Neil Young, the McGarrigle Sisters, The J. Geils Band, and a Wilbury Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have some fine new music here. For the first time ever we will be featuring the work of Kate & Anna McGarrigle.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Neil Young & Promise of the Real Live at Farm Aid 2019

2:00 p.m.       Tell My Sister: The Unreleased Recordings of Kate & Anna McGarrigle

Kate & Anna McGarrigle make their #BecomeUngovernable Radio debut with a rare, unreleased set list.

5:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: The Music of The Traveling Wilburys

9:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: The Music of the J. Geils Band

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Sweet Forgiveness, A New Dylan/Petty Concert, and Booker T. and Neil Young are the Birthday Boys, Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today we celebrate two birthdays, that of Booker T. Jones of Booker T. & the MG’s, and the timeless Neil Young.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Booker T. & The MG’s

Today we pay tribute to the instrumental R & B/funk band that helped to shape the Southern soul and Memphis soul sound. Happy Birthday, Booker T. Jones!

2:00 p.m.      Album of the Week: Sweet Forgiveness by Bonnie Raitt

Sweet Forgiveness was the sixth studio album from Bonnie Raitt, and it was released in 1977. She covers songs from Jackson Browne, Del Shannon, Don Covay, Karla Bonoff, and Eric Kaz.

5:00 p.m.      Bob Dylan and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Live in Sacramento, California 6.12.86

I was cleaning out some files and found this myteriously zipped file with absolutely no title. I’m certainly glad I did!

9:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of Neil Young

Happy Birthday, Neil. He’s 74 years young today.

Take your shoes off. Set a spell. Listen to some great music.

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Carl Perkins & Friends, The Grateful Dead, Neil Young & Promise of the Real, and Being Under the Influence, Monday, November 11, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We begin another work week here in Empire, but the music remains a refuge here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

Neil Young & Promise of the Real

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Carl Perkins & Friends: Go Kat Go!

The legendary guitar man Carl Perkins has brought along some friends, like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Willie Nelson, George Harrison and more, to help him sing some of his songs. Check out the set list in the Playlist section of the blog.

2:00 p.m.       Under the Influence: Various Artists

If you need to take the edge off, this is the playlist. Some solutions are legal. Some are not. Opinions expressed in this song may or may not reflect the recommendations of management.

5:00 p.m.       The Grateful Dead: Live From the Mars Hotel (1974)

9:00 p.m.       Neil Young with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Neil Young hit the road without a band and had to find one. He did in Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Yes, they are in our standard rotation and, yes, he is Willie’s boy.

Sit down, kick off your shoes, and relax.

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Programming for Saturday, August 10, 2019

Good morning, Ungovernables! Here are your scheduled programs for Saturday, August 10.

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10:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Neil Young

Celebrating the career of one of our icons, and this is only his solo work!

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges on Constructing Rebellions

Hedges advises us on constructing rebellions with the intent of overthrowing corporate tyranny.

4:00 p.m.    Eric Clapton and Friends: The Breeze

A gathering of musicians to celebrate the life and music of J. J. Cale, an American original.

7:00 p.m.    Howard Zinn: The Hidden History of the American Working Class

 

Programming for Thursday, August 1, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! And so, another month begins, and we’re off to a great start with this programming. We told you we were committed to featuring the women of rock, and we’ve got a legend today!

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10:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Neil Young

All hail Neil Young! Another of those classic singer-songwriters who never sold himself out for a buck.

1:00 p.m.    Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Speech at the Conclusion of the  Selma to Montgomery March (March 25, 1965)

There’s not much more we can do to describe this speech. Just listen.

4:00 p.m.    Bonnie Raitt in Concert: Live at the Oakland Coliseum Arena (1989)

Like her friend, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt has been around since the days of the old Club 47 in Boston. Her vocal ability is legendary, but that isn’t where the talent ends. Bonnie Raitt is also acknowledged as one of the greatest slide guitarists of all time.

7:00 p.m.   Howard Zinn: Conversations With History (2009)

In one of Zinn’s final interviews before his death in 2010, Zinn touches on a number of subjects.

 

 

Programming for Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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.

Neil Young Performs Live At Wembley Stadium
LONDON – SEPTEMBER 14: Neil Young from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young performs live on stage at Wembley Stadium on September 14 1974 (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)

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.