Down in Bluesiana, “Live” Doors, Jeff Lynne’s ELO & Music Under the Influence, Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s an early morning trip to work because it’s Truck Day! We’re getting jump on this one.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Down in Bluesiana: Dr. John, Art Blakeley, and David “Fathead” Newman

Here’s a little preview of the stuff you’ll be hearing during our N’Awlins music special!

2:00 p.m.       The Doors: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 8/30/70)

5:00 p.m.       Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Wembley or Bust!

9:00 p.m.      Under The Influence: Various Artists

Some shit’s legal. Some shit isn’t. You know how that goes.

Tune in, people. It’s free. And it’s great.

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Starting the Week in ‘Open Stream’ Mode, Monday, January 27, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re beginning the week in ‘Open Stream’ mode with our energies focused on new musical additions and playlists. Tomorrow, we’ll be giving you an update on our new music.

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In the meantime, tune us in: www.tinyurl.com/becomeungovernableradio

Our House Playlist, Linda Ronstadt and Her Musical Friends, and Our Album of The Week, Thursday, January 23, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a light programming day as we prepare new playlists here at The Mermaid Lounge. But no matter, because the stream is the best going!

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11:00 a.m.     Album of The Week: Cosmo’s Factory, Creedence Clearwater Revival

2:00 p.m.       The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist

5:00 p.m.       Linda Ronstadt & Friends

Linda Ronstadt has been a force in music, all kinds of music, for decades, and she has had many musical friends over the years. This playlist is a testament to her range.

Don’t miss out. Tune us in at www.tinyurl.com/becomeungovernableradio

Bob Marley at The Beacon, Joni Mitchell at Red Rocks, Our Folk Music Playlist, and a New Album of the Week, Sunday, December 22, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got a full slate today, including Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ Hypnotic Eye as our Album of the Week!

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Here’s today’s line up!

11:00 a.m.     Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Beacon Theater, New York

2:00 p.m.       Album of the Week: Hypnotic Eye, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

It should be no surprise that this is one great album. Just when I thought they’d never top or even equal Damn The Torpedoes, they did. The only surprise here is that this band continued to make great music and remain at the top so late into its career.

This was the band’s 13th and final studio album before Petty’s unexpected and untimely death, and was released on July 29, 2014. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200.

5:00 p.m.      Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks 1983

9:00 p.m.      Folk Music From A to Z

Hear Woody and Arlo Guthrie, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Judy Collins, Odetta, Joni Mitchell, and more!

Tune us in, people. You won’t regret it.

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Mostly Open Stream Sunday, With the New Album of the Week & Strike Watch, Sunday, November 24, 2019!

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Enjoy a light programming day and plenty of great streaming music. We’ve added about 2,800 songs over the past couple of weeks.

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Here’s your only programming today:

2:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Mad Dogs & Englishment, Joe Cocker

Rolling Stone magazine panned Mad Dogs & Englishmen, and I’m glad to this day that I never listened to rock critics or I might not have bought this. Great musicians on this album, including Leon Russell (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Carl Radle (bass), and Jim Keltner (drums) Keltner would later be the drummer for another great supergroup named The Traveling Wilburys.

6:00 p.m.     Strike Watch with Adam Rice

Get it while it’s hot! Our last airing of the weekend.

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New Album of The Week, The All-Girl Revue is Back, Warren Zevon Live, and Maria Muldaur Sings Bob Dylan, Sunday, November 17, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a great line-up today from top to bottom.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     The Album of The Week: Graceland, by Paul Simon

This was an album of epic proportions with Paul Simon stepping out to explore a whole new genre of music. Graceland won the 1987 Grammy for Album of the Year, and has sold more than 16 million copies to date.

We are presenting the expanded album here. The first 11 songs are the way the original album was recorded. There’s a break with Paul Simon talking about the making of the album, then there are several bonus tracks that were not used.

Linda Ronstadt sings some beautiful backgrounds and harmonies on Under African Skies, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo sings background on Diamonds On The Soles of Her Shoes.

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

5:00 p.m.      Warren Zevon: Live at the Capitol Theater, Los Angeles (1980)

9:00 p.m.      Maria Muldaur Sings the Love Songs of Bob Dylan

It wasn’t just about protest songs. Bob Dylan had a romantic side, and Maria Muldaur explores it in her own wonderful style.

