Enter The Wormhole #59 (Bob)

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NOTE: This is one where we can’t use last names in comments, as comments are searchable. In fact, we shouldn’t use album titles, either… or even say much about the circumstances of this limited (to only 100 copies) package. We’re sure you’ll understand why… and thanks for playing the home game.


  • Grant
    March 8, 2013 - 12:55 | Permalink

    OMG Yesssss!!! For a fan who has bought every legit release by this artist (sometimes in CD -and- vinyl) this is a great treat. And I’ll buy it if they ever release it in more quantity here in the states. But for now – thanks so much Willard!

  • Reggie F. Cat
    March 8, 2013 - 13:05 | Permalink

    Hey Willard, a question: I had downloaded this set elsewhere and found that cd 1, tracks 19 & 21 were actually the same track. This was explained as being an error on the part of the record company. Can you confirm or deny that this is also the case for the set here?

    Thanks, as always, for all you do.

    • Willard
      March 8, 2013 - 13:13 | Permalink

      Can’t confirm or deny either way. I got the same info and passed it along the same way, sorry.

      • pete
        March 9, 2013 - 13:07 | Permalink

        One or the other (I think 19) was first distributed with a different (and obviously incorrect) title, of the vocal ursine hilly outdoor eating tragedy variety. Later distributions seem to have simply corrected the name. I think it’s hilarious that the informal sector is more punctilious than the running dog jackals of the imperialist bourgeoisie.

        • Willard
          March 9, 2013 - 13:11 | Permalink

          Masterfully disguised.

    • Sudsman
      March 11, 2013 - 20:31 | Permalink

      Hey Reggie,

      (Hi, BTW.) The error is uncorrectable. The take of the song in question does not exist. Not even the most comprehensive collections of said album’s outtakes don’t include it, and the take in question doesn’t even appear on the studio’s recording logs (a copy of which I have).

      To my knowledge, this is THE definitive collection of non-official tracks (now made official to preserve the European copyright) from MCMLXIII.



  • Anonymous
    March 8, 2013 - 16:26 | Permalink

    Never heard about this guy, but it’s very good. Thanks a lot…^_^

    • Willard
      March 9, 2013 - 10:22 | Permalink

      He’s kinda new. At least, he was here.

  • ekko
    March 8, 2013 - 17:41 | Permalink

    now that’s a bob james album i did not know about.

    • Willard
      March 9, 2013 - 10:22 | Permalink

      This better not attract the Bob James police.

  • draftervoi
    March 9, 2013 - 00:38 | Permalink

    Brilliant, sir. I appreciate everything you do, particularly the cheesy 1950s movies. My claim to science fiction fame is that I once cooked lunch for Bob Wilkins, the local purveyor of third rate cinema here in the Bay Area.

    • Willard
      March 9, 2013 - 10:18 | Permalink

      Bob Wilkins, haven’t heard that name in a while. I wish I had the wherewithal to write a book about local horror movie show hosts. I’ve worshipped a few in my time but the guy that kickstarted me was Shock Armstrong from Tampa Florida. One of the suits at the station (Big 13) who donned a Frankenstein mask and a football attire (#13, of course) to introduce bad cinema. There was no winking irony here. It was all schlock, and all the better for it. He wasn’t the best by any stretch – more of a gateway drug in my case – but I was quickly hooked. Thanks for the comment.

  • Revolutionarybum
    March 9, 2013 - 03:34 | Permalink

    Cheers and a gracious thank you Willard, So nice theres still a few blogs about from the days before the clampdown came to town… and BTW ZippyShare, Hands down the best free DL sight around. Take care.

    • Willard
      March 9, 2013 - 10:10 | Permalink

      Yeah, ZS is handy, isn’t it? They’re probably doomed as a result. We’ll see.

  • March 9, 2013 - 05:15 | Permalink

    Man, this sucks for Bob and the label. Once you pull 100 copies off the top from the total number of people buying music these days, there’s not gonna be much profit left to grab in the days ahead…

    Seriously, what’s with music prices today, anyhow? I saw a red vinyl White Stripes 7-inch 45 from Third Man Recs at the newly-relocated Encore Records store today, and it was priced at $11.98! The shop owner didn’t have any comment on the matter — however, he DID reveal that the Third Man “Rolling Record Store” van will be making a stop at Encore during South By Southwest next week!

