Dec 28, 2006

Chenard Walcker Tribute

Sad news from WM Recordings:
Chenard Walcker, a friend of the online music world, is slowly recovering from a diabetic coma. His brother reports that he is not physically suffering. He fell into the coma in September, and is now working on speech development and object differentiation. Chenard is the prolific visual and musical collage artist who operates the Free Sample Zone with 58 releases available for download. Chenard also has two releases available on our label and he has contributed to various compilations. So many of us have benefited from and enjoy Chenard's work. This is our chance to repay our sweet friend and to send him our love with a tribute release on WM Recordings.
Submissions for the tribute should be sent to WM Recordings by January 31, 2007. They have more information on the tribute page.

Over a 1000 Links to CC Music in 15 Months

As 2006 comes to a close, we would like to thank our listeners.  Some of you listen to the radio show over-the-air and others to the podcast.  Over the last 15 months, BSWC has posted over 1000 links to music posted on the internet with a variety of Creative Commons licenses.  As we have mentioned previously on this blog, the variety and depth of CC music available online is simply amazing. 

In the coming years, BSWC will continue to support and promote Creative Commons licensed music and the artists that create it.  Stay tuned for our ccMixter Extravaganza coming soon.  If you have ccMixter favorites that you would like to see included in this special edition of BSWC, please post them in the comments section.

This coming Saturday, we will present an encore broadcast of our Comfort Stand Auld Lang Syne program that included phone interviews with Otis Fodder and Mr. Melvis on the night the final Comfort Stand collection was released (CS 071).

Have a great weekend, be safe, have fun.  Happy New Year.


Dec 24, 2006

It's Christmas: BSWChristmas is here

Here is the audio file of last night's Black Sweater, White Christmas. The playlist is here.

Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Black Sweater, White Cat.

Dec 22, 2006

Black Sweater, White Christmas 2006: Christmas Music with a Creative Commons License

Yep, The big day is here. I've been doing a Black Sweater, White Christmas for almost as long as I've been doing radio (about 25 years now). This is the second BSWChristmas since we went with the Creative Commons theme. I have always loved the challenge of putting together a show of holiday music that I could enjoy and feel was relevant. Here it is...tell me what you think.

As always, if you are reading this sometime between 9 and 11 pm Eastern (-5 Greenwich) on Saturday night you can listen to our stream.

Homemade Christmas Mashup via Freesound by Bilwiss, petrasound, troutstrangler, connum
Merry Christmas Darling by Fudge
Santa's Gone Surfing by Danny Morris
No Fly List by Lee Harris and the Good Time Charlies
Egg-White Christmas by Chester The Chicken
Podsafe Christmas Song by Jonathan Coulton
Auld Lang Syne by The Ronnie Wibbley Disco Machine
Sounds of Christmas at the Tate Modern 22 Dec 2004 by People Like Us
Holiday by gschmidt
Everything's Dead Pretty When it Snows by Pete Green
Bye Bye Snow (Hello Snow Version by DoF) by Bobby Baby
BSWC Promo #1 (short) by Lee Rosevere
Auld Lang Syne by Rene Vis
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town by Bobby Baby
die schildkröte by die weihnachtshasser
Der Weihnachtsmann (BongiBong-Remix) by Die drei Lenöre
jingle bells by hardvoltnine
WXRT - Xmas On The Moon by Gulag Picture Radio
joytotheworldexceptfortheforiegnworkers by nybbl
Never Brought To Mind by Justin M
Auld Lang Syne by Fresh Nelly
Auld Lang Syne (End Is Near Mix) by John Louis Kluck
Auld Lang Syne by Die Dicken Puppen
The Auld Lang Syne Hop by Kaffeinik

Dec 17, 2006

The Almost Christmas Show: BSWC Audio for 12.16.06

Here is the almost Christmas Show. Don't forget, next week is Black Sweater, White Christmas. You can find the playlist for this show in the post below.

This show featured the BSWC debut of Bobby Baby. We had a few Bobby Baby remixes. Also of note on this program was Die Drei Lenore and their excellent Christmas tunes...I really liked the shaving cream song.

Dec 15, 2006

Not Christmas, Yet: Playlist for BSWC 12.16.06

That's right, it's not Christmas, yet, but it's right around the corner. BSWC friend, Lee Rosevere and his colleagues at Happy Puppy Records are getting ready and have released A Happy Puppy Christmas. The first song in tonight's show is from the release. Merry Almost Christmas everyone!

As always, if you are reading this sometime between 9 and 11 pm Eastern (-5 Greenwich) on Saturday night you can listen to our stream.

If you don't hear it live, then you can always subscribe to the podcast feed:

Here is the feed.

link to iTunes 1-click

Grant Robertson over at CC:365 has a nice little primer on how-to subscribe to podcasts. If you have any questions on using an RSS feed it is very useful.

Shovellin' by Lee Rosevere
Bye Bye Snow (Hello Snow Version by DoF) by Bobby Baby
Mein Mann by Doc
Japanese for Travellers by Nood
Alcoolique (Rock mix) by la Blanche
Der Weihnachtsmann (BongiBong-Remix) by Die drei Lenöre
Bobby Rupert's High Voltage Disco Remix by Bobby Baby
La dana de limmigrant by La Bundu Band
Rude Boots by Burning Babylon
Sensi Addict by Mikey Murka
Smile by Gurdonark
Disconnecting People (Serge Tereshkine Remix) by Uniquetunes
Lads are fun (Drei Farben House "Boy In The Cardig... by Bobby Baby
Christmas Cancelled by Acclivity via Freesound
Arabian Chupito by Manolo Camp
Djinn by Solace
Slow Down (Remix) by Uniquetunes
Rasierschaum by Die drei Lenöre
ophelia´s next goodbye by audiomesh
Orang-U-Tango-[work...] by GOLDEN APPLE CORPS
Hyper Tension by Liquid Zen

Dec 10, 2006

Dec 9, 2006

From South Africa to Norway: Playlist for BSWC 12.09.06

Week after week, I'm completely blown away by the variety and joy that Creative Commons licensed music brings to my life. I'm back with another week of discoveries to share.

