It’s Another Monday in Paradise With the Rascals, Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” Project, and Some Pretty Sweet Soul, March 8, 2021

Good Morning, Radio Sweethearts! It’s another Monday but, hey, the sun is out and that’s a plus. We’ve got some great music programming for today sprinkled in with that wild and crazy Open Stream.

We happily revisit Tom Petty’s massive “Wildflowers” project today.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The (Young) Rascals

Are they The Rascals? Yes. Are they The Young Rascals? Yes. We’re quibbling here. The Rascals were one of the finest bands on the planet back in the day. Today, we put them In the Spotlight. For your listening pleasure, of course.

3:00 p.m. Tom Petty’s Wildflowers Project: All The Rest

It has been a while since the release of the Wildflowers Project, and we’re going to start revisiting it intermittently today. We begin with All The Rest, or the songs that didn’t make the album. Of course, some of these songs appeared somewhere later down the road. However, some were not heard until this project was released, like Leave Virginia Alone and Confusion Wheel. We have those here today.

7:00 p.m. Sweet Soul Music 1965: Various Artists

Some early soul here with the likes of Solomon Burke, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Fontella Bass, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Joe Tex, Lee Dorsey, Roy Head, Don Covay, Booker T & The MGs (the original Stax Records house band), Kim Weston, and more!

Please, spare me from having to tell you we’re totally free and operate outside the system yet again. I’m getting tired of saying this. I simply think Americans don’t bother to stop and smell the roses unless, of course, they are paying for it through the nose. The beauty of capitalism is that people buy into it.

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Today We Celebrate Sam Cooke’s Birthday, We Air Our ‘Between Heaven & Hell’ Playlist, and The Final Airing of “The Shadow,” Friday, January 22, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve got a great line-up today here from The Mermaid Lounge. Some people are forgotten at times. We won’t allow that to happen to Sam Cooke.

Sam Cooke, the man whose voice was made to sing soul.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. One Night Stand: Sam Cooke Live at The Harlem Square Club, Miami, Florida, January 12, 1963

This performance was recorded back in 1963, but not released until 1985. RCA kept it locked in their vaults, thinking it was too gritty and would tarnish his pop image. In fact, it is now recognized as one of the best live performances in popular music history. Today we celebrate what would be Sam Cooke’s 90th birthday.

3:00 p.m. The Shadow: 08 Murder By The Dead FINAL AIRING!

That pesky beyond-the-grave killer returns. It’s a mystery, of course, until The Shadow figures it out.

7:00 p.m. Between Heaven & Hell: Various Artists

Haven’t heard this one in a while. This is a good day for it. Tuning us in will bring you Donovan, Led Zeppelin, The Foo Fighters, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, The Grass Roots, Pink Floyd, ZZ Top, Elvis Presley, Van Morrison, and then some!

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Our Antidote To Christmas Music: Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Band and MOONDOG MATINEE, and Later It’s That Sweet Soul Sound, Thursday, December 24, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists! Here we are on holiday, and we’ve got the perfect antidote to that bad Christmas music that I know is playing in ACE Hardware today. Luckily, I’m here in The Mermaid Lounge.

Dylan and Petty. Does it get any better? Not from where I’m sitting.

Here’s your Christmas Eve day programming!

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live in Sacramento, June 12, 1986

One day, Bob Dylan asked Tom Petty to go on tour with him. There’s a reason why all these guys wanted The Heartbreakers around. You’re about to find out just exactly why. In return, all of the members of The Heartbreakers credit Dylan with teaching them the importance of adjusting plans, songs, and being more spontaneous on stage. It was a marriage made in music heaven.

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Moondog Matinee by The Band

I could go on and on about The Band, undoubtedly one of the great treasures in American popular music. They may have started as Dylan’s back-up band, but they carved their own very real place in music history.

7:00 p.m. That Sweet Soul Sound: Various Artists EXPANDED AND UPDATED!

This is a great playlist to close out today’s programming. We’ve added some new music, so we’ve added some new songs to the playlist. We hope you’ll enjoy hearing Otis Redding, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Mary Wells, James Brown, Rare Earth, The Box Tops, The Marvelettes, Jackie Wilson, The Temptations, Ann Peebles, Bill Withers and many more!