11:00 p.m.    Strike Watch with Adam Rice

Take a load off, Ungovernables and tune in at:

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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.

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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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How Our Little Station Works

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Good Morning, Ungovernables!

We’ve revamped the blog a bit as you can see. Part of the growing process, as it were. The planned programs now occupy its own page with no intermingling of posts like these. Likewise, Posts now has its own page. This is important as we’ll be posting more information each week.

We have a programming director, part-time DJ (no live radio as yet; we need to master the programmed version before we attempt that), an actual shoot-in-the-dark programmer of playlists, the download queen, and a general all-around troubleshooter. They are all named Deb Della Piana. Unfortunately.

Then, we have Sarah Freels who helps create the content you see as we promote, and who does the lion share of the sharing and promoting of the radio station. She even has a sign promoting the station when she goes out and protests weekly. Terri O’Connor is a rabid sharer of the station on many levels. She also served as the station’s musical guinea pig. The rest of the Ungovernables share us out as part of our overall program.

Right now, we need all hands on deck sharing as much of our stuff as possible so that we can grow our listener reach. Right now, we have more regular listeners outside the U.S. than inside.

What you hear

Our station is programmed purposely the way it is. It is 24/7 streaming, rotating nearly 20,000 songs at this point. We have 50,000+ at our disposal and unlimited lifetime space. We continue to upload daily.

Some of those items programmed are what we call playlists. A playlist can be tossed into the rotation at any time. So, the computer can pick up, say, a Tom Petty concert or a Grateful Dead concert randomly and play it. So, here’s what you must remember:

I have programmed this station to never interrupt what is playing until it is completely over, even if it is a playlist. I have actually listened to stations that stop a program in midstream to ensure that a scheduled program begins. It is irritating to the extreme. We do not do that at #BecomeUngovernable Radio. Therefore, if a news program is scheduled for 2 p.m., but there’s a playlist playing, it will not begin until that playlist is completed. 

What’s coming

The station will continue to evolve over time. This week we begin focusing on Album of the Week. It will be promoted on the blog and will play throughout the week at various times. Our first entry is Music From Big Pink.

We will also begin adding back in some things we tested out, including old-time radio episodes and revolution podcasts (the word political is dead to me).

The absolute best way to stay informed is to sign on to follow this blog. It will only get better as we go forward. If you’re a music freak like I am, I promise we’re going to have some fun here.

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Bonnie Raitt Live in Germany, An Entire Clapton & Friends Crossroads Guitar Festival, The Ungovernables Report, Sunday, November 3, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It may seem like a light day musically, but that would be an incorrect assumption.

Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival

11:00 a.m.     The Ungovernables Report

Sarah Freels has returned and Adam Rice carries on.

2:00 p.m.       Bonnie Raitt Live in Germany (1992)

4:00 p.m.       Eric Clapton & Friends: The Crossroads Guitar Festival 

The 2019 event was the first time in six years the festival has returned. This particular version was pretty spectacular with over three hours of incredible music, and performances from some of the greatest bands and rockers of all time. The playlist will be on the blog prior to the broadcast, and will provide the detail.

The rest of the day is dedicated to open streaming great music from our vast library.

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It’s a “Rare” Day For Fans of The Beatles, the Ungovernable Report Returns, and More From The Heartbreakers, Friday, October 25, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some prime Beatles stuff coming up for you today so let’s get to it!

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     The Beatles: The Let It Be Sessions

This is rare and previously unreleased audio of the Beatles at work developing the tracks for Let It Be.

2:00 p.m.      The Beatles: Let It Be Naked

The stripped down version of a great album the way it was meant to be heard before Phil Spector applied his infamous “wall of sound.”

5:00 p.m.       The Ungovernable Report

With Sarah Freels still sidelined, Adam Rice steps up to the plate one more time to deliver the news. Sarah will return for the next episode.

8:00 p.m.      Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live at The Fillmore (1999)

Tom Petty month is winding down, but we’ve still got some great stuff on tap!

Did I mention that in between all this programmed material, we’re streaming the best damned music on the planet?

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