It’s a (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday Until Later Today When We Hear Those Echoes in the Canyon, and Pay Homage to The Summer of Love, August 26, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Truck Day at ACE, so it’s a (mostly) Open Stream Wednesday here in The Mermaid Lounge until later on.

 

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Here’s Wednesday’s line-up!

5:00 p.m.     Echoes From the Canyon: Various Artists

Join us to celebrate the Summer of Love and the amazing music that came out of Laurel Canyon all at once with The Mamas & The Papas, The Byrds, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, and many more!

8:00 p.m.     The Best of The Summer of Love! Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band by The Beatles

One more time for the Fab Four as we wind down our Summer of Love festivities.

Great day to join us. Plenty of excellent music on tap. And until we get there, we are live streaming more than 25,000 songs every day. 

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The Wailers’ Final Concert, Fats Domino in The Spotlight, Farewell to “Miles of Aisles” & This Week’s LIVE DEAD, Saturday, August 1, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got a great line-up for Saturday, including Bob Marley’s final performance ever and our new Live Dead concert!

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.    Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 23, 1980

This would be the lion’s final concert ever as he continued to perform with malignant melanoma. Bob Marley would leave this earth on May 11, 1981. Listen to the man, people. Get up, stand up.

3:00 p.m.       Album of the Week: Miles of Aisles by Joni Mitchell   FINAL AIRING!

We bid a fond farewell to Joni Mitchell’s first live album ever, Miles of Aisles. Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new selection!

7:00 p.m.      In The Spotlight: The Music of Antoine “Fats” Domino

I’m not sure people truly understand how instrumental Fats Domino was to the birth of rock n’ roll, but we here do. He sold 65 millon records between 1955 and 1960 — in just five years. He also had eleven top 10 hits during that time also.

10:00 p.m.    Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Greek Theater, University of California at Berkeley, May 23, 1982   NEW!

Jerry Garcia leads the greatest jam band on the planet back for another live session, this time from The Greek Theater at UCal Berkeley. 

In between all of this great programming, we are rotating 23,000+ songs. The chances of you hearing a duplicate song are slim and none. Give us a try today. We’re free. We’re outside the system, and we’re not in this for the money. We’re not making a dime.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday with Roomful of Blues, The Allman Brothers Band, and Joni Mitchell’s “Miles of Aisles,” July 28, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here we are with another Tuesday Bluesday and we’ve got Roomful of Blues in The Spotlight, with the Allman Brothers Band bringing up the rear a bit later. Sandwiched in between is our Album of the Week.

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Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Tuesday Bluesday With Roomful of Blues in The Spotlight!   NEW!

This is a great fucking band whose name is not on the tip of everybody’s tongue, in spite of their critically-acclaimed history and their 50-year recording career. I’ve been listening to them for a while and even saw them once. They are based in Rhode Island, and began in 1967 when guitarist Duke Robillard and pianist Al Copley formed Roomful of Blues. They have changed personnel over the years and have added horns, exploring the R & B and swing influence. Here in The Mermaid Lounge, we are now beginning to upload their catalogue. Here’s a preview.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Miles of Aisles by Joni Mitchell

A musical review of Mitchell’s tour in support of the amazing Court & Spark album. It was Joni Mitchell’s first live album, and her first tour with a backing band — Tom Scott & The L.A. Express.

7:00 p.m.    The Allman Brothers Band Live at the Atlanta International Pop Festival, July 3 & 5, 1970

It’s like a Tuesday Bluesday double feature here today in The Mermaid Lounge. We add the grand kahuna of blues here with the brothers.

Join us, people. We’re free. No personal information required. No credit card required. And that’s because we’re totally free and outside the capitalist system in all respects. What are you waiting for?

