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.

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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.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Interview With Steve Albini (Shellac) Online

The other interview on the past week's Mich Vish Interracial Morning Show was a return from noted producer, engineer and musician Steve Albini. In the interview he mainly talks about Shellac's new album, Excellent Italian Greyhound.

Interview with Steve Albini (Shellac)

The interview starts right after the news and will be online for roughly the next four weeks.

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Interview With Kat Burns (Forest City Lovers) Online

The first guest on this week's Mich Vish Interracial Morning Show was Kat Burns of the Forest City Lovers. She talks about the bands tour that's about to start and their upcoming appearance at the Hillside Festival.

Interview with Kat Burns (Forest City Lovers)

The interview starts about twenty minutes in and will be online for about four weeks.

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Sweet Static Playlist For 6/22

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 http://137.207.3.11:8050/

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
r-request
mp3-from an mp3 blog (link on the mp3)

Meryn Cadell-The Sweater from Angel Food For Thought reissue (Bongo Beat-2007) cc *
Frank Black-Headache from 93-03 (Cooking Vinyl-2007)
The Parkas-Raggedy Ann from Put Your Head In The Lion's Mouth (Saved By Radio-2007) cc *
The National-Ana from Boxer (Beggars Banquet-2007) *
Kevin Drew-tbtf from Gorilla vs. Bear cc mp3
Mother Mother-Tic Toc from Touch Up (Last Gang-2007) cc
Ben Folds Five-Bad Idea from Naked Baby Photos (Caroline-1998)
They Might Be Giants-The Mesopotamians from The Else (Idlewild-2007) *

The Sweet Static Menage A Trois (cover songs)
REM from Berkeley Place mp3
-Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones)
-I've Got You Babe (Sonny & Cher)
-The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Solomon Linda and the Evening Birds)

Boats-Classic Rock Weekend from Intercontinental Champion (indie-2007) cc *
Los Campesinos-Frontwards from Sticking Fingers Into Sockets (Arts&Crafts-2007) *
The White Stripes-Icky Thump live from Cable & Tweed mp3
Ford Pier-You Don't Want To Know What I'm Into from Organ Farming (Six Shooter-2007) cc *
Patterson Hood-Heavy And Hanging from An Aquarium Drunkard mp3
Jason Isbell-Dress Blues from An Aquarium Drunkard mp3 r
The Hold Steady-Citrus from Boys And Girls In America (Vagrant-2006)
Kathleen Edwards-Six O'Clock News from Failer (Maple-2002) cc
Wayne Omaha-In The Ether from Let It Mellow (Scratch-2004) cc
Black Cabbage-Chester from their self-titled album (DROG-1993) cc
White Cowbell Oklahoma-(Tear You) A New One from Casa Diablo (Slick Monkey-2006) cc *
Wreckless Eric-Whole Wide World from The Poor Ditching Boy mp3
Carolyn Mark-Pirate And Shotgun from Nothing Is Free (Mint-2007) cc *

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The Sweet Static Menage A Trois For June 15

Every week on the radio editon of Sweet Static on CJAM 91.5 FM in Windsor/Detroit, I have the Sweet Static Menage A Trois. Three cover songs that I play and then also put them up here on the blog for download.

The Sweet Static Menage A Trois (cover songs)
Calvin Johnson & Julie Doiron-Lonesome Sundown (Halo Benders) from Gorilla vs. Bear mp3
Handsome Furs-You Got Lucky (Tom Petty) from You Ain't No Picasso cc mp3
Kevin Hearn & The Thin Buckle Band-War Pigs (Black Sabbath) from promo single cc

To get the Sweet Static Menage A Trois for June 15 go here.

The Menage A Trois can be heard on the Sweet Static radio editon every Friday around 11am on CJAM 91.5 FM.

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The Sweet Static Menage A Trois For June 1

Every week on the radio editon of Sweet Static on CJAM 91.5 FM in Windsor/Detroit, I have the Sweet Static Menage A Trois. Three cover songs that I play and then also put them up here on the blog for download.

