Friday, December 31, 2010

Monthly Indiessential chart for December 2010

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. GOD BLESS JIM KENNEDY (LP) Phil Wilson (Slumberland)
2. THINK POSITIVE (LP) The Real People (Townsend)
3. CHRISTMAS WAS BETTER IN THE 80s .. Futureheads (Nul)
4. THE KUSAMA EP The Duke Spirit (Shangri-La Music)
5. RUBBER Yuck (Mercury)
6. YEAH OK (LP) Not Squares (Richter Collective)
7. MEASURE OF A MAN Young Rebel Set (Our Broadcast/Ignition)
8. BLONDEHEAD EP The Lyrebirds (Lotus Records)
9. COME AND SEE THE LIGHTS Flashguns (Friends Vs Records)
10. ST. THOMAS (LP) Scottish Enlightenment (Armellodie)
11. ONE HUNDRED SUNS (LP) Jonquil (Dovecote)
12. LEAVE THE LIGHT ON Lost Souls Club (C-Sounds)
13. UNDER THE STARS Morning Parade (Parlophone)
14. GIVE ME ALL THAT YOU GOT The Agitator (Pointless Excitement)
15. GALLIVANT Bicycle Thieves (Bicycle Thieves)
16. ACE OF HZ Ladytron (Nettwerk)
17. CAREGIVER Memoryhouse (Suicide Squeeze)
18. PLUG (LP) Plug (Upset The Rhythm)
19. WOLVES VVolves (Recordiau Peski)
20. ARE YOU ONE? The Chanteuse & Crippled Claw (Arms Controller)

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

Thursday, December 30, 2010

My personal Best Of... Lists for 2010!

Since the year is almost done, and the Festive 50 starts Saturday night I thought I would post my personal lists for the year. I probably forgot something, like I always do, but here they are albums and singles;

Top 50 Albums Of 2010

1. Serotonin ... Mystery Jets (RoughTrade)
2. Criminal Art Lovers ... Northern Portrait (Matinee)
3. Tourist History ... Two Door Cinema Club (Kitsune/V2)
4. Plastic Beach ... Gorillaz (Parlophone/EMI)
5. Hidden ... These New Puritans (Angular)
6. WHB ... We Have Band (Naive)
7. Gemini ... Wild Nothing (Indie Europe/Zoom)
8. Total Life Forever ... Foals (Sub Pop)
9. Surfing The Void ... The Klaxons (Polydor)
10. Butterfly House ... The Coral (Deltasonic)
11. The Chaos ... Futureheads (Nul)
12. Write About Love ... Belle & Sebastian (Rough Trade)
13. Happiness ... Hurts (RCA)
14. The Suburbs ... Arcade Fire (Merge)
15. Relayted ... Gayngs (Jagjaguwar)
16. Acolyte ... Delphic (Chimeric/Polydor)
17. Without Why ... Rose Elinor Dougall (Scarlet Music)
18. Celeste ... The Soundcarriers (Melodic)
19. Allo Darlin' ... Allo Darlin' (Fortuna Pop)
20. Record Collection ... Mark Ronson & the Business Intl (RCA)
21. Losing Sleep ... Edwyn Collins (Heavenly)
22. Nerve Up ... Lonelady (Warp)
23. God Bless Jim Kennedy ... Phil Wilson (Slumberland)
24. Exit Calm ... Exit Calm (Club AC30/Sonic Unyon)
25. Lucky Shiner ... Gold Panda (Notown)
26. The Golden Year ... Ou Est Le Swimming Pool (Fire & Manoueuvre)
27. Crazy For You ... Best Coast (Mexican Summer)
28. We Are Cha-Cha ... Cha-Cha (Pop Noodle)
29. Life On Earth ... The Moons (Acid Jazz)
30. Pull In Emergency ... Pull In Emergency (Mute)
31. Loveless Unbeliever ... The School (Elefant)
32. Condors ... Nedry (Monotreme)
33. Blood & Fire ... The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster (Black Records)
34. The Drums ... The Drums (Downtown)
35. Pickin' Up The Pieces ... Fitz & The Tantrums (Dangerbird)
36. The Winter Of Mixed Drinks ... Frightened Rabbit (Fat Cat)
37. I Will Be ... Dum Dum Girls (Sub Pop)
38. Forget ... Twin Shadow (Terrible Records/Red General)
39. Anika ... Anika (Invada)
40. Black Teeth & Golden Tongues ... Burnt Ones (MOKB)
41. Kaleide ... Sky Larkin (Polydor)
42. Big Echo ... The Morning Benders (Rough Trade US)
43. The Fool ... Warpaint (Rough Trade US)
44. Becoming A Jackal ... Villagers (Domino)
45. Sleep Mountain ... The Kissaway Trail (Bella Union)
46. Yeah OK ... Not Squares (Richter Collective)
47. Halcyon Digest ... Deerhunter (4AD)
48. The Lady Killer ... Cee-Lo Green (Elektra/Asylum)
49. Clinging To A Scheme ... Radio Dept. (Century Media/EMI)
50. The Crystal Axis ... Midnight Juggernauts (Midnight Juggernauts)

Top 25 Singles Of 2010

1. Schoolin`... Everything Everything (Polydor)
2. Better Than Love ... Hurts (RCA)
3. Celestica ... Crystal Castles (Universal/Zoom)
4. On Melancholy Hill ... Gorillaz (EMI)
5. Fool`s Day ... Blur (Parlophone/EMI)
6. Found Love In A Graveyard ... Veronica Falls (Trouble)
7. Boyfriend ... Best Coast (Wichita Recordings Ltd.)
8. We Want War ... These New Puritans (Angular)
9. Georgia ... Yuck (Mercury/Fat Possum)
10. Liar, My Dear ... The Heartbreaks (Seven Sevens Records)
11. Some Reptiles Developed Wings ... Egyptian Hip Hop (Moshi Moshi)
12. Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra) ... Vaccines (Marshall Teller Records)
13. Ghost Train ... Summer Camp (Moshi Moshi)
14. Don't Fall In Love/Wish ... Still Corners (The Great Pop Supplement)
15. The Loss ... Club Smith (All Sorted Records!?!)
16. King Of Rome ... Goldheart Assembly (Fierce Panda)
17. Heathen Child ... Grinderman (Mute)
18. Be My Animal/Prisoner ... The Good Natured (KIDS Records)
19. Thieving Magpie ... The ABC Club (Things To Make And Do Records)
20. Quicksand ... Safari (This Playground Records)
21. Sea Change ... Turin Brakes (Cooking Vinyl)
22. Patron Saint Procrastinate ... Lonely Tourist (Tourist Info)
23. Ungrateful ... Frankie & The Heartstrings (Popsex Ltd.)
24. Best In The Class ... Late Of The Pier (Phantasy)
25. Ways To An End ... Mirrors (Skint Records)

Love to see yours. Drop me a line.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 25/10 - The Christmas Rewind!

Let me guess, you're off to the mall to enjoy Boxing Day deals, return gifts and use those gifts cards you got yesterday. Not me, the malls will be insane in the membrane
As always the Rewind! show was a blast to do. But always I ran out of time. Still got in loads of great music for you though. Merry Christmas! Thanks for your support through the year.
It was a special Christmas Rewind! which featured the normal Rewind! selections. But also featured seasonal and Christmas songs. The last Christmas songs until next December, I promise.
We commemorated the death of the great Joe Strummer by playing some solo and Clash material. As well as playing some Frank Sidebottom, who we lost this year as well.
Remember, The 2010 Festive 50 starts this Saturday, New Year's Day at 10pm. We start with #50-26 and then next Saturday, Jan. 8/11 we finish it off with #25-1.
Tune in and see who will be #1 this year!

band aid 20 - do they know it's christmas?
frank sidebottom - christmas is really fantastic
joe strummer & the mescaleros - yalla yalla
the clash - what's my name
king kurt - destination zululand
the alarm - where were you when the storm broke?
trashcan sinatras - snow
the mekons - ghosts of american astronauts
revolver - crimson
saint etienne & tim burgess - i was born on christmas day
orange juice - felicity
franz ferdinand - this fffire (rich cosley version)
bauhaus - hollow hills
spoons - smiling in winter (cc)
the church - myrrh
the waterboys - medicine bow (full length)
real people - window pane
julian cope - the greatness & perfection of love
fatima mansions - only losers take the bus
tom robinson - grey cortina
modern english - after the snow
belle & sebastian - o come, o come emmanuel
the loft - winter
arcade fire - jingebell rock (cc)
furniture - brilliant mind
gang of four - return the gift
the specials - holiday fortnight
t rex - i love to boogie
stiff little fingers - roots radicals rockers and reggae
martha & the muffins - suburban dream (cc)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 18/10

Well, that's it for regular shows for the year. We finish off the year next week with a Christmas Rewind! special. We start the new year off with the 2 week extravaganza that is The Festive 50. Remember, if you can't be with us live, the archives are available for show downloads at any time. Surf on into and find Saturday in the grid and choose Cowboys & Indies. You can usually download shows up to 4-6 weeks old.
I hope you will join us for the special holiday programming.

