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81 82 83 84

81 82 83 84 is a retro-alternative show focusing on music I loved when I attended the University of Waterloo and volunteered at CKMS in the early 1980’s.

You’ll hear a lot of New Wave, punk, post-punk, ska, early goth. Some experimental stuff too, with the occasional more-mainstream tune mixed in.

81 82 83 84 airs on Saturday from 10:00pm to 11:00pm, with a replay on Wednesday from 11:00pm to Midnight.

Recent Episodes

81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 49: Keeping It 100 I’m proud to have had the opportunity to share with you a hundred hours of great retro-alternative music! Hope you enjoy this one!
81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 48: Come Up and See Me, Make Me Smile You’ve done it all You’ve broken every code And pulled the rebel to the floor You spoiled the game No matter what you say For only metal, what a bore
81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 47: It’s a Fair Exchange Here I stand in a daze, axe in my hand Another fool on the stage with a traveling band There’s a space in my heart … permanent flame Just give me your body and I’ll give you my brain It’s a fair exchange
81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 46: The Drawback Seen the troubles and the evils of this world I’ve seen the stretches between godliness and sin I’ve had the promise and confessions of true faith And the hypocrisy that always lies within And they left it for you All of this for you  
81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 45: I Had Too Much Too Dream (Last Night) Last night your shadow fell upon my lonely room I touched your golden hair and tasted your perfume Your eyes were filled with love the way they used to be Your gentle hand reached out to comfort me Then came the dawn And you were gone I had too much to dream last night  
81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 44: Sherman, set the Wayback Machine for … Last week I came across this terrific documentary on YouTube called  Before 1976 Revisited: How Punk Became Punk and was inspired to search out some of the music that led to the punk and alternative movement. Hope you’ll enjoy!
81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 43: I Go Out on Friday Night and I Come Back on Saturday Morning When my feet go through the door I know what my right arm is for Buy a drink and pull a chair Up to the edge of the dance floor Bouncers bouncing through the night Trying to stop or start a fight I sit and watch the flashing lights Moving legs in footless tights
81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 42: Too Much Too Young You’ve done too much, Much too young Now you’re married with a kid When you could be having fun with me
81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 41: Right and Wrong Stop everythingI think I hear the PresidentThe Pied Piper of the TV screenIs gonna make it simpleAnd he’s got it all mapped outAnd illustrated with cartoonsToo hard for clever folks to understandThey’re more used to words like:IdeologyThey’re not talkin’ ’bout right and leftThey’re talkin’ ’boutRight and wrong, do you know the difference?Right and wrong, do … Continue reading 81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 41: Right and Wrong
81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 40: Spanning the Globe … … to bring you the constant variety of retro-alternative music!  The thrill of New Wave!  The agony of goth!  The human drama of punk! This is 81 82 83 84 on CKMS-FM 102.7, Radio Waterloo!

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