Good Morning, Musicologists. We’ve got a great programming line-up today in between all that open stream we run 24/7, including a smattering of Motown.
Here’s today’s tempting line-up:
11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Take The Highway Live!
If you had the opportunity to see The Heartbreakers live, then you know how good they actually were. Their chemistry as a band was off the fucking charts. This live interlude was recorded live over two shows: November 23, 1991 at the Lawlor Events Center and the University of Nevada, and November 24 at the Oakland Coliseum Arena.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Waiting for Columbus by Little Feat
Time is running down on our Album of the Week. We have one more airing after today before a new album is chosen. So, be sure to tune this in. It’s one of the finest performances by any band at any time in music history.
7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Temptations NEW!
We’re building new playlists here all the time. This is one of them. Today we give The Temptations, a classic Motown band, their due here in The Mermaid Lounge.
We’re here 24/7, and we don’t know what it takes to get the people from the U.S. to join in, just like the rest of the revolution going on in the world. Everywhere except here. Perhaps you need to wake up on several levels.
Here we are again on Labor Day. This isn’t about waving flags. This is a day to thank the labor movement for the advances they made for the working class. Period. Now, let’s get on with the music portion of the program.
Today, we are celebrating two birthdays, Chrissie Hynde (69 years) of The Pretenders, and Benmont Tench (67 years) of The Heartbreakers. Long may they run.
Here’s today’s musical line-up:
11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 30th Anniversary Concert, The Stephen J. O’Connell Center, Gainesville: September 21, 2006
This is undoubtedly one of the finest Tom Petty tours ever, and the Gainesville performance was absolutely brilliant. The band was dead “on” that night. We air this today in honor of Benmont Tench’s 67th birthday.
3:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Otis Redding
No big event here. It was just time to run Otis Redding’s amazing playlist again. “The Big O” made his debut at The Monterey International Pop Festival back in June of 1967. On December 10, 1967, Otis Redding died in a plane crash, joining Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix in the 27 Club.
7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Pretenders
One of the most outstanding things to happen to music during this time frame was The Pretenders, a really kick-ass band led by Chrissie Hynde, an often-overlooked rock pioneer. Today we celebrate her 69th birthday.
It’s a holiday. Good day to tune us in. I mean, really. We’re totally free. We don’t even ask your frackin’ name. No credit card required. Best of all, we’re 24/7 with no commercials and no political bullshit.
Greetings, Ungovernables! We have light programming today and many hours of Open Stream, but the scheduled music we have is pretty cool.
Here’s Friday’s musical landscape:
11:00 a.m. Stephen Stills & Manassas Live at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, March 23, 1972 NEW!
Stephen Stills’ musical talents and contribution cannot be denied, but his life seems to have been lived in short musical periods where his ego dictated the direction. His Manassas period was no different — short and sweet. Stills formed the band in the fall of 1971. By 1972, the band dissolved, but not before giving us some great music.
7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Etta James NEW!
Etta James once said tha the only place where she felt at home was on the stage, where she sang the blues, soul, R & B, jazz, gospel, and rock n’ roll. She is best known for hits like Tell Mama, At Last, The Wallflower, and I’d Rather go Blind.
Tune us in. You cannot go wrong. Believe me. I’d never lie to you.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Friday once again. Women’s Week is coming down to the wire, but we’ve still got some great programming planned right through Sunday, so don’t go away.
Irma Thomas (shown performing in 2008) is known as the “sweet soul queen of New Orleans.”
Here’s your Friday line-up:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Irma Thomas
Irma Thomas is a contemporary of Aretha Franklin, but she never quite reached that level of commercial success. Known as The Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma has been pleasing her audiences for many decades.
3:00 p.m. The Inner Sanctum: The Skull That Walked FINAL AIRING!
The final airing of The Skull That Walked, so get your spooky on. We’ve got a new one coming on Monday as we roll toward the end of our first season of Old Time Radio.
7:00 p.m. Joni Mitchell Live at the Teatro Tenda, Lampugnano, Milan, Italy, May 9, 1983 NEW!
Someone once asked me why Joni Mitchell is so important. My response? “Are you fucking kidding me?” Roberta Joan Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter, has built a musical legend by weaving pop, rock, folk and jazz into her own amazing style. A prolific songwriter, Mitchell has written about love, abandonment, disillusionment, the environment, war and the human condition. Today we have her live from Milan, Italy.
Why not make today the day you join us in The Mermaid Lounge. I mean, seriously. What have you got to lose? We don’t cost a damned thing. Or require your information. So, there.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! The music never stops here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got some great stuff for you today.
Here’s your Friday line-up:
12:00 p.m. The Beatles: The Endgame NEW!
By the this time, the Beatles were barely getting along and, in some cases, were openly warring with each other. In spite of all that, the music remained amazing: The White Album, Abbey Road, Yellow Submarine, and Let It Be are covered here. Other bands from this generation are still recording, but none have had the musical and cultural impact of The Fab Four. We love them here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio.
All of the playlists for this series have been added to the Playlist section of the blog. Just scroll to the bottom.
5:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Irma Thomas
Irma Thomas was a contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James, but — for some unknown reason — never reached their commercial success. Yet Irma Thomas remains an important cog in the R & B wheel, and is recognized as The Soul Queen of New Orleans.
9:00 p.m. The Inner Sanctum: Island of Death
This is the final airing of this weeks’ episode of The Inner Sanctum. On Monday, there will be a new episode released.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Well, we have some great new stuff for you on this day, including the debut of Tom Petty’s solo gem, Wildflowers, as our Album of the Week.
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
1:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Tom Petty’s Wildflowers NEW!
Wildflowers was the second solo studio album by Tom Petty, and it was released on November 1, 1994. In spite of Petty’s desire to break free of the constraints of the band, he used most of his compadres as session musicians. The album resulted in four single releases, the most successful of which was You Don’t Know How It Feels. The other three were It’s Good To Be King (my all-time favorite Petty song), You Wreck Me, and A Higher Place. Read more about the album and the contributors here.
4:00 p.m. The Soul Queens, Volume 1: Various Artists
Aretha Franklin, Ann Peebles, Martha & The Vandellas, The Supremes, Mary Wells, Carla Thomas, Little Eva, and more.
8:00 p.m. Eric Clapton & Friends Live! NEW!
Eric Clapton has a few friends over, and they ain’t social distancing. He is joined by Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Joe Cocker for a great repertoire of songs. Enjoy!
It’s Sunday. A day of rest. Take advantage and tune us in.