This week the sharing continued all week long thanks to Victor Stone (pictured at right) and the Friends of ccMixter News Feed. We are all about sharing at BSWC. Catch the BSWC feed and see what you are missing.

Meanwhile, Enjoy the show.

As always, if you are reading this sometime between 9 and 11 pm Eastern (-5 Greenwich) on Saturday night you can listen to our stream.

If you don't hear it live, then you can always subscribe to the podcast feed:

Here is the feed.
link to iTunes 1-click
Grant Robertson over at CC:365 has a nice little primer on how-to subscribe to podcasts. If you have any questions on using an RSS feed it is very useful.

PnP (Treatment) by fourstones
Tamanquero ft. Marimba by Whispa
Festival Finale!! by Whispa
So_Far_Away by Electric_Seaweed
Her Private Playground by Quallofill
Forbidden love (single version) by The Longing

Sweet Life by ASHWAN
Cuckoo by Lisa DeBenedictis en Marco Raaphorst
Cuckoo (lonely remix) by shockshadow
Revolve by His Boy Elroy
Envie De Rien (Abox J remix) by Abox J
Fourstones Funk Express by teru
We doen het zo by Zwarte Plein Crew
Misfit by Abox J
oddechy by plazmatikon
I want my star (Nebula Gargantua) by San Blas
Accelerated Lifestyle by Revolution Void
For Those of You Making Some Noise by Fort Minor, Fourstones, teru
counterfeit funk ( the open source conspiracy ) by jsn
The Magic Pill by Moïse
Mier by Monokai
Crawl! (radio edit) by Cezary Ostrowski
godseye by Cezary Ostrowski
keepRinging by theBenzos
She's not there (Philz) RmX by Manolo Camp
LovingDreaming by Nood

Dec 7, 2006

It's that Season: A Happy Puppy Christmas

Just posted at, this is a 4 song release produced by BSWC friend, Lee Rosevere. I put the needle down on a couple of the tracks and it sounds great.

Definitely, Black Sweater, White Christmas material.

Thanks, Happy Puppy, you have really contributed to my enjoyment of December.

A Happy Puppy Christmas

Dec 6, 2006

Candy on the Mind or is it Candy Mind?: BSWC Audio File for 11.18.06

Slipped a bunch of material from the netlabel, Candy Mind into this show. Here is the audio file hosted at Here is the playlist.

Dec 4, 2006

What a night! Here is the audio file for BSWC 12.02.06

It was fun, wild, surprising and educational. Now you can enjoy in the privacy of your own world. Here is the audio file. The playlist is here.

Dec 1, 2006

Another CC Remix Site: The World Can't Have Enough of Them

Remix Fight is an open remixing site that I have recently discovered via MC Jack in the Box, who also posts at ccMixter.

The model that Remix Fight uses is implied by their name, that is to say it is competitive. Here is what their FAQ has to say:
Remix Fight! is a remixing community open to everyone. We get people to send us source files for their songs and then make that source available for download. People download that source, make a remix, and then e-mail an mp3 of their mix to us. Then, we post all the mp3s we’ve received and set up a poll so that visitors to the site can listen to the mixes and vote on which one they like the best. After a couple weeks, we close the poll and announce a winner.

Most of the songs that we remix are submitted by members of the community or other artists who are making particular songs available for free. By submitting a mix to Remix Fight! you are agreeing to make it available under the Creative Commons Music Sharing License, which basically says that people can download, distribute and perform (i.e. webcast) your mix without paying you any money. Follow the link for the full description. Basically, we just want to be able to host a copy of your mix so that we can keep a public archive of all the past fights.

The loops/source provided by Remix Fight are licensed under the Creative Commons NonCommercial-Sampling+ License, which gives you permission to make a remix and distribute it, provided you don’t charge people for it. If you want to put your mix on a CD that you plan to sell, it would be a good idea to contact the artist of the original track and ask for permission or work out some sort of arrangement. Communication of this type is not within the scope of the Remix Fight admins. Often, you can find the original artist on the forum and contact them with a private message.

The original song retains its copyright and is not included in the same license as the loops. This may sound silly, but the distinction is this: You may distribute, perform and otherwise make freely available your remix, but if the original song has a copyright that prohibits free distrubution or public performance, the fact that you were allowed to make a remix does not mean that you have the right to freely distribute or publicly perform the original work. For the most part, the songs we remix are freely available anyway, so you can pretty much disregard this paragraph.

Here is MC Jack in the Box's remix of Ajai-Dilruba from Fight #0049:

MC Jack in the Box - The Ballywood Remix

Nov 27, 2006

BSWC 08.19.06: Subsystem's Baby

Biotic was on vacation in Nova Scotia and Subsystem was at the controls. I don't have a playlist for this one. Great music and then in the first hour there is a discussion with two females that dropped into the studio. The basic question: What is Creative Commons music and what does it mean?

Enjoy this short trip back in time.

BSWC 08.19.06

Nov 25, 2006

BSWC 11.25.06: Variety and Mystery on a Night in November

11.27.06 Update: Here is the audio file that resulted from the show.

With pleasure, I present this evening's program. "Variety" and "Mystery" are the bywords tonight. Please enjoy.

