Sunday, October 31, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 30/10 Pledge Drive Show

Pledge Drive 2010 is underway and off to rousing start. Thanks for all who pledged so far. There is still plenty of time to pledge at
You can still dedicate your pledge to Cowboys & Indies even though our pledge show is now history. Thanks for all your support!

Since it was a pledge drive show there was far less music and much more talking. It was a Rewind! show, in abridged form. There will be more Rewind! shows coming up in the lead up to The Festive 50 countdown in December. We featured a couple tracks in memory of Gregory Isaacs who passed away this past week.
Here are the few tracks we played;

gregory isaacs - my generation/magic bus
strangelove - the greatest show on earth
the seers - welcome to dead town
madness - the wizard
bow wow wow - cow boy
belle stars - the clapping song
simple minds - room
the chameleons - singing rule britannia (while the walls close in)
carole pope - johnny marr (cc)
the bodines - therese
pigbag - sunny day
gregory isaacs - so lonely

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Monthly Indiessential Chart for October 2010

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. ZEUS EP British Sea Power (Rough Trade)

2. RECORD COLLECTION (LP) Mark Ronson & The Business Intl (Columbia)

3. I DON’T WANT TO SEE YOU LIKE THIS The Joy Formidable (Atlantic)

4. WRITE ABOUT LOVE (LP) Belle & Sebastian (Rough Trade)

5. THE GOLDEN YEAR (LP) Ou Est Le Swimming Pool (Fire & Manoueuvre)

6. UNGRATEFUL Frankie & The Heartstrings (Pop Sex)

7. SUN DEMON Stereolab (Duophonic UHF Disks)

8. EVERY STEP’S A YES (LP) The Bees (Polydor)

9. THE WANTS (LP) The Phantom Band (Chemikal Underground)

10. ALL THE EASTERN GIRLS Chapel Club (Polydor)

11. WRECKORDER (LP) Fran Healy (ADA)

12. CARL BARÂT (LP) Carl Barât (Arcady)

13. BUBBLEGUM (LP) Clinic (Domino)

14. ANIMALS The Answering Machine (Heist Or Hit)

15. IN PRAISE OF MORE (LP) Engineers (K Scope)

16. DETACHMENTS (LP) Detachments (Music Response)

17. GROWING PAINS (LP) Dinosaur Pile-Up (Friends Vs Records)

18. TOKYO (VAMPIRES & WOLVES) The Wombats (14th Floor)

19. HUGS (LP) Skibunny (Small Town America)

20. MARGINS (LP) Paul Smith (Billingham Records)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for October 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

It's heeeeeeere! CJAM 99.1FM Pledge Drive for 2010.

Hello family, friends and supporters;

The pledge drive at CJAM for 2010 is underway. It's the one time a year that we ask you, the listener, to support the daily quality programming here at CJAM 99.1 FM.I hope you will call me during my show, Cowboys & Indies (tomorrow), Saturday between 10pm - midnight and make a pledge. The show will be live as usual and in the Rewind! style.

The phone numbers for you to call are in Windsor 519-971-3630 and in Detroit 313-963-6112 ext 3630. Operators will be available to take your pledge and give some cool CJAM swag as a thank you.

For those not in the Windsor/Detroit area, streaming the show online or listening through the archive at a later date you can still contribute as well. Just surf on into and click on the donate tab in the top right hand corner.This is a SAFE , SECURE way to support your favourite station in the world! Your info is not sold, used or leaked in any way, you're way too important to us!

This year’s theme is: Watt’s Up? The Rally for Reach! Some background info: In 2009, CJAM changed its frequency to 99.1 FM This altered the broadcasting range of our listening audience. While we’ve gained new supporters, we’ve also lost the ability to broadcast in areas that are home to long time listeners. A power increase from our present 500 watts to 1,000 watts, will allow us to reconnect with these listeners while expanding the reach of our broadcast areas. Our fund-raising target for 2010 is $25,000. This will help us begin the application process to the C.R.T.C. and Industry Canada while helping to pay for the necessary technical expertise and equipment required for this power increase.

