We Keep It Simple On Sundays. This Week It’s The Zombies With Our Psychedelic AOW, and Our ‘Here Comes The Night’ EP, October 2, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We are here in The Mermaid Lounge and the wind is whipping out there; there’s a nip in the air…but it’s going to be toasty in here. We keep it simple on Sundays: A new Album of The Week and usually an EP. The rest is wide Open Stream. Tune us in.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Odessy and Oracle by The Zombies NEW!

Nope. It’s not a misspelling. Check out the album cover. Be that as it may, we continue our little journey down psychedelia lane with our AOW selection. Rather than me writing a tome here, I’ll give you the review by ‘Discover Music.’

You know an album is timeless when it takes a half-century to be properly appreciated. The Zombies were, however, right into the spirit of the times in 1968, evolving from their R&B origins and writing one of the most enduring peace-and-love anthems, Odyssey & Oracle’s only hit, “Time Of The Season.” But it took decades for most people to hear the rest of the album and realise how beautifully inventive it all was. It’s no secret that The Zombies were squeaky-clean compared to most 60s bands, but this album was visionary as they come.
Must hear: Time Of The Season

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3:00 p.m. Here Comes The Night: Various Artists

The antidote to our ‘Ode To Morning’ EP, which is coming up soon also. Songs with references to the night in the title, lyrics or both. Our multi-artist EP’s are designed to be Open Stream with a Theme. You’ll hear Warren Zevon, the J. Geils Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Them, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Patti Smith, Van Morrison, 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, Sam Cooke, Jimmy Cliff, Bonnie Raitt and more!

What could be better on a cloudy day than hunkering down with some good music. So far the weather isn’t matching what’s on my phone, which says partly sunny. Not even close. And if it does eventually get there, there’s always room for great music. We’ve got it here, so join listeners from around the globe.

We Start a New Month With the ‘Color My World’ EP, the Final Airing of “Cloud Nine,” and LIVE DEAD! Later, Saturday, October 1, 2022

Welcome to a brand new month as we move into the fall-winter spectrum. We’re happy to be here with the leaves changing and little bite in the air. We’ll counter all that with some hot music. We’ve got some new additions to our routine coming, and maybe a couple of changes on deck as well. Stay tuned.

‘Color My World’ is one of those “off the bench” EP’s. We call on it to break the pattern. We’ve got it for you today.

Here’s your musical line-up for October 1:

10:00 a.m. Color My World: Various Artists

Today we start the program with nearly five hours of songs about all of the color spectrum in the title, lyrics or both. We call our EP’s ‘Open Stream With a Theme’ for a reason. This one debuted on July 30 of this year, and you will hear from Linda Ronstadt, Valerie Carter, The Kinks, The Beatles, The Traveling Wilburys, Jonathan Edwards, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, John Hiatt, Joni Mitchell, Badfinger, Donovan, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder, Elton John, Procol Harum, Electric Light Orchestra, Amy Winehouse, The Who, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Sam & Dave, Jefferson Airplane, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, The Hollies, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Booker T. & The MGs, Marvin Gaye, Lucinda Williams, John Cougar Mellencamp and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Cloud Nine by The Temptations FINAL AIRING!

This will be the swan song for Cloud Nine, where the Temptations broke the boundaries by introducing us to ‘psychedelic soul’ sound. We will continue on with our ‘psychedelic’ album presentation tomorrow with a brand new selection. Get in on this one while you can.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Saenger Center, New Orleans, LA, October 18, 1980

We haven’t aired this one since the summer of 2020, so it’s like a brand new airing. Great music from one of my favorite American music towns.

Before, in between and after it’s that great wide Open Stream with The Music Mermaid at the controls. As you know, she has impeccable taste in music. Get on board today.

We’re On the Weekend Downslide as We Hang Out ‘In Your Dreams’, Play Our AOW, and Put Bill Withers In The Spotlight, On This Bright, Sunny Thursday, September 29, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! Here we are not only approaching the end of the week, but also the end of another month as we head into a nice, fall weekend here. We’ve got your music all laid out.