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Call It Simple Programming Sunday: We Pay Our Respects to Peter Green, Premier Blues Guitarist and Co-Founder of the Original Fleetwood Mac & Joni Mitchell Owns Our Album of The Week, July 26, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today we pay our respects to Peter Green, co-founder of the Original Fleetwood Mac (they really are two quite different bands with and without Peter), and we keep the women front and center with Joni Mitchells Miles of Aisles.

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Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up!

11:00 a.m.    Album of The Week: Miles of Aisles by Joni Mitchell   NEW!

Released in 1974, this Joni Mitchell album is a collection of songs from the tour she did in support of her brilliant album, Court & Spark. Not only was it Mitchell’s very first live album, but it was her first tour with a backing band. In a brilliant move, she chose Tom Scott & The L.A. Express.

I saw this tour on its trip through Beantown. It was at the Music Hall when it really was the music hall, and it was — hands down — one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen.

3:00 p.m.     Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Live at The Warehouse, New Orleans, January 30, 1970   NEW!

Peter Green and The Original Bluesy Fleetwood Mac opened The Warehouse with this show back in the day when they were a blues band and not a bunch of pop-rockers. Although he led a troubled life after he left the band, his contribution to the blues cannot be denied. He passed yesterday at the age of 73. Today, we pay him the respect he deserves.

I can’t fathom what the hell Americans are thinking. It matters not, though, because the rest of the world is listening in. We’ve always bee playing catch-up, no matter what they tell you about American Exceptionalism. It’s overrated.

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Women’s Week Rolls On With Irma Thomas in The Spotlight & Joni Mitchell Live in Milan, Italy, Friday, July 24, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Friday once again. Women’s Week is coming down to the wire, but we’ve still got some great programming planned right through Sunday, so don’t go away.

Here’s your Friday line-up:

11:00 a.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas is a contemporary of Aretha Franklin, but she never quite reached that level of commercial success. Known as The Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma has been pleasing her audiences for many decades.

3:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: The Skull That Walked   FINAL AIRING!

The final airing of The Skull That Walked, so get your spooky on. We’ve got a new one coming on Monday as we roll toward the end of our first season of Old Time Radio.

7:00 p.m.     Joni Mitchell Live at the Teatro Tenda, Lampugnano, Milan, Italy, May 9, 1983   NEW!

Someone once asked me why Joni Mitchell is so important. My response? “Are you fucking kidding me?” Roberta Joan Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter, has built a musical legend by weaving pop, rock, folk and jazz into her own amazing style. A prolific songwriter, Mitchell has written about love, abandonment, disillusionment, the environment, war and the human condition. Today we have her live from Milan, Italy.

Why not make today the day you join us in The Mermaid Lounge. I mean, seriously. What have you got to lose? We don’t cost a damned thing. Or require your information. So, there.

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JT & Joni Mitchell Live at The Royal Albert Hall, Tom Petty & Mike Campbell Compositions, and The Final Airing of “The Horla” on Friday, July 3, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Another day in retail paradise for me, and another in musical paradise for you!

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Here’s your Friday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   James Taylor & Joni Mitchell Live at Royal Albert Hall, October 28, 1970

They were a thing then. And they were great together, at least musically.

3:00 p.m.    The Inner Sanctum: The Horla    FINAL AIRING!

The final airing of this week’s episode of The Inner Sanctum is upon us once again. On Monday, there will be a brand new episode.

7:00 p.m.    Tom Petty & Mike Campbell: The Dynamic Duo   NEW!

We talk about Lennon-McCartney, John-Taupin, and it’s time we include Petty-Campbell on that list. More than just best friends. More than just great guitar players in a great fucking band. They were also wrote some great songs together.

Tune us in, chickens. It’ll be the best thing you do all week.

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Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks, The Dead Live in OK City, and Farewell to “Surrealistic Pillow” on Saturday, June 20, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a fine music day today, not too little programming and not too much to hinder the flow of 23,000+ songs on a continual 24/7 cycle.

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Here’s today’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane

The Airplane approaches its final landing for this cycle. On Sunday, there’ll be a brand new Album of the Week, so enjoy Surrealistic Pillow while you can!

