Sunday, January 8, 2017

The 2016 Cowboys & Indies Festive 50!

#50 Palace
#49 Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon
#48 Slowcoaches
#47 Inheaven
#46 Fear Of Men
#45 Telegram
#44 The KVB
#43 Yak
#42 Tibet
#41 The Van T's
#40 The Big Moon
#39 The Joy Formidable
#38 Cavern Of Anti-matter
#37 Daughter
#36 Eagulls
#35 Sundara Karma
#34 The Beat feat Ranking Roger
#33 September Girls
#32 Money
#31 Coquin Migale
#30 Ulrika Spacek
#29 Pretty Vicious
#28 Paul Draper
#27 Richard Ashcroft
#26 Spring King
#25 The Vryll Society
#24 Teenage Fanclub
#23 Suede
#22 Lola Colt
#21 Madness
#20 White
#19 Estrons
#18 Frightened Rabbit
#17 Savages
#16 Kate Jackson
#15 Steve Mason
#14 The Wedding Present
#13 Last Shadow Puppets
#12 PJ Harvey
#11 The Coral
#10 Honeyblood
#9 Primal Scream
#8 The Lucid Dream
#7 Black Honey
#6 Deux Furieuses
#5 Stone Roses
#4 Dodgy
#3 Toy
#2 Blossoms
#1 Minor Victories

Moonlight Mixing! Show tracks for Sat. Jan. 7/17 Festive 50 Part 2

A false start and better late than never, we wrap up the 2016 Festive 50 countdown tonight! Where did your fave band of the year finish?

pulp - countdown
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#37 daughter - the end
#36 eagulls - lemontrees
#35 sundara karma - happy family
#34 the beat feat ranking roger - heaven hiding
#33 september girls - quicksand
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#32 money - hopeless world
#31 coquin migale - socatra
#30 ulrika spacek - everything all the time
#29 pretty vicious - cave song
#28 paul draper - friends make the worst enemies
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#27 richard ashcroft - they don't own me
#26 spring king - who are you?
#25 the vryll society - a perfect rhythm
#24 teenage fanclub - with you
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#23 suede - i don't know how to reach you
#22 lola colt - moonlight mixing
#21 madness - blackbird
#20 white - living fiction
#19 estrons - make a man
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#18 frightened rabbit - get out
#17 savages - the answer
#16 kate jackson - metropolis
#15 steve mason - hardly go through
#14 the wedding present - two bridges
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#13 last shadow puppets - bad habits
#12 pj harvey - the orange monkey
#11 the coral - revelation
#10 honeyblood - sea hearts
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#9 primal scream - trippin' on your love
#8 the lucid dream - bad texan
#7 black honey - hello today
#6 deux furieuses - time to mourn
#5 stone roses - all for one
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#4 dodgy - now means nothing
#3 toy - i'm still believing
#2 blossoms - at most a kiss
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#1 minor victories - a hundred ropes
#1 minor victories - cogs
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Saturday, December 31, 2016

My Best Albums 2016!

I started to think about all the albums I really enjoyed this year and said to myself, Self, do a best of list. I don't where some people get off saying this year sucked for music. Maybe they relied on the mainstream for their tunes. Shame! lol I found this year to be very enjoyable indeed. Have a peak at my picks and tell me where I went wrong. Happy New Year and to an even better 2017 for music!

1. David Bowie - Blackstar
2. Steve Mason - Meet the Humans
3. Cavern of Anti-Matter - Void Beats/Invocation Trex
4. Deux Furieuses - Tracks Of Wire

5. Blossoms - Blossoms
6. Savages - Adore Life
7. Fat White Family - Songs for Our Mothers
8. Toy - Clear Shot
9. The Lucid Dream - Compulsion Songs
10. Kate Jackson - British Road Movies
11. Minor Victories - Minor Victories
12. Jaws - Simplicity
13. Eagulls - Ullages
14. Money - Suicide Songs
15. Telegram - Operator
16. Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
17. The Coral - Distance Inbetween
18. Dodgy - What Are We Fighting For
19. Two Door Cinema Club - Gameshow
20. Spring King - Tell Me If You Like To
21. The Beat feat Ranking Roger - Bounce
22. The Early Years - II
23. Underworld - Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future
24. Frightened Rabbit - Painting of a Panic Attack
25. The KVB - Of Desire
26. DMA's - Hills End
27. Teenage Fanclub - Here
28. Suede - Night Thoughts
29. De La Soul - And The Anonymous Nobody...
30. Shura - Nothing's Real
31. Ulrika Spacek - The Album Paranoia
32. Cocaine Piss - The Dancer
33. Exploded View - Exploded View
34. The Orb - COW / Chill Out, World!
35. Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon - Same Language, Different Worlds
36. Yak - Alas Salvation
37. Daughter - Not To Disappear
38. The Wolfhounds - United Kingdom (…or how to come to terms with your culture)
39. Avec Sans - Heartbreak Hi
40. Catfish & The Bottlemen - The Ride
41. Oscar - Cut and Paste
42. Coquin Migale - Munro
43. Warpaint - Heads Up
44. Deap Vally - Femejism
45. September Girls - Age Of Indignation
46. Merchandise - A Corpse Wired For Sound
47. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
48. Man Made - TV Broke My Brain
49. Oskar's Drum - A Cathedral of Hands
50. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
51. Trashcan Sinatras - Wild Pendulum
52. Hinds - Leave Me Alone
53. Slowcoaches - Nothing Gives
54. James Blake - The Colour in Anything
55. Suuns - Hold/Still
56. Psychic Ills - Inner Journey Out
57. School of Seven Bells - SVIIB
58. Evans The Death - Vanilla
59. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound
60. Romare - Love Songs: Pt. Two
61. Parquet Courts - Human Performance
62. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
63. Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos
64. Wire - Nocturnal Koreans
65. Night Beats - Who Sold My Generation
66. Bleached - Welcome the Worms

