Friday, September 30, 2016

Live Ledge #260: Number Nine

It's the last day of the month, so why not celebrate it with nothing but "track nines"??? It's a simple but fun little theme. Please note that these aren't (for the most part) the greatest track nines of all time. The playlist is primarily fairly recent releases, including today's new record by Drive-By Truckers.
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1. Ryan Adams, Come Pick Me Up
2. Drive-By Truckers, What It Means
3. Son Volt, Catching On
4. Willie Nile, When Levon Sings
5. D Generation, Rich Kids
6. The Replacements, Red Red Wine
7. The I Don't Cares, Outta My System
8. The Juliana Hatfield Three, Blame The Stylis
9. The Girls!, Laney
10. Lydia Loveless, Clumps
11. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Nothin' Feels Right but Doin' Wrong
12. Sonny Vincent, Tear It Into Pieces
13. Sonny Vincent & Rocket From The Crypt, They Say You Are Crazy
14. Swami John Reis and the Blind Shake, The Lonely Sea Sweeper
15. Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, Bad News Pefume
16. The Muffs, Big Mouth
17. Colleen Green, Grind My Teeth
18. The Aquadolls, Long Hair Don't Care
19. The Coathangers, I Don't Think So
20. Childbirth, Since When Are You Gay?
21. Sex Stains, Spidersss
22. Dog Party, Operation #2
23. Tweens, Forever
24. The Sonics, I Got Your Number
25. U.K. Subs, Dope Fiend
26. Ramones, Havana Affair
27. The Jam, The Eton Rifles
28. Beach Slang, Hard Luck Kid
29. Beach Slang, The Perfect High
30. Twin Peaks, Getting Better
31. Diarrhea Planet, Hot Topic
32. Pansy Division, Mistakes
33. Warm Soda, Can't Erase This Feeling
34. The Right Here, If This Land Isn't My Land
35. Bob Mould, Hands are Tied

Friday, September 23, 2016

Live Ledge #259: DBT's Patterson Hood

Tonight was quite the nightmare. I was all set to go live on Real Punk Radio. I had the songs put together in the order I wanted them aired, and I had logged on to the broadcast server.

That's when the problems started. My broadcast program decided it didn't like the order I had picked, and decided to just play whatever it wanted. After three unsuccessful attempts to go live, I had to give up. It just wasn't going to work.

Yet I was desperate to somehow put together a show for tonight. I had this fabulous interview with Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers, and I wanted my local pals to hear it before their Sunday Sioux Falls appearance with Lydia Loveless. So I went back to my early days of podcasting and put manually linked all of the tunes and the interview with short little announcing breaks I recorded as needed.

While I forgot what a pain in the ass it was to produce a show this way, I'm pretty proud of the results. Besides the interview and tracks from the DBT's new record, "American Band", I have brand new music by Tim Easton (who will be in Sioux Falls next Friday), Billy Bragg, The Coal Porters and so much more.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Live Ledge #258: More Forgotten Treasures

So what if I'm just copying myself? It's my show, dammit. Yes, it's another edition of tracks I forgot I owned...with some exceptions. Obvioiusly, I'm completely fluent in the I Don't Cares, the collaboration between Juliana Hatfield and Paul Westerberg. Since tonight's show consists of artists between I and K, I thought what the hell and grabbed a tune from "Wild Stab"
As always, you can find this show wherever your favorite podcasts are located, including iTunes and Stitcher. Or...


1. Ian Hunter, Just Another Night
2. Ill Bill and the Spinal Chills, Billy Needs a Beer
3. Ill Bill and the Spinal Chills, Play With Me ("Jean Anne")
4. Jonathon E, I'm in Trouble
5. The Inspectors, Dead Girls Don't Say No
6. Ian McLagan, Little Troublemaker
7. The Inmates, Dirty Water
8. Keene Brothers, Where Other Fail
9. The I Don't Cares, Need The Guys
10. Jason Ringenberg, Honky Tonk Maniac From Mars
11. Jack Lee, Sex
12. Kimberley Rew, Stomping All Over The World
13. Josh Freese, I Wanna Cheat On My Girlfriend
14. The Jazz Butcher, Caroline Wheeler's Birthday Present
15. Jack-O & The Tennessee Tearjerkers, Sweet Thang
16. The Intelligence, Sex
17. The Kingbees, My Mistake
18. Kent State, Behind Closed Doors
19. The Konks, Outta My Mind
20. Joyride, 24 Hours
21. Jacuzzi Boys, Happy Damage
22. King Kurt, Road To Rock `N` Ruin
23. The Jackals, Iron Horse
24. The In Crown, Things She Said
25. The Infections, Good as It Gets
26. Junk Monkeys, Marigold
27. The Jewws, You're Gonna Lose
28. King Louie's Missing Monuments, (It's Like) Xtc
29. Jesus Sons, I Wanna Be Your Man
30. The Jolt, Route 66
31. The Kwyet Kings, David Watts
32. The Kids, Hey Little Girl
33. The Jags, Back Of My Hand
34. Johnny And the Distractions, Let It Rock
35. Killer Pussy, Teenage Enema Nurses in Bondage

Friday, September 09, 2016

Live Ledge #257: Forgotten Treasures

I've stated a few times on recent shows that I'm in the long, boring process of cleaning up my iTunes. Of course, Apple doesn't help much in these kinds of activities, as iTunes becomes clunkier and clunkier every year. As a great tweet recently stated, it's like Apple actively finds the people who care the least about music to design their music app.

