Friday Brings Music From Laurel Canyon and Puts Paul Simon In The Spotlight Later, August 27, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Well, we’ve finally made good on our threat to upgrade and update the former ‘Echoes From The Canyon’ playlist. We think you’re going to like it and you can read more below.

Today’s feature is music from Laurel Canyon. Here we have Chris Hillman and Gram Parsons, both members of The Byrds back in the day.

Here’s today’s musical menagerie:

11:00 a.m. Music From Laurel Canyon: Various Artists UPDATED AND UPGRADED!

Laurel Canyon and the cross pollination it inspired among musical friends was magical, but it didn’t end with the 60’s. There was a second wave of people who moved in and took part in that magic, including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, J.D. Souther, Carole King, James Taylor and others. They join The Doors, Canned Heat, The Byrds, Joni Mitchell, The Mamas & The Papas and others from the first wave.

We’ve updated this playlist to over four hours of great music, officially making it our newest extended player. Oh yeah, we’ve also changed the name.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Paul Simon

We haven’t heard from this guy for a while, so it’s about time. This playlist features his music from his partnership with Art Garfunkel to his solo work.

It’s another crazy hot and ugly weather day here in the Boston area. It has been this way most of the summer. We’re hoping it comes to an end outside, but we hope to keep it hot in The Mermaid Lounge (music-wise, that is) as we move into fall with some new stuff. In the meantime, it’s summertime and the livin’ is easy, as they say. Tune us in.

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Warding Off the Bad JuJu With the Music of Laurel Canyon and Our House Playlist, Friday, August 13, 2021

Are you a believer in Friday the 13th’s bad juju? Well, we’ll help you kick out those vibes with some great music today.

We kick off the day with those Echoes from Laurel Canyon of the 60’s and 70’s

Here’s your Friday the 13th line-up:

11:00 a.m. Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists

This playlist is about to go through a major update and become a long-player, but today we give you just over three hours of great music that came from friends who hung out in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood together and developed some of the best music on the planet. You will hear The Byrds, The Mamas & The Papas, John Mayall, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors, The Beach Boys, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Monkees, Joni Mitchell, CSNY, Jackson Browne and more!

7:00 p.m. #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

Tonight we have the music that inspired #BecomeUngovernable Radio (call it sixties protest music, if you will). You’ll hear T. Rex, Barry McGuire, Peter Tosh, Bob Dylan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Animals, Country Joe & The Fish, Pink Floyd, Buffalo Springfield, The Band, The Beatles, Joan Baez, and more.

As always, it’s a great day to tune in a radio station that focuses on nothing but music 24/7 with no commercial interruption and at no cost to you, the listener. If there’s another source that offers the same, please, tell us about it.

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It’s Another Monday and We’ve Got The Lovin’ Spoonful In The Spotlight, Joni Mitchell Live at Club 47, and Drivin’ Songs Later, July 19, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! It’s another Moan-Day here in The Mermaid Lounge and we hope to make it a better day for you with some great programming and a lot of wide Open Stream.

The Lovin’ Spoonful was a great little Laurel Canyon band, and today we put them In the Spotlight!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Lovin’ Spoonful

From the moment I heard Summer In The City, I knew I was going to love this band from start to finish. These guys made some great music in their day under the direction of John Sebastian. We play all sixties music at our retail establishment. It’s what our customers like best. Every time one of their songs comes on, I find myself saying “I fucking love this song.”

3:00 p.m. Joni Mitchell Live at Club 47, Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 10, 1968

Speaking of Laurel Canyon veterans, here’s another one. This concert is from a favorite spot in my home town, Club 47. Joni Mitchell wasn’t the only one to play this venue in its day. Linda Ronstadt used to play here, and then would visit Elsie’s Roast Beef. This later became Passim’s Coffee House, the venue where I discovered Guy Clark. You’ll like this one. It was a great performance.

7:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream: Drivin’ Songs, Various Artists

This is a fun little playlist: Two hours of songs that either talk about traveling, driving…or are just great songs to drive along with. Watch out, though. Some of them give you lead foot.

Here we are on another Monday. It’s usually a tough day to get yourself going after the weekend, so good music can certainly go a long way toward helping the process. Give us a shot. You won’t regret it.

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Saturday Brings Bob Dylan With Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in NY, The Rascals In the Spotlight, LIVE DEAD, and the Final Airing of Our AOW, June 26, 2021

Saturday is the busiest day we have here in The Mermaid Lounge, and today is no exception! We’ve got quite a line-up on tap for you all today, as I toil in the world of retail bullshit.

Dylan With The Heartbrakers on The True Confessions Tour.

Here’s Saturday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Live at Rich Stadium, New York, July 4, 1986 NEW!

