The Ledge #517: Directors Gorman Bechard and Fred Uhter Discuss ‘Where Are You, Jay Bennett?’
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 22, 2022
For a large percentage of Wilco fans, the glory days of that band were in the late 90’s and early 00’s, with classic albums such as Being There, Summerteeth, and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. It’s no coincidence that those records, along with collaborations with Billy Bragg on previously-unrecorded Woody Guthrie tunes, featured multi-instrumentalist Jay Bennett. And when I say multi-instrumentalist, I don’t mean he can set down his guitar to play piano on a few tracks. Bennett was a savant. He was a man who could pretty much turn any object into a tuneful tool.Bennett was fired from Wilco in 2001 during the latter stages of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’s creation, and his dismissal was controversially included in 2002’s “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart” documentary. After a series of critically acclaimed solo albums, Bennett tragically passed away in 2009.Bennett’s story is finally being told with this week’s release of “Where Are You, Jay Bennett?”, and co-directors Gorman Bechard and Fred Uhter are interviewed in this week’s episode about a film that Bechard says he made to “right the wrongs” of that previous documentary. Besides his controversial dismissal from Wilco, Jeff’s entire life is showcased, from his mom proudly showing his […]
Posted in billy bragg, documentary, fred uhter, gorman bechard, jay bennett, jeff tweedy, music, Podcast, Scott Hudson, Wilco
The Ledge #450: New Releases
By email@example.com on November 6, 2020
In all the years of doing this monthly new release show, this may be the most varied I’ve ever done. After initial sets of folk-ish, acoustic rock, this month’s supersized show gradually built up the intensity until a final set of veteran h…
Posted in adolescents, descendents, eels, elvis costello, fleshtones, jeff tweedy, kevin morby, Kurt Baker, music, new releases, Podcast, Scott Hudson, The Ledge, young fresh fellows
Live Ledge #361: 40 Best Records of 2018
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 21, 2018
It’s a countdown of Scott’s 40 favorite records of 2018.
Posted in archie bunkers, best of 2018, courtney barnett, graham parker, jeff tweedy, kurt vile, music, Podcast, shadracks, Subsonics, superchunk, ty segall
Live Ledge #360: New Releases/Rocking Christmas
By email@example.com on December 14, 2018
A continuation of last week’s new release episode, plus an hour of new rock and roll Christmas songs!
Posted in Christmas, jeff tweedy, live ledge, music, new releases, Podcast, ramones, realpunkradio, william shatner
Live Ledge #301: Jay Bennett
By firstname.lastname@example.org on September 8, 2017
Where Are You, Jay Bennett directors Fred Uhter and Gorman Bechard are this week’s guests.
Posted in gorman bechard, jay bennett, jeff tweedy, Podcast, Scott Hudson, Wilco
Live Ledge #127: Stormy New Releases
By email@example.com on October 4, 2013
Surrounded by storms accurately forecast by Canadian Frankie McDonald, Hudson hosts two hours of new releases and blog finds.
Posted in bad shepherds, bare mutants, clash, future primitives, jeff tweedy, joan jett, joanna gruesome, lime spiders, live ledge, lorette velvette, lucero, music, obits, parquet courts, patterson hood, Podcast, radio birdman, replacements, rocketz, roky erickson, Scott Hudson, shambles, songs for slim, strypes, tommy keene, veronica falls, young fresh fellows