It’s Christmas. Time to pack it in. Be done with the pursuit of capitalism, and tune in to a radio station with no ulterior money-making motives. We don’t ask you to subscribe. We don’t ask for your credit card. We don’t ask for personal information because we don’t intend to sell you anything. We’re here for the music, believe it or not. If you choose not to believe, then all I can say is that you have no idea what you are missing.

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The Ladies Kick Off The Festivities, Our Album of The Week is Back, and The Soul Men Kick Ass This Evening, Thursday, November 5, 2020

Yes sir! And if that isn’t enough for you, we’ve got some great three-in-a-row’s lined up today. You really need to be here. It’s better than the shit on television, especially with this real-time shitshow going on.

The Ladies are in command this morning.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The All-Girl Revue, Volume 4: Various Artists

It’s always a good day when the ladies are starting us out. Today we have volume 4 in our series, with Carly Simon, Lucinda Williams, Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow, Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, Carole King, Joan Baez, Phoebe Snow, and many more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sweet Baby James by James Taylor

We’re winding down here. After today, there’s only one more chance to hear this great album before we choose our new Album of The Week.

7:00 p.m. The Soul Men, Volume 1: Various Artists

Another open-stream-type playlist that has become popular here in The Mermaid Lounge. This one features Bill Withers, Al Green, Wicked Wilson Pickett, Freddie King, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Otis Redding, Slim Harpo, The Four Tops, Fats Domino and more.

Call me biased, but this seems like a hell of a day to tune us in. Odds are you’ll find something you’ll like. Unless, of course, you’d rather pay for what you used to get for free. You know, before money became king. If that’s the case, I can’t help you.

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Petty Month Continues, We Have Our Album of The Week, and The Temptations in The Spotlight, Thursday, October 8, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists. We’ve got a great programming line-up today in between all that open stream we run 24/7, including a smattering of Motown.

It’s The Temptations, baby.

Here’s today’s tempting line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Take The Highway Live!

If you had the opportunity to see The Heartbreakers live, then you know how good they actually were. Their chemistry as a band was off the fucking charts. This live interlude was recorded live over two shows: November 23, 1991 at the Lawlor Events Center and the University of Nevada, and November 24 at the Oakland Coliseum Arena.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Waiting for Columbus by Little Feat

Time is running down on our Album of the Week. We have one more airing after today before a new album is chosen. So, be sure to tune this in. It’s one of the finest performances by any band at any time in music history.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Temptations NEW!

We’re building new playlists here all the time. This is one of them. Today we give The Temptations, a classic Motown band, their due here in The Mermaid Lounge.

We’re here 24/7, and we don’t know what it takes to get the people from the U.S. to join in, just like the rest of the revolution going on in the world. Everywhere except here. Perhaps you need to wake up on several levels.

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live, the DJ’s Favorite R & B Stream, and Our Album of The Week, Thursday, September 17, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have some great stuff on tap today here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’re wishing Heartbreakers’ bassist Ron Blair a belated birthday!

Here’s your Thursday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, October 16, 2002

We’re a day late, but today we are celebrating Heartbreakers bassist Ron Blair’s 72nd birthday (yesterday). He was an original founding member of the group who left, then came back after the death of Howie Epsein.

Their concert in 2002 after the release of The Last DJ, and turned out to be one of their strongest concerts ever.

The set list for this show appears under the Playlist tab on the blog.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Lost Tapes by Valerie Carter

Another airing of this great collection of never-before-released songs by the little girl with the big voice. Valerie Carter is a joy to behold.

7:00 p.m. DJ’s Choice: My Favorite R & B Stream

We’ve got a great couple of hours of music here, including cuts from The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Martha & The Vandellas, Jackie Wilson, Bill Withers and many more!

This is about 7 hours of programming in a 24-hour day. The rest and in between is all wide-open streaming of the best music of your lives. No lie. We’re free. No commercials. And no useless chatter.

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Women’s Week Rolls On With Irma Thomas in The Spotlight & Joni Mitchell Live in Milan, Italy, Friday, July 24, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Friday once again. Women’s Week is coming down to the wire, but we’ve still got some great programming planned right through Sunday, so don’t go away.

