Celebrating George Harrison’s Birthday, Rebroadcasting Our Album of The Week, and We’re All Under The Influence Later, Thursday, February 25, 2021

Happy Birthday to George Harrison, on what would have been his 75th birthday.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Wrecking Ball by Emmylou Harris

This is our second to last airing of this brilliant album, so hear it while you can! This was a career redefining project for Emmylou Harris, who teamed up with Daniel Lanois for Wrecking Ball. She not only has help from Lanois, but Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, and many others.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of George Harrison UPDATED!

George Harrison is one of those guys who was underestimated when The Beatles started out, but as time passed, people began to see just exactly what he was capable of. This newly-refreshed playlist features music from his Beatle years, his solo music, and his time as part of the brilliant supergroup, The Traveling Wilburys. Don’t miss celebrating on what would have been George Harrison’s 75th birthday.

7:00 p.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

This is one of our most popular playlists because, hey, we’ve all been under the influence at one time or another…legally or illegally. You’ll hear Glenn Frey, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, John Lee Hooker, The Temptations, Donovan, The Traveling Wilburys, and more!

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Someone famous said that. His name was Timothy Leary. The father of LSD. Appropriate, don’t you think?

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What Could Be Better? It’s Wilbury Wednesday and (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday on the Same Day, February 24, 2021

Yes, here we are on another (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday with our only programming coming from the best damned supergroup on the planet, The Traveling Wilburys! And just in time for George Harrison’s birthday (we celebrate that tomorrow). The planets are aligned just right this week.

The Traveling Wilburys.

Here’s today’s line-up:

All Day (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday

Yes, sandwiched around the great Wilbury programming outlined below, we’re streaming just about 27,000 songs all day and all night long with nary an interruption except for short station identifications. No advertising, people. Ever.

12:00 p.m. Wilbury Wednesday: The Traveling Wilburys Complete, Volume One & Two

This is a great bootleg offering, with outtakes, alternate versions, and the complete Traveling Wilbury playlist. That’s more than two hours of uninterrupted sheer pleasure from where I’m sitting here in The Mermaid Lounge.

We hope you’ll tune us in. All it takes is an open tab on your computer. No credit card, membership, or personal information required. When we say free, we actually mean it. Give us a try.

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It’s a Folk Music Kind of Monday With Our A-Z Playlist and Bruce Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions, February 22, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists. This is your day if you’re into folk music. We’ve got a great plalist that runs just under three hours. We also have some live music from Dublin featuring Springsteen and his Seeger Sessions Band.

We’ve got some great folk music going down today from The Mermaid Lounge,

Here’s today’s line-up:

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

We’ve already expanded this play list once on a modest scale, but we’ve got an even bigger updated and expansion planned over the nest few weeks. In the meantime, you can hear just under three hours of Bob Dylan, Tim Hardin, Richie Havens, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Cat Stevens, Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, Woody and Arlo Guthrie, Odetta, John Hartford, Tom Rush, Harry Chapin and more!

5:00 p.m. Bruce Springsteen & The Sessions Band: Live at the Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

Springsteen dropped the “Seeger” from the sessions band for this album performance; something we think is a shame. Ultimately this is Springsteens ‘take’ on Pete Seeger;s music, recorded November 17-19, 2006 in Dublin, Ireland.

The rest of the day is devoted to Open Stream, so tune us in. We’re sure you’ll like today’s music selection, and we’re completely free. No credit card of personal information is required. No advertising accepted. What are you waiting for?

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It is Definitely a Mudcrutch Monday! We’ve Also Got A Tribute To Fats Domino, & a New Episode of ‘The Shadow,’ January 11, 2021

Good Morning from The Mermaid Lounge where we have some excellent programming planned for today, so give us a shot!

Mudcrutch, the precursor to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and a great fucking band.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Mudcrutch Monday Madness: The Works!

This is the band that Tom Petty left Gainesville with all those years ago. In fact, the original Don’t Do Me Like That was a Mudcrutch song. Mudcrutch didn’t pan out back then, but it morphed into Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Then, in 2008, Tom Petty brought the original Mudcrutch back, and it was a whole new ballgame. We have their entire catalogue here this morning. You’ll want to hear this.

5:00 p.m. Goin’ Home, A Tribute to Fats Domino: Various Artists

There is no denying Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino’s place in the annals of rock n’ roll music. I’m not sure anybody was actually playing it before he was. This is truly an all-star tribute, featuring Art Neville, John Lennon, Lucinda Williams, Norah Jones, Tom Petty, Robbie Robertson, Toots & The Maytalls, Irma Thomas & Marcia Ball, Bonnie Raitt, Paul McCartney, Allen Toussaint and more!

9:00 p.m. The Shadow: 07 League of Terror NEW!

Not only do we have Orson Welles in this episode, but Agnes Moorehead, as they take down a counterfeit ring that is preying on the poor. (Frankly, sounds like the government.)

