It’s Wednesday and We’ll Be ‘Under The Influence’ for Several Hours; Some ‘Live’ Linda Ronstadt Closes Out The Night Later, November 16, 2022

Good Morning to all who like to feed their heads, sometimes with legal substances and sometimes not so legal. We have all been there before. We close out the programming later with some ‘live’ Linda Ronstadt.

Here’s where your musical journey takes you today:

10:00 a.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

Aside from women, mind-altering substances are often the subject of songs. On this EP, you’ll hear Arlo Guthrie, The Byrds, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, Commander Cody & The Lost Planet Airmen, Donovan, Glenn Frey, John Lee Hooker, Jonathan Edwards, Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat, The Traveling Wilburys, The Temptations, Small Faces, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, The Beatles, Neil Young, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Velvet Underground, the Rolling Stones, Dave Van Ronk, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Led Zeppelin, Harry Chapin, The Band, The Fraternity of Man, and more!

7:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at The Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey, December 6, 1975

The year 1975 was a very good year, especially for Linda Ronstadt. She had already released Don’t Cry Now in 1973, but 1974 was the year for Heart Like A Wheel and that album propelled Linda Ronstadt’s career into the stratosphere. She began that climb to the top in 1975 and was the Queen of Rock during the seventies, gracing the covers of Rolling Stone (more than once), Time, Newsweek, Cashbox, Circus, Creem and others. Drop by tonight and give a listen to the Queen of The Mermaid Lounge.

Hey, what the hell, why not Tune in, Turn On and Drop Out? It’s midweek. Step out a bit. And listen to some great music while you’re at it. We’re totally free 24/7 with no hidden costs and no surprises. And we still don’t play rap, hip-hop, heavy metal or elevator music. What more do you need?

It’s Sunday In the Lounge and We’ve Got the Rolling Stones With The AOW, and Our ‘Under The Influence’ EP, October 16, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We are back in the lounge for another Sunday, technically a day of rest unless you’re The Music Mermaid who is on duty 24/7. We’ve got some great programming planned for you all today!

What exactly do you think they’re smoking here?

Here’s your psychedelic lineup:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Their Satanic Majesties Request NEW!

Here we have The Rolling Stones with their 6th British and 8th American studio album released by Decca Records in December of 1967. The band moved away from its R & B roots and experimented with psychedelic sounds and instruments (Mellotron, sound effects, African rhythms, among others) and produced the album themselves. It too a while as their production was interrupted by drug use, court appearances and jail terms by members of the group. They managed, however, to make a very different album but still sound like The Rolling Stones.

3:00 p.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

This EP and the Album of The Week managed to just fall together nicely today as we present our long-player of mind-altering substances. Next to love and heartbreak, substance use was probably the favorite topic for music. Some of it was legal; a lot of it not. You’ll hear Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Arlo Guthrie, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Donovan, Glen Frey, John Lee Hooker, Jonathan Edwards, Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat, The Traveling Wilburys, The Temptations, Small Faces, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, The Beatles, Neil Young, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, Dave Van Ronk, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Led Zeppelin, Harry Chapin, The Band, The Fraternity of Man and more!

It’s a great day to tune in, turn on, and drop out as a famous counterculture hero once suggested. After all, it’s a day of rest. If you believe in The Big Guy, he even took a day off. And it was Sunday. So, hell, why not? We’re all waiting for you here in The Mermaid Lounge.

Today It’s Music About Being ‘Under The Influence’ With Volume Two of ‘Repeat After Me’ Up Later On, Friday, September 16, 2022

Come on. We’ve all been under the influence at one time or another, whether it be legal or illegal. There’s no shortage of music out there talking about the subject, from John Lee Hooker to Jimi Hendrix. We’ve got it all for you in today’s EP.

Here’s your Friday lineup!

10:00 a.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

There’s no shortage of songs on this subject, and we’ve got a very eclectic cast of characters here with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Arlo Guthrie, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Donovan, Glenn Frey, John Lee Hooker, Jonathan Edwards, Little Feat, Linda Ronstadt, The Traveling Wilburys, The Temptations, Small Faces, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, The Beatles, Neil Young, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, Dave Van Ronk, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Led Zeppelin, Harry Chapin, The Band, The Fraternity of Man, and more! Enough to fill up just about five hours of fun, both legal and not.

7:00 p.m. Repeat After Me, Volume Two: Various Artists

More of what we began last night at 7:00 p.m. with artists covering each others songs. The Great Reboot, as it were (as opposed to the right-wing Great Reset bullshit). They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and the music business is literal proof. We have a third volume in the works.

Before, in between and after we have our great wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. She is in full control and, as you well know, she has great taste in music. Join our friends from Greece, Italy, France, the UK, Russian Federation, Portugal, Spain, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Kansas, Massachusetts, Texas and Cali. They are all on this busy morning.

We Start The Day With Our ‘Under The Influence’ EP and Close It With Bob Marley & The Wailers, On Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We start out the day Under The Influence with our many friends who sing about those mind-altering vices, and get back to Reggae with Bob Marley & The Wailers tonight.

