Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 26/09 The 2009 Festive 50 Pt.1 #50-#26

1 holiday down 1 to go...lol
Part 1 of the Festive 50 down and 1 to go.
The annual Festive 50 counts down the best artists/bands of the British Indie/Alternative scene for the past year.

We open Part 1 of the 2009 Festive 50 shows with a tribute to a couple of British rock icons who we have lost in Decembers passed.
We closed the show with some of the better Canadian bands that have been played on the show trough the year. We'll close next weeks show with the best Canadian bands played on the show this year.
Tune in nest week for the final part of the countdown and see who is #1 for 2009!
Here is The 2009 Festive 50 Part 1;

the clash - remote control
john lennon - working class hero (acoustic)
#50 rose elinor dougall - start/stop/synchro
#49 the rifles - the great escape
#48 madness - sugar and spice
#47 wild beasts - hooting and howling
#46 codeine velvet club - vanity kills
#45 lord cut glass - look after your wife
#44 we were promised jetpacks - quiet little voices
#43 noah & the whale - blue skies
#42 lady sovereign - so human
#41 jarvis cocker - girls like it to
#40 boxer rebellion - semi automatic
#39 new rhodes - the joys of finding and losing that girl
#38 hatcham social - give me the gift
#37 maps - papercuts
#36 engineers - three fact fader
#35 cherbourg - man
#34 the rumble strips - london
#33 polly scattergood - other too endless
#32 idlewild - readers & writers
#31 delphic - counterpoint
#30 reverend & the makers - professor pickles
#29 cinematics - lips taste like tears
#28 art brut - dc comics & chocolate milkshake
#27 pete doherty - a little death around the eyes
#26 the maccabees - empty vessels w/roots manuva
the ghost is dancing - battles on
reverie sound revue - we are the opposite of thieves
jets overhead - no nations
pony up - power of 8
the job - soon

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Monthly Indiessential Chart for December 2009

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene


1. THE BLIZZARD Camera Obscura (4AD)

2. EMPTY VESSELS Maccabees w/ Roots Manuva (Polydor)

3. CRIME OF LOVE (LP) Comanechi (Merock)

4. STRUCK DUMB Futureheads (Nul/clashmusic.com)

5. HUNGER / FRAGILE Frankie & The Heartstrings (Rough Trade)

6. JACKIE IS IT MY BIRTHDAY? The Wolfmen (Howl)

7. FRAUHAUS! (LP) Wetdog (Angular)

8. 2POINT1 The Draymin (11:31 Records)

9. QUANDO, QUANDO, QUANDO New Rhodes (Salty Cat)

10. WALK ON Young Rebel Set (Our Broadcast)

11. HARVEST TIME (LP) Joe Goddard (Greco Roman)

12. LOCKED OUT FROM THE INSIDE (LP) Nine Black Alps (Nine Black Alps)

13. HOLLYWOOD / I AM THE RESURRECTION Codeine Velvet Club (Uni/Island)

14. FURTHER COMPLICATIONS / GIRLS LIKE IT TO Jarvis Cocker (Rough Trade)

15. MISFITS Lunar Youth (Young And Lost)

16. 21st CENTURY MAN / ACHTUNG MUTHA Luke Haines (Fantastic Plastic)

17. FALLEN OVER Rose Elinor Dougall (Elefant)

18. LIQUID MERCURY Wild Swans (Occultation)

19. ARCANE New Education (Kids)

20. LIGHTS OUT ZOLTAR! (LP) Gemma Ray (Bronzerat)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for December 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My personal year end picks (in case you care...lol)

My Top Albums & Singles For 2009!
These are my personal picks, not to be confused with the shows Festive 50.
Feel free to leave me yours, I'd love to see them.

ALBUMS

40. Jarvis Cocker - "Further Complications" (Rough Trade)
39. Lord Cut Glass - "Lord Cut Glass" (Chemikal Underground)
38. Girls - "Album" (True Panther)
37. The View - "Which Bitch" (1965)
36. The Nightjars - "Album" (NJR)
35. The Phantom Band - "Checkmate Savage" (Chemikal Underground)
34. Lady Sovereign - "Jigsaw" (Midget)
33. Rumble Strips - "Welcome To The Walk Alone" (Island)
32. New Rhodes - "Everybody Loves A Scene" (Salty Cat)
31. Engineers - "Three Fact Fader" (K Scope)
30. Idlewild - "Post Electric Blues" (Cooking Vinyl)
29. Metric - "Fantasies" (Last Gang/Art & Crafts)
28. Editors - "In This Light And On This Evening" (Kitchenware)
27. Boxer Rebellion - "Union" (Inertia)
26. Screaming Lights - "Like Angels" (Anti-)
25. Madness - "The Liberty Of Norton Folgate" (Lucky Seven/Yep Roc)
24. Maccabees - "Wall Of Arms" (Fiction)
23. La Roux - "La Roux" (Polydor)
22. White Lies - "To Lose My Life" (Fiction)
21. Grammatics - "Grammatics" (Dance To The Radio)
20. Little Boots - "Hands" (679)
19. The XX - "XX" (Young Turks)
18. Doves - "Kingdom Of Rust" (Heavenly)
17. Florence & The Machine - "Lungs" (Island)
16. Bat For Lashes - "Two Suns" (Parlophone)
15. Manic Street Preachers - "Journal For Plague Lovers" (Columbia)
14. Polly Scattergood - "Polly Scattergood" (Mute)
13. Kasabian - "West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum" (RCA/Columbia)
12. Lily Allen - "It's Not Me, It's You" (Regal/EMI)
11. The Cribs - "Ignore The Ignorant" (Wichita/Warner)
10. Kyte - "Science For The Living" (Rallye)
09. Amazing Baby - "Rewild" (Shangri-la/Cooperative)
08. Maximo Park - "Quicken The Heart" (Warp)
07. Arctic Monkeys - "Humbug" (Domino)
06. The Big Pink - "A Brief History Of Love" (4AD)
05. The Horrors - "Primary Colours" (XL)
04. The Joy Formidable - "A Balloon Called Moaning" (Pure Groove)
03. Jamie T - "Kings & Queens" (Virgin)
02. Camera Obscura - "My Maudlin Career" (4AD)
01. Hatcham Social - "You Dig The Tunnel, I'll Hide The Soil" (TBD/Fierce Panda)

SINGLES

30. "Renee Loves Losers" - LR Rockets (Ctl-Alt-Del)
29. "Swim Until You Can’t See Land" - Frightened Rabbit (Fat Cat)
28. "Running Away" - Goldhawks (Mercury)
27. "Cliffer" - The Answering Machine (Heist Or Hit)
26. "Your Body Is A Machine" - The Good Natured (TGN)
25. "Locarno" - Flashguns (Blue Flowers)
24. "Start/Stop/Synchro" - Rose Elinor Dougall (Elefant)
23. "Hunger/Fragile" - Frankie & The Heartstrings (Rough Trade)
22. "Obsessions" - Marina & The Diamonds (679 Recordings)
21. "Sorry" - Life In Film (Clip Club)
20. "Surf Solar" - Fuck Buttons (ATP)
19. "Into The Dark EP" - Cherbourg (Rough Trade)
18. "Quiet Little Voices" - We Were Promised Jetpacks (Fat Cat)
17. "Alcoholics Unanimous" - Art Brut (Cooking Vinyl)
16. "Cornerstone EP" - Arctic Monkeys (Domino)
15. "Hollywood/I Am The Resurrection" - Codeine Velvet Club (UNI/Island)
14. "Whole New Way" - The Horrors (XL)
13. "If I Was" - Young Rebel Set (Ignition)
12. "Sweet Disposition" - Temper Trap (Infectious)
11. "Bonkers" - Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden (Dirtee Stank)
10. "Counterpoint" - Delphic (R&S)
09. "Pearl's Dream" - Bat For Lashes (Parlophone)
08. "That Golden Rule" - Biffy Clyro (14th Floor Records)
07. "Rivals" - Theoretical Girl (Memphis Industries)
06. "Other Too Endless" - Polly Scattergood (Mute)
05. "So Human" - Lady Sovereign (Midget/EMI)
04. "Glow/GMN" - Screaming Lights (Anti-)
03. "Cradle" - The Joy Formidable (Try Harder)
02. "Dominos" - The Big Pink (4AD)
01. "No Kind Words & Empty Vessels w/Roots Manuva" - Maccabees (Fiction)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Rewind! show tracks for Sat. Dec. 19/09

