The Ledge #556: More Miscellany
This week's show is once again a mix of old and new. There's quite a few brand new releases highlighted, accompanied by quite a few records that I've found myself playing in my free time.
Which leads me to a question to my lovely listeners. For as long as I've done the show, the presence of "themes" has been a constant. Honestly, that's how my brain works best for picking music. It gives me a reason to air a tune. Even the monthly new release episode is basically a theme that's just like shows based on certain years or terms.
Lately, I have sort of abandoned the theme and played these kinds of old/new mixes. Part of this is that due to the fact that I now report a top ten playlist every week to the Radio Indie Alliance. I know I can submit any ten tracks I play but I've been paying even more attention to new music than usual.
So this is what I want to find out from you guys. Do you like these freeform type of broadcasts or should I revert back to having a weekly theme? The themes aren't going away entirely, no matter what anybody says. But should they become a monthly occurrence just like the new release show? Let me know by commenting on this post, or contacting me on the various social media platforms. Oh, and I need ideas on what to title these shows!
As for this week's edition of the "52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks", I've got a nice little surprise from Rum Bar Records artist Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents. Jenny's version came out in 2013 as the b-side to her single, "Getaway", and the 50s pop/rock feel is a refreshing take on the punk classic. Thank you Jenny Dee!!!
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1. Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents, Teenage Kicks
2. Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents, Bite Your Tongue
3. The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs, Fast, Fucked and Furious
4. Matweeds, I Can Feel The Fire
5. Continental, Hello
6. Slamdinistas, Cut Me Some Slack
7. Tony Valentino, I'm A Sexy Punk Rocker
8. Erotic Devices, Drink Before You Think
9. Bobcat, Smoke Show Girl
10. On, Take a Shot
11. The Shaggs, Shaggs' Own Thing (vocal version)
12. The Exbats, Mr. Bucky
13. The Muffs, Changes
14. Ume, Suffragette City
15. Quasi, Doomscrollers
16. Yo La Tengo, Sinatra Drive Breakdown
17. The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Light Is about To Change
18. Archers Of Loaf, Wrong
19. Green On Red, Hair Of The Dog
20. Mental As Anything, The Nips are Getting Bigger
21. The Clash, Clash City Rockers
22. Iggy & The Stooges, I Got a Right
23. Nervebreakers, I Love Your Neurosis
24. The Almighty Defenders, All My Loving
25. The Jam, London Girl
26. The Hawks, Big Store
27. TV Eye, Stevie's Radio Station
28. Cult Figures, I Remember
29. Kepi Ghoulie, I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
30. Kepi Ghoulie, I Remember You
31. Kepi Ghoulie, She's A Sensation
32. Metal Marty, Goddamn Divorce