The Women’s Week Grand Finale With New Live Ronstadt, The Original All-Girl Revue & The Final Airing of “Western Wall” on Saturday, July 25, 2020*

*Oh, yeah, we invited the Dead for their usual 10:00 p.m. appearance to move us into the new week!

 

Good Morning, Ungovernables! This is the Women’s Week Grand Finale, and we end it the way we began: New live Linda Ronstadt at The Universal Amphitheater in L.A.

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Here’s today’s line-up!

11:00 a.m.   The Original All-Girl Revue!

The original is still the best. Hear Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Carole King, Aretha Franklin, Ann Peebles, Stevie Nicks, Carlene Carter and many others!

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Western Wall: The Tuscon Sessions by Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris   FINAL AIRING!

Today we bid a fond farewell to this great album. Tomorrow we will have a brand new selection for you.

7:00 p.m.    Linda Ronstadt Live at the Universal Amphitheater, October 3, 1977  NEW!

I hear it when you hear it. The buzz is that it’s great sound quality even though it’s a rare recording. Right now, this is the only UA recording I can find anywhere. And anyone who is familiar with Ronstadt’s career knows that her nights at the UA numbered in the 20 range during this time.

10:00 p.m.   LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, N.C., April 12, 1978   NEW!

The Dead kicks out the jams with their usual 10:00 p.m. time slot, ushering us into the new week of music with a 3+ hour set live from North Carolina.

This is a great day to join us. It’s Saturday. This isn’t rocket science. And it’s free. And it’s outside the system. Every fucking day.

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Women’s Week Brings Us Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and Maria Muldaur on Thursday, July 23, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! The next few days here are big days for the ladies of rock n’ roll as we move toward the end of Women’s Week. Today’s programming is only seven hours worth, but it’s packed with great stuff.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Lucinda Williams Live at The Fillmore

Lucinda Williams hails from Louisiana and somehow you can just feel that coming through in her gritty music. Among her peers, she’s one of the most respected and influential singer-songwriters in the business. You’d never know it because — no matter how you look at it — women are still considered second-class citizens in the rock world. At least these women are. The little blonde sound-alike waifs they prop up on stage these days are no match.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Western Wall: The Tuscon Sessions by Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris

This is one of those albums that musicians feel in their soul. It may not be a platinum seller, but that’s not why it’s being done. It’s one of the things you have the opportunity to make after you’ve paid your dues in the business. And both Ronstadt and Harris have done just that.

7:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Maria Muldaur   NEW!

Friend of Linda, Bonnie, Kate & Anna McGarrigle and many others. Maria Muldaur has been out there since the great folk revival of the sixties. She has been gracing us with her own solo work and also singing background and harmonies with just about everyone else, including Linda Ronstadt, the Jerry Garcia Band, the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, and Paul Butterfield. Today she gets The Spotlight, and deservedly so. 

This is — without a doubt — an excellent week to tune in #BecomeUngovernable Radio. We still have a long way to go with Women’s Week, and we have a lot of women still to air — both well known and not so well-known. Tune us in.

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Women’s Week Rolls On! Big Mama Thornton is our Tuesday Bluesday Artist, and Aretha is in The Spotlight A Bit Later, Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Women’s Week and we’re paying homage today to two women pioneers in music. Elvis wasn’t the first to sing Hound Dog.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up!

11:00 a.m.   Tuesday Bluesday! Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton with the Muddy Waters Blues Band (1966)   NEW!

Big Mama was the real deal. She sang Lieber & Stoller’s Hound Dog back in 1953, three years before Elvis hit the airwaves with the song, and made rock n’ roll history. Not only did she sing, but she played the drums and the harmonica. The pioneers of rock & roll? They know it all started with the blues and gospel. In case you haven’t figured it out, Black Music Matters.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Western Wall: The Tuscon Sessions by Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris

If you’ve overlooked this album, shame on you. That’s all I’m saying. You have at least two more airings after today to rectify that little hole in your musical life.

7:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Aretha Franklin   NEW!

The Queen of Soul takes her turn in The Spotlight for the first time during Women’s Week, and it won’t be the last. We promise.

Listen, we added a bunch of listeners from Serbia last week. They’ve been back every day. What’s wrong with the U.S.? Bad taste in music? Perhaps, you like DJ’s with diahrrhea of the mouth. Perhaps you like continual commercials. Whatever.

