The Ledge #551: 1993
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on January 13, 2023
I have to admit that tonight’s show made me feel like an old man. Sure, I’ve done shows devoted to individual years on a regular basis, but I’ve fully understood that the songs featured on a broadcast like last week’s 1978 tribute were nostalgic looks at the past. But tonight’s show featuring (almost) nothing but tunes from 1993 didn’t feel like a nostalgia trip. These songs don’t feel like they are 30 years old. I swear they were released just a few years ago. Maybe it’s because I still have such a connection to records like Archers of Loaf’s Icky Mettle. Or the fact that Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl” still packs the same punch it did back when it was released. Plus, I’ve obviously spent plenty of time with all of the solo albums released by former members of The Replacements. Even this week’s second edition of my “52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks” dates back to 1993, and in a weird sort of twist was the reason I came up with this idea. As I said last week, I had earlier realized that I owned quite a few versions of the song. But I had read on Facebook that a great […]
Posted in 1993, alternative, bikini kill, cracker, frank black, fugazi, indie, liz phair, loose rails, muffs, music, Podcast, replacements, Scott Hudson, slim dunlap, teenage kicks, westerberg
Live Ledge #181: Leftovers
By email@example.com on January 9, 2015
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!
Posted in baby ghosts, chris spedding, cozy, cracker, creeps, ex hex, fleshtones, game theory, geoff useless, growlers, hospitality, james williamson, jonny two bags, meatbodies, memories, Podcast, radio birdman, rev horton heat, scott biram, sonny vincent, spider bags, sugar stems, supersuckers, swingin utters, together pangea, tween, ty segall, yo la tengo
Live Ledge #171: 1999
By firstname.lastname@example.org on October 10, 2014
Nothing but songs from that year that you actually did party like it was 1999!
Posted in 1999, alejandro escovedo, built to spill, chesterfield kings, cracker, d generation, deadly snakes, drive-by truckers, fastbacks, get up kids, grant hart, guided by voices, joe strummer, mike ness, mopes, music, paul westerberg, Podcast, promise ring, rancid, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, shods, sleater-kinney, stitches, superchunk, supersuckers, talk, tom waits, velvet crush, vindicives, wesley willis, white stripes, Wilco, zen guerrilla
Rural Ledge-ucation #78: Almost Thanksgiving
By email@example.com on November 18, 2012
We’re celebrating Thanksgiving a bit early, with songs about not only the big day but the wonderful food we’ll all be pigging out on.
Posted in blade babies, bo diddley, cracker, david bowie, drive-by truckers, elliott smith, graham parker, hayes carill, hoodoo gurus, jay bennett, leadbelly, music, noble watts, Podcast, ray davies, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, son volt, talk, Thanksgiving, the fall, the soft boys, Wilco