Come on, people. Join us this morning, and then stay with us for the day. We don’t cost a penny. And we don’t want your credit card number or personal information either. We have our own.

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It’s Sunday and Linda Ronstadt Owns Our Album of The Week, We Have Chosen Petty’s Top 50 Songs, and Truffle Brings Up The Rear With a Great Live Performance, January 10, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We have a great line-up for you today, including our new Album of The Week and our first attempt to list Tom Petty’s Top 50 songs.

Tom Petty’s music will stand the test of time.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: We Ran by Linda Ronstadt NEW!

By 1998, when this album was released, Linda Ronstadt was an accomplished veteran of the music scene, and certainly a pioneer for all women in the male-oriented rock world who had more than made her mark. As such, she was at the stage of her career where she could make anything she wanted. And she did. This was effectively her final rock n’ roll album, interpreting songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, John Hiatt, Bruce Springsteen, and Naomi Neville. Neville’s Ruler of My Heart and Hiatt’s We Ran were the hooks for me.

As for the musicians who contributed to this album? They were the best of the best: Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench of The Heartbreakers, Bernie Leadon (formerly of The Eagles), drummer Russ Kunkel, and guitarists Andy Fairweather Low, Waddy Wachtel, and Bob Glaub.

This is probably her most eclectic album ever, and one of my favorites.

2:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream: Tom Petty’s Top 50 Songs NEW!

Someone sent me an email about two months ago challenging me to do this, so I finally found some time to make it happen. This includes Petty’s solo work, and his work with The Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, and The Traveling Wilburys. It’s my Top 50. For now. This is subject to change without notice, by the way.

The playlist will be up under the Playlist tab prior to the airing.

7:00 p.m. Truffle Live at The House of Haze, Farmington, New Hampshire, October 18, 2020

We are giving some airtime here to a great local band whose music embodies everything we play here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio. In case you missed this airing the first time around, we are rerunning it this evening, and we will be adding their collection to our standard rotation over the next few weeks.

Who the hell knows what it takes to get people to tune in. At least here in America, where they appear to be a bit slow on the uptake on many issues. Perhaps they prefer endless talk, commercials or paying for what they used to get for free (shades of Tom Petty’s The Last DJ. Hey, Hey, Hey).

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Tom Petty Shares His Record Collection, Lukas Nelson & POTR are In the Spotlight, and Joan Baez Owns Our Album of The Week, Sunday, January 3, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! How the hell are you this fine Sunday? We have a great line-up today sprinkled in all that Open Stream which, we are again expanding as we speak (or as I write).

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Joan Baez by Joan Baez NEW!

This album has great historical significance to music. In 2015, the album was placed into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress for special recognition and preservation as one of the sound recordings in over 130 years of recording history that has “cultural, artistic and/or historical significance to American society and the nation’s audio legacy” It was recorded in the summer of 1960 and released the same year. Later re-issues contained bonus tracks, but this is the original 13 songs and nothing more.

3:00 p.m. Tom Petty’s Peculiar Picks: The Best of The Buried Treasure Show NEW!

Tom Petty had a side gig. He was a DJ on The Buried Treasure Show, which debuted on Sirius XM’s Deep Tracks channel, then moved to Tom Petty Radio. Tom Petty shared not only some pretty great music (some of it buried and pretty obscure), but his knowledge about its history and how it influenced the influencers. Those of us who listen beyond the catchy tune stage consider this show a national treasure, and agree totally with the sentiment expressed in this article.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real

Yeah. He’s Willie’s boy. And he’s pretty damned good. POTR, as they are affectionately known, also has a side gig as Neil Young’s touring band. Can’t get a much better endorsement than that.

I have no clue what any of you are up to today but — whatever it is — you should have this station tuned in. After all, it’s Sunday Funday. And we’re really fun and won’t cost you a dime.

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Happy Friday From The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 12/11/2020

Greetings from the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge, where we enrich your lives by making sure you have all the pertinent details required to win a musical trivia contest.

Little Richard performs during the halftime show on December 31, 2004, at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn. The pioneering musician died on Saturday, May 9, 2020; he was 87. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images/TNS)

Here’s today’s lesson!

December 11, 1960: Aretha Franklin gives her first live performance at the Village Vanguard in New York city.

December 11, 1961: Motown Records has it’s first #1 hit on the Top 100 with Please Mr. Postman by the Marvelettes.

Also on this day, Elvis Presley’s Blue Hawaii goes to #1.

December 11, 1965: The Velvet Underground plays its first live gig when they open for a group called The Myddle Class in the auditorium of Summit High School in New Jersey.

December 11, 1966: Elton John’s band, Bluesology, opens for Little Richard in London. Elton would later say: “When I saw Little Richard standing on top of the piano, all lights, sequins, and energy, I decided there and then that I was going to be a rock and roll piano player.”

