Category Archives: Through The Static

Through the Static Episode 37 – 17/07/24

Once again reaching all across the spectrum of genres, music, and time to bring you a swell line-up of tunes. From bluegrass country, to driving rock, to bits and pieces rearranged to make something new, check out another episode of Through the Static below!

  • The Recap – The Dead South
  • You Outta Know – Alannis Morissette
  • Everything Hits At Once – Spoon
  • I.B.M. – Throbbing Gristle
  • Friends of Mr. Cairo – Jon & Vangelis
  • Le Risque – King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  • Frontier Psychiatrist – The Avalanches

Also, I released an album this past weekend! It’s called Prairie Stairs, out now on all streaming platforms, so check it out (might play something off of it next week :). And if you like the album and like Through the Static and are just generally feeling generous, you can also find the album on Bandcamp and purchase it for a small donation!

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Through the Static Episode 36 – 03/07/24

Yes I am once again able to do regular broadcasts, yay! Despite a couple technical difficulties early in the show I’m still able to bring you a great lineup of songs! From Canadian classics to synthy funky tracks, and everything in between sit down and enjoy another installment of Through the Static!

  • The Things I Do For Money – The Northern Pikes
  • Simple Dude – Tokyo Police Club
  • Ukiuq – The Jerry Cans
  • 17 18 19 – Ibibio Sound Machine
  • Dance Yrself Clean – LCD Soundsystem
  • She’s In Parties – Bauhaus
  • Not Ready To Make Nice – The Chicks
  • The Line – Vera Sola

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Through the Static Episode 35 – 26/06/24

365 Celebration – 1 Year of Through the Static!

Well friends, after an over-extended hiatus I’m back once again! I hope to be more consistent going forward but with life you never know what will come at you 🙂 Anyhow, I’m back this week with a handful of tracks to get you up and moving through the heat of summer evenings! Some funky, some dancey, and some more mellow tracks to get you through whatever life might be throwing at you, you never know what you’ll find through the static 😉

  • Ladykillers – Lush
  • Celebrity Skin – Hole
  • 365 – Charli XCX
  • 365 – Waxahatchee
  • Pink Pony Club – Chappell Roan
  • That Lady Pts 1 & 2 – The Isley Brothers
  • i – Kendrick Lamar
  • L’AMOUR DE MA VIE – Billie Eilish
  • Falling – Julee Cruise

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Through the Static Episode 34 – 29/05/24

We’re finally back! After about a month of hiatus (and a bit of a blooper episode last week while I figured out the technical difficulties 🙂 I’m finally back to doing my show, broadcasting remotely from Calgary! I’ll be here until September, hopefully broadcasting every week from now on, so tune in!

  • May – Complete Mountain Almanac 
  • Problem With It – Plains
  • I’ve Been Riding With The Ghost – Songs: Ohia
  • Roygbiv – Boards of Canada
  • Fuel My Fire – The Prodigy
  • Self Esteem – The Offspring
  • Teenland – The Northern Pikes
  • Starburned and Unkissed – Caroline Polachek

Plus, here’s the episode from last week (May 22) in case you wanna hear (skip to about 20 mins in since the first bit is just static 🙂

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Through the Static Episode 33 – 24/04/24

Taking a dive into the 90s and beyond today to bring you that upbeat summer vibe. With the warmer weather and longer days you’re gonna need that extra energy so check out these tunes to get you going!

  • Goca Dünya – Altin Gün
  • Cemalin – Altin Gün
  • Jumper – Third Eye Blind
  • Dark Necessities – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Intergalactic – Beastie Boys
  • Film – The Bad Plus
  • Pretty Pimpin – Kurt Vile
  • Teen Town – Weather Report
  • Born Slippy (Nuxx) – Underworld
  • April 8th – Neutral Milk Hotel

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Through the Static Episode 32 – 10/04/24

A focus on some fun piano tunes, ambitious instrumental tracks, and emotionally charged bangers. Enjoy the usual collection of chunes.