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Tastes Like Funk! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 24/16

Was it live or was it Memorex?
Hope you enjoyed the encore performance of the show. It was first aired Dec. 19/2015

cheatahs - murasaki
lucid dream - the darkest day/head musik
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london music works - match of the day theme (RIP Jimmy Hill)
frank sidebottom - guess who's been on match of the day?
the train set - she's gone
squeeze - the beautiful game
the hooton tennis club - p.o.w.e.r.f.u.l. p.i.e.r.r.e.
the hidden charms - love you cause you're there
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fvc - walking
lauren laverne - i fell out of a tree
ash - bring back the summer
new order - superheated
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the anchoress - you and only you feat paul draper
the anchoress - doesn't kill you
hot chip - white wine and fried chicken
the beloved - hello
i set the sea on fire - tastes like funk
fat white family - whitest boy on the beach
-----northern soul spotlight
the montclairs - just can't get away
barbara acklin - love makes a woman
willie hutch - lucky to be loved by you
the spiral starecase - more today than yesterday
-----lp session - the fiction aisle "heart map rubric"
the fiction aisle - love come save me
the fiction aisle - what's a man to do?
the fiction aisle - the sea rolls on forever
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david bowie - lazarus
graham bond - summertime with duffy power
ten years after - adventures of a young organ
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the lightning seeds - pure
chorusgirl - dream on, baby blue
these animal men - light emitting electrical wave
wolf girl - deep sea diving
black honey - spinning wheel
weirds - blood test
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black market karma - timed response
black market karma - at either end (the twin)
julian cope - julian in the underworld
mogwai - hunted by a freak
swervedriver - last rites
estrons - aliens
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the kinks - wonderboy

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all my family and friends near and far! May the season bring you everything you wished for.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Cowboys & Indies Monthly Indiessential charts 2016 - December

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. SATURN 5 ... Inspiral Carpets (Mute)
2. NOTHING GIVES (LP) ... Slowcoaches (Republic of Music)
3. MAGNIFICENT (SHE SAYS) ... Elbow (Polydor)
4. AMPUTATION ... The Jesus & Mary Chain (EK OK)
5. HAMBURG DEMONSTRATIONS (LP) ... Peter Doherty (BMG)
6. BLISTER ... Pretty Vicious (Virgin/EMI)
7. LET'S GO SUPERNOVA! ... Fuzzbox (2016 FUZZBOX)
8. LOVE ME AGAIN ... The Chadelics (2016 The Chadelics)
9. THE DREAM SYNOPSIS EP ... The Last Shadow Puppets (Domino)
10. FALLING DOWN ... Happyness (Moshi Moshi)
11. ISOBAR BLUES (LP) ... The Perfect English Weather (Matinée Recordings)
12. CIRCADIAN LIFE EP ... Fehm (Art is Hard Records)
13. TERRORIST SYNTHESIZER EP ... Cabbage (Skeleton Key Records)
14. HYMN ON THE 45 ... Allo Darlin' (Fortuna POP!/The Hangover Lounger)
15. BLACK HANZ EP ... The Moonlandingz (Transgressive Records Ltd)
16. CREMATED (BLOWN AWAY) ... The Proper Ornaments (Tough Love Records)
17. ASCENT EP ... Dayflower (Edils Recordings)
18. COLD COMFORT EP ... The Crows (Telharmonium)
19. LITTLE SOMETHING ... The Amazons (Fiction)
20. JOINED AT THE LIP ... High Hazels (Heist Or Hit Records)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for December 2016

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Glittering Prizes! Show tracks for Sat. Dec, 17/16 Festive 50 Part 1

So it's upon us once again, The Festive 50. It's the year end countdown so big it takes two shows to air! The first part of tonight's program is the usual assortment of new releases and favourites. Then the last part of the show we get the countdown started. It will finish in two weeks time on New Year's Eve.
So we'll see you then.
If you are new to the show this year here is what the Festive 50 is all about. Yes, it is named after our idol John Peel's Festive 50. But the similarities end there. Where as John counted back the top 50 singles as voted by his listeners, we count back the top 50 artists of the year. There is a chart every month compiling the hottest plays of that month. Those 12 charts are then compiled to find the top 50 artists that had the best year.


inspiral carpets - saturn 5
futureheads - christmas was better in the 80s
glasvegas - a snowflake fell (and it felt like a kiss)
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glass caves - do you have a name?
two door cinema club - good morning
novella - does the island know
simple minds - glittering prize (acoustic)
soft error - everybody runs
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the confederate dead - blue revolver
the confederate dead - it feels so good
pink floyd - matilda mother
toy - we will disperse
the proper ornaments - step into the cold
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the courteeners - modern love
manhattan love suicides - grandma got run over by a reindeer
c duncan - pearly dewdrops drop
jaws - in the morning
david bowie - queen bitch
yassassin - pretty face
night flowers - christmas eve
-----northern soul spotlight
the pointer sisters - send him back
the flirtations - nothing but a heartache
bobby sheen - dr. love
jimmy ruffin - he who picks a rose
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the selecter - breakdown
the beat - side by side
african head charge - hold some version
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2016 Festive 50 Part One
#50 palace - holy smoke
#49 tim burgess & peter gordon - begin
#48 slowcoaches - drag
#47 inheaven - baby's alright
#46 fear of men - sane
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#45 telegram - taffy come home
#44 the kvb - never enough
#43 yak - harbour the feeling
#42 tibet - see you out tonight
#41 the van t's - 35mm
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#40 the big moon - the road
#39 the joy formidable - lianna
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#38 cavern of anti-matter - traces
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