21 tandem Repeats

21 tandem Repeats


Super robertson is a writer and entertainer


It was around 1990 when Mark Allen Robertson was doing a degree in Cell Biology at the university of Western Ontario when his sister bought a guitar. He started playing it and left it on the living-room sopha, he was then chastised for improper guitar care and banned from playing it, so he went out and bought a guitar. the guitar he bought was a piece of crap that had serious intonation problems and couldn't be tuned so a week later he returned it for another.

He learned how to play by making up songs about everybody he knew and giving them mixed tapes with a few songs about them in the middle. The drive to make up songs proved strong and upon graduation he formed a band and moved out west taking the name Super Robertson, a nod to his favorite reggae star "Super Cat".

Robertson took a job as a mailman and set to work on a body of work that includes 9 full length CD's that have been pressed and numerous tapes and secret recordings. His decision to stay and work in Vancouver has had it's plusses and minuses... having not toured and gotten out there he is relatively unknown and has yet to really be heard but on the positive side he is financially stable, happy, and has developed his own style of song involving simple truths.

He is happily married with a young daughter and two more little girls about to be born, and he plays live music every wednesday night in Vancouver at the legendary Railway club from 7:30-8:30PM at an event called the Super Robertson Supper Show.

His latest release with his band 21 tandem repeats "Never wanted to be anyone" has received modest airplay on CBC radio and all of the records on his "Canada Lynx records" label have been selling digitally through CD baby distribution.

His greatest strength is in music collaboration as he tends to bring out the best in people, perhaps he may make a decent producer one day.


Last Call

Written By: Mark Robertson

Well a driver calls on the radio he say's don't worry cause you're shipments all here and i'll get it right to ya just going to suck back a couple of beers
then he gays off his chair put his fingers through his hair and put his head down and disappeared

Last call for alcohol

Well a man looks up and he sees a truck or two lights and there coming at him and he looks around and takes his thumb down and thinks "man what am i doing here"
Well the tires make a sound make a sound on the shoulder but the driver's not really there

another rebel with a truck who just ran out of luck and you don't come back from the dead
and it looks that way because it is that way and you will never be again
And a bullet drives on the highway and you don't come back from the dead

Come Again

Written By: S. Robertson

sunday drove like a boulevard picture me and she were in the yard
yea these are the best of times
come again

ice cream from the parlor store melted in the bag we hugged some more sometimes a little love is all you need
well sadly the door was locked to find a place we took a walk 'twas in the pasture fields that i worshipped her and she calls out my name and she is a friend of mine and she is my lover

My hear flies like a butterfly
My soul flies like a butterfly
Colon flies like a butterfly

well i woke up and i rolled over to a face all full of clover in amongst the cow tracks i saw liberty caps ate them up and lost track went back to whatchemacallits to use the thinga ma jig.

wishing machine

Written By: mark robertson

Boys just want to have fun and I'm living proof of that with a bum knee and a bad back and i just wish that i could win the lottery and retire and spend my days in deep yoga stretches breathing feeling alive.

I'm just a wishing machine hoping to keep it clean move faces on the ground and I'm hear to get down
and I'm just so happy and keen trying to keep it clean move faces on the ground and I'm here to get down

And boy's they want to go far but so far I'm just another jackass in a bar with a kick ass base guitar playing songs some of them slow and some of them not so slow.


"Never wanted to be anyone" 21 Tandem Repeats 2007
"How the tiger got lionized" Supersimian 2006
"The ocean is Life" 21 Tandem Repeats August 2005
"Last dance @ the Shockcenter" ROADBED 2004
"Autopilot" ROADBED 2003
"Knockout hits" ROADBED 2002
"Represented" Roadbed 2000
"ChickenEP" Knockin' dog 1997
"Simplex" Knockin' dog 1995

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