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Memories Of The 68Comeback Things We Did; Some We’re Proud Of, Some We Hid

And then there was the time when Tom not-exactly-barricaded himself in the booth – the door swings closed from the outside – but you get the idea. He grabbed an armful of discs from the record library and pulled that heavy, reinforced concrete, former bank vault door shut behind him, creating that weird vacuum-lock thing where it would eventually require honest-to-god workmen to pry the thing open – and did the 68Comeback Special all by himself.

He had been threatening to do it for weeks, but he always made it sound like a joke: “I’ll just lock myself in there and play The Stroke by Billy Squier until you bring in Billy Squier himself to stop me.” I always laughed, but I guess I never thought he would actually do it – until he did.

I remember it like it was yesterday. It was the March 21, 2013 edition of the 68Comeback Special. It had snowed all day, leaving everyone in the city feeling muffled and weird. For once, we were both there on time, but as soon as Nora had vacated, he was in there, door closed, very coyly pretending that I wasn’t there but I would arrive at any minute and that he was holding down the fort in the meantime and then “Oh! Craig just called and said he wouldn’t be able to make it!” We didn’t debut the new feature like we had planned; there would be no Grade 6 Report, no witty banter. All these things would just have to wait until the next week. And this is what he played.

Jerry Jerry & the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra – Baby’s On Fire
Marvin Gaye – When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You?
Pissed Jeans – Cafeteria Food
Townes Van Zandt – The Hole
Charles Bradley – Victim of Love
David Bowie – You Will Set the World on Fire
Fuzz Kings – Comfortably
Radius and Helena – Wizard of Linn
Citadel – Handfasting
Homeshake – Brothers
The Flaps – Smells Like Awesome
Kaleidoscope Jukebox – Vibration Science
Robyn Hitchcock – Be Still
Boats – Animated Gifs
Yo La Tengo – Before We Run
This Hisses – Blacksmith
Son Volt – Down the Highway
Sarah Cripps – Ghost of a Man
Saturns – Diamonde
Ty Segall – Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk
Replacements – Busted Up
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – Invitation to the Blues
Renny Wilson – Like a Ghost is White
Jr. Gone Wild – What’s Going On
Elation – Leap
Krang – Shake Joint
John Coltrane – Living Space

I’m Not Sayin’ I’ll Be Comeback But I’ll Try

Pissed Jeans. Even if everything else had gone wrong on the March 14, 2013 edition of the 68Comeback Special – Frank Zappa’s guitar could have succeeded in killing your mama, the new pope could have quit already, we might have played one fully cohesive set of music – Pissed Jeans would have made everything O-KAY. As it turned out, none of that stuff went wrong and everything is perfectly okay. OKAY?

the Mothers of Invention  –  My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama

Minotaurs  –  Sharper Knife

Charles Bradley  –  Strictly Reserved for You

Robyn Hitchcock  –  Stupefied

Tim Hecker  –  Sammy Loves Eddie Hates David

Pissed Jeans  –  Romanticize Me

Suuns  –  2020

Sonic Youth  –  My Friend Goo

Boredoms  –  Finger Action No. 5

Amy Van Keeken  –  Golden Leaves

Thurston Moore  –  Sleeping Where I Fall

Daniel Johnston  –  True Love Will Find You in the End

Ice Age – You’re Nothing

Yo La Tengo – I’ll Be Around

Jill Barber – Petits Fleur

Bonnie Prince Billy & Dawn McCarthy – Breakdown

Rotten Sound – War

Adam Ant – Stay in the Game

Replacements – I’m Not Sayin’

Cobra & Vulture – Day For Night

Son Volt – Wide Side

Shooting Guns – Sky High & Shooting Blind

I’ll Rub ‘Til It Comebacks

On the February 28, 2013 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we bade farewell to a pope, made amends for a long-ago slight, made amends for a more recent slight, waited patiently for whatever it was we were waiting for and celebrated the human embodiment of fear that is Zebra Pulse.

Krang  –  Shake Joint

Clock DVA  –  Sound Mirror

J Mascis  –  Anticipation

Bleachers  –  Half the Time I’d Rather Be Waiting

PJ Harvey  –  Rub ‘Til it Bleeds

Lee Harvey Osmond  –  Freedom

Railroad Jerk  –  Rollercoaster

Boy  –  Waitress

Scud Mountain Boys  –  Cigarette Sandwich

Sonny Rollins  –  Way Out West

Third Sight  –  Crawl Space

Book of Caverns  –  Empty Mouth

Homeshake – Moon Woman

Butthole Surfers – Barbeque Pope

The Fall – Put Away

Zebra Pulse – Begindings

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Boot Cut

Ty Segall – Drop Dead Baby

Ladyhawk – I’m a Witch

Boats – Marblemouth 2

Ghibli – Krista

I’ll Conquer And Stay 68Comeback

Very exciting times on the February 21, 2013 68Comeback Special. We found a Pere Ubu song to quasi-enjoy, we reminisced about enjoying The Stepkids, we practiced pronouncing difficult words, we attempted to curry favour with Sherry-Lee Heschel.

