Today’s Musical Journey Includes Our ‘Travelin’ Fever’ EP and Some ‘Live’ Linda Ronstadt Later, Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! Today we’ve got the travelin’ jones with our ‘Travelin’ Fever’ EP and Linda Ronstadt ‘live’ from Budokan in Japan.

We start the day at 10:00 a.m. with our ‘Travelin’ Fever’ EP!

Here’s today’s musical lineup:

10:00 a.m. Travelin’ Fever: Various Artists

Songs about the road have always been great fodder for musicians and we’ve got a great extended playlist on that subject today! You’ll hear Canned Heat, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Steve Miller Band, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Dan Fogelberg, Bruce Springsteen, Linda Ronstadt, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney & Wings, The Doors, The Eagles, Little Feat, The Band, Willie Nelson, Edwin Starr, Janis Joplin, Guy Clark, The Traveling Wilburys, Asleep At The Wheel, The Byrds, Joan Baez, Mudcrutch, Loggins & Messina, Buffalo Springfield and more!

7:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, March 3, 1979

It was one of those nights where I hadn’t yet decided on the second act for today. Then I saw Linda Ronstadt’s name trending on Twitter. Like many of her fans, I went into a panic. I was happy to find out that it was just an old interview where she skewered Rupert Murdoch…at a time where most of us hadn’t yet been exposed to what he was really about. She, however, was dating Jerry Brown at the time and was very much in tune. Needless to say, I was relieved. Therefore, you all have this great concert to go to tonight!

Life is full of risks. This is not one of them. This is a no-brainer. We play music all day and night, non-stop, completely free to the public. No. You cannot created “custom” playlists here. But that’s not what radio is all about. For me, the excitement came from wondering what song was coming next. No. You will not hear heavy metal, rap, hip-hop, disco or any related content here. We’re not trying to be all things to all people. But we’re totally free and we’ve got a 29,000-song catalogue at our fingertips, a ton of playlists and more coming. What’s not to love?

Today We’ve Got “Aftermath” by The Rolling Stones as Our AOW, and A Long Afternoon of ‘Travelin’ Fever’ On Sunday, August 7, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! Do you have that ‘hit the road’ kind of feeling? Well, we here in The Mermaid Lounge are about ready to move someplace cooler. It’s only appropriate that we give you our ‘Travelin’ Fever’ EP today.

We’ve got our ‘Travelin’ Fever’ multi-artist EP up at mid-afternoon today!

Here’s your Sunday musical line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Aftermath by The Rolling Stones NEW!

The Rolling Stones recorded this album at RCA Studios in California in December of 1965 and March of 1966 during breaks in their international tour. It is considered to be an artistic breakthrough for the Stones. It is the first album of original compositions they released, all credited to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Brian Jones also began taking a more active role in their music, experimenting with instruments they’d never used before, including sitar, Appalachian dulcimer, Japanese koto, and marimbas. Aftermath topped the British album charts for eight consecutive weeks and eventually achieved platinum album status from the Recording Industria Association of America (RRIA).

3:00 p.m. Travelin’ Fever: Various Artists

One of our favorite EP’s is up today as we spin up Travelin’ Fever. Lately we’ve had the desire to get out of this hothouse and move to cooler digs. We’re waiting for the heat to break with Canned Heat, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Steve Miller Band, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Dan Fogelberg, Bruce Springsteen, Linda Ronstadt, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney & Wings, The Doors, The Eagles, Little Feat, The Band, Willie Nelson, Edwin Starr, Janis Joplin, Guy Clark, The Traveling Wilburys, Asleep At The Wheel, The Byrds, Joan Baez, Mudcrutch, Loggins & Messina, Buffalo Springfield and more!

Hey, if you’re inside today (and if you live in these here parts, I’d advise that), this is the perfect day to give us a spin. Look at strictly the upsides: We do not clog our music stream up with advertising. Because we don’t accept any commercial advertising. There’s only an occasional station break courtesy of yours truly. Lasts seconds at most. You know, so you know where you’re getting all this great music. No talkative DJ’s either. We’re on 24/7, not just when we have programming. And we don’t cost you a cent. Here are the downsides (to those who even consider these downsides): You can’t create personal music collections (we’re a radio station like the old days, sorry). We don’t play disco, or rap, or hip-hop. Neither do we play head banging heavy metal. Sorry, we’re not all things to all people. Give us a listen. You won’t regret it.

