Welcome to Sunday and Our New Album of The Week & The Sixties Rotation!

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Today we have a brand new album of the week, and we have our monthly five-hour, uninterrupted Sixties Rotation. This is the music that is in our DNA here in The Mermaid Lounge.

The Sixties. It’s in our DNA here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

Here’s today’s line-up!

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: The Main Refrain by Wendy Waldman NEW!

The Main Refrain is one of the finest albums ever made from someone many may never have heard of. Those of us who were listening to Linda Ronstadt and Maria Muldaur, however, know Wendy Waldman because they introduced her to their followers. Fame may have eluded her over the years, but her contributions as a writer, singer and producer are immense. She remains one of the most well-respected singers of her generation among her peers. Linda Ronstadt appears on this album, and they combine their voices beautifully on The Eagle and The Owl. Pay attention, children.

3:00 p.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume 2: Various Artists

Our monthly homage to the inspiration for this radio station with more than five uninterrupted hours of streaming. The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, Canned Heat, The Guess Who, The Doors, The Who, Janis Joplin, Them, The Zombies, Jimi Hendrix, The Searchers and many others take a trip through The Mermaid Lounge today.

Before and after all of this great programming we have Open Stream because we run 24/7 uninterrupted, with no charge, no meaningless chatter, and no advertising. This would be an excellent day to join us.

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Our New Album of The Week, Tom Petty’s Upcoming Wildflowers Preview, and Our Sixties Rotation, Sunday, October 11, 2020

Very sorry for the late post today, but we are indeed up and running great programming today here from The Mermaid Lounge!

The Sixties Rotation Starts at 4:00 p.m. EST!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Unchained by Johnny Cash NEW!

This isn’t just country from Mr. Cash. It’s more like country rock as he’s backed by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and produced by Rick Rubin! Although there are some Cash compositions on this album, he also focuses on covers, including Petty’s Southern Accents. This won Johnny Cash a Grammy.

2:00 p.m. Tom Petty: Wildflowers & All The Rest: The New Releases

Once again, we play you the five new releases from the upcoming Wildflowers package, which will be released on October 16.

4:00 p.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume Two: Various Artists

More than five hours of sixties music from a variety of artists: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, The Kinks, The Searchers, The Animals, The Chambers Brothers, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane and more!

What the hell are you all waiting for? Get your shit together.

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It’s Simply Sunday! It’s Our Sixties Weekend & We Have a Great New Album of The Week, September 13, 2020

Good morning, music lovers everywhere! We have listeners all over Europe and Asia, and we’re adding new locations every week. Where the hell are all you U.S. listeners? Still paying for you music to avoid advertising?

Today we give you five hours of our Sixties Rotation, Volume 1! Non-stop. No commercials!

Here’s today’s Sunday Funday line-up:

12:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Lost Tapes of Valerie Carter NEW!

Known primarily as a “session singer” and background vocalist to most (not all), Valerie Carter was so much more than that. Her debut album, Just a Stone’s Throw, was produced by Little Feat’s Lowell George in 1977. She went on to release several more widely acclaimed albums. She was not only a singer, but a songwriter. She wrote Cook With Honey, which was a hit for someone named Judy Collins.

Back in 1995, I saw Linda Ronstadt in concert at Boston’s Orpheum Theater. Valerie Carter was the opening act, and she was a perfect fit. Ronstadt was dead on that night as well. But the best part of the night was when they were on the stage together.

A recent discovery of recordings that were never released has been transformed into this week’s Album of The Week, The Lost Tapes. Musicians and vocalists like Lowell George, Fred Tackett, Bill Payne, Linda Ronstadt, Nicolette Larson appear in testament to her immense talent. Valerie Carter: The little girl with the big voice.

3:00 p.m. The Original Sixties Rotation: Various Artists

The playlist that began our monthly focus on The Sixties. We now have two such playlists and are working on a third. Starts at 3:00 p.m. today and runs for a little over five hours. No advertising. No interruptions except for a couple of station I.D.s. No shit.

Get it together, people. You can either settle for “free” radio which is nothing more than an advertising venue and a lot of boring DJ chatter, pay for access to keep these slugs off. Or get it all for free like it used to be. Your choice.

