Happy Birthday to Paul McCartney, Linda Ronstadt “Live” at Budokan, and “Surrealistic Pillow” gets more air time on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today, we’re going to celebrate Paul McCartney’s 78th birthday with a special playlist. Later, we have another legend — Linda Ronstadt — live at Budokan.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Paul McCartney   NEW!

This playlist could have gone on, literally, for hours. But I did show some restraint, so give me some credit here! People bitch and moan that McCartney is the most ‘commercial’ of the Beatles. That may be so. But it’s that commercial side of the coin that allows performers to make the music they love. And I certainly have loved being around for Mr. McCartney’s career.

6:00 p.m.    Linda Ronstadt Live at Budokan Hall, Japan, March 3, 1979

Ronstadt dominated the 70s, building a following that was unheard of  for a woman in the male-dominated rock world. Although she didn’t always enjoy playing massive venues, she sold them out routinely. I remember traveling to Los Angeles to see Linda Ronstadt at the Los Angeles Forum on Christmas eve during the Living in the USA tour. One of the best decisions I ever made.

9:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane

The Airplane come back in for a landing this evening with Surrealistic Pillow on board.

By the way, the set lists for McCartney and Ronstadt are both up under the Playlist tab. Scroll toward the bottom.

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The Jeff Beck Group, “The Doors” Returns, Bob Marley in Santa Barbara, and McCartney Live From NYC, Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some great live gigs today, including brand new live music from McCartney in New York City.

mccartney live from NYC

Here’s Tuesday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     The Jeff Beck Group: Live From The Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT

2:00 p.m.       Album of the Week: The Doors, by The Doors

5:00 p.m.       Paul McCartney: Live from New York City   NEW!

9:00 p.m.       Bob Marley: The Legend Live at The Santa Barbara County Bowl

You can’t beat these playlists. You cannot beat this rotation.

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The All-Girl Revue, The Rolling Stones ‘Live’ in San Jose, Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions, and Band On The Run, Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Does it get any better than this? Of course, it can. This is #BecomeUngovernable Radio where everything we do every day is done without giving one thought to the system.

Springsteens Seeger Sessions-1

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Album of the Week: Paul McCartney & Wings, Band On The Run

The problem with being a Beatle is that — as a solo artist — you are always measured by the band’s standards. When it’s one of you, those are eight tough shoes to fill. This album was, without a doubt, outstanding. And given the various calamities that took place during the recording of this album, it’s a miracle it was. You can read about it here.

2:00 p.m.      The All-Girl Revue, Volume 3

Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Janis Joplin, Emmylou Harris, Melanie, and Dolly Parton grace this particular volume.

5:00 p.m.      The Rolling Stones, One From the Vault: San Jose, 1999

Mick and the boys tear it up.

9:00 p.m.      Bruce Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions

This shit is just unbelievable. Springsteen pays appropriate homage to folk god Pete Seeger.

Before, in between, at the end…in fact, 24/7: We are open all day and night with the best music on the damned planet. See for yourself.

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An American Treasure, Our New Album of The Week, and The Sixties Becomes Standard Fare, Sunday, February 16, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to this totally fabulous Sunday of programming! Check those times! Nothing is as it was today!

The 1960s

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

10:00 a.m.      Tom Petty: An American Treasure

The multi-faceted release engineered by Tom Petty’s family and his bandmates, Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell, was released for holiday time 2018. An American Treasure includes alternate versions of Petty standards, unheard live versions of Heartbreakers’ songs, and several never-before-released songs that make you wonder why they weren’t released. Pay particular attention to Lonesome Dave which, as it turns out, is not only my favorite of the unreleased tracks, but is also Mike Campbell’s. Thank Buddha this guy was a work-a-holic.

3:00 p.m.       Album of the Week: Band On The Run, Paul McCartney & Wings

Band On The Run was the third studio album released by Paul McCartney & Wings, and was McCartney’s fifth album since leaving the band known as The Beatles. There is no question that it is a tour de force and, given the circumstances surrounding the way it was recorded, that is a miracle.

5:00 p.m.      The Sixties on Sunday!

The Sixties becomes part of our regular rotation today, gettng air time once in the middle of every month. By the time next month rolls around, we’ll have two rotating lists.

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It’s Wide Open Stream on Wednesday, February 5, 2020!

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got Wide Open Wednesday today, as we showcase the new music we’ve added to the rotation!

Open Stream-music FINAL

Some of the new acts we’ve added include Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Neville Brothers, Aaron Neville, Leon Russell, NRBQ, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Widespread Panic, and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.

We’ve also added to some artists already in the rotation, including Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney (with and without Wings, The Beatles), The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Lucinda Williams, and Tommy James & The Shondells.

Tune us in. We’re up to 21, 496 songs and counting:

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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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Jimi Hendrix & Stephen Stills, Cream’s Farewell, A Tribute to Fats Domino, and Big Pink, Monday, November 4, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! This week, we start featuring albums in our Album Hall of Fame, a new album each week, played at different times throughout the week.

the Beatles and Fats Domino

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.  Jimi Hendrix & Stephen Stills: In Session (1968)

Did you know that Stephen Stills taught Jimi Hendrix how to play guitar?

2:00 p.m.    Cream’s Farewell Concert: The BBC Transmission (1.5.69)

5:00 p.m.    Goin’ Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Paul McCartney, Lucinda Williams, Neil Young, Dr. John, Norah Jones and B.B. King pay tribute to Fats, the legend of New Orleans.

9:00 p.m.     Bob Dylan & The Band: Music From Big Pink

We begin our series on the greatest albums of all time with the legendary Music From Big Pink.

The rest of the time, it’s smooth streaming some of the best music ever!

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