Good Morning, Ungovernables! Back to a full slate of four programs today (with plenty of open stream in between 24/7), and an inspirational decision to play “Western Wall.”
Here’s your line-up:
11:00 a.m. Western Wall, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris
I hate television, and I don’t watch it anymore. I knew Linda Ronstadt, one of my all-time favorite singers, was being honored by the Kennedy Center. So, I went looking for videos out there and I found them. None, however, were as moving as the tribute that Emmylou Harris paid to her friend and frequent collaborator.
It is in that spirit that we feature Western Wall, a beautiful collaboration between these two women. For me, the most striking thing about the album is the song selection and the composers featured. The set list is up already, and the composers of the songs appear there (please scroll to the bottom of the page).
Western Wall will, for absolute certain, do a stint as our Album of the Week. But that doesn’t mean we can’t feature it today!
2:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Steely Dan
5:00 p.m. Jimi Hendrix & Stephen Stills: “In Sessions” (1968)
9:00 p.m. Dusty in London, Dusty Springfield and the Lost British Recordings
Don’t miss it!
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today we celebrate bass guitarist’s Ric Grech’s birthday with a RadioJam. He played for both Traffic and Blind Faith.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Jimi Hendrix & Stephen Stills “In Session” (1968)
Did you know that it was Stephen Stills who taught Jimi Hendrix how to play guitar?
2:00 p.m. Bonnie Raitt Live: Road Tested
Much like her musical sister, Linda Ronstadt, Raitt did not release an official “live” album until 24 years into her career. Road Tested is the result.
5:00 p.m. The Ungovernables Report Weekend Update for November 1, 2019
Sarah Freels is back this week working with Adam Rice to bring you all the news you need to know.
8:00 p.m. The Ric Grech Birthday Celebration: A Traffic/Blind Faith RadioJam!
There are no forms to fill out, no charges to listen, no private information to give us. Just pull up a tab and enjoy.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re cooking now as we make our way to the end of Tom Petty month. We’ll go out with a bang with some new music, starting today!
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt: Live in Hollywood (1980)
The only actual Ronstadt-approved live album ever released, and it didn’t happen until 2019. It was well worth the wait.
2:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Under the Covers (New!)
The Heartbreakers have to be the best cover band alive. Here’s some more stuff they didn’t write, but still made their own.
5:00 p.m. The Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks, Volume 32
9:00 p.m. The Monterey International Pop Festival
Before Woodstock, there was Monterey with Otis Redding, The Byrds, the Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, and more!
This isn’t rocket science, this is music!
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Not only do we have some of the best music on the planet, but we’re starting something fun today. It’s a brand new twist.
10:00 a.m. Stephen Stills: Just Roll Tape (April 26, 1968)
Here’s some musical trivia for you. Did you know that Stephen Stills taught Jimi Hendrix how to play guitar? True story, people. Rumors abound in the music world, however. And rumor has it that this little masterpiece was recorded while Stills was at a Judy Collins recording session. He simply told someone to “just roll tape.” And voilá.
1:00 p.m. Orson Welles: The Original Broadcast of War of the Worlds (10/30/1938)
Yep. This is the one. The original radio broadcast that scared the living shit out of millions of Americans. Let’s do this in honor of the “storming” of Area 51, which has morphed into a fucking party. (You knew that would happen. This is America.)
4:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band: Play All Night, Live at The Beacon Theater
The big boys of Southern rock.
8:00 p.m. Howard Zinn: The Three Holy Wars
Howard Zinn will tell you that there are three wars you don’t ever criticize in America: The Revolutionary War, The Civil War, and World War II.
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.
Good morning, Ungovernables! Hitting the salt mines early in the morning tomorrow, so I need to get this house in order now. Here’s your special programming for Friday, July 26th.
10:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The J. Geils Band
That “other” Boston band, frenetic and funky is how they are described. I much prefer them to Band No. 1. But that’s me.
1:00 p.m. Abby Martin on How Propaganda Engineers Consent for Empire
Abby Martin of the Empire Files talks to Mark Crispin Miller about the powerful role propaganda plays in our daily lives.
4:00 p.m. The ‘All-Girl’ Revue
A couple of hours of nothing but the ladies of rock n’ roll.
7:00 p.m. Alison Weir on the Global Effort to Criminalize Criticism of Israel
It’s here and it’s real. We’d better find a way to combat this.
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!)