The Dynamic Duo is in The Lounge, Hendrix Live in ’68, and Joni Mitchell Live in ’72, On Friday, October 16, 2020

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…

Petty & Campbell: The Dynamic Duo on guitars and in the studio. Flat out.

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.

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BLUES WEEK Continues with SRV and Double Trouble and Our Louisiana Blues Playlist, Plus One Long-Standing Tradition Here, Monday, September 21, 2020

Good Morning, Blues Lovers! As we continue to upload more and more blues here in The Mermaid Lounge today, we continue to play it out the other end!

“I’ve said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed.” -B.B. King

Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble Live at The Bluebird Lounge, Ft. Worth, September 30, 1979

“I actually wanted to be a drummer, but I didn’t have any drums.” -SRV

Thankfully. Every day, I hear people who claim to be music lovers having ridiculous conversations about who’s a better blues guitarist, Stevie Ray Vaughan or Eric Clapton. The discussion is moot. We don’t need to pit one against the other. They were compatriots in life and, by the way, they had different styles and sounds. No need for that shit.

Stevie Ray Vaughan died way too young at the age of 35. Who knows what could have been, and to think about it is pointless. What we do have is an amazing body of work to listen to. This one is with his band, Double Trouble, and is live from the Bluebird Lounge.

3:00 p.m. The Best of Louisiana Blues, Volume 2

Haven’t heard this one since Fat Tuesday, and that seems like decades ago in the land of COVID-19. Wish I could tell you who’s playing on this one, but I can’t even remember where I found this file. It was on one of my late-night music hunts over last winter. I just know I’m glad I did.

7:00 p.m. Mudcrutch Monday! The Complete Mudcrutch

Mudcrutch Monday is a longstanding tradition here in The Mermaid Lounge, and it will not be denied on this day. You know, not many musicians who have been doing it for 30+ years would go back and resurrect the band that started it all, but Mr. Petty did. And we are all musicially enriched because of it.

Mudcrutch did not “make it” in the early seventies, but it did morph into Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Then, after the Heartbreakers’ 30th Anniversary Tour, he brought the band back together, and it was amazing.

Mudcrutch is Tom Petty (on bass in this band), Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench (from The Heartbreakers), Tom Leadon and Randall Marsh. All are from the original Mudcrutch. Have fun. I know I will!

This would be an excellent day to make #BecomeUngovernable Radio your choice in music. Do it.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With The Allman Brothers, Some Badass Guitarists, and Our Album of The Week, September 15, 2020

Here we are on another Tuesday Bluesday with our friends The Allman Brothers Band. We’ve also got some badass guitarists up later on along with our Album of the Week!

Duane and Gregg Allman

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesay line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday! The Allman Brothers Band Live at Woodstock ’94, August 14, 1994 NEW!

Duane Allman was already long gone by the time Woodstock ’94 rolled around, but the Allman Brothers Band managed to carry on proudly in his name for many years. Today we have their performance from Woodstock ’94.

3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: The Lost Tapes by Valerie Carter

Valerie Carter was a successful singer-songwriter, as well as a background and harmony singer for Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, and many others. She inspired Steve Winwood’s Valerie as well as Jackson Browne’s That Girl Could Sing. Find out why.

7:00 p.m. Badass Guitarists, Volume One: Various Artists

Some of the best pickers in the business, including Mike Campbell, Duane Allman, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Lowell George, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Bonnie Raitt.

We’re sitting right here in The Mermaid Lounge waiting for you to tune us in. Let’s go. Come on. You know you want to.

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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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Just Who Are The Blue Stingrays? The Final Airing of “On The Border,” and Saturday Night With The Dead, May 30, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! If you read the CD cover, The Blue Stingrays were the most famous surf band in history. Their legend is all spelled out. We introduce them to you today.

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Here’s your Saturday line up!

12:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: On The Border by The Eagles

The final airing of our Album of the Week, On The Border. Tomorrow when you wake up, there will be a brand new album!

5:00 p.m.  #SurfMusic is Back! Introducing the Blue Stingrays!    NEW!

When you look at the album cover, Surf N’Burn looks like a classic surf band album. In reality, it’s a 1997 release from The Heartbreakers without Mr. Petty. There is plenty of genuine surf guitar reverb here, masterfully played by one of the giants of guitar, Mike Campbell. He does Dick Dale (whom we will also be hearing soon) proud. 

The give-away for me was the instrumental Goldfinger, which appeared on Surf N’Burn, a tune that the Heartbreakers played many times during their live shows in the 90s.

10:00 p.m.  Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro, MA, July 14, 1990  NEW!

The Dead visit the Boston area and play Foxboro (not fucking Gillette) Stadium, before all the corporate entities started buying up the names.

Tune us in. We’re outside the system and we’re free. Forever.