MERRY CHRISTMAS to those who celebrate it and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to those who don't!!

freebass - she said
performance - unconsoled
yuck - holing out
glasvegas - a snowflake fell (and it felt like a kiss)
vvolves - wolves
exit calm - don't look down
chapel club - roads
the lyrebirds - only dreaming
bicycle thieves - gallivant
lost souls club - leave the light on
athlete - cut the map
the courteeners - three months
flashguns - come and see the lights
futureheads - christmas was better in the 80s
lp session - not squares "yeah ok"
not squares - in front
not squares - asylum
not squares - don't do nothing
i like trains - last christmas
villagers - on a sunlit stage
lonely tourist - trojan box calypso
dead child star - natural kind of joy (cc)
jonquil - get up
vondelpark - hippodrome
fixers - who says boys
unknown mortal orchestra - how can u love me?
scrooge & marley - i don’t want it to be me
parallels - the raven (cc)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 11/10

As far as December's go, this one has been amazing for new releases. I fully expected a quite month for releases. There has a gaggle of quality releases out there. Including some top notch Christmas songs. I was afraid the shows would get a little stale heading up the holidays. No fear of that now!
Less than 2 weeks away until the Christmas Rewind! and the Festive 50 countdown starting on New Year's Day! Mark your calendars.
New singles, great Christmas tracks, previews of 2011 albums and the return of The Real that's what I call a solid show.

tricky - ghetto stars
klaxons - future memories
noah & the whale - l.i.f.e.g.o.e.s.o.n.
phil wilson - up to london
the june brides - in the rain
frank & walters - song for a future love
the bottletop band - fall of rome
little barrie - surf hell
little comets - joanna
cancel the astronauts - funny for a girl
banjo or freakout - 105
pj harvey - written on the forehead
poly styrene - black christmas
summer camp - christmas wrapping
lp session - the real people "think positive"
the real people - can you hear me?
the real people - time
the real people - never give it up
the go! team - buy nothing day feat. bethany from best coast
diego & the dissidents - new found land
memoryhouse - caregiver (cc)
teen daze - cold house (cc)
sharks - common grounds
the agitator - heart isn’t in it
the bicycle thieves - stop to start
the lyrebirds - now i know why
brother - darling buds of may
the duke spirit - everybody's under your spell
morning parade - under the stars (request)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 4/10

All I want for Christmas is....really cool indie Christmas songs! And there are so many this year so far. We included a few in tonight's show and will do the same next week.
The holidays are coming so fast. Make sure you don't miss any of the special programming we have to offer. You can always download missed shows at
by clicking on this show and the day/date in question.

gold panda - same dream china
jonquil - pillow quest
futureheads - christmas was better in the 80s
little comets - isles
los campesinos! - too many flesh suppers
white wires - be true to your school (until you get kicked out) (cc)
pj harvey - written on the forehead
james blake - limit to your love (cc)
the streets - the morning after the day off on one
scottish enlightenment - the first will be last
mt. desolation - annie ford
frightened rabbit - the loneliness & the scream
the orchids - god of special things
lp session - phil wilson "god bless jim kennedy"
phil wilson - three days
phil wilson - the sum of
phil wilson - give me consolation
white noise sound - blood
bubblegum lemonade - white noise christmas
yuck - the base of a dream is empty
the vaccines - all in white (live)
noah & the whale - wild thing
the chanteuse & the crippled claw - are you one?
young rebel set - common touch
northern portrait - leave the trees alone
hurts - all i want for christmas is new year's
morning parade - under the stars
brian eno - paleosonic

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Monthly Indiessential Chart for November 2010

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. WRECKIN' BAR (RA RA RA) ... The Vaccines (Marshall Teller)
2. WHITE NOISE SOUND (LP) ... White Noise Sound (Alive)
3. NOT MUSIC (LP) ... Stereolab (Duophonic UHF Disks)
4. DONCAMATIC ... Gorillaz (Parlophone)
5. THE LOST STAR (LP) ... The Orchids (Pebble)
6. HE WHO SAW THE DEEP (LP) ... I Like Trains (iLR)
7. RIGHT SIDE OF MY BRAIN ... Veronica Falls (Veronica Falls)
8. MICROLITE ... Trophy Wife (Moshi Moshi)
9. IN OUR TIME OF FLYING ... Four Dead In Ohio (Yoyo Acapulco)
10. LOSE CONTROL ... The Black Sharks (Greater London)
11. THE LINES (LP) ... The Lines (Amboy Road Records)
12. JOJO BURGER TEMPEST (LP) ... Working For A Nuclear Free City (Melodic)
13. BE MY ANIMAL ... The Good Natured (Kids)
14. SPECTRALS EP ... Spectrals (Republic Of Music)
15. I OWN IT ... Phil Wilson (Slumberland)
16. SUBURBAN TIMEBOMBS (LP) ... Roses Kings Castles (360 Degree Music)
17. ONCE AND FOR ALL ... Clock Opera (Kitsuné)
18. FRAGRANT ... Dutch Uncles (Memphis Industries)
19. COLD HOUSE ... Teen Daze (Stadiums and Shrines)
20. IF IT WASN'T FOR YOU ... Various Cruelties (Bandcamp)

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

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Rewind! Show tracks for Sat. Nov. 27/10

Keeping things fresh as the holiday season inches towards us. Rewind! tonight. There will be one more Rewind! on Christmas Day before we get to the Festive 50 countdown for 2010 on New Year's Day.
Rewind! shows are so much fun. So much to play for you with all the remastered releases coming out. I think some theme shows are in order. Maybe one for Christmas. Hmmm...

white rose movement - love is a number
toto coelo - i eat cannibals
morrissey - interesting drug
the soup dragons - pleasantly surprised
that petrol emotion - big decision
the magnificents - kids now
sultans of ping f.c. - stupid kid
power of dreams - stay
frank & walters - fashion crisis hits new york
the new pornographers - jackie (cc)
omd - souvenir
depeche mode - boys say go!
soft cell - memorabilia
human league - the sound of the crowd
heaven 17 - let's all make bombs
japan - the art of parties
ub40 - little by little
bedouin soundclash - rude boy don't cry (cc)
dexy's midnight runners - tell me when my light turns green
orange juice - lean period
the trash can sinatras - only tongue can tell (request)
the june brides - i fall
shed 7 - dolphin (request)
felt - penelope tree
ride - chelsea girl
the house of love - sulphur
blue peter - don't walk past (cc)
cast - sandstorm
suede - beautiful ones

Monday, November 22, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Nov. 20/10

Sorry for the delay in posting but it was a busy weekend.

I filled in for Angela on Night Vision, a Jammy award winning electronic music show on Sunday nights. So I figured what was the point of doing 2 posts, in case you wondered what I played on her show. That will be available at the end of my show's post.

As mentioned in the previous weeks blogs, Rewind! show next week. Hope you'll tune in.
Remember I always take requests. So drop me a line if you ever want to hear anything or bring anything to my attention.

erland & the carnival - trouble in mind
alessi's ark - the robot
mystery jets - serotonin (request)
james - dust motes (request)
manic street preachers - some kind of nothingness w/ ian mcculloch
the charlatans - love is ending
bwani junction - two bridges
the agitator - give me all that you got
young rebel set - measure of a man
dead town radio - hey!
white lies - bigger than us
when saints go machine - fail forever
young empires - white doves (cc)
phantom - voodoo romantic
lp session - stereolab "not music"
stereolab - so is cardboard clouds
stereolab - delugeoise
stereolab - laserblast
trophy wife - microlite
the black sharks - lose control
miles kane - inhaler
four dead in ohio - debbie's whiskey bar
wild palms - to the lighthouse
diego & the dissidents - sugar coated martyr
clinic - the radio story
egyptian hip hop - heavenly
british sea power - living is so easy
the high dials - chinese boxes (cc)

Sunday Night Vision fill-in Sun. Nov. 21/10 10-midnight

distance - night vision
marco del horno vs dj swerve - ho! riddim feat p money
terror danjah - power grid
coki - ransom
a made up sound - rear window
john roberts - lesser
john roberts - pruned
midland - head down
eliphino - i just can't
sei a - lazers
shigeto - embrace the cold
becoming real - showdown in chinatown (instrumental)
airhead & james blake - lock in the lion
james blake - limit to your love
james blake - i only know (what i know now)
peverelist/hyetal - rrrr
darkstar - north
pinch - croydon house
kode 9 - black sun
horsepower productions - 22
ramadanman - bass drums
burial - endorphin
deadbeat - mecca dub

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Nov. 13/10

Wow, November is half over already. It's time to start thinking about future shows. I think a Rewind! in two weeks is called for. Since Christmas is on a Saturday this year, I think that will be a Rewind! as well. That means the Festive 50 will be January 1st & 8th.

