Sunday, July 31, 2011

Rural Ledge-ucation #17: Forgotten Americana Pt. 2

Today's show continues a series of shows spotlighting bands, albums, and songs I've neglected the past few years...with a few exceptions. Use the Ledge android/iPhone app, Stitcher, or directly download it here.

1. Son Volt, Looking at the World Through a Windshield
2. Jay Farrar, Clear Day Thunder
3. Jeff Tweedy, Summerteeth (Live)
4. The Bottle Rockets, 1000 Dollar Car
5. Gear Daddies, Stupid Boy
6. Dashboard Saviors, Cabaret College
7. Dumptruck, Back Where I Belong
8. Eleventh Dream Day, Between Here and There
9. Old 97's, Rollerskate Skinny
10. Lucero, That Much Farther West
11. Marah, Barstool Boys
12. The Sidewinders, We Don't Do That Anymore
13. Calexico, Not Even Stevie Nick
14. Todd Snider, Alright Guy

Friday, July 29, 2011

Live Ledge #25: Drinking Show

After a long week of work, humidity, and other bullshit, I decided tonight should be a drinking show. A bottle of wine was procured on the way home from work, and by the end of the show it was emptied. So expect some slurred words, a mistake or two, but two hours of motherfucking RAWKIN' music! Download it from the usual suspects, or directly here!
Here's tonight's playlist:
1. Garland Jeffreys, Wild In the Streets
2. Iggy Pop, Louie Louie
3. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Wail
4. The Jim Jones Revue, High Horse
5. Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Booty City
6. Alkaline Trio, I Held Her in My Arms
7. Bad Religion, American Jesus
8. Red Cross, Cover Band
9. Paul Westerberg, Two Days Till Tomorrow
10. The Replacements, California Sun
11. The Nils, Scratches and Needles
12. Carnival Season, Obsessive Season
13. Vertebrats, Left In the Dark
14. Eddie Angel With the Hi-Risers, Love is a Swinging Thing
15. The Sorrows, Bad Times Good Times
16. The Attack, Sympathy For the Devil
17. The Small Faces, All Or Nothing
18. Tommy Keene, Back to Zero
19. The Fleshtones, Right Side of a Good Thing
20. Fuzztones, Girl You Captivate Me
21. The Gun Club, She's Like Heroin to Me
22. Buzzcocks, I Don't Know What to Do With My Life
23. The Fall, C.R.E.E.P. (Peel Session)
24. The Dark Rags, The Sun Shines
25. The Shods, Give Me One Person
26. Make Out, I Don't Want Anybody Who Wants Me
27. Thee Spivs, I'm Alive
28. Thee Oh Spees, Pleasure Blimp
29. Bastards of Melody, Fuck Wakin' Up
30. Jeff the Brotherhood, Ripper
31. Mind Spiders, Slippin' and Slidin'

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Ledge #81: Brazilian Julie

If you're a regular listen to the Ron and Fez show on Siriusxm, you have probably at some point heard Julie Santos, aka Brazilian Julie. She's a frequent guest on the show, talking primarily about her boy problems. There's much more to this exotic beauty, however, as she proves on this week's show. Besides choosing the tunes, we discuss various aspects of her life, including not only music but her Brazilian heritage, movies, literature, and her discovery and love of the show. Download this sucker now via iTunes, Stitcher, or a direct download here.
Here's Julie's playlist:

1. Blonde Redhead, (I am Taking Out My Eurotrash) I Still Get Rocks Off
2. Burnier & Cartier, Al E Que Ta
3. Caetano Veloso, Irene
4. The Kinks, Sitting By the Riverside
5. The Beach Boys, That's Not Me
6. Modern English, Life's Rich Tapestry
7. Radiohead, The Headmaster Ritual
8. The Shins, Know Your Onion
9. Heavenly, Three Start Compartment
10. Sugarcubes, Tidal Wave
11. Madonna, Live to Tell
12. Pussifer, Polar Bear
13. Lovage, Lifeboat
14. Pony Up, The Truth About Cats and Dogs (Is That They Die)
15. Camera Obscura, Houseboat
16. Les Paul, I'm Sitting on Top of the World
17. Frank Zappa, What's the Ugliest Part of Your Body?
18. John Fruisciante, Anne

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Rural Ledge-ucation #16: Forgotten Americana Pt. 1

Friday's Live Ledge was a re-connection to my punk rock youth. Today's Rural Ledge-ucation is a re-connection to my Americana 90's. Instead of the usual Wilco/Son Volt/Jayhawks, I went through my library to choose some artists and tracks I haven't listened to in many years. I forgot just how much I love Richard Buckner, Blue Mountain, Freedy Johnston, and so many more. This is the first part of a series of shows, as I created a giant playlist of these types of songs. Download it via the usual sources (iTunes, Stitcher, the Ledge android/iPhone app), or nab a direct download here.

