Another Monday Rolls Around and We Have Tom Rush In the Spotlight, Bob Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, and One More Airing of Highway Companion, July 26, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! The cycle continues with another Monday here in The Mermaid Lounge. We’ve got some great programming to kick off the week.

We’ve got Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Celebration coming up later!

Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Tom Rush

We haven’t aired this one for a while. It seems like a good time to me. Tom Rush is a local boy ’round these parts, born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He has made some excellent music over his long and storied career, and has launched many a singer-songwriter to fame and fortune.

3:00 p.m. Not the Album of The Week: Highway Companion by Tom Petty FINAL AIRING!

Yesterday was the actual release date fifteen years ago for Petty’s third and final solo album. We were pretty busy yesterday, so we thought we’d air it one final time today.

7:00 p.m. Bob Dylan & Friends: The 30th Anniversary Celebration

I was pretty much inspired by Chrissie Hynde’s Dylan’s covers album that is this week’s Album of The Week. The songs covered here are more of the well-known variety, but Dylan’s friend list is vast and this is a great concert with Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Chrissie Hynde, Roger McGuinn and many, many others. Not to be missed.

Again, let me implore you to tune us in. We’re on 24/7, uninterrupted by capitalist entreaties to purchase products you do not need. We don’t ask for your credit card or your personal information. There’s absolutely no subscription requirement. What more could you ask for?

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It’s Sunday Funday! Not Only Do You Get Folk Music From A-To-Z, But We Have An Outstanding Album of The Week, July 25, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s another Sunday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and that can only mean good things. Not only do we have our extended-play ‘Folk Music From A-To-Z’ playlist, but we have a most excellent Album of The Week.

Chrissie Hynde makes no bones about how much Bob Dylan has meant to her, and now she delivers!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Standing in The Doorway, Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan NEW!

I don’t care who you are or where you are: There’s no denying Bob Dylan’s influence in the music world. Described as “the reigning queen of cool,” Chrissie Hynde makes no bones about how much Bob Dylan’s music has meant to her. She delivers a masterpiece of Bob Dylan songs recorded using cell phone technology during the pandemic lockdown here.

But you won’t find the usual Dylan classics here. Instead you’ll find nine songs that can be considered ‘overlooked’ Dylan songs, including the title track. While Van Morrison and Eric Clapton spent their time whining (and it hasn’t stopped yet either), Chrissie Hynde decided to do something nobody has ever done before.

This is our album of the week. This could easily be the Album of The Year. Don’t miss it.

3:00 p.m. Folk Music From A-To-Z: Various Artists

Here’s an extended playlist where you’ll find Dylan himself. A “history” of folk music of sorts. The songs include those of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Odetta, Lead Belly, Doc Watson, Tom Rush, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Phil Ochs, Cat Stevens, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, Linda Ronstadt, The McGarrigle Sisters, John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, The Band, Arlo Guthrie, and more!

There’s no denying it: It’s Sunday and a day of rest. It’s a great day to tune us in and find out what we’re all about. It’s pretty simple 24/7 music uninterrupted by advertising and mouthy DJ’s, free of charge all the time, and no credit card or personal information ever requested. Ever.

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Today We Put The Band In the Spotlight, and Celebrate The 15th Anniversary of The Release of Tom Petty’s ‘Highway Companion’ Album, Friday, July 23, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists and fellow Pettyologists! I think we’ve told you this, but Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers is our ‘house’ band (along with a group called The Beatles). We try to keep on top of stuff so we can mark critical release dates. We’ve got one coming up this weekend.

Today we have an updated spotlight playlist featuring The Band!

Here’s today’s playlist:

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

The Band is undoubtedly one of the finest musical entities every created. Formed in Toronto in 1967, The Band started out as the back-up band for Ronnie Hawkins and, most famously, Bob Dylan. Music From Big Pink is one of the finest albums ever made. When people asked Robbie Robertson how they got their name, he simply said that was how everyone referred to them back n the day. They were ‘the band’ so they kept it.

From Hawkins and Dylan, the band went on to carve out an amazing musical road that made them one of the most well respected and influential bands on the planet. Today, we premier an expanded playlist for you. We hope you enjoy it.

7:00 p.m. Not The Album of The Week: Highway Companion by Tom Petty

Highway Companion, released on July 25, 2006, was the third and final solo album made by the late, exceptionally great Tom Petty. The album peaked at #4 on the Billboard charts back in the day. It was produced by Petty, his bandmate Mike Campbell, and Jeff Lynne of both ELO and The Traveling Wilburys. The album generated three singles: Saving Grace, Flirting With Time, and Big Weekend. The first two songs are on our personal list of the 50 greatest Petty songs of all time.