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Lucinda Live at The Fillmore, Episode 3 of “The Inner Sanctum,” and Volume 2 of Badass Guitarists Debuts on Monday, May 18, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s another Monday in fucking paradise! It’s looking dreary here, but the music is outstanding!

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Here’s your Monday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Lucinda Williams Live at the Fillmore!

Lucinda Williams always said she’d rather play multiple nights at the Fillmore than play in an arena. She was definitely at her best in this venue.

4:00 p.m.    Badass Guitarists, Volume 2: Various Artists   NEW!

Duane Allman, Mike Campbell, Jimmy Page, John Fogerty, Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Andrew Gold, and Bonnie Raitt, among others…

7:00 p.m.    Episode 3, The Inner Sanctum: Death Has Claws   NEW!

Spend a half hour or so getting your inner fear on with the new episode of The Inner Sanctum.

It’s Monday, a tough day for everyone. So, why not tune us in?

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Winwood & Clapton Live, A Couple of Great Albums From Tom Petty, and Our “Live Dead” For Saturday, April 25, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have an excellent Saturday ahead of us from a musical perspective.

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Let’s get down to the details:

12:00 p.m.   Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton: Live at Madison Square Garden (2009)

Two musical legends here live on the same stage. It doesn’t get much better than this.

5:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Tom Petty’s Wildflowers

To learn more about this great album, simply click on the album photo in the right sidebar of this blog!

7:30 p.m.     NOT The Album of the Week: Full Moon Fever, Tom Petty   NEW!

Today’s treat gives us yet another great solo effort by Tom Petty. Full Moon Fever was released 31 years ago Friday, on April 24, 1989. Petty was joined on the album not only by his Heartbreaker bandmates, but also by his Wilbury bandmates. The album was produced by Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Mike Campbell. Most of the compositions were by Petty and Lynne. The album was an immediate critical and commercial success, peaking at number 3 on the Billboard charts. It was certified 5X platinum in the U.S. and 6X platinum in Canada.

10:00 p.m.    Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live in Anchorage, Alaska, June 21, 1980   NEW!

Welcome to the cosmic land of Live Dead, where no two sets are ever the same.

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The Highwaymen “Live,” A Tribute To Hank Williams & Those Badass Guitarists on Monday, March 9, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Happy Monday as we move into yet another week. We start this one off with a bit of a country flavor!

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Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Timeless, A Tribute To Hank Williams Various Artists

Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams and Keith Richards are among those paying tribute to this country legend.

4:00 p.m.      The Highwaymen, Live at the Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (1990)  NEW!

The Outlaws of country music, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Willie Nelson make this one count.

9:00 p.m.     Badass Guitarists, Volume 1: Various Artists

Featuring the handiwork of the dynamic duo of Mike Campell & Tom Petty, Jimi Hendrix, Walter Becker, Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Bonnie Raitt, and many more.

There’s no better way to kick off a work week than to tune us in.

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Echoes From the Canyon, Our Weekly “Live Dead,” Final Airing of our Album of the Week, and Happy 70th to Mike Campbell on Saturday, February 1, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! The big news is that we celebrate the 70th birthday today of Tom Petty’s sidekick, Mike Campbell. And we celebrate in style with a great play list.

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Here’s your Saturday line-up:

Album of the Week: It’s a Good Night For Singin’ by Jerry Jeff Walker

We bid a fond farewell to this Jerry Jeff Walker gem. Tomorrow we choose a new album.

2:00 p.m.      Echoes From the Canyon: Various Artists

The birth of the California sound we’ve come to know and love.

6:00 p.m.     Tom Petty & Mike Campbell: The Heartbreakers’ Dynamic Duo

Today we pay tribute to Mike Campbell on his 70th birthday, a very important cog in the Heartbreakers’ wheel. Not only was he Tom Petty’s songwriting partner, but he’s one of the best damned guitarists in the history of rock music. And he is about to release his first album with The Dirty Knobs in March. We’ll be all over that one.

10:00 p.m.    Our Weekly “Live Dead” Episode: Dick’s Picks, Volume 32

Tune us in. You will not regret it. I swear.

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Programming for Sunday, August 25, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a lazy, late August Sunday. We have our live stream coming up tonight and lots to get done. With a few light programming exceptions, it will be a streaming paradise today.

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10:00 a.m.   Dylan & The Dead

Bob Dylan. The Grateful Dead. ‘Nuff said.

1:00 p.m.    Paul Craig Roberts and the Enslavement of the American People

4:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of The Traveling Wilburys

The best damned supergroup ever. Tom Petty, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and legendary drummer Jim Keltner. Playing for fun and friendship.

7:00 p.m.   Badass Guitarists, Volume 1

Two of the best ever shown in the photo here.

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