Sweet Static

Yes, another mp3 blog. Trying to share what I like with the world. The music here is for sampling only and are up for a limited time. It's simple really you see. If you like the music then go out and support the artists. Buy a cd/mp3/eight track, make a request on radio, see them live, tell others about it. This way this wonderful medium hopefully won't be stomped on.

Location: Windsor, Ont, Canada

Sweet Static is an mp3 blog that allows me to share the music I love and also to point out other cool things around the internet that catch my attention. It is also a place where I can talk about my radio show by the same name, now on Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on CJAM 91.5 FM in Windsor, Ontario. Got something I should hear? Email me at sweetstatic @ gmail.com. All comments left here are emailed to my inbox, so you can get a hold of me that way also. You can also follow the show/me on twitter at sweetstaticcjam.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

The Anti-Hit List for July 22

Better late then never here is a review of John Sakamoto's Anti-Hit List for July 22.

Going to start off with Sakamoto pointing out a Jay Bennett song, "Survey The Damage" that he had up on his Myspace page but is now gone. There are a couple of tracks from his upcoming album, The Magnificent Defeat, up and a demo as well. I've like Bennett for a while so I'm really interested in this album.

Up next is a Scottish band called Edgar Prais. Don't know much about them but they are really fun the couple of songs I've listened to on their Myspace page. Definitely worth checking out the song they have for download below.

Edgar Prais-"Pop Song '93"

Lastly I'll cover Lozninger. According to Sakamoto he's in a band called Oslo Telescopic and this is his solo project. Really nice mellow music. He recommends all the songs on his Myspace page but singles out "The Rules". But there are also a ton of songs up on his regular page to download and here are a couple.

Lozninger-"Sunday (I Will Play)"
Lozninger-"(Too Much) Confusion"

That's all for me recapping. The rest of his list includes Alexi Murdoch, Charlie Parker w/Miles Davis and mash-ups including Nelly Furtado vs. Bon Jovi, Thom Yorke vs. Kelly Clarkson and Bruce Springsteen vs. Beverley Knight. To read the whole Anti-Hit List you can go here.

The Anti-Hit List for July 29

Yes I still have July 22's Anti-Hit List to review but I'm going to start with the latest edition of John Sakamoto's Anti-Hit List.

Going to start off with a band called Headlights out of Illinois. I have never heard of them but I really like the song they have for download and that Sakamoto singled out. "TV" is a really good song and is from their album Kill Them with Kindness out on Polyvinyl. You can the song below...


Next up is a mash-up of Guns N' Roses and Foo Fighters mixing "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Times Like These" done by Synchronoize. Sometimes these mashes make me wonder how these people figure things out. You don't think stuff will work and then they somehow always do.

Guns N' Roses vs Foo Fighters-"Sweet Times Of Mine"

Next up is the return of Toronto's The Golden Dogs. They have a new album coming out in August on True North and have four songs from it up on their Myspace page to download. You can check out this one (or go to the page and check out all four)

The Golden Dogs-"Never Meant Any Harm"

Cutting this short so I can go do last week's list. Other stuff on this week's list include Scissor Sisters, Billy And The Lost Boys and Pure Reason Revolutions. To check out the whole list go here.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Sweet Static Playlist 7/28

You can listen to Sweet Static, every Friday from 10:30am to noon on 91.5 FM in Windsor/Detroit. Or you can tune in on the internet at
-http://cjam.ca, under listen or
-opening a url on whatever player you use and put in

New and improved broadband stream from the station, as well as the original lo-fi stream.

The show is archived for a month at http://web2.uwindsor.ca/cjam/nvd_mp3.php with a new, easier to navigate layout.

With this week being Windsor Pride this week's show is my annual Pride tribute show with music from gay artists and gay themed music. Didn't have time to get my usual full list (hence no Magnetic Fields) but that's ok.

as always...

cc-canadian content
*-in rotation
mp3-from an mp3 blog

shapes and sizes-I am cold from self-titled album (asthmatic kitty-2006) cc *
the hylozoists-elementary particles from la fin du monde (boompa-2006) cc *
the go! team-huddle formation from thunder, lightning, strike (columbia-2005)
run with the kittens-cleveland is closed from self-titled album (indie-2006) cc * mp3
golden smog-I can from another fine day (lost highway-2006) *
patterson hood-belinda carlisle diet from killers and stars (new west-2004)
barzin-just more drugs from my life in rooms (weewerk-2005) cc
johnny cash-like the 309 from american v: a hundred highways (lost highway-2006) *

annual tribute to windsor pride
gentleman reg-all my love from darby & joan (three gut-2004) cc
the hidden cameras-worms cannot swim nor can they walk from ecce homo (evil evil-2001) cc
the hidden cameras from the smell of our own (evil evil-2003) cc
-golden streams
-the man that I am with my man
the hidden cameras-music is my boyfriend from mississauga goddam (evil evil-2004)
final fantasy-this is the dream of win & regine from has a good home (blocks-2005) cc
rufus wainwright-april fools from self-titled album (dream works-1998) cc
bob mould-paralyzed from body of song (yep roc-2005)
rheostatics-queer from the whale music concert (zunior-2004) cc

yellow wood-if you ever need a friend from self-titled ep 2 (indie-2006) cc *
bonnie prince billy-god's small song from the letting go ep (drag city-2006) *

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Canadian Campus Radio Charts For July 25

Here are the weekly Canadian campus radio charts for July 25 from Earshot, the offical publication of the NCRA.