As always, if you are reading this sometime between 9 and 11 pm Eastern (-5 Greenwich) on Saturday night you can listen to our stream.

If you don't hear it live, then you can always subscribe to the podcast feed:

Here is the feed.

link to iTunes 1-click

Grant Robertson over at CC:365 has a nice little primer on how-to subscribe to podcasts. If you have any questions on using an RSS feed it is very useful.

Mein Mann by Doc
Kripo Munchen by Doc

Une soire chez clothilde coureau by macmartin
Glucklich by Sir Oliver
Haut aus Orange by bergen
sushiforbeginners by Emanuele Napolitano
Dawnbreaker by DJ Tripswitch
Rainy Day by Tatsu
i can ride by thor
The point of view by altor dj
Shiva by kolslok
hunting the dugong by theWell
ton in ton by christian walt
Groovy Saudi by Daniela
BSWC Promo #1 (short) by Lee Rosevere
Fishes Wishes by Daniel Carew
Digital Data by ASHWAN
Child of The Union by La Belle Alliance
Daerden,c'est le Gainsbourg de la politique by 433 erOs
Saudade by Telmo A.
Terroriste terrorism by Alchimie
Méchant by TORP

Nov 20, 2006

Clearing the Backlog: Here is 10.28.06 (Germany and Beyond)

Whoa, it's almost the end of November and I haven't cleared 10.28.06. Well, it was a good show and now it is available for your enjoyment. Here is the file.

Nov 6, 2006

On Day 310 CC:365 meets Pureape

Busy week for biotic...still posting over at CC:365:

"Here is another Swiss connection for CC:365. Pureape is from Zurich and releases their music on the netlabel, Alpinechic. Speed Up is a punchy, little electro tune to heat up your Tuesday.

From their Myspace page:


Pureape has two shows coming up in December. Look for them December 6 in Fribourg and then December 9 in Buttisholz. You can also hear more Pureape this coming Saturday on Black Sweater, White Cat."

Pureape - Speed Up (2:32)

Lisa Debenedictis and YouTube

Recent work from a long-time BSWC friend, Gurdonark...

A search for Lisa pulls up a handful of videos with attribution to her music. This is one of the great things about CC...good CC music can become a social meme and take off...In Gurdonark's words:

Lisa DeBenedictis' song Tigers appears o Lisa DeBenedictis' song Tigers appears on her album Tigers from Lisa is one of the most remixed artists on the 'net, because she kindly posts her a capellas with Creative Commons licenses for others to remix. One of those remixes of her voice, "Brilliant Daze", by professional hip hop musician and producer Pat Chilla the Beat Gorilla, even found its way onto a lonelygirl15 video.

This music video is itself a kind of Creative Commons visual remix. The photographs, which are credited in the film, are all by artists who kindly granted BY or BY SA licenses to use their work. This kind of sharing makes for a Creative Commons (see which is a wonderful alternative to major-corporate-hegemony musical culture.

The visuals of this film are therefore licensed Creative Commons BY SA, while the music is BY SA NC, which permits non-commercial uses.

Thanks to Lisa and her husband B. for allowing use of photos of her in the film.

Later this week we'll take a look at some of the lonelygirl15 stuff.

Nov 5, 2006

Biotic at CC:365: Monk Turner is Day 309

As noted previously, I'm taking my turn posting at CC:365 this week. Today I took the opportunity to share Monk Turner with CC:365 subscribers:

"Monk Turner is a friend of mine at He sent me a message a few weeks ago asking what sort of payola it takes to get included on Black Sweater, White Cat. It just takes some love, baby. I busted out this tune a week or so ago and wow!

Monk has a ton of material at He bills himself as a "Galactic Defender of the Concept Album."

About Monk Turner:

Monk Turner does not write songs. He writes albums.

If you only listen to a song or two, you're missing the point.

Monk began his music career in the early 1990s as a principal songwriter for several groups. It was during this Dark Age that "The Hit Single" phenomenon began to decimate popular music.

Having his own soul saved by rock 'n' roll (think Pink Floyd's The Wall, The Who's Tommy and Rush's 2112) Monk has dedicated his life to becoming a galactic defender of the Concept Album.

Today's version of She's the American Hippie Girl is from a live performance recorded at KXLU in Los Angeles.

Monk Turner_She's the American Hippie Girl (5:10)"

BSWC 11.04.06: Boy, that was fast...

Here is the Starfrosch special edition of Black Sweater, White Cat. While the show was in progress I formally joined the bunch at Starfrosch...I have my very own account now. Very cool. Thanks to Starfrosch for having me!

Nov 4, 2006

BSWC 11.4.06: Hats off to Starfrosch!

That's right, hats off to Starfrosch. It has been about a year since I hipped to what these guys were doing in Bern. I posted their tune Starguitar to CC365 this morning and felt good about it all day. So here is a show that says, "Thank You, Starfrosch!"

As always, if you are reading this sometime between 9 and 11 pm Eastern (-5 Greenwich) on Saturday night you can listen to our stream.

what_you_say by starfrosch
Musik by kru$h feat. centerpole
pluie_en_bourgogne_echo_mix by Centerpole

last night by centerpole
I Consume Anti-Consumption by Vidian
Bubbles For Bellboys by Otis Fodder
La danse de Fatima by Ehma
Andology (Remix) by Bangguru
Betty Ford by 18 Cappuccino
Time by René Vis
Starguitar by Starfrosch
Absolutely smoking cigars by Kukkiva Kunnas
Serie 3 (McLoud Wall Remix) by Starfrosch
Please me by Kukkiva Kunnas
Down on the floor by Happy Elf
What Is Love by Electro
r_evolution by starfrosch
trace_of_the_sun by Centerpole
Kids by DJ Drinks
sevenhundredbeats by duncan_beattie
Clock Works by Seiji Toda
Don't you (ft. s;thaens/j.dewachter) by stefsax
plastic by DAF
Movement Revolution by Cranston Foundation
attaque la banque by Miss Helium

From Bern, Switzerland, It's Starfrosch!

