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Comeback, They Told Me Pa-Rum-Pum-Pum-Pum

The December 22, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special was rife with holiday baking tips, holiday decorating tips, and holiday gift-buying tips. And snakes.

Poets of Rhythm  –  Ham Gallery

Poets of Rhythm  –  The Jaunt

Sharon Jones  –  Funky Little Drummer Boy

Black Thunder  –  How to Wake Man and Her Son

Miescha & the Spanks  –  Motorin’

Vince Guaraldi Trio  –  Skating

Forth Wanderers  –  Know Better

Veda Hille  –  LuckLucky

Os Tropies  –  Thinking Stop Thinking

Superions  –  Fruitcake

Mississippi Fred McDowell  –  Glory Hallelujah

the James T. Kirks  –  El Caballa de Hiello

P:ano  –  Sweet Sweets

Tad  –  Jinx

Flaming Lips  –  Little Drummer Boy

Uncle Tupelo  –  D Boon

Lanikai  –  Stay a Little Longer

John K. Samson  –  Requests

the I Don’t Cares  –  Born for Me

Neutral Milk Hotel  –  Song Against Sex

Django Reinhardt  –  Swing 42

Okkervil River  –  Listening to Otis Redding at Home During Christmas

Why Oh Why Do You Wanna Comeback Me This Way?

The April 7, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special had us missing Merle, enjoying a visit from our friend Jeff from Cups N Cakes Podcast (Happy Birthday!) and not being even a teensy bit worried about what Gabe’s learning while he’s away from home. We invited Margaret Atwood to visit and she didn’t, but it was a last-minute thing and we know she’s a busy woman so we’re not even holding a grudge about it (for once).

Camper Van Beethoven  –  When I Win the Lottery

Merle Haggard  –  Always Late (With Your Kisses)

Phil Ochs  –  Okie From Muskogee

Maria Dunn  –  When the Grandmothers Meet

Humanities  –  Come Outside

Poster Children  –  Dynamite Chair

Alex Chilton  –  Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Sarcastic Mannequins  –  Margaret Atwood

the Sixths (Mac McCaughan)  –  Dream Hat

Bateau Noir  –  La Ligue des Traîtres

Concealer  –  Place to Hide

Stark Martin  –  Room 115

Kitten Forever  –  Trip Wire

Guerrilla Toss  –  Diamond Girl

Bob Mould  –  Losing Time

Baby Jesus  –  Time’s All Gone

Parliament  –  Night of the Thumpasaurus Peoples

the Wet Secrets  –  I Can Swing a Hammer

Teen  –  Tokyo

M.Ward  –  Slow Driving Man

Black Mountain  –  Space to Bakersfield




Stay Glued to Your 68Comeback

90774_0We had big plans for the February 11, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, honest we did. There was going to be a big to-do made about monkeys in honour of the Year of, there was going to be lovey-dovey music and advice to the lovelorn in observation of Valentine’s Day, there was going to be a big, long feature on modern-day office furniture and what happens to it when a workplace is evacuated just minutes in advance of the bill collectors. That was before a witch turned Tom into a red and white pit bull terrier named Blazer.

Bob Wiseman  –  Dog On a Leash

Slint  –  Rhoda

No Luck Club  –  Rock Guitar

Black Mastiff  –  Bloody Mastiff

Shuyler Jansen  –  We Should Just Fall Apart

Savages  –  T.I.W.Y.G.

Tee Tahs  –  Thrill

Eagles of Death Metal  –  Poor Doggie

Black Mold  –  Memes

Switches  –  Empty Ways

Cold Warps  –  Hole In My Head

T-Bone Walker  –  Mean Old World

Jom Comyn  –  Balcony

Choir and Marching Band  –  Top Ten Hit

Wire  –  Ex-Lion Tamer

Nap Eyes  –  Delirium and Persecution Paranoia

Napalmpom  –  Sirius

James Hunter  –  Where We Came In

Sanctuary  –  Open Your Eyes

Everyday Things  –  All Day, All Night

Diamond Mind  –  Rocket Summer

Choir and Marching Band  –  Bachelor

Misery Mountain Boys  –  Sun Gonna Shine

Girlfriend  –  Is For Lovers

Allison Au Quartet  –  New Ordinary Stranger





68Comeback That Howl From Outer Space

On the October 9, 2014 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we revelled in the excitement of all bands reuniting, did our part to work things out with the trees, and had exciting prize giveaways. Sadie revealed the disappointment she has had occasion to feel wrt adults, Gabe confessed his appreciation for Homestar Runner (as if there was any doubt). Also – 68Comeback listeners, this is your official written notice that we appreciate you and your appreciation of us.

Mavis Piggott  –  Late Bloom

the Constantines  –  Thank You For Sending Me An Angel

the Neutral States  –  Pony Up

Fire Engine Red  –  Black and Blue

Dinosaur Jr.  –  Puke and Cry

Ty Segall  –  Tall Man Skinny Lady

Field & Stream  –  Chores

Beulah  –  What Will You Do When Your Suntan Fades?

Flanger  –  Midnight Sound

Tune-Yards  –  Left Behind

Homeshake  –  Moon Woman

Clor  –  Gifted

James Hand  –  The Truth Will Set You Free

Sparks  –  Why Did You Make Me Care?

King Tuff – Black Moon Spell

Red Fang – Prehistoric Dog

Perfume Genius – Queen

Wilderness of Manitoba – Big Skies

Jackie DeShannon – The Weight

The Secretaries – The Way I Feel

Eamon McGrath – Molina Blues

You Scratch Behind Our Ears, And We’ll Scratch Behind Yours

Looky here – Do you like CJSR? Do you like the 68Comeback Special? Do you like art? Do you like Raymond Biesinger? Do you like cats?

I’m asking for a darn good reason, and I hope I know what your answer is. CJSR-FM is currently rocking our way through our 2014 FunDrive – goal, $130K – and coming up on Thursday, October 2, 2014, from 3 to 5 pm, the 68Comeback Special will host our second of two fundrive shows.

There’s about 20 bazillion reasons to support CJSR, and Tom and I will be offering up as many as we can to convince you that supporting CJSR is something you personally want to do. Some of those reasons will be high falutin’, some will be decidedly middlebrow, some will be downright realistic and practical, like our foreign policy. And some will have to do with exciting draws for fantastic prizes.

For example, our friend and perennial supporter, Raymond Biesinger, has offered up THIS as an incentive to donate, his latest and greatest print, first entitled Feline Anatomy, first run of the edition, framed no less. We will be drawing for it just before five o’clock, from the names of all those who pledged to CJSR via 68Comeback on last week and this week’s show. You could be the one. Tune in this Thursday, and spend some time practicing getting your wallet out before then.


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

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