Another Rewind! in the books. Hope you enjoyed the musical selections. Congrats to Christian from Ferndale, MI and Tracey from Windsor on winning the cd prize packs. Your cds will be in the mail asap.
The 2009 Festive 50 begins next week at 9:30 pm so don't miss any of the top acts in the British Indie & alternative scene for 2009. Next week we reveal #50-#26.

band aid - do they know it's christmas?
tom jones & cerys matthews - baby, it's cold outside
endgames - first, last, for everything
world of twist - she's a rainbow
stereolab - get carter
mean red spiders - compromise
hurrah! - sweet sanity
field mice - sensitive
jona lewie - stop the cavalry
the delays - long time coming
the pretty things - she's fine, she's mine
the libertines - time for heroes
39 steps - slip into the crowd
orange juice - felicity
sub sub - spaceface
wire - ex-lion tamer
whipping boy - we don't need nobody else
the weekenders - inelegantly wasted in papa's penthouse pad in belgravia
lord sutch and heavy friends - union jack car
new model army - 51st state
24 gone - girl of colours
duran duran - the chauffeur
----30th anniversary album spotlight
the clash - spanish bombs
the clash - guns of brixton
madness - night boat to cairo
madness - bed and breakfast man (peel session)
shed seven - she left me on friday
cub - nicolas bragg
x-ray spex - identity
rialto - monday morning 5:19
cocteau twins - the spangle maker
trans x - living on video
japan - the quiet life

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 12/09

Cowboys & Indies Rewind! returns for it's second episode this coming Saturday night. Tune in for the best of Cowboys & Indies from yesteryear and its influences. Their will be cd giveaways as well. Just in time for a late Christmas gift. Remember this blog you'll need it to answer the very easy question to win free cds.

So much new music and so little time. Jeesh, December was supposed to be easy. Just wind down to the big Festive 50 year end countdown. Not this year, everybody and their brother are releasing sneak peaks at their 2010 releases. Good for us!

laura marling - goodbye england (covered in snow)
mumford & sons - winter winds
the courteeners - cross my heart & hope to fly
new education - arcane
frankie & the heartstrings - fragile
goldhawks - running away
new young pony club - lost a girl
portishead - chase a tear
the maccabees w/ roots manuva - empty vessels
polly scattergood - bunny club (the chatterley's single mix)
elspeth - old age
delphic - doubt (demo)
the high wire - odds & evens
glasvegas - silent night/noapte de vis
camera obscura - the blizzard
the heavy - how you like me now?
the noisettes - beat of my heart
islands - vapours
little girls - thrills
lp session comanechi "crime of love"
comanechi - rabbit hole
comanechi - crime of love
comanechi - close enough to kiss
comanechi - why?
comanechi - lunatic
chapel club - all the eastern girls
lunar youth - venus in blue jeans
codeine velvet club - i am the resurrection
silver columns - brow beaten
crystal fighters - i love london
ou est le swimming pool - dance the way i feel
grammatics - double negative
new rhodes - quando, quando, quando
swanton bombs - new york city cops
the wolfmen - jackie is it my birthday?
tegan & sara - red belt

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 5/09

The new sneak previews of big albums in 2010 keep coming. New tracks from These New Puritans, Hot Chip and Late Of The Pier. So much music, so little time!
Only one regular episode left until the big holiday shows. First up is Rewind! and then the Festive 50 countdown shows. It will be 2010 before you can sneeze.

the clientele - i know i will see your face
noah & the whale - slow glass
young rebel set - walk on
the holloways - little johnny went to parliament
the cribs - we were aborted
the wolfmen - coca cola kid
saint etienne - jackie collins existential question time
manic street preachers - jackie collins existential question time
the automatic - interstate
we are the ocean - look alone
the job - gun
these new puritans - we want war
groove armada - warsaw
late of the pier - blueberry
hot chip - one life stand
the draymin - you bring the fire
silver columns - brow beaten
dragonette - by sunglasses
comanechi - mesmerising fingers
race horses - man in my head
los campesinos! - these are listed buildings
joe lean & the jing jang jong - one woman
lp session wetdog "frauhaus!"
wetdog - tidy up your bedroom
wetdog - that man delivers papers
wetdog - night comes down
wetdog - fist face
frankie & the heartstrings - possibilities
long blondes - christmas is cancelled
glasvegas - a snowflake fell (and it felt like a kiss)
sonic avenues - radiation
city of glass - an interest in architecture
biffy clyro - born on a horse
nine black alps - every photograph steals your soul
githead - before tomorrow
rose elinor dougall - fallen over
bon bon club - sex is on fire
gemma ray - tough love
savior adore - take hollow lane

Monday, November 30, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Nov. 28/09

There I thought that the new releases would slow to a trickle. I set up dates for Rewind! #2 and The Festive 50. Then a slew of new releases, some sneak peaks at lps coming out in 2010, like Futureheads, Emma Pollock, Steve Mason and singles from Paul Weller, The Wild Swans and Silver Sun. I think Christmas came early!

fuck buttons - phantom limb
jamie t - the man's machine
the hours - never see you again
the wild swans - liquid mercury
julian casablancas - i wish it was christmas today
pet shop boys - it often doesn't snow at christmas
futureheads - struck down
silver sun - access
city of glass - big ideas
sonic avenues - girls with pearls
spaceman 3 - big city (demo)
paul weller - 7 & 3 is the striker's name
primal scream - i want you (troggs cover)
lp session #1 joe goddard "harvest time"
joe goddard - tinned apricot
joe goddard - half time oranges
joe goddard - lemon & lime (home time)
joe goddard - pineapple chunk
the draymin - love will see you through
codeine velvet club - i am the resurrection
steve mason - all come down
lunar youth - peppermint lounge
emma pollock - hug the harbour
frightened rabbit - nothing like you (bbc 6 session)
frightened rabbit - living in colour (bbc 6 session)
the unwinding hours - knut
lp session #2 nine black alps "locked out from the inside"
nine black alps - salt water
nine black alps - silence kills
nine black alps - along for the ride
men - big fucker
get back guinozzi! - police & thieves
styrofoam ones - o.t.t.a.p.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Monthly Indiessential Chart for November 2009

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene


1. WHOLE NEW WAY The Horrors (XL)
2. ONLY REVOLUTIONS (LP) Biffy Clyro (14th Floor)
3. POST ELECTRIC BLUES (LP) Idlewild (Cooking Vinyl)
4. SWIM UNTIL YOU CAN’T SEE LAND Frightened Rabbit (FatCat)
5. NO MORE FLOWERS Cherbourg (Chess Club)
6. DON’T LOOK DOWN (LP) Cerys Matthews (AIS)
7. JOY KICKS DARKNESS / ARCADIA Ash (Atomic Heart)
8. OPEN HEARTS (LP) The Longcut (Melodic UK)
9. THE HOUSE THAT DIRT BUILT (LP) The Heavy (Counter/Ninja Tune)
10. GET CLOSER Life In Film (Clip Club)
11. DOUBLE NEGATIVE Grammatics (Dance To The Radio)
12. PARK LANE ARCHIVES (LP) Various Artists (Freud/Jungle Full)
13. SLOW ATTACK (LP) Brett Anderson (B.A. Recordings)
14. SEX ON FIRE Bon Bon Club (Rare Breed)
15. TRAPPED ANIMAL (LP) The Slits (Sweet Nothing)
16. ALBUM (LP) Girls (True Panther)
17. INTRODUCING (LP) Brilliant Colors (Slumberland)
18. ADULTERY Little Comets (Columbia)
19. LANDING (LP) Githead (Swim)
20. ROOM 7½ (LP) Dot Allison (Arthoused)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for November 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Nov. 21/09