As always the songs are in a zip file together on Rapidshare.
Jeff Buckley-Hallelujah/I Know It's Over (Leonard Cohen/The Smiths) from Mystery White Boy: Live '95-'96 (Sony-2000)
Dr. Dog-Heart It Races (Architecture In Helsinki) from Stereogum mp3
And You Will Know Us By The Trail of the Dead-The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (The Band) from Berkeley Place mp3

To get the Sweet Static Menage A Trois from June 1 go here.

The Menage A Trois can be heard on the Sweet Static radio editon every Friday around 11am on CJAM 91.5 FM.

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Latest Free Compilation From Zunior Now Available

Once again Zunior has set up a great free compilation for all to hear. Nice mix of great new music (Parkas, The Ghost Is Dancing, The Choir Practice) and classic CanCon (Dinner Is Ruined, Destroyer). Here's the full track listing.

1 Dear Confessor - Immaculate Machine Fables Mint
2 Turn the Century - Burdocks What We Do Is Secret Black Mountain
3 Oh Dead Life - Dog Day Night Group Black Mountain
4 A Change of Heart Parkas Put your head in the Lion's mouth Saved By Radio
5 The Way of Perpetual Roads - Destroyer Thief Scratch
6 Ray Charles Party - The Dinner Is Ruined "Ray Charles Kinda Party" Sonic Unyon
7 Bullet Proof Nothing - Simply Saucer Cyborgs Revisited Sonic Unyon
8 Shuttles and Planes The Ghost Is Dancing The Ghost Is Dancing EP Sonic Unyon
9 Breaking Out Of Replacement Therapy - The Glen Nevous Retraction Sell Out Slow Kelp Records
10 Red Fox - The Choir Practice The Choir Practice Mint

For full details on how to get the new Zunior compilation go here.

Canadian Campus Radio Charts For June 12

Here is the Canadian campus radio chart for the week ending June 12 from Earshot, the official publication of the NCRA.

1 6 Immaculate Machine Fables Mint
2 7 Stars Do You Trust Your Friends? Arts & Crafts
3 4 Joel Plaskett Emergency Ashtray Rock MapleMusic
4 1 Feist The Reminder Arts & Crafts
5 21 Montag Going Places CarPark
6 11 The National Boxer Beggars Banquet
7 16 Wilco Sky Blue Sky Nonesuch
8 12 Dog Day Night Group Black Mountain Music
9 15 Laura Peek And The Winning Hearts From The Photographs Just Friends
10 2 Frog Eyes Tears Of The Valedictorian Scratch

For the entire national chart go here.

And now the CJAM chart as usual.

1 -- Montag Going Places CarPark
2 3 The National Boxer Beggars Banquet
3 -- Mary Timony Band The Shapes We Make Kill Rock Stars
4 1 Stars Do You Trust Your Friends? Arts & Crafts
5 -- We're Marching On... Argh! Umph! Ahhh! Social Arts Club
6 -- The Cinematic Orchestra Ma Fleur Ninja Tunes
7 -- Wilco Sky Blue Sky Nonesuch
8 -- Matthew Dear Asa Breed Ghostly International
9 -- The Choir Practice The Choir Practice Mint
10 -- Dappled Cities Granddance Dangerbird

For the whole CJAM chart go here.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Sweet Static Playlist For June 15

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 http://137.207.3.11:8050/

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
r-request
mp3-from an mp3 blog (link on the mp3)

Wooden Stars-Hate Everyone from On The Road (Raw Energy-1993) cc
Ford Pier-Employed from Organ Farming (Six Shooter-2007) cc
Tin Cup Prophette-Curses On Purses from Liar And The Thief (indie-2007) *
Jenn Grant-White Horses from Orchestra For The Moon (Paris 1919-2007) cc *
Carolyn Mark-Get Along from Nothing Is Free (Mint-2007) cc
Crooked Fingers-New Drink For The Old Drunk from self-titled album (Sonic Unyon-2000)
Starkicker-The Letter from Beach Music (Sony-1996) cc

The Sweet Static Menage A Trois (cover songs)
Calvin Johnson & Julie Doiron-Lonesome Sundown (Halo Benders) from Gorilla vs. Bear mp3
Handsome Furs-You Got Lucky (Tom Petty) from You Ain't No Picasso cc mp3
Kevin Hearn & The Thin Buckle Band-War Pigs (Black Sabbath) from promo single cc