From the second leg of the infamous True Confessions tour. We’ve aired other shows from this tour in the past, but never this venue. According to Mike Campbell, it was playing with Bob Dylan that taught the band how to be spontaneous on stage and respond to what the audience wanted. If that’s the case, they learned their lesson well.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Blues From Laurel Canyon by John Mayall FINAL AIRING!

The final airing of Blues From Laurel Canyon is today, so make sure you’re on your tab at 3:00 p.m. When you wake up Sunday, there will be a brand new Album of The Week.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The (Young) Rascals

One of the finest bands ever to enter a recording studio right here. A Mermaid Lounge favorite for sure, and they are taking their place in the spotlight today.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Academy of Music, New York, March 26, 1972 NEW!

Another new show from the world’s premier jam band. This one comes from the Academy of Music in New York. Eventually we’ll have to start repeating shows, but not yet. There are still plenty to go, and every show is different…even on the same tour.

Saturday is always a great day to listen in to #BecomeUngovernable Radio. (I know I sound like a broken record.) We are totally free every single day, not just occasionally as we try to pick up listeners. There is no bait-and-switch. We ask for no personal information, no credit card, and no subscription. What are you waiting for?

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It’s Sunday Funday Here in The Mermaid Lounge With ‘Ladies Day Out’ and “Blues From Laurel Canyon” As Our Album of The Week, June 20, 2021

Good Morning, and Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. It’s time once again for our ‘Ladies Day Out’ extended playlist, and we’ve got a great new Album of The Week starting today.

Ladies Day Out begins at 3:00 p.m. and runs for five uninterrupted hours.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Blues From Laurel Canyon by John Mayall NEW!

Released in November 1968 after John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers disbanded, this album is yet another piece of Laurel Canyon music history. John Mayall wrote all the songs and plays harmonica, organ and guitar on the album. He is joined by a young Mick Taylor (guitar), Colin Allen (drums), and Stephen Thompson (bass). Peter Green of the original Fleetwood Mac (a blues band at its birth) plays guitar on one of the songs as well. There’s nothing like some British blues to kick-start your day.

3:00 p.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

The women of popular music still get the short end of the stick on the airwaves. Some of these radio stations think that Joan Jett and Blondie are the only women who ever made rock n’ roll. Pioneers like Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, and others get absolutely no appreciable playtime that I can find anywhere, not even on the so-called “classic rock” channels.

We aim to change that here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio. We do not broadcast like traditional radio because we can’t afford to compete with those entities. We are an Internet radio station. But we have made a commitment to showcasing the women of rock n’ roll, soul, folk, blues, even cajun-zydeco (sorry, no rap here) in the hope that in some small way we can pay them respect. Our homage to the women who make music begins at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon.

Tune us in. It’s hot as the blazes out there where I am today. But it’s nice and cool here in The Mermaid Lounge. The only thing hot in here is the music. And it runs 24/7 free of charge to everyone.

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We’re Hearing Those ‘Echoes From the Canyon’ Updated Playlist, and A Second Airing of Our Album of The Week, Thursday, June 17, 2021

Good Morning, Music Historians everywhere! Today we have an airing of our newly-expanded Echoes From The Canyon playlist (and it will go through another update soon) for your listening pleasure.

Laurel Canyon was the scene for the musical revolution of the 60’s and 70’s.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists UPDATED!

There’s no question that Laurel Canyon was the epicenter of the musical revolution of the 60’s and 70’s. Jakob Dylan and Tom Petty knew it. The both drew musical inspiration from those bands.

All of these great musicians lived within walking distance of each other. Mama Cass invited people over to jam and have lunch (she also never cleaned her house), Jackson Browne lived in a basement under Don Henley, Graham Nash wrote Our House in a tiny house in Laurel, everyone loved partying with The Monkees, and John Mayall’s first album after the Bluesbreakers broke up was Blues From Laurel Canyon.

You’ll hear all of the above and many more in our newly updated playlist (which will also go through another update soon, by the way). Enjoy.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: In the Midnight Hour & Other Hits by Wilson Pickett

We’re winding down with this week’s selection. The final airing of this great album will be on Saturday.

Please, allow me to sound like a broken record: This would be an awesome day to tune us in. Believe me. You have no idea what you’re missing until you give us a shot. We’re free 24/7, accept absolutely no advertising, charge you not a dime and never ask for your personal information. All you need is a free browser tab.

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It’s An Open Stream Day Today With One Vital Exception Later, Friday, May 7, 2021

Good Morning, Kids! It’s a wide Open Stream Day today and the venerable Music Mermaid is in charge while I am in retail hell…until just a bit later when we celebrate an important musical event in our books.

