It’s The Day Before Thanksgiving and All Through The Lounge Not a Creature Was Stirring Except the DJ, Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s the Wednesday mid-week, Thanksgiving travel day wide Open Stream Day here in The Mermaid Lounge. But there’s a twist!

Here’s your pre-bird programming:

We are on all day wide Open Stream with Trifectas on the hour:

10:00 a.m. Aretha Franklin

11:00 a.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers

12:00 p.m. Bonnie Raitt

1:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt

2:00 p.m. Neil Young

3:00 p.m. Paul McCartney

4:00 p.m. The Grateful Dead

5:00 p.m. Valerie Carter

6:00 p.m. The Mamas & The Papas

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

And then back to the biggest library of circulating music on the planet.

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Mid-Week Brings Our Rock, Blues & Ballads Playlist, Creedence Clearwater Revival In The Spotlight, and a Tribute To The Great Charlie Watts, Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve got a great line-up today as we play tribute to Charlie Watts, a Rolling Stone from beginning to end, and celebrate his life and music.

In tribute to the steady beat of Charlie Watts, we put The Stones In the Spotlight tonight.

Here’s your mid-week line-up:

11:00 a.m. Rock, Blues & Ballads, Volume One: Various Artists

This one gives us a little bit of everything. It’s just a great collection of individual songs by some of the best singers, songwriters and musical artists on the planet. You’ll hear from Warren Zevon, J.J. Cale, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, Steve Winwood, Long John Baldry, Maria Muldaur, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Dusty Springfield, Eric Clapton and many more!

3:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival

Four guys from Berkeley, California, made some of the best damned rock n’ roll and swamp music on the planet. Someone once said they were overrated. I told that guy to shut the fuck up.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Rolling Stones

Charlie Watts, the steady heart beat of the Stones, passed into that great musical heaven in the sky yesterday. He was a constant from beginning to end with the Stones; all he ever wanted to do was play the drums and he did it with style. Tonight we put The Rolling Stones In the Spotlight.

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It’s Sunday in The Mermaid Lounge And We Turn It Over to The Ladies of Music, and Give You a Great New Album of The Week, August 22, 2021

Happy Sunday Funday here in the lounge, where we give you our Ladies Day Out long player and a brand new Album of The Week dedicated to a rock n’ roll pioneer.

The Beatles hanging out with Fats Domino, a rock n’ roll game changer who should not ever be forgotten

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Goin’ Home, A Tribute to Fats Domino (Various Artists) NEW!

The man from New Orleans was truly a pioneer in rock n’ roll, and his contemporaries knew that. So did the bands he inspired. They got together to pay him tribute. You’ll hear Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (with an exceptional version of I’m Walkin’), Paul McCartney, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Los Lobos. Lucinda Williams, Art Neville, Robbie Robertson, Irma Thomas & Marcia Ball, Corinne Bailey Rae, Bonnie Raitt & John Cleary, Norah Jones, Bruce Hornsby, John Lennon and many more.

3:00 p.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

At mid-afternoon, we turn the festivities over to the women of music. I hesitate to say rock n’ roll because so many genres are represented in this playlist. You’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Dusty Springfield, The Pretenders (Chrissie Hynde), Carly Simon, Aretha Franklin, Laura Nyro, Bonnie Raitt, Cilla Black, Ann Peebles, The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Emmylou Harris, Maria Muldaur, Eva Cassidy, Lulu, Wendy Waldman, Tracy Chapman, Melissa Etheridge, Joan Baez, Valerie Carter, Dolly Parton, Carla Thomas, Carole King, and so many more. This is five hours of uninterrupted music from The Mermaid Lounge, where women are decidedly not second class citizens.

It’s a great day here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio and we do hope you’ll join our friends from around the world and tune us in. Today we have lots of listeners from Germany, Belgium, France, the UK, Sweden, The Faroe Islands, Israel, Italy, Canada, and the Russian Federation. That’s because they have great musical taste.

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It’s a Jerry Garcia Kind of Day Here in The Mermaid Lounge With Two Great Bits of Programming, Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Good Morning, fellow Deadheads! This week in 1995 we lost Jerry Garcia, the heart and soul of The Grateful Dead (no matter what anyone tells you, the Dead ain’t the Dead without Jerry). Today we have just two piece of programming, both dedicated to Jerry Garcia.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Very Best of The Grateful Dead NEW!