Here now is the national top ten.

1 Thom Yorke The Eraser XL
2 Sonic Youth Rather Ripped Geffen
3 The Bicycles The Good The Bad And The Cuddly Fuzzy Logic
4 Mstrkrft The Looks Last Gang
5 Vancougar Losin' It! Scratch
6 Cut Chemist The Audience's Listening Warner
7 Hylozoists La Fin Du Monde Boompa
8 Peaches Impeach My Bush XL
9 Tapes 'N Tapes The Loon Ibid
10 Nouvelle Vague Bande A Part Justin Time

To see the entire national chart you can go here.

Of course followed by the CJAM (my home station) chart.

1 Johnny Cash American V: A Hundred Highways American
2 Nina Simone Little Girl Blue Fuel 2000
3 Golden Smog Another Fine Day Lost Highway
4 Wire Pink Flag Pink Flag
5 Mr. Lif Mo' Mega Definitive Jux
6 Various The Kings Of Jazz BBE
7 Thom Yorke The Eraser XL
8 The Knife Silent Shout Mute
9 Various Spiked! The Punk Rebellion Live True North
10 Massive Attack Collected Virgin

To see the entire CJAM chart you can go here.

Drive-By Truckers Update

Been awhile since I posted anything on the Truckers and after I got the latest email from the band I thought I'd post what Patterson Hood has to say about touring with The Black Crowes, what he's been into on the road and what's up for the band in the near future.

With that here you go...

DISPATCH FROM THE ROAD: July 23 2006 - Boston

Greetings from Boston (or actually the back parking lot of some amphitheater somewhere outside of Boston).
Tour is going fine and dandy.
Homesick for my family (we all are) as we're weeks past our 3 week law with a few more left to go.
The tour is going well for us, in that we've covered a lot of ground, some familiar and some new, everyone has been super nice to us.
The Black Crowes band and crew couldn't be a more swell bunch of folks and we've been shown hospitality at every turn.
We play 40 minute (rigidly timed) set, early as hell as a very sober audience walks into the arena.
Not exactly rockstarshit, but it beats sacking groceries and waiting tables (two jobs I'm only barely qualified to do, but have done for years at times).
It's made us a tighter band than ever and our upcoming fall tour will be the payoff for all this pent up ROCK.
(Richmond and DC last weekend gave us a glimpse of what lye ahead).

FALL TOUR is about to be announced (if it hasn't already).
I know it will involve shows (a long time in coming) with our good friend BOBBY BARE JR.
We've played together occasionally in the past and I've long been a big fan and look forward to some hang time.
(Congratulations on the beautiful new addition to your family Bobby).
I also hear it will involve some long awaited dates with our very close friends THE DRAMS.
Three of those guys were in Slobberbone, whose history has been so tangled with ours since our beginnings.
The new band is even better and their new album is out any day now. A fine fucking album and a must have for discerning fans of well written well played Rock and Roll.

Otherwise I've been keeping myself busy writing for several different projects.

Wading through the Rockin' Bones Box Set of 50's punk which is already my favorite new box set since the fabulous Faces set 2 years ago.
Watching the Dylan No Direction Home documentary, reading the Conversations With Tom Petty book (looking forward to his new album tuesday),
watching the news and frothing at the mouth at the tragic absurdity that passes for world policy,
Watching PJ Harvey DVD, Network, We Jam Econo (Minutemen Doc. DVD), and Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol 2.
Also read Phillip Roth's Everyman, which is the finest fiction I've read this year. A beautiful and haunting book.

Still digging The Gnarles Barkley, on a big Bowie Alladin Sane kick, Neko Case's new album (my favorite so far this year along with Centro-Matic's latest). and loving the new album by a Nashville band called Glossary.
Watch out for them.

Neil Young selected Jason's song Dress Blues to be placed on his website .
I think its the finest song Jason has written yet and probably my favorite song this year.

World of Hurt is #1 on Rolling Stone.com
I'm not quite sure what that means, but I'm happy for that song to get noticed, as I probably feel stronger about that one than anything I've written since The Living Bubba. I think its a hit whether it sells or not, but what do I know?