As mentioned previously, this is my week for posting CC music at Here is Day 308:

"I don't completely understand what they are doing over there in Bern, Switzerland with this Starfrosch concept, but that has not kept me from entirely enjoying what they do. It's a podcast, a web 2.0 net community, a Creative Commons music name it, it seems like they have it going on...

Here is something that I stumbled on while putting together tonight's Black Sweater, White Cat. (This song made it into Set #4). I tend to like tunes that include a touch of the electronic along with that organic guitar sound. Yesterday's Day 307-Seiji Toda-Clock Works had that going for it as well.

Here is how the Starfroschers describe what they do and this release, da schau her, on

starfrosch is a collective from bern (.ch) bringing us a
surprisingly popesque and very playful release.

in addition starfrosch is also a platform for podcasting, netaudio-news, networking and a gamecenter. according to douglas adams "hitchhikers guide to the galaxy", frogstar world b is the planet which plans the restaurant at the end of the universe.

that's where we all would like to go, to hear jeannie casey (voc) and carina schilling (voc) unfold their voices, and sing themself into the souls of the listeners. while christoph geissbühler (piano), markus koller (laptop), adriano schneider (guitar) and daniel schärer (bass) are concentrating on groove and harmony during their recording sessions. those guys don't talk about musical biographies, but instead feel like they were born with their instruments and play. and their tonal diversity is best reflected in the music.

It is great, they are great.

Starfrosch-Starguitar (4:33)

P.S. If you are reading this sometime between 9 and 11 pm Eastern (-5 Greenwich) on Saturday night you can listen to the WBCR-LP stream and hear BSWC unfold live.

This song posted by Biotic and I approve of this message."

Nov 3, 2006

Day 307 over at CC:365

I'm simply going nuts over Seiji Toda's tune, Clock Works. I just posted this over at CC:365. I'll be posting there all week.

"Clock Works appeared on two Black Sweater, White Cat playlists during the month of October. I'm completely in love with this song. If you happen on this page and don't subscribe to the CC:365 feed you owe it to yourself to click and download this song. But, what the hell, subscribe and take full advantage of the CC:365 experience.

According to Music Podcast, this is Mr. Toda's second solo release. This song is on a release called There She Goes. His first release was "Hello World" ten years ago.

Podshower has this to say about Mr. Toda and his work:

Famous for being a modernist, the unique Lyricism that lingers from his work for some reason makes one cry. His Latest work along with his sophisticated song-writing is symbolic with the melodic electronica scene of Europe. If there is a music folklore of the computer world in the first half of 21st century, his work will be the one, Masterpiece. In attendance will be extravagant musicians such as Yasuyuki Shimizu(Sax), Keiichi Suzuki(whistler), Saeko Suzuki(Dr. Chorus).

There is also a fantastic little video of the song available at

This song posted by Biotic and I approve of this message.

Seiji Toda-Clock Works (5:13)

P.S. Now it is back to to see what other joy they have for me..."

Nov 2, 2006

BSWC 10.14.06: I really liked this show, listening to it while I write this.

Here is the audio file for the 10.14.06. This show really felt good. Please enjoy. You can find the linked playlist here.

Oct 27, 2006

Tattoo - Beatmapper - Birdsong Remixes

Oh yes! Yes! This is fantastic, couldn't wait for my turn on -- this I love. Off of the humble (yet prolific and wonderfully entertaining) The whole album is great, download it, enjoy it.

This one features "her highness" who I've always thought was great. Thank you Beatmapper and her highness.


Oct 21, 2006

BSWC: Jamendo Tribute Show Airs Again

Somewhere down the line tonite's show became a Jamendo showcase. Great music from great performers coming from great countries. With one exception the entire playlist is from So open your ears, fire up your bit torrent client and enjoy the show. If you are reading this sometime between 9 and 11 pm EST on Saturday night you can listen to our stream.

  1. El Cuarto de Tula by SONGO 21 from LLEGO SONGO 21 !
  2. Piensa by Kolokon from Rock'n'Roll Patxuko
  3. en silence ton corps by les bas d'anselm from résurrection
  4. Anais' remix by LEGO from remix&collaborations
  5. Aya by Monsieur Z from
  6. Radio Moon by Kvaleoun from Maxi Experimentation
  7. The rebel call by Kolokon from Rock'n'Roll Patxuko
  8. Ma foi by Abdou Day from Libre
  9. Bahbushska by Systylé from Loin d'en naître
  10. Dubougnoule ( Rene Naba/Eric B... by Zabaniet from Des Mots De Zabaniet
  11. Psychotropique by Kopasetik from Warped Dimensions
  12. FreeTibet by misterjok from Made in Auzole
  13. Dee Tea by Dee Mond from Dee Mond EP
  14. Arabian Night (Original Mix) by DJ Mora from Marrakech Express
  15. Mr Parker and Mr Smith by Poxfil from Boards of Pays-Bas
  16. Dubamatic by Paiheux from Enfance
  17. Ce que mon art te dira by Kaiser IK from Et la lumière fut
  18. Faut qu'j'rebondisse by Bern Li from Faut qu'j'rebondisse
  19. No names before the games by John Sore & his Afro-Safety from Eleven funky love songs
  20. I love you and you love me by DRDJEKILL from DRDJEKILL 3
  21. Bouge toi by Sophie Cappere from Parenthèse enchantée
  22. La truite by Siegfried Gautier from Emilie & les acariens
  23. Dubougnoule ( Rene Naba/Eric B... by Zabaniet from Des Mots De Zabaniet

Oct 20, 2006

BSWC Podex #009: The Random Becomes Deliberate

The inspiration for this Podcast Extra comes from a random playlist generated by Itunes while I was working on migrating files to a new computer. I had loaded about 350 CC songs into a virgin Itunes Library and was listening when this bit of shuffle magic happened.

