It’s a banner day here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio. Yesterday, I got my text that the Tom Petty package has indeed shipped. We will have some fun the rest of Tom Petty Month, but in the meantime…
Here’s Friday’s line-up!
11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & Mike Campbell: The Dynamic Duo
While it’s true that Petty often brought the songs to the band, it is also true that Mike Cambell often brought a great riff to Mr. Petty. This playlist highlights their songwriting partnership.
3:00 p.m. Jimi Hendrix Live at The Cafe Au-Go-Go, New York City, March 17, 1968 NEW!
Hendrix live. Tough stuff to find, but fun to go hunting for. And I am always on the hunt, so stay tuned.
7:00 p.m. Joni Mitchell Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, February 23, 1972
I saw Joni Mitchell live on her Court & Spark tour with Tom Scott & The LA Express. She was brilliant, and she was often not a pleasant soul on stage. Be careful not to clap at the wrong time. One of the most revered singer-songwriters of all time, and rightfully so.
It’s a fine morning. Why not tune us in? I mean, there’s absofuckinglutely no reason not to: We’re free. No credit card or personal information required. We run 24/7 (the majority of our hours are open stream). Our DJ doesn’t have diahrrhea of the mouth. No advertising. No politicians. Ever. Just music.
Good Morning, Time Travelers! Here we are back in The Summer of Love, and we’ve got a couple of great ones today. There’s also that guy named Jimi Hendrix hanging out too.
Here’s today’s Summer of Love line-up:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Doors
The Doors influenced music in immense ways in a very short period of time. Who knows what could have come our way down the road. Morrison was, without a doubt, a poet. And the band was really good. The whole package, gone before we knew it. The Doors actually had two album releases in 1967, their debut album (The Doors) and Strange Days (featured yesterday).
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Are You Experienced? by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
With one album, Hendrix went from struggle to stardom. This album is heralded as one of the most amazing debuts in rock history.
7:00 p.m. The Best of The Summer of Love! Their Satanic Majesties Request by The Rolling Stones NEW!
The Stones’ only foray into psychedelic music before returning to their roots was not one of my favorite efforts. However, it was the natural progression at the time, and to leave the album out would be egregious. (And any album that has She’s A Rainbow on it can’t be all bad.) I just thought the Stones felt uncomfortable with the genre more than anything. Contributing to this was the fact that the entire recording process was a literal shitshow. The link provides the details.
This would be an excellent day to tune in, turn on and drop out. Spend the day here in The Mermaid Lounge. You deserve a break from all this bullshit.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We had a day off, and we’re back full speed today with some rare Hendrix, in fact
Here’s your Thursday line-up!
1:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Tom Petty’s Wildflowers
You can learn more about this outstanding solo Tom Petty album by clicking the image in the sidebar on this blog!
4:00 p.m. Jimi Hendrix Live at the Cafe Au-Go-Go, March 17, 1968 NEW!
When I say getting live Hendrix is a rarity, it’s because his professional career lasted only four years before his premature death at the age of 27. In spite of that, he is regarded as one of the most influential musicians in rock music history.
7:00 p.m. Badfinger Live at the Cowtown Auditorium, Kansas City (1972)
The Badfinger story is indeed a tragic one, but this band was the only legitimate star signing for Apple Records, and they left us a great body of music to appreciate.
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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
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.