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!
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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!
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got a great line-up for Saturday, including Bob Marley’s final performance ever and our new Live Dead concert!
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 23, 1980
This would be the lion’s final concert ever as he continued to perform with malignant melanoma. Bob Marley would leave this earth on May 11, 1981. Listen to the man, people. Get up, stand up.
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Miles of Aisles by Joni MitchellFINAL AIRING!
We bid a fond farewell to Joni Mitchell’s first live album ever, Miles of Aisles. Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new selection!
7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Antoine “Fats” Domino
I’m not sure people truly understand how instrumental Fats Domino was to the birth of rock n’ roll, but we here do. He sold 65 millon records between 1955 and 1960 — in just five years. He also had eleven top 10 hits during that time also.
10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Greek Theater, University of California at Berkeley, May 23, 1982 NEW!
Jerry Garcia leads the greatest jam band on the planet back for another live session, this time from The Greek Theater at UCal Berkeley.
In between all of this great programming, we are rotating 23,000+ songs. The chances of you hearing a duplicate song are slim and none. Give us a try today. We’re free. We’re outside the system, and we’re not in this for the money. We’re not making a dime.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Music is my great release in a time of stress, and I’m grateful to have #BecomeUngovernable Radio. You should give it a shot and tune us in. We’re rockin’ out with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Crank it up.
Here’s today’s programming!
2:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: The Live Anthology, Parts 1 & 2
This music was made for crankin’ people. No doubt about it. The Heartbreakers were in their element playing live in front of an audience.
6:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Court & Spark by Joni Mitchell NEW!
Canada has given us some brilliant musicians, Joni Mitchell being one of them. Court & Spark was Mitchell’s sixth studio album and it was released on New Year’s Day, 1974. It was a hit right out of the gate, both commercially and critically, and it remains as the pinnacle of Joni Mitchell’s long and fruitful career.
All around and in between, we’re streaming more than 20,000 of the best songs you’ll ever hear. Tune us in, people.
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.