The Girls Take The Stage Today, Chicago “Live” at Tanglewood, and Neil Young’s 40th Studio Release is Our Album of The Week, Sunday, July 5, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! How is your July 4 hangover? Well, some of our ‘hangovers’ are different from others. But we here at The Mermaid Lounge have the universal antidote. It’s called great music.

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Album of The Week: Homegrown by Neil Young     NEW!

Neil Young’s 40th studio release is our Album of the Week. Homegrown was actually recorded between June 1974 and January 1975, but the album was shelved by Young in favor of Tonight’s The Night. Young finally released this on June 19 of this year.

3:00 p.m.    The All-Girl Revue: Various Artists

We have four of these playlists now, but this was the first we ever put together. We have Linda Ronstadt, Patti Smith, Janis Joplin, Carly Simon, Laura Nyro, Aretha Franklin, and many more.

8:00 p.m.    Chicago Live at Tanglewood, Lenox, MA, July 21, 1970

Chicago was one of the most adventurous, musically brilliant bands on the scene until Terry Kath’s unfortunate death. (At that point, Peter Cetera took over and turned it into fucking ballad-driven elevator music with a sometimes religious tinge.) I couldn’t find this concert on Chicago’s concert history list, and that’s because they were not Bill Graham’s first choice for his Fillmore at Tanglewood series. Neither Joe Cocker nor Jimi Hendrix could make the date, so it went to Chicago and, holy shit,did they ever deliver.

It’s Sunday; a day of rest. Kick back and tune us in. You will not regret it. I promise.

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Dylan & Cash in Nashville, Dusty in London, Neil Young in The Spotlight, & The Inner Sanctum, Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got a full slate today, including Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash’s Nashville Skyline sessions!

Bob Dylan-Johnny Cash

Here’s your mid-week lineup!

12:00 p.m.   Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash, Nashville 1969   NEW!

During 1969’s Nashville Skyline sessions, Bob Dylan teamed up with Johnny Cash to record a dozen songs, only one of which made it to the album. These informal recordings are relaxed and loose, and are easy on the ears…a meeting of two giants. The back-up musicians include Carl Perkins on guitar.

3:00 p.m.    Dusty in London: The Lost British Recordings

Dusty Springfield truly epitomized the term “blue-eyed soul,” and her career spanned five decades.

6:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Neil Young

Speaking of legendary artists, Neil Young has been a part of our musical DNA since the sixties as well, as a solo artist and with the Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

9:00 p.m.    The Inner Sanctum: Dead Reckoning

The second episode of the series!

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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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Neil Young in the Spotlight, Maria Muldaur Sings Bob Dylan’s Love Songs, and the Foo Fighters Debut, Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We are officially at hump day. That would make it Wednesday. We’ve got some great stuff today, including the debut of the Foo Fighters.

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Here’s your midweek line-up:

1:00 p.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Neil Young

Neil remains…Neil. Long may he run.

5:00 p.m.   Maria Muldaur Sings the Love Songs of Bob Dylan

You heard us right. The love songs. The master storyteller was also a writer of great love songs.

8:00 p.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of the Foo Fighters   NEW!

The Foo Fighters make their #BecomeUngovernable Radio debut today. The band was founded in 1994 by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the suicide of Kurt Cobain. 

Tune us in. You don’t know what you’re missing…until you do.

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Lucinda Williams Live; Rock, Blues & Ballads; Selections From the Concert for George, & Our Album of the Week, Sunday, December 29, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some Lucinda Williams, a new playlist called “Rock, Blues & Ballads,” and our  new Album of the Week.

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Here’s your line-up for today:

11:00 a.m.     Album of the Week: Ry Cooder’s Chicken Skin Music

Chicken Skin Music is Ry Cooder’s fifth studio album. It was released in 1976 on the Reprise label.

2:00 p.m.       Lucinda Williams: Live at Austin City Limits (1998)

5:00 p.m.      Rock, Blues & Ballads, Vol. 1: Various Artists

Hear James Taylor, Neil Young, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Johnny Rivers, Donovan, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen and more!

Note: There is a song list up on the Playlist page. Please scroll to the bottom!

9:00 p.m.      Selections From The Concert For George

One year after his untimely death, George Harrison’s friends get together to celebrate his life and music. This was truly an epic event.

You don’t know what you’ve been missing until you tune us in!

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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.