We're close to announcing a massive Nuci's Space Benefit for late in the year.
They are our #1 cause and pet local charity. If you're not familiar with them or what they do check out http://www.nuci.org/ and see for yourself.
What they are trying to do in Athens GA should serve as a prototype for something that should spring up in every town with a music or arts scene.

THANKS again to everyone out there who has come early to catch our sets. Thanks to our friends back home for providing so much moral support and help for our families.

We look forward to seeing you soon.
Patterson Hood
Drive-By truckers

It's great to hear that the band will be touring on their own in the fall. The chance to see them in a sweaty club for two plus hours it what I've been waiting for.

Also gives me a chance to post the cover of them playing "Hey Ya!" thanks to archive.org.

Drive-By Truckers-"Hey Ya!"

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Move Kevin Smith/Joel Siegel

Well yesterday I watched Clerks II and must say that it is a great movie. If you're a fan of Kevin Smith hopefully you'll get out and see the movie.

Anyways a couple of days ago I posted on the battle between Kevin Smith and Good Morning America's Joel Siegel. Well thanks to the folks at The Opie and Anthony Show they've posted video of the exchange on YouTube and here it is.

Nothing new here but the look on Smith's face is pretty funny.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Sweet Static Playlist 7/21

You can listen to Sweet Static, every Friday from 10:30am to noon on 91.5 FM in Windsor/Detroit. Or you can tune in on the internet at
-http://cjam.ca, under listen or
-opening a url on whatever player you use and put in

New and improved broadband stream from the station, as well as the original lo-fi stream.

The show is archived for a month at http://web2.uwindsor.ca/cjam/nvd_mp3.php with a new, easier to navigate layout.

as always...

cc-canadian content
*-in rotation
mp3-from an mp3 blog

detective kalita-grease the streets from the michael parks (kelp-2006) cc *
the bicycles-ghost town from the good the bad and the cuddly (fuzzy logic-2006) cc *
the polyphonic spree-section 14 (two thousand places) from together we're heavy (hollywood-2004)
camera obscura-I need all the friends I can get from let's get out of this country (merge-2006) *
rhume-soleil moonfrye from jeu de puissance (kelp-2002) cc
the band-it makes no difference from the best of across the great divide (capitol-1994)
wilco-via chicago from kicking television: live in chicago (nonesuch-2005)
drive-by truckers-space city from a blessing and a curse (new west-2006) *
golden smog-shooting star from on golden smog (crackpot-1992)
golden smog from another fine day (lost highway-2006) *
-long time ago
-frying pan eyes
rae spoon & rodney decroo-gin train from trucker's memorial (northern electric-2006) cc *
orillia opry-I live in a loft like an osprey (ships at night-2006) cc *
ron leary-years from theroadinbetween (bootbrush-2006) cc *
rheostatics-when winter comes from the whale music concert, 1992 (zunior-2004) cc
gnarles barkley-smiley faces from st elsewhere (downtown-2006) *
pearl jam-bugs from vitalogy (sony-1994)
ben folds five-battle of who could care less from whatever and ever amen (sony-1997)
the handsome family w/the rivet gang-eleanor rigby from revolver reloaded (mojo-2006)
tapes 'n tapes-in houston from the loon (xl-2006) *
tim o'reagan-plaything from self-titled album (lost highway-2006) *

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Clerks II: The War With The Critic

With Friday's big release for Clerks II (well at least for me it's big and I've tried not to whore the movie too much lately) a big fight has started with Good Morning America movie critic Joel Siegel.

Monday night was a press screening in New York for the movie. Siegel was upset with some of the content and according to witnesses did this, "Siegel bellowed to his fellow critics “Time to go!'’ and “This is the first movie I’ve walked out of in 30 fucking years!"

So with this Smith went over his displeasure with this, not him leaving the movie which he understands, but over how he did it. You can read Smith's entire rant on this over here. Bottomline though is that he says Siegel was unproffessional (although Smith says it better with more humor but then again I'm just trying to paraphrase)

So of course it got picked up by the media, including the New York Post who interviewed Siegel and he said, "It was so foul and mean and repulsive. I finally realized I could not say anything positive . . . I wasn't ready for this kind of smut . . . I hope he doesn't make any more movies."

Well then this morning Smith was on the Opie and Anthony Show and they were able to get Siegel on the phone. It's a wierd little conversation and as Smith described it later, "What follows is pretty fucking entertaining radio and a fascinating insight into the hubris that comes with being the “punny” movie critic on “Good Morning America”."

To hear the whole interview go here.

Kevin Smith vs. Joel Siegel from the Opie and Anthony Show

For complete coverage of this and everything that's going on with Clerks II, I recommend heading over to News Askew.

Friday is the big day. I'll be there nice and early to watch it.

