Today We’ve Got Joni Mitchell In the Spotlight, The Heartbreakers Live in Minneapolis, and Our Album of The Week, Thursday, July 22, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve got a brand new Spotlight feature today with Joni Mitchell. We’ve played her live concerts in the past, but she’s long overdue for a Spotlight position. Today she gets her due.

Today we have The Heartbreakers live from Minneapolis.

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Joni Mitchell NEW!

Joni Mitchell has had a very long career, spanning half a century. The Canadian singer-songwriter has fused together elements of rock, jazz, folk, classical, and pop to develop her own style and has toured and recorded with artists like Tom Scott & The L.A. Express and Charles Mingus. Today she gets her turn In the Spotlight.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: CHOBA B CCCP by Paul McCartney

We’re winding down with this great in-studio live album of old rock n’ roll hits. Saturday will be the final airing. On Sunday we’ll have a brand new album for you.

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live From The Target Center, Minneapolis, August 3, 1999

Yesterday was Howie Epstein’s birthday, so there’s no better way to pay him tribute than playing a Heartbreakers’ concert. While Ron Blair (pictured above) was the original bassist and a founding member of The Heartbreakers’, Howie Epstein played bass and mandolin for the band from 1982 through 2003. He was also a great complementary vocalist to Tom Petty, singing much of the back-up on stage and in the studio.

Tune us in. We’re commercial-free, fee-free, and don’t pry for your personal information. In fact, we don’t even ask for your name. And, oh, by the way, we play the best music on the damned planet.

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We Kick Off Another Work Week With Tom Petty’s Finest and Volume Two of All About Blue, Monday, July 12, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We begin another work week in fine style with songs from our ‘House Band’ and more songs with blue in the title and lyrics.

Today we give you Tom Petty’s 50 best songs.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Deb’s Stream: Tom Petty’s Top 50 Songs

This is a very subjective list, I grant you. It was built from some listener input as well as my own personal choices. I could today make a brand new list and have it be entirely different. These are songs he made with his Heartbreaker bandmates, with Mudcrutch, with The Traveling Wilburys, and as a solo artist.

If you feel inspired to weigh in with your favorites, feel free to write me at become.ungovernable.radio@gmail.com.

7:00 p.m. All About Blue Too

A few days ago, we ran Volume One of this multi-artist playlist so we thought it would be a good evening to run the second volume. You will hear The Rolling Stones,, Robert Johnson, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Laura Nyro, Phoebe Snow, Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison, Guy Clark, The Smithereens, The Beatles, Robert Johnson, Canned Heat, Emmylou Harris and more.

What could be better than great music on a Monday? Well, for one thing, music that’s totally free with no monthly subscription charges, no commercial interruptions, no downtime (we run 24/7), and no chatty DJ’s to waste your time? That’s us.

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Happy Saturday to All With Valerie Carter In the Spotlight, A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt, The Final Airing of ‘Angel Dream’ and LIVE DEAD Later, July 10, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s our usual eventful Saturday line-up from The Mermaid Lounge. We feature two great singers here today and we’re very excited about it.

Today we feature Valerie Carter and Townes Van Zandt

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Valerie Carter UPDATED!

Today we rightfully put Valerie Carter In the Spotlight. We’ve updated her playlist to include some songs we really feel belong in the mix. We hope you enjoy this beautifully powerful voice.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Angel Dream by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers FINAL AIRING!

Today marks the final airing of the latest from the Petty estate as they admirably continue to keep his music and legacy alive for his millions of fans, myself included.

7:00 p.m. Poet: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt

Today we take a little time out to pay homage to one of the world’s great singer-songwriters, Townes Van Zandt. Some of the artists you’ll hear from include Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Delbert McClinton, Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Steve Earle & The Dukes, and Nanci Griffith.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, July 18, 1976 NEW!

Another great live performance from the world’s ultimate jam band. This concert was also simulcast on KSAN-FM, San Francisco.

