Friday, August 26, 2016

Live Ledge #255: Random Noise Generator

I've got to be honest here. I was a bit too busy to really come up with a theme, so I let a little machine do the work. This plan started a few weeks ago, as I started to clean up my main iTunes library. Over the course of time, it's become a bit of a mess with multiple versions of the same albums, untagged tunes, and other issues that needed to be addressed. So that's what I've been doing when I've had some spare time, and I realized I have a ton of tunes that I have no recall of what they sound like.

So yesterday I spent some time with iTunes on shuffle. If the resulting choice was acceptable for a Live Ledge broadcast, it was thrown in the queue. Obviously, some of my folk faves didn't find a place, but I really didn't discard that many tunes.

Grab this via the usual sources, including iTunes and Stitcher, or...


1. The Monkees, Listen To The Band
2. Warren Smith, Ubangi Stomp
3. The A-Bones, Just a Little Bit of You
4. Zakary Thaks, I Need You
5. Orbital, Make the Rules
6. The Tyrants, Hard To Get
7. The Velvet Underground, What Goes On
8. The Rolling Stones, Sweet Virginia
9. The Replacements, Lovelines (Alternate Vocal)
10. Alex Chilton, Take Me Home And Make Me Like It
11. Head Candy, Thank You Friends
12. The Pedaljets, The Crossing
13. The Fuzztones, I Never Knew
14. Jesse Malin, Addicted
15. Superchunk, Let It Go
16. Bikini Kill, Ocean Song
17. The Aquadolls, Woah Man
18. The Coathangers, Sex Beat
19. The Milkshakes, I Need Loving
20. Jawbreaker, Wound
21. Gigolo Aunts, Bloom
22. Beat Happening, Pajama Party In A Haunted Hive
23. Teenage Moods, Making Notebooks Full
24. The Infections, Zombi
25. Eddy Current Suppression Ring, I Got a Feeling
26. Bad Brains, Expand Your Soul
27. Bad Religion, Individual
28. Descendents, Hateful Notebook
29. The Buzzcocks, What Ever Happened To?
30. The Fall, Sir William Wray
31. Ramones, Hair of the Dog
32. The Mr T Experience, Kenny Smokes Cloves
33. The Cynics, I Want It All
34. Testors, She's Not Changed
35. Supersuckers, Shut Your Face
36. Meteors, My Life For Thee
37. The God Damn Whores, Trip AM

Friday, August 19, 2016

Live Ledge #254: Lydia Loveless Interview

Today is a big day for folks like me, as the new Lydia Loveless record, "Real", has been officially released. Thanks to Gorman Bechard allowing me to tag along during the making of "Who Is Lydia Loveless", I've been living with these songs for well over a year. (I've related the stories of those weeks way too often, so this week I'll spare you those details.)

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to talk to Lydia about the record finally being released, along with other topics involving songwriting, touring, and even a little dinner party held at my house during a day off for the band.

It just so happens that on this same day, there's been another music video released. Once again directed by Bechard, it's for the stunning acoustic track, "Clumps".

Lydia and her band will be coming back to Sioux Falls on September 25, opening for the Drive-By Truckers. To read a transcript of most of this interview, click HERE!!!

I must give a special thanks to the fine folks at Bloodshot Records for setting this up, along with Lydia and the rest of her band. Besides the great music, they made me feel completely at home last summer while they were making this record.

As always, this show (and all episodes of The Ledge) are available on iTunes, Stitcher, and quite a few other podcast services. Or you can...


Friday, August 12, 2016

Live Ledge #253: Odds and Ends

There's no theme tonight. I just couldn't come up with something that made sense. Instead, I kind of did some random searching through my "recent release" iTunes library (as opposted to my bigger collection), and just pulled some songs. There's no rhyme or reason for them, and they're not even all "recent releases". Just some old and new songs I enjoy.

Grab this ep from iTunes, Stitcher, or...


1. The Rolling Stones, Under My Thumb
2. Wilco, I Love My Label
3. The Hold Steady, Your Little Hoodrat Friend
4. Replacements, I Wanna Destroy You
5. The I Don't Cares, Born For Me
6. The Velvet Underground, What Goes On
7. The Forty Nineteens, I'm Free
8. The Right Here, Judge Me When I'm Sober
9. Twin Peaks, Butterfly
10. Torpedohead, Angel City
11. The Aquadolls, Tweeker Kidz
12. The Girls!, Get Out Of My Dreams
13. The Coathangers, Nosebleed Weekend
14. Bangles, Want You
15. Mozes And The Firstborn, Bloodsucker
16. together PANGEA, Alive
17. Legendary Wings, Conversations
18. Beach Slang, American Girls And French Kisses
19. Beach Slang, Punk Or Lust
20. The Jam, David Watts
21. The Suicide Commandos, Burn it Down
22. The Mahones, Last One To Die
23. Ty Segall, Femme Fatale
24. The Ex-Gentlemen, Judy is a Slut
25. King Khan & the Gris Gris, Born in 77
26. The CRY!, Hanging Me Up
27. Dead Strangers, Cashing In On Coat Tails
28. Useless Eaters, American Cars
29. The Spastic Hearts, Can't Get Enough
30. Narco States, Lost In Time
31. The Split Squad, Now Hear This
32. Nude Beach, I'm Not Like You
33. Wax Witches, Social Introvert
34. Bad Star, Pretty Day Is Shit