Today We’re ‘Under The Influence’ in the Best Possible Way, and We Have Some Live Warren Zevon Later, Friday, July 15, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We are finally at week’s end here, and we’re falling ‘Under The Influence’ with our spectacular multi-artist EP. Later, Warren Zevon pays us a visit.

Today, we’re ‘Under The Influence’ starting at 11:00 a.m. EST

Here’s your Friday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

Today, we’ve got a great lineup of artists who will put you under the influence. You’ll hear Arlo Guthrie, The Byrds, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Jefferson Airplane, Donovan, Glenn Frey, John Lee Hooker, Jonathan Edwards, Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat, The Traveling Wilburys, The Temptations, Small Faces, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, The Beatles, Neil Young, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, Dave Van Ronk, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Led Zeppelin, Harry Chapin, The Band, The Fraternity of Man, and many more!

7:00 p.m. Warren Zevon Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK, January 25, 1988

This appearance was broadcast on BBC Radio. Undoubtedly one of the most personally destructive artists on the planet, but that may have been what made him so damned good. He was also, without a doubt, one hell of a great singer-songwriter. Flawed, but brilliant. He was laboring in obscurity until someone named Linda Ronstadt discovered his genius.

Join us. We’ve got all that great wide Open Stream coursing through the modest programming we have. Even most of our playlists are multi-artist. We think we strike a great balance here. We too labor in obscurity because we have no dollars to spend on promoting. Please share our stuff if you like us. And did I mention we’re totally 100% without strings free?

It’s Midweek Once Again With Our ‘Travelin’ Fever’ EP and a Long-Awaited Wilbury Wednesday Coming at You on July 6, 2022

Good Morning, Road Warriors! If you’re the traveling kind, then this day is perfect for you. We’ve not only got our ‘Travelin’ Fever’ EP, but it’s a long-needed Wilbury Wednesday!

The Traveling Wilburys in the post-Roy Orbison timeframe

Here’s your midweek lineup:

10:00 a.m. Travelin’ Fever: Various Artists

Road music. That’s what we’ve got here from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Canned Heat, the Steve Miller Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Dan Fogelberg, Bruce Springsteen, Linda Ronstadt, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney & Wings, The Doors, The Eagles, Little Feat, The Band, Willie Nelson, Edwin Starr, Janis Joplin, Guy Clark, The Traveling Wilburys, Asleep at The Wheel, The Byrds, Joan Baez, Mudcrutch, Loggins & Messina, Buffalo Springfield and more!

7:00 p.m. WILBURY WEDNESDAY! The Traveling Wilburys: The Bootleg Collection

It has been far too long between Wilbury Wednesdays and we aim to rectify that little problem today. We’ve got it all here: rough cuts, alternate versions, special sessions, and the final product all rolled into one great playlist. One musical journey that should not be missed!

This is undoubtedly a most excellent day to choose this little station, particularly if you like to sit and daydream about getting out of this right-wing gulag. But that’s another story for another day. We’d love to have you join your friends from around the globe today. The first time will not be the last time.

We Close The Work Week With Our ‘Here Comes The Night’ EP, and The Original All-Girl Revue, Friday, June 3, 2022

Well, here we are again at the end of another work week. And this time it really is the end of the work week for me because I am taking Saturday off. We’ve got a great EP and a visit from the women of music for you today. A great way to end the week.

These are just some of the women you’ll hear tonight at 7:00 p.m.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

10:00 a.m. Here Comes The Night: Various Artists

You know, some of us are night owls. Some of us are at our best in the morning. This one’s for the night owl in all of us. We’ve got songs about the night from Warren Zevon, the J. Geils Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Them, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Patti Smith, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bruce Springsteen, The Kinks, The Electric Prunes, Phoebe Snow, Joe Walsh, The Eagles, The Ronettes, John Cougar Mellencamp, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, The Doors, Poco, Neil Diamond, The Animals, The Band, The Rolling Stones, Don McLean, Steve Winwood, Cat Stevens, The Traveling Wilburys, and more!

7:00 p.m. The Original All-Girl Revue: Various Artists

This was the very first all-girl playlist we ever put together, and it remains the same since. You’ll hear Ann Peebles, Aretha Franklin, Bobbie Gentry, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Carole King, Chi Coltrane, Trio (Dolly Parton/Linda Ronstadt/Emmylou Harris), Dusty Springfield, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Lulu, Mary Wells, Nicolette Larson, Patti Smith, Shawn Colvin, Gladys Knight & The Pips, and more!

