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He’ll Give Up Anything For Lasagna, Unless He Has To Give Up On His Comeback

Tom flew solo on the June 30, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special because Craig was far away, auditioning for a part in the new feature-length movie, Garfield Vacations in Central Canada. He did that Strombo imitation everyone begs for, learned to play the vibraphone live on-air, and Chef Brenda was in during the last segment, teaching everyone how to grill their Canada Day tempeh to perfection.

Sludgehammer  The Black Abyss
Young Magic – Held
Doug Hoyer – Time Will Leave You Behind
Mavis Staples – Your Good Fortune
Deerhoof – Life is Suffering
Members of The National – Terrapin Station
Suuns – Un No
Joanna Brouk – Lifting Off
Black Mountain – Mother of the Sun
Pretty City – Fun Machine
Jay Arner – Back to School
Lou Rawls – Here Comes Garfield
Yenta – Handstyle 2 Dust
Andy Shauf – Early to the Party
Daniel Romano – One Hundred Regrets Avenue
Besnard Lakes – Tungsten 4
The Highest Order – Hardball
The Honey Cowboy – Where Does Your Honey Come From?
Plaid – Clock
Atlantis Jazz Ensemble – Yemaya
Black Absinthe – Winter

And We Were Coming Back For You A Thousand Times A Day

The June 23, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special was the first of the summer and featured the last ever Grade 9 Report. We missed Tom (next week we will miss Craig), enjoyed a lively discussion about the CRTC’s recently enacted Gord Downey Rule*, remembered Dan Carle in a distinctly ‘don’t freak out, he’s not dead’ kind of way, and stuck up for former Edmontonians who dare to return.

*all the swearing that’s fit to go out over the airwaves, as long as Gord Downey is doing the swearing. This is not a real thing, but it should be.

Pavement  –  Summer Babe (Winter Version)

Pity Sex  –  September

Purveyors of Free Will  –  My Mind’s a Brand New Nation

Ass Ponys  –  It’s Summer Here

the Dirty Nil  –  Zombie Eyed

TV Freaks  –  Courtesy Oppression

Cub  –  Pillow Queen

Tortoise  –  Five Too Many

Willie Thrasher  –  We Got to Take You Higher

Bazan  –  Someone Else’s Bet

Big Knife Little Knife  –  Anarchist Calisthenics

Summer Cannibals  –  Simple Life

Andrew Pekler  –  On

Islands  –  Kids Don’t Know Shit

Escondido  –  Uh Huh

Veda Hille  –  The Sun Whose Rays

the Tragically Hip  –  Tired As Fuck

Wussy  –  Teenage Wasteland

Keefe Jackson/Jason Adasiewicz  –  Putting It On, Taking It Off

Deerhoof  –  Learning to Apologize Effectively

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard  –  Robot Stop

Laura Sauvage  –  Have You Heard the Good News?

Bear Hands  –  2AM




The Rhythm Of A Body That Was Born To Comeback Two Times

And what of the June 16, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special? You know the one, where we chose Veda Hille to win the Polaris Prize? The one where Dallas and Jack fought it out to decide who cared most about rock and roll? Yeah, yeah, that was the one.

Buddy Miller  –  You Wrecked Up My Heart

Operators  –  Mission Creep

Black Francis  –  Test Pilot Blues

Shrimp Boat  –  New Song Waltz

Daniel Romano  –  One Hundred Regrets Ave.

the Melvins  –  Revolve

Trenchmouth  –  How I Became Invincible

Black Mountain  –  Line Them All Up

Burning Airlines  –  Crowned

Summer Cannibals  –  Just a Little Bit

Suuns  –  Nobody Can Save Me Now

Mr. Rick  –  Beams of Heaven

Mavis Staples  –  Your Good Fortune

Veda Hille  –  Teenage Wildlife

the War On Drugs  –  Touch of Grey

Brave Radar  –  Join the Team

Robbie Fulks  –  Alabama at Night

PJ Harvey  –  River Anacostia

Gates  –  Color Worn

Young Hunter  –  Stone Tools


Two Fists Of Solid Comeback With Brains That Could Explain

The June 9, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special found us considering the greatness of the Greatest, and also that of a man named Tad. There was a brief little something or other about who was the best composer for movies and another little something else about how to deal responsibly with swearing responsibly on the radio, all in the interest of being the best we can be.