In between this great programming, we’ve got a whole lot of wide Open Stream for your listening enjoyment. Tomorrow, we’ll have our usual busy ass Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge, so enjoy the Mermaid’s streaming selections today.

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We’re at The Midweek Point With a Wilbury Wednesday, and Our Psychedelic Express Playlist Later, July 14, 2021

Good Morning, fellow Wilbury lovers everywhere! We’ve got a Wilbury Wednesday in store for you today as we play the complete collection today. Later on, it’s our Psychedelic Express playlist.

The post-Orbison era Wilburys. Simply the greatest supergroup ever assembled.

Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. WILBURY WEDNESDAY! The Complete Wilburys: Volumes 1 & 3

Everything they ever recorded, both with and after Roy Orbison’s untimely death. They numbered the volumes this way for some unknown reason and we are not arguing. People should not forget Buster Sidebury, who is the great Jim Keltner on drums. Here’s some material on the Wilburys for your reading enjoyment. (By the way, it’s a great website to travel through.)

7:00 p.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists

This one is due for an update, but here it is nevertheless. You’ll hear Donovan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Blues Image, Jefferson Airplane, The Chambers Brothers, The Byrds, Cream, The Beatles, The Doors, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, and more!

In between, it’s wide Open Stream, so enjoy as we prepare for the Linda Ronstadt birthday bash tomorrow. We’re totally free every day, not just when we want to suck you into a subscription (which we don’t even ask for). We run no advertising, just an occasional station I.D. from yours truly, and we certainly don’t want to know your personal information. We have our own problems here.

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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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It’s Wilbury Wednesday, and We’ve Also Got Bonnie Raitt In the Spotlight and Our ‘Nothing But Heartbreak’ Playlist Later, June 9, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a Wilbury Wednesday on tap, along with some Bonnie Raitt and our Nothing But Heartbreak Playlist on tap sprinkled in all that Open Stream.

We start the day with Bonnie Raitt. Does it get any better?

Here’s your mid-week line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Bonnie Raitt

I’ve seen Bonnie Raitt quite a few times. She, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris saved my sanity during the seventies. We drove just about everywhere to see them…Portland, Maine; Worcester, Mass; the Providence Civic Center in Rhode Island; and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in upstate New York.

But one of the best memories I have was in a little bar in Cambridge, Massachusetts while we were watching John Lincoln Wright & The Sourmash Boys and we caught a glimpse of a young Bonnie Raitt sitting near the piano. When she got up on stage and sang with them, it was like heaven. Today, we put Bonnie Raitt In the Spotlight, but she has always been in mine. (And did I mention she’s one badass guitarist?)

3:00 p.m WILBURY WEDNESDAY! The Traveling Wilburys: The Bootleg Collection

Though short-lived, the Wilburys have distinguished themselves as the premier ‘supergroup’ on the planet. Every time I see a poll done on those music websites, they are overwhelmingly voted number one by musicologists. And I concur wholeheartedly. For those who still don’t know The Traveling Wilburys: George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne made some incredible music together. Only Lynne and Dylan remain on the planet, but their music lives on.

7:00 p.m. Nothing But Heartbreak: Various Artists

Heartbreak appears to be my specialty in life. I am well-versed in the craft, and have decided that I’m giving up all this love stuff. It was in the middle of my last heartbreak that I built this playlist. It’s a great collection, and I hope you all enjoy my misery.

For a little sampling of who you’ll be hearing: The Pretenders, Tom Rush, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Carole King, Mudcrutch, The Band, Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, The Bee Gees, The J. Geils Band, and more!

Yeah, here we go again: It’s a great day to tune us in. In addition to the fact that we are not-for-profit and accessible just with the click of the link below, the music is nothing short of fantastic.

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Mudcrutch Monday Madness and McCartney Dominate Our Programming On May 31, 2021

Here we are on another Monday in The Mermaid Lounge. We haven’t had a Mudcrutch Monday in quite a while, according to my calendar. It’s about that time.

It’s Mudcrutch Monday here in The Mermaid Lounge!

Here’s today’s line-up:

10:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Paul McCartney

We kick off Monday with Macca Music as a founding member of The Beatles and Wings, and as a solo artist. His career spans more than five decades, making him a living legend.

3:00 p.m. Mudcrutch Monday Madness

Mudcrutch is known as Tom Petty’s “other” band, but it was actually Tom Petty’s first band…the band that left Gainesville for L.A., the band that morphed into Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. When Tom Petty brought the original Mudcrutch back together in 2008, it wasn’t just a diversion for him. Mudcrutch made some serious music, and we’ve got the entire catalogue here today.