Canadian Campus Radio Charts For July 18

Here is this week's Canadian campus radio chart from Earshot, the official publication of the NCRA.

1 Sonic Youth Rather Ripped Geffen
2 Peaches Impeach My Bush XL
3 Mstrkrft The Looks Last Gang
4 Camera Obscura Let's Get Out Of This Country Merge
5 Vancougar Losin' It! Scratch
6 Various Jamaica To Toronto : Soul, Funk And Reggae 1967-1974 Light In The Attic
7 Thom Yorke The Eraser XL
8 Hylozoists La Fin Du Monde Boompa
9 The Paper Cranes The Paper Cranes Unfamiliar
10 CSS Cansei De Ser Sexy Sub Pop

To see the whole chart for Canada go here.

1 Wire Pink Flag Pink Flag
2 Four Tet DJ Kicks !K7
3 Johnny Cash American V: A Hundred Highways American
4 The Futureheads News And Tributes 679/Warner
5 Kraak & Smaak Boogie Angst Quango
6 Spank Rock Yoyoyoyo Big Dada
7 Thine Eyes Bleed In The Wake Of Seperation The End
8 Sonic Youth Rather Ripped Geffen
9 Run With The Kittens Run With The Kittens Independent
10 Grandaddy Just Like The Fambly Cat V2

To see the entire CJAM chart go here.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The Anti-Hit List For July 15

Back again with a look at John Sakamoto's Anti-Hit List. Not much to download but some sweet previews are out there.

Up first is the new song from Jarvis Cocker of Pulp. I remember reading that he had put up a new song on his Myspace page but never went to check it out. Really interesting song lyrically and musically I'm really liking it. A nice surprise and could be my favorite Pulp/Cocker song in years.

Up next the Yep Roc has a media player going with a bunch of songs from the forthcoming live album by The Sadies. You can check out five songs from In Concert Vol. 1 over here.

Up next is a song from The Long Winters out of Seattle. They have an EP coming out on Barsuk and they have a song up, as well a bunch more here. "Pushover" is a great, great song.

As for scary (and this is for the brave only) check out the new David Hasselhoff video. Words do no justice to this. Go here if you dare.

Also we have new music from The Dears thanks to the people at Obscure Sound. Unfortunately this is at the end of my post and I gotta run so I haven't checked out the songs but that'll come in the next day or so. Check out the three songs they've got up right here.

Last but not least where would we be without some Snakes On A Plane. The video for the lead song from the soundtrack is up. Cobra Starship is the band and "Snakes on a Plane (bring it)" is the song. Not a bad sounding song and you do get to here Samuel L. Jackson go off at the beginning of the song. Watch it below.

Damn, this is the biggest recap I've done in a while for the List but there was a lot I was curious about.

To check out the whole list go here.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Zunior Free Download Of The Week

Well leave it to the great folks at Zunior to stun even me.

For those of you who don't know Zunior is an independent online music retailer. They mostly have Canadian artists but with some of the labels they release they have some international artist (Josh Rouse, Billy Bragg) Every week they offer a free download and I mention it here.

Well this week they surprised me and are offering a free sample album mix. From the website, "We are starting a great new program at Zunior to give you access to great free sample albums. This means you can always get a whole free compilation album at all times! We'll change the album frequently and it will always feature ten songs from the best bands on Zunior. This month we start with the Zunior Rock Collection."

The track listing for the CD is as followed.

1. Clark -Camera
2. The Scribbled Out Man - Heroics
3. The Golden Seals - The Wrong Mistake
4. The Department of Foreign Affairs - The Drummer's Always Right
5. the feminists - rats
6. Wooden Stars - Outlaws
7. Wax Mannequin - The Price
8. silent five - impatient one
9. The Mountainside Band - Meet Me 1/2 Way
10. Greenfield Main - Wait On Me

This is pretty sweet deal if you ask me. Plus there are some really sweet bands on this first edition. I really recommed checking it out for Greenfield Main, Clark, Wax Mannequin and Wooden Stars. Plus I've heard good things about the feminists, The Golden Seals and The Scribbled Out Man.

Best of all it's free so I'm going to shut up and give you the link to download this. Go now and do yourself a favor and get this right now, right here.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Collaborations Featuring Wilco, Harmer, Cuddy and Skydiggers

Just a random post of music today. Was thinking about all the collaborations recently (like Strokes and Eddy Vedder or Vedder and My Morning Jacket) and so I went back into my collection to pull out a couple of my favorites to share with everyone.

First up is the Skydiggers. A long time Canadian favorite, back in 1997 they released the album Desmond's Hip City on the DROG label. One of the songs I really liked was called "Dear Henry" which featured guest vocals by Sarah Harmer and piano by Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy.

