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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 24: Could You Please Explain … ? Is it an horrific dream?Am I sinking fast?Could a person be so meanAs to laugh and laugh on my own?Could you ease my load?Could you see my pain?Could you please explain the hurting?
81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 23: The Story of My Life I want to be a Yank. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve got unfinished business to straighten out, because the night. Let’s all make a bomb.
81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 22: Why Can’t You Be Like Endicott? Endicott’s carryin’ a heavy load but Endicott never really ever moans Endicott’s not a wealthy guy but Endicott pays the bills on time Endicott’s got ideas and plans, Endicott’s what you call a real man Endicott always will provide ’cause Endicott is the family type Why can’t you be like Endicott?
81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 21: For My Birthday … … I thought these lyrics sounded eerily appropriate: Another year older and what have I done, my aspirations have shriveled in the sun, I’m crippled by guilt, blinded by science, I’ve been waiting for tomorrow all of my life
81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 20: Keeping It 1000 Hey! On this show we play our 1000th unique song! I never would have thought we’d get there but it’s been a fun ride so far. Hope you enjoy it!
81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 19: Rest Gently, Sweet Poet Sadly we bid farewell this week to the genius singer, songwriter, and guitarist Tom Verlaine. He was the founder and driving force behind the groundbreaking band Television who reshaped music as part of the late 70’s NYC scene. This week’s show features some of Verlaine’s music. Hope you’ll enjoy and look up more of his … Continue reading 81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 19: Rest Gently, Sweet Poet
81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 18: J. G. Ballard This week’s show comprises songs inspired by the writings of the masterful British sci-fi novelist and story-teller, J. G. Ballard.  
81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 17: Mummy, Daddy, Look at Me! Hey you, in the front row, are you coming backstage after the show?  Because I’ve got a chaise longue in my dressing room, and a pack of warm beer that we can consume  
81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 16: Punk and New Wave Classics This week’s show features music not heard previously on this show, selected from the #PunkandNewWaveClassics tournament on Twitter that can be found on the “Everything 80’s” feed curated by @Oliver_Shergold.  Check it out by clicking here!
81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 15: Something Better Change Don’t you like the way I move when you see me? Don’t you like the things that I say? Don’t you like the way I seem to enjoy it? When you shout things but I don’t care

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