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The Summer of Love is in Charge Today With The Doors, John Mayall, and a Great Little Album That Goes Unnoticed, Thursday, August 20, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Somehow, this 1967 programming just kind of fell in my lap very late last night. Sometimes, without trying, things just kind of fall together!

Linda Ronstadt & The Stone Poneys

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.   John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Live in 1967

If you follow this station and read this blog (something you should all be doing, by the way), you know we’re into music in all forms. Some of the stuff is fan recorded, and that’s just fine with us. This particular entry is short on quality, but big on blues history. After Clapton left the band, the void was filled by Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. They would go on to form Fleetwood Mac which, by the way, started with Peter Green on vocals and was an actual blues band. Get past the fan-recorded aspect of this and enjoy. By the way, if you listen to Ye, this is probably not your venue.

3:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Strange Days by The Doors

The second Doors release of the Summer of Love. As I have said previously, it did not disappoint after their fantastic debut, The Doors.

7:00 p.m.    The Best of The Summer of Love! Evergreen, Volume 2 by The Stone Poneys   NEW!

Speaking of two releases in one year, The Stone Poneys also accomplished that feat in 1967, with this release coming just five months after their debut. Nobody talks about this in ‘Summer of Love’ terms, but this was released right in the heart of it, June 1967. Unlike their debut album, Linda Ronstadt was prominently featured on vocals. Not surprisingly, it would be the most successful of their three releases before she exploded onto the music scene.

Linda Ronstadt left Tucson for L.A. with Bobby Kimmel (guitarist) to make music. They hooked up with a guy named Kenny Edwards, who would later be a very important cog in her back-up band. This is a portrait of Linda Ronstadt before we knew her, in a more trippy vein. Great stuff.

Good day to become a fan, people. I cannot emphasize this more: All you need is a browser and a tab. The rest is a breeze. No money. No credit card required. No personal information requested. Just free music. No shit. No bullshit. No lie.

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This Day is MADE for The Summer of Love! The Doors’ Album “Strange Days” is Our Album of The Week, and Today is Our Sixties Sunday, August 16, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! This was one of the easiest programming days on the planet for me. Everything just fell into place. I just love that shit.

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11:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Strange Days by The Doors

Both The Beatles and The Doors had two album releases in 1967. This was the second for The Doors and it is most definitely Album of the Week-worthy even though we did feature it once last week. So, here it is again!

3:00 p.m.     The Sixties Rotation, Volume 2: Various Artists

This is always my favorite Sunday of the month. The only question ever is do I choose Volume 1 or Volume 2. Today, the decision was easy because it’s everything the latter part of the sixties were about musically. Features The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, The Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, The Yardbirds, The Beach Boys, Janis Joplin, The Mamas & The Papas, Donovan, The Zombies, and so much more. Over five hours of uninterrupted sixties streaming!

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. That would be the order of this day, music lovers. We are totally free every day. There’s never a credit card required or, for that matter, any personal information necessary. Just pull up a tab and click on the link below.

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It’s Sixties Sunday and ‘Deja Vu’, An Album That Helped Us Move Into 1970, Is Our Album of The Week, July 12, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here we are with another Sixties Sunday and, oddly enough, our new Album of the Week is Déja Vu, an album that helped make moving into the seventies more palatable.

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up!

11:00 a.m.   Album of The Week: Déja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young   NEW!

Déja Vu was the second album by Crosby, Stills & Nash; and the first by the quartet of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. And what an album it is. It has stood the test of time. To date it has sold more than 8 million copies and is still the number one selling album of each member’s career.

2:00 p.m.    The Sixties on Sunday! The Sixties Rotation, Volume 2: Various Artists

Traffic, The Grateful Dead, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Vanilla Fudge, The Temptations, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Sly & The Family Stone and then some. Join us for a continual five-hour, no repeats, no commercial trip into the past.

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Someone famous said that, I believe. You should take his advice.

