The Weekend is Knocking and We’ve Got ‘The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist’ EP, and Lukas Nelson and Promise of The Real Later, on Friday, June 24, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We are cookin’ today with our very own House playlist, which is also an EP, so that means five hours of great uninterrupted music. As we say, there is music that has inspired this station, and we have lots of it today. Later on, we have Lukas Nelson & POTR to take you into the night.

Starts today at 11:00 a.m.

Here’s Friday’s lineup:

11:00 a.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

Yes, music lovers, it’s our very own House EP full of great music from Barry McGuire, The Temptations, Edwin Starr, Peter Tosh, The Beatles, Genesis, T. Rex, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Country Joe & The Fish, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, CSNY, Pink Floyd, The Animals, Ten Year’s After, The Plastic Ono Band, Billy Joel, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, Sam Cooke, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Three Dog Night, Jimmy Cliff, Richie Havens, Marvin Gaye, Phil Ochs, The Association, Tom Rush, Pete Seeger, The Band, Nina Simone, and more!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real UPDATED!

Here’s a great little country rock band that’s fronted by Willie’s boy, Lukas. Any band that does road duty with Neil Young is okay with us. But POTR is a band in its own right as well, so give them a listen.

Here we are again on the cusp of another weekend, and we’re starting it off with a great extended playlist here. Before, in between, and after our programming, we give you that great, wide Open Stream. We’ve added new music from Bobbie Gentry, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, Koko Taylor, Tracy Nelson, Chuck Berry, and more! We’ve also got brand new playlists in the works to get us through the dog days of summer here. Just. Do. It.

We Start the Week With Mudcrutch Monday Madness, J. Geils In the Spotlight, and Lukas Nelson & POTR Live Later, March 14, 2022

Good Morning, Mudcrutch Lovers everywhere! We haven’t had Monday Madness for a bit, so it’s time to bring it back to the airwaves. We kick things off at high noon today. Until then, it’s wide Open Stream!

It’s a Mudcrutch kind of Monday here in The Mermaid Lounge! (Photo by Dennis Callahan)

Here’s your musical line-up:

12:00 p.m. Mudcrutch Monday Madness!

Yes, we’re back with the entire Mudcrutch catalogue, including that great live version of Hungry No More recorded at Boston’s House of Blues in 2016. As someone in attendance that night said to me, “It was like the Second Coming.”

4:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The J. Geils Band

Yeah, we have Boston’s original Bad Boys right here, Aerosmith notwithstanding. And we’re putting them In the Spotlight this afternoon.

7:00 p.m. Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real Live at The Boathouse, Newport News, Virginia, June 14, 2020

Willie’s boy is back tonight with a great live performance. There’s a reason why Neil Young takes these guys on the road with him. See for yourself.

It’s a Monday. They’re rough on the psyche every week, but you’ll feel better with some good music to get you through the day. We’ve got it here. And at no charge whatsoever to you. Join your friends from The Netherlands, Ireland, Brazil, Faroe Islands, Portugal, the UK, Germany, France, Mexico, Peru, Spain, and points beyond today!

We’ve Got a Mudcrutch Monday, a Brand New Beatles Playlist, and Lukas Nelson & POTR In The Spotlight Later, December 20, 2021

Yes, I’ll say it: Happy Monday, Musicologists! We’ve got a great opening day of the work week that features a fun, new Beatles playlist, Mudcrutch, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real later.

We’ve got a great, new Beatles playlist up today at 3:00 p.m.

Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m. MUDCRUTCH MONDAY! Mudcrutch Live at The Fonda Theater, Hollywood, California, June 26, 2016

Yes, it’s a Mudcrutch Monday again and we’ve got the tour I may never forgive myself for missing. Why? Because it was one of the last opportunities I had to see Mudcrutch for the first time ever, and Tom Petty for the fifth. And, by the way, they blew the doors off the Boston House of Blues with Hungry No More, my favorite Mudcrutch song. What’s not to be upset about here?

3:00 p.m. The Beatles: Songs With Character NEW!

