Good Morning, Kids! It’s a wide Open Stream Day today and the venerable Music Mermaid is in charge while I am in retail hell…until just a bit later when we celebrate an important musical event in our books.
Here is your line-up:
All Day Open Stream: Circulating 27,000 Classic Hits All Day
The Music Mermaid is in full control today, circulating all of our music as she sees fit. Pay attention. She may even pick up a program or two along the way. It’s entirely up to her.
7:00 p.m. Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists
On this day in 1966, the sounds of Laurel Canyon were heard loud and clear as Monday, Monday went to number one for The Mamas & The Papas. In celebration, we are playing one of our favorite playlists featuring not only them, but also Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Doors, CSNY, Joni Mitchell, and more!
Tune us in today and you’ll see what we’re all about, aside from being not-for-profit, 24/7 uninterrupted by advertising, and not interested in your credit card number or personal information.
Good Morning, Music Lovers! Saturday is our big day on the programming scale but, in spite of that, our musical day remains mostly Open Stream.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists
It was all happening in the canyon back in the day. They were all groovin’ together, feeding off each other, and it produced some of the best damned sounds in the history of popular music. They inspired people like Jakob Dylan and Tom Petty. This playlist is about just over 2.5 hours and features The Mamas & The Papas, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, and more!
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Joan Baez by Joan Baez
The final airing of Joan Baez’s brillian debut album, recorded when she was just nineteen. Get in on it now. It will be gone tomorrow when you wake up!
7:00 p.m. Elvis Presley: The Sun Sessions
We’re celebrating Elvis Presley’s birthday a day late. That’s usually how it goes around here. We do our best, but my multiple personalities have their limits. Today, we’re playing his songs from The Sun Sessions, recorded at Sun Studios during 1954 and 1955. It’s produced by Sam Phillips, owner of Sun Records, who gave Elvis his start, and includes one of the greatest (and some people argue, the first) rock n’ roll songs ever, That’s All Right. Happy Birthday, Elvis.
10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Winterland, October 22, 1978 NEW!
We made it through last year for 52 weeks with no repeats. And we intend to attempt the same here. Let’s face it. It should not be difficult. The Dead played Winterland alone 48 times. This is just one of them. Enjoy, Deadheads.
Saturdays are always a fucking great day to tune us in. Why don’t you give it a shot? We are free. No credit card or private info required. No advertising accepted. No endless DJ chatter. You have no idea what you are missing.
Good Morning, Ungovernables!We’re back after 36 hours of live Open Stream, and we’re easing our way into fall while winding down our tribute to The Summer of Love.
Here’s your programming for Friday!
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Hollies NEW!
The Hollies were originally formed in 1962 in Manchester, England, by childhood friends Allan Clarke (lead vocals, harmonica) and Graham Nash (rhythm guitar and vocals). They have been through many personnel changes over the years. Graham Nash left the band in 1968 and relocated to Los Angeles where he formed Crosby, Stills, and Nash with David Crosby (formerly of The Byrds) and Stephen Stills (formerly of Buffalo Springfield). The Hollies, however remained an influential pop/rock band througout the sixties and into the seventies, making some excellent music.
7:00 p.m. The Best of The Summer of Love! Deliver by The Mamas & The Papas NEW!
Released in February of 1967 the title, Deliver, was an inside joke among the group since recording began soon after Cass Elliott told them that she was pregnant with her first child, Owen. There was still a stigma associated with unwed mothers at the time, so the band kept it secret. The album charted at No. 2 on Billboard and resulted in three singles, Look Through My Window, Creeque Alley, and Dedicated To The One I Love.
Interestingly enough, Creeque Alley, is kind of an autobiographical history of the band which talks about other members of the folk community at the time, such as John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful, Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, and Barry McGuire of The New Christy Minstrels (and who later released the sixties anthem, Eve of Destruction. as a solo act).
We’re back and rolling into fall with new music, new playlists and specials. We remain free, and continue to operate outside the system. Tune us in.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got something for everybody today from The Mermaid Lounge, highlighted by the Monterey International Pop Festival!
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Foo Fighters
The Foos started as Dave Grohl’s one-man project after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of Nirvana. The rest, as they say, is legend.
3:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Marvin Gaye NEW!
Singer. Songwriter. Producer. Marvin Gaye helped shape the Motown sound, earning himself a string of hits along with the title, The Prince of Motown. Today, we give him his due.
7:00 p.m. The Best of The Summer of Love! The Monterey International Pop Festival NEW!
Before Woodstock in 1969, there was the Monterey International Pop Festival held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in California from June 16-18, 1967. The Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who, Johnny Rivers, Simon & Garfunkel, The Grateful Dead, The Mamas & The Papas and many others all graced the stage. It also marked the introduction of Otis Redding to the world.
Yeah, baby. This is a great music day to figure out what we’re all about. Join us. We’re free. Always. We’re about as outside the system as you can get. We’re perfect for you.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We are closing out the month of May with a bang with a playlist from the fabled Laurel Canyon, the debut of The (Young) Rascals, and our new Album of the Week!
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
12:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Sounds of the (Young) Rascals NEW!
The Rascals (formerly called The Young Rascals) were formed in Garfield, New Jersey in 1965. One of the most underrated bands in history, The Rascals reached the Top 20 of The Billboard Hot 100 with nine singles between 1966 and 1968. This includes the #1 hits Good Lovin’ (1966), Groovin’ (1967), and People Got To Be Free (1968).Rolling Stone magazine called The Rascals the blackest white group of all.
The Rascals were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, and the Hit Parad Hall of Fame in 2010. The reunited for a series of concerts in 2012.
4:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Learning To Crawl, The Pretenders NEW!
Learning To Crawl is the third studio album by The Pretenders. It was released on January 11, 1984 after a hiatus that saw both James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon die of drug overdoses.
Chrissie Hynde is sometimes overlooked as a pioneer in the male-dominated alternative rock music world. All of the songs except for one were written by her, and she’s a pretty incredible guitarist. The album resulted in five singles, including Back On The Chain Gang and Middle Of The Road.
7:00 p.m. Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists
This playlist celebrates the popular music that came out of L.A.’s Laurel Canyon neighborhood in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas & The Papas cemented the California Sound. From 1965 to 1967, bands came to L.A. to emulate The Beatles. Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music.
Tune us in, people. It’s Sunday, a day of rest, no matter what they tell you.