Here’s your musical layout for today:

9:00 a.m. In Your Dreams: Various Artists

We kick off the day early with our ‘In Your Dreams’ EP for our global listeners today, and give you songs that talk about dreaming in the title, lyrics or both. You’ll hear the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Aerosmith, Crowded House, The Moody Blues, Van Morrison, The Eurythmics, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Nanci Griffith, The Electric Prunes, Fleetwood Mac, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Mamas & The Papas, 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!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Cloud Nine by The Temptations

We’re winding down on our tribute to psychedelic soul here as we give you the next-to-last airing. The final airing will be sometime on Saturday. By Sunday, we’ll have a new selection.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Bill Withers

Tonight we put a great singer-songwriter In the Spotlight in Bill Withers, a guy who made some really great music in his career. We are in the process of creating a new ‘Singer-Songwriter’ series (not sure of the format just yet), and Bill Withers will certainly be a part of that. Tune him in this evening.

Here we are again staring the world in the face with listeners from Greece, Russian Federation, Chile, The Netherlands, the UK, France, Spain, Iceland, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Denmark, India, somewhere called Unknown, Pennsylvania, Kansas, New York and many other locations. Why not join our international community of musicologists today? It won’t cost you a penny. Your money’s no good here.

We Made It! Friday is Here and So is Our ‘House’ EP and Some ‘Live’ Flying Burrito Brothers Later, September 23, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! It’s the end of another work week (for most of us; I’ve got one day left) and we’ve got a great day of programming lined up. As always, we are modest in structure. Most of our day is dedicated to that great wide Open Stream.

We kick the day off with our #BecomeUngovernable House EP!

Here’s your end-of-the-week lineup:

11:00 a.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

Totally inspirational music here for you, folks. The music that inspired the station. Plenty of protest music and plenty of psychedelia. You’ll hear plenty of The Mermaid Lounge favorites with Barry McGuire, The Temptations, Edwin Starr, Peter Tosh, The Who, The Beatles, Genesis, T-Rex, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Country Joe & The Fish, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, CSNY, Pink Floyd, The Animals, Ten Years After, The Plastic Ono Band, Billy Joel, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, Sam Cooke, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Three Dog Night, Jimmy Cliff, Richie Havens, Marvin Gaye, The Association, Phil Ochs, Tom Rush, Pete Seeger, The Band, Nina Simone and more!

7:00 p.m. The Flying Burrito Brothers Live at The Palomino, West Hollywood, CA, June 8, 1969

One of the bands at the forefront of the country-rock phenomenon that took root in Laurel Canyon, the breeding ground for two generations of musicians who helped meld country and rock. Tonight we have them live from The Palomino.

This is the place to be today. There is a lot of great music in both the programming and the open stream, and you’ll be under the mesmerizing control of The Music Mermaid. That is significantly better than being under the control of Donald Trump. I think we can all agree on that. We’re totally free. We take no commercial advertising, so there’s no interruption (except for a few modest station I.D.’s from me), and no ‘subscription’ required. Therefore, you need not provide a credit card nor personal information. What more do you want?

As We Move Toward The Weekend, We’ve Got More Heartbreakers, Donovan’s AOW, and That ‘Other’ House Band (The Beatles) On Tap, Thursday, September 22, 2022

Good Morning! This is our House Band week and, as fate would have it, something fell right in our laps that we absolutely must take advantage of. However, you’ll all have to read on to find out what it is!

The Beatles and The Heartbreakers make a sandwich with Donovan’s Album of The Week!

Here’s Thursday’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, Recorded January 10-February 7, 1997

If you’re a Pettyhead, and I am, you learned yesterday that there is a new piece of musical magic coming from beyond life on this earth. On November 25, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Fillmore box set will be released. Yes, our order is already in, folks and we eagerly anticipate delivery. However, we do have a previous release from that residency that’s pretty special and we are airing it here to day in celebration and anticipation!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sunshine Superman by Donovan

We’re on our next-to-last airing here. This is Donovan at his most psychedelic as we continue our obsession with psychedelic music this month. Who knows where this will go next, but get this one in. Our final airing will be sometime on Saturday.

