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Live Ledge #84: Anniversaries

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

Rural Ledge-ucation #73: Happy Birthday Tommy Stinson

Yesterday was Tommy Stinson’s 46th birthday, so it is only natural for us to celebrate it with music from all periods of his career.  

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.

Rural Ledge-ucation #69: Life Story (Pt. 2)

The conclusion of the year-by-year musical analysis of host Scott Hudson’s life starts with 1995 and ends with a release that coincides with his birthday!

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.

Rural Ledge-ucation #66: Happy Birthday Joe Strummer!

This Tuesday would have been Joe Strummer’s 60th birthday. Today’s show features his post-Clash career in celebration.

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.

Rural Ledge-ucation #61: It’s Only Jukebox Music

Still giddy over his new purchase, Scott continues to babble and play songs about jukeboxes.

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!

The Ledge #87: Mike Virus and Punk Aid

Evacuate leader Mike Virus this week’s guest, discussing not only his life in music but the situation in Indonesia that has led to the benefit compilation Punk Aid.

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.