That's it. Thanks for reading. I hope to hear from you live tomorrow night. Call even just to let me know that you donated through the website. I'd like to thank you in person (or voice). Thanks for supporting CJAM!

Marc Cazabon
Cowboys & Indies - Best of the British Indie/Alternative Scene.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 23/10

By now I'm sure you've heard the news about the passing of Ari Up. I was totally shocked by this news as she managed to keep her illness form the press and public.
We keep losing innovative artists too young.
In Ari's honour we open tonight's show with a Slits track;

the slits - in the beginning, there was rhythm
the frank & walters - the clock
edwyn collins - do it again
the orchids - the lost star
fran healy - in the morning
duke spirit - everybody's under your spell
small sins - 'til i go home
the joy formidable - i don't want to see you like this
the lines - circles
the go! team - t.o.r.n.a.d.o.
stereolab - sun demon
hurts - happiness
the wombats - tokyo (vampires & wolves)
sky larkin - spooktacular
lp session - the phantom band "the wants"
the phantom band - o
the phantom band - mr. natural
the phantom band - come away in the dark
british sea power - kW - h
white belt yellow tag - remains
the strange death of liberal england - like a curtain falling
wolf people - painted cross
comet gain - i never happened
belle & sebastian - i can see your future
family fodder - death & the maiden
bedouin soundclash - brutal hearts w/ couer de pirate
tricky - bristol to london
gorillaz - doncamatic (all played out)

Remember that nest week's show will be the pledge drive show. I hope you can call
and support CJAM with whatever monetary means you can. Now amount, however small, is insignificant.
The music of the show will be in the Rewind! style.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 16/10

Some business first. The 2010 CJAM Pledge Drive is two weeks away. CJAM needs your assistance (your donations) once a year to help cover the cost of big expense items. This year the goal is to double our broadcast wattage. That will help CJAM reach more people in the Windsor/Detroit area. So make sure you support CJAM during any one of it's fine programs. Remember no amount is insignificant. If everyone who thought this donated just $5 we would hit our goal in the matter of days.

Was lucky enough to see Nick Lowe play in Ann Arbor on Tuesday. He rocked The Ark with his band. Amazing show. Nick still has it. And yes it is OK to like Nick Lowe!
Last Saturday was what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday. So we open the show with a couple tracks from the legendary Brits!

nick lowe - ragin' eyes
john lennon - isolation
mark ronson - the bike song w/ kyle falconer & spank rock
skibunny - walk don't walk
the associates - party fears two (12" version) (request)
omd - save me
the joy formidable - i don't want to see you like this
pull in emergency - song 11
the vaccines - blow it up
the kissaway trail - don’t' wake up
sky larkin - coffee drinker
duke spirit - if the kids are united
gemma ray - swampsnake
the raveonettes - i wanna be adored
verbal + yoon - cherry bomb
lp session - the bees "every step's a yes"
the bees - no more excuses
the bees - change can happen
the bees - pressure makes me lazy
polarsets - morning
miles kane - inhaler
the tarsiers - fighting to lose
the moons - everyday heroes
paul smith - strange friction
working for a nuclear free city - a black square with four yellow stars
engineers - in praise of more
dinosaur pile-up - barce-loner
clinic - radio story
meligrove band - eagles (cc)
hot panda - late night calling (cc)
ben folds/nick hornby - a working day

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 9/10

UB40 played Caesar's Coliseum here on Thursday. They were fantastic. So good I'm disappointed that they only played 1 1/2 hours. I could have gone for more. They featured a chunk of tracks off Signing Off, in anticipation for their UK dates. Didn't miss Ali (that's a compliment as to how they good they were) until Red Red Wine. The only track I wish was done a little better. Overall an amazing show. So as always we open the show with a track they played at the show (a favourite of mine as well).

