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Live Ledge #346: Food

Live Ledge #346: Food

Obviously, we all need food, and you now need to hear this collection of songs about food.

Live Ledge #254: Lydia Loveless Interview

Live Ledge #254: Lydia Loveless Interview

Coinciding with the release of her new album, “Real”, host Scott Hudson talks to Lydia Loveless about songwriting, recording, and being the subject of a documentary movie.

Live Ledge #199: 1985

Live Ledge #199: 1985

Hudson takes a trip back 30 years to night with a show featuring nothing but music from 1985.

Live Ledge #198: Number 5

Live Ledge #198: Number 5

Since we’re in the fifth month of the year, why not a show dedicated to nothing but track five of some fantastic albums?

Live Ledge #192: Trio In a Row

Live Ledge #192: Trio In a Row

Completing a trio of shows, tonight’s playlist features nothing but three consecutive classic tracks in a row.

Live Ledge #105: Then And Now

Two tracks per artist – one old and one new. It’s a simple concept, but fun!

Live Ledge #100: Falls Landing

Live Ledge #100: Falls Landing

To celebrate the 100th episode, Hudson took the show on the road to Falls Landing to play nothing but his favorite songs of all time.

Rural Ledge-ucation #89: Bitter Tears

Rural Ledge-ucation #89: Bitter Tears

A companion piece to Friday’s “lonely” episode, this morning is nothing but “bitter” tunes.

Live Ledge #99: Lonely Boy

To “commemorate” a phony holiday, tonight’s show is an anti-Valentine’s Day show with nothing but “lonely” songs.

Rural Ledge-ucation #88: More New Finds

Today’s show is a companion to last Friday’s Live Ledge. That show consisted of my noisier new finds. Today we focus on the quieter new releases.

Live Ledge #98: New Finds

It’s that time of the month again! More new releases and blog finds!

Live Ledge #97: Tributes

Inspired by a Lydia Loveless song called “Steve Earle”, tonight’s show is nothing but songs about other artists.

Live Ledge #95: 2013

The first show of 2013 is all new releases and new finds!

 

Rural Ledge-ucation #83: Brand New Year

Here’s your soundtrack to your New Year’s Eve festivities!

Live Ledge #94: Janitor Bob

Pat McIntyre and Martin Dill from Janitor Bob join Scott, followed by an hour of old Sioux Falls indie rock.

Live Ledge #93: Christmas

Besides talking about the St. Paul Graham Parker concert Scott saw earlier this week, tonight is all about punk rock Christmas songs. For the 3rd straight year, Hudson ignores the sentimental garbage and piles on the edgier side of the holidays.

Rural Ledge-ucation #81: Best Reissues of 2012

Friday night, I unveiled my list of best 2012 albums. This morning, it’s all about the reissues, box sets, and other compilations of the past 12 months.

Live Ledge #91: Gorman Bechard Interview

Director Gorman Bechard returns to Live Ledge to discuss the DVD releases of Color Me Obsessed and What Did You Expect?, and to also talk about his next project, A Dog Named Gucci.

Live Ledge #90: New Finds

It’s become a monthly feature for Hudson to showcase almost an entire show of new releases and blog finds. This is one of those episodes.

Live Ledge #89: Black Friday Sucks!

Two hours of songs against the travesty of Black Friday, and the cretins who make it out to shop when they should still be sleeping.

Live Ledge #88: The In Crowd

A jam-packed show tonight, full of new tunes, blog finds, and discussions of the Hostess situation and the new Rolling Stones documentary, Crossfire Hurricane.

Live Ledge #87: More New Finds

Lots and lots of new releases and blog finds, plus Siri co-hosts a segment and picks a song.

Rural Ledge-ucation #76: Election Day

Two days away from the U.S. elections, Hudson compiled some of his favorite politician-related tracks.

Live Ledge #86: Chuck Berry’s Belated Birthday

Health issues prevented me from celebrating Chuck Berry’s 86th birthday on October 18, so we celebrated it tonight with rarities and great cover versions.

Rural Ledge-ucation #75: Matthew Ryan Interview

Two days before the release of his excellent new album, In the Dusk of Everything, Matthew Ryan woke up early on a Sunday to talk about the new album and share some of his favorite bands and tunes.

Rural Ledge-ucation #74: New Stuff

Along with some of Scott’s walking soundtrack, there’s lots of new releases to air today.

Live Ledge #84: Anniversaries

This week marked plenty of rock ‘n’ roll anniversaries, both good and bad. We plow through them all.