Music in this Podex includes Le groove de decembre by SpatzAttack, Truc 04 by Xcyril and Regim Liquid by Regim Liquid. All tracks are available at

Oct 10, 2006

Black Sweater, White Cat features Music from Jamendo

Here is a program from September 16. The show featured music from Jamendo: some old, some new. Join us and discover how deep a resource Jamendo really is...

Oct 7, 2006

BSWC 10.7.06: CC Music from the Heart

10.18.07 Update: At last, here is the audio file for this edition of BSWC.

Here is the playlist for tonight. It is absolutely amazing how deep the Creative Commons music well is and if you are new to CC music come and visit, explore these pages, sample a show or two. These artists are thoughtful, talented and they just plain get it. Don't forget, if you are in the net neighborhood from 9:00 to 11:00 Eastern (Greenwich -5), stop by and listen to the stream.

Song Of the Sahara by Beth Quist
Sweet Dissonance by Anup
O Sapo do Rio Vermelho by Stonkas y Congas
Bagamoyo (Radio edit) by Casiokids
Deja Correr by Mutandina
Mezza Messa by Falik
Mwana kapinga by YELIZ K.
Dans un monde vert by arthak
Flee Out Of Her My People by Messian Dread
conspiracy_theories by Messian Dread
lifelong fiction by aphilas
Falling by Twizzle
The Shnay Speaks by Cagey House
Yellow_Chaos by Realaze
Casamojo part three by DOC PILOT
Music Is Music by Perky Chap
New Seclusion by Rocky Mountain Funk Paul Keeley
101 by ne:o
Completly mysticism by Dr Kuch
Bernard 6:22 by Eloi Brunelle
HerHeroHeroin by Mepa
Electrokitschintersideral by littlecaniche

Sep 29, 2006

BSWC 9.30.06 Audio File now available

Here is tomorrow's show. A show filled with ccMixter goodness, prerecorded for your pleasure. Playlist with links to follow, I hope. On-the-road this weekend, will be back in the studio live next week. Enjoy life!

Sep 22, 2006

BSWC Podex #7: The Missing Link

Yo! I got a ahead of myself with #8. This one was waiting for the voice-over and got missed in the rush to #8. Omars Attacks! I love this release from Jamendo. It's called Strawberries from Outer Space and it has simply got everything going.

The set concludes with something from a release called Kraut Fuer Alle by Schäng Pfui & Mätes B. The tune is called Ich bin ein Muehlen Koelsch. These guys are from Cologne, Germany and the release is a must download. Enjoy the missing link.

Sep 19, 2006

Ambient Pills : As Promised

This is great chill out, inspirational, ambient. Nice full rich sound, gentle layering, and just stimulating enough that you could lay back in a nice leather chair at the end of a long night and freshen your brain.

BSWC Podex #8: Enjoy some nice music

Here is a quick 4 song Podex. It begins with Irene Bolis from Italy, continues with the Portable Folk Band out of Philly. Next it features two artists from, Ashwan and cdk. It works for me. I hope you enjoy. Podcast Extra #8.

Sep 16, 2006

BSWC 9.16.06: CC Music from Around the World (The one-year anniversary show)

It is another Jamendo night at Black Sweater, White Cat. We are loving the new, Web 2.0 features that have been installed at Jamendo. The site just keeps getting better and better. I can remember when Subsystem sent me a link for Jamendo and it was a funky little thing that was all in French (it wasn't the language that was my main barrier, it was the funky code). Now look at you, Jamendo...You are so cool. The P2P thing can get a little goofy with the new releases, but you don't have to worry with the established releases. Once something is discovered, it gets seeded and the little P2P pods can do their thing. (I'm still a little "Ted Stevens" about the P2P magic). Someone should try to explain it to me sometime. Meanwhile, enjoy the fruits of my torrent.

If you are in the net neighborhood from 9:00 to 11:00, stop by and listen to the stream.

The Meridian Show by JeffD CLARK
Biomythos by Revolution Void
Jet Set by Kiff'On
Stelle della mia anima (experiment mix) by deejay dav
We Dance The Gerbil Dance (Techno Dance Victim) by David Alexander McDonald
apricot hill by Grace Valhalla
Voyage by Flatlink
Hot Dog by Dean Chris
mh mh mh by plunk
Requiem pour une goutte d'eau a la con by Skandalo Publico
Antwerpen by Mad in H
Opium Noir (Another World Mix) by Realaze
Geodetic Transmissions by Revolution Void
Six eight by sebteix
she is not a human! by Omars Attacks
dance from outer space by Omars Attacks

nebulous advice in july (ft. Ran Dumb Dots. meliss... by Tomas PhUsIoN
Ich bin ein Muehlen Koelsch by Schaeng Pfui
Amiga Resurection by Marti van Lin
Bauhelm Dub by disrupt
Wüste Gobbi by LUXUS
never get out by Tomas PhUsIoN

Sep 14, 2006

Tout en Un : Crisp Funk

Yep, that's right, that nice, crisp funk sound. These guys have it and it is nice to hear. 14 tracks on the release. Give Midnight Funk a spin and that should give you an idea of whether this one is for you.

