It’s Midweek Music Festival Time With Music From Woodstock and Monterey Pop on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

It’s hard to tell what inspires me to do what I do, but I can tell you that I’ve been listening to music since I was a little kid. Before the Beatles gave me my own music, I was listening to my sisters’ music — Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, and others. I remember watching my oldest sister dance on American Bandstand on our old black and white television. That was pretty cool back then.

On Monday, something prompted me to make this day music festival day in honor of Woodstock 1969 and its predecessor, The Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967. But there was another festival that nobody seems to have recorded or documented. It was held at Watkins Glen in New York in 1973 and featured three giants: The Band, The Allman Brothers Band, and The Grateful Dead. It was called The Summer Jam. In fact. the audience at Summer Jam was bigger than Woodstock, with 600,000 people in attendance. The closest we’ve come to finding a decent recording is a soundboard of The Grateful Dead’s performance, which we will feature on this coming Saturday night’s LIVE DEAD feature. At the end of the performance, both The Band and The Allman Brothers Band come up on stage with them.

Woodstock 1969 made music history, and the bands who played there are part of our station’s DNA.

Here’s today’s musical line-up:

11:00 a.m. Music From Woodstock: Three Days of Peace, Love and Music, August 15-18, 1969

Today we have four hours of music celebrating the legendary Woodstock festival. In spite of the fact that “Woodstock” has been recreated a few times, there was only one real Woodstock and it happened in 1969. You’ll hear Crosby, Stills & Nash (their first live performance ever), Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Canned Heat, Arlo Guthrie, The Band, Joan Baez, Tim Hardin, John Sebastian, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Country Joe & The Fish, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Who and more!

7:00 p.m. Music From The Monterey International Pop Festival, June 16-18, 1967

Truth be told, this is the festival that sparked it all and made Woodstock possible. Large, outdoor festivals had never happened before Monterey. What few people also realize is this is where a guy named Otis Redding was introduced to the music world. You’ll hear The Big O, along with The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Bob Dylan, Scott McKenzie, The Animals (who made a great song called Monterey about this event), Simon & Garfunkel, The Association, The Electric Flag, Booker T & The MGs, and more. Many of these performers would also be at Woodstock 1969.

As we always say, this is a great day to tune us in. But then again, every day is a great day to tune us in because we don’t play music like other radio stations. We are different not only in content, but also in style. See for yourselves.

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Welcome to Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge With Our Final Airing of “Harvest,” Our Extended Country-Country Rock Playlist, and LIVE DEAD Later, on September 11, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers. Here in the Lounge, we love all kinds of music, such as REAL country (not bad pop bands with fiddles). Today we give them airtime, and we also celebrate the birth of country-rock with those who helped create the genre.

Here’s Saturday’s programming:

9:30 a.m. Album of The Week: Harvest by Neil Young FINAL AIRING!

Today is the final airing of Neil Young’s brilliant Harvest album. Tomorrow when you wake up, we’ll be featuring a brand new album. You won’t want to miss that one either!

12:00 p.m. Are You Ready for The Country: Various Artists

We’re back with our monthly homage to real country music (not bad pop bands with fiddles) and we celebrate the birth of country-rock which actually came out of Laurel Canyon in the seventies. You’ll hear Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Linda Ronstadt, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Asleep at The Wheel, The Eagles, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Gram Parsons, The Band, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Pure Prairie League, Mudcrutch, and many more!

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Broome County Arena, Binghamton, New York, November 6, 1977 NEW!

Another great performance by the world’s premier jam band. No. We don’t mean Dead & Company. We’re talking about the real thing. The Grateful Dead. Because anyone who’s a real deadhead knows it ain’t The Grateful Dead without Jerry Garcia, no matter how hard they try to convince you otherwise.

Tune us in, folks. We can’t say it frequently enough: WE DON’T COST A THING. EVER. We run 24/7 uninterrupted, unless the sun explodes or something. We don’t ask for your credit card or personal information. And we sure in hell don’t run endless commercials between song sets.