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“Surrealistic Pillow” is Our New Album of the Week, and “The Sixties Rotation, Volume 2” Debuts This Afternoon, on Sunday Funday, June 14, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s the musical landscape as we retreat into The Sixties for the day. I’m happy to make the trip!

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Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane  NEW!

The band that pioneered psychedelic rock and cemented the San Francisco Sound back in the day deserves its place in the spotlight on a Sixties Sunday. Jefferson Airplane was also the first band of its genre to achieve commercial success.

3:00 p.m.     The Sixties Rotation, Volume 2: Various Artists   NEW!

The Beatles, The Stones, Dylan, The Dead, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, The Byrds, The Yardbirds, Cream, Vanilla Fudge…and all the rest of the bands that launched an incredible generation of music.

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Today’s the day.

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Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy Team Up for Our New Album of The Week, and It’s a Sixties Sunday on May 17, 2020!

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today we have a brand new Album of the Week, and it’s our Sixties Rotation Sunday!

Adieu False Heart-Linda Ronstadt-Ann Savoy

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

10:00 a.m.   Album of The Week: Adieu False Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy   NEW!

Nobody can ever accuse Linda Ronstadt of resting on her laurels. She was always in pursuit of the next musical adventure. The absolute best thing about Ronstadt — at least for her true fans — was that she refused to have her music defined by anybody. To put it bluntly, she sang because she loved singing.

This album was released on July 25, 2006. It would be Ronstadt’s last studio album before her retirement in 2011, and her revelation about having Parkinson’s Disease. Her musical partner is the amazing Ann Savoy, a Cajun music singer with a band called The Magolia Sisters. Ronstadt is technically a soprano; Savoy an alto. They had made duets before for a Cajun tribute album. Here, they unite as The Zozo Sisters, and the result is stunning.

Absolute Fact: Linda Ronstadt’s ultimate desire was to be part of an all-girl band. Those were the kinds of projects she sought out for herself.

2:00 p.m.    The Sixties on Sunday!

We’re back with five hours of musical programming that defined a generation. From The Beatles, to The Kinks, to Barry McGuire, Lulu, Del Shannon, and Bob Dylan. It’s all here!

So, it’s Sunday. A day of rest. What are you going to do about that?

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It’s a Sixties Sunday! And “Elite Hotel” Debuts as Album of the Week on an Easter Sunday Lockdown, April 12, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Music soothes the soul, so this is exactly where you should be during these ridiculously oppressive times.

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Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Elite Hotel, by Emmylou Harris NEW!

The first time I ever heard Emmylou Harris sing was on Bob Dylan’s Desire album. I was hooked. When I found Elite Hotel, my love affair began in earnest, and it has not abated. Elite Hotel was Emmylou’s third album release, and her second in 1975. It was preceded by Pieces of The Sky, also a critically-acclaimed release. We will have Pieces of the Sky up in the future.

2:00 p.m.     The Sixties Rotation: Various Artists

It’s back! Five hours of continuous streaming of the best music in history, featuring The Beatles, The Doors, The Kinks, The Shirelles, Janis Joplin, The Byrds, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye…we’ve got it all!

Hey, the bunny is taking the year off. Tune us in. You won’t regret it.

And I’m not kidding you: All you need to do is click the link below and you’re there.

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It’a The Sixties On Sunday & Our New Album of the Week (Who’s Next), March 15, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Yes, it’s our monthly Sixties on Sunday play day, and we introduce our brand new Album of the Week!

The Sixties Rotation

Here’s your programming, and don’t be fooled by the light programming! Tune us in!

11:00 a.m.     Album of the Week: Who’s Next, by The Who   NEW!

Who’s Next was the fifth studio album released by The Who. It was born from what was intended to be a follow-up multi-media opera to Tommy called Lifehouse written by Pete Townshend. In fact, the only song not originally from Lifehouse was My Wife, written by John Entwhistle.

Regardless of how it came about, Who’s Next is a great album with a bunch of really great songs. Not every album has to be a ‘concept’ album to be relevant. 

2:00 p.m.      The Sixties on Sunday: The Playlist

From the British Invasion to Woodstock and beyond. The best music on the planet. Now a monthly staple on #BecomeUngovernable Radio!

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Fuck this government.

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