Sep 12, 2006

BSWC Podex #006--Bringing back the podex

It has been some time since we have posted a Podcast Extra. The inspiration for #006 comes directly from Podcamp Boston. This is the unconference that was held last weekend at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. Wonderful meetup of like-minded folks with podcasts on the brain. I began to think that the broadcast to podcast model that I have been following might be a bit stale. So I'm going to spice the feed up with some real, life, down-to-the-bone podcasting. Let me know what you think.

For those of you that subscribe to the feed or those of you who might, what do you think? Shorter, internet-only podcasts, reworked 2-hour broadcasts, or both? Leave a note or send a note to


Here is the playlist for Podex #006

Tic-Tac by Kvaleoun
Gare de l'Est by Arno DOXOUND
Dee Tea by Dee Mond
wearing nothing but attitude by baroquedub
Son Chetverty: Zapah Leta i Apelsinov by Zmeerozy

Sep 9, 2006

Replay of 2/18/2006

I had planned on doing a live show this evening, had some special picks that will just need to wait, but I will be too far out of town at a wedding to make it back for the show. So I hope you enjoy a replay of one of my personal favorite's BSWC 2/18/2006.

Subsystem7 out.

Sep 2, 2006

BSWC Artist Playlist for 09.02.06

Update: Here is the audio file for 9.2.06

Oh man, busy week for CC music here at the BSWC zone. Been blogging CC:365 all week and now it's time for the show. Here is the playlist. Hopefully, links will follow and get updated before showtime.

If you are in the Net Neighborhood between 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm EDT, you are welcome to tune into our live streamcast. Thanks for listening.

Hay mujeres que quitan el sueno mejor que un cafe by Micko
Depuis toi by justine jefferson
Superheros by Matthew Tyas
Janglinserbulli by LUXUS
Stranger From Below by Trifonic by Lisa DeBenedictis
gimmie by Mr Nuts
Jazzy by Mando Mango
Intro by My Name Is Fantastik
Anarchy Of The Rockin Clan by My Name Is Fantastik
Shake by littlecaniche
lounge-love_satellite[remix] by elektrohaendler
memories of summer / goodbye August by tatsu
Headphonetic by Revolution Void
Pizzicato Suite (I Like This Pizzicato Suite) by Rasterfahndung
Storm Riders by Realaze
I like that! by Bep
Intelligencia Test (feat. Sam-A) by Monsieur Z
Roots song by Bep
After the rain by Christian Walt
what's a boy to do? by hachi

Aug 13, 2006

Noon Gun in Halifax

Still on Vacation. Here is a recording I made of the Noon gun at the Citadel in Halifax. It is not BSWC, but we all need some diversity from time to time. It is nice to roadtripping through Canada. Wonderful country.

Had a cup of coffee with Grant Robertson and Chris Campbell of CC:365 fame here in Halifax yesterday. If you are ever in Halifax, then I suggest a cup of joe at the Mud Room. Nice little place.

Subsystem is back with a brand new, fresh BSWC next Saturday. Oh, the anticipation.

Aug 6, 2006

Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick 2003_052

Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick 2003_052
Originally uploaded by Harrogate.

Vacations are wonderful.

On vacation

Biotic is on a road trip. We are in reruns until a couple weeks from now when Subsystem will do a fresh show. Biotic's back at the end of the month. In the meantime, here is a rerun from last October.

Jul 31, 2006

Calling all Happy Elf fans...

New release today on WM Recordings WM048, Together by Happy Elf. This is a great release. Analogue Synthesizer Heaven, liberal 80s reference brought nicely into the next century, tight composition, fun, and ridiculous. Love it!

-- ss7

Jul 22, 2006

BSWC Artist Playlist for 07.22.06

Here is the audio file.

Ma foi by Abdou Day
Jaoranary [Malagasy version] (feat. Lego) by Abdou Day
See my people by METISSE
Earth Rightful Ruler (CD Mix 2 by Messian Dread
argument by Disrupt
Truth And Freedom in Dub by Blaminack meets Messian Dread
Every other day by METISSE
Powerdub by SMILEY
IK+ by disrupt
Mek Dub Not War (Soulfyre Deejays Remix) by isodyne
Sternenwelt by Mikromops
fire and roll by RMX
Hauptkommissar Dub by Doc
Bauhelm Dub by disrupt
fbs fonky bledy style by RMX
J'ai connu des man by Systylé
Cule Cule Bom Bom by Kepay
Si Soy, Yo by Kepay
Sans Regrets by Dubphil
United nations by Drunksouls
Yama by Monsieur Z
Ganeia by Monsieur Z

Jul 15, 2006

BSWC Artist Playlist and Audio File for 07.15.06

Update: Here is the audio file for this edition.

Jamendo is amazing! I started working my way through my hard drives to put this show together and after a couple of hours I found that the resulting one and a half hours of music were all from Jamendo with only two exceptions. Jamendo is so deep and comprehensive...they cover any mood and there are several moods that are covered in this show. They have really come a long way since Subsystem7 sent me the link about a year ago. I hope you enjoy the show.

If you are in the Net Neighborhood between 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm EDT, you are welcome to tune into our live streamcast. Thanks for listening.