There must have been a little release glut right before the holiday season. Three albums showed up, so we did three mini lp sessions. They are all quality releases and deserve to be heard. So much great music , so little time. Rather that than more time and less music. Hmmm more time....oh the possibilities.

yaaks - hrhrhythm
the good natured - be my animal
phil wilson - i own it
allo darlin' - my heart is a drummer
the sequins - man alive
young galaxy - peripheral visionaries (cc)
the view - sunday
carl barât - so long, my lover
roses kings castles - shut your stupid mouth (from Suburban Timebombs)
roses kings castles - subtleties of love (from Suburban Timebombs)
the scottish enlightement - pascal
mt. desolation - bitter pill (request)
a silent film - sleeping pills
memoryhouse - caregiver (cc)
teen daze - watch over me (cc)
plug - money loves drugs fame
white noise sound - sunset (from White Noise Sound)
white noise sound - don't wait for me (from White Noise Sound)
the duke spirit - victory
working for a nuclear free city - the king and june
paul smith - our lady of lourdes
i like trains - hope is not enough (from He Who Saw The Deep)
i like trains - a divorce before marriage (from He Who Saw The Deep)
beady eye - bring the light
the lines - how it should be
the vaccines - wreckin' bar (ra ra ra)
diego & the dissidents - nerve storm
uffie - hong kong garden

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Nov. 6/10

I would like to start off by saying thank you to all of you who supported CJAM during the 2010 Pledge Drive. Your support means that we can now begin in earnest the process of applying for more broadcast power.
Don't fret, you can still donate if you haven't already done so. The website has a safe and secure credit card or Paypal link. It is available 24/7/365.
CJAM programming would not be possible without the support of it's amazing listeners!

After the pledge drive week it's back to regular programming. Lot's of new great material to share with you.

wolf people - painted cross
black rebel motorcycle club - dirty old town
allo darlin' - if loneliness was art
belle & sebastian - calculating bimbo
bearsuit - please don't take him back
the hardy boys - you're just what i need
flashguns - come and see the lights
the black sharks - lose control
fiction - phyllis
various cruelties - if it wasn't for you
esben & the witch - warpath
florence & the machine - strangeness & charm (live)
veronica falls - right side of my brain
crystal castles - not in love feat robert smith (cc)
ladytron - ace of hz
lp session - the orchids "the lost star"
the orchids - doot doot (til it happens to you)
the orchids - song for a friend
the orchids - the way that you move
four dead in ohio - ufo
deluka - come back to me
honeytone cody - radioactive tease
the gaa gaa's - voltaire
working for a nuclear free city - little lenin
suuns - up past the nursery (cc)
clock opera - once and for all
teen daze - cold house (cc)

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

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Sept. 25/10

Settled back in with a normal style show. It wasn't a lp session night, but we did feature tracks/singles from 8 albums that will be released in the next 3 weeks. The glut of new material continues and I'm loving it! So much great new music to listen to. Keeps me from going insane during the

fyfe dangerfield - faster than the setting sun
the vaselines - ruined
british sea power - zeus
i like trains - a father's son
the phantom band - walls
belle & sebastian - i want the world to stop
clinic - i'm aware
carl barat - running with the boys
fran healy - buttercups
egyptian hip hop - rad pitt
detachments - holiday romance
the wombats - tokyo (vampires & wolves)
hot panda - 1995 (cc)
orchestral manoeuvres in the dark - if you want it
lp session - the strange death of liberal england "drown your heart again"
the strange death of liberal england - flagships
the strange death of liberal england - lighthouse
the strange death of liberal england - come on you young philosophers
summer camp - jake ryan
childhood - paper wave
disappearers - lifting of the veil
meligrove band - make believe it (cc)
pull in emergency - what you say
pull in emergency - cold hands
michael davis & doa - something is not right with me (cc)
outdoor miners - disgust (cc)
northern portrait - some people
grinderman - palaces of montezuma

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Sept. 18/10

Jeesh, what else could go wrong? lol Last week technical difficulties prevented the lp session. This week the football game ran really late causing a much shorter than show than I wanted or expected.. Ah well, such is the life in college radio.

So many albums so little time. September is always a huge release month. This was the lp session show. We took a look at 7 albums. There were a few new singles thrown in for good measure. Next week's show may resemble this show, we'll see what the week brings.

klaxons - the same space
grasscut - the tin man
two door cinema club - kids
hurts - silver lining
hurts - illuminated
union jackals - we are the human race
charlatans - love is ending
charlatans - my foolish pride
lost souls club - romeo
the vaselines - such a fool
the vaselines - overweight but over you
lp session manic street preachers "postcards from a young man"
manic street preachers - the descent (pages 1&2)
manic street preachers - auto-intoxication
manic street preachers - a billion balconies facing the sun
the clientele - paul verlaine
edwyn collins - humble
edwyn collins - over the hill
the domino state - firefly
amusement parks on fire - raphael
amusement parks on fire - wave of the future
stars - he dreams he's awake

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Sept. 11/10

A couple quick notes to start, there were massive technical problems at CJAM for this show. The computer network was down which affected the show. There was no lp session or saved track listing available after the show. I tried my best to reconstruct it from memory (but that's not what it used to
I think I remembered it all (jeesh I'm getting old! lol).
In fact, at the time this was written after the show, the CJAM website was not available either. So I hope the
show will be available for download at a later time when the problems are fixed.
Anyways, sorry about all this. I hope you get to hear the show.

Since school is back in for almost everyone now, we open this show with the traditional welcome back to school song,
Cowboys & Indies style;

the fall - hey! student
paul smith - north atlantic drift
the xx - shelter
still corners - don't fall in love
hannah peel - sugar hiccup
chapel club - all the eastern girls
belle & sebastian - write about love
kurran & the wolfnotes - your four limbs
young rebel set - if i was
frankie & the heartstrings - ungrateful
grinderman - heathen child
edwyn collins - losing sleep
james - tell her i said so
steve mason - i let her in
bombay bicycle club - leaving blues
stornoway - here comes the blackout...!
the bees - silver line
the coral - sandhills
arcade fire - city with no children (cc)
egyptian hip hop - moon crooner
the heartbreaks - your affection is wasted on me
everything everything - suffragette suffragette
grasscut - the door in the wall
japandroids - sex and dying in high society (cc)
wolf parade - what did my lover say (it always had to go this way) (cc)
esben & the witch - marching song

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Sept. 4/10

I received a note in the suggestion box this said it would be easier to read the tracklist if I separated it up into the actual sets so you could follow along at home. So I figured I would give it a try and see how you all liked it. I also made note of the Canadian Content by adding a little "(cc)" after the selections in question.
I hope you liked the show. Join me again next week, same indie place...same indie time!

kele - the other side
mia - it iz what it iz
futureheads - the chaos
mirrors - ways to an end
the vaccines - if you wanna
pull in emergency - 15 years
the raveonettes - i wanna be adored
hannah peel - electricity
omd - if you want it (french horn rebellion mix)
detachments - holiday romance
the heartbreaks - i didin't think it would hurt to think of you
allo darlin' - if loneliness was art
calories - ffwd
egyptian hip hop - middle name period
lp session - rose elinor dougall "without why"
rose elinor dougall - third attempt
rose elinor dougall - watching
rose elinor dougall - goodnight
summer camp - was it worth it?
bishop morocco - white city (cc)
land of talk - hamburg noon (cc)
porcelain raft - see through
the vaselines - sex with an x
the jon cohen experimental - nightmare/over (cc)
unkle bob - so sorry
burns unit - troubles
rpa & the united nations of sound - how deep is the man
tokyo police club - bambi (cc)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Monthly Indiessential Chart for August 2010

