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The Ledge #472: Songs About Records

The Ledge #472: Songs About Records

There are times where a potential theme for a show pops up out of nowhere. This week’s episode of The Ledge is a perfect example. This past Wednesday afternoon I was on my way to a local record store, accompanied by a great power pop playlist on Spotify. Suddenly, a song came on that I hadn’t heard in many years. The tune was “I Need That Record” by Tweeds, a great under-appreciated 70’s power pop band  Besides the fact that this title was exactly why I was in my car at the time, it lit up a little light bulb in my head about a show devoted to songs about my favorite objects, records. It didn’t take long to put together the playlist. Wilco’s “Boxful of Letters” was an obvious pick. As were tunes by Todd Snider, Supersuckers, Nick Lowe, and Elvis Costello. iTunes searches came up with a vast majority of the rest of the tracks. But it was the discovery of an old Wreckless Eric track that secured the idea of this show. “33s + 45s” deals with the aftermath of a breakup, and the inevitable splitting of the music library. These lines hit me hard: “My dismantled […]

Live Ledge #350: New Releases Pt. 1

Live Ledge #350: New Releases Pt. 1

It’s been such a great few weeks of new releases that this is part one of a two part series. Tune in next week for the rest of the great new tracks!

Live Ledge #217: New Releases

Live Ledge #217: New Releases

Two hours of brand new music!

 

Live Ledge #211: By The Numbers, Part 2

Live Ledge #211: By The Numbers, Part 2

We continue the journey of a song from every year host Scott Hudson’s been alive, including two from 2015.

Live Ledge #194: Track 4

Live Ledge #194: Track 4

A simple premise – everything played tonight is the fourth track of the album they appeared on!

Live Ledge #182: 1995

Live Ledge #182: 1995

As the Beatles song goes, “it was 20 years ago” all of these songs were released.

Live Ledge #181: Leftovers

Live Ledge #181: Leftovers

Live Ledge is back after a two-week hiatus with tracks from records that just missed the cut from making Hudson’s Best of 2014 list!

Live Ledge #171: 1999

Live Ledge #171: 1999

Nothing but songs from that year that you actually did party like it was 1999!

Live Ledge #165: Eddie Spaghetti

Live Ledge #165: Eddie Spaghetti

Tonight’s special interview was with Supersuckers leader Eddie Spaghetti, who will appear in Sioux Falls next Friday night (8/22) at Big’s.

Live Ledge #163: Jason Isbell

Live Ledge #163: Jason Isbell

Tonight’s show includes an interview with Jason Isbell, along with some great Americana tracks!

Live Ledge #159: RIP Rik Mayall

Live Ledge #159: RIP Rik Mayall

Tonight’s episode is a tribute to former Young Ones comedy actor Rik Mayall, along with a bunch of cover tunes.

Live Ledge #151: Record Company Weasels

Live Ledge #151: Record Company Weasels

An entire show dedicated to those evil folks who control the record industry.

Live Ledge #145: Requests

Live Ledge #145: Requests

Tonight, the playlist falls into the hands of the listeners!

Live Ledge #143: New Releases

Live Ledge #143: New Releases

The first Friday of the month means it’s new release time on Live Ledge!

Live Ledge #128: What

Live Ledge #128: What

It’s simple – nothing but songs that include the word “what”.

Live Ledge #115: New Finds

Live Ledge #115: New Finds

Another new month, another selection of new releases and blog finds.

Live Ledge #104: Rock!

It’s an obvious topic that should have been explored years before, but tonight’s show is all songs about “Rock”!

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.

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 #87: More New Finds

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

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 #78: New Finds

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