The Mamas & The Papas’ Monday Monday went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on this day in 1966

Here is your line-up:

All Day Open Stream: Circulating 27,000 Classic Hits All Day

The Music Mermaid is in full control today, circulating all of our music as she sees fit. Pay attention. She may even pick up a program or two along the way. It’s entirely up to her.

7:00 p.m. Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists

On this day in 1966, the sounds of Laurel Canyon were heard loud and clear as Monday, Monday went to number one for The Mamas & The Papas. In celebration, we are playing one of our favorite playlists featuring not only them, but also Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Doors, CSNY, Joni Mitchell, and more!

Tune us in today and you’ll see what we’re all about, aside from being not-for-profit, 24/7 uninterrupted by advertising, and not interested in your credit card number or personal information.

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Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt Live, and Echoes From the Canyon, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have a light but impressive programming day on tap today. We begin a bit later today than usual.

Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris.

Here’s today’s line-up:

1:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris Live at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Mass, October 1, 1999

The Western Wall partnership takes it on the road. Two of the most amazingly talented women in popular music give a tremendous performance in my home town.

7:00 p.m. Echoes From the Canyon: Various Artists

Laurel Canyon in the sixties was a hotbed of tremendous musical creativity that reverberated around the world. You will hear The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Mamas & The Papas, The Beach Boys, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Doors, Jackson Browne, CSNY, Joni Mitchell, and more.

Join us here in The Mermaid Lounge. It won’t cost you a penny. Ever. We don’t ask for your personal information or your credit card number. All we ask is that you open a tab and click below:

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We Wind Up Mardi Gras Week With BeauSoleil, Then It’s Echoes, Our Album of The Week, and Saturday Night’s “Live Dead,” February 20, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We wind up our tribute to the music of Louisiana, and New Orleans specifically, with a live performance by one of the most respected bands in The Big Easy. And that isn’t all for Saturday.

Today’s music from New Orleans is courtesy of BeauSoleil!

Here’s our Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. BeauSoleil Live in Louisiana!

A lot of New Orleans music is steeped in history, but there are modern-day bands playing all over the streets of The Big Easy every day. BeauSoleil is one of the more recent bands to make their mark. This is a collection of live performances from a number of locations in Louisiana. We think you’ll enjoy their style.

3:00 p.m. Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists

Another of those historical music “scenes” is Laurel Canyon. Here, bands like CSNY, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Beach Boys, The Byrds and The Buffalo Springfield developed their sounds. The British Invasion resonated with these bands, and these bands also had a creative effect on their friends across the pond. You’ll hear these bands plus Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, The Doors, and The Mamas & The Papas.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Take A Little Walk With Me by Tom Rush FINAL AIRING!

Today we’ll have the final airing of Tom Rush’s Take A Little Walk With Me, released in 1966. Tomorrow when you wake up, there’ll be a new Album of The Week.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Red Rocks, Morrison, Colorado, September 6, 1985 NEW!

Another new live concert performance from the masters of jam. As I continue to say, no two performances are ever the same…even when they happen on the same tour.

It’s Saturday, people. It’s time to kick back and enjoy some really great music from a really great radio station. That would be ours.

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It’s Another Kick-Ass Saturday With The Laurel Canyon Crowd, Joan Baez, Elvis’ Birthday Playlist, and Live Dead, on January 9, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Saturday is our big day on the programming scale but, in spite of that, our musical day remains mostly Open Stream.

The Grateful Dead. The ultimate jam band at the closing of Winterland.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists

It was all happening in the canyon back in the day. They were all groovin’ together, feeding off each other, and it produced some of the best damned sounds in the history of popular music. They inspired people like Jakob Dylan and Tom Petty. This playlist is about just over 2.5 hours and features The Mamas & The Papas, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, and more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Joan Baez by Joan Baez

The final airing of Joan Baez’s brillian debut album, recorded when she was just nineteen. Get in on it now. It will be gone tomorrow when you wake up!

7:00 p.m. Elvis Presley: The Sun Sessions

We’re celebrating Elvis Presley’s birthday a day late. That’s usually how it goes around here. We do our best, but my multiple personalities have their limits. Today, we’re playing his songs from The Sun Sessions, recorded at Sun Studios during 1954 and 1955. It’s produced by Sam Phillips, owner of Sun Records, who gave Elvis his start, and includes one of the greatest (and some people argue, the first) rock n’ roll songs ever, That’s All Right. Happy Birthday, Elvis.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Winterland, October 22, 1978 NEW!

We made it through last year for 52 weeks with no repeats. And we intend to attempt the same here. Let’s face it. It should not be difficult. The Dead played Winterland alone 48 times. This is just one of them. Enjoy, Deadheads.

Saturdays are always a fucking great day to tune us in. Why don’t you give it a shot? We are free. No credit card or private info required. No advertising accepted. No endless DJ chatter. You have no idea what you are missing.

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