I can't believe where this year has gone. Nearly the holidays already. That can only mean 1 thing, year end lists. I started to go over this in my mind last week. How about you? I'd love to see your picks when the time comes.
Since the show before the Festive 50 Countdown will be another episode of Rewind! I started playing Christmas songs already. I know, but you can't go shopping without hearing them anyways. Besides the ones I'll play will be cool, like Camera Obscura's "The Blizzard". More to come in the following weeks leading up to the holiday special shows.

fanfarlo - fire escape
gemma ray - fist of a flower
the cribs - last years snow
gin riots - the polka
pistola kicks - shoes
the job - soon
maps - the note (these voices)
the xx - teardrops
beak - i know
joe goddard - apple bobbing
camera obscura - the blizzard
the ghost is dancing - this thunder
the good natured - your body is a machine
sambassadeur - days
delphic - doubt (demo)
bad lieutenant - split the atom
echo & the bunnymen - drivetime
missles - burning in water (request)
savior adore - early bird
george washington brown - a good year
wetdog - lower leg
comanechi - naked
----lp session luke haines "21st century man/achtung mutha"
luke haines - love letter to london
luke haines - our man in buenos aires
luke haines - english southern man
luke haines - ex-teds
the twilight sad - that room
stereophonics - innocent
ash - joy kicks darkness
ash - arcadia
jarvis cocker - girls like it to
get back guinozzi! - low files tropical
brilliant colors - mythic

Monday, November 16, 2009

Rewind! show tracks for Sat. Nov. 14/09

Cowboys & Indies Rewind! premiere is in the bag. Hope you enjoyed it. It was a lot of fun playing all those ole favourites. You can request any of your faves too by emailing me or messaging me here.
Reminder that you need to know the first ever song played on Rewind! to win the contest on the second Rewind! show in December. I'll see if the most generous music director at CJAM can donate any cds for the prize.
Here's the holiday show schedule again:

Saturday, December 19/09 - Cowboys & Indies Rewind!
Saturday, December 26/09 - 2009 Festive 50 Part 1
Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 2009 Festive 50 Part 2

the fall - hit the north
loop - black sun
arcade fire - haiti
the vaselines - oliver twisted
heavy stereo - reaching for heaven
a certain ratio - life's a scream
mansun stripper vicar (request)
simple minds - "c" moon cry like a baby
pulp - little girl (with blue eyes)
adam & the ants - kings of the wild frontier
sleeper - nice guy eddie
mighty lemon drops - my biggest thrill
altered images - sentimental
moose - soon is never soon enough
beta band - dr. baker
lemon jelly - nice weather for ducks
propaganda - sorry for laughing
mo solid gold - david's soul
dave howard singers - road warrior
the damned - ignite
cooper temple clause - blind pilots (request)
laugh - paul mccartney
all about eve - our summer
the smiths - jeane
speedy - boy wonder
the chills - i love my leather jacket
new fast automatic daffodils - penguins
boys brigade - melody
peter godwin - images of heaven
the sound - total recall
blue peter - don't walk past

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Nov. 7/09

Less than a week away, next weeks show will be the world premiere of Cowboys & Indies Rewind! Mark your calendars, hire your babysitters, make the necessary arrangements to make sure that you don't miss the big event...lol
Seriously, tune in next week for the first Cowboys & Indies Rewind. The musical history of Cowboys & Indies and it's influences. The only rule is that no music will be played that was released in the last 5 years. So for the first 2 Rewind shows only music from 2004 and earlier will be featured. So tune in and enjoy. Even call or email requests.

ian brown - just like you
richard hawley - don't get hung up in your soul
young rebel set - walk on
the view - double yellow lines
life in film - sorry
idlewild - dreams of nothing
idlewild - all over the town
puressence - raise me to the ground
editors - human
githead - over the limit
sunshine underground - everything right now (sound of sirens)
for those about to love - to save a man
silver starling - closer
parlour steps - the catastrophists
-----lp session #1 biffy clyro "only revolutions"
biffy clyro - god & satan
biffy clyro - born on a horse
biffy clyro - booooom, blast & ruin
biffy clyro - cloud of stink
rose elinor dougall - fallen over
camera obscura - the sweetest thing (request)
the school - and suddenly
brilliant colors - english cities
george washington brown - end of the…
subway - simplex (request)
delphic - alterstate
massive attack - psyche (flash treatment) w/ martina topley-bird
the slits - reggae gypsy
-----lp session #2 brett anderson "slow attack"
brett anderson - hymn
brett anderson - summer
brett anderson - julian's eyes
the cinematics - lips taste like tears
the big pink - dominos (request)
oceansize - legal teens
arctic monkeys - fire & the thud

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monthly Indiessential Chart for October 2009

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. GREYHOUNDS IN THE SLIPS Joy Formidable & Paul Draper (self-released)
2. IN THIS LIGHT & ON THIS EVENING (LP) Editors (Sony)
3. VANITY KILLS Codeine Velvet Club (Island)
4. LOVE AND TERROR (LP) The Cinematics (The Orchard)
5. TRUE LOVE 1980 Ash (Atomic Heart)
6. YOUNG FIGHT EP Amusement Parks On Fire (Filter)
7. LIKE ANGELS (LP) Screaming Lights (ANTI-)
8. TURNING THE MIND (LP) Maps (EMI)
9. FORGET THE NIGHT AHEAD (LP) The Twilight Sad (Fat Cat)
10. SEA OF REGRETS I Like Trains (Beggars Banquet)
11. ALTERSTATE Delphic (Kitsune)
12. NO SMOKE, NO MIRRORS (LP) The Holloways (Snapper)
13. XXXX (LP) You Say Party! We Say Die! (Paper Bag)
14. THE FOUNTAIN (LP) Echo & The Bunnymen (Ocean Rain)
15. NEVER CRY ANOTHER TEAR (LP) Bad Lieutenant (Triple Echo)
16. THE CAPTAIN Biffy Clyro (14th Floor)
17. MY WAY (LP) Ian Brown (Polydor)
18. BONFIRES ON THE HEATH (LP) The Clientele (Merge)
19. SIGH NO MORE (LP) Mumford & Sons (Uni/Island)
20. SPLITTING THE ATOM EP Massive Attack (Virgin download)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for October 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 31/09

The extent of the Halloween theme was the two opening tracks. I left the themes to the people who do them best...lol

the automatic - monster
plugs - all them witches
dot allison - love's got me crazy feat paul weller
cery matthews - a captain needs a ship
spring tigers - hyboria
little comets - adultery
the slits - peer pressure
mika miko - so tough
the noisettes - saturday night
the heavy - long way from home
bat for lashes - what's a girl to do? (request)
florence & the machine - cosmic love (request)
you say party! we say die! - cosmic warship avengers
we are wolves - vague
land of talk - sixteen asterisk

lp session v/a "the park lane archives"
the bluebells - young at heart (demo)
primal scream - velocity girl (alt mix)
altered images - now that you've gone (unreleased)
ac acoustics - bluff drive by (demo)

githead - landing
2nd layer - fixation
andrew weatherall - let's do the 7 again
doves - house of mirrors
elbow w/ richard hawley & the bbc orchestra - the fix
noah & the whale - blue skies
mumford & sons - roll away your stone
mumford & sons - i gave you all
the holloways - sinners 'n' winners
the holloways - little johnny went to parliament
zoot woman - witness
bad lieutenant - dynamo
echo & the bunnymen - do you know who i am?
girls - god damned
the horrors - whole new way