Up next is same Jim Cuddy. A year later he would release a solo album called All In Time. He had a bunch of great artists play on his record but two of them that stood out were then Wilco members, Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett. I remember reading something about the band just happening to be in town that day so they sat in and contributed some vocals and instruments to a song called "I'll Make Believe It's You"

So there's the backstory and now here are the songs. The songs are on Rapidshare but each are up individually and not zipped. Just the way it had to be done this time.

The Skydiggers w/Sarah Harmer and Jim Cuddy-"Dear Henry"

Jim Cuddy w/Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett-"I'll Make Believe It's You"

As a further bonus, the Skydiggers have some new songs up on their website. They have a limited edition album out called Dark Hollow, featuring band members Andy Maize and Josh Finlayson and in their own words "and is a collection of acoustic based songs that represent the attitude of our sound when we perform as a duo."

Skydiggers-"What Man Would"

Skydiggers-"Losing Altitude"

Sweet Static Playlist for July 14

You can listen to Sweet Static, every Friday from 10:30am to noon on 91.5 FM in Windsor/Detroit. Or you can tune in on the internet at
-http://cjam.ca, under listen or
-opening a url on whatever player you use and put in

New and improved broadband stream from the station, as well as the original lo-fi stream.

The show is archived for a month at http://web2.uwindsor.ca/cjam/nvd_mp3.php with a new, easier to navigate layout.

as always...

cc-canadian content
*-in rotation
mp3-from an mp3 blog

the mountain goats-this year from the sunset sound (4ad-2005)
jim cuddy w/jeff tweedy and jay bennett-I'll make believe it's you from all in time (warner-1998) cc
the byrds-the christian life from sweetheart of the rodeo reissue (columbia legacy-1997)
crooked fingers-new drink for the old drunk from self-titled album (sonic unyon-2000)
johnny cash-if you could read my mind from american v: a hundred highways (lost highway-2006) *
neil young-blowin' in the wind from weld (reprise-1991) cc
the replacements-within your reach from don't you know who I think I was?: the best of (rhino-2006)
the flaming lips-free radicals from at war with the mystics (warner-2006) *
geoff berner-porn queen girlfriend from we shall not flag or fail, we shall go on to the end (black hen-2003) cc
wax mannequin-power blaster from and gun (cincinnati-2002) cc
pink mountaintops-new drug queens from axis of evol (jagjaguwar-2006) cc *
my morning jacket-run thru from it still moves (ato-2003)
greenfield main-how to shoot straight from hunting tips for everyone (kelp-2001) cc
dean drouillard-harmony motel from dream at harmony motel (indie-2005) cc
run with the kittens from self-titled album (indie-2005) cc *
-ricky martin shake your boobies in my face
-cleveland is closed
the old soul-boobie trap from self-titled record (hand of god/universal-2005) cc
the violet archers-first the wheel from the end of part one (northern electric-2005) cc mp3
small sins-threw it all away from self-titled album (boompa/astralwerks-2006) cc *
national anthem-national anthem from sing along if you know the words (riptide-2002) cc
the d'urbervilles-war on the poor from self-titled ep (indie-2006) cc *
drive-by truckers-wednesday from a blessing and a curse (new west-2006) *

Friday, July 14, 2006

Rheostatics Future Uncertain

Well anyone who knows me knows that the Rheostatics are my favorite band of all time. Unfortunately for us fans the future of the band is uncertain.

To be honest a friend tipped me off a few weeks ago that there was trouble in the band but I kept it to myself. However this week, first on the Rheostatics email list Fish Mailin' and then today in an article in the Halifax Chronicle Herald more details came out.

On the email list is was reported that guitarist Martin Tielli at a show last week said, "so the Rheostatics are dead" Which brought around a lot of people saying that they had heard rumors.

Then came the article today with the first official confirmation in print. In the article Dave Bidini confirmed that long time member Tim Vesely had left the band (presumably to continue on with his project The Violet Archers). Bidini was speaking to the paper to publicize a solo show he is doing for his future book, "Around The World In 80 Gigs"

He and Martin are working on music for a play, along with former founding Rheo Dave Clark. As for the future, it's up in the air according to Bidini.

"We’re still thinking about what our next move is going to be, in terms of replacing Tim, or what the band will end up morphing into. Martin and I decided to just take the summer and see how we feel at the end of it. I think we know that we want to do something together in some capacity. And we all believe in The Rheostatics, what it represents and what it means and the legacy and all that stuff, but we’re both spending our summers driving and thinking; that’s how we’re going to cope with it.

"It’s a strange thing with us, because Tim is such a vital part of the band — I’ve been playing with him since Grade 7 — and there’s that alchemy thing that I thought we have, which is so rare in a band. When you remove that, we don’t really know what it’ll be, or whether it’ll be The Rheostatics, but we’re still left with two songwriters, and two people are committed to the band. It’s all very confusing, but I think at the end of it we’ll emerge strong and focused."