1. Freedy Johnston, Bad Reputation
2. Richard Buckner, Faithful Shooter
3. Joe Henry, Good Fortune
4. Joseph Arthur, Enough to Get Away
5. Tim Easton, Black Hearted Ways
6. The Harvesters, Sense of Style
7. Violet, Days Like This
8. Josh Rouse, Dressed Up Like Nebraska
9. Peter Bruntnell, You Won't Find Me
10. The Honeydogs, Rumor Has It
11. Blue Mountain, Slow Suicide
12. Alenjandro Escovedo, California Blues
13. Buick MacKane, Falling Down Again
14. Blue Rodeo, Lost Together

Friday, July 22, 2011

Live Ledge #24: Nostalgia

The extreme heat and humidity of the past week has made me reminisce about the old days...and by old days I mean late 70's/early 80's. It was a time when everything once again seemed possible in rock 'n' roll; a time when bands were again rushing into the studio to create three-minute pop songs that were rush-released to a small crowd of fans all over the world.
Yeah, it didn't quite turn out as expected, and it wasn't really until Nirvana's Nevermind album in '91 that the type of music I loved became mainstream. Oh well, the songs from that era are still the soundtrack of my life, and fill the majority of tonight's playlist. Download it via the usual methods (iTunes, Stitcher, etc.) or nab a direct download here.
My tunes for tonight's entertainment:
1. Public Image Ltd, This Is Not a Love Song
2. Joy Division, Warsaw
3. Suicide, Dream Baby Dream
4. The Dark Rags, Drunken Angel
5. Wire, 12XU
6. Buzzcocks, Harmony In My Head
7. Stiff Little Fingers, Suspect Device
8. The Undertones, Girls Don't Like It
9. The 101'ers, Keys To Your Heart (Version 2)
10. The Clash, Brand New Cadillac
11. New York Dolls, Pills
12. Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers, I Wanna Be Loved
13. Richard Hell & Voidoids, Smitten
14. Television, Little Johnny Jewel
15. The Vikings, Surrender
16. Sons of Cyrus, Street Fighting Man
17. Meat Puppets, Smells Like Teen Spirit
18. Telekinesis, On a Plain
19. Titus Andronicus, Breed
20. Lou Reed, I Can't Stand It
21. David Bowie, Hang On To Yourself
22. Mott the Hoople, One of the Boys
23. T. Rex, Raw Ramp
24. The Ramones, Baby I Love You
25. Husker Du, Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
26. The Replacements, Willpower
27. Soul Asylum, Never Really Been
28. Social Distortion, Prison Bound
29. Plugz, Braintime
30. Gang Green, Crocodile Rock

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Ledge #80: Best of 2011 (So Far)

Since we're now in July, it's a good time to look back at some of the best releases of the year. Sure, some highly anticipated albums didn't live up to the hype (My Morning Jacket, Bon Iver), but overall this is looking to be a pretty good year. Nab this sucka through iTunes, Stitcher, or directly here.

Here's the setlist:

1. Fucked Up, The Other Shoe
2. Thurston Moore, Circulation
3. J Mascis, Listen to Me
4. Yuck, Get Away
5. The Stereotypes, Perfect Girl
6. Smith Westerns, Weekend
7. Lucinda Willaims, Buttercup
8. Steve Earle, Waitin' On the Sky
9. The Feelies, Should Be Gone
10. R.E.M., All the Best
11. The Decemberists, This Is Why We Fight
12. Art Brut, Axel Rose
13. Black Lips, Modern Art
14. Cloud Nothings, Not Important
15. Telekinesis, Please Ask For Help
16. British Sea Power, We Are Sound
17. Bright Eyes, Triple Spiral
18. Kurt Vile, Jesus Fever
19. Dave Alvin, Dirty Nightgown
20. Bill Callahan, America!
21. Middle Brother, Blue Eyes
22. Buffalo Tom, She's Not Your Thing
23. Holly golightly & The Brokeoffs, LSD (Rock and Roll Prison)
24. Dwarves, Working Class Hole

