Sunday, November 27, 2011

Rural Ledge-ucation #33: Thanks!

Yeah, yeah, yeah - I know we're now three days past Thanksgiving. That didn't stop me, though, from putting together a show of "thanks" - a simple concept, really, that resulted in just a search through my iTunes library for any song that had the word "thank" (or a variation) in the title. It's still represents a heartfelt thank you for everybody who listens to my dumb shows - whether it's live in the realpunkradio chat, streamed via the various services, or downloaded to play at your leisure. I'm almost at the two year mark, and I appreciate each and every one of you! If you haven't subscribed via iTunes, do it now! Or stream it through your Stitcher app! Or just download it with this direct link!

1. Drive-By Truckers, The Thanksgiving Filter
2. My Morning Jacket, Thank You Too
3. Middle Brother, Thanks For Nothing
4. World Party, Thank You World
5. Talking Heads, Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
6. Wilco, The Thanks I Get
7. Coconut Records, The Thanks I Get
8. Big Star, Thank You Friends
9. Neko Case, Thanks A Lot
10. The Beatles, Thank You Girl
11. Billy Preston, I Want To Thank You
12. Kaiser Chiefs, Thank You Very Much
13. Jaill Thank Us Later
14. Country Teasers, Thank You God for Making Me an Angel
15. The Celibate Rifle,s Thank You America
16. Descendents, Thank You

Friday, November 25, 2011

Live Ledge #42: Anthems

It's a holiday weekend and I'm drinkings, so why not just a collection of classics? Here you go, some of my favorite songs of all time! Find this sucker via itunes, stitcher or HERE!

1. The Hardcount, Hey Hell Yeah
2. Pete Yorn, Panic
3. Rhett Miller, Wave Of Mutilation/I Wanna Be Sedated
4. Pixies, La La Love You
5. The Jesus and Mary Chain, You Trip Me Up
6. The Church, Myrrh
7. Hoodoo Gurus, I Was A Kamikaze Pilot
8. The Saints, (I'm) Stranded
10. The Plimsouls, A Million Miles Away
11. Material Issue, Diane
12. Flaming Groovies, Teenage Head
13. Cheap Trick, He's a Whore
14. Nervebreakers, My Girlfriend Is A Rock
15. The Exploding Hearts, So Bored
16. Vertebrats, Left In The Dark
17. The Replacements, Little Mascara
18. The Replacements, September Gurls
19. Big Star, Thank You Friends Third
20. The Only Ones, Another Girl, Another Planet
21. Eddie Cochran, Somethin' Else
22. Sex Pistols, C'mon Everybody
23. The Rolling Stones, Respectable
24. Richard Hell And The Voidoids, Love Comes In Spurts
25. The Undertones, Teenage Kicks
26. The Adverts, One Chord Wonders
27. Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, Born To Lose
28. The Clash, Garageland
29. The Jam, Art School
30. The Damned, New Rose
31. Sham 69, Borstal Breakout
32. Iggy And The Stooges, I Wanna Be Your Dog
33. Dictators, Search & Destroy
34. Tall Boys, Action Woman
35. Elvis Costello, (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
36. The Buzzcocks, Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)
37. The Creation, Making Time

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Rural Ledge-ucation #32: Twang

After 31 episodes, it was probably time for a show that actually lived to the title "rural". This episode is nothing but "twang-y" tracks, ranging from the "Father of Country" (Jimmie Rodgers) to a brand new act on Bloodshot Records (Lydia Loveless). It's the perfect soundtrack to a lazy Sunday, and can be found in iTunes, stitcher, or directly HERE!

1. Buck Owens, Act Naturally
2. Jimmie Rodgers, Blue Yodel #1
3. Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Boys, Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel #8)
4. Bill Monroe, Blue Yodel No. 7
6. Hank Williams III, The Grand Ole Opry (Ain't So Grand)
7. Al Dexter & His Troopers, Pistol Packin' Mama
8. The Stanley Brothers, If I Lose
9. The Louvin Brothers, Satan's Jeweled Crown
10. Patsy Cline, She's Got You
11. Rosanne Cash, Long Black Veil (Featuring Jeff Tweedy)
12. Johnny Cash, Cocaine Blues (Live)
13. Merle Haggard, Sing Me Back Home
14. The Flatlanders, Tonight I'm Gonna Go Downtown
15. Jason & The Scorchers, Drugstore Truck Drivin' Man
16. Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down
17. Todd Snider, Alright Guy
18. Steve Earle, You're Still Standin' There
19. Lucinda Williams, Six Blocks Away
20. Lydia Loveless, Jesus Was a Wino
21. The Jayhawks, Sioux City
22. Uncle Tupelo, Whiskey Bottle
23. The Flying Burrito Brothers, Wild Horses
24. Kelly Willis, Truckstop Girl

Friday, November 18, 2011

Live Ledge #41: Garage Days

There was really no theme this week, but the show took a pretty garage-y turn about halfway in after a great set of 60's Texas RAWK!!! Besides the usual silliness, I also took a few minutes to chat about the insanely horrific SOPA bill that's working it's way through Congress. Backed by the film and music industries, this bill would basically strip the internet down to absolutely nothing of interest. I encourage everybody to contact their representatives to ensure this doesn't pass!
Grab this show via the usual sources, or directly download it HERE!