We take a bit of a different approach today. Every Saturday night now since the beginning of this station, we have aired a show called Live Dead. (If you haven’t yet tuned into this, it’s every Saturday night at 10:00 p.m. EST.) Today, we are presenting a Spotlight of studio songs that are the very best of the Dead, just under three hours of uninterrupted music.

7:00 p.m. The Jerry Garcia Band Live at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA, December 2, 1977

I have a particular fondness for this show since I was in attendance. We’ve aired this before, but it was quite a while ago. I thought it would be appropriate to break it out again in honor of Jerry.

In between all this great music is our wide Open Stream, with music chosen by The Music Mermaid who, by the way, has impeccable taste. Tune us in and you’ll see for yourself…all at absolutely no charge ever.

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We’ve Got Linda Ronstadt Singing With Her Friends, and Bob Marley’s Final Live Performance Ever, Friday, May 21, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists, one and all! We’ve got a lot of Open Stream today punctuated with two legends. It’s Friday, and we give you plenty of wildly rotating music before our heavier Saturday programming!

Linda Ronstadt has made lots of friends during her career. Today they drop by to sing with her.

Here’s today’s line-up:

12:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt & Friends: Duets and More

Everyone wanted to sing with Linda Ronstadt back in the day, and she once openly stated she’d rather be part of a girl’s band than a solo artist. That didn’t stop her from being the Queen of Rock throughout the seventies and beyond. Today, we give you a Ronstadt collection where she sings with those friends, John David Souther, Jackson Browne, Bette Midler, Frank Sinatra, Emmylou Harris, Wendy Waldman, Hoyt Axton, Maria Muldaur, Neil Young, Randy Newman, Dolly Parton, and more!

7:00 p.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers: Live at The Stanley Theatre, Philadelphia, September 23, 1980

Tonight, it’s The Legend live at The Stanley Theatre at what would be his final live performance ever before his untimely death.

We’ll say it again: We’re 24/7 and totally free. We don’t ask for credit cards or personal information, we don’t run advertising because we don’t accept it, and we aren’t making a dime on this. It’s what we call a labor of love. All we ask is that you tune us in.

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It’s a Light Programming Day With Roy Orbison’s “Mystery Girl” as Our Album of The Week, and Otis Redding In the Spotlight Later, Sunday, January 31, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We are defnitely running behind lately but being sick hasn’t helped. Hopefully, I’ll get myself back on track in the next couple of days.

Otis Redding didn’t live long enough to enjoy his time in the spotlight.

Here’s today’s line-up:

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Mystery Girl by Roy Orbison NEW!

Mystery Girl was Roy Orbison’s twenty-second album, completed in November 1988, a month before his death at the age of 52. It was released posthumously in January of 1989. Orbison had help from a cadre of admirers, including Tom Petty and his bandmate Mike Campbell, Jeff Lynne, Elvis Costello, George Harrison, T Bone Burnett, and Jim Keltner. Today we are giving you the deluxe 25th anniversary edition.

6:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Otis Redding

Otis Redding had his break out performance at the Monterey Pop Festival during the Summer of Love. On December 10th, less than six months later, he perished in a plane crash at the age of 27. He didn’t live long enough to enjoy his time in the limelight, so today we are putting him in the spotlight.

We hope you’ll join our family of music lovers soon. We’re free 24/7. No chatty DJ’s. No advertising. No credit card required. Nothing to join, and no personal information requested. What the hell are you waiting for?

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It’s an Open Stream Friday All Day Until The Beatles and The Shadow Drop By, Friday, December 4, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists! We have a planned server upgrade today, so we will be Open Streaming right up until this evening when The Beatles and The Shadow drop by.

Here’s today’s line-up:

All Day Open Stream Friday with Three-in-a-Row’s!

We have an all-day Open Stream. Whatever the Streaming Mermaid picks up is what will play. We’re circulating 26,000+ songs all day. No two days ever sound the same here in The Mermaid Lounge.

7:00 p.m. The Beatles: The Endgame

The endgame battles of the Fab Four are legendary, but they continued to make outstanding music right up until the end, and they resolved their personal issues over time. What they contributed to rock music far outweighs their personal issues. This is the third and final portion of our Beatles Retrospective series.

