Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Ledge, Episode 45: Halloween!

Halloween has been my favorite holiday since I was a wee lad. Every year, I'd gather up my pals and we'd make a game to outdo our previous year's candy load. After outgrowing trick or treating, I commenced on collecting Halloween-oriented tunes. Here's almost two hours of tunes from the Hudson library, jumping around from punk rock to alternative to movie and TV theme songs. Subscribe from iTunes, download it here, or listen to realpunkradio this Friday at 5 pm central.

Here's the tracklist:

1. Los Straitjackets, The Munsters Theme

2. REM, I Walked With a Zombie

3. John Wesley Harding, If You Have Ghosts

4. The Fall, There's a Ghost In My House

5. John Doe, Hotel Ghost

6. Pavement, Space Ghost Theme

7. Daniel Johnston, Casper the Friendly Ghost

8. The White Stripes, Little Ghost

9. Rancid, Ghost Band

10. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Science Fiction Double Feature

11. Alkaline Trio, Over at the Frankenstein Place

12. The Misfits, Ghoul's Night Out

13. The Lurkers, Frankenstein Again

14. The New York Dolls, Frankenstein

15. The Coffin Lids, Frankenstein

16. The Dead Kennedys, Halloween

17. The Mutts, Just Another Halloween

18. Rev. Horton Heat, Halloween Dance

19. The Ghastly Ones, Ghastly Stomp

20. The Cramps, Zombie Dance

21. Ronnie Cook and the Gaylads, Goo Goo Muck

22. Beat Happening, Zombie Limbo

23. Frank Black, All My Ghosts

24. The Flare Up, Too Many Zombies

25. Penis Flytrap, Cemetary Girl

26. The Groovie Ghoulies, Graveyard Girlfriend

27. The Memphis Murder Men, Devil's Night In the USA

28. Roky Erickson, I Walked With a Zombie

29. The Pogues, Down In the  Ground Where the Dead Men Go

30. The Ramones, Pet Semetary

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Ledge, Episode 44: It's a Jersey Thing

Last Wednesday evening, I settled down on my couch with a strong whiskey-coke and tuned to Comedy Central to catch the latest episode of South Park. Inspired by the hilarious send-up of Jersey Shore and The Real Housewives of New Jersey, I decided to go through my library to compile a show of nothing but Jersey-oriented band and tunes. There's no Springsteen, Skid Row, or Sinatra in this show (obviously), but two hours of great alternative, punk, and indie rock from the Garden State.

You can hear this show via the usual methods (realpunkradio, iTunes, or directly download it here.

Here's the playlist:

1. Tom Waits, Jersey Girl

2. Hot Water Music, No Surrender

3. Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul, Lyin' in a Bed of Fire

4. Patti Smith, My Generation (Live)

5. Blondie, Hangin' on a Telephone

6. Nina Hagen, My Way

7. Television, See No Evil

8. The Bongos, In the Congo

9. The Feelies, Slipping (Into Something)

10. Yo La Tengo, Tom Courtney

11. Danielsen, Feeling Tank

12. Dramarama, Last Cigarette

13. The Smithereens, Behind the Wall of Sleep

14. The Misfits, Halloween

15. Lifetime, It's Not Funny Anymore

16. Bouncing Souls, Broken Record

17. The Wrens, Ex-Girlfriend Collection

18. Pete Yorn, Strange Condition

19. Ted Leo, Where Have all the Rude Boys Gone

20. Titus Andronicus, My Time Outside the Womb

21. The Gaslight Anthem, Great Expectations

22. Screaming Females, Normal

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rant a Bit, Episode 4: Scott and Scott's Pre-election Extravaganza

As outspoken as my cohost and I are about political issues, we both understood that we needed somebody smarter than ourselves to preview the November elections. Who better to bring in than former legislator and city council member Dr. Kermit Staggers? We also invited Yes on 13 proponent Emmett Reistroffer to discuss the medical marijuana ballot issue. Strap in for two hours of uncensored political babbling. Listen to the show at, subscribe via iTunes, or directly download it here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Ledge, Episode 43: Big Brother's Matt Hoffman

It's a rare instance when a reality show contestant has Ledge-worthy tastes in music. This past season of Big Brother, however featured such a person, so once the show concluded we immediately invited Matt Hoffman onto the show. Besides talking about his life before, during, and after the show, Matt programmed the music for this episode, which included a couple of tracks from his band Shooting Blanks.

I'm sure you know the drill by now. To hear the show, you can subscribe via iTunes, download it here, or tune into this Friday at 5 pm central.

Here's Matt's selections:

1. Shooting Blanks, Swallow My Pride With Cyanide

2. Social Distortion, Highway 101

3. Flogging Molly, What's Left of the Flag

4. Screeching Weasel, I'm Gonna Strangle You

5. The Misfits, The Forbidden Zone

6. The Vandals, Fourteen

7. Goldfinger, Miles Away

8. Smoking Popes, Rubella

9. Face to Face, Blind

10. The Get Up Kids, I'm a Loner Dottie, A Rebel

11. The Loved Ones, 100k

12. MU330, Got Caught

13. Rancid, Radio

14. Bayside, Phone Call From Poland

15. Local H, All the Kids Are Right

16. Rise Against, Bricks

17. Against Me, Thrash Unreal

18. Shooting Blanks, It's So Easy

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The Ledge, Episode 42: Happy Birthday John Lennon

This Saturday marks what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday, so it's only natural that this week's episode would celebrate this occasion. I originally intended the show to be a mix of Beatles/Lennon outtakes mixed with a handful of inspired covers. After going through the library, though, I ended up with a folder of over 50 remakes of both his Beatles and post-Beatles originals. I paired down these tracks to this varied mix of styles - from solo folk to punk to ska to mainstream rock. Subscribe via iTunes, download here, or tune into this Friday at 5 pm central time.

Here's the tracklist:

1. John Lennon, Give Peace a Chance

2. Flaming Groovies, There's a Place

3. The Skatalites, I Should Have Known Better

4. Backbeat Band, Bad Boy

5. Detroit Cobras, Leave My Kitten Alone

6. Hoodoo Gurus, A Hard Day's Night

7. The Smithereens, Not a Second Time

8. The Eels, I'm a Loser

9. Elvis Costello, You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

10. Jim Reid, And Your Bird Can Sing

11. Cheap Trick, Day Tripper

12. The Damned, Help

13. Marky Ramone, Nowhere Man

14. The Jam, Rain

15. The Black Keys, She Said She Said

16. Andy Partridge, Strawberry Fields Forever

17. The Fall, A Day In the Life

18. Die Toten Hosen, All You Need is Love

19. The Feelies, Everybody's Got Something to Hide (Except Me and My Monkey)

20. Firewater, Hey Bulldog

21. The Godfathers, Cold Turkey

22. Adolescents, Instant Karma

23. Shudder to Think, Imagine

24. Generation X, Gimme Some Truth

25. Ride, I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier

26. Cold War Kids, Well Well Well

27. Roxy Music, Jealous Guy

28. Replacements, Nowhere Man

29. Gene Ween, Oh Yoko