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!
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.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a really great treat in the first scheduled hour of special programming today! Don’t miss it!
10:00 a.m. Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan: In Session
Two blues greats combine for one hell of a playlist! This event was recorded live for television on December 6, 1983 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
1:00 p.m. Governments Lie: Howard Zinn on Class Warfare, Immigration, Justice, Film and History
Perspective from one of our most treasured American voices. Nothing Zinn said then is obsolete now. In fact, our condition has grown worse.
4:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Traveling Wilburys
The Wilburys had their own careers when they decided to get together just to have fun and make music back in the 80s. The result? Undoubtedly the greatest supergroup of all time with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison. We also should never forget legendary drummer Jim Keltner. You had to be special to be a Wilbury. Keltner was most definitely a Wilbury.
7:00 p.m. Alison Weir: Against Our Better Judgement
We feed the terrorist state of Israel rougly $10.41 million a day, or $3.8 billion a year. It is high time Americans understood the truth about Israel, how she was created, and whom the United States victimized along the way.
Truth be told, I contracted for this radio station just over two years ago. Somewhere in the back of my mind I had this dreaded feeling that we would all be shut down on social media someday. These slugs had already been compromised by greed and their obligation to cooperate with a government that continues to silence dissent and popular opinion. The shit on Facebook is just the beginning. They are now emboldened by their arrest of Julian Assange. They are in conrol. The judiciary in this nation is a slime pit of corruption and political end-games. Assange will never receive a fair trial here. But I digress, and I do not wish to.
In short, whatever #BecomeUngovernable is doing on social media or elsewhere, we are replicating on this station. This will take a period of time. I can tell you this could easily be a full-time job. This is a disclaimer: You will find imperfections as we move forward. We simply do not have “perfection” as an option. If you follow this blog, which you can do in the sidebar with the click of a button, you will be kept up to date.
We have some excellent original programming coming up. You can check that out in Podcasts. In addition to the original programming already listed, we are talking to a few other people about developing podcasts for this station. We are also running lectures and information from the public domain that is essential to understanding why we must do something outside the realm of electoral politics to save ourselves. All of the planned programming is also posted on the blog early each morning.
I will not lie. This radio station pretty much reflects my personal taste in music. As far back as grammar school, my friends and I would hang out on our streets with the transistor radio tuned to WMEX in Boston. In those days, it was AM Radio that was king and playing all the best stuff. I can remember when WMEX scored legendary DJ Cousin Duffy from out on the Left Coast. Those beginnings are partly what this is about.
The other part is that these artists led a revolution in music. Their music was also in the forefront during the sixties. That’s why this station is what it is. There are exceptions, of course, like The Foo Fighters, REM, Soundgarden, and others. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers can also be considered an exception. Yet, they don’t feel that way because they have — more than any other post-sixties band — embodied what that music was all about. We have a few more being added still, but the focus will be on what you currently hear.
You don’t have to get an account, join, or fill out any personal information to join us on #BecomeUngovernable Radio. All you need to do is tune in. Nobody says you can’t be entertained, informed and awakened at the same time.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here is your special programming for today. In between all this is some of the greatest music of all time. Tune in!
10:00 a.m. The Monterey International Pop Festival
Woodstock’s anniversary is coming up, but the Monterey International Pop Festival already cenetrated it’s 50th back in 2017. In the photo we have two attendees who left us way too soon, Brian Jones of the Stones and Jimi Hendrix.
1:00 p.m. William Blum on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
William Blum, who passed in 2018, was and is an important voice in this movement. He left the employ of the state department in 1967, and spent his life taking on Empire. Here he blows the whistle on the CIA.
4:00 p.m. Petty Theft: The Covers
The same qualities that make Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers the greatest American rock n’ roll band of all time make them the greatest cover band of all time. This is, without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite playlists. Sit back and enjoy the Heartbreakers as they pay homage to those who have inspired them over the years.
7:00 p.m. Chris Hedges: The Wages of Rebellion
Chris Hedges gets some airtime from us once again so he can tell you the moral imperative of rising up.
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.
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.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Hope you’re all doing well this fine morning, and here is your programming on #BecomeUngovernable Radio.
10:00 a.m. The Beatles Rock the Apple Studios Rooftop (1969)
Long after their touring days ended, the Beatles decided to conduct an unannounced, improptu concert during lunch hour to the thrill of the people below. The London police, however, were not so thrilled with the resulting traffic, and eventually shut the boys down. But not before they gave their countrymates one hell of a performance!
1:00 p.m. Chris Hedges and George Galloway
Chris Hedges interviews former British P.M. George Galloway on the state of politics in both the U.S. and the U.K. They touch on a wide range of subjects, including populism, racism, islamaphobia and antisemitism. Don’t miss this one!
3:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Rolling Stones
A musical revue of Mick Jagger and the boys, still on the road making music for the masses.
7:00 p.m. Happy 73rd Birthday, Linda Ronstadt! Live in Hollywood 1980!
Linda Ronstadt turned 73 years old on July 15. Although Parkinsons Disease may have silenced her voice, she’ll always have a voice on #BecomeUngovernable Radio. Today, we pay homage with her live performance in Hollywood in 1980.