1. The Kinks, Around The Dial
2. The Screaming Tribesmen, Date With a Vampyre
3. Jarvis Humby, Vampyros Hetros
4. Johnny Thunders, Pills (Live)
5. Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers, Too Much Junkie Business
6. The Replacements, Johnny Fast (Outtake - Rough Mix)
7. Deer Tick, Portland
8. Superdrag, Bastards Of Young
9. Husker Du, It's Not Funny Anymore
10. Soul Asylum, Ship Of Fools
11. The Welcome Mat, Junkmail
12. King Louie's Missing Monuments, Girl Of The Nite
13. Reigning Sound, Lyin' Girl
14. Mark Sultan, Axis Abraxas
15. The Barreracudas, Girl
16. The Evens, Timothy Wright
17. The Evens, Warble Factor
18. The Rolling Stones, Starfucker
19. The Rolling Stones, Rip This Joint
20. The Heard, You're Gonna Miss Me
21. Esquires, Come On Come On
22. Circus, Bad Seed (You're A Bad Seed)
23. Headstones, 24 Hours (Everyday)
24. A-Bones, (I'm In With) The Out Crowd
25. Lyres, Ring Dang Doo
26. The Real Kids, Can't Talk To That Girl
27. Untamed Youth, Hey Little Girl
28. Cavemanish Boys, Sunday Street
29. Head, Love Theme of Head/The Tribulations of China Man
30. Hasil Adkins, I Wanna Kiss Kiss Kiss Your Lips
31. Wanda Jackson, There's A Party Goin' On
32. Gene Vincent and Ronnie Dawson, Hey Mama (Say Mama)
33. The Meatmen, One Track Mind
34. Supersuckers, Double Wide
35. The Star Spangles, Tear It To Pieces Girl

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Rural Ledge-ucation #31: Neil Young's Birthday

Checking my twitter yesterday morning, I was more than pleased to discover that it was Neil Young's 66th birthday. Talk about a perfect Rural Ledge-ucation theme! I spent a couple of hours in the CD room and searching through my iTunes library searching for the perfect songs for such a show, and I think I found them. Ok, I'll admit it leans heavily towards Neil's noisier side, but that has always been the portion of his catalog I most enjoy anyway. You should know by now how to find this show via the usual services, but you can also get a direct download HERE!

1. Neil Young, My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)
2. Jason & The Scorchers, Are You Ready For The Country
3. Dream Syndicate, Cinnamon Girl
4. The Feelies, Sedan Delivery
5. Soul Asylum, Barstool Blues
6. Pretenders, The Needle And The Damage Done
7. Juliana Hatfield, Only Love Can Break Your Heart
8. Blake Babies, Over & Over (Live)
9. Flaming Lips, After The Gold Rush
10. Sonic Youth, Computer Age
11. Pixies, Winterlong
12. Pixies, I've Been Waiting For You
13. Wilco, Burned
14. Wilco, Broken Arrow
15. Neil Young & The Band, Helpless
16. Neil Young & The Band, Four Strong Winds
17. Waco Brothers, Revolution Blues
18. Elvis Costello, (When You're On) The Losing End
19. The Wedding Present, Don't Cry No Tears
20. Matthew Sweet, Cortez The Killer(Live)
21. Jay Farrar, Like A Hurricane (Live)
22. Patty Hurst Shifter, Mr Soul
23. The Long Ryders, Prisoners Of Rock
24. Slobberbone, Piece Of Crap
25. Neil Young, Roll Another Number (For The Road)
26. Neil Young, Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Live Ledge #40: Eleven Eleven Eleven

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I understand that the 11:11:11 thing is a cliche. That's exactly why I follow the theme for less than a half hour. Otherwise, it's the same mix of indie, garage, girl groups, boy groups, covers, originals, and lots of other shit. Download this now via iTunes, Stitcher, or directly HERE!

