#BecomeUngovernable Radio Will Be Back Soon and Will Be On Open Stream!

Good Morning, Ungovernables! I just got off the phone with Citrus Radio in the UK, and the station will indeed be back online shortly. We apologize for this interruption.

When it comes back on, we will be on Open Stream for the day. Tomorrow we will return to our regular programming. We were in the process of uploading new music, so that will continue on today!

Thank you for your patience.

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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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It’s Open Stream Wednesday Until “The Man From Yesterday” Drops By, July 8, 2020!

Good Morning, Music Lovers! This is a wide-open Wednesday here in The Mermaid Lounge. We’re setting all the controls on “shuffle” and we’re letting the gerbils inside the radio station choose the sounds! You can’t go wrong here.

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Here’s your line-up for Wednesday:

All Day    Wide Open Stream

Who knows what  will be chosen? There are 23,000+ songs and we’re adding more songs and playlists today!

7:00 p.m.  The Inner Sanctum: The Man From Yesterday

One spooky interlude this evening is all that’s planned!

Tune us in. No chatter. No commercials. No bullshit. No credit card required and no registration. Just music 24/7.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday, Our Album of the Week is Back, and Happy 80th Birthday, Ringo! Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Tuesday Bluesday is back and we’re heading down Louisiana way for today’s offering. And it’s Ringo’s 80th birthday, and we pay respects to him, an often underrated very important cog in the Beatles’ musical wheel.

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Here’s today’s Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   DJ’s Choice: My Favorite Ringo Starr Songs   NEW!

A simple four-drum kit was all Ringo needed to make his sound. If you watched the video I posted earlier on the #BecomeUngovernable Radio Facebook page, you’ll see that his peers revere that sound and try to recapture it. Ringo didn’t need to steal the show. He drummed to the level that the song required. He was never bigger than the song itself.

You can check out that great Ringo video here!

3:00 p.m.    Album of The Week: Homegrown by Neil Young

The release is finally here! Originally shelved in 1975, Neil Young’s 40th studio release, Homegrown, has hit the airwaves.

7:00 p.m.    Tuesday Bluesday: The Best of Louisiana Blues, Volume 1

Today we do something a bit different and head down to N’awlins for some Louisiana Blues!

Like Ringo, #BecomeUngovernable Radio is never bigger than the music. We’re free. No advertising. No credit card required. No politics. No bullshit. Just music 24/7.

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Happy (Belated) Birthday, Robbie Robertson, The Kinks Live in NYC, and The New Inner Sanctum Debuts on Monday, July 6, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s another Monday in the real world, but here at The Mermaid Lounge, it’s another day in musical paradise. So, tune us in. All you need is a tab and a finger to make it happen.

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Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   In The Spotlight: The Music of The Band

This is our Happy 77th Belated Birthday tribute to the heart and soul of The Band, Robbie Robertson. We’ve got a great playlist going here from one of the most amazing musical groups in rock n’ roll history.

4:00 p.m.   The Kinks Live at The Palladium, New York, December 31, 1980   NEW!

The feuding Davies brothers notwithstanding, The Kinks were a kick-ass band. We have something new here just for our Kinks fans (and I’m one of them for sure).

8:00 p.m.   The Inner Sanctum: The Man From Yesterday   NEW!

What does The Man From Yesterday have to do with a gorilla? You’ll have to listen to find out.

We are totally outside the system: No joining fees. No commercials. No aimless chatter. No politicians. No bullshit. No personal information required. Just click the link below.

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We’re ‘Under the Influence’ Today, Lucinda Williams Owns Our Album of The Week, and Spend Some Time With The Animals, Sunday, June 28, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Since I’m already under the influence, that’s how we’ll start our programming today. Beyond that, it’s a day of ‘firsts’ here.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

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

Since I’m starting my weekend off under the influence, I feel we all should start our day that way!

3:00 p.m.   Album of The Week: Good Souls Better Angels by Lucinda Williams   NEW!

Lucinda Williams is back, and we have her brand new album as our latest Album of The Week! It premieres here at 3:00 p.m. Read more about it here

7:00 p.m.   Deb’s Stream: Absolutely The Animals

Personally, I can’t believe it took me this long to put this playlist together. The Animals are undoubtedly one of the premier bands in the history of blues rock, and Eric Burdon is one of the best singers on the planet.

This would be a great day to tune us in. Actually, any day is a great day. So, just fucking do it:

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Cream’s Farewell Concert, The Grateful Dead Does Boston, and “Mojo” Takes Its Leave, Saturday, June 27, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a find day here in Boston, home of The Mermaid Lounge and #BecomeUngovernable Radio. Europe is already on. Where the hell are you?

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Here’s what’s in store for you today!

11:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Mojo by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers   FINAL AIRING!

We bid a very fond farewell to one of the best albums the Heartbreakers ever made. Tomorrow, there’ll be a brand new Album of the Week when you wake up!

6:00 p.m.    Cream: The Farewell Concert 1968: Live BBC Transmission

Yet another great supergroup — featuring Eric Clapton (an official Guitar God),  bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker — formed in London in 1966.  Clapton’s stints with The Yardbirds and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers had run their course, and he was looking for something new. He found it. They gave their final live performance at Royal Albert Hall in London in 1968.