This was a fun one to put together. It’s all about the man in the mack, a lonely woman named Eleanor Rigby, an ode to Dear Prudence, the barber shaving another customer on Penny Lane, a serial killer with a hammer, the walrus, the eggman, the taxman, Bungalow Bill, a racoon named Rocky, a lady trying to make ends meet, a Nowhere Man named Jeremy Hillary Boob, Ph.D., a chick flying around the sky with diamonds while another leaves home, and more! The Beatles know how to tell a story.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real

Also known as POTR for short. A week ago we played Dylan’s boy. Today we feature Willie’s boy, and he’s no slouch either. Get yourself ready for some great country rock to cap off our programming.

Monday. Start the week on the right foot here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio. We’re totally free and uninterrupted by commercial bullshit and DJ banter. It’s all about the music, people. And we’re 24/7.

We Kick Off Another Week With Two Great Live Shows and an In The Spotlight Sandwich, Monday, August 16, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’re kicking off the week with a couple of great live shows and in between, we’ve got a Spotlight feature we haven’t heard for a while.

We open the programming with Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris live in Boston, 1999

Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris Live at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA, October 1, 1999

From The Western Wall Tour, we give you two lifelong friends blending two beautiful voices. This tour was in support of their great album, Western Wall. It is one of the best concerts I’ve ever attended.

3:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real

We haven’t aired this one in a while. We have, admittedly, been remiss. We also have some new “live” music from this band that we’ll be uploading and debuting in the next few weeks.

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, December 31, 1978

Tom Petty and his band were riding a wave of popularity when they played Santa Monica’s infamous New Year’s Eve concert. This is a live bootleg of that great show. Enjoy.

Look, let’s face it. Mondays suck in general. But they’re always better when you can tune in some great music. We’ve got it here from The Mermaid Lounge. Free. Everyday. Not just Mondays.

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We’re Going Under The Influence, Airing Our Album of The Week, and Offering Up New Live Lukas Nelson & POTR on This Thursday, April 29, 2021

Good Morning, Folks! As I return to retail hell on this fine day (and hopefully not for long), we’ve got some great programming coming up in my absence. The Music Mermaid will handle the details.

We have Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real up in the early evening.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

We’ve all done it. Some of us do it every day. Functioning under the influence, that is. This great multi-artist playlist features Glenn Frey, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Donovan. The Traveling Wilburys, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, Neil Young, The Temptations, and more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Damn The Torpedoes! by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

We’re winding down on our Album of The Week. We’ll have one more airing of this fantastic album on Saturday. When you roll your butts out of bed on Sunday, there will be a new selection. So, get in on this now! The Heartbreakers’ breakout album for sure. And the rest, as they say, is history.

7:00 p.m. Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real Live at The Boathouse, Newport News, Virginia, June 14, 2018 NEW!

This is a great little band, and you know it’s great when a legend like Neil Young takes them on the road with him. They can stand on their own, however, and this is your chance to see that for yourself.

Tune us in, people. We’re not-for-profit. We accept no advertising and we sure don’t employ long-winded DJ’s. The Music Mermaid is silent but deadly in her selections.

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Tom Petty Shares His Record Collection, Lukas Nelson & POTR are In the Spotlight, and Joan Baez Owns Our Album of The Week, Sunday, January 3, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! How the hell are you this fine Sunday? We have a great line-up today sprinkled in all that Open Stream which, we are again expanding as we speak (or as I write).

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Joan Baez by Joan Baez NEW!

This album has great historical significance to music. In 2015, the album was placed into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress for special recognition and preservation as one of the sound recordings in over 130 years of recording history that has “cultural, artistic and/or historical significance to American society and the nation’s audio legacy” It was recorded in the summer of 1960 and released the same year. Later re-issues contained bonus tracks, but this is the original 13 songs and nothing more.

3:00 p.m. Tom Petty’s Peculiar Picks: The Best of The Buried Treasure Show NEW!

Tom Petty had a side gig. He was a DJ on The Buried Treasure Show, which debuted on Sirius XM’s Deep Tracks channel, then moved to Tom Petty Radio. Tom Petty shared not only some pretty great music (some of it buried and pretty obscure), but his knowledge about its history and how it influenced the influencers. Those of us who listen beyond the catchy tune stage consider this show a national treasure, and agree totally with the sentiment expressed in this article.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real

Yeah. He’s Willie’s boy. And he’s pretty damned good. POTR, as they are affectionately known, also has a side gig as Neil Young’s touring band. Can’t get a much better endorsement than that.

