Happy Saturday, Ungovernables! Saturdays are usually busier than weekdays, and this is no exception. We have some great programming on tap wrapped around the 24/7 airing of the best music on the planet.
Here’s your line-up for Saturday:
11:00 a.m. Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, July 30, 1983
Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has combined folk, jazz, pop and rock over the years to deliver an amazing library of music. She just announced the birth of the Joni Mitchell Archives, a series of boxed sets that include her earliest-recorded work will be released over the next several years. I can tell you this is much anticipated here in The Mermaid Lounge.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Heaven Is In Your Mind by Traffic
This will be the final airing of this week’s Album of the Week. Tomorrow morning, there’ll be a brand new one on the blog.
6:00 p.m. Van Morrison Live at the Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, October 6, 1979
Again, another singer-songwriter who defies the conventional, and he has also built an incredible body of work that began in the sixties with the British blues band, Them. The concert delivered on this date is classic Van Morrison.
10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The McNicols Sports Arena, Denver, CO, December 14, 1990 NEW!
This Saturday’s Live Dead! is another strong outing by the world’s ultimate jam band. No two shows were ever the same, even on the same tour. Enjoy.
What you waiting for? I keep saying it: Free. 24/7. No commercials. No politicians. No chatter. Just music and a few station IDs. End of story.
Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have Duane Allman and Eric Clapton jamming at Criterion Studios, a playlist for those losers in love out there (myself included, by the way), and our Album of the Week.
Here’s today’s programming line-up:
11:00 a.m. Duane Allman & Eric Clapton Studio Jams 1 Thru 6
One day Duane Allman was working at Criterion Studios when Eric Clapton and his band, Derek & The Dominos, dropped by to record. They were introduced and the rest is history. The result became known as The Layla Sessions.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Heaven Is In Your Mind by Traffic
You can learn the history of this great album, or any of our AOW selections, by simply clicking on the album cover image in the right sidebar!
7:00 p.m. Nothing But Heartbreak: Various Artists
“I been through diamonds! I been through minks! I been through it all! Love Stinks!” J. Geils’ lament is just one of the songs for the lovelorn you’ll hear on today’s featured playlist!
So, again, I’m wondering what the people in the U.S. are waiting for. Europe, Asia and other far-flung locations are all over this radio station. As usual, the toddlers are running behind. We’re free. We require no information. All you need to do is pull up a tab. Seriously.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here we are on another Tuesday Bluesday with Stevie Ray Vaughan. We also toss in some Bonnie Raitt, always good for those bluesy days.
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday! Stevie Ray Vaughan: Blues You Can Use, Recorded Live on the Live Alive Tour, Philadelphia, PA, June 30, 1987 NEW!
Stevie Ray Vaughan was known as “the second coming of the blues” before his untimely death in a helicopter crash at the age of 35 in 1990, but his legend endures as one of the most amazing blues guitarists of all time. Bonnie Raitt dedicated her album Luck of The Draw to Stevie Ray. It’s only fitting that they are scheduled here on the same day.
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Heaven Is In Your Mind by Traffic
Steve Winwood is another of those artists whose legend will endure long after his mortal life, and with good reason. Everything this guy has touched is worth listening to on some level, and he has been around for a very long time. One of my favorite videos of all time is Steve Winwood and Tom Petty on stage together for Can’t Find My Way Home during the Heartbreakers’ 2014 tour.
7:00 p.m. Bonnie Raitt Live at The Rainbow Room, Philadelphia, PA, February 22, 1972
Bonnie Raitt is another of those female pioneers who never disappoints. It’s amazing to me that even the classic rock stations fail to give these women their due. But here in The Mermaid Lounge, their presence is scheduled to grow.
Good Morning, Audiophiles! How are we this fine Sunday morning? We are doing very well here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we have some great stuff coming your way. Today we also celebrate Roger Waters’ 77th birthday.
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at My Father’s Place, Roslyn, New York, July 21, 1974 NEW!
Like so many other small venues of its time, My Father’s Place was the incubator for future stars. In Boston (actually, Cambridge), we had Jonathan Swift’s, Jack’s, The Inn Square Men’s Bar, and Passim’s Coffee House.
Linda Ronstadt was one of those future stars who passed through My Father’s Place on her way to the top. We have her July 21 ,1974 performance today. That was also her Heart Like A Wheel breakout year.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Heaven Is In Your Mind by Traffic NEW!
Here’s the thing about British bands and America. The releases are always different between Europe and the U.S., and I’m always so annoyed by that. Why? Because the European ones are always so much stronger. But never mind that shit. Traffic was an excellent band, although a bit psychotic about how to handle Dave Mason. It was some kind of love-hate relationship. Still, he and the magnificent Steve Winwood played their styles off each other very well, and Jim Capaldi? Well, Traffic would never have been Traffic without him. This is a great album, no matter where the hell it came from.
7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Pink Floyd NEW!
Today is Roger Waters’ 77th birthday, and it’s time for Pink Floyd to step into The Spotlight here in The Mermaid Lounge, where music nirvana is made daily.
Look, people, again I say Europe and Asia is all over this station. I have no idea what the problem here is in America. Perhaps you prefer to pay for your music. I can’t explain the lethargy. Whatever. Whenever you wake the fuck up, we’ll be here.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some great new music today, as always. And a great programming schedule.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Poet: A Tribute to Townes VanZandt
I have found many who don’t recognize the name. But those of us who do understand why there’s a tribute album. Despite a troubled life. VanZandt was an influence on many and many have recorded his songs, including Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and Guy Clark.
2:00 p.m. Traffic: Live at Woodstock ’94 NEW!
Yeah, there was only one real Woodstock. We know that. However, Traffic and Steve Winwood are a staple here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio, no matter where they play.
5:00 p.m. Folk Music From A to Z
In keeping with the Townes VanZandt theme, we’re featuring a great folk music playlist today. Enjoy.
9:00 p.m. Album of the Week: The Doors, by The Doors