Good Morning, Music Lovers. We are here in The Mermaid Lounge setting you up for a great day musically with new material and an update of some old.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Jefferson Airplane Live at The Matrix, San Francisco, February 1, 1968 NEW!
We are kicking out the day with some psychedelic rock! Shows by these guys are tough to come by, but we’ve got some others on the way! This one was broadcast on KMPX Radio back in the day.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Joan Baez by Joan Baez
Winding down with our third airing this week. We will have one more some time Saturday before we reveal our new selection on Sunday!
7:00 p.m. Folk Music From A to Z UPDATED AND EXPANDED!
We’ve really expanded this playlist wth the recent addition of new music, and we intend to expand it even further, like we did our British Invasion, Blues, and Sixties playlists. You can hear Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Richie Havens, The Beatles, Tim Hardin, Jesse Winchester, John Prine, Tom Rush, James Taylor, Pete Seeger, Odetta, Woody Guthrie, Eric Andersen, Harry Chapin, and more!
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Good Morning, Music Lovers! We are kicking off 2021 with some great programming wrapped around a whole lot of Open Stream today. Today we feature our two house bands.
Here’s your New Year’s Day line-up:
12:00 p.m. Tom Rush Live at Symphony Hall, Boston, MA NEW!
Tom Rush is a favorite here in The Mermaid Lounge and across New England. This is a compilation of two shows recorded at Boston’s Symphony Hall early in his career.
4:00 p.m. Petty Theft: The Covers
Nope. This isn’t other people covering Tom Petty. This is Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers covering their influencers. The same qualities that make them the best American rock n’ roll band make them arguably, the greatest cover band of all time.
8:00 p.m. The Beatles Complete Apple Rooftop Concert
One day, the Fab Four decided to go out and give a concert at lunch on the top of Apple Records headquarters on Saville Row. Needless to say, all hell broke loose, and it took the British Bobbies a bit of time to figure out just exactly what the hell was going on. This is that impromptu concert in its entirety.
10:00 p.m. The Shadow: 05 Hounds in The Hills
This is the final airing of this week’s episode. We’ll have a brand new one on Monday.
This is the start of a New Year. Maybe you want to join the rest of the world and tune us in.
Here we are in The Mermaid Lounge on day two of Tom Petty month. We have a Two-Tom Day today. Seriously good programming.
Here’s today’s Two-Tom line-up:
11:00 a.m. The New Releases: Tom Petty’s Wildflowers & All The RestNEW!
Very simply, the five latest releases on the way to the new Tom Petty compilation (available October 16), Wildflowers & All The Rest. We thought that would be appropriate today. You can learn more about this release here and on Tom Petty’s official web site. We will repeat this at 11:00 p.m.
By the way, there are ‘home demos’ here that are release worthy for most people.
3:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Tom Rush
Another favorite here in The Mermaid Lounge. And by the way, still kicking ass.
7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, June 10, 1995
This is one of my personal favorites, particularly because of the song selection. But hell, they’re great live. Always have been. You can love their albums, but you can really appreciate their talent when they are live.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to Sunday Funday, and it’s a good one today. We have Mr. Petty and his band, Little Feat, and Tom Rush on the schedule.
Here’s today’s Sunday Funday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Album of the Week: Mojo by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers NEW!
The Heartbreakers’ blues album is on tap this week. We chose this because Mojo was released ten years ago on June 15. The album was their 12th studio album, it was Petty’s first in eight years with the band, and the first with Ron Blair back full-time as bassist after the death of the beloved Howie Epstein. (Blair was one of the original founding members of the Heartbreakers; Howie Epstein took over when Blair left.) The album was recorded in Tom Petty’s studio, The Clubhouse and was largely recorded live in the studio without overdubs. This album offers 15 really great songs by a really great band.
2:00 p.m. Little Feat Live at The Rainbow Theater, London, August 2, 1977 NEW!
Little Feat is like Jello. There’s always room for Little Feat, one of the most amazing, fun, and enjoyable bands on the planet. I’m talking here about the original Little Feat with Lowell George mostly, although the post-George bands were respectable. I saw these guys a few times in my life, but the best show I ever saw was at the Harvard Square Theater, yet another lost venue, with Jerry Jeff Walker opening.
7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Tom Rush
Tom Rush’s contribution to music cannot be overstated and sometimes people forget him. His recording of Joni Mitchell’s music helped to briing her to the forefront. He was just not interested in star power. I saw this guy on February 8 of this year and he was amazing. He’s 79 years young and still on the road. A real troubadour.
Hey, once again, Europe and Asia has you all beat. They are all over this station. Where the fuck are you? Pull up a tab and turn us on. We’re free. It’ll improve your social media experience.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Listening to #BecomeUngovernable Radio has been proven to be very good for your emotional well being. (Not really. I just made that shit up.) But you should tune us in anyway. We’ve got a good one today.
Here’s your social distancing line-up!
11:00 a.m. Album of the Week: Who’s Next, by The Who
There’s a very interesting story behind this album and where the material evolved from. You can learn more by clicking on the image to the right in the Album of the Week feature box.
2:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Tom Rush NEW!
Tom Rush is one of those guys who could easily go unnoticed, but that would be a giant mistake. Tom Rush has influenced an entire generation of musicians, including Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. He is credited by Rolling Stone magazine with creating the era of the singer-songwriter. Tom Rush has been a quiet force in music for a very long time. I recently saw him in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (his birth place), and he was doing just fine at 79.
7:00 p.m. Mick Jagger & Jeff Beck: Live at the Country Club, Receda
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Don’t be surprised if you start to hear music from Townes Van Zandt, Dave Van Ronk, Tim Buckley, and Jakob Dylan in the next few weeks. It’s part of a new folk music infusion at #BecomeUngovernable Radio.
They’ll be joining Woodie Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan in the rotation now. We’ll be adding to this growing list in the future and will keep you updated as we grow!