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. SURFING THE VOID (LP) Klaxons (Polydor)

2. CELESTE (LP) The Soundcarriers (Melodic)

3. LET IT OUT The Frank & Walters (Fifa)

4. MAN ALIVE (LP) Everything Everything (Geffen)

5. HOUSEWIFE The Cribs (Polydor)

6. 15 YEARS Pull In Emergency (Mute)

7. KALEIDE (LP) Sky Larkin (Polydor)

8. (IT'S NOT WAR) JUST THE END OF LOVE Manic Street Preachers (Columbia)

9. LOSING SLEEP Edwyn Collins (

10. SUN DOES UP AGAIN (LP) I Am Arrows (Mercury)

11. PATRON SAINT PROCRASTINATE Lonely Tourist (Tourist Info)

12. RISING SEA The Strange Death of Liberal England (Republic Of Music)

13. I’M THE MYSTERY Answers On Postcards (Answers On Postcards)

14. MAYA (LP) M.I.A. (XL)

15. THE SUBURBS (LP) Arcade Fire (Merge)

16. THE NAKED & THE DEAD Silvery (Blow Up)

17. O.CHILDREN (LP) O.Children (Deadly People)

18. FLAWS (LP) Bombay Bicycle Club (Island)

19. UNITED NATIONS OF SOUND (LP) RPA & The United Nations Of Sound (Parlophone)

20. KOREAN CINEMA EP Polka Party (Hockey)

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

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 28/10

The brain was certainly not in gear last night. Was having way to many senior moments for not being a Hey you young whipper-snapper where's my old age pills?

tender trap - suddenly
mystery jets - show me the light
klaxons - echoes
the cribs - housewife
the domino state - we must not shut ourselves away
the vaccines - if you wanna
egyptian hip hop - wild human child
does it offend you, yeah! - we are the dead
ou est le swimming pool - jackson's last stand
civil civic - fuck youth
i am arrows - nice try
fyfe dangerfeild - when you walk in the room
land of talk - cloak and cipher
bishop morocco - last year's disco guitars
----lp session everything everything "man alive"
everything everything - qwerty finger
everything everything - suffragette suffragette
everything everything - nasa is on your side
summer camp - round the moon
still corners - don't fall in love
rose elinor dougall - come away with me
laura marling - the needle and damage done (live)
the draymin - we will fall
yuck - daughter
polka party - korean cinema
pull in emergency - everything is the same
young legionnaire - colossus
wolf parade - palm road

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 21/10

Tragic news from Friday as Charles Haddon, the lead singer for Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, committed suicide after a festival appearance in Belgium. It is tragic when any life is taken so young, he was only 22. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
We'll pay tribute in coming weeks if/when the bands scheduled releases come out.

marina & the diamonds - shampain
fyfe dangerfield - firebird
ou est le swimming pool - dance the way i feel
the ting tings - hands
mirrors - ways to an end
memoryhouse - the waves
frankie & the heartstrings - ungrateful
the frank & walters - let it go
hatcham social - new york girl
answers on postcards - i'm the mystery
manic street preacher - i'm leaving you for solitude
teen daze - neon
soundcarriers - broken sleep
grasscut - passing
----lp session the klaxons "surfing the void"
the klaxons - the same space
the klaxons - venusia
the klaxons - twin flames
the klaxons - future memories
the strange death of liberal england - rising sea
stornoway - watching birds
esben & the witch - marching song
suuns - disappearance of the skyscraper
pull in emergency - 15 years
i am arrows - hurricane
young empires - rain of gold (demo)
violet youth - carla's song
unkle bob - so sorry
bombay bicycle club - evening morning

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 14/10

Slightly pre-empted for the second week in a row, this time for Phog Fest broadcasting.
But get used to this new start time. It seems the powers that be at CJAM have be'ed and they have decided to take away that half hour permanently.
So Cowboys & Indies will now officially start at 10pm and run until midnight.
Believe me I am not a happy camper about this. In fact, to say I am severely disappointed is an understatement.
But as a result of the shorter slot a few things about the show will have to be modified.
From this point on there will only be 1 lp session and it will be shorter. We will have to wait and see how this new time will affect the Festive 50. It is already a 2 episode event, if it looks like it will take 3 to do it I may have to revise it or drop it all together.
Don't panic, we'll just wait and see how this all plays out and go from there.
Cowboys & Indies will continue to be your home for the best in the British Indie/Alternative scene.

stornoway - watching birds
peggy sue - watchman
the cribs - housewife
paul smith - north atlantic drift
mutineers - infidelity
the seahorses - 1999 (request)
strawberry whiplash - summershine
the westfield mining disaster - not everybody gets to be a rolling stone
northern portrait - life returns to normal
dolly mixture - everything and more
hurts - happiness
arcade fire - half light 1
stars - i died so i could haunt you
steve mason - understand my heart
----lp session sky larkin "kaleide"
sky larkin - tiny heist
sky larkin - spooktacular
sky larkin - smarts
twilight sad - the wrong car
o children - malo
manic street preachers - (it's not war) just the end
pull in emergency - everything is the same
silvery - the naked & the dead
beat the radar - by the sea
the hoosiers - choices
black mountain - the hair song
delays - rhapsody
everything everything - my kz, ur bf
bombay bicycle club - fairytale lullabye

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 7/10

Hope you enjoyed the Rewind! presentation last week. Always a blast to do those shows. And speaking of blasts, it was a pleasure to cover for Alex on Earwax. Hope you enjoyed the old skool punk/hardcore. To see the playlist for last weeks Earwax, it is posted at the bottom of last weeks Rewind! playlist.

Sorry for the short notice, but the show was slightly pre-empted due to special Pride Day programming. If you're downloading the show and don't want to hear the special programming, fast forward a half hour until 10pm. Sorry for the short notice.
To make up for the shorter show we played as many of the new releases as we could.

grinderman - heathen child
blood red shoes - heartsink
frank & walters - let it out
the barlights - a good night's sleep
lonely tourist - patron saint procrastinate
edwyn collins - losing sleep
manic street preachers - (it's not war) just the end
o children - dead disco
these ghosts - luna
the aliens - sitting on a toadstool
cosmetics - sleepwalking
still corners - endless summer
suuns - disappearance of the skyscraper
teen daze - four more years
----lp session the soundcarriers "celeste"
the soundcarriers - step outside
the soundcarriers - rolling on
the soundcarriers - there only once
the soundcarriers - signals
foals - alabaster
mystery jets - flash a hungry smile
bombay bicycle club - evening morning
2:54 - on a wire
arcade fire - ready to start
parallels - counterparts
kele - rise
mia - teqkilla

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Rewind! show tracks for Sat. July 31/10 + Earwax bonus

Long night last night but it didn't feel like it. I also filled in for Alex on Earwax. Got to play a slew of tracks I don't normally get to play on my show. The time flew by. The track listing for that show will follow mine.

blur - bank holiday
sham 69 - if the kids are united
western promise - promised land
ultravox - western promise
morrissey - the ordinary boys
the alarm - where were you hiding when the storm broke?
julian cope - reynard the fox
the supernaturals - i wasn't built to get up
real life - catch me i'm falling
808 state - pacific 202
television personalities - i know where syd barrett lives
syd barrett - octopus
the pastels - truck train tractor
pete shelley - homosapien
house of love - real animal
madness - michael caine
madness - house of fun
plasterscene replicas - we can walk
heavenly - orange corduroy dress
the charlatans - polar bear
spoons - smiling in winter
prescription - selsey green
the specials - too hot
style council - how she threw it all away
nancy boy - johnny chrome & silver
the fizzbombs - sign on the line
chalk circle - this mourning
mansun - she makes my nose bleed
mansun - closed for business
magazine - burst
furniture - brilliant mind
rough trade - fashion victim
kissing the pink - big man restless
spandau ballet - to cut a long story short
lost patrol - comanche

