We’re At Midweek With Our ‘Ode To Morning’ EP and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Olympic, Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve hit our midweek stride with our ‘Ode To Morning’ multi-artist EP, which starts a bit earlier today. Later, we’ve got Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on The Last DJ Tour.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers will close out the programming tonight!

Here’s your midweek line-up:

10:00 a.m. Ode To Morning: Various Artists

Yes, songs about the morning is what we have here. It’s only fitting since we first had a songs about night. You’ll hear Joni Mitchell, The Move, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Nina Simone, Cat Stevens, Hoyt Axton, The Beatles, Neil Young, The Rascals, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, James Taylor, Gram Parsons, Simon & Garfunkel, Taj Mahal, Dan Fogelberg, Harry Chapin, Three Dog Night, Ry Cooder, Tim Buckley, Muddy Waters, Linda Ronstadt, Jonathan Edwards, Townes Van Zandt, Pure Prairie League, Bob Dylan, Chris Hillman, Badfinger and more.

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, October 16, 2002

One of our House Bands (the other being The Beatles) here takes off on The Last DJ Tour. Tonight we’ve got The Heartbreakers live from The Olympic in LA.

As usual, the music never stops here. Before, in between, and after we’ve got all that great wide Open Stream with The Music Mermaid in charge. She has impeccable taste, I might add. We’re totally free. The music is uninterrupted all day and all night long. We do not accept advertising. We do not ask for your credit card or personal info. What’s not to love here?

It’s Another Rockin’ Saturday With Our ‘Ode To Morning’ EP, The Final Airing of “Luxury Liner,” Jeff Lynne In the Spotlight, and LIVE DEAD! Closing It Out Later, April 9, 2022

Good Morning, Weekenders! Saturday is always busy here in The Mermaid Lounge, and today is absolutely no exception. Read on for all the details!

We kick off the day with our great ‘Ode To Morning’ EP!

Here’s today’s line-up:

10:00 a.m. Ode To Morning: Various Artists

You know, we have our Here Comes The Night EP, so it was only fitting we make one for the morning. You’ll hear songs about morning from Joni Mitchell, The Move, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Nina Simone, Cat Stevens, Hoyt Axton, The Beatles, Neil Young, The Rascals, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, James Taylor, Gram Parsons, Simon & Garfunkel, Taj Mahal, Dan Fogelberg,, Harry Chapin, Three Dog Night, Muddy Waters, Ry Cooder, Tim Buckley, Linda Ronstadt, Jonathan Edwards, Townes Van Zandt, Pure Prairie League, Bob Dylan, Chris Hillman, Badfinger and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Luxury Liner by Emmylou Harris FINAL AIRING!

This is it, music lovers, the final airing of Emmylou Harris’ Luxury Liner, undoubtedly one of the finest albums ever made. We’ve already got a brand new one waiting in the wings, so get on board this one today before it pulls out of the station!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Jeff Lynne

Friend of Tom here. Jeff Lynne is one fine musician and, as the Heartbreakers will tell you, one fine producer. Today we give you his music as a member of The Move (his earliest band), the leader of Electric Light Orchestra, and as the famous Otis Wilbury.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Matrix Club, San Francisco, December 4, 1966

A repeat performance here by request from some of our Deadhead friends overseas. We haven’t played this particular soundboard since the end of 2020, so it’ll be just like new! Then again, no two performances were every the same for this band, not even on the same tour.

Kids, you get to sit at home today if you’re a 9 to 5 worker. Some of us will be toiling for one more day in retail hell. So, as long as this begins the weekend for most, it’s a great day to sit back and tune us in! We’re free 24/7 with no commercial interruptions and no credit card required. Just do it!

We’ve Got an Open Stream Thursday Laced With Trifectas All Day Long, But First We Open With Our AOW, March 3, 2022

Hey, Music Lovers! We’ve got our first totally Open Stream day in a while and The Music Mermaid is fully in charge. We’ve also got Trifectas scheduled all day, and they are listed below!

Here’s the lay of the land for Thursday:

8:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Revelator by Tedeschi Trucks Band

Again, let me say how much I love this album. They were always a killer band on stage, but this album proves that they are a killer in the studio.

The rest of the day is wide Open Stream with Trifectas:

10:00 a.m. Paul Revere & The Raiders

11:00 a.m. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

12:00 p.m. The Lovin’ Spoonful

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

2:00 p.m. Valerie Carter

3:00 p.m. Carole King

4:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris

5:00 p.m. Badfinger

6:00 p.m. The Rolling Stones

7:00 p.m. The Rascals

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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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The (Young) Rascals Debut, The Sounds of Laurel Canyon & The Pretenders Own Our New Album of the Week, Sunday, May 31, 2020

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!

The Mamas & The Papas

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.

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In Honor of My 66th Birthday, I’m Playing You 66 of My Favorite Songs; There’s Also Petty Theft and the All-Girl Revue!

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Well, putting 66 candles on a birthday cake is a fire hazard, but playing you 66 of my favorite songs on my birthday (in no particular order) is a great substitute.

 

Here’s your line-up for February 7:

11:00 a.m.     Petty Theft: The Covers

The same principles that make Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers the greatest rock n’roll band of all time also make them the greatest cover band of all time. Give it a listen. You’ll see what I mean.

3:00 p.m.      The Big 66: Sixty-six of My Favorite Songs in No Particular Order

Yeah, putting 66 burning candles on a cake is definitely a fire hazard. But I’ll play you 66 of my favorite songs of all time as my birthday gift to you! That’s slightly over 4 hours of great music. (Did I mention that there’s actually 67 because I threw one in for good luck?)

By the way, this playlist was compiled in just under an hour and a half on total impulse by combing through about 22,000 active song files on the radio station. If I did it again, there would probably be a whole new list, but these are definitely 67 of my favorites!

9:00 p.m.      The All-Girl Revue, Volume 4

Tune us in on my birthday. It’s a party, people! And it’s totally free.

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