Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a fine day of programming here at The Mermaid Lounge, home of #BecomeUngovernable Radio!
Here’s your Friday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan Live at Budokan (1979)
2:00 p.m. The Beatles’ Let It Be Sessions: Rare and Unreleased
By the time Let It Be rolled around, the good times were few and far between for The Beatles. Still, some of the old magic was there during the sessions, as you can see from today’s photo. We have about 30 session minutes in this set, followed by Let It Be…Naked, the non-Phil Spector version of Let It Be.
5:00 p.m. Mudcrutch Madness!
There are those who will say that Mudcrutch doesn’t look a thing like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, but I’ll argue that point. Mudcrutch looks exactly like TPHB: A bunch of friends who enjoy playing music together and just happen to be really good at it.
In this band, the band that launched The Heartbreakers, Tom Petty is the bassist. And although he fronts the band and sings many of the songs, others contribute vocally as well. The standout here is the brilliant version of Hungry No More recorded at Boston’s House of Blues in 2016, which appeared on the posthumously-released An American Treasure box set in 2018.
9:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Van Morrison
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to Tom Petty Month here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio! All month long we’re going to have special programming, stories and interviews about Tom Petty and his bandmates, and great music from his Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, Traveling Wilburys and solo efforts.
11:00 a.m. Tom Petty: Deep Cuts and B-Sides
Here’s a chance to dig deep into the Tom Petty library and pull out songs you probably do not hear much on your local station. Most bands would kill for The Hearbreakers B-sides.
3:00 p.m. Across the Borderline: Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Hearbreakers
A musical chronicle of Bob Dylan’s 1986 tour with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers live from Sydney, Australia.
7:00 p.m. Music From The Harder They Come
Join Jimmy Cliff, the Maytalls and others for music from the iconic movie.
If you’re on Facebook, please remember to join us tonight at 8:00 p.m. on the Become Ungovernable Watch Party page for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “Live” From Fenway Park, Boston (2014)!
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a historic performance starting our programming day off at 10:00 a.m. EST!
10:00 a.m. The Band: The Last Waltz
If someone were to ask me the greatest American band next to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, it wouldn’t be The Eagles. It would be these guys. They had a career that spanned decades and hundreds of songs in their own right, after starting their career as Bob Dylan’s back-up band. The Last Waltz was a fitting farewell for The Band, with the likes of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, and Van Morrison taking part. Here’s the music. We’ll be live streaming the movie in the next few weeks.
3:00 p.m. Terry Gannon, Ph.D.: Presentation on Climate at the Independent Institute on December 6, 2017
Is it real? Or isn’t it? Terry L. Gannon received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and device physics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. In climate science, Dr. Gannon’s technical background in semiconductor science (quantum mechanics, optical phenomena, multi-variable non-linear systems and computer modelling) has enabled him to examine climate change theories comprehensively.
5:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Hearbreakers: Deep Cuts, and Lesser Knowns
Tom Petty’s B-sides are pretty much as good as his hits, whether he’s with the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, The Traveling Wilbury’s or solo. Enjoy this one.
7:30 p.m. The Inner Sanctum: Study for Murder
8:00 p.m. Abby Martin with Peter Joseph: Abolishing Capitalism
Good morning, Ungovernables! Working the early shift, so I wanted to get this posted. We are up and running every day at 6 a.m.
10:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Neil Young
One of a rare breed, like Tom Petty, who has remained true to himself through a long, winding, and glorious career. A prolific singer/songwriter.
1:00 p.m. Alison Weir: The Global Campaign to Stifle Criticism of Israel
Alison Weir, founder of the If Americans Knew Blog, breaks down this insidious global effort to stifle free speech and criticism of the state of Israel.
4:00 p.m. Mudcrutch Madness
If you don’t know the band Tom Petty left Gainesville with back in the day, you might want to get to know them. Bringing them back together in 2009 was one of the best ideas Tom Petty ever had.
7:00 p.m. Chris Hedges: A Radical Green Party Strategy
Although somewhat dated, this is a valuable look back. What if the Greens had adopted this strategy instead of pursuing the path they did? It’s a pretty safe bet that they are not in a position to win any time soon on the national stage. Perhaps if they’d listented, things might be different for all of us today.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today is the 12th anniversary of the actual Collateral Murder event. In honor of our two political prisoners, we will be dedicating all of our “talk” programming today to interviews about or with Julian Assange.
Here’s our special programming for today:
10:00 a.m. Mudcrutch Madness
For those of you who do not know who or what Mudcrutch is, this is the band that Tom Petty left Gainesville, Florida with on his quest to make the best fucking music on the planet. Mudcrutch didn’t have much success out there…until it morphed into Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Petty brought Mudcrutch back together in 2009, and the result was quite different.
1:00 p.m. Chris Hedges Interviews Kristinn Hrafnsson, Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks
The politically-motivated imprisonment of Julian Assange and continued persecution of Chelsea Manning are issues of prime importance to us. This is an excellent and timely interview.
4:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue
From Linda Ronstadt, to Patti Smith, to Aretha Franklin. It’s an all-girl party! We also throw in some Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, and Irma Thomas. Hey, but who’s name dropping?
7:00 p.m. Crucifying Julian Assange
Chris Hedges and John Pilger on Assanges’ political imprisonment and what he faces down the road.