7:00 p.m. The Beatles Live From the Apple Records Rooftop, London, UK, January 30, 1969

Yes, the complete concert is here for your listening pleasure. It isn’t lengthy, but it is pretty fantastic, and it is the final live performance from the fab four before the split. We think it’s fitting that we open and close our programming today with our two House Bands. We’ve got a bit more in the hopper from them as the week progresses.

This is a great day to tune us in. What could be better? We’ve got The Beatles and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers together on the same day, and both are ‘live’ performances. Yeah, I’d say that’s a reason to join your friends from around the globe.

We’re at Midweek With the ‘Original Sixties Rotation’ EP and a Little ‘Live’ Action From The Heartbreakers, Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! Today we’ve got our ‘Original Sixties Rotation’ EP to start off the day, along with some House Band action from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers later. (Hint: Tomorrow it’s that ‘other’ house band.)

Today we’ve got the first playlist we ever made!

Here’s your midweek lineup:

10:00 a.m. The Original Sixties Rotation: Various Artists

This is the first playlist we ever created, and it was modest at it’s inception. It has since been expanded into a full-blown EP, and has also spawned a second volume. Today, you will hear from Del Shannon, Little Eva, The Drifters, The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Hollies, The Walker Bros, Mary Wells, Dusty Springfield, The Searchers, The Monkees, Sonny & Cher, Petula Clark, Glen Campbell, Johnny Rivers, The Dave Clark Five, The Supremes, Harry Nilsson, The Band, The Yardbirds, The Kinks, Simon & Garfunkel, Blind Faith, Janis Joplin, Tony Joe White, Barry McGuire, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Procol Harum, The Temptations, Fats Domino, and more!

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, October 5, 1995

Yes, our eminent House Band on the road in Tuscaloosa on the ‘Dogs With Wings Tour’ in support of the brilliant album, Wildflowers. That ‘dogs with wings’ thing is a line from what happens to be my favorite TPATH song at the moment, It’s Good To Be King. It just sucks me in every time from the first note.

Get in on the midweek fun, people. We’ve got Chile, Greece, Italy, France, the UK, Australia, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Ohio, New York, Kansas, and points beyond on already this morning.

It’s Monday and We’ve Got Everybody Singing Bob Dylan’s Music (Except Bob), Johnny Rivers In the Spotlight, and The Rolling Stones ‘Live’ in Toronto Later, September 19, 2022

The start of another work week is upon is. Of course, I’m off today but I worked a rare Sunday yesterday and am not a fan. It won’t happen again soon. But I’ll be feeling better soon with this great music.

We’ve got the Stones live from Toronto bringing up the rear!

Here’s today’s musical lineup:

11:00 a.m. Everybody But Bob: Various Artists

Today we’ve got a playlist of Bob Dylan music sung by everybody but him. You know what they say: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Some of the people you will hear covering Bob’s compositions are Joan Baez (of course), Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Johnny Winter, Richie Havens, Waylon Jennings, The Neville Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Leon Russell, The Band, Hot Tuna, Tracy Nelson, and more!

3:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Johnny Rivers

When we have the right mix of people in the store, we’re always listening to sixties music. The kids always ask, “Who’s this singing. It’s great!” The answer always seems to be: “It’s Johnny Rivers.” Sometimes we forget just how great this guy was, and how prolific his presence was in the day. He’s a Mermaid Lounge favorite for sure, and you will hear him this afternoon.

7:00 p.m. The Rolling Stones Live at The Palais Royale, Toronto, Canada, August 16, 2002

Tonight we have the Stones live from Canada on the Licks Tour. These guys are like a collection of Energizer Bunnies. They are still out there doing it, and still sounding great here in 2022. Their music is timeless.

It’s a great Monday of music and we’ve got folks from around the globe on this morning. We think the folks in the U.S. should get with the program and join them. We’re totally free; no strings, no surprises. We do not run advertising to muck up the music flow, and we don’t ask for a credit card or personal information. We don’t need that. We just need you to pull up a tab and click the link below.