Earwax fill-in
husker du - you're a soldier
mc5 - rocket reducer no. 62
the plasmatics - test tube babies
motorhead - bomber (live)
rocket from the crypt - fat lip
black flag - gimmie gimmie gimmie
the replacements - we're comin out
the clash - what's my name
blondie - rip her to shreds
talking heads - thank you for sending me an angel
patti smith - redondo beach
minutemen - black sheep
charged gbh - no survivors
iron maiden - the trooper
the exploited - mucky pup
descendents - i don't want to grow up
subhumans - oh canaduh
ramones - now i wanna sniff some glue
killing joke - we have joy
the stooges - real cool time
dry heaves - portable
the diodes - behind those eyes
the cramps - garbageman
the slits - spend spend spend
dead 60s - ghostfaced killer
bad brains - big take over
the ordinary boys - little bitch
dead kennedys - let's lynch the landlord
red hot chili peppers - police helicopter
faith no more - a small victory
the dickies - the banana splits (tra la la song)
the didjits - plate in my head
minor threat - salad days
gallows & lethal bizzle - staring at the rude bois
d.o.a. - the prisoner
forgotten rebels - surfin' on heroin
manic street preachers - repeat
feeder - helium
angelic upstarts - police oppression
anit-nowhere league - streets of london
slaughter & the dogs - situations

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. July 24/10

With the 2010 Mercury Prize shortlist being announced this week, we take a look at almost all of the finalists. Not bad, 11 of 12 finalists have been played on this show. But, there are some glaring omissions from the list.
This prize has been under scrutiny for years for some of their shortlist finalists and winners. Consider that Blur, Oasis, Verve & Radiohead all have been nominated but never won. They are responsible for some of the most influential albums of the last 15 years, not to mention sales numbers. In fact, Damon Albarn has become so disillusioned with the prize that he has withdrawn one of his albums (Gorillaz debut) and not allowed any other of his albums to be even nominated.
This year is no different. My question is where is the electronic album? That must be The XX nod. After all they did nominate 3 indie-folk albums instead of a traditional folk album.
With that, the blogosphere is alight with the omissions of their favourite albums. So in that spirit here's the albums I think they overlooked;

We Have Band - WHB (perfect electronic representative)
These New Puritans - Hidden (maybe the title confused the
Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History (just because I love it)
Lonelady - Nerve Up (sorry Laura M. but a more deserving album)
Nedry - Condors (inventive, fusing indie and dubstep to perfection)

With that field of finalists, I think The XX are shoe-ins. But they have gone leftfield for a winner in multiple previous years, so who knows.
Who's your pic or what albums do you think they missed. Post them I'd love to see them.

Next week will be another installment of Rewind! I'm thinking lots of 80s and 90s new wave and indie bands this time around. What do you think?
Then stick around for a special guest host on Earwax at midnight, ME!
Alex has a previous engagement so he asked me to bring my unique choices and share them with you. There will be lots of stuff I don't get to play on a British themed show.
So tune in next Saturday night for both shows.

delphic - this momentary
mia - space
the bees - silver line
larsen b - marilyn
yu(c)k - daughter
stornoway - i saw you blink
broken social scene - art house director

2010 Mercury Prize Finalists
the xx - basic space
dizzee rascal - bonkers feat. armand van helden
wild beasts - we still got the taste dancing on our tongues
corinne bailey rae - feels like the first time
biffy clyro - that golden rule
paul weller - 7 & 3 is the strikers name
mumford & sons - the cave
foals - this orient
laura marling - devil's spoke
villagers - the pact (i'll be your fever)
i am kloot - i still do
(plus kit downes trio not played)

still corners - endless summer
visions of trees - sometimes it kills
cymbals - summer job
teen daze - saviour
the clientele - jerry
fran healy - buttercups
sky larkin - still windmills
liechtenstein - passion for water
solar bears - crystalline (be again)
arcade fire - month of may
weird dreams - hurt so bad
fjord rowboat - we both know
polka party - korean cinema
renaissance dolls - simone
states of emotion - the unsung
school of seven bells - windstorm

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. July 17/10

We're in a "New Yorkshire State Of Mind" tonight, actually a Yorkshire State Of Mind, Leeds to be exact. Leeds bands are near and dear to our hearts here at Cowboys & Indies. Played quite a few Leeds bands tonight, some on purpose and some by accident. Maybe a future Rewind! show should be Leeds based. Hmmmm that's an idea, could easily do Manchester & Liverpool too.
There will be a Rewind! coming soon (just a regular one, no theme yet), so stay tuned for details.

Featured a few cover versions tonight. The BRMC and Duke Spirit plus more can be downloaded for free at
The Kills and The Shins plus more can be downloaded for free at

school of seven bells - camarilla
marina & the diamonds - mowgli's road
frankie & the heartstrings - needle in the camel's eye (brian eno cover)
the kills - pale blue eyes (velvet underground cover)
black rebel motorcycle club - dirty old town (pogues cover)
the duke spirit - if the kids are united (sham 69 cover)
the shins - goodbye girl (squeeze cover)
renaissance dolls - simone
kaiser chiefs - i predict a riot
the jon cohen experience - lucky number seven
stars - i died so i could haunt you
chapel club - the shore
young legionnaire - colossus
----lp session #1 adam franklin & bolts of melody "i could sleep for a thousand years"
adam franklin & bolts of melody - yesterday has gone forever
adam franklin & bolts of melody - carousel city
adam franklin & bolts of melody - spent bullets
adam franklin & bolts of melody - sinking ships
sky larkin - still windmills
allo darlin' - woody allen
tender trap - do you want a boyfriend?
cineplexx - tiger trap w/ duglas t. stewart
this many boyfriends - i should be a communist
the coral - more than a lover
richard ashcroft & united nations of sound - born again
the joy formidable - austere
futureheads - stop the noise
bear driver - wolves
the kiara elles - switch the beat
model horror - folio
----lp session #2 feeder "renegades"
feeder - white lines
feeder - sentimental
feeder - barking dogs
betty & the werewolves - euston station
josie & the lovecats - my heart's an idiot
professor green & lily allen - just be good to green
fjord rowboat - cottonwood glacier

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. July 10/10

Not to much to say this week other than "I'm melting!" I know you don't want to hear anyone complaining about the heat/humidity, but I work in it. It was over 100 degrees 4 times this week at work. Enough! I'm done. Stick the fork in and

After England's dismal (at times) performance, the Cup couldn't have worked out a better final. I think orange it shall be today, since the three lions are out.

steve mason - the letter
the villagers - becoming a jackal
i am arrows - green grass
get cape, wear cape, fly - morning light
bombay bicycle club - ivy & gold
florence & the machine - heavy in your arms
2.54 - creeping
blanche hudson weekend - let me go
autolux - supertoys
80s matchbox b-line disaster - i hate the blues
this many boyfriends - i don't like you (cuz you don't like the pastels)
tender trap - counting the hours
veronica falls - beachy head
the vaselines - i hate the 80s
----lp session #1 the coral "butterfly house"
the coral - roving jewel
the coral - she's comin' around
the coral - north parade
the coral - into the sun
young rebel set - won't get up again
best coast - boyfriend
wintersleep - terrible man
tokyo police club - not sick
kula shaker - peter pan r.i.p.
the bluetones - carry me home
divine comedy - can you stand upon one leg
othello woolf - doorstep
mystery jets - it's too late to talk
memoryhouse - sleep patterns
----lp session #2 the pipettes "earth vs the pipettes"
the pipettes - i need a little time
the pipettes - ain't no talkin'
the pipettes - finding my way
delays - may 45
the bees - there are the ghosts (request)
field music - clear water
young galaxy - the buzz in my flesh

Monday, July 5, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. July 3/10

Sad news to start;
The creator of the man with the biggest head in showbusiness, Frank Sidebottom, has died.
Sidebottom was the bulbous-headed alter-ego of comedian and musician Chris Sievey,
who eclipsed the fame of his creator. Sievey, 54, died June 21 after
collapsing at his home in Hale, Greater Manchester, where he was recovering from
surgery for a tumour on his chest.
In honour, we open with two tracks, one from his first band and one from his alter ego.