  • Sunflower – Dizzy
  • You’re So Vain – Carly Simon
  • I Feel The Earth Move – Carole King
  • It’s Too Late – Carole King
  • Cantaloupe Island – Herbie Hancock
  • I’m Waiting For The Man – The Velvet Underground
  • YYZ – Rush
  • Good Luck, Babe! – Chappell Roan
  • Take What’s Given – BADBADNOTGOOD

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Through the Static Episode 31 – 03/04/24

Happy April and start of spring! To kick off the season, here is a selection for all the April Fools, the indieheads, the classic hiphop enjoyers, and for those who just want to chill while the rain falls outside. Remember, the April showers bring May flowers!

  • Bitter Boogie – King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
  • April Fool – Chalk Circle
  • Mold – Lunar Vacation
  • Cutting Corners – Lunar Vacation
  • Peg – Steely Dan
  • Eye Know – De La Soul
  • Oh My God – A Tribe Called Quest
  • Raid – MF Doom & Madlib
  • All Caps – MF Doom & Madlib
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
  • El Condor Pasa – Simon and Garfunkel

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Through the Static Episode 30 – 27/03/24

Hoping today between the eloquently frustrated, to the virtually viral, to the downright loud, we’ve got it all on Through the Static! And THANK YOU ALL for 30 episodes, I appreciate you all listening! Check out the recording below, along with a little behind the scenes pic from my sister who was in studio with me today 🙂

  • so american – Olivia Rodrigo
  • Good For You – Olivia Rodrigo
  • Stick Season – Noah Kahan
  • All the Things I Wasn’t – Grapes of Wrath
  • Vampire Empire – Adrianne Lenker
  • Live Forever – Oasis
  • Hampton City Cowboy – Lowell
  • The Magician – Andy Shauf
  • To Your Love- Fiona Apple
  • Limp – Fiona Apple
  • Freak On A Leash – Korn
  • Black Paint – Death Grips

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Through the Static 29 – 13/03/24

Shameless self-promotion time! Playing a nice selection of tunes today, many of which are themed around the exhibits from this years Knowledge Integration Exhibition! Running from Monday March 18-Saturday March 23 at the St Jeromes Gymnasium on the University of Waterloo campus, check it out and learn more here!

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Through the Static Episode 28 – 28/02/24

Warming you up on a cold and windy Wednesday night, tune into Through the Static for all the tracks, new and old, to keep you warm and cozy!

  • Marquee Moon – Television
  • The Stranger – Billy Joel
  • French Press – Rolling Blackouts C.F.
  • Your Woman – White Town
  • Birthday – The Sugarcubes
  • The Limit To Your Love – Feist
  • I Fell It All – Feist
  • My Own Summer (Shove It) – Deftones

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Through the Static Episode 27 – 14/02/24

Valentines Day edition! Playing a selection of songs that reflect all (or at last some) sides of love; the good, the bad, and the bittersweet! From romantic love, to long-distance love, to unrequited love, to self-love, to platonic love, check out this week’s episode for the scoop on love!

  • Valentine – Snail Mail
  • Heat Wave – Snail Mail
  • Jolene – Dolly Parton
  • Necessary Evil – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Valentine – Laufey
  • For the First Time – MacDemarco
  • For the First Time – Best Coast
  • I Got You – Lydia Persaud
  • Love My Way – Psychedelic Furs
  • Without You Without Them – boygenius

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Through the Static Episode 26 – 07/02/24

The radio appreciation special! (well not that much, just a couple songs 🙂 Listen to me gush over music stories and connections, and over songs that are dedicated to radio, as we do the usual twist and turn through genres and decades.

  • Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
  • Today – Jefferson Airplane
  • Listen to the Radio – Pukka Orchestra
  • Radio Gaga – Queen
  • Radio Silence – Blue Peter
  • Transmission – Joy Division
  • Shut Up and Drive – Rihanna
  • American Teenager – Ethel Cain
  • A House in Nebraska – Ethel Cain

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Through the Static Episode 25 – 31/01/24

Exploring many different feelings as we go Through the Static; from ambitious dance tracks to introspective guitar ballads, poppy tunes to prog rock epics.