Two hours doesn't last very long anymore. I ran out of time again. Didn't get to the Dinosaur Pile-Up lp, next week for sure. Of course, in just a matter of a couple weeks there be hardly any new material at all. That's OK because I've got some special Rewind! shows in the works for the lead-up to the holiday season. Stay tuned for those announcements.
Remember you can stream the show online at and download it through the archives if you missed it. I'm always open to requests. Call during the show or message me through this blog. If I don't have it I can always make sure to feature it the next show. There business done, now the goods;

ub40 - please don't make me cry
james - kaleidoscope (request)
gorllaz - doncamatic [all played out]
bedouin soundclash - elongo (cc)
the king blues - holiday
the high dials - chinese boxes (cc)
british sea power - can you do it?
engineers - subtober
engineers - there will be time
shimmering stars - atmosphere (cc)
the vaccines - wreckin' bar [ra ra ra]
yuck - rubber
exit calm - don't look down
lp session - belle & sebastian "write about love"
belle & sebastian - come on sister
belle & sebastian - read the blessed pages
belle & sebastian - sunday's pretty icons
stereolab - sun demon
clinic - lion tamer
the abc club - get set go
gypsy & the cat - time to wander
skibunny - aah ooh
dutch uncles - fragrant
detachments - i don't want to play
detachments - you never knew me
the vaselines - such a fool
gemma ray - big spender
diamond rings - it's not my party (cc)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 2/10

carl barat - the fall
fran healy - sing me to sleep w/ neko case
the answering machine - animals
everything everything - leave the engine room
get people - odyssey
trophy wife - microlite
johnny flynn - the water w/ laura marling
the mariner's children - it carved your name into the ground
howls - hammock
land of talk - swift coin (cc)
the good natured - prisoner
suuns - up past the nursery (cc)
talkers - vermillion sands (demo)
spectrals - peppermint
lp session - ou est le swimming pool "the golden year"
ou est le swimming pool - outside
ou est le swimming pool - our lives
ou est le swimming pool - curtain falls
chapel club - all the eastern girls
lost souls club - romeo
british sea power - zeus
the klaxons - extra astronomical
doll & the kicks - skeletons
parallels - pet cemetary (cc)
michael davis & doa - something is not right with me
hot panda - evil nature (cc)
mark ronson - record collection
mark ronson - the night last night

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Monthly Indiessential Chart for September 2010

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. SOME REPTILES DEVELOPED WINGS EP Egyptian Hip Hop (Moshi Moshi)

2. WITHOUT WHY (LP) Rose Elinor Dougall (Scarlet Music)

3. I DIDN’T THINK IT WOULD HURT TO THINK OF YOU Heartbreaks (Giant Haystacks)

4. YOUNG EP Summer Camp (Moshi Moshi)


6. DROWN YOUR HEART AGAIN (LP) The Strange Death Of Liberal England (TSDOLE)

7. HOLIDAY ROMANCE Detachments (Thisisnotanexit)

8. DON’T FALL IN LOVE Still Corners (Great Pop Supplement)

9. IF YOU WANNA The Vaccines (free download)

10. PULL IN EMERGENCY (LP) Pull In Emergency (Mute)

11. POSTCARDS FROM A YOUNG MAN (LP) Manic Street Preachers (Columbia)

12. LOSING SLEEP (LP) Edwyn Collins (Heavenly)

13. NORTH ATLANTIC DRIFT Paul Smith (Billingham)

14. BUTTERCUPS Fran Healy (ADA)

15. WAYS TO AN END Mirrors (Republic Of Music)

16. SEC WITH AN X (LP) The Vaselines (Sub Pop)

17. WHO WE TOUCH (LP) The Charlatans (Cooking Vinyl)

18. UNEAST LIES THE CROWN (LP) The Domino State (Exhibition)

19. ROAD EYES (LP) Amusement Parks On Fire (Filter)

20. CLOAK & CIPHER (LP) Land Of Talk (Saddle Creek)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for September 2010