Today It’s Music About Being ‘Under The Influence’ With Volume Two of ‘Repeat After Me’ Up Later On, Friday, September 16, 2022

Come on. We’ve all been under the influence at one time or another, whether it be legal or illegal. There’s no shortage of music out there talking about the subject, from John Lee Hooker to Jimi Hendrix. We’ve got it all for you in today’s EP.

Here’s your Friday lineup!

10:00 a.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

There’s no shortage of songs on this subject, and we’ve got a very eclectic cast of characters here with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Arlo Guthrie, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Donovan, Glenn Frey, John Lee Hooker, Jonathan Edwards, Little Feat, Linda Ronstadt, The Traveling Wilburys, The Temptations, Small Faces, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, The Beatles, Neil Young, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 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 more! Enough to fill up just about five hours of fun, both legal and not.

7:00 p.m. Repeat After Me, Volume Two: Various Artists

More of what we began last night at 7:00 p.m. with artists covering each others songs. The Great Reboot, as it were (as opposed to the right-wing Great Reset bullshit). They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and the music business is literal proof. We have a third volume in the works.

Before, in between and after we have our great wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. She is in full control and, as you well know, she has great taste in music. Join our friends from Greece, Italy, France, the UK, Russian Federation, Portugal, Spain, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Kansas, Massachusetts, Texas and Cali. They are all on this busy morning.

We’re Heading For the Weekend With The Animals, Our ‘Repeat After Me’ Playlist, and Our Album of The Week, Thursday, September 15, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’re on the downslide to the weekend this morning, and we’ve got some great programming on the way!

We’ve got that great British blues-rock band, The Animals, In the Spotlight to start it all off!

Here’s Thursday’s lineup:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Animals

Nothing like a little Eric Burdon & The Animals to get the blood boiling early. Truly one of the most influential bands in the early days of blues-rock and part of The British Invasion. We love them here in The Mermaid Lounge. We give you this from a book on the subject:

The Animals, thanks in large part to Eric Burdon’s powerful, gritty vocals, were one of the most authentic-sounding rhythm and blues revival groups of the British Invasion. The band was also one of the few First Wave acts to make a successful transition from mainstream pop to progressive rock in the late 1960s.

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3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Electric Music for The Mind and Body by Country Joe & The Fish

We’re on our next-to-last airing of this great psychedelic masterpiece. Saturday will be our final farewell as we move into a brand new psychedelic selection on Sunday.

7:00 p.m. Repeat After Me, Volume One: Various Artists

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and music provides plenty of proof. In this particular volume of Repeat After Me, you’ll hear Aretha Franklin sing Carole King, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers sing The Animals, Tracy Nelson sing Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris sing Simon & Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt sing Tom Petty, The Beatles sing Barrett Strong, and on and on. It’s a great concept because you get to hear the original and the reboot! Volume Two is tomorrow, and Volume Three is in the works!

This is a fine day to join the fun here in The Mermaid Lounge. We have programming for sure, but the bulk of our day is spent on our wide Open Stream of 27,000+ songs. It’s a challenge to hear a repeat any time during the week. Give us a shot. We’re also completely free, no surprises, no strings.

It’s Friday and We’ve Got Our ‘Ode To Morning’ EP and Jeff Lynne’s ELO In The Spotlight Later, September 9, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! Here we are again at the end of another work week (almost, if you’re a retail slave), and we’re getting you through with some great music today.

Later tonight we have the music of Jeff Lynne’s ELO In the Spotlight!

Here’s your music for today:

11:00 a.m. Ode To Morning: Various Artists

Looking out my window here in The Mermaid Lounge, it’s a beautiful morning. And what better way to kick off the programming today than with our ‘Ode to Morning’ EP. 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. In The Spotlight: The Music of Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra

We have not heard this one for a while now, and we’re happy to be airing this tonight. We give you former Petty producer and lifetime Traveling Wilbury Jeff Lynne’s primary music project by putting ELO In the Spotlight.

We could go on and on this morning, but we won’t. All we’ll say is that we have listeners from around the world on here every day: Germany, Greece, Italy, Peru, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Japan, Russian Federation, as well as Kansas, Cali, New Hampshire and Wisconsin on this morning. We’re totally free 24/7 with no commercial interruption. Done here.