Tune us in today if you’re interested in hearing stuff you’ll never hear anywhere else for free and with no commercial interruptions. If not, you can stick with the usual junk radio.

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Dr. John In the Spotlight, Our ‘All About Blue’ Playlist, and our Album of The Week Grace The Airwaves, Thursday, July 8, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! Here we are on a cloudy Thursday awaiting the blowback from tropical storm Elsa. But in the meantime, we’ve got some great programming going on.

Dr. John, New Orleans’ Nite Tripper, is In the Spotlight today!

Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Dr. John

Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr., also affectionately known as Dr. John, spent sixty years in the music business, both as a solo artist and a well-respected studio musician. Today, he’s in our spotlight.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Angel Dream by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Tom Petty’s legendary music status lives on beyond his passing, thanks to the genius of Ryan Ulyate, his bandmates, his daughters and his wife. This reimagination of the She’s The One soundtrack on its 25th anniversary includes four never-before-released songs. Don’t miss it.

7:00 p.m. All About Blue: Various Artists

Another of our fun playlists that we haven’t heard for a bit includes the word ‘blue’ in the title or the lyrics (or both). You’ll hear Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Allman Brothers Band, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, The Beatles, Fats Domino, Mudcrutch, Jonathan Edwards, Bob Dylan, Badfinger, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and more!

Tune us in, people. You will not regret it. We are free and ask for no credit card or personal information. We do not accept advertising. With the exception of an occasional station I.D., the music is uninterrupted. What are you waiting for?

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Welcome to Tuesday Bluesday and our ‘Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue Playlist’ for Five Unadulterated Hours of Great Blues, July 6, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! It’s Tuesday Bluesday and it’s once again time for our extended blues playlist. We run this once a month. We also feature the second airing of our Album of The Week today.

The 11:00 a.m. hour kicks off five hours of uninterrupted blues!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues

Five hours of uninterrupted blues with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, James Cotton, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin, The Allman Brothers Band, Eric Clapton, J.J. Cale, Muddy Waters, The Animals, the Robert Cray Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Koko Taylor, Marcia Ball, Them (featuring Van Morrison), and many more.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Angel Dream by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

The second airing of the reimagined soundtrack from She’s The One is upon us. It includes four new never-before-released songs, including a great studio version of J.J. Cale’s Thirteen Days and an extended version of Supernatural Radio.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a great day to tune in #BecomeUngovernable Radio. We surely are outside the system on all fronts. Your revolutionary spirit is well served here. We do not purchase music from either Amazon or Apple, we do not accept advertising of any kind, we do not ask you for a “subscription” and we do not require any personal information. We require that you have a set of ears. That’s it. And a browser and free tab.

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We’re Winding Down on The Fillmore Fiesta, But We’re Not Done Yet! And The Heartbreakers’ New “Angel Dream” Owns Our Album of The Week, Sunday, July 4, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Running a tad late today because I slept in just a bit. This old body gets tired after a week in retail hell. But never you mind. We’ve got a great grand finale for all Fillmorians today, and a brand new Tom Petty effort for our Album of The Week.

We wrap up our Fillmore Festival today with some great stuff!

Here’s your July 4th line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Angel Dream by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers NEW!

This is the new release from the Petty estate, celebrating the 25th anniversary of their soundtrack album, She’s The One. It’s a reimagined vision of great music, which also happens to include four previously-unreleased tunes. There’s always a bonus because The Heartbreakers have so much unreleased music yet to go. One is a long version of Supernatural Radio, one of my favorite tunes and the other is an unbelievable studio version of J.J. Cale’s Thirteen Days, another of my favorites which the Heartbreakers have done live in the past. Two others are brand new songs.

There is no doubting Petty’s musical genius at this point. But what is evident and what must always be said is how dedicated his bandmates were to his musical cause, and just how fucking brilliant they all were together.

3:00 p.m. Laura Nyro Live at The Fillmore East, New York, March 30, 1971 NEW!