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 24/09

Special show reminder:
First edition of Cowboys & Indies Rewind will be on Saturday, November 14, 2009.
The holiday show schedule will be the following;
Saturday, December 19/09 - Cowboys & Indies Rewind
Saturday, December 26/09 - 2009 Festive 50 Part 1
Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 2009 Festive 50 Part 2

the xx - fantasy
cerys matthews - heron
jamie t - hocus pocus
the selector - three minute hero
madness - shame and scandal
the rifles - fall to sorrow
cherbourg - no more flowers
frightened rabbit - swim until you can't see land
boxer rebellion - spitting fire (request)
we are wolves - me as enemy
jarvis cocker - further complications
echo & the bunnymen - shroud of turin
echo & the bunnymen - everlasting neverendless
black swan effect - rat in a cage
lp session #1 screaming lights "like angels"
screaming lights - 21st century
screaming lights - rainmaker
screaming lights - exit wound
bon bon club - sex on fire
arctic monkeys - cornerstone
grammatics - double negative
the cribs - curse this english rain
fuck buttons - phantom limb
russian circles - hexed all
girls - morning light
the heavy - short change hero
foxes! - lover, killer
the voluntary butler scheme - trading things in
two door cinema club - cigarettes in the theater
lp session #2 maps "turning the mind"
maps - valium in the sunshine
maps - papercuts
maps - without you
editors - the big exit
brett anderson - the hunted

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 17/09

Lots of news to share. last week we announced the new special addition to the show called Cowboys & Indies Rewind. Rewind will be a look at the musical history of Cowboys & Indies and it's influences. I can say that the first edition of Cowboys & Indies Rewind will be on Saturday, November 14, 2009.
The holiday show schedule will be the following;
Saturday, December 19/09 - Cowboys & Indies Rewind
Saturday, December 26/09 - 2009 Festive 50 Part 1
Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 2009 Festive 50 Part 2
I don't think there will be many opportunities for sports pre-emptions during this time, but if they turn up I will inform you all straight away (as long as I get notified...lol).

Speaking of sports pre-emptions, despite a little confusion amongst some dj's, we were pre-empted by an exciting yet disappointing overtime football game. So the show was a little shorter than usual:

frank turner - faithful son
the rifles - winter calls
the big pink - golden pendulum
the joy formidable - greyhounds in the slips feat paul draper
white lies - farewell to the fairground
the chemists - something for the weekend
dot allison - i wanna break your heart feat pete doherty
the clientele - graven wood
----lp session #1 editors "in this light & on this evening"
editors - you don't know love
editors - the boxer
editors - walk the fleet road
johnny foreigner - criminals
the longcut - repeated
life in film - get closer
japanese voyeurs - dumb
ash - true love 1980
wild beasts - all the king's men
los campesinos! - the sea is a good place to think of the future
----lp session #2 bad lieutenant "never cry another tear"
bad lieutenant - this is home
bad lieutenant - poisonous intent
bad lieutenant - shine like the sun
rose elinor dougall - another version of pop song
la roux - growing pains

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 10/09

First show back after two pledge drive shows. Thanks again to all who donated their time and money to CJAM.
First show on the new 99.1FM frequency. A concerted effort on my part, after saying 91.5 for 20 years, I only managed a half slip. I caught myself before I said it all. We'll see how next week goes...lol
For the big news, the announcement you all have been waiting for....lol What is new with Cowboys & Indies? I announced last night that after an anniversary year of special broadcasts celebrating 20 years of music on CJAM, that Cowboys & Indies Rewind will keep that celebration going. The new special edition show will celebrate the musical history of the show as well as the music that influenced it. First edition will be coming very soon. I hope to have about 1 a month. The normal Cowboys & Indies show will remain the same brilliant show it's always been.
Busy show as we've been in pledge drive mode for 2 weeks. The albums have been piling up. we took a look a three new albums. As well as a bunch of new releases!
To celebrate the move to 99.1FM we open the show with some special tracks...

kode 9 & the space ape - ghost town
omd - radio waves
manic street preachers - you love us
delphic - alterstate
the klaxons - two receivers
italian love party - just like a guru
i am your autopilot - airside
cowboys & indies rewind theme
the xx - vcr
you say party! we say die! - glory
blue peter - falling
echo & the bunnymen - think I need it too
lp session the cinematics "love and terror"
the cinematics - all these things
the cinematics - new mexico
the cinematics - moving to berlin
the cinematics - you can dance
the joy formidable - greyhounds in the slips feat paul draper
the raveonettes - breaking into cars
the pains of being pure at heart - higher than the stars
screaming lights - hello tomorrow
dinosaur pile-up - summer hit single
the clientele - jennifer and julia
the clientele - share the night
ian brown - in the year 2525
ian brown - vanity kills
codeine velvet club - vanity kills
mumford and sons - little lion man
hurrah! - sweet sanity
the holloways - jukebox sunshine
jamie t - salvador
amusement parks on fire - in our eyes
i like trains - sea of regrets
noah & the whale - instrumental 1

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Monthly Indiessential chart for September 2009

Thankfully just short of withdrawals, CJAM is back on the air! New home, 99.1 FM with same amazing programming!

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The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. KINGS AND QUEENS (LP) Jamie T (EMI)

2. A BRIEF HISTORY OF LOVE (LP) The Big Pink (4AD)

3. PAPILLON Editors (Kitchenware)

4. IGNORE THE IGNORANT (LP) The Cribs (Wichita)

5. I DREAM OF CRYSTAL Maps (Mute)

6. LOVE AND TERROR The Cinematics (TVT)

7. SINK OR SWIM Bad Lieutenant (Triple Echo)

8. READERS & WRITERS Idlewild (Cooking Vinyl)

9. FIRST DAYS OF SPRING (LP) Noah & The Whale (Mercury)

10. JUKEBOX SUNSHINE The Holloways (Snapper)

11. STELLIFY Ian Brown (Polydor)

12. THE MOST POWERFUL EP IN THE WORLD Dinosaur Pile-Up (Friends VS)

13. INVISIBLE REPUBLIC (LP) Young Galaxy (Fontana North)

14. HELLO TOMORROW Screaming Lights (ANTI-)

15. TIN MAN Animal Kingdom (Warner Bros.)

16. RENEE LOVES LOSERS LR Rockets (Ctrl Alt Delete)

17. BILLIONAIRES Your Twenties (Neon Gold)

18. BLACK SWAN (LP) Athlete (Polydor)

19. HARVEST TIME The Clientele (Merge)

20. JUDY SUCKS LEMON FOR BREAKFAST (LP) Cornershop (Ample Play)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for September 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 3/09 Pledge Drive Pt.2

Well, it's official 91.5Fm is off the air. The party last night was great. I think we all realize now how great 99.1FM will be starting tomorrow (Wed.) at noon.
The pledge drive appears to have been a success. The final totals are not in yet, but they seem to indicate that we got very close to our goal for 2009! Thanks to all who pledged at any point through this year's pledge drive!
Sorry for the delay in posting but it was an end to a hectic couple weeks of radio.

So I was thinking what should me first song be on my first show on 99.1FM? I have a couple ideas, but if you have any feel free to post them here before this Saturday. If I pick your song I will send you a free cd or maybe 2.

Well, it seems that the crap email service I use has lost all my drafts. So I can't update the tracks played on the last weeks show. It was the second pledge drive show so there wasn't as much music played as normal. If I can recover them I will post them right away.
Sorry for any inconvenience!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Sept. 26/09 Pledge Drive Pt.1

IT'S COMING!

After all the hullabaloo of the pledge drive and frequency switch, we will be debuting a new aspect of our show. The weekly show will remain the same as always, but there is a special addition coming soon. It's still a secret. We'll announce it on our fist show on 99.1FM.

The pledge drive is under way for 2009. Our first of two pledge drive shows was a success raising just under $300. Thanks to all people who pledged their support to CJAM! There is still more time for you to do the very same thing. You also have one more chance to pledge during Cowboys & Indies this coming Saturday night.

The show was a little less music orientated this week because of all the talking. The same thing will happen next week. Because of pre-emptions, the pledge drive, etc there will be only 1 "normal" show in over a month. I do apologize for that, but pledge drives are necessary. We opened the proceedings with a track named for our Pledge Drive this year, Movin' On Up, little did Primal Scream know that they wrote a track for out Pledge Drive some 18 years early...lol

primal scream - movin' on up
editors - papillon
jamie t - chaka demus
codeine velvet club - hollywood
northern portrait - new favourite moment
dizzee rascal - bonkers
bad lieutenant - sink or swim
madness - nw5
the action - tv's on the blink
the spores - narcs in my pants

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Sept. 19/09

IT'S COMING!
Actually, three things are coming.

