Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks, The Dead Live in OK City, and Farewell to “Surrealistic Pillow” on Saturday, June 20, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a fine music day today, not too little programming and not too much to hinder the flow of 23,000+ songs on a continual 24/7 cycle.

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Here’s today’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane

The Airplane approaches its final landing for this cycle. On Sunday, there’ll be a brand new Album of the Week, so enjoy Surrealistic Pillow while you can!

6:00 p.m.     Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado (1983)

I have seen Joni Mitchell in concert more than once, most notably during her Court & Spark Tour when she traveled with Tom Scott & The L.A. Express. I have never considered her a ‘warm’ person; she sometimes had attitude with her adoring crowd. I feel the same way about Van Morrison, having seen him more than once also. But brilliant? Absolutely no question. Some days they took themselves too seriously, but their  music? That should be taken very seriously.

10:00 p.m.   Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at Zoo Amphitheater, Oklahoma City, OK, September 25, 1985   NEW!

The world’s most famous jam band. The ultimate road band. They’re back for another spin with Live Dead. This week, coming to you from Oklahoma Put on your tie dye and light up a fatty. It’s a fucking Grateful Dead concert.

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Happy Birthday to Paul McCartney, Linda Ronstadt “Live” at Budokan, and “Surrealistic Pillow” gets more air time on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today, we’re going to celebrate Paul McCartney’s 78th birthday with a special playlist. Later, we have another legend — Linda Ronstadt — live at Budokan.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Paul McCartney   NEW!

This playlist could have gone on, literally, for hours. But I did show some restraint, so give me some credit here! People bitch and moan that McCartney is the most ‘commercial’ of the Beatles. That may be so. But it’s that commercial side of the coin that allows performers to make the music they love. And I certainly have loved being around for Mr. McCartney’s career.

6:00 p.m.    Linda Ronstadt Live at Budokan Hall, Japan, March 3, 1979

Ronstadt dominated the 70s, building a following that was unheard of  for a woman in the male-dominated rock world. Although she didn’t always enjoy playing massive venues, she sold them out routinely. I remember traveling to Los Angeles to see Linda Ronstadt at the Los Angeles Forum on Christmas eve during the Living in the USA tour. One of the best decisions I ever made.

9:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane

The Airplane come back in for a landing this evening with Surrealistic Pillow on board.

By the way, the set lists for McCartney and Ronstadt are both up under the Playlist tab. Scroll toward the bottom.

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Tuesday Bluesday With SRV, Van Morrison in The Spotlight, and a “Surrealistic Pillow” Flashback, Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Stevie Ray Vaughan makes his Tuesday Bluesday debut, the Airplane make a landing, and Van Morrison is in The Spotlight later.

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Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Tuesday Bluesday: Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at The Austin Opera House, April 15, 1984   NEW!

People toss the term Guitar God around like everyone should wear it, but it is reserved for a select crew. Stevie Ray Vaughan is one of them. Beyond his obvious talent, he was a fascinating character whose full story, I confess, I did not know until after he passed. I was too busy listening to his music.

2:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane

Jefferson Airplane comes in for a layover and brings this masterpiece with them.

6:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Van “The Man” Morrison

There are few who compare with this guy’s body of work. What could be better than SRV and Van “The Man” on the same day?

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