Friday, July 15, 2011

Live Ledge #23: The Recursive Girl Departs

The week-long nightmare is finally over. UPS delivered my new laptop yesterday, so The Ledge is back on track. Last week's episode with The Goddess featured nothing but songs about girls, so I figured tonight was the night for my response. With the Mojo Workout crew on vacation, it was also a perfect night for me to go overtime. In fact, even after the show was finally over, I came back on to try out some new software (these few minutes are tacked on to the end).
Download the show from the usual suspects, including via itunes, the Ledge app,, or directly here. Here's the super-lengthy list of tracks from the show:
1. The Kinnks, Never Met a Girl Like You Before
2. The Tampellas, I Love Girls
3. The Vacant Lot, Neighborhood Girls
4. Mystic Five, Are You For Real Girl
5. Moondogs, Dream Girl
6. The Dead Milkmen, Punk Rock Girl
7. X, White Girl
8. Husker Du, The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill
9. The Kingbees, Fast Girls
10. Bram Tchaikovsky, Girl of My Dreams
11. The Beat, Rock 'n' Roll Girl
12. The Tangerines, Rock 'n' Roll Girl
13. The Dogmatics, Good Looking Girls
14. The Lemonheads, Sad Girl
15. The Real Kids, All Kindsa Girls
16. Holly and the Italians, Tell That Girl to Shut Up
17. The Bristols, I'm Not a Bad Girl
18. The Muffs, From Your Girl
19. Bikini Kill, Rebel Girl
20. Sleepasauras, Beautiful Girl
21. Chixdiggit, She Gets All the Girls
22. Descendents, Silly Girl
23. The Spunks, Silly Girl
24. Devo, Girl U Want
25. Riff Raff, Every Girl
26. Elvis Costello & the Attractions, Girls Talk
27. Madness, My Girl
28. The Jam, London Girl
29. The Buzzcocks, Why She's a Girl From the Supermarket
30. The Undertones, Let's Talk About Girls
31. U.K. Subs, Tomorrow's Girls
32. The Ramones, You're Gonna Kill That Girl
33. Riverdales, Girls Town
34. The Celibate Rifles, Groupie Girl
35. Material Issue, The Girl With the Sad Eyes
36. The Len Price 3, The Girl Who Became a Machine
37. Redd Kross, Only a Girl
38. Young Fresh Fellows, Hillbilly Drummer Girl
39. The White Wires, Girly Girly Girly
40. Nervebreakers, Girls Girls Girls Girls Girls
41. Nick Curran, Baby You Crazy
42. Lagwagon, Brown Eyed Girl
43. The Cynics, Get Away Girl
44. The Lyres, I'm Tellin' You Girl
45. The Scruffs, Frozen Girls
46. Alex Chilton, With a Girl Like You
47. Replacements, I'm In Love With a Girl
48. Replacements, Sweet Girl #2
49. Flamin' Oh's, Smart Girl
50. Spider Girl, Party Girl
51. The Agents, Modern Girl
52. Bare Wires, Romantic Girl
53. The Shods, All Kinds of Girls
54. Young Governor, Summer Girl
55. The Checkout Girls, Summer Girls
56. The White Wires, Summer Girl
57. Eddie Spaghetti, Girl On the Billboard
58. The Strange Boys, This Girls Taught Me a Dance
59. The Makers, Psychotropic Supergirl
60. Turbonegro, I'm In Love With the Destructive Girls
61. The Madd, Good Evening Girl

Friday, July 08, 2011

Live Ledge #22: Blah Blah Blah

OK, I must admit I was a bit uninspired tonight. My guest fell through, my playlist seemed so-so, and this week has been the longest short week in history. I made it through the night anyway, and filled up some of the time by recalling stories from Bob Mould's new autobiography, See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody.

Download it anyway. Please, just do it. The music still rules. Utilize my iTunes/Android app, stream it via your Stitcher app, or nab it here!