Laura Nyro called this performance Spread Your Wings and Fly, but we here in The Mermaid Lounge believe she did that for her entire career. This is one of my favorite performances ever. The Fillmore East closed its doors a few days earlier than West, on June 27, 1971. Laura Nyro’s performance was one of the finals, just a few months before the end.

7:00 p.m. Fillmore, The Last Days: Various Artists NEW!

Here we have a multi-artist effort of live performances at the Fillmore West just before the doors closed. Most of the bands are from the Bay area, and include Quicksilver Messenger Service, Santana, the Elvin Bishop Group, Boz Scaggs, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Cold Blood, Taj Mahal, and The Grateful Dead (life would not be complete without them), and many more!

And with that, our Fillmore Festival is done for now. We have a lot more Fillmore performances in our vault, so we’ll be doing this again for sure. Just not sure when, but you’ll be the first to know. It’s the fourth of July, folks. I’m not a flag waver, and I hate the word “patriot” because I really believe the right-wing uses that term way too much. They are actually “hatriots.” So, I’m listening to music. That’s the best way to celebrate.

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The Fillmore Extravaganza Continues With Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Janis Joplin, and Hot Tuna, Friday, July 2, 2021

Good Morning, Fillmorians! We continue our celebration of Bill Graham’s magical musical vision today on our way to July 4th. We’ve got quite the line-up for you all today!

Here’s today’s fantastic line-up:

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

By all standards, the Heartbreakers’ 20-show residency at The Fillmore West in 1997 is the stuff musical legends are made of. You can read about it here in an article written after Petty’s untimely death in 2017. This is the first time we’ve aired the amazing three hours of music that came from that residency. It covers not only the Heartbreakers’ own hits, but also some great covers from the artists who inspired them.

We hear that the Petty estate and his bandmates are working on their own multi-album effort somewhere down the road that will include the special guests who came up on stage to sing with them. We loo forward to that as well.

4:00 p.m. Janis Joplin Live at The Fillmore, New York, February 12, 1969

Janis was no stranger to The Fillmore East and West. This particular performance was during Janis’ transitional period. She had left Big Brother & The Holding Company and moved on with the Komic Blues Band. The only hold-over from Big Brother was guitarist Sam Andrew. The goal of the band was to play more R & B and soul music than the hard rock she was known for. Admittedly, the band’s performance got mixed reviews, but there was absolutely no denying Janis Joplin’s on-stage charisma and performance.

9:00 p.m. Hot Tuna Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, March 4, 1988

Hot Tuna rose out of the ashes of Jefferson Airplane, a collaboration between Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, that played mostly blues-rock and Americana music. Although members have come and gone over the years, including Grace Slick herself, the band largely remained their baby.

We hope you’ll join us as much as you can today to celebrate the Fillmore. In between all this great stuff, we’ll have our usual open stream. We’re free 24/7 and remain committed to music as opposed to profit.

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Saturday Brings Bob Dylan With Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in NY, The Rascals In the Spotlight, LIVE DEAD, and the Final Airing of Our AOW, June 26, 2021

Saturday is the busiest day we have here in The Mermaid Lounge, and today is no exception! We’ve got quite a line-up on tap for you all today, as I toil in the world of retail bullshit.

Dylan With The Heartbrakers on The True Confessions Tour.

Here’s Saturday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Live at Rich Stadium, New York, July 4, 1986 NEW!

From the second leg of the infamous True Confessions tour. We’ve aired other shows from this tour in the past, but never this venue. According to Mike Campbell, it was playing with Bob Dylan that taught the band how to be spontaneous on stage and respond to what the audience wanted. If that’s the case, they learned their lesson well.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Blues From Laurel Canyon by John Mayall FINAL AIRING!

The final airing of Blues From Laurel Canyon is today, so make sure you’re on your tab at 3:00 p.m. When you wake up Sunday, there will be a brand new Album of The Week.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The (Young) Rascals

One of the finest bands ever to enter a recording studio right here. A Mermaid Lounge favorite for sure, and they are taking their place in the spotlight today.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Academy of Music, New York, March 26, 1972 NEW!