  • Sweet Talking Woman (Live at Wembley – 2017) – ELO
  • Cross the Sea – Alex G
  • Faceshopping – SOPHIE
  • The Wrote and the Writ – Johnny Flynn
  • Change – Tears for Fears
  • Crumbling Castle – King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  • Ain’t it Fun – Paramore

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CKMS Community Connections for 22 January 2024: Bob & Yenny interview with DJ Jordan & “Through the Static”

Download: ckms-community-connections-2024-01-22-episode149-DJ-Jordan-Through-The-Static.mp3 (55 MB, 1h00m02s)

DJ Jordan with Through the Static, on Wednesdays at 9 PM til 10 PM and replay on Saturdays at 1 PM til 2 PM. Bob and I enjoyed our chat with DJ Jordan, who puts in a lot of thought to her shows and is a genuine music lover, spinning her vinyls.

DJ Jordan is currently an undergraduate student at University of Waterloo, and CCC is looking forward to following up on Monday, March 11th, in studio, with Jordan and her professor.  A conversation that will conclude  during the week of March 18th, and exhibit held at UW.

Thank you DJ Jordan!

Throughout the hour, Bob played Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.

Bonus Video

YouTube: (1) CKMS Community Connections for 22 January 2024 with Jordan Kalist of Through The Static

Through The Static (black letters on a background of B&W television static, with a sound waveform running between the words)

CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Friday 3pm-4pm (sunflower logo on the left, black and purple lettering on a teal background to the right and below)

Through the Static Episode 24 – 24/01/24

Hitting a wide range of emotions and feelings today; everything from angry and disdainful noise, to sentimental indie, to soulful protest. Just another Wednesday night on Through the Static 🙂

  • Walk Away – The Box
  • Halo – Depeche Mode
  • Black on Black on Black – Frog
  • Man Proposes, God Disposes – Sprain
  • Pillars of Society – Kev Carmody
  • So You Are Tired – Sufjan Stevens
  • One – Three Dog Night
  • Sweet Ones – Sarah Slean
  • Sadness as a Gift – Adrianne Lenker

Through the Static Episode 23 – 17/01/24

Wooooooo we’re (finally) back! After an extended hiatus of Through the Static, I’m so excited to bring you a new year of shows and tracks that I love! Looking forward to discovering more music this year and sharing it with all of you!

  • January – Complete Mountain Almanac
  • Eugene – Arlo Parks
  • Expectations – Belle and Sebastian
  • You’re So Vain – Carly Simon
  • From the Ritz to the Rubble – Arctic Monkeys
  • There’d Better Be a Mirrorball – Arctic Monkeys
  • Kill Bill – SZA
  • Misterioso – Thelonious Monk
  • Don’t Get Me Wrong – The Pretenders
  • Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus

Through the Static Episode 22 – 13/12/23

The last episode of 2023, and it’s a tear-jerker! Playing tunes that have a particularly special place in my heart, songs that speak to me about the nature of life, love, and relationships. Hope you enjoy and see you in the New Year!

  • Change – Big Thief
  • illicit affairs – Taylor Swift
  • Graceland Too – Phoebe Bridgers
  • Tonight Tonight – The Smashing Pumpkins
  • The Place Where He Inserted the Blade – Black Country, New Road
  • Burning Pile – Mother Mother
  • Elf’s Lament – Barenaked Ladies
  • Unknown/Nth – Hozier


Through the Static Episode 21 – 06/12/23

After a couple weeks of chill vibes, we pick things back up this week, alternating between dance-pop tracks spanning decades, some rock classics, and blissful indie. Enjoy!

  • Baba O’Riley – The Who
  • Welcome to My Island – Caroline Polachek
  • DARE – Gorillaz
  • Drop the Guillotine – Peach Pit
  • Being So Normal – Peach Pit
  • Nosferatu Man – Slint
  • I Want You – Savage Garden
  • West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys
  • Bright Lights – Gary Clark Jr.
  • Help! – The Beatles
  • my future – Billie Eilish

Through the Static Episode 20 – 29/11/23

Winter is here, and with it brings a sense of calm and peace (for some) that can overshadow even the busiest of times. At least that’s how I feel, and I’ve got a lineup this week to hopefully make you feel a bit of the same! So sit back next to a fire or a heater, close your eyes, and let the music take you away to wherever you wish you were.