Cat Power  –  The Greatest

Freakwater  –  Louisville Lip

the Lijadu All-Stars  –  Come On Home

Jim Bryson  –  Sleeping in Toronto

Kathleen Edwards  –  All of My Memories

the Weakerthans  –  Relative Surplus Value

Lalo Schifrin  –  Enter the Dragon

A Giant Dog  –  Birthday Song

Bo Diddley  –  Ride On Josephine

Tim Hecker  –  Sammy Loves Eddie Loves David

Seratones  –  Don’t Need It

the Burning Hell  –  Fuck the Government, I Love You

Ed Palermo Big Band  –  Cleetus Awreetus Awrightus

the Highest Order  –  Hardball

Tad  –  Sex God Missy

Mr. Rick  –  It’s the Bottle Talking

Jerk in the Can  –  Cheers for Fears

Escondido  –  Apartment

the Famous Sandhogs  –  Nelson River Marari

the Wailing Wailers  –  I Need You

Nudie  –  The Royal Tavern

Victoria + Jean  –  Holly

Ergo  –  As Tomorrow




He’s Undeniably The Best Comeback In This Town

On the June 2, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, our special visitors Mitzi and Boom gave us a crash course in social media and how Instagram and Snapchat can enhance your enjoyment of this year’s Pride Festival. Tom was back at long last from CapybaraFest, any crises of faith that anyone might have had regarding any item or situation, chronic or acute, were of short duration.

Kelly Willis  –  Nobody Wants to Go to the Moon Anymore

Sly & the Family Stone  –  Brave & Strong

God is My Co-Pilot  –  Crushing a Girl

Jessy Lanza  –  Never Enough

Afrodizz  –  No Time

All Girl Summer Fun Band  –  Dear Mr. and Mrs. Troublemaker

C.W. Stoneking  –  The Zombie

Mr. Rick  –  Liquor Store Blues

Jim Carroll  –  Terrorist Trousers

Gin Palace  –  “Lady”

Jaki Byard  –  I Fall In Love Too Easily

A Giant Dog  –  I’ll Come Crashing

Sam Cash & the Romantic Dogs  –  That Was the Summer

Shit Robot  –  What Follows

the Filthy Spectacula  –  Jack the Knife

the Waco Brothers  –  We Know It

Greys  –  Complaint Rock

Robbie Fulks  –  Baby Rocks Her Dolly

Veda Hille  –  Burst

Adrian Teacher & the Subs  –  Emily Carr Punks

Odonis Odonis  –  Fearless

Holy Fuck  –  Chimes Broken




So If You’re Coming Back My Way, Just Don’t

Thanks to the May 26, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we reaffirmed our commitment to non-violent solutions to all dance-related societal conflicts, rediscovered our enthusiasm for sedentary work in the face of power tool-related efforts, and reiterated our complete lack of patience for 2016’s bullshit.

Les Savy Fav  –  Meet Me In the Dollar Bin

Phillip Glass  –  Primacy of Numbers

Veda Hille  –  Lover/Hater

the Smugglers  –  Calgarians Don’t Dance

the Wet Secrets  –  If I Was a Camera

Stump  –  Buffalo

Ryan Adams  –  Bad Blood

And the Kids  –  Creeper

Ex Hex  –  Hot and Cold

the Dambuilders  –  Idaho

Suuns  –  Resistance

Gord Downie & the Sadies  –  It Didn’t Start to Break My Heart Until This Afternoon

Jessy Lanza  –  New Ogi

Baroness  –  Swollen and Halo

Serge Gainsbourg  –  Docteur Jekyll et Monsieur Hyde

Fugazi  –  I’m So Tired

PJ Harvey  –  Reeling

Shukov  –  Healthy Somethings

Robbie Fulks  –  America is a Hard Religion

Latin Playboys  –  Ten Believers

Supermoon  –  Unsaid

Jerk With a Bomb  –  Le Bang Bang

Woodpigeon  –  Picking Fights

Spoon  –  Not Turning Off




With Twenty Pounds Of Comeback Stapled To His Chest

On the May 19, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we celebrated 50 years of Blonde on Blonde and, to a lesser degree, Pet Sounds. We helped people improve their lives with Fast Times At Ridgemont High, and when we say ‘we,’ we mean that Tom’s laying low for awhile until the heat’s off,  but he’s got his ways of getting his points across.

Portastatic  –  Naked Pilseners

Yo La Tengo  –  Somebody’s Baby

Ladyhawk  –  I Don’t Always Know What You’re Saying

Islands  –  No Milk No Sugar

the Beach Boys  –  Wouldn’t It Be Nice (vocals only)

Bob Dylan  –  Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again

La Luz  –  Sure As Spring

Tim Hecker  –  Up Red Bull Creek

Pity Sex  –  A Satisfactory World for Reasonable People

Veda Hille  –  Teenage Wildlife

Richard Laviolette & the Oil Spills  –  With Tape and Purposeful Hats

X  –  Surprise Surprise

Tamara Sandor  –  Magpie

PJ Harvey  –  A Line In the Sand

Iggy Pop  –  Chocolate Drops

Operators  –  Bring Me the Head

C.W. Stoneking  –  The Zombie

A Giant Dog  –  Not a Miracle

Snuff  –  I Think We’re Alone Now

the Burning Hell  –  Nonfiction

Supermoon  –  Stories We Tell Ourselves About Ourselves

Ty Segall  –  Diversion

Konono No.1  –  Paradiso





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