CJAM needs your Support!
CJAM Annual Pledge Drive September 25 - October 5

CJAM is moving to 99.1FM!
Oct. 5/09 at midnight after the Pledge Drive closes for this year, CJAM will go off the air for a few days while the switch 99.1FM is concluded. So by that Saturday, October 10, our show should be on 99.1FM.

After all the hullabaloo of the pledge drive and frequency switch, we will be debuting a new aspect of our show. The weekly show will remain the same as always, but there is a special addition coming soon. It's still a secret. We'll announce it on our fist show on 99.1FM.
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Well, now that all the announcements are done, time to get down to business. The show was slightly pre-empted by Lancer football. I feared on my way in that I didn't bring enough material, but the quickly ran out of time. We'll see you next week for the first in our pledge drive shows. So save your pennies and call in.

band of skulls - death by diamonds & pearls
florence & the machine - my boy builds coffins
the kinks - situation vacant
blur - london loves
the clash - hateful
jamie t - the man's machine
ash - true love 1980
wild beasts - when i'm sleepy
everything everything - my kz ur bf
your twenties - billionaires
codes in the clouds feat paul mullen - don't go awash in this digital landscape
i am your autopilot - airside
the vowels - sonny
-----lp session noah & the whale "first days of spring"
noah & the whale - i have nothing
noah & the whale - love of an orchestra
noah & the whale - stranger
noah & the whale - slow glass
screaming lights - volts
arctic monkeys - potion approaching
reverend & the makers - no soap (in a dirty war)
the rifles - the great escape
i like trains - sea of regrets
the big pink - at war with the sun
amusement parks on fire - in our eyes
animal kingdom - tin man
dinosaur pile-up - opposites attract

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Sept. 12/09

I actually have some news to share with you this week.
Firstly, a programming note, nest weeks show will be slightly shorter because of a football pre-emption. I am expecting the show to start around 10pm or shortly there after. Make a mental note for next week, start will be 1/2 hour later or so. BTW this will happen again October but I will remind you later.
There was a secondly, but CJAM has yet to update their homepage. It features the dates for the long awaited switch to our new frequency at 99.1 FM and the pledge drive. It all happens at the end of September, start of October. I will have fixed dates for you next week.
So school is back in full swing and as always we welcome students of all ages with the annual playing of The Fall's Hey Student.

the fall - hey student!
get back guinozzi! - go back to school
speech debelle - wheels in motion w/ roots manuva
massive attack - splitting the atom
the orb - suburban smog
xx teens - how to reduce the chances of becoming a terror victim
arctic monkeys - secret door
the stone roses - elephant stone
elephant stone - blood from a stone
theoretical girl - never good enough
the pains of being pure at heart - higher than the stars
the clientele - harvest time
-----lp session #1 jamie t "kings and queens"
jamie t - hocus pocus
jamie t - emily's heart
jamie t - earth, wind & fire
jamie t - british intelligence
los campesinos! - the sea is a good place to think of the future
frYars - olive eyes
zoot woman - live in my head
maps - i dream of crystal
the cribs - hari kari
frank turner - the fastest way back home
athlete - the awkward goodbye
manic street preachers - virginia state epileptic colony (demo)
-----lp session #2 the big pink "a brief history of love"
the big pink - too young to love
the big pink - at war with the sun
the big pink - tonight
young galaxy - oh sister
hidden cameras - kingdom come
the twilight sad - seven years of letters

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Sept. 5/09

kasabian - secret alphabets
simple minds - rockin' in the free world
jamie t - chaka demus
calvin harris - ready for the weekend w/ mary pearce
la roux - reflections are protection
simian mobile disco - off the map w/ jamie lidell
editors - papillon
the cinematics - love and terror
good shoes - the way my heart beats
pocketbooks - camera angles
bad lieutenant - sink or swim
what she said - to the top (demo)
woodhands - dancer
-----lp session #1 the cribs "ignore the ignorant"
the cribs - we share the same skies
the cribs - last year's snow
the cribs - emasculate me
the cribs - victim of mass production
codes in the clouds - don't go awash in this digital landscape
we were promised jetpacks - an almighty thud
malcolm middleton - made up your mind
frank turner - the road
the angel hurricane - strange dreams sad memories
idlewild - readers & writers
the rumble strips - sweetheart hooligan
the popes - outlaw heaven w/ spider stacey
katsen - lets build a city
little boots - symmetrty w/ phil oakey
-----lp session #2 athlete "black swan"
athlete - the getaway
athlete - don't hold your breath
lr rockets - renee loves losers
biffy clyro - that golden rule
plastiscines - camera
the jezebels - old little girls

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Monthly Indiessential chart for August 2009

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. HUMBUG (LP) Arctic Monkeys (Domino)
2. DOMINOS The Big Pink (4AD)
3. XX (LP) The XX (Young Turks/XL)
4. ONE MORE CHANCE .. Bloc Party (Polydor)
5. THAT GOLDEN RULE Biffy Clyro (14th Floor Recordings)
6. FRENCH KISS IN THE CHAOS (LP) Reverend & The Makers (Wall Of Sound)
7. THIS MOMENTARY Delphic (Kitsune)
8. I BECAME A PROSTITUTE The Twilight Sad (Fat Cat)
9. CHEAT ON ME The Cribs (Wichita)
10. TWO DANCERS (LP) Wild Beasts (Domino)
11. IF I WAS Young Rebel Set (Ignition)
12. DANCE IN TIME The Cordels (Slippery People)
13. DIVIDED (LP) Theoretical Girl (Memphis Industries)
14. SLEEPING BEAUTY / MARIAN SHRINE The Ruling Class (Loog)
15. THE WORTHING SONG Bleech (Billie Records)
16. CONDITIONS (LP) Temper Trap (Infectious)
17. SUPERHUMAN TOUCH Athlete (Polydor)
18. EUGENE MCGUINNESS (LP) Eugene McGuinness (Domino)
19. JEWELLERY QUARTER (LP) The Twang (B-Unique)
20. REVAMPER The Pheromoans (Convulsive)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for August 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 29/09

Pretty uneventful week really...nothing much to say but:

northern uproar - from a window
hatcham social - so so happy making
manic street preachers - me and stephen hawking (british sea power remix)
british sea power - no lucifer
manic street preachers - doors closing slowly (the horrors remix)
the horrors - do you remember
bad lieutenant - sink or swim
ian brown - stellify
james - not so strong
the charlatans - here comes a soul saver
arctic monkeys - sketchead
inward eye - you know i know
eight legs - i understand
-----lp session #1 the twang "jewellery quarter"
the twang - put it on the dancefloor
the twang - back where we started
the twang - live the life
vv brown - game over
florence & the machine - drumming song
rose elinor dougall - another version of pop song
the pipettes - i think we're alone now
the twilight sad - i became a prostitute
maps - i dream of crystal
the big pink - dominos
-----lp session #2 wild beasts "two dancers"
wild beasts - all the king's men
wild beasts - when i'm sleepy
wild beasts - the empty nest
athlete - superhuman touch
the maccabees - dinosaurs
editors - papillon
madness - rainbows
secret broadcast - splendid isolation
bleech - the worthing song
bloc party - one more chance