10:00 p.m. The Shadow: Aboard The Steamship Amazon

Our final airing of this week’s episode of The Shadow. We got off to a late start with the opening of the show this week, but next week, The Shadow airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Watch the schedule!

This is a good day to tune us in and get the flavor for what our music and programming is all about. Tomorrow, we kick off some new playlists, and new artists in our general rotation as we prepare for The Winter of Our Discontent.

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The Allman Brothers Live, Open Stream with Three-in-a-Row, and Our New ‘By The Numbers’ Playlist, Monday, November 2, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Welcome to another Monday. About the only good thing you can say about it is that the music remains a constant here.

The Allman Brothers Band

Here’s today’s line-up:

12:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band Live at A & R Studios, New York, Recorded Live on August 26, 1971

The brothers converge in A & R Studios for a live radio broadcast.

Afternoon Open Stream with Three-in-a-Rows Throughout!

We’ve got an afternoon of Open Streaming, and some new Three-in-a-Row interludes built in.

6:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream: By The Numbers Playlist, Various Artists NEW!

It seems, somehow, that all of life is a numbers game these days. And judging by the number of songs with numbers in them, it has been going on for quite some time.

Hear Mudcrutch, Chicago, Asleep at the Wheel, Eddie Cochran, J.J. Cale, Jefferson Airplane, The Mamas & The Papas, The Beatles, The Temptations, The Byrds, James Taylor, Roseann Cash, The Doors, and more!

Speaking of numbers, there are no numbers associated with #BecomeUngovernable Radio. We are free. No advertising. No bullshit. No politicians. Nobody with a word salad problem. A great day to tune us in is just about any day.

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It’s a (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday Until It Morphs Into Wilbury Wednesday Later, September 16, 2020

We’re at mid-week, people. And this midweek is a Wilbury Wednesday. But that won’t be until a bit later in the day. That’s why we call this (Mostly) Open-Stream Wednesday.

Just five guys who liked each other and loved making music together.

Infinity: Open Stream Music: Various Artists

We are wide open right up until 6:00 p.m. tonight, circulating more than 26,000+ songs, with still plenty more to add as we roll through the year.

6:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Traveling Wilburys

In my book (and in that of many others), the finest supergroup ever. Five big-time guys who were friends and liked making music together without ego. Bob Dylan (Lucky Wilbury), George Harrison (Nelson Wilbury), Tom Petty (Charlie T. Wilbury Jr.), Roy Orbison (Lefty Wilbury), and Jeff Lynne (Otis Wilbury) are the Traveling Wilburys. (By the way, after Orbison’s death, their names changed for the next release. But you can get all the fun details about names if you click the above link!)

Veteran percussionist and drummer, Jim Keltner (Buster Sidebury) was in the seat from beginning to end. Dhani Harrison contributed overdubs on Maxine and Like A Ship, and is credited as Ayerton Wilbury.

Today is Wilbury Wednesday, and you get the entire catalogue.

Let’s get our shit together, people. We’re starting to see some more U.S. listeners tuning in. Let’s keep that trend rolling! Share this with people you know!

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Deb’s Stream Offers Up The Animals, Emmylou Harris Rarities Are On Tap, and John Fogerty Live From Red Rocks Later On, Monday, August 31, 2020

It’s another happy Monday here in paradise, but it doesn’t have to suck, people. Find refuge here in The Mermaid Lounge with #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

John Fogerty-1

Here’s today’s line-up:

10:00 a.m.   Emmylou Harris: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems

I don’t know if I’m alone in this phenomenon, but sometimes I hear Emmylou Harris and say, “Wow, I forgot that one because nobody ever plays it!” Well, we play them here, and we’re giving them to you today.

2:00 p.m.     Deb’s Stream: Absolutely the Animals!

The Animals have been around since the early sixties, and they are one badass British rhythm & blues band. The band was formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, but moved to London when they finally took hold in 1964. Eric Burdon is a favorite here in The Mermaid Lounge.

7:00 p.m.      John Fogerty’s 50-Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, June 20, 2019  NEW! 

In 2019, John Fogerty celebrated Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 50-year anniversary of their appearance at Woodstock (the original, of course) with an appearance at Red Rocks Amphitheater, one of the most beautiful of all concert venues on the planet. We love both John Fogerty and Creedence here in The Mermaid Lounge. Enjoy!

It’s Monday. Give yourself a break. Pull up a tab and click the link below. That’s really all it takes.

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