, and Jack Casady. Kantner died at a San Francisco hospital on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 after falling ill earlier in the week, former girlfriend and publicist Cynthia Bowman told The Associated Press. (AP Photo)

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Jefferson Airplane Live at The Falconer Center, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 28, 1968

The big kahuna of psychedelic rock opens up our programming live from Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen.

3:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris Forgotten Gems and Rarities

In spite of her country roots, Emmylou Harris never wanted to be defined as a modern-day country music singer, preferring to define herself on her own terms instead. She has done that throughout her career.

7:00 p.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist

We’ve got a few hours of some of the best hits of the sixties waiting for you later this evening. You won’t want to miss it.

10:00 p.m. The Shadow: 10 Murders in Wax

The second airing of this week’s episode of The Shadow, in which our hero must figure out who is replacing wax figures with actual corpses. Ick.

Tune us in. You won’t regret it. And we promise we are everything we say we are. Or we wouldn’t say it.

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It’s Another (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday Until Our House Playlist and The Shadow Come Along Later, December 30, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! This is another (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday. We’ll be circulating 27,000+ songs now that we upgraded our standard rotation. But we’ve got some great programming later!

Mr. Lennon tried to get us to “Give Peace A Chance.” We didn’t listen. You should listen to our House Playlist later for other warnings we didn’t bother to heed.

Here’s today’s line-up:

All Day (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday

Again, circulating 27,000+ songs for your listening pleasure. If you’re fortunate enough to work from home, why not put this on in the background?

5:00 p.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist

All of the music that reflects our attitude here in The Mermaid Lounge. Hear John Lennon, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, The Temptation, Peter Tosh, and many more!

10:00 p.m. The Shadow: 05 Hounds In The Hills

A replay of this week’s episode. It’s 30 minutes of outright suspense, then back to our Open Stream.

Tune us in. We’re free. We don’t run commercials. We don’t employ DJ’s that don’t know how to shut the fuck up, and we don’t interrupt or cut songs short. That’s another bonus.

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It’s a (Mostly) Open-Stream Wednesday Until Our Updated House Playlist Later, September 30, 2020

Howdy, Music Lovers! We have a (mostly) open-stream Wednesday once again, as has become our tradition. We do have some great stuff on tap later!

It’s a mostly open-stream Wednesday!

Here’s your only programming for today:

6:00 p.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist UPDATED!

Our very first playlist ever back in 2017, recently updated. The Beatles, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Rolling Stones, Ten Years After, Bob Dylan, The Buffalo Springfield, The Who, Genesis, and many more.

Best way to figure out what we’re all about is to listen on an open stream day. That would make today your lucky day!

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Our “House” Playlist, Bonnie at The Troubadour, It’s “Live Dead” Night, and “Elite Hotel” Bids Us Farewell, Saturday, April 18, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We hope you enjoyed your Friday Open Stream. Today, we’re back on to some great programming!

Bonnie Raitt 1972

 

 

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   The “BecomeUngovernable House Playlist!

All the peace, love, understanding and unrest you can handle in one playlist.

4:00 p.m.     Bonnie Raitt Live at The Troubadour 1972

Bonnie Raitt, along with Linda Ronstadt, Maria Muldaur and others, defied the powers in the male-dominated rock world.

7:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Elite Hotel by Emmylou Harris

This great album makes its final appearance this week. Tomorrow, you’ll see a brand new Album of the Week.

10:00 p.m.   Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at The Capitol Theater, June 19, 1976   NEW!

Next week we’ll be back on Europe ’72, but this week we follow the Dead to a mid-seventies performance at The Capitol Theater.

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