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We Open Women’s Week With Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, and The Queens of Soul, Sunday, July 19, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re kicking off Women’s Week with a final Ronstadt Birthday Bash concert and a set from the Queens of Soul. Western Wall: The Tucson Sessiions debuts as our Album of the Week.

 

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Western Wall, The Tuscon Sessions by Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris   NEW!

Two friends got together to sing, and the result was this most amazing album. It was the only tour I missed due to  my partner’s illness at the time. It was hard for me to part with those tickets. On the bright side, I gave them to Ronstadt fans…my sister and her husband.

3:00 p.m.     Linda Ronstadt Live at The Orpheum Theater in Boston, May 14, 1995   NEW!

I did not miss this one though, and it was one of the most amazing performances Linda Ronstadt ever delivered. The Orpheum may be old, but it’s a great sounding venue. Valerie Carter opened this show and then joined Ronstadt on stage during her show. This incredible set list is up under the Playlist tab. Just scroll to the bottom.

Note: We will be featuring Valerie Carter on Wednesday.

7:00 p.m.    The Queens of Soul, Volume 1: Various Artists

Hear Carla Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Little Eva, Ann Peebles, The Supremes, The Ronettes and many others!

Today should be the day you tune us in. No other radio station I know gives women a platform like this one, not even Sirius-XM. And unlike many others, we’re totally free. We don’t even ask for a credit card.

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It’s a Busy Day in The Mermaid Lounge: The Allman Brothers & Eric Clapton, Live Dead, Another Ronstadt Playlist, and The Final Airing of the AOW, Saturday, July 18, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a busy day here, music lovers! We’re getting ready to kick off Women’s Week tomorrow on #BecomeUngovernable Radio, so tune us in!

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Here’s your line up!

11:00 a.m.   The Allman Brothers Band Live With Eric Clapton, March 19, 2009

The blues from the blues masters right here. There’s a reason why these guys have lasted decades.

4:00 p.m.    Album of The Week: Déja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Crosby, Stills, Nash & (sometimes) Young, along with their 1970 masterpiece, helped me survive the disco generation. There were others. You hear them on this station daily. This is the final airing; there will be a new choice tomorrow!

7:00 p.m.    Linda Ronstadt: The Ballads   NEW!

Here’s another of those artists that I mentioned above. There should be a formal warning with this playlist: There are songs here where Ronstadt’s unparalleled voice will literally blow your doors off.

10:00 p.m.   Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Rainbow Theater, London, October 6, 1981   NEW!

Another soundboard recording of a great Dead concert, this time from the Rainbow Theater in London!

You have no idea what you are missing here: 24/7 streaming of the best music possible with no commercial interruptions, no political talk, no bullshit. All free every single day. What are you waiting for?

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Creedence is in The Spotlight, The Final Airing of ‘The Melody of Death’ & Another Great Ronstadt Birthday Bash Playlist, Friday, July 17, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! This is a spectacular line-up today starting right off the bat, as my grandmother would say. And it includes yet another amazing Ronstadt playlist.

Here’s Friday’s line-up!

11:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival

Also known as Creedence or CCR. Four guys from the Bay area who sounded like they just rumbled out of a Lousiana swamp. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are the favorite American band around these parts. Creedence runs a hot and strong second.

3:00 p.m.    The Inner Sanctum: The Melody of Death   FINAL AIRING!

This is the final airing of The Melody of Death. On Monday, we’ll have a brand new episode available.

7:00 p.m.    Linda Ronstadt: Forgotten Gems, Rarities, Outtakes, Bootlegs   NEW!

This is a great playlist of stuff that may never have been heard before by most radio listeners. Some may have been forgotten. Some have never existed in recorded form. Enjoy this playlist.

The songs are already up under the Playlist tab. Just scroll to the bottom!

This would be a most excellent day to make #BecomeUngovernable Radio your radio station of choice. It’s free. Totally. Every day and in every way. Completely built OUTSIDE the system. I promise. 

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Ronstadt’s Birthday Bash Continues & We’re All Having Deja Vu Here in The Mermaid Lounge, Thursday, July 16, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We are continuing on with our party here. In fact, that’ll be happening for the next few days as we move into Women’s Week next week. Don’t be whining, gentlemen, there has to be at least one radio station that is willing to give women their due in this industry.

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I flew out to L.A. for this concert on Christmas Eve. One of the most memorable musical events in my life. Was back for Christmas dinner. My mother told me I needed to have my head examined.

Here’s your Thursday line-up!