Live Ledge #83: Odds & Sods

No real theme for this week – just some random tracks and irritated babbling from Scott.

Rural Ledge-ucation #72: 1st World Problems

Scott has plenty of things to whine about today, but also some great recent releases.

Rural Ledge-ucation #71: Paul & Ryan

Debut plays of new tracks by Paul Westerberg and Matthew Ryan highlight this playlist of primarily “fall” songs.

Live Ledge #82: Green Day

Ash from The Big Brother Gossip Show joins Scott tonight to discuss the merits of the new Green Day album, Uno.

Rural Ledge-ucation #70: White Light White Heat

All new releases today, bracketed by covers of White Light/White Heat from the Lawless soundtrack.

Live Ledge #81: Family Tree

Besides the usual new releases, blog finds, and old faves, tonight’s show features a number of “family trees” – sets that include spinoffs and solo projects of some of my fave bands.

Live Ledge #80: Life Story (Pt. 1)

With a big day coming up this week, host Scott Hudson has selected one song per year that he has been alive. Sunday’s Rural Ledge-ucation will conclude the series.

Rural Ledge-ucation #68: Labor Day

It’s a celebration of Labor Day, but we also mourn the of the end of summer on today’s Rural Ledge-ucation!

Rural Ledge-ucation #67: More New Finds

Friday’s Live Ledge was all about the noisier releases I’ve acquired in recent weeks. Today’s Rural Ledge-ucation focuses on the quieter new stuff.

Live Ledge #78: New Finds

Tonight’s show features a ton of new and upcoming releases, along with quite a few rare finds.

Live Ledge #77: The Kinks

In response to NBC’s idiotic decision to not air Ray Davies at the Olympic Closing Ceremonies, tonight’s show is nothing but tunes by The Kinks!

Rural Ledge-ucation #65: Waterloo Sunset

A mishmash of sounds this morning, including a birthday tribute to Elliott Smith.

Live Ledge #76: Peel Sessions (Pt. 2)

Continuing with the Peel Sessions theme, tonight’s show includes not only great Brit acts but American bands who contributed to the series.

Rural Ledge-ucation #64: Bootlegs

Nothing but live recordings and studio demos for this short Sunday morning set!

Live Ledge #75: Peel Sessions (Pt. 1)

Nothing but tunes from the late, great John Peel archive!

 

Rural Ledge-ucation #63: New Releases

Having missed a few Rural Ledge timeslots, new material has piled up. Today we preview quite a few of them.

Live Ledge #74: London’s Burning!

A show dedicated to our fine comrades across the pond, along with a celebration of one of their prime exports, Sir Michael Phillip “Mick” Jagger!

Live Ledge #73: I’m Back!

After another short break due to remodeling, Hudson is back with almost all new releases!

Rural Ledge-ucation #62: Woody at 100

Woody Guthrie would have been 100 on July 14, so today’s show celebrates this day with some of his great tunes.

Live Ledge #72: Jukebox Hero

A new jukebox and a pile of new releases inspires this week’s show!

Live Ledge #71: Cruel Summer

The longest day of the year has inspired the longest Ledge show – 44 tracks of summer-related tunes!

Live Ledge #70: Pleased to Meet Me

The 25th anniversary of the release of The Replacements’ Pleased to Meet Me is celebrated!

Rural Ledge-ucation #60: Marriage Stinks!

A followup to last week’s anti-wedding show, today we concentrate on songs that describe the perils of wedded “bliss”.  

Live Ledge #69: I Need That Record

After two themed shows, the new releases and blog finds piled up. Tonight we unload tons of brand new music!

Rural Ledge-ucation #59: Weddings Stink!

It’s wedding season, so here’s 90 minutes of songs that should give you silly people second thoughts about making this awful decision!

Live Ledge #68: More 1977

Last week’s ’77 theme went so well it just had to be repeated!

Rural Ledge-ucation #58: Birthdays & Stuff

This is a Goddess-approved episode that celebrates a bunch of birthdays and a few anniversaries!

Live Ledge #67: 1977

Is 1977 the greatest year in rock ‘n’ roll? Check out this show and judge for yourself.

Rural Ledge-ucation #57: 3 Anniversaries & a Mick

We celebrate the anniversaries of 3 of R&R’s greatest albums, along with a discussion of Mick Jagger’s appearance on last night’s SNL.

Live Ledge #66: Heather Hellkitten

Heather Hellkitten, host of RPR’s Morning Poo and Happy Hour With Heather Hellkitten, sits in for two hours of music and talk…and more talk!