December 11, 1968: The Rolling Stones record their Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus TV special, then proceed to bury it for nearly 30 years.

December 11, 1970: John Lennon releases his first solo album, titled John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.

December 11, 1972: Genesis plays its first US concert ever at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

December 11, 1988: Tom Petty, Bonnie Raitt, Graham Nash and Don Henley perform at a Roy Orbison tribute concert at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.

December 11, 1990: Led Zeppelin IV is certified Diamond with sales of 10 million in the US.

Born On This Day

December 11, 1926: Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton was born in Anton, Alabama. Willie Mae was the first to record Hound Dog, the song that would later be made famous by Elvis Presley.

And that is just about it from the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge for this fine day!

Good Morning From The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 12/9/2020

Well, here we are again live from The Mermaid Lounge imparting our trivial musical knowledge to enrich your lives. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it?

Tom Petty & George Harrison, friends to the end.

Here’s today’s lesson from The College:

December 9, 1963: Meet The Supremes, their first album, was released by Motown Records. The LP contains the hit When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes.

December 9, 1967: Before a gig in New Haven, Connecticut, Jim Morrison got into an argument with a policeman. The policeman responded by macing Morrison. Later on stage, Morrison told the story of the incident, which prompted the police to turn on the house lights and arrest Morrison for ‘breach of peace’ and ‘resisting arrest.’

December 9, 1972: Three Dog Night’s Pieces of April enters the Billboard chart. The song, written by Dave Loggins, with reach the Top 20.

December 9, 1974: George Harrison released his first album on his Dark Horse record label. The name of the album was Dark Horse.

December 9, 1980: One day after John Lennon was shot and killed, Yoko Ono released this statement: “There is no funeral for John. John loved and prayed for the human race. Please do the same for him. Love, Yoko and Sean.”

December 9, 1992: George Harrison received the first Century Award, presented by friend Tom Petty at the third Billboard Music Awards in Universal City, California.

December 9, 1995: Even though they disbanded 25 years earlier, The Beatles have the #1 album when Anthology hits the top (it remains there for three weeks). It includes Beatles rarities in the form of demos, alternate versions, live versions and previously unreleased material. It will eventually sell 4 million copies.

Born On This Day

December 9, 1969: Singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan (solo; The Wallflowers) was born in New York City.

And that it for today’s lesson from The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge!

It’s Mudcrutch Monday and We Have Live Janis Later On, November 16, 2020

Good Morning, Gang! It’s another Monday from The Mermaid Lounge, and we intend to make it count today.

I just love this photo. No significance here other than the fact that it’s Mudcrutch and The Shelters (whom Tom Petty was mentoring) and it was sold out.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Mudcrutch Madness! The Complete Catalogue.

All the Mudcrutch that you can possibly play (except for live bootlegs which will be coming). Did you know that Don’t Do Me Like That was originally a Mudcrutch song? We’ve also got the definitive live version here of Hungry No More, recorded at Boston’s House of Blues in 2016.

Afternoon Open Stream with Three-in-a-Row

Whatever the stream collects as it flows is what we’ll be playing for the afternoon. Listen for some 3’s from Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, and Steely Dan.

6:00 p.m. Janis Joplin Live at The Fillmore East, New York, February 12, 1969

We’ve got some live Janis going here, and that is always a treat for sure.

This is the day to tune us in. Every day is the day to tune us in. Ask the folks in Lithuania. They love us.

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It’s Another (Mostly) Open-Stream But (Totally) Wilbury Wednesday, On November 11, 2020

Yeah, I know. People are always telling me I can’t have it both ways. But yes, I can. And so can you. We’re on Open Stream until 6:00 p.m. when the Traveling Wilburys pull into The Mermaid Lounge.

And, trust me, you’re going to love this two-hour Wilbury spectacular.

The Wilburys: Charlie T. Jnr., Lucky, Nelson, Lefty, and Otis. The best damned Supergroup ever.

Here’s Wednesday’s line-up!

24/7 Daily (Mostly) Open Stream

Like we do every single day, we’re streaming more than 26,000 songs for you. No charge. No credit card. No registration. No advertising. No interruption. And no politicians.

Listen for those Three-in-a-Row’s all day long!

6:00 p.m. Wilbury Wednesday! The Traveling Wilbury’s Inside-Out NEW!

The Mermaid Lounge will be rockin’ with Wilbury magic for more than two hours. Hear the Wilbury demos, extended versions, outtakes, and different recording sessions! This is a not-to-be-missed event!

By the way, all the details on what you will be hearing is under the Playlist tab of this blog. Just scroll to the bottom!

If you’re a Traveling Wilburys fan (and who isn’t?) this is a night you won’t want to miss. So, why not tune us in.? I mean, you have absolutely nothing to lose except those radio stations whose DJ’s just can’t shut the fuck up.

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