Le magicien d'Oz by Eva Garcia
Mercader de cometas by LaBarcaDeSua
Cythere by Niconoclaste
Lovely Trip by Niconoclaste

quincailler de style... by thierry blanchard
Superheros by Matthew Tyas
Nada by MC Jack in the Box
Disco trashcan by SILVER666
Ticalon trip by Chelmi
Make me so hot by Poxfil
give a praise by RMX
Stop USA by Dubphil
Soleil noir by Dd le malfrat
grass is green by subatomicglue
Here We Go by Digital Josh
Robot Wars by binar pilot
Estranged Panic by JT Bruce
The blue star by Greg Baumont
Serenity by Lukka
l'angle du mur b y les bas d'anselm
Like you want by littlecaniche

Jul 7, 2006

BSWC Artist Playlist and Audio File for 07.08.06

Check it out. Here is the audio file . A bunch of stuff from CCHits in this show. I simply love the title of the first song.

Another interesting aspect of tonight's program is the appearance by two ccmixters with remix versions of the song, Ophelia by Musetta. We have been playing the original Ophelia on this show since we started doing this last fall, but last friday Musetta posted the song to ccMixter and they have been off to the races.

If you are in the Net Neighborhood between 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm EDT, you are welcome to tune into our live streamcast. Thanks for listening.

even i by irene bolis
Ophelia by MC Jack in the Box
Defiant & Proud by Justine Electra
Hinge, Door, Et Cetera by Portable Folk Band
Lovesong for Cornerstone Willy by Caligvla's Sisters
Wings of the meditations by La none
Forgive & forget by Rhythm Beating Silence aka RBS
Live in 1789 by Saelynh
Music is Libre by Jane His Wife
Ophelia's Lounge by cdk
Cleaning His Gun by Four Stones
Our Strategy Is Clear by sounddevisor
You Will See That I Won't Agree by Pete V.
Good Touch (Eloi Brunelle Remix) by Alland Byallo
Black Elk Mountain by Twizzle
Stop! by Silence
Fear by Mr. Zack
TheHorrorOhTheHorror by Bike
Speed Up by Pureape
Pulse whomadewho mix by Namosh
Hot Pink, Distorted by 50FOOTWAVE
Shiftless Layabout by Doug & Ray
FU by Reptoids
Indigena (hijo de la selva) by Guarapita

CC Attention in the Print Media (BSWC gets a mention)

WBCR Member and Programmer, Paul Rapp also has a weekly column in Albany's alternative weekly, Metroland and has put together a 2 part series on music from the internet.  The second part appears in this week's edition and has some nice words about Creative Commons licenses and BSWC.  Good on ya', Paul.
There is a growing body of great music available through Creative Commons licenses, where the artist specifically releases the music on the Web for people to download for free. Why would they do that, you ask? So you will listen to it, dummy! These artists have come to the conclusion that they’d rather have folks actually listen to their music than pitch it to a big label on the slight chance that a label would release it and the even slighter chance that the label would properly promote and distribute it, and the miniscule chance that some radio station might actually play it. Post it, baby, and it’s gone.

Jun 30, 2006

BSWC Artist Playlist and Audio File for 07.01.06 (Grant Robertson Interview Included with Every Download)

It was Saturday. Big news was an on-the-fly interview with CC365's Grant Robertson. Hear some of Grant's perspective on music and the creative commons, how he got the idea for CC365 and what he sees as the next steps in popularizing the Creative Commons concept. Here is the playlist and audio file for this week.

If you are in the Net Neighborhood between 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm EDT, you are welcome to tune into our live streamcast. Thanks for listening.

Smoking by Lonah from Pièces
check-mate by loobke from water & boots
My destination by Lizzi from Love and you and I
Resist And Resolution by Liquid Zen from Elements At Loop 10
Cool College Kid by Big Cheez
1- show me remix by LEGO from remix&collaborations
Kashi-Koshi by Mad in H from Kashi-Koshi
je flotte by Bep
Through the Backyards by Au Revoir Simone from Verses of Comfort, Assurance a...
Set music to the moon by _ghost from ccMixter
Fort Minor Folkstoned by DJ Tarquin from ccMixter
ton in ton by christian walt from permanent hangover [id15]
Sternenwelt by Mikromops from Mikromops
New Strut by Dafluke
Lollipop by Motoboiler from Forecast EP
Heaven by Pete V.
Six O'Clock Whispers by vitaminsforyou from Free Fill Specter EP
Secret Fascination by Atomic Tom from Anthems For The Disillusioned
Submarine (featuring Lisa Rein... by Briareus from ccMixter
Le Discours by MAIS 69 ? from MAIS 69?
We Be Gettin' Busy by Hidden_Fortress from ccMixter

Jun 28, 2006

BSWC Friend, Mike Linksvayer (CTO, Creative Commons) on Netsquared Podcast

While browsing Creative Commons-tagged items at Odeo, I came across this interview with Mike Linksvayer.  Mike is a BSWC friend and, dare I say, a fan of our little podcast.  He has an excellent understanding of the intellectual property issues that are emerging from the digital revolution.  Give it a listen.

Jun 27, 2006

BSWC Audio File from 6.24.06 Available

Here is the show from last Saturday night. A lot of different sources and sounds. The playlist is posted below.

Jun 26, 2006

WM Recordings taking submissions for V/A Compilation

I found this posted at

"It's been a while, September 2005, since our theme compilation 'Numerology' was released, and given we in all modesty can safely say it was a modest succes, why not do another one?

The title of the new comp will be 'Mystic Moods', which seemingly is on a New Age theme again. It too will come with a twist, of course it will, we're fairly certain by now you will have learned from our ever growing catalogue that 'different' isn't WM Recordings' trademark for nothing! But actually there's far more to it: religion having a comeback of sorts, the mystical inspired (deadly) action that is hot these days, it really looks like a nerve is touched.

