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It’s Time To Pay The 68Comeback Toll

On the November 21, 2013 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we observed the formation of a new feature by barely observing it at all, celebrated the universe-wide premiere of a new Wintercount song by paying no mind to its true universe-wide premiere, and discussed all that needed discussing. If you tuned in, then you know.

Tortoise  –  Eros

Wet Secrets  –  Easy Prey vs. Sex Maniac

Unwed Mothers  –  White Knight

BR5-49  –  18 Wheels & a Crowbar

Arcade Fire  –  Here Comes the Night Time

ZZTop  –  I Thank You

Red Red Meat  –  Gauze

NoMeansNo  –  Now

Peter Van Huffel’s Gorilla Mask  –  Dirty City

Denison/Kimball Trio  –  Blueball Avenue

King Khan & the Shrines  –  Yes I Can’t

Simply Saucer  –  Dance the Mutation

Nazareth  –  All Nite Radio

Wintercount – Suzy

Napalmpom – Fat Lip

Robbie Fulks – I’ll Trade You Money Wine

Best Coast – I Wanna Know

V/A Inside LlewlynDavis – The Auld Triangle

Porcelain Raft – Think of the Ocean

Gordie McKeeman and his Rhythm Boys – Heroes of the Sidewalk

Quartetski – L’Adoration de la Terre.

In The Back Of My Mind I Was Afraid It Might Be True

On the October 31, 2013, first ever post-Lou edition of the 68Comeback Special, we’re told we were especially funny, and even though we were shooting for spooky, sometimes you just gotta take what you can get. Y’know?

Lou Reed  –  Turn Out the Light

the Replacements  –  Black Diamond

the Darcys  –  Peg

Slint  –  Nosferatu Man

Lou Reed  –  Halloween Parade

Zeus  –  The Ballad of El Goodo

Thomas Darcy & Friends  –  Inter-City Kitty

Eamon McGrath  –  Uninvited Guest

the Baptist Generals  –  My O My

Dinosaur Bones  –  Nothing Left Between the Lines

Pablo Cruise/Lou Reed  –  Metal Machine Music Helps Out Love Will Find A Way

Solids  –  Blame Confusion

Booker T. Jones/Lou Reed  –  The Bronx

Tad – Sex God Missy

Silent Terror – Money Makes the World Go Round

Daniel Romano – A New Love

The Sadies – First Five Minutes

Aroara – 10

Tim Hecker – Prism

Esmerine – Lost River Blues 1

CJSR FunDrive 2013: Adventures In Giveaways

So here’s the deal: on last Thursday’s edition of the 68Comeback Special, our first of CJSR FunDrive 2013, we raised $1700, a formidable sum without a doubt, and we thank all who donated. High fives all around.

But that stuff’s all in the past, and we’ve got the shiny future of THIS Thursday’s 68Comeback to look forward to.  History has shown that we are not afraid to pull out the giveaway draws in week 2, and so it’s important to consider what, exactly, that means. Saint Raymond has once again smiled upon us and delivered a box of his B+W books. They are tidy, reasonable testaments to how completely awesome he is. We gave some away last week AND WE WILL PROBABLY DO IT AGAIN.

Also, it appears that we have come into temporary possession of these Nirvana anniversary editions: the Nevermind 20th Anniversary box set (4 CDs, 1 DVD, oy!), and the In Utero 20th Anniversary double CD set. You say, “WHAT?REALLY?” and we say it’s true, we’re going to have a draw for the two of them together in the same package at the very end of the show, from the names of everyone who pledges on the 68Comeback Special in 2013.

And also again, do you know about Queen of Wundi? It is a generous gift from Wunderbar, wherein an upcoming evening’s proceedings at Wunderbar will be dedicated to the winner of ANOTHER draw at the end of the show. Queen of Wundi features: Your name in lights or at least on the gig sheet, 2 free admissions, a refreshment allowance, an option on photographs taken of you wearing a crown, and at least one of the bands on the bill will play a song that has been named for you.

Purely ceremonial.  Freakin’ exclusive. Queen of Wundi. And you could be the first one ever.

And all you have to do to enter is something you’ve probably been meaning to do anyway – give your pals at 68Comeback Special a pat on the back during CJSR-FM’s FunDrive 2013. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is. Your first step is tuning in tomorrow, Thursday October 3, between 3 and 5pm.

