Roy Orbison in B & W, A Tribute to Hank, The LIVE DEAD Train Rolls On, and The Final Airing of “All Things Must Pass,” Saturday, August 8, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a new day here in The Mermaid Lounge. To say that today’s offering to the music gods is eclectic would be an understatement.

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Here’s today’s line-up from the lounge:

11:00 a.m.   Roy Orbison & Friends: The Original Black & White Concert

This concert was originally broadcast on January 3, 1988, and was shot entirely in black and white. Hence, the name. By any standards this was a great night, with Orbison joined on stage by Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, and many others. A splendid time was had by all.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: All Things Must Pass by George Harrison  FINAL AIRING!

We bid farewell to All Things Must Pass, George Harrison’s unbelievable first solo post-Beatles effort. Tomorrow, it’ll be something new!

7:00 p.m.     Timeless: A Tribute to Hank Williams, Various Artists

I love these collections, where musicians have the opportunity to pay their respects to those who influenced them. With Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Keith Richards, and more!

10:00 p.m.    Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at William & Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia, September 24, 1976   NEW!

The consummate road band. We have not had one repeat performance since this program started. There is no end to material here. Best of all, no two shows are ever the same. 

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The Blues Train Rolls Through, Lucinda “Live,” Hooker & Heat Together, and Roy Orbison’s Friends Drop By, Thursday, February 20, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It turns out to be a somewhat bluesy day here today at #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     The Blues Train: Big Joe Turner, Roomful of Blues, and Dr. John

It’s like the trifecta of blues; can’t go wrong here.

2:00 p.m.       Lucinda Williams Live at Austin City Limits (1998)

5:00 p.m.       Hooker & Heat: John Lee Hooker & Canned Heat Together

9:00 p.m.       Roy Orbison & Friends: The Original Black & White Night (1988)

Roy Orbison invites a few friends over to sing some tunes. Wouldn’t you know that Jackson Browne, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, and Bruce Springsteen all showed up! Backing vocals eagerly supplied by Bonnie Raitt, k d lang, and Jennifer Warnes.

11:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Band On The Run, Paul McCartney & Wings

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It’s Wilbury Wednesday! Joni Mitchell at Carnegie Hall, The Moody Blues at Red Rocks, and Donovan In the Spotlight, Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Wilbury Wednesday once again here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio and we also celebrate the addition of the Moody Blues to the standard rotation!

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Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Joni Mitchell Live at Carnegie Hall (1972)

2:00 p.m.       Welcome to Wilbury Wednesday! The Traveling Wilburys in the Spotlight!

The consummate supergroup. George Harrison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Jeff Lynne with Jim Keltner on drums.

5:00 p.m.       The Moody Blues: A Night at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra

We just added The Moody Blues to the general rotation, and it’s time to celebrate!

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

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Roy Orbison Anniversary, Strike Watch, That Sweet Soul Sound, and the Final Airing of “Rubber Soul,” Saturday, December 7, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Yesterday was the anniversary of the great Roy Orbison’s passing on December 6, 1988. We almost missed it entirely, but we didn’t. We give him his due today. Not only was he a great solo performer, but he was a member of The Traveling Wilburys.

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Here’s your Saturday line-up!

11:00 a.m.     Roy Orbison & Friends: The Original Black & White Concert

Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther and others join legend Roy Orbison for an evening of spectacular music shot entirely in black & white. Background singers were k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt and Jennifer Warnes.

2:00 p.m.       Strike Watch With Adam Rice: Exposing Act Blue

5:00 p.m.      That Sweet Soul Sound

No rap. No hip-hop. Just pure soul music from Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Ann Peebles, Otis Redding, Ray Charles and others.

9:00 p.m.      Album of the Week: Rubber Soul, The Beatles

The final airing of Rubber Soul. Tomorrow we choose a new Album of the Week!

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The Beatles “Live,” the Underappreciated Johnny Rivers, Roy Orbison & Friends, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Monday, November 18, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! And so begins another week of slaving for the man. Hey, at least the music is good!

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     The Beatles: Live in Stockholm (1963)

These gems are rare, but we’ve got even more hidden in the vault.

2:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: The Music of Johnny Rivers

Johnny Rivers is one of those guys whose name doesn’t flow off everyone’s tongue when they talk about rock n’ roll. But Johnny Rivers was a hell of a rock n’ roller in his day, and we certainly love and appreciate him here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio. If you haven’t heard of him, or if this brings his name back to your consciousness, give this playlist a shot.

5:00 p.m.       Roy Orbison & Friends: The Original Black & White Concert

9:00 p.m.       Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at Montreaux (1982/1985)

Stevie Ray’s 1982 and 1985 live shows are featured here.

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Programming for Thursday, September 12, 2019

Good Morning, Ungoverables! Here’s your scheduled programming for Thursday, September 12, 2019!

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10:00 a.m.   #BecomeUngovernable Revolution House Party List!

1:00 p.m.     Paul Craig Roberts on the Enslavement of the American Working Class.

3:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of the Traveling Wilburys

Five friends got together to have a good time making music, and the legend was born.

  • Nelson/Spike Wilbury – George Harrison
  • Otis/ Clayton Wilbury – Jeff Lynne
  • Lefty Wilbury – Roy Orbison.
  • Charlie T. Jr./ Muddy – Tom Petty
  • Lucky/Boo Wilbury – Bob Dylan
  • Buster Sidebury – Jim Keltner (drummer)

6:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: The Horla

“The Horla” (French: Le Horla) is an 1887 short horror story written in the style of a journal by the French writer Guy de Maupassant, after an initial, much shorter version published in the newspaper Gil Blas, October 26, 1886. … The word horla itself is not French, and is a neologism.

8.00 p.m.     The Ungovernables Report

Sarah Freels and Adam Rice again touch on the touchy subjects of the day!

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Programming for Saturday, August 31, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your scheduled programming for Saturday, August 31. Tomorrow, we bring a new month with new additions to our rotation, so stay tuned!

 

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10:00 a.m.   Roy Orbison & Friends: The Original Black & White Concert

The late, great Roy Orbison lets it rip with some of his friends, like Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnette, Bonnie Raitt, and k.d. lang.

1:00 p.m.    John F. Kennedy’s Cuban Missile Crisis Speech (Uncut & Unabridged)

Delivered on October 22, 1962 to a very tense world.

3:00 p.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Steve Winwood

The legendary rocker’s impressive catalogue from Blind Faith, The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, and his solo career.

7:00 p.m.   The Ungovernables Report

Our last airing of the first episode. We will have a new one next week. Catch it while you can!

8:30 p.m.   Chris Hedges with Glen Ford

Hedges talks with Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report about America’s great diversity con.

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