Also, we have two sets to celebrate the independence holidays of Canada and the US this weekend.

the freshies - i'm in love with the girl on a certain manchester megastore checkout desk
frank sidebottom - three shirts on the line (live)
hurts - better than love
the shills - sweet inertia
fiction - curiosity
elephants - strong arms
klaxons - echoes
sunday girl - four floors
kele - on the lam
totally enormous extinct dinosaur - garden
stars - we don't want your body
teen daze - saviour
meligrove band - halflight
tokyo police club - bambi
----lp session #1 delays "star tiger, star ariel"
delays - the lost estate
delays - shanghaied
delays - in brilliant sunshine
delays - moment gone
frankie & the heartstrings - want you back
wave pictures - sweetheart
the coral - 1000 years
bombay bicycle club - ivy & gold
safari - quicksand
club smith - causing doubt
everything everything - schoolin'
wild palms - deep dive
tame impala - why don't you make up your mind?
gemma ray - ghost on the highway
----lp session #2 allo darlin' "allo darlin"
allo darlin' - silver dollars
allo darlin' - let's go swimming
allo darlin' - my heart is a drummer
wild nothing - my angel lonely
minks - funeral song
burnt ones - gonna listen to t. rex (all night long)
procedure club - slut fossil

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Monthly Indiessential Chart for June 2010

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. FLASHOVER Klaxons (Polydor)

2. SCHOOLIN’ Everything Everything (Polydor)

3. DREAMING OF ANOTHER WORLD Mystery Jets (Beggars Banquet)

4. SUSAN RODE THE CYCLONE (LP) Wave Pictures (Acuarela)

5. THE NIGHTS ARE COLD Camera Obscura (4AD)

6. LOVELESS UNBELIEVER (LP) The School (Elefant)

7. QUICKSAND EP Safari (This Playground)

8. THE PROCESS EP Club Smith (All Sorted !?!)

9. THE BOXER (LP) Kele Okereke (Polydor)

10. EXISTENCE (LP) Detroit Social Club (Polydor)

11. BECOMING A JACKAL (LP) Villagers (Domino)

12. BEACHY HEAD Veronica Falls (No Pain In Pop)

13. SOUVENIR EP The Blueskies (Banquet Records)

14. II (LP) Crystal Castles (Fiction)

15. UNSUNG Delays (Lookout Mountain)

16. ORDER FROM THE CHAOS (LP) My Luminaries (Josaka/Cottage Inust)

17. SACRIFICE (LP) Teenagersintokyo (Backyard Recordings)

18. SILENT SCREAM EP The Cinematics (Indigo)

19. DO YOU WANT A BOYFRIEND? Tender Trap (Fortuna Pop)

20. THE FAIRYTALE ENDING The Boy Least Likely To (Republic Of Music)

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

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. June 26/10 - Glastonbury Special

I decided during the week to have a little special Glastonbury show. As I went through the line-up I realized that this show would resemble half regular show and half Rewind! show.
Plus it gave me the freedom to play artists that I would not have other wise been able to play. I really dug that Gorillaz/Souljazz Orchestra/Stevie Wonder/Kode 9 set. I was groovin'.
It turned out to be the best show I have done in weeks from a behind the scenes production point of view. Sometimes a show that sounds great over the radio or the interwebs is a pain behind the scenes as things go wrong. It happens. But this one was great. Hope you enjoyed it.
We open with the classic festival song in the UK;

pulp - sorted for e's & wizz
steve mason - all come down
the bees - chicken payback
the crazy world of arthur brown - fire
detroit social club - chemistry
two door cinema club - i can talk
gang of four - natural's not in it
the beat - can't get used to losing you
levellers - far from home
gorillaz - on melancholy hill (she is danger remix)
souljazz orchestra - state terrorism
stevie wonder - boogie on reggae woman
kode 9 - you don’t' wash (dub)
the big pink - dominoes
the drums - best friend
tegan & sara - red bell
nick lowe - i knew the bride (when she used to rock 'n' roll)
new model army - stupid questions
the stranglers - retro rockets
foals - this orient
mystery jets - the girl is gone
billy bragg - a new england
louis eliot & the embers - head held high
ellie goulding - starry eyed
crystal castles - celestica
villagers - the pact (i'll be your fever)
broken social scene - forced to love
wild beasts - the devil's crayon
the woodentops - everyday living (adrian sherwood mix)
tony allen - alutere
goldheart assembly - under the waterway
broken bells - your head is on fire
the national - anyone's ghost
delphic - counterpoint
we have band - you came out
the joy formidable - 9669

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. June 19/10

foals - miami
delphic - halcyon
the coral - 1000 years
bubblegum lemonade - caroline's radio
i am arrows - green grass
villagers - ship of promises
club smith - the green room
delays - unsung
young galaxy - invisible republic
mystery jets - show me the light
mystery jets - lady gray
metric - waves
martha & the muffins - danseparc (everyday it's tomorrow)
crystal castles - baptism
----lp session #1 kele okereke "the boxer"
kele okereke - on the lam
kele okereke - the other side
kele okereke - yesterday
this many boyfriends - i don't like you (cuz you don't like the pastels)
the vaselines - i hate the 80s
bromheads - blinkers on
airship - algebra
the pipettes - call me
cha-cha - cherokee
the moons - it's taking over
noisettes - ever fallen in love
feeder - call out
the like - release me
----lp session #2 teenagersintokyo "sacrifice"
teenagersintokyo - new day
teenagersintokyo - long walk home
teenagersintokyo - talk to the fire
the pains of being pure at heart - say no to love
my luminaries - welcome to the family
safari - folio
we have band - oh!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. June 12/10

So the World Cup is under way. England's first match disappointing only in the way the goal wen in. Result was not devastating. They created many chances, 2-3 really good ones. Makes the group some work now, which is good. Besides anyone who thought the Americans were going to be a cakewalk were sadly mistaken. They're overated but still a quality side. Here's to a week of great football.
We'll be opening up up each show during the World Cup with some footie songs.
Oh yeah Monday is the most important day of the year, so celebrate

the squad - three lions 2010
rooney tunes - engerland (fabio the daddyo)
the orchids - she's my girl
the lodger - the end of the affair
peter parker - pretty living
camera obscura - the nights are cold
safari - quicksand
all the damn kids - echoes
klaxons - flashover
crystal castles - suffocation
insect guide - wasted
the radio dept. - memory loss
gemma ray - rosemary's baby vs drunken butterfly
hot hot heat - implosionatic
----lp session the wave pictures "susan rode the cyclone"
the wave pictures - sweetheart
the wave pictures - i just want to be your friend
the wave pictures - marie again
the wave pictures - susan rode the cyclone
shit browne - electronics
two door cinema club - this is the life
paul weller - aim high
kate nash - pickpocket
my luminaries - parasol
mystery jets - dreaming of another world
the rags - a national light
les cox (sportifs) - reduction strategies
the hussy's - aftershave
stars - wasted daylight
japandroids - younger us
the shills - sweet inertia
let's buy happiness! - works better on paper
school of seven bells - babelonia
wild nothing - chinatown

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. June 5/10

The city is a mess! Streets under construction or inches of water after last nights storm. Streets closed for Red Bull Air Races and Art In The Park. Glad I'm staying at home today. In fact as I was leaving the studio last night I waded through an inch of water on the student centre floor. Nuts!
Hope everyone enjoyed the Rewind! show lat week. We'll do another one soon.
Back to business for this week;

futureheads - i can do that
joy formidable - cradle
everything everything - schoolin'
dutch uncles - the ink
eight legs - best of me
elephants - strong arms
klaxons - flashover
kele okereke - tenderoni
hurts - mother nature
we have band - honey trap
the good natured - your body is a machine
marina & the diamonds - i am not a robot
paul weller - fast car / slow traffic
peggy sue - careless talk costs lives
----lp session #1 the school """loveless unbeliever"""
the school - valentine
the school - is it true?
the school - the one who left me
the school - hoping & praying
the souvenirs - what do you know
the cinematics - mountain farm girl
farrah - swings & roundabouts
the blueskies - matthew
visions of trees - kings
school of seven bells - windstorm
kyte - you're alone tonight
delphic - this momentary
tender trap - do you want a boyfriend?
the like - release me
the neat - in youth is pleasure
----lp session #2 detroit social club """existence"""
detroit social club - northern man
detroit social club - chemistry
detroit social club - prophecy
fjord rowboat - we both know
broken social scene - chase scene
arcade fire - month of may
the acorn - on the line

Friday, June 4, 2010

Monthly Indiessential Chart for May 2010

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. BLOOD & FIRE (LP) Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster (Black)