Friday, August 05, 2016

Live Ledge #252: New Releases

Some new release episodes are better than others. That's pretty obvious, and not a slam on those that don't quite hit the top of my podcast library charts. It's all about what has just come out, and what is about to be released, and this month is one of the best "new release" episodes ever!
That's easy to say, of course, when it includes material from the upcoming Lydia Loveless album, "Real". Tonight's show features a couple of tunes from the August 19 release, and on that day Lydia will appear on this show to discuss the album and the Gorman Bechard documentary, "Who Is Lydia Loveless?"

Besides Lydia, there's also brand new music by Drive-By Truckers, Beach Slang, D Generation, the Descendents, and lot and lots of other fabulous artists. Grab this via the usual sources, including iTunes and Stitcher, or...


1. The Tweeds, I Need That Record
2. Lydia Loveless, Longer
3. Lydia Loveless, Midwestern Guys
4. Lydia Loveless, Bilbao
5. Drive-By Truckers, What It Means
6. Beach Slang, Punks in a Disco Bar
7. D Generation, Lonely Ones
8. D Generation, Hatful of Ran
9. Dinosaur Jr., Goin Down
10. Dinosaur Jr., Tiny
11. Connections, Month 2 Month
12. Skating Polly, Alabama Movies
13. Cheena, Cry For Help
14. Dog Party, Rebel Girl
15. Leggy, Grrrls Like Us
16. Descendents, Feel This
17. Descendents, Victim of Me
18. Descendents, No Fat Burger
19. The Adolescents, Escape From Planet Fuck
20. The Adolescents, Unhappy Hour
21. Dolly Mixture, How Come You're Such a Hit With the Boys Jane?
22. Dawn Chorus & The Blue Tits, Teenage Kicks
23. The Delmonas, Woa' Now
24. The Kamikaze Sex Pilots, Sharon's Been Deflowered and Defoliated
25. Dyke Drama, I Just Wanted To See You So Bad
26. Basketball Shorts, Romo to Dez
27. Bad Vision, Very Melbourne
28. The Meteors, No Rest for the Wicked
29. Steve Adamyk, Band Carry On
30. Meat Market, Hole
31. Frankie And The Witch Fingers, Get Down
32. Thee Oh Sees, Plastic Plant
33. Andre Williams, Hall of Fame

Friday, July 29, 2016

Live Ledge #251: More Songs About Other Artists

I'm a dope. I did an entire show dedicated to songs that name other artists in the title, and I forgot the most obvious pics. How could I possibly plan a show like this without "Alex Chilton" by The Replacements?
So here we are with another two hours of these types of songs from the likes of Uncle Tupelo, Lucero, Wille Nile, Supersuckers, David Bowie, and many, many others. I hope you enjoy this little program. Grab this, as usual, from either Stitcher or iTunes, or...


1. The Cigarettes, Paul Westerberg
2. The Replacements, Alex Chilton
3. The Replacements, Johnny's Gonna Die
4. The Replacements, Somethin' To Du
5. The Hold Steady, Stevie Nix
6. Uncle Tupelo, Acuff-Rose
7. Uncle Tupelo, D. Boon
8. Uncle Tupelo, Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?
9. Wilco, Wilco (The Song)
10. Lucero, Went Looking For Warren Zevon's Los Angeles
11. Drive-By Truckers, Danko/Manuel
12. Nils Lofgren, Keith Don't Go
13. Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper, I'm Gonna Dig Up Howlin' Wolf
14. Mojo Nixon, Don Henley Must Die
15. Wesley Willis, Jello Biafra
16. Wesley Willis, Urge Overkill
17. Minutemen, Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs
18. The Gun Club, For the Love of Ivy
19. The Bussworks, Rolling Stones
20. KIEFF, Kieff Richards
21. The Prime Ministers, Ron Wood
22. The Bad Companions, I Liked Hank Before You Did
23. Dead Strangers, Link Wray
24. Dead Strangers, R.A.M.O.N.E.S
25. Latte+, Johnny Ramone
26. Bad Kids, Rob Zombie
27. Vic Godard, Johnny Thunders
28. The Bermondsey Joyriders, Johnny Thunders Was A Human Being
29. Tomorrows Tulips, Quiet Riot Grr
30. Hard Girls, Eddie Vedder vs. Jack the Ripper
31. Supersuckers, Ozzy
32. Family Fodder, Debbie Harry
33. Willie Nile, When Levon Sings
34. David Bowie, Song For Bob Dylan