The Caterpillar knows best.

Here’s today’s midweek lineup:

10:00 a.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

Let’s all admit that we’ve been here, whether or not our vices of choice are legal or illegal. You’ll hear many a tale from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Arlo Guthrie, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Donovan, Glenn Frey, John Lee Hooker, Jonathan Edwards, Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat, The Traveling Wilburys, The Temptations, Small Faces, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, The Beatles, Neil Young, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, Dave Van Ronk, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Led Zeppelin, Harry Chapin, The Band, The Fraternity of Man and more!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Bob Marley & The Wailers

Known as ‘The Legend’ among Reggae fans, Bob Marley is perhaps the most visual and storied ambassador of Reggae, Ska, Rocksteady. In 1963, he formed The Wailers with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. By late 1963, Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, and Cherry Smith had joined the group. The rest, as they say, is history as they became the most influential band in Reggae music.

Come on, music lovers. What’s not to love here? We don’t spread endless chatter while we should be playing music. We simply play music. No cost to you. Ever. And no reason to ask for personal information or a credit card. I know you probably find that hard to believe, but hey, why not see for yourself?

Today We’re ‘Under The Influence’ in the Best Possible Way, and We Have Some Live Warren Zevon Later, Friday, July 15, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We are finally at week’s end here, and we’re falling ‘Under The Influence’ with our spectacular multi-artist EP. Later, Warren Zevon pays us a visit.

Today, we’re ‘Under The Influence’ starting at 11:00 a.m. EST

Here’s your Friday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

Today, we’ve got a great lineup of artists who will put you under the influence. You’ll hear Arlo Guthrie, The Byrds, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Jefferson Airplane, Donovan, Glenn Frey, John Lee Hooker, Jonathan Edwards, Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat, The Traveling Wilburys, The Temptations, Small Faces, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, The Beatles, Neil Young, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, Dave Van Ronk, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Led Zeppelin, Harry Chapin, The Band, The Fraternity of Man, and many more!

7:00 p.m. Warren Zevon Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK, January 25, 1988

This appearance was broadcast on BBC Radio. Undoubtedly one of the most personally destructive artists on the planet, but that may have been what made him so damned good. He was also, without a doubt, one hell of a great singer-songwriter. Flawed, but brilliant. He was laboring in obscurity until someone named Linda Ronstadt discovered his genius.

Join us. We’ve got all that great wide Open Stream coursing through the modest programming we have. Even most of our playlists are multi-artist. We think we strike a great balance here. We too labor in obscurity because we have no dollars to spend on promoting. Please share our stuff if you like us. And did I mention we’re totally 100% without strings free?

Friday Delivers Our ‘Under The Influence’ EP and Puts Paul Simon In the Spotlight as the Weekend Is Right Around the Corner, June 17, 2022

Go ask Alice. She knew where it was at.

Here’s Friday’s lineup:

10:00 a.m. Under the Influence: Various Artists

Ah, yes, taking me back to my youth, where I took numerous risks that I would never take in my old age. Remind me to tell you about the blotter acid experience sometime. Today, you’ll hear from Arlo Guthrie, The Byrds, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Dylan, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Donovan, Glen Frey, John Lee Hooker, Jonathan Edwards, Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat, The Traveling Wilburys The Temptations, The Small Faces, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, The Beatles, Neil Young, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, Dave Van Ronk, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Harry Chapin, The Band, The Fraternity of Man, Led Zeppelin, and more!

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Paul Simon

Whether with his partner, Art Garfunkel, or as a solo artist, Paul Simon has been an immensely brilliant singer-songwriter for many years. Today, after far too long a hiatus, we put him In the Spotlight.

We are one day away from the true weekend. Some of us working under the scourge of retail, however, start our weekends even later. But no matter, because whether I’m sitting here in The Mermaid Lounge or taking shit in retail hell, the Music Mermaid is clearly in control. The music here never stops.

At Midweek We’ve Got Our ‘Under the Influence’ EP, Trifectas in the Afternoon, and Jesse Winchester ‘Live’ Later, Wednesday, May 18, 2022

We’ve got some live Jesse Winchester for you later!

Here’s your midweek lineup:

9:00 a.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

Yeah, we’ve all been here. Let’s not deny it. Whether it was legal or not, we have all indulged. Don’t deny it. You’ll hear Arlo Guthrie, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Donovan, Glenn Frey, John Lee Hooker, Jonathan Edwards, Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat, The Traveling Wilburys, The Temptations, Small Faces, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, The Beatles, Neil Young, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, Dave Van Ronk, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Led Zeppelin, The Band, Harry Chapin, The Fraternity of Man, and many more!

3:00 p.m. Open Stream with On-the-Hour Trifectas!

We revert to Open Stream for a few hours, so we’re starting each hour with a Trifecta!