Joel Plaskett-Face Of The Earth from Ashtray Rock (Maple-2007) cc *
The Ghost Is Dancing-Wait Another Day from The Darkest Spark (Sonic Unyon-2007) cc *
Mother Mother-Dirty Town from Touch Up (Last Gang-2007) cc *
Islands-Joy from You Ain't No Picasso cc mp3
Los Campesinos!-We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives from Sticking Fingers Into Sockets (Arts & Crafts-2007) *
MIA-Bird Flu from Shamless Complacency mp3
Sage Francis-Call Me Francois from Human The Death Dance (Anti-2007) *
Tripping Daisy-Sonic Bloom from Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb (Island-1998)
They Might Be Giants-With The Dark from The Else (Idlewild-2007) *
Pure-Denial from Generation Six-Pack (Mammoth-1996) cc
They Shoot Horses Don't They-One Final Last Push from Pick Up Sticks (Kill Rock Stars-2007) cc *
The Parkas-Margaret Atwood from Put Your Head In The Lion's Mouth (Saved By Radio-2007) cc *
Shapes And Sizes-Grassy Corner, A Sunset from Split Lips, Winning Hips, A shiner (Asthmatic Kitty-2007) cc *

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Saturday, June 09, 2007

Canadian Campus Radio Charts For June 5

Here are the Canadian campus radio chart for the week ending June 5 from Earshot, the official publication of the NCRA.

1 2 Feist The Reminder Arts & Crafts
2 1 Frog Eyes Tears Of The Valedictorian Scratch
3 3 Blonde Redhead 23 4AD
4 5 Joel Plaskett Emergency Ashtray Rock MapleMusic
5 22 Shapes And Sizes Split Lips, Winning Hips, A Shiner Asthmatic Kitty
6 47 Immaculate Machine Fables Mint
7 -- Stars Do You Trust Your Friends? Arts & Crafts
8 11 Battles Mirrored Warp
9 6 You Say Party! We Say Die! Lose All Time Paper Bag
10 7 Bjork Volta Atlantic

For the whole national chart go here.

Now as always, the CJAM chart.

1 -- tars Do You Trust Your Friends? Arts & Crafts
2 3 Feist The Reminder Arts & Crafts
3 5 The National Boxer Beggars Banquet
4 -- Handsome Furs Plague Park Sub Pop
5 27 Malajube Etienne D'Aout Dare To Care
6 -- A Band Of Bees Octopus Astralwerks
7 -- Team Rocket/F.R.A.F. Split Tape Sharpie Fumes Collective
8 12 Young Galaxy Young Galaxy Arts & Crafts
9 23 The Clientele God Save The Clientele Merge
10 -- Joel Plaskett Emergency Ashtray Rock MapleMusic

For the complete CJAM chart go here
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Friday, June 08, 2007

Sweet Static Update

Just a quick update on the site. Been in one of those moods the last couple of weeks and haven't been updating much. Lots going on in personal life (new job coming up, really busy at work, preparing for the DJ gig) so been having trouble getting the energy up to do what I want. Well I should get caught up this weekend. Stuff that's coming up...

-Finish the posts on the free shows in Detroit
-Menage A Trois post from last week
-First of a brand new series of posts
-The Canadian campus radio charts
-My set list from the DJ gig at the bar
-Whatever else I can think of

Just wanted to let people know what's going on. Thanks to everyone for checking out the site.

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Sweet Static Playlist For June 8

With my preparing for the DJ gig last night I didn't have the energy to do a normal show with the Menage A Trois or looking on other mp3 blogs for stuff. It was good though since I had a chance to play some stuff I've wanted to check out for a bit.