I have no clue what any of you are up to today but — whatever it is — you should have this station tuned in. After all, it’s Sunday Funday. And we’re really fun and won’t cost you a dime.

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It’s Another (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday, Until Lukas Nelson Drops by Later, September 9, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s an early morning day today, so we’re going with (mostly) Open Stream until a bit later when Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real drops by for some fun.

Yes, it’s Willie’s boy. And like Dylan’s boy, he’s no slouch.

Here’s your Wednesday line-up!

All Day     (Mostly) Open Stream

Circulating 25,000+ songs without interruption (except my golden voice for a few station I.D. breaks) right up until…

6:00 p.m.  In The Spotlight: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Affectionately known as POTR. One of the finest country rock bands you’ll find these days, and currently Neil Young’s back-up band. Lukas probably learned all of this from hanging around with his dad. He was clearly paying attention.

So, what the hell indeed are you waiting for? Perfect day to get the musical lay of the land for this little radio station…a little radio station that shows more variety with less chatter and no advertising. And best of all, we’re free. Put your credit card away. Your money is no good here.

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Lukas Nelson & POTR in the Spotlight, The Beatles Rock the Rooftop, This Week’s “Live Dead,” and Farewell to “Let It Bleed” on Saturday, April 11, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! At the end of this day of indentured servitude to the consuming public, it will begin my weekend. We have some great programming today.

Beatles Rock the Rooftop

Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Let It Bleed, The Rolling Stones  FINAL AIRING!

This is the final airing of Let It Bleed. Tomorrow when you wake up, there will be a brand new Album of the Week.

2:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Yes, Willie’s boy has a hell of a country rock band here. POTR also doubles as Neil Young’s road band in their spare time.

6:00 p.m.   The Beatles Rock the Rooftop!

The Beatles final public performance happened on January 30, 1969 with an unannounced concert from the rooftop of Apple Corporation headquarters at 3 Saville Row. Their fans were ecstatic with the lunchtime entertainment. The British Bobbies? Not so much.

10:00 p.m.  Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at Watkins Glen, New York (7-28-73)

We’re taking a break from Europe ’72 this week and airing a concert from Watkins Glen, New York. No two Dead performances are ever the same. They are the ultimate jam band. 

Tune us in. It’s Easter weekend. The bunny’s efforts are scaled back this year. We’ll blunt the trauma with some great music.

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Jimmy Cliff, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real In the Spotlight, Our “Live” Dead, and the Final Airing of The Doors, Saturday, March 7, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s the damned weekend, and we’ve got a great line-up for today, including two new playlists!

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Here’s Saturday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Music From the Movie The Harder They Come, Jimmy Cliff & Friends

2:00 p.m.       Album of the Week: The Doors, by The Doors

The final airing of The Doors, probably the most important album to the psychedelic music movement. Tomorrow, we feature a brand new album.

5:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real     NEW!

Yeah, it’s Willie’s boy, and this is one sweet band. Promise of the Real is also Neil Young’s new road band. Don’t miss this.

10:00 p.m.    Live Dead: The Grateful Dead, Europe ’72, Newcastle (April 11, 1972)   NEW!

We continue on with the Europe ’72 tour this week. As I’ve said, the beauty of The Dead is that no two concerts ever sound the same…or even have the same songs!

Tune us in while you clean the house, or whatever you do when you’re not slaving for the man (or the woman).

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It’s Wide Open Stream on Wednesday, February 5, 2020!

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got Wide Open Wednesday today, as we showcase the new music we’ve added to the rotation!

Open Stream-music FINAL

Some of the new acts we’ve added include Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Neville Brothers, Aaron Neville, Leon Russell, NRBQ, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Widespread Panic, and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.

We’ve also added to some artists already in the rotation, including Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney (with and without Wings, The Beatles), The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Lucinda Williams, and Tommy James & The Shondells.

Tune us in. We’re up to 21, 496 songs and counting:

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