Friday, July 22, 2016

Live Ledge #250: Songs About Other Artists

This was a tough show to title. I had this idea of a theme where another artist is mentioned in the title of a song. But what do you call that? It's not necessarily a tribute. Just take a listen to Nerf Herder's tale of "Opening for Weezer". Sometimes the song is not even about the artist mentioned, like Lydia Loveless' "Steve Earle". Yet most of the time it is the case, and short of any other ideas I just went with "Songs About Other Artists".
Despite my lack of enthusiasm for creating a title, this ended up being a fun little broadcast. Get it from the usual sources, such as iTunes or Stitcher, or...


1. Tommy Womack, The Replacements
2. Art Brut, The Replacements
3. Slobberbone, Placemat Blues
4. Martha, St. Pauls (Westerberg Comprehensive)
5. The Gravel Pit, Paul Westerberg
6. Square Songs, Paul Westerberg
7. Chad Rex and the Victorstands, Song for Paul Westerberg to Sing
8. Minutemen, Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing
9. Firehose, For The Singer Of R.E.M.
10. Lydia Loveless, Chris Isaaks
11. Lydia Loveless, Steve Earle
12. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Dwight Yoakam
13. Drive-By Truckers, Carl Perkins' Cadillac
14. Green On Red, Keith Can't Read
15. Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper, Elvis is Everywhere
16. Wesley Willis, Elvis Presley
17. The Clash, Clash City Rockers
18. MBE : ), Joe Strummers Grave
19. Stiff Little Fingers, Strummerville
20. Sleater-Kinney, I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
21. Amy Rigby, Dancing With Joey Ramone
22. The Fleshtones, Remember The Ramones
23. The Havenots, I Love Her And She Loves The Ramones
24. The Brewers, Ramones Radio
25. Mental Boy, She Likes The Ramones
26. Hallingtons, Joey Johnny Dee Dee & Marky (On Her Arm)
27. Nerf Herder, We Opened for Weezer
28. Diarhea Planet, Bob Dylan's Grandma  
29. CTMF, A Song For Kylie Minogue
30. Bo-Dogs, Bo Diddley's Dog
31. The Dunhill Blues, I Wanna Tickle Nick Cave
32. Laugh, Paul McCartney
33. The Lemons, Chubby Checker
34. NOFX, Sid & Nancy

Friday, July 15, 2016

Live Ledge #249: Track 7

The last year or so, there have been ocassional shows featuring only certain track numbers. With July being the 7th month of the year, it  completely makes sense to have a "Track 7" show.
Some may think that the seventh song on a record wouldn't be one of the stronger tunes. Those people would be wrong. Except in the CD age, track seven was more often than not the first track on the second side of a record. Of course that song would be something spectacular. What's great, though, is that while it's a strong tune it's rarely one of the overplayed singles off a record.
So here's slightly more than two hours of "track sevens". Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! grab this from the usual online sources, or...


1. Ron Wood, Seven Days
2. Cheap Trick, Clock Strikes Ten
3. New York Dolls, Bad Girl
4. David Bowie, Star
5. The Plimsouls, A Million Miles Away
6. The Replacements, Bastards Of Young
7. Paul Westerberg, Eyes Like Sparks
8. Bash & Pop, Fast & Hard
9. Beach Slang, Young & Alive
10. The Hold Steady, You Can Make Him Like You
11. Hüsker Dü, Dead Set On Destruction
12. Sugar, If I Can't Change Your Mind
13. Bob Mould, Lucifer and God
14. Superchunk, Learned To Surf
15. Pow Wows, Going Dark
16. King Tuff, Magic Mirror
17. Wand, Floating Head
18. Nude Beach, For You
19. Lydia Loveless, Verlaine Shot Rimbaud
20. The Girls!, Mesmerize
21. The Pretenders, Stop Your Sobbing
22. X, Sex And Dying In High Society
23. Dinosaur Jr., Repulsion
24. Archers Of Loaf, Fat
25. Bad Religion, Infected
26. The Lemonheads, Luka
27. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Head On
28. Pixies, Monkey Gone To Heaven
29. The Ramones, I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement
30. Sleater-Kinney, I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
31. Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Goon Squad
32. Wreckless Eric, Property Shows
33. The Jam, Billy Hunt
34. The Saints, Kissin' Cousins
35. The Clash, London's Burning
36. Sex Pistols, Seventeen
37. The Buzzcocks, I Don't Know What To Do With My Life
38. The See No Evils, Hooked On The Buzz