1. Superdrag, Baby Goes To Eleven
2. Come, I Got The Blues  
3. Dave Alvin, Dirty Nightgown
4. The Barracudas, Eleventh Hour
5. Mazzy Star Blue Flower She Hangs Brightly
6. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Sometimes Always
7. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Happy When It Rains
8. Wilco, Box Full Of Letters 0
9. John Paul Keith & The One Four Fives, She'll Dance to Anything
10. Supersuckers, Pretty Fucked Up
11. Reid Paley Trio, Everything Is Going Wrong
12. Paley and Francis, Deconstructed
13. Black Francis, Abbabubba
14. Pixies, Tony's Theme
15. Brinsley Schwarz, (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love And Understanding
16. David Bowie, The Man Who Sold The World
17. Lou Reed, Kill Your Sons
18. The Crawdaddys, There She Goes Again
19. The Nips, Happy Song
20. Shane MacGowan & The Popes, Cracklin Rosie
21. The Busy, Signals Plastic Girl
22. The Brood, Come O, Come On
23. The Prissteens, (I'd Go The) Whole Wide World
24. The Go-Go's, Johnny Are You Queer? (Live)
25. The Muffs, Kids In America
26. The Crybabys, Letter (live)
27. The Eyes, Route 66
28. The Gain, I Don't Mind
29. The Buzzcocks, Harmony In My Head
30. The Clash, Stay Free
31. The Jam, The Modern World
32. Mission Of Burma, That's When I Reach For My Revolver

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Rural Ledge-ucation #30: Miscellaneous Melodies

There's no real theme to this week's show. There's some girl groups, boy groups, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, new releases, bootlegs, reissues, blog finds, etc. etc. Along with those tracks is a short tribute to Doug Sahm, who would have been 70 years old today. Happy birthday, Mr. Sahm! Nab this enjoyable collection via your usual sources, or directly download it HERE!

1. Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Friend Of The Devil (w/Bob Weir)
2. The Jazz Butcher, Just Like Betty Page
3. Frightened Rabbit, Scottish Winds
4. The Bats, In The Subway
5. Art Bergmann, Faithlessly Yours
6. Ryan Adams, Chains Of Love
7. Paul Kelly, Be Careful What You Pray For
8. Sir Douglas Quintet, Mendocino
9. Doug Sahm, Wallflower
10. The Liverbirds, He's About A Mover
11. The Termites, Tell Me
12. Mary Weiss, Stop And Think It Over
13. Kitty Daisy And Lewis, I'm Going Back
14. Willie Nile, My Little Girl
15. Graham Parker, They Murdered The Clown
16. Chris Isaak, I Forgot to Remember to Forget
17. Arcade Fire & Neil Young, Helpless
18. R.E.M., Country Feedback

Friday, November 04, 2011

Live Ledge #29: Drinking Show

It's been awhile since I had a bit of whiskey during a live show, so tonight I cracked open the bottle of Makers my wonderful son bought me for my birthday. Yes, this means tonight's show is sloppy, and I'm not just talking about my slurred speech. Download this now via iTunes, stream it on stitcher, or grab a direct download HERE!

1. The Monkees, Porpoise Song (Theme From HEAD)
2. The Stitches, That Woman's Got Me Drinking
3. The Gaslight Anthem, Baba O'Riley
4. The Forgotten Rebels, Eve of Destruction
5. Wilko Johnson, Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window
6. Other Side, Like A Rolling Stone
7. The Jazz Butcher, Caroline Wheeler's Birthday Present
8. The Wedding Present, Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Theme From 'Cheers')
9. Camper Van Beethoven, I'm Not Like Everybody Else
10. Deer Tick, Main Street
11. The Barreracudas, Baby Baby Baby
12. The Barreracudas, Come On, Come On
13. The Replacements, Heartbeat- It's A Lovebeat
14. Paul Westerberg, I Think I Love You
15. Paul Westerberg, Daydream Believer
16. Teenage Head, wild one
17. Teenage Head, brand new cadillac
18. The Flamin' Groovies, Kicks
19. Excuse 17, I'd Rather Eat Glass
20. Wild Flag, Romance
21. The Rolling Stones, Sway
22. The Rolling Stones, Loving Cup (Alternate Take)
23. The Rolling Stones, Little T&A
24. Spazzys, I Wanna Cut My Hair Like Marky Ramone
25.'s, Harlem Shuffle
26. Bobbyteens, Rock N Roll Show
27. X, All Or Nothing
28. Dead Boys, Hey Little Girl
29. The Vibrators, Teenage Kicks
30. Mr. Irish Bastard, Bodies
31. Diamond Dogs, Pills
32. The Valkyrians, Borstal Breakout
33. The Penetrators, Baby Dontcha Tell Me