Saturday, October 26, 2013

Live At The Witch Trials! Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 26/13

Tonight's show was a fortunate accident. During the week while putting the show together I noticed that some of the new releases had some loose Halloween themes to them. So I figured what the hell, a Halloween show. I wasn't going to bother since it was so far into next week. But I took notice of the happy coincidences and obliged. Outside of a couple new releases, a LP Session and the opening set featuring tracks from my trip to Toronto this week, all tracks had a Halloween theme.
The show opened with some Simple Minds and Bowie tracks who I saw in Toronto this week. Simple Minds played at Massey Hall on Tuesday night and were really great despite not playing Up On The Catwalk, which annoyed a friend of mine. They played the song I opened the show with which according to another friend who has seen them 20 times said he has never seen them play it live. So I didn't mind the Catwalk omission.
The David Bowie Is exhibit at the AGO was quite good. Some really interesting pieces that would pique the interest of even a marginal Bowie fan. If you get the chance to catch in the next month before it closes do yourself a favour. It's well worth the investment of time and money. Maybe I'll get lucky and catch it again before the end of November.
Next week's show will be the Live Pledge Drive 2013 show. I hope you can listen live and call in with a donation for your favourite campus/community station CJAM 99.1FM! If not please use this link to donate safely and securely online anytime. Donate to CJAM!

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simple minds - this fear of gods
david bowie - boys keep swinging
david bowie - the laughing gnome
the automatic - monster
male bonding - pumpkin
the fall - live at the witch trials
the fall - frightened
fear of men - spirit house
the heartbreaks - ¡no pasarĂ¡n!
little green cars - witching hour
british sea power - monsters of sunderland
japan - halloween
marc almond - the devil (okay)(le diable)
the rifles - heebie jeebies
the relays - you invented horror
traams - demons
poly styrene - ghoulish
lp session - the wave pictures "city forgiveness"
the wave pictures - all my friends
the wave pictures - better to have loved
the wave pictures - lisbon
the fratellis - halloween blues
kirsty maccoll - halloween
brian poole & the tremeloes - i want candy
them - i'm your witchdoctor
tom jones - witch queen of new orleans (remix)
the mekons - ghosts of american astronauts
the specials - ghost town (live)
the dead 60s - ghostfaced killer
the horrors - jack the ripper
siouxsie & the banshees - candyman
sidi bou said - goblin market
bauhaus - spirit
veronica falls - found love in a graveyard
the music - ghost hands
chapel club - scared

Don't be scared, if you missed the show you can download it here!
Part One
Part Two

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Rock 'N' Roll Will Break Your Heart! Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 19/13

For the last few weeks I've been letting the music do the talking. But it's that time of year, pledge drive time. One week every year the volunteers hit he airwaves and ask for the listeners financial support. This is the 30th anniversary of CJAM hitting the FM airwaves. The plans for another power increase are taking shape. But that takes a huge amount of money. That's where the listeners come in. Dig deep and support your local campus/community radio station. Every amount helps, whether you can afford a large donation or a small one. It all goes to same cause keeping CJAM your home of non-commercial music and spoken word programming. It all starts on November 1st, with this shows pledge drive episode airing on November 2nd. But you don't have to wait until then to donate. Go to right now to donate safely and discreetly via Paypal. Tell them Cowboys & Indies sent you. CJAM thanks you for your support.

hurts - somebody to die for
yuck - glow & behold
cheatahs - cut the grass
temple songs - she's away
the savage nomads - jaded edges
the fratellis - rock 'n' roll will break your heart
rose elinor dougall - poison ivy
toy - join the dots
astral pattern - sitting in the sun
thomas cohen - honeymoon
jungle - the heat
yumi & the weather - all we can
lionface - beast
adrian sherwood & pinch - music killer
ub40 - blue eyes crying in the rain
lp session - kitchens of distinction "folly"
kitchens of distinction - extravagance
kitchens of distinction - wolves / crows
kitchens of distinction - tiny moments, tiny omens
black hearted brother - (i don't mean to) wonder
kobadelta - ritual (time flies)
jubilee courts - room with a view
b-movie - so far away
paradise - stars shine bright
as elephants are - crystal
fanfarlo - the sea
lola colt - jackson
september girls - ships
bright young people - liberties
the wytches - thunder lizard revisited
paul orwell - let me catch my breath

Oops almost forgot these!
Part One
Part Two

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The race is on!

