Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge and we have an oldie but goodie for you today.
Here’s your line-up for Tuesday:
11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday! Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band, Live in Amsterdam, April 1, 1969 NEW!
The Kozmic Blues Band was but one of the bands that Janis fronted after Big Brother & The Holding Company and before Full Tilt Boogie, as she continued her quest for the “perfect” band. There isn’t much information out there about the band, other than the members’ names. The link I provided is just about the best info you can find out there, and it’s a fan site.
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Good Souls Better Angels by Lucinda Williams
The latest album from Lucinda Williams is our featured album this week. You can learn more about this album by clicking on the photo in the right sidebar on this blog.
6:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Doors
Like Janis Joplin, The Doors’ leader, Jim Morrison, is one of the members of the ’27 Club’, the rockers who died in their 27th year. There are several others in this group, including Gram Parsons, Jimi Hendrix, and Brian Jones. The Doors were only a factor for four years but, in four years, they made some seriously great fucking music.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today we have live Janis, and a replay of our introductory instrumental surf anthology before our new surf playlist on Saturday.
Here’s your Friday line-up:
12:00 p.m. Janis Joplin: Live at The Fillmore East (1969) NEW!
Janis was…Janis. She had a powerful voice, and a powerful stage presence. Although her career was tragically short, she was one of the most influential singer-songwriters of her generation. She has also achieved legend status in subsequent generations. There’s a reason for that when it happens.
5:00 p.m. Instrumental Surf Anthology, Volume 1: Various Artists
We replay our first surf playlist from last weekend to get the juices flowing. On Saturday, you are introduced to the Blue Stingrays! Who are those guys? You’ll have to check the blog to find out!
8:00 p.m. The Inner Sanctum: Hunter From Beyond
This is our final airing of this week’s episode. There’ll be a new episode on Monday!
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to day whatever-the-fuck-it-is of our discontent. While we’re all waiting for you to rise up, we’ll try to make life a bit more bearable.
Here’s your line-up for Thursday:
12:00 p.m. Janis Joplin Live at Winterland 1968
This may seem like a morbid discussion, but a number of musicians have died in their 27th year. Kurt Cobain. Robert Johnson. Amy Winehouse. But three of the most famous? Janis Joplin. Jimi Hendrix. Jim Morrison. All dead at 27. All members of the ’27 Club.’
4:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
This is arguably the greatest album of all time. Not only was the music brilliant, but so was the album packaging. It was the first album to open like a book, and the first to feature the lyrics printed on the cover. The front cover photograph remains a conversation piece to this day.
7:00 p.m. The Beach Boys: The Smile Sessions NEW!
It is said that Brian Wilson was the creative force behind The Beach Boys. Artists from Linda Ronstadt to Paul McCartney consider him a musical genius, but all of the members conributed to the whole. These sessions prove that The Beach Boys weren’t just another ‘surf music’ band (although they were pretty damned good at that too).
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! After a day of open stream, we have some excellent musical programming for you all.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Janis Joplin Live at Winterland (1968)
2:00 p.m. That Sweet Soul Sound
The Temptations, Ann Peebles, Fats Domino, Stevie Wonder, Etta James, The Staple Singers, and many others are highlighted in nearly two solid hours of soulful music.
5:00 p.m. Album of the Week: It’s a Good Night for Singin’ by Jerry Jeff Walker
9:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Shawn Colvin
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Is this not the best possible way to begin a work week? We’ve got some really fine shit going on here in the Mermaid Lounge today.
Here’s your line up for today!
11:00 a.m. The All-Girl Revue Three: Various Artists
Music from Linda Ronstadt, Phoebe Snow, Janis Joplin, Norah Jones, Melissa Etheridge, and Shawn Colvin (partial list).
2:00 p.m. Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Live at The Shoreline Amphitheater (10/1/94)
5:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live in Chicago (2013)
After the Petty Party, it’s open stream for the rest of the evening so you can hear the great new songs we’ve added to the standard rotation!
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s going to be a wet, wild weather day here in Beantown, but we’ve got plenty of great music to soothe the savage beast.
Here’s your line-up for Sunday!
11:00 a.m. The Ungovernables Report
2:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Steely Dan
5:00 p.m. Eric Clapton & Friends Pay Tribute to J.J. Cale
8:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live 2010: The Mojo Tour
11:00 p.m. Janis Joplin Live at Winterland (1968)
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your planned programming for today! It’s David Crosby’s birthday, so today’s special is In the Spotlight: The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. That will air at 4:00 p.m. EST.
In between, we’ve got about 8,000 songs in the rotation now, adding more daily. Today, we’ll take the station down early again and add more!
10:00 a.m. Janis Joplin Live at Winterland 1968
Warming up with Janis as we prepare for our Woodstock weekend!
1:00 p.m. Chris Hedges: Fascism In the Age of Trump
Like it or not, the only bipartisan program our legislators have is screwing us over. Trump is no savior. He’s no “outsider.” He’s no exception. In fact, he’s exactly the kind of garbage that a dying empire has left to offer.
4:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & (Sometimes) Young
Happy Birthday, David Crosby!
7:00 p.m. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts on the Enslavement of the American Worker
It’s all part of the grand scheme.
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.
On August 15-18, 1969, the grand kahuna of outdoor music festivals took place on Max Yazgur’s farm in Bethel, New York. People have been talking about Woodstock ever since. They’ve tried to replicate this event several times since then, but there will always be only one Woodstock…and that’s the original.
On August 15-18, #BecomeUngovernable Radio will celebrate the Woodstock music generation by playing music by all the bands that made Woodstock what it is: Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and Janis Joplin, to name just a few. It marked the very first time anybody heard Crosby, Stills and Nash.
Join us August 15th to the 18th for three days of peace, love and music on #BecomeUngovernable Radio.
(We’ll be giving you more details as the date gets closer!)