The Ledge #420: Isolation

Earlier this week when the hysteria over the current world health situation was starting to gain some steam I was listening to my vinyl copy of Paul Westerberg's Mono/Stereo. As "Let The Bad Times Roll" was playing a little light bulb went off in my head. What better way to help us get through these turbulent times than an entire episode loosely devoted to this crisis?

Most songs were pretty obvious, especially once the public (or at least the smart ones) decided that not leaving the house was a pretty wise move. Songs about boredom. Songs about "staying in". Other tracks about various medical ills and medication. Maybe a few songs aren't quite so clear to those who don't have my weird mindset but they still work as great songs. I hope that no matter what happens in the near future this little rock and roll radio show gives you some joy.

After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! Touring artists are having an especially tough time these days with the cancellation of SXSW and the closings of most venues. You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher...or


1. The Flamin' Groovies, Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu
2. John Lennon, Isolation (Alternate Version)
3. John Moreland, When My Fever Breaks
4. Graham Parker, Dark Days
5. Juliana Hatfield, Staying In
6. Paul Westerberg, Everyone's Stupid
7. Paul Westerberg, Let the Bad Times Roll
8. Paul Westerberg, Stain Yer Blood
9. The Replacements, Take Me Down to the Hospital
10. Bash & Pop, Making Me Sick
11. Chris Mars, Infection
12. Iggy Pop, I'm Bored
13. Buzzcocks, Boredom
14. Tommy Ray!, Bored & Young
15. Big Eyes, Young, Dumb and Bored
16. The Cute Lepers, Terminal Boredom
17. The Exbats, You Don't Get It (You Don't Got It)
18. The Muffs, Sick Of This Old World
19. Dressy Bessy, Sweet Medicine
20. Reese McHenry, Fever
21. Muncie Girls, Picture of Health
22. Desert Sharks, Sick Sad World
23. Girl Friday, Generation Sick
24. BBQT, Fever Rocket
25. The Hold Steady, Sequestered In Memphis
26. The Dream Syndicate, The Medicine Show
27. Wild Zeros, Damage Your Health
28. Supersuckers, Die Alone
29. The Unclaimed, Sick and Tired
30. The Popravinas, Almost Sick
31. Richard And The Young Lions, Sick and Tired
32. The Damned, Sick Of Being Sick
33. Notches, Fever Dream
34. Reckless Ones, Little Fever
35. The Media Whores, Affluenza
36. Los Pepes, Medication
37. Gino And The Goons, Pills In MY Pocket
38. 20/20, Yellow Pills
39. Ty Segall, You're The Doctor


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