The End... (?) - March 29, 2018

Gang! This is the one we’ve been practicing for! Sigh, fine. This is the one **for which we have been practicing**, jeez. Anyway, today is the last episode of my WXNA show (at least for a while). Our Senior Executive of Topic Engagement said that if we ever do the topic “The End” we’ll have to wrap up the show — and that is exactly the situation we find ourselves in today.

On the show I talk about endings, how they seem to rarely stick these days, and then things go off the rails a bit in predictably RPTTH fashion.

If you haven’t heard the show before, maybe first dip a toe into the very robust WXNA archives — but also, don’t let people boss you around. Heck, listen to the last episode first. Live your life.

I’ve decided to take the summer off to recharge and to work on some ideas that I couldn’t do while RPTTH was in weekly production. With any luck you’ll hear from me again in the fall.

Thanks for listening these past 88 weeks — I’ve really enjoyed putting the show together. Tune in today at 1pm ct as I wrap things up.

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  • 1:02pm Going Underground by The Jam on Snap (Polydor Ltd. (UK))
  • 1:05pm Waiting For the End of the World by Elvis Costello on My Aim Is True (Ryko)
  • 1:08pm Bye Bye Love by The Cars on The Cars (Rhino/Elektra)
  • 1:13pm The End Has No End by The Strokes on Room On Fire (R.C.A.)
  • 1:21pm Here’s Where the Story Ends by The Sundays on Reading, Writing & Arithmetic (Rough Trade)
  • 1:25pm In the End by Ida Maria on Fortress ’round My Heart (Mercury Records)
  • 1:29pm Say Goodbye Forever by The Rentals on Seven More Minutes (Maverick)
  • 1:37pm First to Finish, Last to Start by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists on Hearts of Oak (Ted Leo)
  • 1:39pm So Long, It’s Been Good to Know You by Woody Guthrie on Library of Congress Recordings (Rounder Records)
  • 1:42pm The End of the Tour by They Might Be Giants on John Henry (Elektra Records)
  • 1:45pm Journey to the End of the East Bay by Rancid on …And Out Come the Wolves (Epitaph)
  • 1:52pm Goodbye Lorraine by Frank Black & The Catholics on Show Me Your Tears (Cooking Vinyl)
  • 1:56pm Holiday by Weezer on Weezer (Geffen)
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