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 22/09

So I'm working on the big secret that will coincide with the launch of CJAM at 99.1 FM. There will be a little tweek to the program, that's all I'm going to say for now. I'll let the anticipation drive you nuts until then! lol

madness - dust devil
jack peƱate- tonight's today
jamie jones - summertime
subway - monochrome (request)
zoot woman - we won't break
the big pink - dominos
the horrors - scarlet fields (request)
maps - let go of the fear
black poets - mistakes
the hidden cameras - underage
secret broadcast - out of control
young galaxy - oh sister
-----lp session arctic monkeys "humbug"
arctic monkeys - my propeller
arctic monkeys - dangerous animals
arctic monkeys - cornerstone
arctic monkeys - dance little liar
sondre lerche - good luck (dedication: bon voyage Monica)
the holloways - jukebox sunshine
the duckworth lewis method - the age of revolution
cornershop - who fingered rock 'n' roll
athlete - superhuman touch
young rebel set - if i was
the cribs - cheat on me
the cordels - dance in time
reverend & the makers - professor pickles
v v brown - shark in the water
foxes! - who killed rob?
the xx - basic space
florence & the machine - howl
the cinematics - love and terror
kasabian - where did all the love go?
bleech - the worthing song

Monday, August 17, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 15/09

Not much other to say that the EPL started Saturday morning. Thanks for small favours...lol It could have started better for Everton though. I hope this is not omenous of a rough year. We open up with 2 footie songs. One from Pistola Kicks that has been featured in an Umbro tv ad. And the other a classic from yesteryear and a fave of mine
Thousand Yard Stare.

pistola kicks - friday nights
thousand yard stare - 0 - 0 a.e.t.
young rebel set - if i was
noah & the whale - blue skies
marina & the diamonds - obsessions
skint & demoralised - red lipstick
delphic - this momentary
pure reason revolution - victorious cupid
biffy clyro - that golden rule
new model army - today is a good day
ian brown - stellify
arctic monkeys - red right hand (live web transmission)
the ruling class - sleeping beauty
lp session #1 the xx "the xx"
the xx - heart skips a beat
the xx - fantasy
the xx - shelter
the xx - night time
la roux - i'm not your toy
patrick wolf - vulture
carbon dating service - mountain crime
young galaxy - queen drums
dinosaur pile-up - summer hit single
detroit social club - soldiers
four dead in ohio - taste like the good love
the cordels - dance in time
hatcham social - dissected
lp session #2 theoretical girl "divided"
theoretical girl - the boy i left behind
theoretical girl - dancehall deceit
theoretical girl - the biggest mistake
the soundcarriers - volcano
wolf gang - pieces of you
jamie t - sticks 'n' stones
eugene mcguinness - jacqueline
eugene mcguinness - judy is a punk

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 8/09

Not much to say this week, except congrats to Erika from Royal Oak on winning the Fucking Awesome Fest passes.
We open the show with a couple tracks from Ferris Bueller's Day Off soundtrack in memory of John Hughes passing away this pass week. Could have done a whole show on the great music he had in his movies. Every thing that was cool about the 80s like The Smiths, Psychedelic Furs, Dream Academy, Killing Joke, Oingo Boingo, General Public/English Beat, BAD, Yello, OMD, Lords Of The New Church, Kim Wilde, Wall Of Voodoo, INXS, New Order, Echo & The Bunnymen.....I better stop because I could go on and you also get the idea....lol

sigue sigue sputnick - love missle f1-11 (a clockwork sputnik)
dream academy - please please please let me get what i want
arctic monkeys - pretty visitors (live web transmission)
pistola kicks - intellectual
biffy clyro - that golden rule (radio rip)
the cribs - cheat on me
art brut - am i normal?
manic street preachers - peeled apples
the pheromoans - revamper
alvarez kings - despair on two stairs
delphic - this momentary
boxer rebellion - semi automatic
we were promised jetpacks - roll up your sleeves
-----lp session #1 reverend & the makers "french kiss in the chaos"
reverend & the makers - hidden persuaders
reverend & the makers - no wood just trees
reverend & the makers - long long time
reverend & the makers - mermaids
the blue ox babes - east to west
the rumble strips - dem girls
madness - sugar & spice
connett - song for swingers
subway - persuasion
little hands - remedy
autoerotique - gladiator
la roux - fascination
-----lp session #2 temper trap "conditions"
temper trap - rest
temper trap - down river
idlewild - these wooden ideas
jets overhead - always a first time
future of the left - chin music
god help the girl - hiding neath my umbrella
reverie sound revue - we are the opposite of thieves
franz ferdinand - katherine hit me dub (no you girls)
eugene mcguinness - fonze

Monday, August 3, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 1/09 Y2:UK The Best of 2000-2008

The last in the special shows for our anniversary year. Y2:UK celebrated The Best of Cowboys & Indies from 2000-2008. Hope you enjoyed the selection of tracks. I knew I was going to run out of time to include everything and I did. So I'll include the few things that I ran out of time for in next weeks show.
Congrats to Bronwen from Winnipeg for winning the free cd giveaway, Kasabian "The West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum". That cd will mailed out tomorrow.
Stay tuned this weekend for another free giveaway. This Saturday, a weekend pass to the Fucking Awesome Fest at The Majestic Theater is up for grabs. This festival features a ton of bands including Art Brut, Deastro, Adult and so much more.

bloc party - pioneers
the automatic - monster
the rain band - knee deep and down
the open - bring me down
the stills - allison krausse
futureheads - radio heart
the long blondes - separated by motorways
the fratellis - creepin' up the backstairs
the zutons - valerie
the thrills - one horse town
mull historical society - how 'bout i love you more
lily allen - ldn
the pipettes - pull shapes
you say party! we say die! - teenage hit wonder
the pigeon detectives - romantic type
the rakes - work, work, work (pub, club, sleep)
hard-fi - middle eastern holiday
gorillaz - 5/4
the music - the people
kasabian - l.s.f (lost souls forever)
franz ferdinand - michael
arctic monkeys - fake tales of san francisco
dead 60s - riot radio
duke spirit - love is an unfamiliar name
the horrors - sheena is a parasite
camera obscura - lloyd, i'm ready to be heartbroken
belle & sebastian - funny little frog
the delays - long time coming
the upper room - all over this town
editors - munich
arcade fire - intervention
doves - m62 song
the libertines - i get along
kaiser chiefs - everything is average nowadays
maximo park - apply some pressure
british sea power - remember me
the dears - don't lose the faith
the coral - jaqueline

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Monthly Indiessential chart for July 2009

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

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1. WELCOME TO THE WALK ALONE (LP) The Rumble Strips (Island)

2. THREE FACT FADER (LP) Engineers (K Scope)

3. LUNGS (LP) Florence & The Machine (Island)

4. SILENCE IS TALKING . Reverend & The Makers (Wall Of Sound)

5. LORD CUT GLASS (LP) Lord Cut Glass (Chemikal Underground)

6. THE FIRST DAYS OF SPRING Noah & The Whale (noahandthewhale.com)

7. I HAD THE BLUES BUT I SHOOK THEM LOOSE (LP) Bombay Bicycle Club (Island)

8. BARNEY RUBBLE The Twang (B-Unique)

9. STOP THE WORLD The Big Pink (4AD)

10. THE CROWN JEWELS EP Marina & The Diamonds (679 Recordings)

11. THESE FOUR WALLS (LP) We Were Promised Jetpacks (FatCat)

12. HOOTING & HOWLING Wild Beasts (Domino)

13. YEAH SO? (LP) . Slow Club (Moshi Moshi)

14. STOP/START/SYNCHRO Rose Elinor Dougall (Elefant)

15. WE WERE ABORTED The Cribs (thecribs.com)

16. REWILD (LP) Amazing Baby (V2)

17. WAXING GIBBOUS (LP) Malcolm Middleton (Full Time Hobby)

18. CRITICAL Soft Toy Emergency (ROM)

19. REVERIE SOUND REVUE (LP) Reverie Sound Revue (Boompa)

20. BABY DARLING DOLL FACE HONEY (LP) Band Of Skulls (Artist First)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for July 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. July 25/09

This Saturday is the last in the series of special shows for our 20th Anniversary year. Saturday August 1st will be Cowboys & Indies Y2:UK. As you can tell by the clever name, it will feature all the best of the British indie/alternative scene since the world didn't end at the start of the new century, so 2000-2008.