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It’s Trifecta Thursday Here in The Mermaid Lounge, and Neil Young is Up Later, September 9, 2021

We’ve got ourselves a Wide Open Stream/Trifecta Thursday combination here to day in the Lounge, and later on we have our Album of The Week.

Today’s Trifectas start a high noon!

Here’s today’s line-up:

All Morning Open Stream with The Music Mermaid

As with most of our programming, we have wide open stream all morning courtesy of The Music Mermaid who, as you well know, has impeccable taste in music.

12:00 p.m. Trifecta Thursday Begins (Schedule Below) NEW!

12:00 p.m. Bonnie Raitt

1:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

2:00 p.m. The Grateful Dead

3:00 p.m. The Supremes

4:00 p.m. Donovan

5:00 p.m. Paul McCartney & Wings

6:00 p.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Harvest by Neil Young

Back again with Neil Young’s 1972 masterpiece which spawned the hits Old Man and Heart of Gold (which went to number one). It also boasts some great complimentary singers in Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Graham Nash, David Crosby and Stephen Stills.

What more could you ask for? All of our Trifectas are brand new today, and we have more expansion planned down the road. Join your friends from the UK, Denmark, Italy, Israel, Japan, The Russian Federation, The Faroe Islands, Canada, France, and the great Pacific Northwest of the U.S. this morning and tune us in. All you need is a computer tab and a finger to click the link below.

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Saturday Delivers A Great New Playlist, NOT The Album of The Week, The Actual Album of The Week, and LIVE DEAD, September 4, 2021

Here we are with our usual frenetic Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge, and we wish you a great Good Morning. We’ve got some really cool stuff on tap, including a brand new playlist called Repeat After Me.

Today we’ve got a great new playlist of remakes and reboots along with the originals!

Here’s your Saturday line-up!

11:00 a.m. Repeat After Me: Various Artists NEW!

I was driving home from work when this idea came into my head and I wondered what the hell took me so long. I also have to tell you that I somehow feel this is simply the first volume. I thought of even more this morning. Here we have some great songs that have also been the beneficiaries of great remakes. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and that is certainly the case in the music world. The best want to remake and pay tribute to the best songwriters and performers who have inspired their own music.

The playlist for this volume will be in the blog under the “Playlist” tab. Just click on it and scroll to the bottom.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Countdown to Ecstasy by Steely Dan FINAL AIRING!

This is the final airing of this great album. Get on it while you can. Tomorrow, we’ve got a brand new album to feature, and it’s one that just got its 50th Anniversary edition to boot!

7:00 p.m. NOT The Album of The Week: Surf N’ Burn by The Blue Stingrays

Last summer we added surf music to our repertoire, but we’ve not given it much of an audience this summer, regrettably I might add. As we work on the Labor Day Weekend, we’re going to play Surf N’ Burn by The Blue Stingrays. There’s a story behind this one. This band made one album, although the liner notes called them the premier surf music band of the sixties (when surf music first burst onto the music scene). The band is actually Mike Campbell and Ron Blair (of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), and Randall Marsh (drummer for Mudcrutch, another Tom Petty band). The did this anonymously because they didn’t want to detract from The Heartbreakers meteoric rise of 1997, the year the album was released. They didn’t particularly care if it even sold a copy (which it did; I have one). They did it because they love the sound of surf music.

The album was just picked up and re-released a few weeks ago. If you are a lover of guitars (and of Mike Campbell, simply one of the best guitarists on the planet), then there’s something about surf guitar music that can’t be explained. Tune it in and see for yourself.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, California, July 1, 1973

This is one of the few repeat performances we’ve played since starting LIVE DEAD three years ago, but it also hasn’t been aired since 2019. It’ll be like new, just like every live performance The Dead has done. We have several brand new never-before-played concerts in the bucket. We just need to get them ready.

Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge is pretty busy, and this one is no different. Give us a shot. We’ve got listeners from all over this morning, including Italy, Israel, Denmark, Sweden, the UK, France, Germany, The Russian Federation, Romania, Spain and even The Republic of Korea. We’re sitting here waiting on the U.S. (although we do have someone from North Carolina and someone from Texas this morning). Tune us in. Get with the damned program.

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The Operative Phrase is “New Content” Today With Nina Simone In the Spotlight, and Our Brand New ‘Paint It Black’ Playlist, Thursday, September 2, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! Well, it’s downright cold here today and I’m loving the break from tropical Massachusetts. To top it off, we’ve got brand new stuff for you today.

Today we put Nina Simone, singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and activist, In the Spotlight

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Nina Simone NEW!

This has been a very long time coming, and we are so glad it’s finally come to fruition. Nina Simone had a very long and illustrious career. She was a singer, songwriter, musician, arranger and a social activist during her lifetime. Her musical styles covered and blended jazz, classical, gospel, R & B, pop, folk, and blues. Enjoy.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Countdown to Ecstasy by Steely Dan

We’re winding down on this great album. We’ve got one more airing on Saturday before we choose a new album for Sunday’s airing.

7:00 p.m. Paint It Black: Various Artists NEW!

This is our brand new playlist and it features the word “black” in the Title, the lyrics, or both. You’ll hear The Kinks, Tim Hardin, Rosanne Cash, Johnny Cash, Dr. John, Fairport Convention, The Grateful Dead, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones (of course), The Flying Burrito Brothers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Laura Nyro, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Tom Rush, Steely Dan, Three Dog Night, The Hollies, Warren Zevon, The Band, and many more!

By the way, this new set list is up on the blog under the Playlist tab. Simply go there and scroll to the bottom!

It’s a new season outside and inside The Mermaid Lounge. We’ll be adding some new features, new music, new playlists, and Trifectas. We hope to utilize the blog more than we are right now, and we can be followed on Facebook at @BecomeUngovernable Radio and Della Piana’s Ungovernable Music Emporium and Museum, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/UngovernRadio2.

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We’re Kicking Out the Jams With Trifectas, Our Album of The Week, and LIVE DEAD, on Saturday, August 28, 2021

Good Morning, Weekend Warriors! We’re continuing in the Trifecta mode to start off the weekend, but this time with all new artists. We’ve also got the final airing of our fine Album of The Week, and LIVE DEAD later tonight.

The Trifecta is back with all new artists! See the schedule below.

Here’s Saturday’s musical schedule:

All Day Trifectas: Three-in-a-Row From Various Artists NEW!

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan

12:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris

1:00 p.m. Eric Clapton

2:00 p.m. Janis Joplin

3:00 p.m. Lucinda Williams

4:00 p.m. Steve Winwood

5:00 p.m. The Kinks

6:00 p.m. Wilson Pickett

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Goin’ Home, A Tribute to Fats Domino: Various Artists FINAL AIRING!

Sadly, this great album made in tribute to the legendary music pioneer, Fats Domino, is in it’s final airing. Tomorrow when you wake up, there will be a brand new featured album.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Boston Garden, Boston, MA, April 2, 1973 NEW!

I’ve seen many a concert in this legendary venue, which has now sadly been transformed into a mega-arena. It was supposedly done to improve the sound quality, but I think that’s utter bullshit. I digress. This show was just over three hours of sheer bliss. If you’re a Deadhead, come join the fun tonight.

Great day to tune us in. I do, of course, say that every day because I have to say something. We have many listeners from around the world. Music, as they say, is a universal language. We’re waiting for the U.S. to catch up…and catch on.

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Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge Brings Our Album of The Week, The Sixties Rotation Two, and LIVE DEAD Later, August 21, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s another Saturday here in the lounge and we’ve got volume two of our Sixties longplayer on tap, along with the final airing of this week’s Album of The Week.