Here’s your Friday line-up:

11:00 a.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas is a contemporary of Aretha Franklin, but she never quite reached that level of commercial success. Known as The Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma has been pleasing her audiences for many decades.

3:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: The Skull That Walked   FINAL AIRING!

The final airing of The Skull That Walked, so get your spooky on. We’ve got a new one coming on Monday as we roll toward the end of our first season of Old Time Radio.

7:00 p.m.     Joni Mitchell Live at the Teatro Tenda, Lampugnano, Milan, Italy, May 9, 1983   NEW!

Someone once asked me why Joni Mitchell is so important. My response? “Are you fucking kidding me?” Roberta Joan Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter, has built a musical legend by weaving pop, rock, folk and jazz into her own amazing style. A prolific songwriter, Mitchell has written about love, abandonment, disillusionment, the environment, war and the human condition. Today we have her live from Milan, Italy.

Why not make today the day you join us in The Mermaid Lounge. I mean, seriously. What have you got to lose? We don’t cost a damned thing. Or require your information. So, there.

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The J. Geils Band in The Spotlight, a New R & B Playlist, and the Latest ‘Inner Sanctum’ on Monday, July 13, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re back on Monday…not our favorite day of the week. But hey, the music more than makes up for it today!

J. Geils Band

Here’s your programming for today:

11:00 a.m.   DJ’s Choice: My Favorite 60’s R & B Stream    NEW!

My newest R & B stream should get your ass in gear! Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Supremes, The Miracles, and many more!

The set list is already up under the Playlist tab. Just scroll to the bottom!

4:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: The Melody of Death   NEW!

Gypsys and violins. Both scary items when combined. Trust me on this one, and check out the new Inner Sanctum.

7:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of The J. Geils Band

Hey, Aerosmith isn’t the only game in town here in Boston. We have a bona fide blues band in our history. And we feature them tonight.

Tune us in. We don’t have a clue what America is waiting for. Everyone else gets it.

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That Sweet Soul Sound, Warren Zevon ‘Live’ at the Capitol, and Neil Young Returns With ‘Homegrown’ on Thursday, July 8, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re back with some programming today, including some great sixties soul (absolutely unbeatable) and one of the best, Warren Zevon.

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Here’s your line-up for Thursday:

11:00 a.m.   That Sweet Soul Sound: Various Artists

Great sixties soul with Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Mary Wells, Bill Withers, The Shirelles, Roberta Flack, Fats Domino, Curtis Mayfield, and many others.

3:00 p.m.     Album of The Week: Homegrown by Neil Young

An encore performance of Neil Young’s 40th studio album, Homegrown, is finally out.

7:00 p.m.   Warren Zevon Live at The Capitol Theater, April 18, 1980   NEW!

One of the greatest singer-songwriters of his generation for certain. He left us far too soon, but not before he made an indelible mark on the music world.

This would be a great day to tune us in and give us a shot. Programming takes up only about six hours of our 24/7 programming. The rest is dedicated to open stream.

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Part 3 of Our Beatles Special, the Music of Irma Thomas, and the Final Airing of “Island of Death,” on Friday, June 5, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! The music never stops here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got some great stuff for you today.

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Here’s your Friday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   The Beatles: The Endgame    NEW!

By the this time, the Beatles were barely getting along and, in some cases, were openly warring with each other. In spite of all that, the music remained amazing: The White Album, Abbey Road, Yellow Submarine, and Let It Be are covered here. Other bands from this generation are still recording, but none have had the musical and cultural impact of The Fab Four. We love them here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

All of the playlists for this series have been added to the Playlist section of the blog. Just scroll to the bottom.

5:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas was a contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James, but — for some unknown reason — never reached their commercial success. Yet Irma Thomas remains an important cog in the R & B wheel, and is recognized as The Soul Queen of New Orleans.

9:00 p.m.    The Inner Sanctum: Island of Death

This is the final airing of this weeks’ episode of The Inner Sanctum. On Monday, there will be a new episode released.

Just click the link below and a new tab will open. A world of musical amazement will open before you. No personal information or credit card required. No commercials. No politicians and no bullshit.

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