Love Is In The Air With Our TLA and Nothing But Heartbreak Playlists, and the Love Songs of Bob Dylan, Monday, February 14, 2022

Good Morning to the true lovers and brokenhearted everywhere (yeah, I’m still in that latter category carrying the damned torch). We’ve got some great music lined up for you today, including a new playlist of Bob Dylan love songs. Read on for details!

We’ve got a brand new Dylan playlist with a twist!

Here’s your Valentine’s Day line-up:

11:00 a.m. True Love Always: Various Artists

You know what the Buddhists say. Nothing is ever forever. But that doesn’t stop us hopeless romantics from thinking it is. Am I right? I sure am. This is the number one topic of the music world and you’ll hear from The Hollies, Joni Mitchell, Tom Rush, Jackson Browne, George Harrison, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Boz Scaggs, Delaney & Bonnie, The Band, Buffalo Springfield, Van Morrison, Carly Simon, Stevie Wonder, Basia, The Mamas & The Papas, Bonnie Raitt, Guy Clark and more!

3:00 p.m. Bob Dylan: The Love Songs NEW!

Bob Dylan is one of the most talented and prolific songwriters of all time, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature for good reason. But Bob Dylan was so much more than protest music, even though he is also the master of that genre. He also wrote some of the greatest love songs on the planet, in our opinion. We’ve got them for you today on Valentine’s Day. But we’ve also got some surprise guests as well! You’ll have to listen to the playlist. We’re not talking…

7:00 p.m. Nothing But Heartbreak: Various Artists

And now, the flip side of that great true love feeling. My specialty: The broken heart. Comes in right behind TLA in the music subject category. You’ll hear the heartbreaking stories of Elvis Presley, Dan Fogelberg, Aretha Franklin, The Band, Cat Stevens, The Bee Gees, Lucinda Williams, Them, The Pretenders, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, The Beatles, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Tom Rush, the J. Geils Band, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Mudcrutch, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and more!

Step into The Mermaid Lounge (figuratively speaking) and swoon with us today. You know you want to, so why not make this the day. You have absolutely nothing to lose because we don’t require our listeners to pay for their music. We run 24/7 totally free of charge and we don’t run advertising. We are completely self-funded. Jump in, kids!

We’re On the Downslide to the Weekend With ‘Nothing But Heartbreak’, Warren Zevon In the Spotlight, and our Album of The Week, Thursday, January 20, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve got some great programming interspersed with all that wide Open Stream. The festivities start promptly at 11:00 a.m. EST.

Later today, we put singer-songwriter Warren Zevon In the Spotlight

Here’s your musical landscape today:

11:00 a.m. Nothing But Heartbreak: Various Artists

We start out the day with something I’m an expert in: The love thing. Not my strength. I decided to give it up in my old age. Clearly, I’m not the only one because the lovelorn dominate the music scene. You’ll hear from Carole King, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, the J. Geils Band, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Dan Fogelberg, Them, The Walker Brothers, The Pretenders, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Cat Stevens, The Bee Gees, Lucinda Williams and more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Raising Sand by Alison Krauss & Robert Plant

Our Album of the Week is back at mid-afternoon for it’s next-to-last airing. Many feel this was an unlikely musical duo, but it sure resulted in what I consider to be a masterpiece. I’m not the only one.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Warren Zevon

The excitable boy is back In the Spotlight. We haven’t heard this playlist for a bit, and the time is right. Warren Zevon, undeniably one of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of his generation whose compositions became hits for several artists, struggled to break through as a solo artist. That is, until Linda Ronstadt began singing his songs on her albums and on stage. The result was a great career that spanned a quarter century until his untimely death at the age of 56. Tune him in tonight.

Before, in between, and after our programming (which we keep to a minimum), you’ll be listing to all that great wide Open Stream with The Music Mermaid in charge. There are days when she even picks up a playlist or two on her own. You’ll never know unless you tune in. By the way, today we add the Republic of Korea and Lithuania to our list of listeners. Where are you and what are you doing today?

It’s Another Monday Here and The Beginning of the Week is All About Love and Loss, September 27, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Fall is in the air here this morning, and love is on our minds. That is to say, music about true love and heartbreak. I’m an expert at the second part. That’s why I don’t play in that arena anymore.

First comes love. Then comes heartbreak. We’ve got both ends of the spectrum today.

Here’s your Moan-Day line-up:

11:00 a.m. Nothing But Heartbreak: Various Artists

We start with the bad news first. That way we can end the day on a more upbeat note. You’ll hear laments from Elvis Presley, Carole King, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Rush, Ray Charles, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Cat Stevens, The Pretenders, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The J. Geils Band, Guy Clark, Bob Dylan, Them, and many more!

3:00 p.m. True Love Always: Various Artists

This is a much longer and optimistic playlist. Funny how that works out, eh? I’ll have to do some digging into just why it’s the longer of the two. In this particular list you’ll hear The Mamas & The Papas, George Harrison, Valerie Carter, Linda Ronstadt, Mudcrutch, The Hollies, Joni Mitchell, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Jonathan Edwards, The Beatles, Neil Young, Basia, Van Morrison, Jackson Browne, Guy Clark, The Four Tops, and more!

We’re here with you through the ups and downs of life. We’ve got some folks tuned in this morning from Switzerland, Germany, the UK, Spain, France, The Russian Federation, Brazil, Japan, Denmark, and Italy. We’ve got some new listeners from the U.S. as well over the last few days, some from Kansas and some from Texas. What are you waiting for?

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Nothing But Heartache on Valentines Day, The All-Girl Revue, Vol. 3, and Tom Rush’s “Take A Little Walk With Me” is Our Album of The Week, Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentines Day, Music Lovers! We’ve got a great Valentines Day lined up today, even if the playlist is about heartbreak. There’s also volume 3 of our All-Girl Revue and a brand new Album of the Week by our friend Tom Rush.

We’ve got the ladies coming up at 7:00 p.m., so stick around!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Take A Little Walk With Me by Tom Rush NEW!

Tom Rush’s second album for Elektra hit the airwaves in 1966. He’s one of our favorites here in The Mermaid Lounge, a New England original born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. And the man who is credited with starting the era of the singer-songwriter.

3:00 p.m. Nothing But Heartbreak: Various Artists

Not exactly the most uplifting playlist on this Valentines Day, but given my track record, it’s appropriate! You’ll hear heartfelt lament from Dan Fogelberg, Aretha Franklin, Tom Rush, J. Geils Band, Mudcrutch, Elvis Presley, Carole King, Warren Zevon, The Beatles, and more!

7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue, Volume 3: Various Artists

We’ve got volume three today. Somehow the women of music always get the short end of the recognition stick. I mentioned this in a Twitter post. First, I can’t believe they’re inducting rappers into what is supposed to be the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. That’s enough of an insult. But to be inducting Jay-Z and Carole King in 2021? What the fuck is up with that. It’s an insult to Carole King, frankly. It’s like the Nobel Peace Prize now. A collective joke. But I digress…

Hear Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, Shawn Colvin, Norah Jones, Carly Simon, Phoebe Snow, Valerie Carter, Sarah McLachlan, Melissa Etheridge, and more!

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. It’s Sunday. And it’s Valentines Day. Time to kick back and enjoy the sounds. All free. No credit card. No membership. No personal informaton required.

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