Another new show from the world’s premier jam band. This one comes from the Academy of Music in New York. Eventually we’ll have to start repeating shows, but not yet. There are still plenty to go, and every show is different…even on the same tour.

Saturday is always a great day to listen in to #BecomeUngovernable Radio. (I know I sound like a broken record.) We are totally free every single day, not just occasionally as we try to pick up listeners. There is no bait-and-switch. We ask for no personal information, no credit card, and no subscription. What are you waiting for?

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On Friday, Night Time is The Right Time, and We Offer Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton Live at Madison Square Garden, June 25, 2021

To say that many songs have been written about the night would be an understatement, and we prove it with our latest long-player today. It kind of…kept going…and going. Until I got tired, that is.

Tonight we have Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton live from Madison Square Garden.

Here’s your Friday musical shenanigans:

11:00 a.m. Here Comes The Night: Various Artists NEW!

This was one I couldn’t get out of my head. Songs with references to the night either in the titles or the lyrics. It was fun, but exhausting because it never wanted to end, and I’m sure I’ve missed some. But hey, that’s the way it goes.

You’ll hear B.B. King, Gregg Allman, John Mayall, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Rolling Stones, Linda Ronstadt, Maria Muldaur, Carly Simon, Dr. John, Joe Walsh, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Them, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, John Cougar Mellencamp, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, The Traveling Wilburys and many, many more.

We’ll have the set list up under the Playlist tab before air time! Just scroll to the bottom.

7:00 p.m. Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton Live From Madison Square Garden, February 25-28, 2008

Here we have a great selection of songs from two musical legends recorded over three performances at Madison Square Garden in 2008. Unlike some, however, I personally consider Winwood the bigger talent here, but that’s me. He’s our guy here in The Mermaid Lounge.

Great day to listen in, particulary if you think that the night time is the right time. We are totally free; we ask no personal information; we seek no subscriptions; and we accept no advertising. It’s all about the music.

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Today, We Have The Heartbreakers Live on the 40th Anniversary Tour, Sweet Soul Music Vintage 1965, The Final Airing of our AOW, and LIVE DEAD Later, Saturday, June 19, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers, and welcome to our usual frenzied Saturday of programming. We have a wild one today, including our very first live performance from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ 40th Anniversary Tour!

Today we air our very first live performance of The Heartbreakers’ live on the 40th Anniversary Tour!

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The American Airlines Center, Dallax, Texas, April 22, 2017 NEW!

This is the very first airing of any of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ 40th Anniversary Tour, and this one comes from Dallas. We have a lot of TPATH live performances here in The Mermaid Lounge, but this is the first time we are airing anything from that final tour.

The set list will be posted under the Playlist tab. Just scroll to the bottom!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: In The Midnight Hour & Other Hits by Wilson Pickett FINAL AIRING!

This will be the last time you can tune this album in. Tomorrow when you roll out of bed, we’ll have another fine album to feature for the week.

7:00 p.m. Sweet Soul Music 1965: Various Artists

We’ve got some great soul music on tap for you today, all vintage 1965 releases from Otis Redding, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Radiants, The Ad Libs, The Dixie Cups, Lee Dorsey, Roy Head & The Taints, Fontella Bass, The Miracles, The Four Tops, The Ramsey Lewis Trio, and more!

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

Yet another never-before-heard-here performance by the master of all jam bands, The Dead. This one is from one of my favorite cities, New Orleans.

The set list for this show will also be under the Playlist tab. Again, just scroll to the bottom.

Again, I will say that this is a great day to find out what we’re all about. Saturday is our busiest programming day, yet this represents only just over seven hours of music that we stream in a 24-hour day. We’re totally free, we do not run advertising, and the rest of the time is dedicated to Open Stream. Just pull up a tab and click the link below.

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