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 http://137.207.3.11:8050/

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
r-request
mp3-from an mp3 blog (link on the mp3)

Rusty-Misogyny from self-titled EP (Handsome Boy-1994) cc
Page France And The Family Telephone-A Belly To The Sex from self-titled album (Suicide Squeeze-2007) *
Hardship Post-Won't You Come Home from Trim Crusts If Desired (Cinnamon Toast-1994) cc
Immaculate Machine-Old Flame from Fables (Mint-2007) cc *
The Awkward Stage-1000 Teenage Hearts from Heaven Is For Easy Girls (Mint-2006) cc
Abdominal-Abdominal Workout from Escape From The Pigeon Hole (Do Right! Music-2006) cc *
Sage Francis-Got Up This Morning from Human The Death Dance (Anti-2007) *
Squirrel Nut Zippers-Put A Lid On It from Hot (Mammoth-1996)
The Avett Brothers-Pretty Girl From San Diego from Emotionalism (Ramseur-2007) *
Hayden-Trees Lounge from Trees Lounge Soundtrack (1996) cc
Joel Plaskett-Work Out Fine from Truthfully Truthfully (Maple-2003) cc r
The Boggs title track from Forts (Gigantic-2007) *
Handsome Furs-Handsome Furs Hate This City from Plague Park (Sub Pop-2007) cc *
Final Fantasy-Your Ex-Lover Is Dead from Stars: Do You Trust Your Friends (Arts & Crafts-2007) cc *
We're Marching On-1800s from Argh! Umph! Ahh! (Indie-2007) cc *
Poster Children-He's My Star from Junior Citizen (Sire-1995)
Shapes And Sizes-Head Movin' from Split Lips, Winning Hips, A Shiner (Asthmatic Kitty-2007) cc *
The Choir Practice-Things I Say from self-titled album (Mint-2007) cc *
Patterson Hood-So. Central Rain from Finest Worksongs: Athens bands play the music of REM (Iron Horse-2007) *
Lowest of The Low-Salesmen, Cheats And Liars from Shakespear My Butt... (A&M-1991) cc
The Parkas-Toronto Enough Tonight from Put Your Head In The Lion's Mouth (Saved By Radio-2007) cc *
The Silt-Lit from Cat's Peak (Fig-2007) cc *

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Reminder: Sweet Static Live Tomorrow Night

In the middle of putting some mix CDs together to lighten my load for tomorrow night when I'll be the first DJ from CJAM for the new weekly series, Radio Free Thursdays. Officially I'm supposed to go from 10pm to 1am but I'm sure I'll start a bit earlier and depending on the crowd, end a bit later.

So join me tomorrow night at The Avalon Front for Sweet Static night of Radio Free Thursdays.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Around The Blogs

Always mean to do this more but somehow rarely get around to it. Anyways on this week's radio edition I mentioned a couple of posts I found and said I'd give the links. So here they are.

-I Am Fuel, You Are Friends has a post remembering Jeff Buckley on the 10th anniversary of his death. Lots of rare stuff and links to past posts with even more so go here to check it out.
-radio free canuckistan is always full of great inteviews and the last couple of weeks has seen three with The Arcade Fire and one with the man behind my current favorite album, Joel Plaskett.
-A name I've been hearing and meaning to check out was Los Campesinos! and thanks to i (heart) music I finally did. An excellent post that lead the way to many great free downloads, so check it out here.

That's it for now. As always I encourage everyone to check out the excellent blogs on the side. All are definitely recommended.

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New Free Zunior Compilation Now Available

The details of the latest free compilation from Zunior showed up in my email box yesterday. Here is the full track listing.

1 "Kids" - Mardeen Mardeen EP Mardeen
2 Martha - Andrew Vincent and the Pirates I Love the Modern Way
Kelp Records
3 Goblin City - Panthers The Trick VICE Recordings
4 Le M├ętronome - Malajube Le Compte Complet Dare To Care
5 She Knows - The Holy Fields The Holy Fields The Holy Fields
6 Vallee of Cobras - The Summerlad Themes: International Saved By Radio
7 Big Brother/ Cruel Father - Nathan Wiley The City Destroyed Me Sonic Records
8 Altona, MB - Detective Kalita The Michael Parks Kelp Records
9 Big Freeze - Pawa Up First Introducing New Details Dare To Care
10 5 am West Bound - Naw City Saturate Noise Factory

For full details on how to download the new free Zunior compilation go here.

See Sweet Static Live: DJ'ing This Thursday

CJAM 91.5 FM in Windsor/Detroit and The Avalon Front are starting a new weekly series called Radio Free Thursdays. Every week a CJAM regular will move from the airwaves and into the club to bring their unique brand of music to the masses.