Rules, few rules, though there are some.
Read all info here:

and look around the rest of the website to get an idea of the music we have released so far:

Looking forward to your musical contributions!

best wishes,

Jun 21, 2006

CC365: Hats Off to Grant Robertson

The reports are true. Biotic and Subsystem have joined the CC365 team. If you are a BSWC listener, then you know we have made multiple references to the CC365 project. Grant Robertson has been blogging one Creative Commons musical piece a day since the beginning of the year. This continued through Day 142 and then the site went on a hiatus. Subsystem and I were talking one day during the hiatus and decided to ask Grant if he would like some help. We are honored that he accepted our offer to begin sharing our CC Music experience with CC365 subscribers. I began this week with Day 168 and will continue until Day 173 which is Friday. Subsystem will pick it up on Saturday.

It has been a lot of fun and very different than compiling a weekly show of 20-24 CC tunes. When you have only one shot you get far more particular. Also, the effort that you put into the post's narrative is much more intense. It takes time and effort. My hat is off to you, Grant Robertson. You put together Day 1 through Day 142. It's a real service to both the artists in the CC community and to all of us that continue to be amazed by the depth of creativity that exists in that community.

Can you feel the love?

Microsoft to Offer CC License Option in Office Applications

CNET is reporting that Creative Commons and Microsoft will make an announcement today that Microsoft has released a CC Licensing tool for their Office Suite. Users can simply select the appropriate Creative Commons license and it is applied to the document:
"Currently, some Web-based tools let people associate a Creative Commons license with information. But Microsoft is the first vendor to embed a license-selection option inside its applications, said Lawrence Lessig, the founder of the Creative Commons and a Stanford Law School professor.

"This is important to us because a huge amount of creative work is created inside the Office platform. Having a simple way to add Creative Commons licenses obviously helps us spread those licenses much more broadly," Lessig said."

Jun 18, 2006

European Podcasters Team Up To Lobby WIPO

This is a big one. The fix appears to be in for the big Broadcasting conglomerates to tie up copyrights for material they broadcast, even if the content is in the public domain or under a Creative Commons license. Just the mere fact that they have touched it would be enough.

From Blogger News Network via Boing Boing:

UK Podcasters Association has been joined by the Irish Podrepbod and German Podcastverband to lobby WIPO in a pan-european effort to assert podcasters' rights at the WIPO meeting in Barcalona Wednesday, June 21st.

There is an online petition here - the text follows:

To: World Intellectual Property organization (WIPO)

This is a petition to the World Intellectual Property organization (WIPO) regarding the Broadcast Treaty as it affects podcasting and podcasters.

This treaty as it stands gives broadcasters (not creators or copyright holders) the right to tie up the use of audiovisual material for 50 years after broadcasting it, even if the programs are in the public domain, Creative Commons licensed, or not copyrightable.

We consider this to be an infringement of the right of the originator of a work to determine its form of licence, future usage and copyright status.

Further, the extension of the Broadcast Treaty to include Podcasting does not take into account the many forms of the new medium of podcasting which do not correspond to broadcast models. We uphold our right to be different from broadcasting and therefore subject to legislation which takes these differences into account.

We, podcast creators, producers and supporters of the global podcasting community, earnestly request that WIPO respect, acknowledge and include the following in any revision of the Broadcast Treaty:

- Broadcaster copyright cannot overrule podcast copyright or other licence

- Podcasting is not broadcasting and the two must not be conflated (forced together)

- The wishes of the creator regarding their rights in their work must be respected

- Creative Commons licences, GPU licences, "free forever" licences (in whatever form) are legitimate and must be upheld in perpetuity.

BSWC's CCMixter Special Edition

Here is the link to the 192 Kbps file at It was a lot of fun and I plan more CCMixter specials. Big thanks to all the mixters.

Jun 16, 2006

BSWC Artist Playlist for 06.17.06

It is pretty much a ccmixter kind of night on tap at BSWC. 20 out of 24 tunes are from the most original and fun music site going right now. Most of this material is retrospective with the exception of the first remix by Code. Code's work with Cibelle's vocals should nail down a spot in the ccmixter/Crammed Disc winner's circle.

If you are in the Net Neighborhood between 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm EDT, you are welcome to tune into our live streamcast. Thanks for listening.

Noite de Carnaval by Code (vocal tracks by Cibelle)
Softer Silk by Dj Lenin
Revolve by His Boy Elroy
Deep Down In My Heart by fourstones
The Next Step by Trifonic
Action at a Relaxation Spa by shockshadow
Future Retro activity (instrum... by Pat Chilla The Beat Gorilla
(hidden) Trifonic Blast 2 (rem... by lethal
Wadidyusay (Beatgorilla's 28 g... by Pat Chilla The Beat Gorilla
The Revolution (Will Not Be Blogged) by
mikolaj_met_trzaska_pori (Love is the Greatest Alchemy) by HPP/G3
A Little Like Love by Falik
Crawl! (radio edit) by Cezary Ostrowski
Serenity by Lukka
You Can't Stop It by Przypadeck
Mr Tommy by phusion
The Space Bandidos by Gorowksi
I swim (radio edit) by Cezary Ostrowski
borderline-DU-remix by bradsucks
Making Me Nervous (Cezary Ostrowski mix) by Brad Sucks
Bored on Your Backside! by trifonic
BelowLambourgino-teru-remix by... by Lisa DeBenedictis
counterfeit funk (wired freest... by jsn