Rural Ledge-ucation #65: Waterloo Sunset

Apparently, Ray Davies will be a part of the Olympic final ceremonies tonight. Too bad one has to read the fine print of an article to find out that one of the greatest songs of all time, "Waterloo Sunset", will be aired to millions (or do they still claim billions) of people around the world. No, it's more important to make a big deal out of a Spice Girls reunion (blech) or what I prefer to call The Half-Who.
It doesn't really matter either way, I guess, as I have not watched a single second of this year's Olympics. I'll never ignore a chance to play Ray's wonderful tune, though, so it does get an airing on today's show. There's also a birthday tribute to Elliott Smith, who would have been 43 on August 6. Add in some Yo La Tengo, Graham Parker, and a new collaboration between Andre Williams and The Sadies and you have a show!
You can get this hour-long extravaganza via iTunes, Stitcher, The Ledge android/iPhone app or...


1. The Knitters, Call Of The Wreckin' Ball
2. Elliott Smith, Ballad Of Big Nothing
3. Elliott Smith, Thirteen
4. Elliott Smith, Son of Sam
5. Elliott Smith, Waltz #2
6. The Kinks, Waterloo Sunset
7. Yo La Tengo, Big Sky
8. Yo La Tengo, Speeding Motorcycle
9. Jimmy Cliff, Guns Of Brixton
10. Tim Armstrong, Just For Tonight
11. Peter Tosh, Don't look Back
12. Andre Williams And The Sadies, I Gotta Get Shorty Out of Jail
13. Paul Westerberg, Mr. Rabbit
14. Rhett Miller, Queen Bitch
15. Graham Parker & Ther Rumour, Fool's Gold
16. The Bottle Rockets, I'll Be Comin' Around


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