I have the honor of kicking off the series this Thursday, June 7. I think the time is from 9pm to 1am but I'll confirm that in the next day or so.

What to expect? Who knows. Honestly don't have a solid line-up of songs to play but for the most part it'll be what you hear on the radio version. A mix of indie, alt-country, alternative one hit wonders, covers, classic CanCon and anything else I can think of that is good and I like.

For a hint check out some old playlists and if you have any ideas, requests or questions email me at the address in the header at the top of the page.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Canadian Campus Radio Charts For May 29

Here are the Canadian campus radio charts for the week ending May 29 from Earshot, the official publication of the NCRA.

1 Frog Eyes Tears Of The Valedictorian Scratch
2 Feist The Reminder Arts & Crafts
3 Blonde Redhead 23 4AD
4 Wilco Sky Blue Sky Nonesuch
5 Joel Plaskett Emergency Ashtray Rock MapleMusic
6 You Say Party! We Say Die! Lose All Time Paper Bag
7 Bjork Volta Atlantic
8 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare Domino
9 The Arcade Fire Neon Bible Merge
10 Dog Day Night Group Black Mountain Music

For the entire national chart go here.

Now as always the CJAM charts.

1 Bjork Volta Atlantic
2 Stars So You Trust Your Friends? Arts & Crafts
3 Feist The Reminder Arts & Crafts
4 And One Bodypop Metropolis
5 The National Boxer Beggars Banquet
6 Dinosaur Jr. Beyond Fat Possum
7 Lesbians On Ecstasy We Know You Know Alien8
8 Maybe Smith Animals And Architects Sir Handsome
9 Blonde Redhead 23 4AD
10 Rock Plaza Central Are We Not Horses Independent

For the whole CJAM chart go here.

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Friday, June 01, 2007

Sweet Static Playlist For June 1

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 http://137.207.3.11:8050/

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
r-request
mp3-from an mp3 blog (link on the mp3)

The New Pornographers-My Rights Versus Yours from The Phog Blog cc mp3
Rick White-Sorry We Missed You from Rick White Album: Memoreaper (Void-2007) cc *
Heartless Bastards-All This Time from My Old Kentucky Blog mp3
Drive-By Truckers-Daylight from A Blessing And A Curse (New West-2006)
Matthew Sweet-Ugly Truth Rock from Altered Beast (Zoo-1993)
Jim Bryson-Don't Fail Me Now from Where The Bungalows Roam (Kelp-2007) cc r *
The United Steel Workers Of Montreal-Can't Stop Now from Kerosene & Coal (Weewerk-2007) cc *
The Detroit Cobras-My Delight from Tied & True (Bloodshot-2007) *

The Sweet Static Menage A Trois (covers)

Jeff Buckley-Hallelujah/I Know It's Over (Leonard Cohen/The Smiths) from Mystery White Boy: Live '95-'96 (Sony-2000)
Dr. Dog-Heart It Races (Architecture In Helsinki) from Stereogum mp3
And You Will Know Us By The Trail of the Dead-The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (The Band) from Berkeley Place mp3

Handsome Furs-In The Radio's Hot Sun from Plague Park (Sub Pop-2007) cc *
Los Campesinos!-You! Me! Dancing! from BBC mp3
They Might Be Giants-We're The Replacements from A User's Guide To (Rhino-2005)
The Pipettes-Guess Who Ran Off With The Milkman from Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me EP (Memphis Industries-2007)
Cuff The Duke-Ballad Of A Lonely Construction Worker from Life Stories For Minimum Wage (Three Gut-2002) cc
Sufjan Stevens-In The Words Of The Governor from Jonk's Music Blog mp3
Joel Plaskett-Fashionable People from Ashtray Rock (Maple-2007) cc *
Rhume-The Kerosene Clean from Kelpmitzvah: Kelp Records Turns 13 (Kelp-2007) cc *
Cause Co-Motion-This Time Next Year from Idolator mp3
The Old Soul-River Of Daughters from self-titled album (Friendly Fire-2007) cc *
Jason Zumpano-A Plane In The Clouds from Living Room Recordings (Powertool-2007) cc *
Malajube-M Pupille from E'tienne D'aout (Dare To Care-2007) cc *

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