    So what? Well, if you haven’t heard…

    “Jack White has collaborated with Butthole Surfer Gibby Haynes on a three song 7” record, released on White’s Third Man Records: “You Don’t Have To Be Smart”/”Horse Named George”, and a cover of hardcore band Adrenalin OD’s “Paul’s Not Home”. A limited edition version of the 7″ will be pressed onto old medical x-rays, in what White is dubbing a “flex-ray disc”. These will be sold exclusively from the Rolling Record Store van”* ,,,and I intends to get me a copy or three, or die tryin’!!! ( I can’t imagine why Gibby didn’t re-do “I Saw An X-Ray Of A Girl Passing Gas” just for the occasion!)

    Plus which, this may get me one step closer to obtaining Gibby’s “okay” on forming The Ghastly Trio, the three-man-band featuring him, myself, and Daniel Johnston which Daniel has been hassling me about for over four years now, and that he insists Gibby agreed to do over a decade ago!

    – mnw

    PS: R.I.P. to my late drama professor Richard Hossalla, who claimed to have gone to school with Bob (and who always smarmily referred to the Zimmer-man as “Bobby” when reminiscing). Also, any religious types reading this please keep my next-door neighbor Lofton Kline in your heart. As a member of the Pozo Seco Singers, Lofton shared a manager (Albert Grossman), producer “Bob Johnston), and label (Columbia, duh!) with Bob in 1966-67.

    For the most past, Lofton has seemed to be recovering well from the quintuple bypass surgery he had last year, but he’s seemed awfully reclusive and under-the-weather in the last few weeks. In any case, I know he’s a devout Christian, so I figure he’d appreciate your prayers.

    (But hey, that’s enough ramblin’ from me… let’s hear some rock and roll!!!)

    * ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/jack_white_collaborates_with_butthole_surfers_gibby_haynes.html

  • Anonymous
    March 9, 2013 - 16:42 | Permalink

    Thanks much Willard. Re the comments of others, I just assume that we’re in some weird transitional phase of music distribution.

  • ate2zee
    March 9, 2013 - 22:57 | Permalink

    I just saw something on your website so amazing that I’m speechless. Well–I’m able to say Thanks! at least.

  • danandtam
    March 10, 2013 - 15:44 | Permalink

    thanks much appreciated

  • Supersonic 75
    August 6, 2013 - 03:03 | Permalink

    Wow; thanks!

  • August 19, 2013 - 23:03 | Permalink

    Well, I never thought I’d see this as long as I lived and here it is. Many, many thank yous. But maybe you should know that it’s part of the top Google hit for “Willard’s Wormholes.”

    • Willard
      August 19, 2013 - 23:07 | Permalink

      What can you do?

      • August 21, 2013 - 08:18 | Permalink

        I think “robots.txt” would keep Google from accessing the page. I don’t have the details but there’s a lot of information out there, based on a search I just did.

        • August 21, 2013 - 08:25 | Permalink

          That was pretty cryptic, wasn’t it? Here’s what the “Robots exclusion standard” Wikipedia entry says: “If a site owner wishes to give instructions to web robots, they must place a text file called robots.txt in the root of the web site hierarchy (e.g. https://www.example.com/robots.txt). This text file should contain the instructions in a specific format (see examples below). Robots that choose to follow the instructions try to fetch this file and read the instructions before fetching any other file from the web site. If this file doesn’t exist, web robots assume that the web owner wishes to provide no specific instructions, and crawl the entire site.”
          There’s also a robotstxt.org Web site.

  • Susan
    September 20, 2013 - 12:22 | Permalink

    SUPERB! I am a fan of the Zim an this entire club-house website!
    THANK YOU Mr.Willard!

    • Willard
      September 20, 2013 - 17:12 | Permalink

      Thanks. Welcome aboard.

  • sluggo
    December 19, 2013 - 11:33 | Permalink

    thanks willard, this is a nice xmas gift for me!

  • Anonymous
    January 14, 2014 - 14:46 | Permalink

    many tanx!

  • Drawde
    May 29, 2015 - 21:33 | Permalink

    A little late to the party, but does anyone have the rips of the other two Volumes? ’63 and ’64?

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