2. TOTAL LIFE FOREVER (LP) Foals (Warner)


4. WE ARE… (LP) Cha-Cha (Pop Noodle)

5. BUTTERFLY HOUSE The Coral (The Coral)

6. THE PARSON Frank & Walters (Good Seed PR)

7. BOYS OUTSIDE (LP) Steve Mason (Double Six)

8. FLASHBACKS (LP) The Lodger (This Is Fake DIY)


10. DEEP DIVE Wild Palms (One Little Indian)

11. MY BEST FRIEND IS YOU (LP) Kate Nash (Polydor)

12. IS HE REALLY COMING HOME? The School (Elefant)

13. THE BOOKS STOP HERE All The Damn Kids (Elvis Lives)

14. KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY Black Box Recorder (BBR Records)

15. WON’T GET UP AGAIN Young Rebel Set (Our Broadcast)

16. IT’S A BEAUTIFUL LIFE (LP) Freebass (Hacienda)

17. FIVE TREES Chapel Club (Polydor)

18. WORLD WON’T WAIT Little Death (lovelittledeath)

19. LATIN (LP) Holy Fuck (XL/Young Turks)

20. RUINS O.Children (Deadly People)

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

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Rewind! show tracks for Sat. May 29/10

God I have so much fun doing these Rewind! shows. I love playing this old stuff. Makes me feel young I'd love to play some of the bigger hits in some cases, but getting in trouble makes it not worth it. Too bad. Still I hope you had as much fun listening as I did spinning them for you. We'' do i all again real soon.
Opened with a couple electronic tracks because of the DEMF going on over in Detroit. Couldn't think of a better track than Cowgirl to start the proceedings;

underworld - cowgirl
lo fidelity allstars - disco machine gun
charged gbh - city baby attacked by rats
queen - sheer heart attack (request)
king adora - bionic
echo & the bunnymen - crocodiles
rolling stones - shine a light
the mission - dream on
marion - toys for boys
tenpole tudor - wunderbar
the buggles - i am a camera
the wannadies - might be stars
haircut 100 - fantastic day
jazz butcher - spooky
nick cave & the bads seeds - deanna
siouxsie & the banshees - belladonna
loop - cinnamon girl
lowgold - counterfeit
talulah gosh - talulah gosh
toyah - echo beach
the wood children - happens everyday
farrah - terry
longview - further (request)
the beloved - hello
tears for fears - memories fade
plasterscene replicas - we can walk
the lotus eaters - the first picture of you
chapterhouse - pearl
darling - automatic
the associates - boys keep swinging
the vapours - waiting for the weekend
crashland - new perfume
teardrop explodes - pure joy
tetra splendour - pollen fever
lloyd cole - chelsea hotel

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. May 22/10

The holiday weekends are here! That's right I said weekend's" plural. Canadian holiday (Victoria Day or The May 24 as it's affectionately known) this weekend and the US Memorial Day next weekend.
So next week will be another episode of Rewind!, Cowboys & Indies retro show for lack of a better word. It is the weekend for the great Detroit Electronic Music Festival so I figured I would air an alternative to the thumping bass beats that will prevail next weekend. Just in case there are people out there who don't like or care that the DEMF is happening. Tune in next Saturday at 9:30 for the best British music of the 80s, 90s and noughts!

Now for the goods;

the joy formidable - whirring
codeine velvet club - vanity kills
camera obscura - the nights are cold
richard hawley - shallow brown feat smoke fairies
laura marling - devil's spoke
mystery jets - dreaming of another world
elephant stone - lies lies lies
the heartbreaks - come home katie
brilliant mind - leave your friends behind
delays - find a home
the coral - butterfly house
turin brakes - sea change
steve mason - the letter
wave pictures - come on daniel
----lp session 80s matchbox b-line disaster "blood & fire"
80s matchbox b-line disaster - mission from god
80s matchbox b-line disaster - riptin
80s matchbox b-line disaster - i hate the blues
80s matchbox b-line disaster - don't ask me to love you
the souvenirs - what do you know?
cha-cha - second chances
tokyo police club - wait up (boots of danger)
crystal castles - celestica
the cinematics - guernica
ideals - lungs
babeshadow - sea serpents
the foxes! - something about you
shrag - erratic fiction
miaoux miaoux - pixellated
the blueskies - royal blood
wild nothing - summer holiday
black box recorder - keep it in the family
the pipettes - stop the music
jamie lidell - big drift
frog eyes - the sensitive girls

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. May 15/10

biffy clyro - bubbles
athlete - magical mistakes
kele okereke - tenderoni
pin me down - ticking
wild palms - deep dive
exlover - wicked game
shrag - rabbit kids
hot club de paris - free the pterodactyl 3
the wave pictures - just like a drummer
little death - world won't wait
the foxes! - get me
elephant stone - strangers
hannah georgas - thick skin
---lp session #1 cha-cha "we are cha-cha"
cha-cha - cherokee
cha-cha - seventies casuality
cha-cha - flashlight
all the damn kids - echoes
team ghost - echoes
some velvet morning - how to start a revolution
teenagersintokyo - peter pan
babyshambles - side of the road
gloria cycles - vegas
florence & the machine - cosmic love
kate nash - i've got a secret
the coral - butterfly house
frank & walters - the parson
my latest novel - learning lego (request)
---lp session #2 freebass "it's a beautiful life"
freebass - not too late
freebass - world won't wait
freebass - stalingrad
ash - kamakura
new pornographers - if you can't see my mirrors
the fall - bury pts 2 + 3

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Show tracks Sat. May 8/10

I am discovering that I don't adapt to new technologies well. More so when the new technologies aren't very user friendly. I hope this isn't a sign of getting old. Because I know my eyesight reminds me of that almost

So let's say that the next episode of Rewind! will be the American Memorial holiday weekend. I know that coincides with the Detroit Electronic Music Fest but I think it will give an option for people who don't like or participate in that weekend for some quality music. So mark that date on your calendars, Cowboys & Indies Rewind! Sat. May 29/10

the lodger - welcome to my world
kate nash - take me to a higher plane
unkle - ever rest
flying lotus - …and the world laughs with you
fuck buttons - rough steez (white hot heat remix)
nedry - squid cat battle
futureheads - local man of the world
two door cinema club - come back home
pin me down - time crisis
these new puritans - 5
hurts - better than love
ac newman - take on me
cha-cha - phonographic love
the big pink - sweet dreams
----lp session #1 foals "total life forever"
foals - blue blood
foals - miami
foals - alabaster
foals - total life forever
the boy least likely to - a fairytale ending
the acorn - no ghost
wolf parade - ghost pressure
young rebel set - won't get up again
james - it's hot
viv albertine - never come
black box recorder - keep it in the family
luke haines - love letter to london
80s matchbox b-line diasater - monsieur cutts
----lp session #2 steve mason "boys outside"
steve mason - am i just a man
steve mason - i let her in
steve mason - stress position
exlovers - starlight
lonelady - early the haste comes
my sad captain - you talk all night
holy fuck - sht mtn

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. May 1/10

Hmmm, I'm thinking maybe we'll do another Rewind! soon. Keep your eyes here or your ears on the radio for the date. Sometime in May I'm thinking, there are 2 holiday weekends this month (1 Canadian & 1 American).
Here's the tracks for another great show, if I do say so

the courteeners - last of the ladies
doves - black & white town
fuck buttons - olympians (spaceman vs the olympians remix)
holy fuck - stilettos
archie bronson outfit - you have a right to a mountain wife
divorce - the 29 steps to achieve personal actualism
codeine velvet club - i am the resurrection
the frank & walters - the parson
the minotaurs - anyone who had a heart
allo darlin' - dreaming
yuck - suicide policeman
the eighties matchbox b-line disaster - love turns to hate
all the damn kids - the books stop here
----lp session the lodger "flashbacks"
the lodger - time to wait
the lodger - welcome to my world
the lodger - lost
the lodger - stand up!
hurts - better than love
monarchy - the phoenix alive
editors - last day
interpol - lights
futureheads - bricks & stones
foals - this orient
two door cinema club - something good can work
kate nash - take me to a higher plane
steve mason - lost & found
united nations of sound - third eye (columbus circle)
goldheart assembly - king of rome
louis eliot & the embers - 25th of the 12th
chapel club - five trees
o children - ruins
frog eyes - the sensitive girls
hannah georgas - bang bang you're dead

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Monthly Indiessential Chart for April 2010

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. POPINJAY The Joy Formidable (The Joy Formidable)