simple minds - rockets
malcolm middleton - subset of the world
the twang - barney rubble
the ruling class - marian shrine
reverend & the makers - silence is talking
the rumble strips - london
the smiths - what she said
blancmange - waves
metric - waves
the big pink - stop the world
marina & the diamonds - i am not a robot (starsmith 24 carat remix)
the soundcarriers - time will come
soft toy emergency - critical

-----barclaycard mercury prize 2009 nominees
the horrors - new ice age
glasvegas - go square go
kasabian - swarfiga
bat for lashes - pearl's dream
florence & the machine - kiss with a fist
la roux - quicksand
the invisible - london girls

slow club - because we're dead
polly scattergood - unforgiving arms
ida maria - i like you so much better when you're naked
will fell - missing madness
rose elinor dougall - stop start synchro
the decimals - retreat
art brut - alcoholics unanimous
twilight sad - i became a prostitute
we were promised jetpacks - tiny little voices
what she said - we go out all night (demo)
what she said - waves (demo)
the jezebels - disco biscuit love

Monday, July 20, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. July 18/09

The last in the series of special shows for our 20th Anniversary year will be during the Canadian holiday weekend in August. Saturday August 1st will be Cowboys & Indies Y2:UK. As you can tell by the clever name, it will feature all the best of the British indie/alternative scene since the world didn't end at the start of the new century.

jarvis cocker - homewrecker!
broken records - if the news makes you sad, don't watch it
madness - we are london
the race - rude boy
the rifles - the great escape
the rakes - 1989
the stills - i'm with you
fiction factory - (feels like) heaven
martha & the muffins - echo beach
the housemartins - i smell winter
lily allen - not fair
boxer rebellion - move on
longview - when you sleep
engineers - hang your head
-----lp session #1 the rumble strips "welcome to the walk alone"
the rumble strips - daniel
the rumble strips - sweetheart hooligan
the rumble strips - dem girls
the rumble strips - raindrops
arctic monkeys - crying lightning
mongrel - better them than us
franz ferdinand - be afraid (dream again dub)
franz ferdinand - dream again
noah & the whale - the first days of spring
ant - time i was gone
eugene mcguinness - fonz
marina & the diamonds - i am not a robot
pony! up - power of 8
pure reason revolution - avo
-----lp session #2 bombay bicycle club "i had the blues but i shook them loose"
bombay bicycle club - evening/morning
bombay bicycle club - ghost
lord cut glass - big time teddy
the bicycles - paris be mine
little girls - venom
the airfields - rocket flare
pete doherty - a little death around the eyes

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. July 11/09

Well, we're back to the normal format after last weeks special show. Lots of positive feedback on the special show which was great. It was a blast doing it and it brought back lots of great memories of doing the Brit night at the Loop many moons ago. Stay tuned for the news on the next special show in August.
We often make the joke "Is anyone listening?" We know that's not true but last night I did wonder. With Festival Epicure, Phog Fest and Kiss at the Casino last night, that was probably more a true statement than a joke...lol
Regeneration Tour was a complete joke this year. Bands canceling left and right. That left Detroit with 3 bands instead of the scheduled 5. Don't get me started. I was really disappointed the way it turned out and will certainly think twice about next year. But ABC were great so we open up with them.

abc - 4 ever 2 gether
reverie sound revue - you don't exist if I don't see you
kasabian - underdog
wedding present - interstate 5
we were promised jetpacks - ships with holes will sink
jets overhead - sure sign
joy division - shadowplay
white lies - est
amazing baby - kankra
arctic monkeys - crying lightning
the cribs - we were aborted
reverend & the makers - silence is talking
-----lp session #1 florence & the machine "lungs"
florence & the machine - i'm not calling you a liar
florence & the machine - girl with one eye
florence & the machine - cosmic love
florence & the machine - my boy builds coffins
bombay bicycle club - dust on the ground
art brut - the passenger
decimals - retreat
bloc party - one more chance
little boots - stuck on repeat
blancmange - living on the ceiling
la roux - bulletproof
elephant stone - a morning song
broken social scene - capture the flag
shortwave - whatcha get
-----lp session #2 engineers "three fact fader"
engineers - song for andy
engineers - the fear has gone
engineers - be what you are
lord cut glass - i'm a great example to the dogs
broken records - until the earth begins to part
band of skulls - bomb
peggy sue - lover gone
future of the left - that damned fly

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. July 4/09 "The Brit Pop Years"

What a blast I had doing the special show last night. It brought back a lot of memories of doing the Brit Night at the Loop all those years ago. I hope you enjoyed all the Brit Pop faves. I hope I didn't miss any, and yes before you look, I played Oasis. Stay tuned for the next special show in the series celebrating our 20th anniversary year.


saint etienne - join our club
suede - the drowners
blur - popscene
elastica - line up
catatonia - you've got a lot to answer for
cast - finetime
stereophonics - a thousand trees
gene - london, can you wait?
longpigs - she said
echobelly - great things
sleeper - nice guy eddie
showgirls - lackadaisical
posh - mermaid
divine comedy - something for the weekend
space - female of the species
my life story - sparkle
dubstar - not so manic now
shed seven - she left me on friday
pure - spiritual pollution (cancon)
cub - my flaming red bobsled (cancon)
maow - party tonight (cancon)
salad - drink the elixir
pulp - common people
railto - monday morning 5:19
mansun - wide open space
marion - toys for boys
supergrass - alright
ash - kung fu
menswear - stardust
supernaturals - the day before yesterdays man
dodgy - good enough
bluetones - slight return
thurman - she's a man
bran ban 3000 - trees (cancon)
moist - day (cancon)
silver sun - golden skin
bennet - mum's gone to iceland
oasis - acquiesce

Friday, July 3, 2009

Monthly Indiessential chart for June 2009

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. WEST RYDER PAUPER LUNATIC ASYLUM (LP) Kasabian (Sony/Red Ink)
2. HANDS (LP) Little Boots (679/Atlantic)
3. LA ROUX (LP) La Roux (Polydor)
4. RETURN OF WHITE RABBIT Ash (www.ash-official.com)
5. RABBIT HEART (RAISE IT UP) Florence & The Machine (Uni/Island)
6. ANOTHER CITY, ANOTHER SORRY (LP) The Answering Machine (Heist Or Hit)
7. INTO THE DARK EP Cherbourg (Chess Club)
8. SCIENCE OF FEAR Temper Trap (Infectious)
9. I THINK I NEED YOU The Lodger (Elefant)
10. GOD HELP THE GIRL (LP) God Help The Girl (Rough Trade)
11. X.ENC (LP) Neils Children (Structurally Sound)
12. RIVALS Theoretical Girl (Memphis Industries)
13. MATCHING HEARTS, SIMILAR PARTS EP Flashguns (Blue Flowers)
14. PISTOLA KICKS EP Pistola Kicks (Pistola Kicks)
15. SEVEN SEAS (LP) Elephant Stone (Elephants On Parade)
16. ROOM 44 Team Waterpolo (Epic)
17. HEART INTO SUICIDE Exile Parade (Suburban)
18. GRAZIE INFINITE EP Situationists (Tough Love)
19. ANGEL OF DEATH Slow Down Tallahassee (Thee SPC)
20. WAR SUCKS Spectrum (Mind Expansion)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for June 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. June 27/09

Special show announcement! Next Saturday will be another special show in the series for our 20 Anniversary year! This show we look at the Brit Pop Years on Cowboys & Indies. Arguably the most productive time in our history, popularity and awards wise. So tune in this Sat. July 4/09 at 9:30pm ET to celebrate the best of the Brit Pop years. Oh yeah, you can stream live online too at http://web2.uwindsor.ca/cjam/nvd_mp3.php

idlewild - readers & writers
eugene mcguinness - moscow state circus
silvery - the nishikado
voluntary butler scheme - tobasco sole
soft toy emergency - critical
four dead in ohio - tastes like the good love
bloc party - one more chance
we have band - you came out
big audio dynamite - v. thirteen
simian mobile disco - audacity of huge w/ chris keating
reverie sound revue - an anniversary away
lovers love haters - sitting still
little girls - imaginary girls
future of the left - throwing bricks at trains
-----lp session la roux "la roux"
la roux - colourless colour
la roux - as if by magic
la roux - fascination
la roux - growing pains (uk bonus track)
slow club - come on youth
lord cut glass - even jesus couldn't love you
florence & the machine - rabbit heart (raise it up)
we were promised jetpacks - quiet little voices
the telegraphs - i don't navigate by you
exile parade - heart into suicide
nine black alps - buy nothing
god help the girl - act of the apostle
adam franklin - big sur
ash - return of white rabbit
cicada - executive feat. tom smith (editors)
bombay bicycle club - always like this
woodhands - dancer
defend moscow - manifesto
scarboro aquarium club - be the stars

Monday, June 22, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. June 20/09

Special show announcement! Saturday July 4/09 will be another special show in the series for our 20th Anniversary year! This show we look at the Brit Pop Years on Cowboys & Indies. Arguably the most productive time in our history, popularity and awards wise. So tune in Sat. July 4/09 celebrate the American Independence Day with best of the Brit Pop years.