As always, we run 24/7 totally free. That means before, in between and after our programming, we give you our great wide Open Stream from our 27,000+ song rotation. You’d be hard pressed to hear the same song twice in a week, let alone in a day. Tune us in. You won’t know unless you try. And it won’t cost a cent for you to find out.

Sunday We Celebrate Tom Petty’s Top 100 Songs, Intro Our New AOW by Alison Krauss, and Take You Through The Night With Our ‘In Your Dreams’ EP, May 29, 2022

We’re shaking things up a bit here for the Memorial Day Weekend. It has nothing to do with patriotism. That’s an ugly word these days. It’s about the music, people. And we’ve got plenty of it.

Today we give you Tom Petty’s Top 100, as a solo artist, a Heartbreaker, with Mudcrutch, and as Charlie T. Wilbury Jnr.

Here’s your Sunday lineup:

8:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Forget About It by Alison Krauss NEW!

Released in 1999, this album by Alison Krauss is categorized as “country, bluegrass, and adult contemporary” (whatever that means). Critical commentary on this one is that in spite of the dobro and mandolin, Alison Krauss is a pop star at heart. Please. I never listen to critics. If I did, I wouldn’t have the album collection I do. Music is in the ear of the beholder. And life is too short to listen to shitty music. Regardless of what they call it, this is a great album.

10:00 a.m. Tom Petty’s Top 100 Songs UPDATED!

We started at 50 songs the first time we aired this; then moved up to 65. To hell with it, Petty’s up to 100 now and he deserves to be there. We’ve got Petty solo, as a Heartbreaker, with Mudcrutch, and as Charlie T. Wilbury Jnr. Most are original compositions. Some are covers. Some were only ever done as part of ‘live’ performances. No matter. The man is a musical godsend. I think we’re pretty measured on this station, and tend to underplay our house bands to remain in control. Today, we get to do the opposite.

7:00 p.m. In Your Dreams: Various Artists

We do not normally play an EP at 7:00 p.m. but that changes today. We take you into the evening hours with our ‘In Your Dreams’ multi-artist EP. We have a lot of listeners at night from other countries, and it’s only fair they get exposure to some of these. So, there you have it. You’ll hear Nanci Griffith, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Aerosmith, Crowded House, the Moody Blues, Van Morrison, The Eurythmics, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Roy Orbison, The Mamas & The Papas, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jimmy Buffett, The Allman Brothers Band, Supertramp, Randy Newman, Aretha Franklin, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Widespread Panic, The Youngbloods, Jimmy Ruffin, Jackson Browne, Mudcrutch, Patsy Cline, Joe Walsh, Bruce Springsteen, k.d. lang, Dusty Springfield, and more!

Get on it, people. We’re moving into the bowels of summer in fine form here with our house bands at the helm. Join your friends from around the world who know what we’re all about! We’re free 24/7, and our rotation is unmolested by advertising. You can’t go wrong here.

Today We’ve Got Music About the Sun & Moon, Valerie Carter With Our AOW, and ‘Live’ Bob Marley Later, Thursday, May 5, 2022

We start our musical journey with songs about the sun and moon!

Here’s your musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. Under the Sun & Moon: Various Artists

It’s true. Not all of our playlists are EP’s! Take for example, this one. We’ve got a couple of hours of songs that talk about the sun and moon in the title, lyrics, or both. You’ll hear Cat Stevens, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jimmy Cliff, Linda Ronstadt, Van Morrison, Bill Withers, Rosanne Cash, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Traveling Wilburys,, Norah Jones, Nina Simone, Little Feat, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, The Animals, The Eagles, Gordon Lightfoot, Shawn Colvin, Tom Rush, Jonathan Edwards, Maria Muldaur and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Lost Tapes, Volume Two by Valerie Carter

Get on it, people. This is the next-to-last airing of this great new album. The final airing will be sometime on Saturday. On Sunday, we’ll have a new selection coming your way.

7:00 p.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA, March 26, 1976

Bob Marley & The Wailers appeared at The Roxy on this date as part of their Rastaman Vibration Tour. This is a great show by the band that made Reggae accessible to us all. Tune it in.

Yes, folks, another great day of music on tap. Before, in between, and after we have that great wide Open Stream with The Music Mermaid. We’re on 24/7 non-stop, free-of-charge and with no commercial interruptions for your listening pleasure.

As Usual, It’s a Busy Saturday Here With Our ‘Folk Music From A-to-Z’ EP, The All-Girl Revue 5, the Final Wilburys Airing, and LIVE DEAD! Later, On March 19, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! I see that the weekenders are on and The Mermaid Lounge is packed this morning! We’ve got some great music for you here to day for sure, so stick around.