  • Black Sheep – Metric
  • White Winter Hymnal – Fleet Foxes
  • Say Yes – Elliot Smith
  • Lost on You – LP
  • not a lot, just forever – Adrienne Lenker
  • You Were Not Fit For the Day – Leah Senior
  • Shuggie  – Foxygen
  • Harlequin – Weather Report
  • Suddenly I See – KT Tunstall
  • This Year – The Mountain Goats
  • Adult Diversion – Alvvays
  • I Don’t Feel it Like I Used To – Louise Burns

Through the Static Episode 19 – 22/11/23

A chill and laid-back evening with laid-back tunes spanning decades and genres. Whether you want neo-psychedelia, classic hip-hop, or indie deep dives we’ve got it here for you! Grab something cozy and check it out.

  • The River – King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  • On the Run – Fat Night
  • Doo Wop (That Thing) – Ms Lauryn Hill
  • Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey (Medley) – Paul McCartney
  • 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover – Paul Simon
  • Derdimi Dökersem – Altin Gün
  • Everyone You Touch – Shearwater
  • High Horse – Kasey Musgraves
  • Guinesses – MF Doom
  • Be My Fire – The Blue Stones


Through the Static Episode 18 -15/11/23

Today we start and end with some classic indie, and have an awesome 80s synthy dance party in the middle! Super fun late-night listen (or for any time of day), listen below!

  • Your Ex-Lover Is Dead – Stars
  • Favourite Boy – Half Moon Run
  • Come On Forest Fire, Burn the Disco Down – Rae Spoon
  • Blue Monday – New Order
  • Living On Video – Trans-X
  • Smalltown Boy – Bronski Boy
  • World in my Eyes – Depeche Mode
  • Subdivisions – Rush
  • Arias and Symphonies – Spoons
  • The Way We Get By – Spoon
  • Expert In A Dying Field – The Beths

Through the Static Episode 17 – 01/11/23

We’re back with another episode this week. Switching between some spookier stuff, some modern classics, and some of my favourites. Thanks as always for listening 🙂

  • One Hundred Years – The Cure
  • Starman – David Bowie
  • Blackstar – David Bowie
  • I Want Wind to Blow – The Microphones
  • The Magician – Dizzy
  • High and Dry – Radiohead
  • Rumpus Room – Xiu Xiu, Liars
  • Chiquitita – ABBA

Through the Static Episode 16 – 25/10/23

Today’s episode starts off with an epically long tune, then takes a bit of a spooky turn with some Halloween-themed tunes. As always, thanks for listening!

  • Storm – Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  • Spooky – Classics IV
  • Witchy Woman – Eagles
  • Time Warp – Cast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Circumstances – Rush
  • Andromeda – Weyes Blood
  • Walking at a Downtown Pace – Parquet Courts


Through the Static Episode 15 – 18/10/23

Episode 15 of Through the Static see’s the usual jump across decades and genres, but this time we incorporate more physical mediums of music. CD’s and vinyl records are featured in this episode, so sit back and enjoy!

  • Bela Lugosi’s Dead – Bauhaus
  • What If I Knew – Dinosaur Jr.
  • Save A Prayer – Duran Duran
  • She Plays Bass – Beabadoobee
  • Run Away With Me – Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Those Girls – Big Thief
  • Smoke and Mirrors – Kikagaku Moyu
  • Something Soon – Car Seat Headrest
  • Violet – Hole
  • Somebody That I Used to Know – Elliot Smith

Through the Static Episode 14 – 04/10/23

This episode we go to the movies for a little bit, then go crazy!! The first half or so of the show features songs that were featured in movies, then we play some heavier songs before winding back down into the nighttime.

  • Girlfriend is Better – Talking Heads
  • White Lines – Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
  • Where is my Mind? – Pixies
  • Lust For Life – Iggy Pop
  • Tire Swing – Kimya Dawson
  • Back to Black – Amy Winehouse
  • Chop Suey! – System of a Down
  • B.Y.O.B. – System of a Down
  • Sabotage – The Beastie Boys
  • Rae Street – Courtney Barnett
  • The Glow, Pt. 2 – The Microphones