Today we bring you the second volume of our Sixties Rotation!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume Two: Various Artists

Earlier in the month we had the Original Sixties Rotation; today it’s time for volume two. This playlist includes The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Janis Joplin, Buffalo Springfield, The Four Tops, Roy Orbison, The Yardbirds, James Brown, Chuck Berry, The Box Tops, Vanilla Fudge, The Zombies, Sly & The Family Stone, Marvin Gaye, The Doors, Cream, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Why Wait! by Kate Taylor FINAL AIRING!

We warned that this day was coming! Tonight is the final airing of Kate Taylor’s first album in fifty years, and a great one it is. Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new album for you when you roll out of bed.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Mosque, Richmond, Virginia, May 25, 1977 NEW!

Another new live performance this week from Jerry Garcia and the gang, the world’s ultimate jam band. This one comes from The Mosque in Virginia.

The weekend is here. For most of us, it’s rest time (unless you’re in retail like me). So, tune us in. We are absolutely, positively 100% free with no strings attached. No advertising to mess up the flow, and no mouthy disc jockeys.

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Saturday Delivers Great Music With ‘A Little Bit O’ Soul,’ the Final Airing of Our Album of The Week, and LIVE DEAD, August 14, 2021

It’s our usual Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge as we kick the day off with our R & B/Soul longplayer, the final airing of our album of the week, and the usual LIVE DEAD.

Nina Simone is just one of the artists you’ll hear in ‘A Little Bit O’ Soul’

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. A Little Bit O’ Soul: Various Artists

Today we give you more than five hours of uninterrupted soul and R & B sounds with The Temptations, Nina Simone, Ray Charles, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Four Tops, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, The Drifters, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Chuck Berry, James Brown, The Shirelles, Curtis Mayfield, Etta James, Al Green, Bill Withers, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Sam & Dave, Marvin Gaye, Carla Thomas and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sing It! by Marcia Ball, Irma Thomas, and Tracy Nelson FINAL AIRING!

This will be the final airing of this great blues and R & B album, so get on it while you can! Tomorrow when you wake up, there will be a brand new selection.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Century City Convention Hall, Wichita, Kansas, November 17, 1972 NEW!

Another soundboard recording from the ultimate road warriors here, and another brand new selection.

It’s our usual busy Saturday, but it remains that the bulk of our programming on any given day remains wide Open Stream. We’re free. We’re uninterrupted by commercials. And we do not ask for your personal informtion. All you need is a tab to access the best music on the planet from the link below.

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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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It’s Another Saturday Here and We’ve Got Linda, Emmylou and Dolly, The Final Airing of Our Album of The Week, LIVE DEAD, and The Return of The Trifectas, August 7, 2021

Hi Gang! It’s Saturday, but that’s just another day in retail hell for me. But you? We’ve got some great stuff today, and we’re switching up the format just a hair. Don’t get all alarmed. It’s not a new pattern.

Three women who have been friends for a very long time grace our airwaves today

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris & Dolly Parton: The Complete Trio Sessions

It has been a while since we aired this, but it’s sooooo good. This collection includes outtakes that were never released, alternate versions of those that were and, of course, the actual final songs that appeared on Trio I and Trio II. We hear the term “supergroup” an awful lot, but like a lot of things in music, it is never a term applied to women.

We are applying it here in The Mermaid Lounge and have always called this brilliant musical alliance of friends a supergroup. That is what they were.

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Downhill From Everywhere by Jackson Browne FINAL AIRING!

This is it! This is the final airing of Browne’s brand new album, so don’t miss it. Tomorrow when you roll out of bed, we’ll have a brand new album for you.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Honolulu Civic Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 23, 1970

This is our first repeat in two years. And it’s a great one. It’ll be like brand new. But, of course, every show from these road warriors is like brand new. Am I right?

Hourly Return of the Trifectas: Various Artists

We’re tossing in some great trifectas today in between Jackson Browne and The Dead:

6:00 p.m. Little Feat

7:00 p.m. Janis Joplin

8:00 p.m. Steely Dan

9:00 p.m. Talking Heads

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