3:00 p.m. Joan Baez

4:00 p.m. Alison Krauss

5:00 p.m. Bonnie Raitt

6:00 p.m. The Supremes

7:00 p.m. Jesse Winchester Live at The Bijou Cafe, Philadelphia, PA, May 26. 1977

Here’s a great singer-songwriter who doesn’t get enough credit, but we love him here in The Mermaid Lounge. He was great when I saw him in venues like The Saratoga Performing Arts Center in upstate New York, but he’s spectacular in small, intimate settings like The Bijou Cafe. Tune him in.

Come on, people. What’s it going to take to get you to tune us in? We have loyal listeners from all over the planet. It’s time for you to join us, and it will not cost you a penny.

Today We’re ‘Under The Influence’ of a Great EP, We Have Our Final Airing of “Route 66,” and LIVE DEAD! Later, Saturday, April 16, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s our usual Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge, albeit with a bit more Open Stream this week. We’ll all be just a little ‘Under The Influence’ of a great EP here soon.

Go ask Alice…when she’s ten feet tall.

Here’s today’s mind-altering line-up:

11:00 a.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

Yeah. We’ve all been here, no matter how much we choose to deny it. Some of us still are, illegal as well as legal. You’ll hear Arlo Guthrie, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Glenn Frey, Donovan, John Lee Hooker, Jonathan Edwards, Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat, The Traveling Wilburys, The Temptations, Small Faces, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, The Beatles, Neil Young, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, Dave Van Ronk, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Led Zeppelin, Harry Chapin, The Band, The Fraternity of Man, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Route 66 by Asleep at The Wheel FINAL AIRING!

We bid this fine selection a fond farewell after this airing, but we’ll have a brand new selection for you tomorrow!

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, October 12, 1968 NEW!

Another new soundboard here. We have previously aired the 1966 show at the Avalon, but this gem is from 1968. Same venue; new show. Enjoy

So, what are you all waiting for? This is a perfect day to get acquainted with us. And it won’t cost you a thing. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, as they say. Who knows. This could be the biggest find of your day!

We’ve Hit Friday and We’re ‘Under The Influence’ During The Day, and Partying With The Heartbreakers Later, March 18, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! Well, we’ve made it to the end of the work week (for most) and we’ve got a great musical line up for you today that starts with our ‘Under The Influence’ EP!

The caterpillar knew where it was at. He was ‘Under the Influence.’

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

Yeah. We have all been here at one time or another, haven’t we? I mean, if we are being honest about shit. Whether it’s martinis, hooch, or hallucinogens, at one time or another we’ve indulged. And musicians have been singing about it for decades. You’ll hear The Doors, The Byrds, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Arlo Guthrie, Donovan, Glenn Frey, Linda Ronstadt, Jonathan Edwards, Small Faces, The Rolling Stones, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jackson Browne, Harry Chapin, Emmylou Harris, The Band, Bob Dylan, Eric Burdon & War, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Neil Young, The Fraternity of Man, and more!

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Petty Theft

If you’ve ever listened to Tom Petty’s Buried Treasure Show on Sirius-XM, you know where The Heartbreakers’ musical DNA comes from. One of the greatest rock n’ roll bands in the world is also one of the best damned cover bands on the planet. Tom Petty loved adding songs to The Heartbreakers’ live performances that paid homage to those whose music inspired them. This is one of our favorite playlists here in The Mermaid Lounge: The Heartbreakers as cover band. We’re sure you’ll love it too.

Yeah, folks, this is the day to tune us in. We’ve got some great music for you today, as we do every day, but this is certainly one of my favorite musical combinations of the programming realm. And before, after, and in between our programming, we give you that wide Open Stream 24/7. For free. Get in on it.

What Could Be Better Than a Friday ‘Under The Influence’ and With Lucinda Williams In the Spotlight Later? February 18, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve made it to Friday. Yes, we have. And it’s looking good as the weekend approaches. Next to love, perhaps being ‘Under The Influence’ is the most sung-about condition. We’ve got it here for you today!

Come join the fun! They’re clearly ‘Under the Influence’

Here’s your Friday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

Look, let’s face it. We’ve all been here at one time or another in our lives, and sometimes with legal substances…but sometimes not. So, we can all identify with the songs of The Doors, The Byrds, Donovan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Arlo Guthrie, Glenn Frey, Linda Ronstadt, Jonathan Edwards, Small Faces, The Rolling Stones, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jackson Browne, Harry Chapin, Emmylou Harris, The Band, Eric Burdon & War, Bob Dylan, The Fraternity of Man, Little Feat, and more!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams is a blues, country, rock and folk singer, songwriter and musician. Like so many other women of her generation, her early releases went ignored. However, as of today, Williams is recognized as one of the most influential singer-songwriters of her generation. Her commercial breakthrough finally arrived in 1998 with her album Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, which fused blues, rock, country, and Americana music into Lucinda’s own signature sound. The album won the Grammy for the Best Contemporary Folk Album. The rest, as they say, is history.

The weekend is technically here, people. Yes. Yes. I know we have one more day of work (in my case, two days), but the end is in sight now. It’s time to start to mellow out. It would be a great weekend to get on board the music train here in The Mermaid Lounge. Come on. You know you want to.