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A 68Comeback, A Broken Heart, And You’re Still On My Mind

On the May 2, 2013 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we (very royally) mourned George Jones, re-mourned Adam Yauch, celebrated Willie Nelson’s 80th birthday, counted down how many weeks until Neko Case breaks our daughter’s heart (15) and also cryptically observed a milestone in said daughter’s life. No Grade 6 Report because Gabe was on his way back from the Fort MacMurray fact-finding mission, but next week’s report, you do not want to miss. Tom’s back next week too, so that’s the very least of what next week’s got going for it, but this week was really good, too.

Beastie Boys  –  Time to Get Ill

Display of Decay  –  Eternal Agony

Shellac  –  The Billiard Player Song

Schlonk  –  God Made Buttocks for Spanking

the Master Musicians of Jajouka  –  El Medahey

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds  –  Higgs Boson Blues

Neko Case  –  This Tornado Loves You

Cub  –  Life of Crime

Fruit Bats  –  Lives of Crime

Willie Nelson  –  Your Memory Won’t Die In My Grave

George Jones  –  You’re Still On My Mind

Les Soeurs Boulay  –  Ça Mouille Les Yeux

Carla Bruni  –  La Valse Posthume

Superchunk  –  Skip Steps 1 & 3

Fugazi  –  I’m So Tired

the Besnard Lakes  –  And Her Eyes Were Painted Gold

Joshua Van Tassel  –  Bottom of the Well

John Zorn/Cobra  –  Pendet

Boats  –  We Got Tables and Chairs

!!!  –  Fine Fine Fine

Stagmummer  –  Little Scratches

Cows  –  Mr. Cancelled

Pissed Jeans  –  Loubs

Slap ‘Em On The Back With A 68Comeback

Tom wasn’t present for the April 25, 2013 edition of the 68Comeback Special because we sent him abroad for a Spring semester of boarding school/cricket camp, leaving Craig all alone and, worse, unsupervised. Same goes for next week, in case you missed this week.

Girls Against Boys  –  If Glamour is Dead

Sonic  Youth  –  Total Trash

Feist + the Constantines  –  Islands in the Stream

Yo La Tengo  –  You Can Have it All

Les Soeurs Boulay  –  Ton Amour est Passé de Mode

Les Georges Leningrad  –  Lollipop Lady

Martha Wainwright  –  La Nuit N’en Finit Pas

John Lee Hooker  –  T.B. Sheets

Gang of Four  –  I Found That Essence Rare

Horses  –  Lay Down

Jim Carroll  –  Terrorist Trousers

Greg MacPherson Band  –  Numbers

John Jerome & the Congregation  –  Great Claims of Grandeur

Mincer Ray  –  OMM @12.3; Fouled Acme

the Mae Shi  –  Born for a Short Time

Come  –  Yr. Reign

Hot Little Rocket  –  Down With Safe

Marnie Stern  –  Nothing is Easy

the Moldy Peaches  –  Jorge Regula

Sharon Van Etten  –  We Are Fine

Richard Thompson  –  Stony Ground

Suuns  –  Powers of Ten

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds  –  Jubilee Street

Angels, Lay Your 68Comebacks Around

On the April 18, 2013 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we celebrated Tom’s triumphant return by talking shit about you behind your back. That’s not all we did, and shit-about-you-behind-your-back is not all that we talked about, but it’s what comes to mind now. Sorry.

D.O.A.  –  General Strike

Tom Waits  –  You Can Never Hold Back Spring

Zeus  –  Ignition (Remix)

Charles Bradley  –  Hurricane

the Dismemberment Plan  –  Onward Fat Girl

the Delta 72  –  Rich Girls Like to Steal

Suuns  –  Bambi

Lync  –  Pennies to Save

the Abigails  –  I’ll Be Waiting

Unknown Mortal Orchestra  –  Monki

John Jerome & the Congregation  –  She Speaks to Animals

Black Mountain  –  Angels

Boris  –  Afterburner

Nobunny  –  Never Been Kissed

Ford Pier – Of Course He Is a Magnificent Driver

Billy Bragg – No One Knows Nothing Anymore

Homeshake – Moon Woman

Replacements – I’m Not Saying

Jom Comyn – The Dead

Filipino Doctors – Vibrating Moon Over Ipanema

Mudhoney – I Like It Small

Dump – Secret Blood

Nu Sensae – Throw

A 68Comeback Life For Me

On the April 11, 2013 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we mourned Reveen, warned Margaret Thatcher and Ralph Klein to stay gone, promised the kids something very blecchy for supper (a lie; we fed them very well this evening), dedicated a song to Tom, who couldn’t come today because he was either facing Death or revelling in his bachelor’s life, and other stuff, too. If you missed the Grade 6 Report, well that’s really your loss because it was sooo good (he spoke a lot of French), and if you missed the whole show, then you’ve probably missed Sister Double Happiness for another decade. EVENTFUL.

War Baby  –  Eternal Life Insurance

Reveen  –  You Are Going to Relax

Fontanelle  –  Style Drift

Boats  –  Sad Legs

Cumstain  –  Bachelor’s Life

Thee Ahs  –  Pretty Girls

Firewater  –  Some Strange Reaction

the Kandinsky Effect  –  Left Over Shoes

Suuns  –  Edie’s Dream

Dump  –  Superpowerless

Bad Livers  –  Yearning

Ghostkeeper  –  Turn Up the Heat

Amy van Keeken  –  You in My Mind

Sister Double Happiness  –  Hey Kids

the Bicycles  –  Baby Boy

Iceage  –  Wounded Hearts

Mudhoney  –  What to do With the Neutral

Charles Bradley  –  Put a Flame On It

the Milk Carton Kids  –  Whisper in Her Ear

Peter Bruntnell  –  Jurassic Parking Lot

Jim Bryson  –  Sleeping in Toronto

Black Thunder  –  Doomed

Low  –  On My Own

…And Lay Their 68Comeback Down

On the March 28, 2013 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we debuted a new feature that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we do between now and Folk Fest time, there were Eartha Kitt and Pissed Jeans moments, and let’s not forget the parade business, either. Jam-packed? Indeed.

Scud Moutain Boys  –  Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves

Extra Action Marching Band  –  Foie Gras Trot

Needles/Pins  –  I ♥ Your Drugs

Les Soeurs Boulay  –  Lola en Confiture

Ponctuation  –  Pete Townshend

Shotgun Jimmy  –  Growing Like a Garden

Richard Thompson  –  Another Small Thing in Her Favour

Neko Case  –  This Tornado Loves You

Low  –  Waiting

Eartha Kitt  –  I Want to Be Evil

Pissed Jeans  –  Male Gaze

Flanger  –  Nightbeat I

We Are Wolves  –  We Are Made of Fire (Sisyphus)

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down  –  City

Poor Poor Thurston Moore  –  Groovy & Linda

Replacements – Radio Hook Word Hit

UFO – Kool Music

Marc Carroll – Nobody, No Nothin’

Robyn Hitchcock  –  Be Still

Boats  –  Advice On Bioluminescent Bears

Young Dreams  –  When Kisses Are Salty

Inc.  –  Your Tears

Apparat Organ Quartet  –  Songur Geimunglingsins

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

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