Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Did He Say Toga Party?

He did -- out in the quad: Davinder said toga party.  That's double-secret probation for you, young man!

The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Patrizia & Jimmy -- TRUST YOUR CHILD, PART 1 -- The ABCs of Kid Soul (2007, Numero)
Casiokids -- GRØNT LYS I ALLE LED -- Topp Stemning På Lokal Bar (2010, Polyvinyl)

Fat Freddys Drop -- SHIVERMAN -- Dr. Boondigga & The Big BW (2009, The Drop)
[due to CJAM's live remote broadcast outside at the University of Windsor's Welcome Week for students, we needed an extra six minutes or so to sort out some technical snags... therefore: it had to be more Freddys!]
Fat Freddys Drop -- BOONDIGGA -- Dr. Boondigga & The Big BW (2009, The Drop)

Johhny West -- IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, REDEFINE SUCCESS -- My Hellhound Crooked Heart (2010, ind)
Alerth Bedasse & Chin's Calypso Sextet -- MUSSU & JOHN TOM -- Take Me To Jamaica: The Story of Jamaican Mento (2008, Pressure Sounds)
The Sundry Light -- JUNE BUG -- Neferiu Records: Tendown (2010, Neferiu)
The Ceejebs -- ETI UFOK -- The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria (2010, SoundWay)
Cibelle -- MAN FROM MARS -- Las Venus Resort Palace Hotel (2010, Crammed Discs)
Five Alarm Funk -- ZENITH ESCALATOR -- Anything Is Possible (2010, ind)
Dubmatix -- CHAMPION SOUND -- Atomic Subsonic (2006, 7 Arts Entertainment)
Vern Blair Debate -- SUPER FUNK -- Texas Funk: Black Gold from The Lone Star State, 1968-75 (2002, Now-Again)
Tony Jackson Group -- FORTUNE TELLER -- Mod Club Party (2005, Mojo)

[CJAM's volunteer coordinator Sarah Morris interviews the "Welcome Week" activities coordinator outside in the windy quad.]

King Cobb Steelie -- BUSY BEE -- Destroy All Codes (2004, Outside Music)
Bombay Bicycle Club -- OPEN HOUSE -- I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose (2010, Arena Rock)
The Black Seeds -- SLINGSHOT -- Solid Ground (2009, Easy Star Records)

[Sarah Morris interviews the "Shinerama 2010" coordinator outside in the quad.]

Prince Conley -- I'M GOING HOME -- The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-68 (2003, Atlantic) [orig. 1962]
The Birds -- LEAVING HERE -- Mod Club Party (2005, Mojo) [orig. 1965, Decca]

[Sarah Morris interviews a frosh.]

Ratatat -- DRUGS -- LP4 (2010, XL)

Thanks for listening!  And special thanks to CJAM's Sarah Morris for stepping up to the mic and assisting a very displaced Snark.


  1. five alarm funk in the same set as fat freddy's drop?! i'm honoured! (i play congas in FAF and am a huge FFD fan)

  2. OK, Tom Towers! I get it now, conga! I just got back from seeing Five Alarm Funk at Phog (Mar. 9/11) and FINALLY! I feel as though I've redeemed myself. I missed FAF the first time you played here in Windsor (in Aug.2010?).
    I knew FAF was good from listening to your latest record, but I also knew that with all them horns and drums and guys up there that it's gotta be about the LIVE SHOW!
    -- Oh, it's good to be right sometimes! You guys have everything you need... musicianship, great songs, sweat, polyrhythms galore, charisma, near-nudity, and funk fuNK FUNK!
    The truth is I could only see what you were doing if I went outside and squinted through the fog on the front window - there was a crowd out there watching you.
    It didn't matter that I had no view, I could hear everything, and from the first song to the last encore I could not stop dancing, which is about as good as life gets...
    Thank you boys, ... such good boys, such nice boys...
    Go Tom Towers... play those congas!