10:00 p.m.   Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Boston Garden, Boston, MA: September 21, 1991   NEW!

My old stomping grounds: My beloved Boston Garden, now just a memory as we’ve exchanged it for the loud thumping, screaming, thunderous insane banging of the shithole known as TD Garden. I’ve been at TD Garden just once. That was quite enough. Thanks, anyway. But I digress. I was also at this particular Grateful Dead show. I remember it fondly.

Kids, it’s time for you to understand what radio was meant to be. We’ve got it right here.

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It’s a Tuesday Bluesday ALL Day! Joining The Allman Brothers Band are Taj Mahal in The Spotlight, and MOJO As Our Album of the Week, on June 23, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Without really planning this, we have a total Tuesday Bluesday today. If you don’t know the music of Taj Mahal, you have no idea what you’re missing. This would be a good day to find out.

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Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Tuesday Bluesday With the Allman Brothers Band, Recorded Live at A & R Studios   NEW!

On August 26, 1971, the legendary Allman Brothers Band hung out at A & R Studios in New York and delivered some great music. We’ve got it here for you in The Mermaid Lounge.

4:00 p.m.     Album of The Week: Mojo by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

This album is the Heartbreakers’ ode to the blues. Tom Petty once said he envisioned all of them sitting in chairs playing and singing the blues together when they got really old. It’s a shame we will never have that experience now.

7:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal (born May 17, 1942) is the stage and recording name of singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and accomplished bluesman, Henry Saint Clair Fredericks. I have bumped into several people who don’t know who Taj Mahal is, and I actually feel sorry for them. Mahal has successfully married traditional blues with influences like Cajun, Caribbean rhythms, Latin, reggae, R & B, gospel, and calypso. He’s an amazing gift to music.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a great day to join the ranks here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio. No commercials, politicians, incessant talking, or begging for money. We are totally free and outside the system. We’re right up your alley unless, of course, you prefer to pay through the nose for your music.

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Little Feat “Live” in London, Tom Rush Takes His Turn in The Spotlight, and MOJO is our Album of The Week, Sunday, June 21, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to Sunday Funday, and it’s a good one today. We have Mr. Petty and his band, Little Feat, and Tom Rush on the schedule.

Little Feat on stage

Here’s today’s Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Mojo by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers   NEW!

The Heartbreakers’ blues album is on tap this week. We chose this because Mojo was released ten years ago on June 15. The album was their 12th studio album, it was Petty’s first in eight years with the band, and the first with Ron Blair back full-time as bassist after the death of the beloved Howie Epstein. (Blair was one of the original founding members of the Heartbreakers; Howie Epstein took over when Blair left.) The album was recorded in Tom Petty’s studio, The Clubhouse and was largely recorded live in the studio without overdubs. This album offers 15 really great songs by a really great band.

2:00 p.m.    Little Feat Live at The Rainbow Theater, London, August 2, 1977   NEW!

Little Feat is like Jello. There’s always room for Little Feat, one of the most amazing, fun, and enjoyable bands on the planet. I’m talking here about the original Little Feat with Lowell George mostly, although the post-George bands were respectable. I saw these guys a few times in my life, but the best show I ever saw was at the Harvard Square Theater, yet another lost venue, with Jerry Jeff Walker opening.

7:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Tom Rush

Tom Rush’s contribution to music cannot be overstated and sometimes people forget him. His recording of Joni Mitchell’s music helped to briing her to the forefront. He was just not interested in star power. I saw this guy on February 8 of this year and he was amazing. He’s 79 years young and still on the road. A real troubadour.

Hey, once again, Europe and Asia has you all beat. They are all over this station. Where the fuck are you? Pull up a tab and turn us on. We’re free. It’ll improve your social media experience.

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Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks, The Dead Live in OK City, and Farewell to “Surrealistic Pillow” on Saturday, June 20, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a fine music day today, not too little programming and not too much to hinder the flow of 23,000+ songs on a continual 24/7 cycle.

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Here’s today’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane

The Airplane approaches its final landing for this cycle. On Sunday, there’ll be a brand new Album of the Week, so enjoy Surrealistic Pillow while you can!

6:00 p.m.     Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado (1983)

I have seen Joni Mitchell in concert more than once, most notably during her Court & Spark Tour when she traveled with Tom Scott & The L.A. Express. I have never considered her a ‘warm’ person; she sometimes had attitude with her adoring crowd. I feel the same way about Van Morrison, having seen him more than once also. But brilliant? Absolutely no question. Some days they took themselves too seriously, but their  music? That should be taken very seriously.

10:00 p.m.   Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at Zoo Amphitheater, Oklahoma City, OK, September 25, 1985   NEW!

The world’s most famous jam band. The ultimate road band. They’re back for another spin with Live Dead. This week, coming to you from Oklahoma Put on your tie dye and light up a fatty. It’s a fucking Grateful Dead concert.

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Perfect for today. (And actually, every day.)

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