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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Open Stream All Day Long; A Nod to The Heartbreakers in the Evening, Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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There’s only one for the line-up this evening:

8:00 p.m.     Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live at the Olympic (2002)

This is officially known as The Last DJ Tour. This was the one album that the Heartbreakers made that didn’t  have a unifying ‘theme’ to it, or so the rumor goes. I think the critics are regimented in this industry. Apparently, the prevailing sentiment among the snobby writers is that a mere collection of fucking great songs isn’t enough.

Actually, The Last DJ is (and always has been) about greed –that’s the only unifying theme it needs. Tom Petty was the one music artist who stood up and told the industry that he thought music was overpriced and that’s why people pirated it. Everybody else remained mute.

Tune in. You’ll enjoy it.

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Laura Nyro, Jackson Browne & Warren Zevon Tag Team, the Heartbreakers Live at Fenway, and Lennon in the Spotlight, Monday, October 21, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables. Welcome to Monday as we start to stretch out our musical choices.

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11:00 a.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Laura Nyro

One of those great songwriters who put so many others on the map reminds us how good she sounds singing her own stuff.

2:00 p.m.      Jackson Browne & Warren Zevon: The Live Acoustic Set

5:00 p.m.      Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live At Fenway Park, Boston (2014)

9:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of John Lennon

Includes the original demo verison of Imagine.

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Still More From the Girls, and the Happy Birthday Celebration Gets Closer, Saturday, October 19, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re a day closer to the birthday bash, and we’re going to start out the programming with the third volume of the All-Girl Revue.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     The All-Girl Revue, Part 3

2:00 p.m.       Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live in Chicago (2003)

5:00 p.m.       Tom Petty’s Final Interview

Rumors abound that Tom Petty knew this would be his last performance, but I assure you he was not planning on leaving the earth so soon. There were lots of things still to do. He may have wanted to end the ‘big venue’ shows, but not the performances.

8:00 p.m.      Bob Dylan & Tom Petty: Across the Borderline

The legendary tour hits Sydney, Australia.

10:30 p.m.    The Ungovernables Report, October 18, 2019

This is the second airing of this week’s episode with Adam Rice.

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Bonnie Raitt “Live,” The Stones in the Spotlight, ELO at Wembley, and the Petty Fest Continues, Tuesday, ROCKTober 15, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We continue on with the Petty Fest today, and we add Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones and Jeff Lynne’s ELO.

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Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Bonnie Raitt Live at the Oakland Coliseum (1989)

2:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: The Music of the Rolling Stones

5:00 p.m.       Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Live at Wembley Stadium (2017)

8:00 p.m.       Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Long After Dark

We have an album focus tonight for our Petty Fest entry. This is a particularly good one.

Welcome to Tom Petty Month on #BecomeUngovernable Radio!

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to Tom Petty Month here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio! All month long we’re going to have special programming, stories and interviews about Tom Petty and his bandmates, and great music from his Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, Traveling Wilburys and solo efforts.

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11:00 a.m.   Tom Petty: Deep Cuts and B-Sides

Here’s a chance to dig deep into the Tom Petty library and pull out songs you probably do not hear much on your local station. Most bands would kill for The Hearbreakers B-sides.

3:00 p.m.     Across the Borderline: Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Hearbreakers

A musical chronicle of Bob Dylan’s 1986 tour with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers live from Sydney, Australia.

7:00 p.m.     Music From The Harder They Come

Join Jimmy Cliff, the Maytalls and others for music from the iconic movie.

If you’re on Facebook, please remember to join us tonight at 8:00 p.m. on the Become Ungovernable Watch Party page for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “Live” From Fenway Park, Boston (2014)!

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