The Ledge #556: More Miscellany
By email@example.com (theledge) on February 17, 2023
This week’s show is once again a mix of old and new. There’s quite a few brand new releases highlighted, accompanied by quite a few records that I’ve found myself playing in my free time. Which leads me to a question to my lovely listeners. For as long as I’ve done the show, the presence of “themes” has been a constant. Honestly, that’s how my brain works best for picking music. It gives me a reason to air a tune. Even the monthly new release episode is basically a theme that’s just like shows based on certain years or terms. Lately, I have sort of abandoned the theme and played these kinds of old/new mixes. Part of this is that due to the fact that I now report a top ten playlist every week to the Radio Indie Alliance. I know I can submit any ten tracks I play but I’ve been paying even more attention to new music than usual. So this is what I want to find out from you guys. Do you like these freeform type of broadcasts or should I revert back to having a weekly theme? The themes aren’t going away entirely, no matter what […]
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The Ledge #510: New Release (Pt. 1)
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 4, 2022
It became apparent a couple of weeks ago that this month’s new release series would have to be a two part extravaganza. Not only were the quantity of new songs piling up, but there were also quite a few albums that deserved more than a track or two of airtime. So the decision was easy, but then how does one split the shows? There’s no real formua to what was aired tonight and what will be held back until next week. Tonight’s show probably features more of the types of artists who are easily found on Bandcamp, which is fitting since March 4 was another of the great bandcamp days where the artist gets 100% of the proceeds of their sales. But otherwise the quality between both sets of tunes is pretty similar, as you’ll see during next week’s second part. I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly from the artist or […]
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Live Ledge #382: RIP Roky Erickson + More 1989
By email@example.com on May 31, 2019
Minutes before the planned second episode devoted to 1989 was set to record came news of the death of legendary pyschedelic garage rocker Roky Erickson. A half hour or so of Roky’s music is aired at the beginning of the show before going into the original playlist.
Posted in 1989, cult, cure, elvis costello, live ledge, mudhoney, music, nervebreakers, nirvana, pixies, Podcast, ramones, roky erickson, Scott Hudson, tommy keene
Live Ledge #336: West Coast & Midwest 1978
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 8, 2018
The third episode of a continuing series devoted to the great tunes of 1978. This time it’s all about the West Coast and Midwest U.S.A.!
Posted in 1978, dead boys, music, nervebreakers, Podcast, punk, suicide commandos
Live Ledge #215: Questions
By email@example.com on October 23, 2015
Nothing but musical questions tonight!
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Live Ledge #198: Number 5
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 22, 2015
Since we’re in the fifth month of the year, why not a show dedicated to nothing but track five of some fantastic albums?
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Live Ledge #173: Halloween
By email@example.com on October 24, 2014
It’s the fourth annual Live Ledge Halloween Extravaganza!
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Live Ledge #151: Record Company Weasels
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 11, 2014
An entire show dedicated to those evil folks who control the record industry.
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Live Ledge #144: Valentine
By email@example.com on February 14, 2014
It’s the annual anti-Valentine’s Day extravaganza!
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Live Ledge #111: Jukebox
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 10, 2013
That beautiful 350 pound Seeburg Jukebox is the source of all the tunes tonight.
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Live Ledge #96: Texas
By email@example.com on January 12, 2013
Blues guitarist Hadder Sayers is interviewed during an all-Texas show!
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Rural Ledge-ucation #81: Best Reissues of 2012
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 16, 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.
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Live Ledge #88: The In Crowd
By email@example.com on November 16, 2012
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.
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Live Ledge #73: I’m Back!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on July 20, 2012
After another short break due to remodeling, Hudson is back with almost all new releases!
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Live Ledge #72: Jukebox Hero
By email@example.com on July 6, 2012
A new jukebox and a pile of new releases inspires this week’s show!
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Live Ledge #64: RIP Adam Yauch
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 4, 2012
Besides a tribute to Adam Yauch from the Beasties, we celebrate Link Wray’s birthday and preview a ton of upcoming releases.
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Live Ledge #54: Get Well Slim!
By email@example.com on February 24, 2012
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.
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