We are on Wide Open Stream All Day Today, Thursday, April 1, 2021!

I know. Happy April Fool’s Day! Thought we forgot, didn’t you? Well, we are on wide open stream today because we can. Tomorrow we’ll be kicking off the weekend with some new material. We’ve been working on some new playlists, and those are coming up!

Tune us in at:


Server Upgrade and Rotation Upgrade Gives Us An Open Stream Friday All Day!

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have both a server and rotation upgrade in progress today, so we are open streaming all day! That means that the merry Music Mermaid is in charge, and we are sure you’ll love it.

Tune us in. We’re free and open 24/7.


Happy Wednesday From The Mermaid Lounge! We Are On a Totally Open Stream Today!

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have a totally open stream Wednesday on tap for you today. That means 24 hours of selections brought to you by the magical Music Mermaid.

Just pull up a tab and tune us in at:


Good Morning, Music Lovers! We Are On Wide Open Stream All Day As We Add New Songs and Playlists to Our Rotation This Fine Thursday, March 4, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Today we give you 24/7 Wide Open Stream as we add new music and new playlists to our arsenal.

Just tune us in, folks!


What Could Be Better? It’s Wilbury Wednesday and (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday on the Same Day, February 24, 2021

Yes, here we are on another (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday with our only programming coming from the best damned supergroup on the planet, The Traveling Wilburys! And just in time for George Harrison’s birthday (we celebrate that tomorrow). The planets are aligned just right this week.

The Traveling Wilburys.

Here’s today’s line-up:

All Day (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday

Yes, sandwiched around the great Wilbury programming outlined below, we’re streaming just about 27,000 songs all day and all night long with nary an interruption except for short station identifications. No advertising, people. Ever.

12:00 p.m. Wilbury Wednesday: The Traveling Wilburys Complete, Volume One & Two

This is a great bootleg offering, with outtakes, alternate versions, and the complete Traveling Wilbury playlist. That’s more than two hours of uninterrupted sheer pleasure from where I’m sitting here in The Mermaid Lounge.

We hope you’ll tune us in. All it takes is an open tab on your computer. No credit card, membership, or personal information required. When we say free, we actually mean it. Give us a try.


It’s Our Usual (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday. Then, The Stones and The Shadow Drop In Later, January 20, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We are on the run this morning, so you’ll have to wait for your rock n’ roll college lesson until later when I return from retail hell. But, in the meantime, here’s your musical line-up.

The Rolling Stones.

Here’s your line-up:

All Day (Mostly) Open Stream, Kids

By now, you know the drill. We are circulating continually all day, all night, 27,000 songs. Our Music Mermaid can even pick up a couple of programs if she so desires. It’s all on her on Wednesdays.

5:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Rolling Stones

The original bad boys of rock n’ roll (forget Aerosmith, it was these guys) are here later in the day for your listening pleasure. And I seriously mean that.

9:00 p.m. The Shadow: 08 Murder by The Dead

Vengeance from the grave. Until, of course, The Shadow figures this shit out. And he always does. By the way, this was one of the most popular radio shows of all time.

So, have at it. Enjoy your open stream day today, and we will be back later with some programming and, of course, your lesson from The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge.


It’s Another (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday With Some Trifectas Until Alison Krauss & Union Station and The Shadow Drop In, January 13, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists! This is our usual (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday with just a touch of programming to keep you on your proverbial toes.

Alison Krauss and Union Station.

Here’s your mid-week line-up:

All Day (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday

Yeah, we’re circulating about 27,000+ songs every single day, and today is no exception. You’ll have it wide open until evening.

6:00 p.m. Alison Krauss & Union Station Live!

A great performance recorded live at The Louisville Palace, April 29-30, 2002. It was the band’s eleventh album, but their first live album.

10:00 p.m. The Shadow: 07 The League of Terror

This one’s all about counerfeiters, and it features Agnes Moorehead (Bewitched).

Tune us in. You’re wasting so much good musical time when you don’t.


It’s Another (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday With Visits From Jethro Tull and The Shadow, January 6, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s another nose-to-the-grindstone morning as we shove all this shit out before the working bell rings.

Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull.

Here’s today’s line-up:

All Day (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday with Some Trifectas!

Once again, we’re circulating 27,000+ songs. We added 500 new files last week alone. Remember to listen for those Trifectas! (Yeah. I renamed them. The other was too complicated to type.)

5:00 p.m. Jethro Tull Live at The Capitol Centre, Landover, Maryland, November 21, 1977

Jethro Tull was one of the finest, most unique bands on the planet. I saw them at least three times that I can remember, but the most memorable one was at the Music Hall in Boston. And the fact that I can remember any of my musical escapades at all is a miracle.

9:00 p.m. The Shadow: 06 House of Horror

The one about the stolen gorilla, the mad scientist, and a brain transplant. What could possibly go wrong?

I hope you folks have a wonderful day. But I promise you’d feel a lot better about life if you’d just tune us in. I’m actually quite serious about that. I mean, seriously, what do you have to lose?


It’s Another (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday Until Our House Playlist and The Shadow Come Along Later, December 30, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! This is another (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday. We’ll be circulating 27,000+ songs now that we upgraded our standard rotation. But we’ve got some great programming later!

Mr. Lennon tried to get us to “Give Peace A Chance.” We didn’t listen. You should listen to our House Playlist later for other warnings we didn’t bother to heed.

Here’s today’s line-up:

All Day (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday

Again, circulating 27,000+ songs for your listening pleasure. If you’re fortunate enough to work from home, why not put this on in the background?

5:00 p.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist

All of the music that reflects our attitude here in The Mermaid Lounge. Hear John Lennon, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, The Temptation, Peter Tosh, and many more!

10:00 p.m. The Shadow: 05 Hounds In The Hills

A replay of this week’s episode. It’s 30 minutes of outright suspense, then back to our Open Stream.

Tune us in. We’re free. We don’t run commercials. We don’t employ DJ’s that don’t know how to shut the fuck up, and we don’t interrupt or cut songs short. That’s another bonus.


Merry Christmas to All From The Mermaid Lounge, Home of #BecomeUngovernable Radio, Friday, December 25, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers everywhere and a very Merry Christmas here from all of us here laboring in the lounge. Today, we are not forcing you into a music lesson (we will be back tomorrow), and there is no programming!

It’s all on the Mermaid today as we celebrate St. Nick on TOTALLY Open Stream. Whatever the Music Mermaid chooses is what you get! In the meantime, in the background here, we will be adding new music and playlists that you will begin hearing tomorrow!

Get on it. The Music Mermaid is running the show today.

For those of you who don’t know how the Music Mermaid works, she’s fully in charge and picks up music from our stream randomly. What does that mean? Well, she could, and has in the past, literally pick up and stream, say, a playlist. For example, she could choose to play Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live in Lucca, Italy, or The Beatles Complete Rooftop Concert. In short, whatever the Mermaid fancies is what she’ll do.

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas Day and that you choose to spend at least part of it here with us, where we do not play Christmas music. It’s Christmas every day here.