1. Velvet Underground, Foggy Notion
2. Nick Lowe, I Love My Label
3. The Plimsouls, Everyday Things
4. OFF!, Zero Hour
5. The Banshess, I Got a Woman
6. The Kinks, Got Love If You Want It
7. The Clique, Superman
8. The White Wires, Roxanne
9. The Exploding Hearts, Modern Kicks
10. Pixies, Debaser
11. Sugar, A Good Idea
12. Husker Du, Pink Turns to Blue
13. Grant Hart, 2541
14. The Replacements, RunIt
15. Soul Asylum, Sometime to Return
16. Crash Street Kids, Little Girls
17. The Magnolias, Don't See That Girl
18. Loose Rails, Tell Me Now
19. Jason & the Scorchers, I Can't Help Myself
20. Beat Rodeo, Twin Hometowns
21. Discount, Help Save the Youth of America
22. Billy Bragg, White Man in Hammersmith Palais
23. The Clash, Somebody Got Murdered
24. The Ramones, Any Way You Want It
25. The Jam, All Around the World
26. The Buzzcocks, Airwaves Dream
27. The Damned, Born to Kill
28. The Lyres, Love Me Till the Sun Shines
29. The Fleshtones, I Can't Hide
30. The Saints, Demolition Girl
31. Radio Birdman, Love Kills
32. The Fall, Right Place Wrong Time
33. Circle Jerks, Put a Little Love In Your Heart

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The Ledge #79: The Recursive Goddess

Yes, The Goddess is still in town, and this time she's in charge of the playlist. She has co-hosted shows about guns and expletives, but this time her theme is something I can get behind (literally) - girls! You have to download this one NOW!

1. Peggy Lee - I ENJOY BEING A GIRL (theme song!)
2. Stereotypes - Perfect Girl
3. The Cure - Perfect Girl
4. Frightened Rabbit - Go-Go-Girls
5. The Waterboys - A Girl Called Johnny
6. Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
7. The Jazz Butcher - Girlfriend
8. Metric - Gold, Guns, Girls
9. Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Girl of 1000 Dreams
10. Jesse Malin - Black-haired Girl
11. Big Star - I'm In Love With a Girl
12. Wrens - Ex-Girl Collection
13. The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet
14. White Stripes - Fell in Love with a Girl
15. Franz Ferdinand - No You Girls
16. Jane's Addiction - Classic Girl (Demo)
17. Black Keys - Psychotic Girl
18. Fleshtones - Girl from Baltimaore
19. GBV - Glad Girls
20. Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl
21. Iggy Pop - China Girl
22. Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You
23. OXO - Whirly Girl
24. Fucked Up - The Recursive Girl

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Rural Ledge-ucation #16: 4th of July W/The Goddess and Maxwell!

I must apologize for the lack of a Live Ledge post this past Friday. The beautiful and talented Goddess did indeed make it to the Ledge Studios, and we thought we put together a great high-energy, angry 4th of July primer. Unfortunately, there was a snafu at the conclusion of the show and the file was lost forever.

The Goddess returned to the studio this morning, though, and brought with her the perfect cohost. Four year-old Maxwell is a radio natural, and entertained the Rural Ledge-ucation listeners with his giggle and stories of his visit to South Dakota. Someday he make take over The Ledge empire!

The theme for today was also this weekend's holiday, albeit a much quieter and more melodic set of Independence Day tunes. Listen to it via the android/iPhone app, through iTunes, or grab a direct download here.

Here's the setlist:

1. Dave Alvin, 4th of July
2. Chuck Berry, Back in the USA
3. The Byrds, Chimes of Freedom
4. Tom Petty, American Girl
5. Voxtrot, Firecracker
6. The Fleshtones, American Beat '84
7. Rave-Ups, Freedom Bound
8. Elvis Costello, Crawling to the USA
9. Nick Lowe, American Squirm
10. Graham Parker, I Discovered America
11. Bill Callahan, America!
12. Galaxie 500, Fourth of July
13. Billy Bragg & Wilco, Christ For President
14. Wilco, Ashes of American Flags
15. Billy Bragg, Help Save the Youth of America
16. Grant Lee Buffalo, America Snoring
17. R.E.M., Little America
18. Idlewild, American English
19. Blue Mountain, Generic America
20. Drive-By Truckers, Aftermath USA
21. Ryan Adams, Firecracker
22. Lucinda Williams, Metal Firecracker
23. Neko Case & Her Boyfriends, Thrice All American
24. The Decemberist, July July!
25. The Blasters, American Music
26. Chuck Prophet, American Man
27. Robyn Hitchcock, America
28. The Pogues, The Body of an American
29. X, 4th of July