3. FOOL’S DAY Blur (Parlophone)

4. WHB (LP) We Have Band (Naive)

5. THE CHAOS (LP) Futureheads (Nul/Dovecote)

6. KISS THE SUN EP Detroit Social Club (Polydor)

7. DEAD WAVES (LP) Kyte (Kids)

8. ADMISSION (LP) Black Swan Effect (Real World)


10. LIAR, MY DEAR The Heartbreaks (Seven Sevens)

11. FOUND LOVE IN A GRAVEYARD Veronica Falls (Trouble)

12. STOP THE MUSIC The Pipettes (Fortuna Pop)

13. NERVE UP (LP) Lonelady (Warp)

14. CONDORS (LP) Nedry (Monotreme)

15. PIN ME DOWN (LP) Pin Me Down (Animalized)

16. THE FELLOWSHIP Cha-Cha (Pop Noodle)

17. GHOST TRAIN Summer Camp (Republic Of Music)

18. FOSSILS & OTHER PHANTOMS (LP) Peggy Sue (Wichita)

19. ARE YOU LISTENING? Bleech (bleechmusic)

20. OUT OF TIME NewIslands (youWILLBEfollowing)

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

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Apr. 24/10

Cowboys & Indies is the 2010 Jammy Award winner for Best Indie/Alternative show on CJAM.
Thanks to all of you who voted. After all these years, it still feels great to win! Sorry I couldn't make it to the awards presentation. But I have figured out that when I go, we lose and I don't go, we
Actually, there is no second thing, except for this:

new young pony club - we want to
gorillaz - on melancholy hill
blur - fools day
ellie goulding - guns and horses
laura marling - blackberry stone
monster movie - help me make it right
nedry - where the dead birds go
the old gits - dreams of a million men
tenpole tudor - swords of a thousand men
bedouin soundclash - midnight rockers
broken social scene - all to all
veronica falls - beachy head
disappearers - everything straight lies
summer camp - ghost train
----lp session #1 kyte "dead waves"
kyte - the smoke saves lives
kyte - your alone tonight
kyte - fear from death
kyte - strangest words and pictures
doves - andalucia
biffy clyro - that golden rule
reef - good feeling
black swan effect - rat in a cage
the school - is he really coming home?
cha-cha - the fellowship
the heartbreaks - liar, my dear
the shimmer - crash
----lp session #2 pin me down "pin me down"
pin me down - treasure hunter
pin me down - oh my goodness
pin me down - meet the selkirks
mystery jets - flash a hungry smile
the lodger - have a little faith in people
we have band - you came out
rolling stones - plundered my soul

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Apr. 17/10 Record Store Day

To celebrate we played a bunch of tracks that Scott & I had discovered (been exposed to) while working in 2 of Windsor's finest independent record stores. The show resembled a Rewind! show except for the fact that were new exclusive Record Store tracks from Blur and The Cribs. The Editors made it to impossible for the masses to enjoy their exclusive. I guess their pleased with only a 1000 people hearing their track. The show could have gone on for hours. But once again we ran out of time.

blur - fool's day
the cribs - so hot now
the top - no. 1 dominator
1000 violins - locked out of the love-in
gloss - lonely in paris
the snapdragons - dole boys on futons
warm jets - never never
lucy show - a million things
secret shine - honey sweet
a drop in the gray - all the same
airhead - i might fall
the young offenders - that’s why we lose control
early years - all ones & zeros
the armoury show - we are brave again
ups and downs - the living kind
a house - call me blue
breeding ground - this time tomorrow
easterhouse - whistling in the dark
salad - drink the elixir
january - i heard myself in you
the loft - why does the rain?
octopus - your smile
my vitriol - always your way
biff bang pow! - someone stole my wheels
bennet - mum's gone to iceland
laugh - paul mccartney
world of twist - she's a rainbow
bridewell taxis - just good friends
urusei yatsura - eastern youth
cub - little star
mainstream - privilege
close lobsters - just too bloody stupid
scott 4 - lefturno
thurman - she's a man

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Apr. 10/10

Time is running out on voting for The 2010 CJAM Jammy Awards. So keep voting for us till they tell you to Here's the link again to make it easier for you;
Thanks to you all for voting!

Nest weeks show will be a special show to commemorate International Record Store Day.
Scott & I, veterans of Windsor's record stores, will be picking our fave tracks/artists that we found while working in record stores. It will be a version of the Rewind! series except that there will be a couple of new tracks featured. Editors and Blur (hopefully) are releasing special songs for Record Store Day.

By know you've heard that Malcolm McLaren passed away from his battle with cancer on Thursday. He left his mark on British pop culture with contributions in music and fashion.
We open the show some of his musical contributions;

malcolm mclaren - soweto
bow wow wow - go wild in the country
sex pistols - new york
slow club - giving up on love
lonelady - early the haste comes
teenage fanclub - baby lee
blood red shoes - it is happening again
archie bronson outfit - bite it & believe it
little death - violent sea
male bonding - year's not long
detroit social club - kiss the sun
three trapped tigers - 11
----lp session #1 we have band "whb"
we have band - buffet
we have band - love, what you doing?
we have band - hero knows
the heartbreaks - liar, my dear
cha-cha - the fellowship
the lodger - have a little faith in people
lovers love haters - dead end trail
stars - fixed
bleech - are you listening?
joy formidable - popinjay
holy fuck - latin america
these new puritans - hologram
newislands - out of time
class actress - journal of ardency
----lp session #2 peggy sue "fossils and other phantoms"
peggy sue - long division blues
peggy sue - careless talk costs lives
peggy sue - febuary snow
team ghost - colors in time
rose elinor dougall - find me out
codeine velvet club - vanity kills

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Show tracks for Sat. Apr. 3/10

Don't forget that Jammy voting is almost over, please go to and vote for Cowboys & Indies.

Special show announcement!
Record Store Day is April 17, 2010. So we will present a special edition of Cowboys & Indies. Since Scott & I are veterans of record stores here in Windsor, we will pick some of our favourite bands/artists that we discovered while working in a record store. Basically, the show will resemble another installment of Rewind!

I guess the big news in the British Indie/alternative world this week was the announcement of The Libertines re-uniting for summer festivals. That is if Pete can stay out of trouble/jail until then.
So we open the show with a couple Libertines tracks:

the libertines - don't look back into the sun
the libertines - i get along (original version)
the courteeners - cross my heart and hope to fly
athlete - the unknown
monster movie - in the morning
biffy clyro - whorses
hotrats - queen bitch
the school - is he really coming home?
the moons - torn between two
paul weller - wake up the nation
archie bronson outfit - wild strawberries
codeine velvet club - i would send you roses
the pipettes - stop the music
lovers love haters - sitting still
diamond rings - wait and see
----lp session #1 black swan effect "admission"
black swan effect - falling down
black swan effect - sick
black swan effect - winter sun
black swan effect - please
sunshine underground - we've always been your friends
minotaurs - witches
goldhawks - where in the world
the targets - wake up
kyte - ihnfsa
bonobo - kong
lonelady - army
slow club - let's fall back in love
ou est la swimming pool - these new knights
gold blood - don't waste my time
----lp session #2 futureheads "the chaos"
futureheads - the chaos
futureheads - stop the noise
futureheads - this is the life
futureheads - the baron
buzzcocks - autonomy
buzzcocks - a different kind of tension

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monthly Indiessential Chart for March 2010

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. Tourist History (LP) ... Two Door Cinema Club (Kitsune/V2 Co-op)
2. The Winter Of Mixed Drinks (LP) ... Frightened Rabbit (Fat Cat)
3. Plastic Beach (LP) ... Gorillaz (EMI)
4. Heartbeat Song ... Futureheads (Nul)
5. The Loss EP ... Club Smith (All Sorted!?!)
6. The Optimist (LP) ... New Young Pony Club (The Numbers)
7. Wolves & Thieves (LP) ... Goldheart Assembly (Fierce Panda)
8. Georgia ... Yuck (Transparent)
9. The Last Place You'll Look EP ... We Were Promised Jetpacks (Fat Cat)
10. Outbursts (LP) ... Turin Brakes (Cooking Vinyl)
11. The Law Of Large Numbers (LP) ... Emma Pollock (Chemikal Underground)
12. Lights (LP) ... Ellie Goulding (Polydor)
13. Thieving Magpie ... The ABC Club (Things To Make & Do)
14. And Then We Saw Land (LP) ... Tunng (Full Time Hobby)
15. Fire Like This (LP) ... Blood Red Shoes (V2/Co-op)
16. Grappling Hooks (LP) ... North Atlantic Oscillation (K-Scope)
17. And The Kookabura EP ... Screaming Maldini (Alcopop)
18. Life On Earth (LP) ... The Moons (Acid Jazz)
19. ...Are The Roaring Night (LP) ... Besnard Lakes (Jagjaguwar)
20. The Noyelle Beat (LP) ... Standard Fare (Thee SPC/Melodic)

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