Mystery Jets  –  Greatest Hits

Mohawk Lodge  –  Light You Up

Suuns  –  Arena

Verbena  –  Postcard Blues

Ted Leo & the Pharmacists  –  Six Months in a Leaky Boat

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down  –  Human Heart

Slam Dunk  –  Why Can’t I Change

the Stepkids  –  Santos and Ken

Mitten Claps  –  And Company

Dog Bite  –  You’re Not That Great

Swanton Bombs  –  Doom

Mise en Scene  –  Sherry

Unknown Mortal Orchestra  –  Monki

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Get Your Pants Off

Nick Everett – I Try

Dick Damron – When Satan Spins the Bottle

Pere Ubu – Lisbon

Como Mamas – One More River to Cross

Hayden – Rainy Saturday

Krang – Shake Joint

Homeshake – Haters

My Bloody Valentine – If I Am

Falty DL – She Sleeps

Now That You’re Gone I Still Want You Comeback

If you tuned in to the February 14, 2013 edition of the 68Comeback Special, then you got to play along as we observed Valentines Day and considered all the many different splendours of love. As King of Love, Tom chose just the right Ray Charles track for the occasion, as Knave of Love, Craig chose just the right Gang of Four track. Success!

the Chap  –  What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Trio  –  I Don’t Love You You Don’t Love Me

Gang of Four  –  Anthrax

Superchunk  –  Brand New Love

Cub  –  Cast a Shadow

Ladyhawk  –  Evil Eye

Ray Charles  –  I Can’t Stop Loving You

Edith Frost  –  Hear My Heart

Zebra Pulse  –  Begindings

Adam Green & Binki Shapiro  –  Just to Make Me Feel Good

Hayden  –  Motel

the Stooges  –  I Wanna Be Your Dog

Black Mountain  –  Don’t Run Our Hearts Around

Apollo Ghosts  –  So Much Better When You’re Gone

Giant Drag  –  This Isn’t It

ABC  –  All of My Heart

My Bloody Valentine – If I Am

Tim Maia – The Dance is Over

Nick Everett – Sit, Listen

Toro Y Moi – Say That

Shaker Hymns – Juanita

The Como Mamas – God Is Good to Me

Fleshmoves – I hope Emily Is Gonna Like

La Luz – Call Me in the Day

Ghibli -Club Kid Vigil

Every Time I Sit Around I Find I’m 68Comeback

On the February 7, 2013 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we inadvertently relived 1994, celebrated the glory of the girl drummer and hazarded a guess or two about what might be found inside a 13 year old’s mouth – at least we did until we lost our nerve. And that’s a royal ‘we’, too, by the way. Tom is a busy man and he can’t always be there when we need him. The Cat’s In the Cradle and all that, right?

Liars  –  The Overachievers

Field & Stream  –  Salmon Arm

Petra Haden  –  A Fistful of Dollars

Cowards  –  In the Mouths of 13 Year Olds

Lynda Barry  –  The Lynda Barry Experience

James Carter et al  –  Summer Babe

Thomas D’arcy  –  When We Get Into It

Cadillac of Worms  –  It Creeps Me Out

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion  –  Get Your Pants Off

Ghostkeeper  –  By Morning

Yo La Tengo  –  Stupid Things

the Damn Truth  –  I Want You (He’s a Lightweight)

the Dambuilders  –  Colin’s Heroes

Adam Green & Binki Shapiro  –  If You Want Me To

Psychedelic Overlords  –  Pypy

Baroness  –  Wailing Wintry Wind

Glenn Branca  –  Structure

Shaker Hymns  –  Juanita

Spoon  –  Don’t Make Me a Target

Hayden  –  Almost Everything

Unknown Mortal Orchestra  –  So Good at Being in Trouble

Sam & the Soul Machine  –  Thesis

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down  –  We Don’t Call

Daniel Romano  –  I’m Not Crying Over You

Takes A 68Comeback Riot To Get Me Out Of Bed Right Now

If you can believe it, January 2013 is over. We kicked it to the curb with the January 31 edition of the 68Comeback Special, using only our bare hands and shitty attitudes. It was surprisingly, appallingly easy, too. Good riddance to you, January 2013. You wasted your only chance.

That Petrol Emotion  –  Groovecheck

James Kochalka Superstar  –  Frampton Comes  Alive

Jessica Jalbert  –  Whatever ‘Til You’re Dead

the Paper Route  –  Saved By Kideo

Foxygen  –  Oh No

Hardship Post  –  That’s OK

Petra Haden  –  Cool Hand Luke Main Title

Thelonious Monk  –  Straight No Chaser

Tenpole Tudor  –  Swords of 1000 Men

Thomas D’Arcy  –  Love Will Bring Me Down

Old 97s  –  W-I-F-E

Cuff the Duke  –  Something for Free

Run Chico Run  –  Mirthless Plod

Matthew Shipp Duo – Series of Planes

Reverend Horton Heat – Death Metal Guys

Preyers – Boring Sin

Patti Smith – Dancing Barefoot

Ruth Minnikin – Logs on the Fire

Edsel – Good Good Things

Sonic Youth – Teenage Riot


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