11:00 a.m.   Linda Ronstadt Live at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, March 17, 1976

The Troubadour. Kind of like The Cavern Club during the British Invasion years. Everybody played there — Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Tom Waits, Tim Buckley…and it’s still going strong. This particular appearance happened in the middle of Ronstadt’s meteoric rise to a position of power in a male-dominated business.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Déja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

This is the second album by Crosby, Stills & Nash, but the first with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. My friends and I used to call them Crosby, Stills, Nash & (Sometimes) Young. This is a great album.

7:00 p.m.     Linda Ronstadt Duets & More  NEW-ish!

We’ve played this playlist once before, but then we added some stuff to it, so we’re taking the liberty of calling it new.  We don’t think you’ll mind once the music starts.

Here we are again, people. Trying to get the U.S. to tune us in. You are all woefully behind your world neighbors. This morning, we’ve got friends from Serbia tuning in. Where the fuck are you?

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It’s Happy 74th Birthday to Linda Ronstadt! The Birthday Bash Begins Later This Afternoon After Our (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today begins our Linda Ronstadt Birthday Bash! Like Tom Petty, there’s so much material to celebrate with, and she is our ‘House’ female soloist! The party starts today and leads us into next week — officially Women’s Week here in The Mermaid Lounge.

Here’s today’s line-up!

9:00 a.m.    The Inner Sanctum: The Melody of Death

We get the spooky on early today, so we can Open Stream before the bash begins!

ALL DAY    Wednesday is Wide-Open Stream Day!

We are circulating 23,000+ songs all day long, and we’re still building the library!

5:00 p.m.  Linda Ronstadt’s Birthday Bash! The Stone Poney/Early Years!

We start right at the beginning of this woman’s amazing musical journey, with the Stone Poney years and her Capitol Records recordings. This is just the beginning.

This would be an excellent time to tune us in! We have some great music in store over the next two weeks, including some new Linda Ronstadt live recordings to lay on you. As far as I know, we are the only radio station that pays respect to women in this manner, (and that includes Sirius-XM).

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Deb’s Brand New Stream, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in Lucca, and The Inner Sanctum, Friday, June 19, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We are off to a very early start this morning with The Inner Sanctum. Deb’s Stream is brandy new today and is called, “What’s In A Name?”

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Here’s today’s line-up:

9:00 a.m.   The Inner Sanctum: The Amazing Death of Mrs. Putnam    FINAL AIRING!

This will be the final airing of this episode of The Inner Sanctum. We move on to a new story on Monday.

12:00 p.m.  Deb’s Stream: What’s In A Name?  NEW!

A collection of great rock n’ roll, country and blues songs with a name in the title. Like, Jolene, Mrs. Robinson, Carol, Maybelline, Casey Jones, Eleanor Rigby, Mary Jane’s Last Dance…you get the picture. 

6:00 p.m.    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live in Lucca, Italy, June 29, 2012

There’s a reason why these guys share #BecomeUngovernable House Band status with The Beatles. The boys were recorded live at the Piazza Napoleone. The set list is under the Playlist tab. It should be pretty close to the top. This is one of our favorite playlists.

Make this the day you tune us in. We’re for real.

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Happy Birthday to Paul McCartney, Linda Ronstadt “Live” at Budokan, and “Surrealistic Pillow” gets more air time on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today, we’re going to celebrate Paul McCartney’s 78th birthday with a special playlist. Later, we have another legend — Linda Ronstadt — live at Budokan.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Paul McCartney   NEW!

This playlist could have gone on, literally, for hours. But I did show some restraint, so give me some credit here! People bitch and moan that McCartney is the most ‘commercial’ of the Beatles. That may be so. But it’s that commercial side of the coin that allows performers to make the music they love. And I certainly have loved being around for Mr. McCartney’s career.

6:00 p.m.    Linda Ronstadt Live at Budokan Hall, Japan, March 3, 1979

Ronstadt dominated the 70s, building a following that was unheard of  for a woman in the male-dominated rock world. Although she didn’t always enjoy playing massive venues, she sold them out routinely. I remember traveling to Los Angeles to see Linda Ronstadt at the Los Angeles Forum on Christmas eve during the Living in the USA tour. One of the best decisions I ever made.

9:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane

The Airplane come back in for a landing this evening with Surrealistic Pillow on board.

By the way, the set lists for McCartney and Ronstadt are both up under the Playlist tab. Scroll toward the bottom.

And by all means, join us and tune us in. It’s free. Always. No information required, and no credit card. Ever.

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