To read the entire article you can go here.

Check out their video for "The Tarleks" featuring Frank Bonner of WKRP.

You can also stream a couple of songs on their Myspace page.

You can also get a taste of The Violet Archers from their website.

The Violet Archers-"First The Wheel"

Personal feelings on this are mixed. One the one hand it kind of sucks as a fan. On the other hand I really can't complain about anything. They had a good run of 20 plus years and they'll continue making music. Whether it will be together or not is the question. Be interesting to see what comes out of this.

Someday I'll do a post going over the Rheos for those who aren't very familiar with them.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Anti-Hit List for July 8

Here we go with a quick recap of John Sakamoto's Anti-Hit List for July 8. Yeah I know it's late but I'm behind on things unfortunately.

Going to start off with some Wilco. I know I've heard the song around before but Sakamoto brings up "Is That The Thanks I Get" with a live version. Apparently it was written for the Solomon Burke album of a couple of years ago but came in too late. This is a great sounding (quality and performance wise) version of the song. You can get it (along with other Wilco stuff) if you go to this link.

Next up is a cool sounding mash of Run DMC and Metallica by DJ M.i.F. called "Tricky Sandman" I really like this and "Tricky" really fits into it nicely. Go below to check it out.

Metallica vs. Run DMC-"Tricky Sandman"

Going to cut it off there. Other recommendations there include Thea Gilmore, Terri Walker, The Rapture and more.

To check out the whole list for this week go here.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Canadian Campus Radio Charts For July 11

Here are the Canadian campus radio charts from Earshot, the official publication of the NCRA.

1 Sonic Youth Rather Ripped Geffen
2 Camera Obscura Let's Get Out Of This Country Merge
3 Ladyhawk Ladyhawk Jagjaguwar/Storyboard
4 Hylozoists La Fin Du Monde Boompa
5 Tokyo Police Club A Lesson In Crime Paper Bag
6 Peaches Impeach My Bush XL
7 Feist Open Season Arts & Crafts
8 Vancougar Losin' It! Scratch
9 Various Jamaica To Toronto : Soul, Funk And Reggae 1967-1974 Light In The Attic
10 Final Fantasy He Poos Clouds Blocks Recording Club

To see the entire national chart go here.

Now my home station, CJAM's chart.

1 Sonic Youth Rather Ripped Geffen
2 Johnny Cash American V: A Hundred Highways American
3 Roots Tonic Meets Bill Laswell Roots Tonic Meets Bill Laswell Roir
4 Camera Obscura Let's Get Out Of This Country Merge
5 Built To Spill You In Reverse Warner
6 Ranking Dread In Dub Silver Kamel
7 Feist Open Season Arts & Crafts
8 The Flaming Lips At War With The Mystics Warner
9 Cheb I Sabbah La Ghriba: La Kahena Remixed Six Degrees
10 Four Tet DJ Kicks !K7

To see the whole chart go here.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Monthly Canadian Campus Radio Charts For June

Here are June's charts from Earshot, the official publication of the NCRA.

1 Feist * Open Season Arts & Crafts
2 Tokyo Police Club * A Lesson In Crime Paper Bag
3 Islands * Return To The Sea Equator
4 Sunset Rubdown * Shut Up I Am Dreaming Absolutely Kosher
5 Fiery Furnaces Bitter Tea Fat Possum
6 Final Fantasy * He Poos Clouds Blocks Recording Club
7 The Lovely Feathers * Hind Hind Legs Equator
8 The Flaming Lips At War With The Mystics Warner
9 The Doers * Whatcha Doin' ? Red Cat
10 Pink Mountaintops * Axis Of Evol JagJaguwar/Scratch

To view the entire list you can go here.

Pearl Jam Part Two-The Covers

Well yesterday I brought you all the first half of my Pearl Jam post, a copy of the Bridge School concert from October 1, 1994 from a CD bootleg I purchased years ago. Today is the second half of the post, the four songs the put on to fill up the CD.

The songs are once again on Rapidshare as a zip file. Here is what's in the file.

-"Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay" with Steve Cropper-1993
-"Crazy Mary" with Victoria Williams-October 1993
-"Daughter" from Saturday Night Live-April 16, 1994
-"Won't Back Down"-April 1994

To get these four songs head here.

No real trend to the songs that I could tell other then they were some cool stuff. Honestly other then the live version of "Piece of Crap" with Neil Young it was these songs that got me to buy the CD. I loved "Crazy Mary" back then (and actually still do) and I remember reading about the Tom Petty cover which did at a pro-choice concert.

Not much else I can say really. A bunch of fun songs that hopefully will be new for some of you.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Zunior Free Download Of The Week

This week's free download of the week from Zunior is Harmony Trowbridge.

