A Mellowmas Prelude: He Who Mell’t It Dealt It

What happened to us?

This is the question we ask ourselves every year, right around this time. As this dreaded holiday turns seven years old (which, maturity-wise, is pretty much accurate), we take yet another opportunity for a good, long stare ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 22

 

Oh hi. Do you like our new look? We feel this one is more accurate, mainly because we do all actually have that much chest hair (yes, even Jason) and Jeff actually sported that haircut a couple of summers ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 20 (Re-Post)

Once upon a time, there was Jefitoblog. It was loved by many in the land. But one day, Jefitoblog left us. Some say it was the result of a crappy webhost, some say it was the result of its ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 19

Mothers. Where would we be without them? I mean, yeah, there’s the whole “birth” thing. But that’s not what I’m talking about. When I say “we,” I’m talking about “the podcast schmucks.” Our mothers have given us ample material ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 18

Greetings and salutations! This month’s episode of The Popdose Podcast is a sequel of sorts to Episode 17 — which, if you may recall, featured an interview with Gorman Bechard, the writer/director/producer of Color ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 16

 

Merry Christmas, everybody! Wait a minute…shit, we missed Christmas. We missed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Valentine’s Day, too. What the hell is wrong with us? Don’t we know we have a responsibility to provide you with ...

The Popdose Interview: Richard Marx

In 2000, he had a #5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with “This I Promise You.” He reached #1 on the Adult AC chart with “To Where You Are” in 2002, and sat at the top of the Hot Country Songs ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 15

Happy Black Friday! If you’re a sensible human being, you’re reading this post shortly after waking up instead of reading it on your way back from a four-hour shopping spree at Best Buy. Perhaps you’re at work ...

The Weekly Mixtape: Ethan’s Mix

Hi! This is Ethan.

Well, technically, he’s Super Ethan in this picture. Which makes sense, ’cause Ethan is my super-awesome nephew.

Ethan turned nine years old last month. Which means that he’s approximately six years older than I remember ...

The Popdose Interview: The Weepies

It’s been four years since audiences have had a chance to see The Weepies in concert. It’s certainly understandable, given that they’ve had two children since their last tour (in support of the sublime

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 12

12 episodes…Jesus Christ! How can it be that we’ve been getting together for 12 full months now, dedicating ourselves to bringing you the very best in pop culture discussion/mother jokes? Well, the technical answer is: we haven’t, ’cause we’re ...

CHART ATTACK!: 7/30/88

I know, I know — at this very late date, I’m presenting you with the first entry of CHART ATTACK! for 2010. It’s been a busy year so far, with a whole bunch of things happening that you don’t care about. ...

CD Review: Indigo Girls, “Staring Down the Brilliant Dream”

As the story goes, the initial scene backstage at Lilith Fair in 1997 was a somewhat lonely one: many of the featured artists stayed in their individual dressing rooms with their respective bands until showtime. Until Indigo Girls showed up, that is, ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 10

We know: “Back already? But it took me this long just to finish the last one!” It’s true, we did run long during Episode 9 of the Popdose Podcast, but in all fairness, 1) it was a ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 9

If you’re a regular listener of The Popdose Podcast, we can safely assume two things about you:

1) You’re passionate about music, and you enjoy listening to other people talk about that passion.

2) You enjoy jokes ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 8

Easter is almost upon us, and this leaves your three favorite morons very excited. Because not only does it give each of us an opportunity to end the weekend three pounds heavier than the one before, but it also ...

CD Review: Barenaked Ladies, “All in Good Time”

In a 1995 interview with Canada’s MuchMusic, Barenaked Ladies’ vocalist Steven Page attempted to describe his band’s new philosophy following the departure of keyboardist/percussionist Andy Creeggan. For a while, he said, the band was trying to figure out how to ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 7

If you’ve listened to all of the previous episodes of The Popdose Podcast — hell, even if you’ve only listened to three minutes of any given episode — you’ve likely thought the following at some point: “Man, ...

Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold 52

Welcome back, mellow miners! You know, being the wimpiest guy on Popdose is not an easy job, but I do it for you and wusses across the universe. And part of the job is exposing to you ...

DVD Review: “Genesis: The Movie Box 1981-2007″

Although Genesis has stayed away from the studio since 1997’s poorly-received (and Phil Collins-less) Calling All Stations, the band hasn’t given their fans much reason to complain: Over the past 11 years they’ve released six boxed sets, covering studio material, rarities, and ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 6

Holy crap! Is it February already? It seems like only yesterday your three favorite idiots from The Popdose Podcast were blathering on about…what did we talk about last month, anyway? No matter. It’s a new month, and ...

Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold 50: Mang!

Welcome back to another edition of Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold! It’s been way too long since we’ve done our wussy spelunking through smooth instruments and gentle vocals. But today, friends, we won’t be doing much singing. ...

Happy Birthday, “What a Fool Believes”

Thirty-one years ago this week, the Doobie Brothers released the single that perfectly meshed their original boogie-rock style with the keyboard-heavy R&B that Michael McDonald brought to the table. It would go on to reach Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 ...