CJAM Pledge Drive 2013 is here!! The race is on! We are approaching the starting line. The finish line is $30,000. Help us reach the finish line. You, the listeners, are the pit crew. Everything you do helps us win the race. You don't have to wait until the green light on November 1st, you can donate now. Message me with your details and pledge and I will take it from there. Or go to to donate online. Tell them Cowboys & Indies sent you.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Like Dylan In The Movies! Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 12/13

white lies - be your man
editors - bird of prey
prefab sprout - the best jewel thief in the world
belle & sebastian - like dylan in the movies
peggy sue - idle
mt. wolf - midnight shallows
the history of apple pie - don't you want to be mine?
the feeling - rescue
babypink - petrichor
telegram - follow
breton - got well soon
nypc (new young pony club) - things like you
attu - don't sleep
troumaca - layou
cosmo - yalla
lp session - the fratellis "we need medicine"
the fratellis - halloween blues
the fratellis - shotgun shoes
the fratellis - jeannie nitro
the crookes - honey
revere - i won't blame you
the spook school - i'll be honest
the wolfhounds - divide and fall
julian cope - the greatness & perfection of love
novella - follow
star slinger - free
gorillaz - whirlwind (plastic beach session)
the 45s - it ain't over
paul orwell - little reason
the death of pop - tasteless
the ramona flowers - brighter
so sexual - dear sweetheart
kitchens of distinction - japan to jupiter

Download for free!
Part One
Part Two

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Everybody Knows That Daddy's On Time! Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 5/13

temples - keep in the dark
kobadelta - when it rains it pours
b-movie - echoes
(we write) letters - the lion's share
the twang - the wobble
blessa - between times
the wombats - your body is a weapon
the 1975 - pressure
cats on the beach - my heart is in the sea
casual sex - nothing on earth
david bowie - right
lulu james - the sweetest thing
morcheeba - face of danger
houdini dax - our boy billy
the boomtown rats - like clockwork
yuck - out of time
yuck - somewhere
yuck - how does it feel
steve cradock - sheer inertia
fanfarlo - myth of myself (a ruse to exploit our weaknesses)
man without country - catfish
arthur beatrice - grand union
paris angels - perfume (all on you)
elephant - shapeshifter
swing out sister - closer than the sun
jingo - jaclyn
letters to fiesta - vampires
big sister - let's go fly a kite
the kvb - run away
telescopes - held (edit)

To listen again or for the first time!
Part One
Part Two

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Monthly Indiessential chart for September 2013

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. GRIN (LP) ... Traams (FatCat Records)
2. AM (LP) ... Arctic Monkeys (Domino)
3. NERVE ENDINGS ... Eagulls (Partisan Records)
4. REWIND THE FILM (LP) ... Manic Street Preachers (Columbia)
5. THE BONES OF WHAT YOU BELIEVE (LP) ... Chvrches (Virgin)
6. KEEP IN THE DARK ... Temples (Heavenly Recordings)
7. I WAS A STREETLIGHT ... Grass House (Marshall Teller)
8. LATER...WHEN THE TV TURNS TO STATIC (LP) ... Glasvegas (Go Wow Records/BMG)
9. SHIPS TO SINK ... Adding Machine (Adding Machine)
10. WEIRD SISTER (LP) ... Joanna Gruesome (Fortuna Pop!/Slumberland)
11. THE BRIGHTEST LIGHT (LP) ... The Mission (Oblivion)
12. SUMMER CAMP (LP) ... Summer Camp (Moshi Moshi)
13. RITUAL (TIME FLIES) ... Kobadelta (self-released)
14. SEQUEL TO THE PREQUEL (LP) ... Babyshambles (WM UK/Parlophone)
15. AVENUE GIRLS ... Comet Gain (WIAIWYA-7777777 2013 Series)
16. NO CEREMONY (LP) ... No Ceremony/// (NOC///)
17. FRIEND ... Baby Strange (Chess Club)
18. IF YOU WAIT (LP) ... London Grammar (Metal & Dust Recordings)
19. LOOM ... Sky Larkin (Wichita)
20. THE 1975 (LP) ... The 1975 (Dirty Hit Records/Polydor)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for September 2013