I had the pleasure of seeing Harmony Trowbridge when she opened for Final Fantasy a couple of weeks ago (recording of the show still available) I really enjoyed her set and look forward to seeing her again since she makes her way down quite a bit.

Zunior has a song up from her 2004 ep Amoraphobe, so go to the link below to check it out.

Harmony Trowbridge-"No Photographs"

You can also download another song from her website here.

Harmony Trowbridge-"Flat Bottomed Boat"

Pearl Jam Live-The Bridge Concert 1994

So Saturday turned into Monday but as promised here is the Pearl Jam performance at Neil Young's Bridge School benefit from October 1, 1994.

Back before you could download any show in the world for free on the internet there were the bootleggers. At my first record collectibles show I found a bootleg of the above mentioned show and was intrigued to listen to it so I bought it.

It was made up of two parts. First was what is being posted here. The full acoustic set of Pearl Jam along with them doing "Piece Of Crap" with Neil Young. The set list was...

1-Walking The Cow
2-Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
7-Yellow Ledbetter
8-Let Me Sleep
9-Piece Of Crap with Neil Young

As always the show is available as a .rar file on Rapidshare.

To get the whole set click here.

Tomorrow (and yeah it will be tomorrow since I've already uploaded it) I'll post the second part of the disc which was just some cool live stuff the makers of the CD added to fill it up.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Pearl Jam Post Delayed

Unfortunately I couldn't get on a computer at the station to upload the Pearl Jam I promised earlier and I'm really tired and hungry so I'm going to push the post back to tomorrow.

It's going to be two posts. Back in the days before you could get anything bootleg wise on the internet I bought a Pearl Jam bootleg of them at the Bridge benefit concert from 1994.

Nine acoustic songs, topped off with a duet with Neil Young on "Piece Of Crap". As filler on the CD the bootleggers put on four various live tracks including the version of "Crazy Mary" I played today.

So hold your breath and I'll get the first part up tomorrow. Now with that I'm off to bed and to eat.

Sweet Static Playlist 7/7

You can listen to Sweet Static, every Friday from 10:30am to noon on 91.5 FM in Windsor/Detroit. Or you can tune in on the internet at
-http://cjam.ca, under listen or
-opening a url on whatever player you use and put in

New and improved broadband stream from the station, as well as the original lo-fi stream.

The show is archived for a month at http://web2.uwindsor.ca/cjam/nvd_mp3.php with a new, easier to navigate layout.

as always...

cc-canadian content
*-in rotation
mp3-from an mp3 blog

feist-inside+out (apostle of hustle unmix) from open season (arts & crafts/2006) cc *
ani difranco-shameless from live from 6a: conan o'brien (mercury-1997)
gordon downie-steeplechase from battle of the nudes (maple-2003) cc
tom waits-filipino box spring hog from mule variations (anti-1999)
whale-hobo humpin' slobo babe from we care (virgin-1995)
wilco-monday from being there (reprise-1996)
tim o'reagan-that's the game from self-titled cd (lost highway-2006) *
golden smog-corvette from anoth er fie day (lost highway-2006)
final fantasy-fantasy (live at phog lounge, windsor) cc mp3
final fantasy title track from he poos clouds (blocks-2006) cc *
mission of burma-the mute speaks out from the obliterati (matador-2006) *
broken social scene-7/4 (shoreline) from self-titled album (arts & crafts-2005) cc mp3 (video only)
guided by voices-chasing heather crazy from human amusements at hourly rates: the best of (matador-2003)
rheostatics-four little songs from the blue hysteria (drog-1996) cc
drive-by truckers-hey ya! (live in san francisco 2004/2/15) mp3
pearl jam w/victoria williams-crazy mary (live/1993) mp3
bruce springsteen-froggie went a courtin' from we shall overcome: the seeger sessions (columbia-2006) *
rae spoon-yonge street from white hearse comes rolling (indie-2006) cc *
orillia opry-poison house from pandion haliaetus (ships at night-2006) cc *
detective kalita-waking up is hard to do from the michael parks (kelp-2006) cc *

Anti-Hit List/Zunior Free Download

Two of the normal features of Sweet Static is a recap of the Anti-Hit List for the week and also the Zunior Records free download of the week. Well it seems the holidays have pushed them off for the week since there's been sign of either this week.

So I'll remind you to go get last week's song from Guelph's Calyx from Zunior.

Calyx-"Try Again"

Coming up later today part one of a Pearl Jam post and also the playlist from today's radio editon of Sweet Static (tune in at 10:30 am EST at the CJAM website)

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Canadian Campus Radio Charts for July 4

Once again here are the Canadian campus radio charts from Earshot, the official online home of the NCRA.

