It’s The End Of The World As We Know It, And I Feel 68Comeback

If the world does get all rapture-y in a couple of days, we wouldn’t want to come across like we were totally oblivious now, would we? So here’s a list of tunes we played to mark the occasion. May 19, 2011 – is that it, is that the last? Well then…

P:ano  –  Leave Me With the Boy

McLusky  –  Icarus Smicarus

Lab Coast  –  Best I Ever Had

the Jazz Butcher  –  The Devil Is My Friend

Nomeansno  –  The End of All Things

Entombed  –  Wreckage

Bill Callahan  –  One Fine Morning

Freakwater  –  Washed in the Blood

Hayden  –  Hollywood Ending

Booker T. Jones  –  Everything is Everything

Come  –  In/Out

Dump  –  So Long

Ol Smashy – Cryin Over You

Teenage Kicks – Beasts of England

Slates – Dirty Water

Brahja Waldman’s Quartet – Get Used to Saying Goodbye

Nadir Bellahmer  – Round 2

Beastie Boys – Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win

Polystyrene – Virtual Boyfriend

Chop Chop – The Shapeshifter Deception

Stepchild – Trouble Every Day

Former Thieves – I Can’t Get Here From There

Do You Guys Take Requests?

While I can hardly see the point in coming around to an enjoyment of the Smiths at this late date, I think there might be something to be said for the performance of such by a children’s choir. Especially if that choir is directed by Dave Eggers’ stunt double.

And aw heck, as long as we’re on the topic, let’s toss in my favourite, Treepeople’s cover of “Bigmouth Strikes Again“.

Ca 68Comeback Pour Moi

It wouldn’t have been May 12, 2011 if there wasn’t Tom and Craig playing songs for two hours of it. And these were those.

Guadalcanal Diary  –  Watusi Rodeo

Shuyler Jansen  –  If It’s Meant to Be

Vampyre Mike Castle  –  Generic Poems 1, 2 & 3

Lee Pui Ming  –  Turning

Coal  –  Ace of Spades

Sonic Youth  –  Ca Plane Pour Moi

Seam  –  This Ain’t No Picnic

Shellac  –  Killers

The Joe  –  Hire Me

Beastie Boys  –  OK

World Standard  –  The Lonely Driver 1952

Daniel Romano  –  Helen’s Restaurant

Shannon and the Clams  –  You Will Always Bring Me Flowers

Damion Suomi & the Minor Prophets  –  I Hope You Die Sad and Alone

The Sandwitches  –  My Heart Does Swell

Black Mastiff – Keep Your Feet

Crystal Stilts – Alien Rivers

Talking Medication – Last Day of Work

Ben Waters/Stones – Watching the River Flow

Wagon Christ – Accordion McShane

Foxtails Brigade – Pan Asian Delight

Grimes & D’Eon – Vanessa

“Party For Your Motherfucking Right To Fight”

Doesn’t it always work out this way? The Beastie Boys could have released a new album at almost any time in the last four years, and we would have been completely prepared for it. Craig’s sister Jenn, this town’s foremost authority on Mike D, Ad-Rock and MCA, would have been at home – lyrics already transcribed and memorized, major themes and influences outlined, Adam Yauch’s most current medical charts in hand – waiting patiently for our call. It would have been so simple.

But Jenn’s on vacation, leaving me to make sense of this crazy-ass video all by myself…

…while simultaneously evaluating Paste Magazine’s list of the best 20 Beasties’ songs of all time, when let’s face it, I’m an old man who lacks the wherewithal to get that deeply involved anymore. So then, what we might at one time have shrugged off/chalked up to a crying shame of unfortunate timing, becomes a source of suspicion. Why release Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 now, when Jenn is out of town on vacation and unavailable? What are the Beastie Boys trying to hide?

Full On 68Comeback’s Mom

Mother’s Day comes but once a year, and if you weren’t celebrating Mother’s Day eve-eve-eve with the 68Comeback Special, then you were doing something else. That said, this is what it looks like if you reduce all the songs we played today into a simple list.

Liz Phair – Cinco de Mayo
Ultra Mega – Da Mystery of Chessboxin’
Teenage Panzercorps – German Reggae
Pink Mountaintops – The Gayest of Sunbeams
Royal Bangs – Triccs
Hunx and the Punx – The Curse of Being Young
Cornershop – Topknot
The Bugs – Theme from “Do Raha”
Brazilian Money – Lost Sense of All Time
Chain and the Gang – Why Not?
Third Sight – Anti-Happy
Sweatshop Union – Bill Murray
Richard Buckner – Traitor
Obits – No Fly List
Noah 23 – Frycook on Venus
Pains of Being Pure At Heart – My Terrible Friend
Jean-Paul de Roover – You
Greg Arcade – No, You Shut Up!
Stan Rogers – Fogarty’s Cove
Fast Romantics – Union Park
Makeout Videotape – Future Boy
Withered Hand – Cornflake
Deep Dark Robot – You Mean Nothing To Me
Hilde Hefte – Vakker Natt
John Coltrane – Ascension Pt 1

How Do You Mend A 68Comeback Heart?

All the different ways, circa April 28, 2011, that things are going to be different, next time. In song form.

Shooby Taylor – Over the Rainbow
the Exploited – Royalty
Enjoy Your Pumas – No Man’s A Failure
Urge Overkill – The Candidate
Richard LaViolette – Your Many Different Forms
Public Enemy – Don’t Believe the Hype
Cornershop – United Provinces of India
the Obits – I Want Results
Samantha Savage Smith – Tough Cookie
Memphis – I Want the Lights On After Dark
Southeast Engine – At Least We Have Each Other
David Sedaris – Me Talk Pretty One Day
Hunx and His Punx – He’s Coming Back
Les Tabernacles – Cold Black Heart
Surf City – Crazy Rulers of the World
Megaphonic Thrift – Sister Joan
Brazilian Money – Put Out That Cig
Orquesta Sonora Curro – Patuleco
Paris Suit Yourself – Rollin’ On
Yuck – Get Away
Bee Gees – How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?
Noah 23 – Bright Green Laces
The Cookers – Blues For Booker

Come On, King of the 68Comeback

April 21, 2011 was the day, this was the playlist. Thank you and good night.

Kill the Vultures – Sick Days Are Upon Us
Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack – What’s the Buzz?
Heart Failure Research Unit – Has the World Gone Mad?
the Handsome Family – In the Air
Veda Hille – Birdsong
Be Your Own Pet – Bicycle Bicycle, You Are My Bicycle
Queen – Bicycle Race
Pere Ubu – Woolie Bullie
Iggy Pop – I Need More
Sweatshop Union – Bill Murray
Vinyldogtoy – Zombie Nightmare
Tony Castles – No Service
the Better Beatles – I’m Down
Robert Mitchum – Mama Looka Boo Boo
Brazilian Money – Give Up That Dog
Falklands – Carried Away
Ringo Death Starr – So High
Buffalo Tom – Guilty Girls
Krang – Spirit Animals
Mallard – Going With the Guts
Blues Dragon – I’d Do Anything
Gargamex – Freelance Embalmer
Provincial Archive – Drive
Alexi Murdoch – At Your Door
The Megaphonic Thrift – Talks Like a Weed King
Subtractivelad – Hello, Goodbye

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