Today we feature the timeless sounds of folk music where protest music flourished.

Here’s today’s line-up:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Volume 3 FINAL AIRING!

We begin early today with the final airing of the great second volume of Wilbury music (yes, I know it says Volume 3, but there was never a Volume 2). Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new selection.

11:00 a.m. Folk Music From A-to-Z: Various Artists

Today we bring you the folks who brought you…folk music, and those who have continued the tradition. You’ll hear Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul & Mary, Cat Stevens, Odetta, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Ochs, Arlo Guthrie, The Beatles, Joan Baez, The Band, Eric Andersen, Tom Rush, John Prine, Judy Collins, Nanci Griffith, The Stone Poneys, The Wallflowers, Jesse Winchester, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bonnie Raitt, Simon & Garfunkel, Dave Van Ronk, and more!

7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue: Various Artists

Women’s History Month is still upon us, and we’re back featuring some of the women of music today with Valerie Carter, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Judy Collins, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Chrissie Hynde, Chi Coltrane, Petula Clark, Carole King, Jackie DeShannon, Joni Mitchell, Susan Tedeschi, Maria Muldaur, Tracy Chapman, Ann Peebles, and more!

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Campus Stadium, UC Santa Barbara, May 25, 1974 NEW!

Right on the heels of the ladies, we’ve got another new soundboard recording of the world’s preeminent jam band, this one from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Whew. Before, in between, and after we’ve got that great wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. And, as our listeners well know, she has impeccable taste in music. And did I mention we’re 100% free, no strings, no lie.

We’re Over The Hump and On the Downslide To The Weekend; Today, It’s a Tale of Two Bobs Here on Thursday, March 17, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! Yeah, it’s St. Patrick’s Day. Big woo. We’ve got a tale of two Bobs for you instead here in The Mermaid Lounge. Read on to learn more!

Today it’s a tale of two Bobs here in The Mermaid Lounge

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan: Rare Performances From The Copyright Collection (1962-1966)

I’d love to say that this effort was for esoteric, artistic reasons, but I’d be lying. This was a business move designed to ensure that Dylan’s music wouldn’t enter the public domain in Europe. But that really doesn’t matter to us here in music land. The important thing is the music. Nevertheless, it gives us a glimpse of Bob Dylan’s very early career and that is, historically, enough for us.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Volume 3

Yeah, again, the two-day warning. We’re winding down on this great volume of work, so it’d be a good time to listen in. We’ll have our final airing on Saturday. And by Sunday, we’ll have a new selection. Git on it, people.

7:00 p.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980

We’ve got some great reggae here today in what turned out to be Bob Marley’s very last live performance before his death from cancer in May of 1981.

We’re here every day spinning the tunes for you free of charge, no questions asked, no credit card required, and no “subscription cancel anytime” bullshit. That’s because we’re not doing this for the money. We’re doing this for the music. I know it’s hard to believe in this day and age, but see for yourself.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With The Blues Project and B.B. King On Tap, March 15, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We’ve got another Tuesday Bluesday on tap here in The Mermaid Lounge and we’ve got some great live music from The Blues Project, and B.B. King In the Spotlight a bit later!

B.B. King will close out our blues programming for the day a bit later!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday programming:

11:00 a.m. The Blues Project, Recorded Live at The Matrix Club, San Francisco, CA, September 7-15, 1966

The Blues Project did a one-week residency at the fabled Matrix Club in San Francisco in September of 1966, which was recorded and made an unofficial release. People often ask who was in The Blues Project, so here we go: Bass/Flute-Andy Kulberg, Drums-Roy Blumenfeld, Lead Guitar-Danny Kalb, Organ-Al Kooper, Rhythm Guitar-Steve Katz.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Volume 3

Back for the second airing of this great album by this great supergroup. Hands down, every time a poll is taken, The Wilburys ride the top of the “Best Supergroup” list. As one music critic said, The Traveling Wilburys are the only supergroup worthy of being called either a group or super. Or something to that effect. And I confess I rarely put much stock in music critics. But this time I agree.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of B. B. King

We close out our Tuesday Bluesday programming with the master of da blues and his best friend, Lucille. And that’s the way it should be.

So, kids. If you’re a blues lover, this is always a good day to have your first experience with us. Know what I mean? Because not only do we give you the blues, but before, in between, and after you get our wide Open Stream 24/7. And we won’t cost you a cent. Honest.