Dylan at Budokan, The “Let It Be” Sessions, Mudcrutch Madness & Van Morrison in the Spotlight, Friday, February 21, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a fine day of programming here at The Mermaid Lounge, home of #BecomeUngovernable Radio!

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Here’s your Friday line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Bob Dylan Live at Budokan (1979)

2:00 p.m.       The Beatles’ Let It Be Sessions: Rare and Unreleased

By the time Let It Be rolled around, the good times were few and far between for The Beatles. Still, some of the old magic was there during the sessions, as you can see from today’s photo. We have about 30 session minutes in this set, followed by Let It Be…Naked, the non-Phil Spector version of Let It Be.

5:00 p.m.       Mudcrutch Madness!

There are those who will say that Mudcrutch doesn’t look a thing like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, but I’ll argue that point. Mudcrutch looks exactly like TPHB: A bunch of friends who enjoy playing music together and just happen to be really good at it.

In this band, the band that launched The Heartbreakers, Tom Petty is the bassist. And although he fronts the band and sings many of the songs, others contribute vocally as well. The standout here is the brilliant version of Hungry No More recorded at Boston’s House of Blues in 2016, which appeared on the posthumously-released An American Treasure box set in 2018.

9:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of Van Morrison

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Dylan & Petty, Van Morrison in Belfast, Our Traffic & Blind Faith SuperJam & Hendrix, Morrison and Winter ‘In Session’ on Friday, January 31, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We are ending the first month of a new decade with a bang, not a whimper!

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Across the Borderline: Bob Dylan With Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live in Sydney, Australia

Two legends. One venue. What a fucking show!

2:00 p.m.      Van Morrison: Live at the Grand Opera House, Belfast (1984)

5:00 p.m.      Traffic & Blind Faith SuperJam

Originally created to celebrate Steve Winwood’s birthday, we’re keeping this playlist around!

9:00 p.m.      Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison & Johnny Winter: In Session

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Marvin Gaye Live, Van Morrison in the Spotlight, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live in Alabama, John Fogerty at Red Rocks, Friday, December 27, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a busy day here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio and we come to you from the Mermaid Lounge.

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Here is today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Marvin Gaye Live at the London Palladium

This will be our very first Marvin Gaye “live” concert here, but it will not be the last!

2:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: The Music of Van “The Man” Morrison

6:00 p.m.      Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live From Tuscaloosa, Alabama

9:00 p.m.      John Fogerty Live at Red Rocks: 50-Year Trip

This live solo performance by John Fogerty, formerly of Creedence Clearwater Revival, is also a premiere today on #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

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Dusty Springfield, Mudcrutch Madness, The Rolling Stones, & Van Morrison Live, Monday, November 25, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s another Monday in paradise for sure, but at least the music hits the spot!

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Dusty Springfield

2:00 p.m.     Mudcrutch Madness!

Meet the little band that left Gainesville and turned into the juggernaut known as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. But Tom Petty was determined that Mudcrutch was far from being done.

6:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of The Rolling Stones

9:00 p.m.    Van Morrison Live at The Capitol Theater (10/6/79)

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J.J. Cale & Leon Russell in Session, Ronstadt Live in Germany, Stills Live @ the Capitol Theater, and Van Morrison in the Spotlight, Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got a full slate of great scheduled programming today, including Linda Ronstadt live at Rockpalast.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.    Linda Ronstadt: Live at Rockpalast, Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany (1976)

2:00 p.m.      J. J. Cale & Leon Russell at The Paradise Studios, Los Angeles (1979)

5:00 p.m.      Stephen Stills: Live at The Capitol Theater (1979)

9:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of Van Morrison

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Programming for Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your scheduled programming for Tuesday, Sepember 3!

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10:00 a.m.   Tom Petty & The Hearbreakers “Live” and Loving It!

If you haven’t experienced Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “live” in concert, you really haven’t experienced them.

1:00 p.m.     Howard Zinn: Conversations With History 

A 2009 interview with the late, great Howard Zinn

3:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Van Morrison

6:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: The Tell-Tale Heart

7:30 p.m.     Martin Luther King: The Speech at the Conslusion of the Selma to Montgomery March

Programming for Friday, August 9, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your special programming for Friday, August 9!

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10:00 a.m.   Van Morrison Live at the Capitol Theater, October 6, 1979

My generation has been blessed with a bucketload of talented singer-songwriters. This guy is one of them.

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges: The State of the Planet and the Looming Food Crisis

Nil Zacharias who co-authored Eat For The Planet with Gene Stone, talks with Chris Hedges about how industrialized farming is at the heart of the environmental crisis.

4:00 p.m.    Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan: In Session

Does it actually get any better than this where the blues are concerned?

7:00 p.m.    Robert F. Kennedy: The 1968 Election Speech Given on Townhall

Reflecting upon what could have been.