Bring Him 68Comeback Or Alive, Lawd Lawd, Bring Him 68Comeback Or Alive

As the last ‘regular’ show before fundraising broke out, it was clear from the get-go that the September 19, 2013 edition of the 68Comeback Special had something to prove. By the end of it, Tom had taken a stand against the notion that any given quality – intelligence, honesty, emotionalism – is improved with addition of ‘childlike’ as a modifier, everyone was thinking they’d like to see O Brother Where Art Thou again sometime soon,  and what? Don Ho? Geeeez.

James Carter & the Prisoners  –  Po’ Lazarus

Needles//Pins  –  Shaker

Spoon  –  Believing is Art

Louis-Jean Cormier  –  J’Hais Les Happy Ends

P:ano  –  Clapping Hands

Bent Shapes  –  Brat Poison

Brazilian Money  –  Filthy Dreams

Emiliana Torrini  –  Caterpillar

Cousins  –  River

Islamic Diggers  –  William Burroughs Don’t Play Guitar

French, Frith, Kaiser & Thompson  –  A Bird in God’s Garden/Lost and Found

Burro  –  Track #1

Shellac  –  Pull the Cup

Islands  –  Hushed Tones

Don Ho  –  The Straight Life

Chron Goblin – Deserter

Nobody Knows – Wavering Lines

Hello Moth – Away

Chairs – The Droning of an Insect Wing

Royal Canoe – Hold on to Metal

Black Earth – Save & Continue

Preyers – Skulls

Zachary Lucky – Salty Air

Shahman – Sounds That Look Like Us

Apropos Of Nothing

I Don’t Need No 68 Stompin’ On My Comeback

And so it was that the September 12, 2013 edition of the 68Comeback Special entered the records with an awesome Grade 7 Report from the newly twelved Gabe, a surprise Squirrel Bait sighting, and an episode of the very occasional feature, so infrequently occurring you couldn’t set a clock by it, “What About A Song From the New Sabbath Album?”

NoMeansNo  –  When Putting It All In Order Ain’t Enough

Cop Shoot Cop  –  Any Day Now

Squirrel Bait  –  Kid Dynamite

Eyvind Kang  –  Giving Up Completely

Cousins  –  River

Archie Shepp  –  Mama Too Tight

the Stooges  –  Dirt

Neko Case  –  Calling Cards

the Mouthbreathers  –  Every Day Is Not Kids Day

Suuns  –  Music Won’t Save You

Shannon & the Clams  –  Heads or Tails

the Husbands  –  Dirty Mouth

Old 97’s  –  Melt Show

Dirty Beaches  –  Night Walk

Roger Whittaker  –  The Mexican Whistler

Black Sabbath – End of the Beginning

Strange Fires – Spring Break

Eternal Husbands – An Explosion

The Eternal Cat – The Other World

Superchunk – Out of the Sun

Astrud Gilberto – Fly me to the Moon (Kaskade Remix)

Jessy Lanza – Kathy Lee

Okkervil River – Down Down the Deep River

Miserere – Cold Coffee

This Is A 68Comeback Pony

Yeah, so, the Rocktember 5, 2013 68Comeback Special event was something to behold, and so most people who tuned in actually died from how momentous it was, so if you tuned in and didn’t die, then you are one momentous motherfucker yourself, capisce? And yeah, you heard us correctly – ROCKTEMBER.

Labradoodle  –  Hyperallergenic

Hooded Fang  –  Ode to Subterrania

B.A. Johnston  –  Crushing Coke Cans

Three Sun Sea  –  Just a Little Stitious

Femi Kuti  –  The World is Changing

Sweatshop  –  The Consolation of Action

Superchunk  –  Trees of Barcelona

Robert Pollard  –  She Hides in Black

Jeremy Greenspan & Borys  –  Stylite

Imaginary Cities  –  All the Time

Mandates  –  Is She Coming Back

the Seahags  –  1984

the Primrods  –  Citizen Advocacy

Ty Segall  –  She Don’t Care

Islands  –  Sad Middle

Calypso King & the Soul Investigators  –  Raw Grapes

Cibo Matto  –  Birthday Cake

Fugazi  –  Birthday Pony

Codeine  –  Pickup Song

Miserere  –  Cold Coffee

Mike Pride  –  79 Beatdowns of Infinite Justice, the

Robbie Fulks  –  Let’s Kill Saturday Night

No Age  –  I Won’t Be Your Generator

Noise Level  –  Predator

Neko Case  –  Wild Creatures

Eri Yamamoto Trio  –  A Few Words

Tell Us The Story Again, Of How You Became The Town 68Comeback

A funny thing happened on the way to posting this account of the August 29, 2013 edition of the 68Comeback Special: we lost it. One minute it was there, the next it wasn’t, and it took a visit to Chad “The Oracle” Brunet and a live, on-air human sacrifice to set things right again (which we used to think was a little on the barbaric side, but now we think a BBQ’s a BBQ).  On the last Summertime Fun Report of this year, Gabe offered up a fantastic possibility for only the bravest buskers of the 2014 Fringe, and we dared to imagine some of our bitterest friends and dearest enemies getting paid. Check it:

Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band  –  Spreadin’ Honey

A.C. Newman  –  The Town Halo

Crosss  –  Mountain King

Serengeti  –  Tanning Season

Ghost Cousin  –  Breakfast and Tea

No Age  –  Circling With Dizzy

Energetic Action  –  In the Hour Before I Sleep

By Divine Right  –  We F’N’R

Mecca Normal  –  Something to be Said

Cadillac of Worms  –  Night of the Living Dead

Pink Mountaintops  –  Can You Do That Dance?

Saturday Looks Good to Me  –  Negative Space

Cousins  –  Road

Superchunk  –  Low F

Falklands  –  All it Took

Dusty Chaps  –  Yukon Buddy

Slates  –  Verite

John Guliak  –  The Little Calf

Thousandsticks  –  Climbin’

George Ireland  –  King & His Castle

Ford Pier  –  Estrus

Himiko  –  Slow Death

Jr. Gone Wild  –  She’ll Never Know

Give Me A 68Comeback Machine, I’ll Take Out Your Whole Crew

On the August15, 2013 edition of the 68Comeback Special, Tom House taught us some very important lessons about allowing children to touch dead bodies, allowing ourselves to get too attached to our loved ones, and the pitfalls of developing relationships with gods. We continued to endizzy ourselves in the Tilt-a-Whirl of new Canadian releases that are coming out on vinyl, and we renewed our commitment to piling more wood on the Himiko love-pyre. We’re raising those flames ever-higher, yeah!

Tom House  –  Mansberger

Solex  –  The Dot On the i between the h and the t

Needles//Pins  –  12:23

Needles//Pins  – Hale Bop

Spectrals  –  Let Me Cave In

Jim Bryson  –  Somewhere Else

Dirty Beaches  –  Night Walk

Five-Eight  –  Karaoke

Pizzicato 5  –  Tout, Tout Pour Ma Cherie

Kitten Forever  –  Cry Baby

Surfer Blood  –  Needles and Pins

the Rhubarbs  –  Don’t Call

Ladyfrud  –  Home

Gold  Panda  –  Flinton

The Seahags – 1984

Subtitle – Glo Graphick

Jr Gone Wild – She’ll Never Know

Marvelous Beauhunks – Who Says the Kids Are Alright

Hooded Fangs – Graves

Himiko – Fuel Rods Up Your Ass

Dead Ghosts – That Old Feeling

Weekend – Mirror

Michael Dunn & The Moanin’ After – Honky Tonks and Highways

The National – Humiliation

I Need A 68Comeback And I Hope You Understand

The truth of the July 25, 2013 edition of the 68Comeback Special is that it was all things to everyone, as long as everyone is all about the bitter grumblings of CJSR’s vinyl library, the differences between ‘festivals’ and ‘gatherings’, how Craig is able to control the entire universe to a very limited degree, and how Teddy Pendergrass will change your life if you let him.

Tuscadero  –  Angel in a Half Shirt

My Dog Popper  –  Pog

Metallica  –  For Whom the Bell Tolls (Slow)

Feist & Constantines  –  Islands in the Stream

Scott Cook  –  The Festival Song

Bad Livers  –  Man vs. Fate: 2 Out of 3 Falls, 10 Round Limit

the Ketamines  –  Everybody Gets Down

Hayden  –  Hollywood Ending

Richard Buckner  –  Town

Bob Mould  –  Hanging Tree

By Divine Right  –  Zoomies

Teddy Pendergrass – I Can’t Win For Losing

Sean Nicholas Savage – She Looks Like You

Lefty McRighty – Too Late to Quit Drinking Now

Preyers – Universe

Himiko – End of Human Race

Ain’t Nuff – Faceless Babes

Dead Ghosts – Summer With Phil

Reanimator – Great Balls of Fire

Eri Yamamoto Trio – Real Story


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