1 Sonic Youth Rather Ripped Geffen
2 Sunset Rubdown Shut Up I Am Dreaming Absolutely Kosher
3 Tokyo Police Club A Lesson In Crime Paper Bag
4 Hylozoists La Fin Du Monde Boompa
5 Ladyhawk Ladyhawk Jagjaguwar/Storyboard
6 Islands Return To The Sea Equator
7 Vancougar Losin' It! Scratch
8 Peaches Impeach My Bush XL
9 The Wailin' Jennys Firecracker Jericho Beach
10 The Lovely Feathers Hind Hind Legs Equator

To view the whole chart go here.

No CJAM chart up this week. Holliday got in the way I'm assuming.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Final Fantasy-Live In Windsor Recording

On Monday I wrote about the Final Fantasy show that I attended here in Windsor, Sunday night. Well thanks to my friend Chris White of CJAM's excellent The Fibonacci Sequence I have a recording of the show and with his blessing he's given me the ok to post it here.

The set list is...

01. That's When The Audience Died
02. This Lamb Sells Condos
03. Hey Dad
04. The CN Tower Belongs To The Dead
05. Your Light Is Spent
06. Many Lives 49 MP
07. This Is The Dream Of Win And Regine
08. Do You Love
09. Song Song Song
10. Adventure.exe
11. Please Please Please
12. Better Than Worse
13. Fantasy

Now since I'm technically inept here is his description of the recording.

"I recorded at the same volume throughout the show, but I believe "Your Light Is Spent" sounds a little bit low, and "Fantasy" has bits of static because the sound coming through the PA system sounded a little bit louder than during the rest of the show. Or perhaps Owen's energy was running higher during the encore. Otherwise, I think it sounds pretty good for a non-soundboard recording. All mp3s encoded at 192 kbps, and the zip file is about 82MB in size."

He's put the show up on Rapidshare in a zip file. To download it head here.

Hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Polaris Prize Nominees

Well the nominations are in for the Polaris Prize, the Canadian version of the critics/artist music awards for those who don't sell too many records. Really good list of nominees. They are...

Broken Social Scene for Broken Social Scene (Arts & Crafts/EMI)

Cadence Weapon for Breaking Kayfabe (Upper Class/EMI)

The Deadly Snakes for Porcella (Paper Bag/Universal)

Final Fantasy for He Poos Clouds (Blocks Recording Club/Sonic Unyon)

Sarah Harmer for I'm A Mountain (Cold Snap/Universal)

K'naan for The Dusty Foot Philosopher (Track & Field/Sony BMG)

Malajube for Trompe L'oeil (Dare to Care/Outside)

Metric for Live It Out (Last Gang/Universal)

The New Pornographers for Twin Cinema (Mint/Outside)

Wolf Parade for Apologies to the Queen Mary (Sub Pop/Outside)

I was excited when I first heard of the awards. Anything like this that will give more recognition to under heard Canadian music is an excellent idea to me. As for the nominees themselves I like the list. I haven't heard everything (K'Naan, Malajube) and don't like everything but I think it's a good list of representing what's going on in Canada today.

My own personal pick from the list would be for The New Pornographers but we shall see what the experts pick.

The winner will be announced in September and in August a CD will be released with tracks from the nominees.

To read a full rundown of the story you can go here.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Final Fantasy

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing Final Fantasy again. A real last minute show I think word got out Friday or Saturday for it. Still though it was sold out and he had the crowd eating of his hand. He could of done anything and the crowd would of been into it. Justified though. Really fun show.

Anyways thought I'd throw some stuff up to celebrate the show.

For last month's Exclaim Magazine great article on Final Fantasy you can go here.

Then thanks to the Blocks Recording Club, here are four songs that they have available.

From He Poos Clouds
Final Fantasy-"If I Were A Carp"
Final Fantasy-"Many Lives 49 MP"

From Has A Good Home
Final Fantasy-"The Cn Tower Belongs To The Dead"
Final Fantasy-"Please Please Please"

Sunday, July 02, 2006

The Barmitzvah Brothers

Back a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of seeing Andy Magoffin of The Two-Minute Miracles in a solo show down here in Windsor. Was also surprised to see Jenny Mitchell of The Barmitzvah Brothers at the show.

Turns out she's in the middle of writing a book where she's going across Canada, cutting people's hair and taking stories down from them and taking their picture. She asked me if I'd be interested in being a part of it and I said sure. So if you get the chance to take part make sure you do since it'll be fun and is for a good reason.

Anyways been enjoying The Barmitzvah Brothers' latest record lately, The Century Of Invention on Permafrost Records, and thought I'd put up a link to a couple of songs from the record. They have four songs up on their Myspace page but I picked out my two favorites to link to here.

The Barmitzvah Brothers-"New Orleans"
The Barmitzvah Brothers-"Time Of Night"

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