The Ledge #90: Jed’s Dead

Jed’s Dead leader Edward Romero joins the show to talk about not only his band but his work in the film industry.

Rural Ledge-ucation #56: Happy Mother’s Day

Besides a bunch of tunes about mommy’s, there’s a little set to commemorate my sister’s birthday. Happy birthday, Dawn!  

Live Ledge #65: Whine-Free

The goal was simple – to make it through an entire show without whining. Did I succeed?

Rural Ledge-ucation #55: Oh Susannah

Another show of new and upcoming releases, highlighted by a preview of the reunion of Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

Live Ledge #64: RIP Adam Yauch

Besides a tribute to Adam Yauch from the Beasties, we celebrate Link Wray’s birthday and preview a ton of upcoming releases.

Rural Ledge-ucation #54: Record Store Day

Hudson’s 3rd annual Record Store Day recap reviews the pile of music released on his favorite day of the year.

Live Ledge #63: Gorman Bechard

Author/director Gorman Bechard appears to talk about his upcoming Grant Hart documentary, along with updates on Color Me Obsessed and his Archers of Loaf concert movie.

Rural Ledge-ucation #53: RIP Levon

Today’s show celebrates the musical life of the late, great Levon Helm.

Live Ledge #62: 3 Deaths & a Dummy

Much happened in the music world this week, and Hudson covers them all tonight!

Rural Ledge-ucation #52: Tax Deductible

Nothing but songs about taxes and the government on this awful day where only accountants are happy.

Live Ledge #61: Silly Rock News

This was one strange week in rock news, and host Scott Hudson covered them all!

Rural Ledge-ucation #51: Easter! Mitch Easter, That Is!

If you own any jangle-pop albums from the 80′s, chances are you own a Mitch Easter production. We celebrate Easter with a fine collection of his projects.

Live Ledge #60: 1987 (Again)

Scott once again goes back a half-life for songs from a decadent year.

The Ledge #89: High On Stress

Minneapolis roots-rockers High On Stress are interviewed and they also picked this week’s tunes!

Rural Ledge-ucation #50: April Americana

New and upcoming Americana-related releases are the basis for this warm weather Sunday morning show!

Live Ledge #59: Lottery Win!

Scott spends two hours figuring out how to spend his half-billion dollar lottery proceeds!

Rural Ledge-ucation #49: Happy Birthday Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe’s birthday is celebrated with some of his best tunes, covers, and production work.

Live Ledge #58: Kickstarter

Besides a setlist of primarily new finds, there’s also a discussion of the Kickstarter fund for a documentary on Grant Hart.

Rural Ledge-ucation #48: Alex Chilton

We commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the death of Alex Chilton with a collection of covers and rarities.

Live Ledge #57: Paddy O’Ledge

The perfect soundtrack to your St. Patrick’s Day festivities!

Rural Ledge-ucation #47: Daylight Savings Time

The angriest Sunday show to date, as Scott not only hates daylight savings time but technology!

Live Ledge #56: Not-So-Pure Pop

Power pop dominates tonight’s show…at least the first half.

Rural Ledge-ucation #46: Down With Wilco

This morning’s show features collaborations, side projects, and guest appearances involving members of Wilco!

Live Ledge #55: RIP Davy Jones

Recently deceased Monkees singer Davy Jones is the focus of part of the show, along with a birthday tribute to Lou Reed.

The Ledge #88: Philly Punk With Angry Hugo

Michael Gibbons, aka AngryHugo, schools Mr. Hudson on Philly punk and indie rock.

Rural Ledge-ucation #45: New Releases

Along with an update on Slim Dunlap, today’s show features primarily new and recent releases.

Live Ledge #54: Get Well Slim!

A busy show – besides a tribute to former MC5 bassist Michael Davis there’s lots of time devoted to wishing former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap a speedy recovery.

Rural Ledge-ucation #44: Punkish Songwriters

What started out as a collection of punk-era singer/songwriters turned into something completely different.

Live Ledge #53: Rawk!

Shocking more than a few people, Hudson cranks up the amps tonight for lots of pure RAWK!

Rural Ledge-ucation #43: Keith and Friends

Inspired by Drazzle’s Coffee Time episode of Stones covers, today’s episode features Keith Richards collaborations and obscurities.

Live Ledge #52: Valentine Girls

Besides a setlist of nothing but songs about girls, this week’s Live Ledge discusses the future of the show.