6:00 p.m.     Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado (1983)

I have seen Joni Mitchell in concert more than once, most notably during her Court & Spark Tour when she traveled with Tom Scott & The L.A. Express. I have never considered her a ‘warm’ person; she sometimes had attitude with her adoring crowd. I feel the same way about Van Morrison, having seen him more than once also. But brilliant? Absolutely no question. Some days they took themselves too seriously, but their  music? That should be taken very seriously.

10:00 p.m.   Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at Zoo Amphitheater, Oklahoma City, OK, September 25, 1985   NEW!

The world’s most famous jam band. The ultimate road band. They’re back for another spin with Live Dead. This week, coming to you from Oklahoma Put on your tie dye and light up a fatty. It’s a fucking Grateful Dead concert.

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Perfect for today. (And actually, every day.)

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It’s Wilbury Wednesday! We also have Joni Mitchell ‘Live’ at Club 47, & Sam Cooke at the Harlem Square Club, on April 29, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s mid-week and it’s Wilbury Wednesday! Can it get any better than that? Check out the line-up and see for yourself.

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Here’s your line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Joni Mitchell Live at Club 47, Cambridge, MA

The year was 1968, and Club 47 was the place. We remember Linda Ronstadt playing there and getting roast beef sandwiches at Elsie’s in Harvard Square. Others also launched their careers there, like Bonnie Raitt. This turn was for Joni.

4:00 p.m.    Wilbury Wednesday! The Traveling Wilburys are in The Spotlight

George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison. Five friends who simply loved making music together and having fun. It shows.

7:00 p.m.    One Night Stand: Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club   NEW!

Sam Cooke. Sometimes his name doesn’t flow off the lips when you talk about soul music. It should. He’s the man who invented soul.

Join us. It’s free. It’s outside the system. Just do it. All you need to do is click the link.

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The Last Hurrah for “Court & Spark,” Clapton and B.B. King Play the Blues, and “Live Dead” in Denmark, Saturday, March 28, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Saturday, and that marks my last day at the mines before my weekend officially begins. We’re starting it out strong today.

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Here’s your Saturday line-up!

2:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Joni Mitchell’s Court & Spark

We bid a fond farewell to one of the best damned albums ever recorded. Tomorrow when you wake up, there’ll be a brand new selection on our main page!

6:00 p.m.    B.B. King & Eric Clapton: Riding With the King

B.B. King and Eric Clapton seemed to be a natural combination, and we were right about that. You’ll love this selection.

10:00 p.m.  Live Dead: Europe ’72, The Grateful Dead Live in Aarhaus, Denmark 4-16-72   NEW!

After a brief interlude in Honolulu last week, we’re back on the Europe ’72 train this week as we work our way through the tour.

If you’re stuck in lockdown, there’s no better way to weather the storm than to tune in to #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

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The Heartbreakers “Live” on Soundstage, Our House Play List, and Album of the Week on Thursday, March 26, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! While we’re all hunkering down in Empire, we’ve got some incredible new live music coming your way over the next several weeks. We start today with new Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers!

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Here’s today’s line-up:

1:00 p.m.     The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

From Dylan, to Barry McGuire, to the Who, The Beatles, John Lennon, and Woody Guthrie. There’s a message in the music we carry.

5:00 p.m.     Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live on Soundstage (2003)   NEW!

This is vintage Heartbreakers, playing some of the tightest music on the planet, and it’s obvious that they are enjoying every minute they spend on that stage. 

Don’t forget to check out the set list under the Playlist tab. Scroll to the bottom!

8:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Court & Spark by Joni Mitchell

Undoubtedly one of those albums that make people smile when it’s mentioned. To learn more about Court & Spark, click on the image in the Album of the Week box in the right sidebar.

Tune us in, people. We’ve got the greatest music evah, and we’re still digging deep and uploading daily! 23,569 songs and counting!

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