Oh well. I know that will never get better, and don't get me started on the lack of headphone jacks on the new iPhones. So I've spent a lot of recent time attempting to clean up my music files. I've been deleting any duplicate albums, fixing a few tags, and anything else that could help me find some room on the crowded external hard drive(s) I use to store my music.

I've made it to the "R's", and one of the great things about this project is that I'm discovering bands, albums, and songs that I've completely forgot about. There's plenty of records that I've downloaded and added to my library but have only sampled a few tracks. Or they received a lot of initial play but have gotten lost in the shuffle in the last few years.

Tonight's show gathers a bunch of these types of tunes. To give you an example of just how forgetful I am, this show only features forgotten material fro the letters N-P. I guess it's safe to say tonight is the first in a series of broadcasts of this sort.

Like always, grab this from the usual sources - iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and the others. And maybe leave me a nice little review on iTunes if you enjoy this little show. Or...


1. Perfect, Making Of An Asshole
2. Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders, Small Town Rock Ain't Dead
3. New Salem Witch Hunters, New Curves in School
4. Nick Curran, Reform School Girl
5. The Original Sins, The Party's Over Now
6. Peter Zaremba's Love Delegation, Delegation Time
7. Payolas, Jukebox
8. The Pandoras, Hot Generation
9. Playmates Fine, Fine Day
10. Neo Boys, Abnormal Chick
11. Naked Ted, Nothing to Say
12. Pastor Dean, Long Cut
13. Oxford Comma, Noisy Ghost
14. No Direction, Beauty Part Two
15. No Direction, Michael Nydelski
16. The Rackateers, Chewed Down To The Bone
17. The Numbers, Partys
18. The Nelsons, Sister Sister
19. The Not Quite, Get Lost Girl
20. PARASITES, Love Me Too
21. The Nivens, Mr Spacema
22. The Neatbeats, Reelin' and Rockin'
23. Paranoiacs, I Think I love You
24. Nuisance, Brown Eyed Girl
25. Radio City, She's A Heartbreaker
26. The Put-Outs, Off Key
27. Radioactivity, Sickness
28. The Outnumbered, Why Are All The Good People Going Crazy
29. THE OGRES, Don't Tell Me No Lies
30. The Penetrators, Teenage Lifestyle
31. The Other Kids, Livin' Downtown
32. The Offhooks, Wild About You
33. Newton Neurotics, Get Up and Fight
34. Office Of Future Plans, The Loyal Opposition
35. The Phantom Surfers and Davie Allan, Sheena was a Punk Rocker

Friday, September 02, 2016

Live Ledge #256: New Releases

September - the greatest month of the year. The temps go down, the mood is more relaxed, and, most importantly, it's a fabulous time for new music. Everything that you've waited all summer to hear is finally being released to the stores and streaming services.
Tonight's show celebrates all the great music that's about to come out or has just been released. There's thew Wilco album, "Schmilco", scheduled to go out next Friday. There's also the long-awaited release by the Drive-By Truckers called "American Band." Plus, tons of other garage, punk, and pop-punk records. There's even a surprising return of The Wedding Present!
As always, you can grab this on iTunes, stream on Stitcher, or...


1. Basketball Shorts, Drive
2. Wilco, Nope
3. Wilco, We Aren't the World (Safety Girl)
4. Drive-By Truckers, Once They Banned Imagine
5. Drive-By Truckers, Ramon Casino
6. The Fleshtones, Love Like A Man
7. The Fleshtones, Rick Wakeman's Cape
8. The Higher State, Long Someways To Go
9. Shearwater, Boys Keep Swinging
10. Wireheads, Isabella Says
11. The Mahones, Punk Rock Saved My Life
12. The Mahones, Alternative Ulster
13. The Wedding Present, Two Bridges
14. The Wedding Present, Secretary
15. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Bottled in Cork
16. Ty Segall, Wave Goodbye
17. Natural Child, Crack Mountain
18. Metz, Get Off
19. Sex Stains, Land of La LA
20. Sex Stains, Don't Hate Me 'Cuz I'm Beautiful
21. Wendy James, You're A Dirtbomb Lester
22. Gymshorts, Burrito
23. Thee Oh Sees, Dead Man's Gun
24. Thee Oh Sees, Gelatinous Cube
25. Jeff The Brotherhood, Juice Zone
26. Jeff The Brotherhood, Portugal
27. Descendents, Fighting Myself
28. Descendents, Comeback Kid
29. Descendents, Beyond the Music
30. Marc With a C, Ethics In Gaming
31. Chook Race, Sometimes
32. Frankie Teardrop, Stay Dumb
33. Cheena, Car
34. Bad Sports, Done To Death
35. Sleeping Beauties, Bobby & Suzie
36. Heaters, Elephant Turner
37. The Bouncing Souls, I Wanna Be Bored
38. Cymbals Eat Guitars, 4th of July Philadelphia (Sandy)