I felt I needed to bang my head a little. So with both Spinal Tap and Iron Maiden in the currents I could not resist. I hoped you banged your head as well...lol

spinal tap - stonehenge
iron maiden - churchill's speech
iron maiden - aces high
the twang - barney rubble
them:youth - bows and arrows
the big pink - stop the world
noisettes - saturday night
the troubadours - surrender
the gin riots - the polka
flashguns - i do not love you
gloria cycles - chancer
tigers that talked - black heart, blue eyes
pony up! - charles
the high dials - t.v. mystic
sloan - someone i can be true with
cub - por favor
polly scattergood - please don't touch
-----lp session god help the girl "god help the girl"
god help the girl - pretty eve in the tub
god help the girl - funny little frog
god help the girl - perfection as a hipster
god help the girl - i just want your jeans
howling bells - treasure hunt
temper trap - science of fear
the maccabees - no kind words
situationists - calluses
rose elinor dougall - stop/start/synchro
wild beasts - hooting & howling
joy formidable - whirring
manic street preachers - visions blurred (horror's cover)
kyte - no one is angry, just afraid
franz ferdinand - the vaguest of feeling
the xx - crystalised
little boots - symmetry w/phil oakey
idlewild - readers & writers
lord cut glass - even jesus couldn't love you
bricolage - turn u over
fight like apes - something global
little girls - tambourine

Monday, June 15, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. June 13/09

manic street preachers - pretension/repulsion (demo)
band of skulls - i know what i am
british sea power - tiger king
cherbourg - man the
twilight sad - reflection of the television
detroit social club - soldiers
the housemartins - sheep
rumble strips - not the only person
the lodger - i think i need you
merchandise - listen up!
temper trap - sweet disposition
trip - river phoenix
the streets - trust me
lady sovereign - i got the goods
-----lp session the answering machine "another city, another sorry"
the answering machine - another city, another sorry
the answering machine - emergency
the answering machine - the information
the answering machine - oh christina
super furry animals - mt.
empire of the sun - half mast
neils children - sometimes it's hard to let go
the loves - you don't have to
minnaars - essay essay essay
laurel collective - fax of death
theoretical girl - rivals
lord cut glass - even jesus couldn't love you
art brut - dc comics & chocolate milkshakes
metric - satellite mind
marmaduke duke - rubber lover
team waterpolo - room
tiga - turn the night on
bran van 3000 - rose
montag - global (heart) warming
razorlight - hostage of love
jets overhead - no nations
kasabian - vlad the impaler
jarvis cocker - build still
brakes - do you feel the same?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. Jun. 6/09

Wow, this show felt like an 8 hour shift at work. Technical problems galore will frustrate the bejesus out of you...lol Thankfully the finished audio product didn't show any signs of the problems. I have that solved for next week.
We open the show with a Stone Roses dedication. We lost a friend last year. He is dearly missed by all. He was a huge Stone Roses fan. So we open with So Young, because Peter was too young to go.

stone roses - so young
the dykeenies - sounds of the city
trashcan sinatras - oranges & apples
bricoloage - 6th form poet
polly scattergood - nitrogen pink
pete doherty - last of the english roses
the enemy - don't break the red tape
the king blues - i got love
the rank deluxe - dole queue
london bLaCkMaRkEt - checkmate
lovers love haters - dead end trail
the buffalo jump - what gravity knows
brent randall & his pinecones - bluebirds, flowers & other things
lp session #1 kasabian "the west ryder pauper lunatic asylum"
kasabian - where did all the love go?
kasabian - thick as thieves
kasabian - west ryder silver bullet
kasabian - fast fuse
gallows - london is the reason
the exploited - punk's not dead
the damned - wait for the blackout
pride tiger - the lucky ones
the constantines - credit river
lp session #2 little boots "hands"
little boots - earthquake
little boots - remedy
little boots - tune into my heart
slow club - because we're dead
silhouette - masquerade
kids love lies - count in my head
maximo park - a cloud of mystery
manic street preachers - journal for plague lovers
wake the president - you can't change that boy
wave machines - i go i go i go
rumble strips - london
iggy pop - he's dead/she's alive

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Monthly Indiessential chart for May 2009

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. JOURNAL FOR PLAGUE LOVERS (LP) Manic Street Preachers (Sony)
2. PRIMARY COLOURS (LP) The Horrors (XL)
3. QUICKEN THE HEART (LP) Maximo Park (Warp)
4. NEW IN TOWN Little Boots (679 Recordings)
5. FURTHER COMPLICATIONS (LP) Jarvis Cocker (Rough Trade)
6. WALL OF ARMS (LP) Maccabees (Polydor)
7. SUNSHINE PEOPLE Detroit Social Club (Stranded Soldier)
8. BONKERS Dizzee Rascal (Dirtee Skank)
9. TWITTER EP The Streets (free download)
10. GREY BRITAIN (LP) The Gallows (Warner)
11. MAN OF ARAN (LP) British Sea Power (Rough Trade)
12. MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE (LP) The Enemy (Warner)
13. COME MONDAY NIGHT God Help The Girl (Rough Trade)
14. COUNTERPOINT Delphic (R&S)
15. DUKE PANDEMONIUM (LP) Marmaduke Duke (Warner)
16. CLIFFER Answering Machine (Heist Or Hit)
17. FLOWERS THAT FELL Detachments (Thisisnotanexit)
18. SORROW’S ARMY Graham Coxon (Transgressive)
19. IS IT TRUE THAT BOYS DON’T CRY Bleech (Ban Jam)
20. YOU’VE CREATED A MONSTER (LP) Brontosaurus Chorus (PopArt)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for May 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Show tracks for Sat. May 30/09

The first two songs tonight go out to a friend, Marianne, who went through a traumatic few weeks. Her beloved puppy, Eno, went missing. She and friends combed the greater Toronto area, until finally the search was over and he was returned. Due to the kindness of a family who took little Eno in and kept him safe until the reunion. She showed her gratitude to all who helped in the search by having a party. So I dedicated the first two tracks to little Eno and his safe return home.
Special show coming up, so stay tuned for the details.

charlie - spacer woman
brian eno - king's lead hat
sugar crisis - we are here to save you
joy division - no love lost
jesus & mary chain - you trip me up
the legends - seconds away
the airfields - prisoners of our love
ash - return of white rabbit
the big pink - velvet
the plugs - all them witches
tired irie - summertime
doves - compulsion
adam franklin - big sur
will fell - missing madness
-----lp session neils children "x.enc"
neils children - motorcar
neils children - an exchange
neils children - the eyes of a child
neils children - terror at home
god help the girl - come monday night
camera obscura - forests & sands
polly scattergood - other too endless
malcolm middleton - red travellin' socks
the gin riots - the polka
pistola kicks - shoes
arctic monkeys - dancing shoes (at the apollo)
gang of four - outside the trains don't run on time
we are standard - the first girl who got a kiss without a please
engineers - three fact fader
sad day for puppets - blue skies
elephant stone - i am blind
caledonia - burning the day
television personalities - people think that we're strange
pony up - storyteller