It’s Memorial Day here and the only thing we’re celebrating today is music. No parades. No flag waving. None of that nonsense. Just music. Tune us in if you’re hanging around looking for something to do. You won’t regret it.

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Friday Brings Joni Mitchell’s Shadows & Light Tour, and Tom Petty’s Buried Treasure, April 30, 2021

Good Friday Morning! We have a lot of Open Stream today, but the programming we offer is outstanding on this fine end to the month of April.

This evening, we bring you Tom Petty, DJ.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Joni Mitchell, The Shadows & Light Tour, Live at The Santa Barbara County Bowl, September 9, 1979 NEW!

This concert brings what many people feel is the greatest of all Joni Mitchell’s stage bands, composed of Pat Metheny (guitar), Jaco Pastorius (bass), Lyle Mays (keyboards), Michael Brecker (sax), and Don Alias (drums)…although I saw the Court & Spark tour as well with Tom Scott & The L.A. Express and thought that was pretty fabulous as well. But we quibble here, because no matter how you feel, this one’s a winner.

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty’s Peculiar Picks, Highlights From The Buried Treasure Show

Long before there was a Tom Petty Radio on Sirius XM, there was Tom Petty’s Buried Treasure Show where he morphed into our favorite DJ. I don’t know why they call this his “peculiar” picks. Frankly, Petty could give a less on the history of rock and roll, and that’s basically what he did with his radio show. He shared his personal record collection and educated us all. Here we offer you Mr. Petty, disc jockey. Enjoy. It’s a great multi-artist playlist.

Good day to tune us in for sure. I know. We say that every day, but it’s true. We’re not-for-profit and we take no advertising. We never ask you for a subscription, a credit card, or personal data.

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It’s a Mudcrutch Monday, We Have ‘Live’ Jesse Winchester, and The Doors In The Spotlight, April 26, 2021

Ah, yes, another week begins in The Mermaid Lounge and we’ve got some great programming, including new ‘live’ Jesse Winchester, a great singer-songwriter who is sometimes forgotten.

Singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester, a man who lives through the voices of others will live through his own today.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Mudcrutch Live at The Fonda Theatre, West Hollywood, June 26, 2016

This was the same tour that brought Tom Petty’s “other band” through Boston’s House of Blues. I will forever kick myself in the ass for missing this opportunity, but I thought I had many more in the future. Sadly, I was wrong. Mudcrutch may not be The Heartbreakers, but they are a great band nonetheless.

3:00 p.m. Jesse Winchester Live at The Bijou Cafe, Philadelphia, May 26, 1977 NEW!

I’ve seen Jesse Winchester twice in my lifetime, both times as an opening act for Emmylou Harris. When Emmylou breaks into Defying Gravity, few know that the song was written by Winchester. He has made a lot of music over the yeears, and he is appreciated here in The Mermaid Lounge, where we have just added his catalogue to our general rotation and will feature some of his live performances.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Doors

I’ve been missing these crazy guys lately. In just four years before Morrison’s untimely death, the left us a hell of a musical catalogue. Tonight we put them In the Spotlight.

Tune us in. You won’t regret it. Join your friends from Germany, Poland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, Canada, and points beyond!

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Between Heaven & Hell, Stephen Stills & Manassas Live in Amsterdam, and Cream’s Farewell Concert, Monday, April 5, 2021

It’s another Monday here in The Mermaid Lounge, where we aim to please. We have some great selections for you today mixed in with all that fine Open Stream.

We feature Cream’s farewell concert tonight at 7:00 p.m.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Between Heaven & Hell: Various Artists

One of our patented multi-artist playlists with either heaven or hell (or both) featured in the title and/or lyrics. Got that? You’ll hear Stevie Wonder, The Byrds, The Grateful Dead, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Donovan, Roberta Flack, ZZ Top, The Foo Fighters, The Eagles, Rosanne Cash, Lucinda Williams, Tom Petty, Fats Domino and many more!

3:00 p.m. Stephen Stills & Manassas, Live at The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, March 22, 1972

A comeback for Stephen Stills after falling by the wayside, and a successful one at that from one of the finest singer-songwriters in popular music.

7:00 p.m. Cream’s Farewell Concert, The BBC Transmission, January 5, 1969

It’s true that Cream wasn’t around for very long, but they left behind some seriously great music. Tonight we feature their farewell concert broadcast by the BBC.

Like I keep saying, more and more people every day. Today we have listeners from the Faroe Islands, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, and Canada. Sooner or later you’ll figure it out. We’re not in this for the money. We neither accept advertising nor have the money to advertise ourselves. We’re in it for the music.

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