Author: Jason Hare

Jason Hare used to love Christmas. He feels differently now.

Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 2/1/86

Greetings and welcome to CHART ATTACK!, the long-defunct-but-now-resurrected series where we take a look back at a Billboard Top 10...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: The Weepies

Five years may be a long time to wait for a new release from Deb Talan and Steve Tannen — better known as The Weepies — but there...

Mellowmas, Mellowmas 2012, Music

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

Now here's a little story we got to tell / About two bad brothers at the gates of Mell...

Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 22

Perfect for your soul-crushing trip to the mall on this Black Friday: A rundown of a classic Top 10 from November 1983. It's the Popdose...

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Music, Podcast, Popdose

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 20 (Re-Post)

To celebrate the twentieth episode of The Popdose Podcast, Jeff, Jason and Dave are joined by music industry veteran (and longtime...

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Music, Podcast, Popdose

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 19

Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton finally take the heat off of mothers and focus on fathers -- Jason's dad Gary joins us for Episode...

Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 18

Fandom: what does it mean, who inspires it, and where will you go in its name? We have some thoughts on the subject, and you'll hear 'em on...

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Desert Island Discs, Music

Desert Island Discs (and “Stories to Tell”) with Richard Marx

If you were stranded on a desert island with Richard Marx, here are the five things you would need to keep him happy....

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 16

After a three-month hiatus, Jeff, Jason, and Dave are back to rip apart a Billboard Top 10 from 1985. It's the Popdose Podcast,...

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Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Richard Marx

Richard Marx chats with Popdose about his past & present career, his favorite role in the industry these days, why he hid his smile in the...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 15

In a world filled with awkward family holiday reunions, three men gather to remind you that it could be worse: you could be a Brady or...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

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...

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Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: The Weepies

Jason Hare catches up with Deb Talan and Steve Tannen of The Weepies following the release of their new record, Be My Thrill, and...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 14

What's the easiest way for a record company to take your money every holiday season? Box sets! Join Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '90

Popdose Flashback ’90: George Michael, “Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1”

Jason Hare reflects on the 20th anniversary of Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 -- the beginning of the end for George Michael's US...

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Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 12

Your Popdose Podcast hosts may be on vacation this month, but that doesn't mean we don't have fresh content for you! Episode 12 brings an...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 7/30/88

Eric Carmen goes heavy on the Aqua Net, Jane Wiedlin makes googly-eyes at Jason Hare and Jeff Giles loses $20 -- it's all part of the...

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CD Reviews, Music

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...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 10

While there may not be a specific topic for Episode 10 of the Popdose Podcast, we promise you more intriguing and immature conversation...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 6/4/10 — Queen Edition

Last year I reviewed the phenomenal book Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock. Although I spent a couple of...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 9

Join Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton for a fantastic discussion about Drooling Fanaticism with special guest Steve Almond, author of...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 8

In honor of Easter, join Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton as they talk about resurrection -- pop culture style! It's all in Episode 8...

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CD Reviews, Music

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...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 7

On Episode 7 of the Popdose Podcast, your three favorite a**holes convene to discuss the science of a**holeology -- with a very special...

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Mellow Gold, Music

Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold 52

In his latest edition of Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold, Jason Hare explores the phenomena of "gentle rocking," brought to us...

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Mellow Gold, Music

Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold 51

Who the hell is Greg Guidry? Why is he goin' down, and apart from the usual, what does Michael McDonald have to do with all of this? Find...

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Music

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

The exhaustive Genesis re-release program comes to a close with this final DVD boxed set, containing five live concerts and much additional...

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Consumerism, Contests

Popdose Contest: DKNY Delicious Candy Apples Collection

Back in August, we here at Popdose were happy to run a contest sponsored by DKNY, featuring their DKNY Be Delicious fragrance. As I said...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 6

Join us for Episode 6 of the Popdose Podcast, where Jeff Giles, Dave Lifton and Jason Hare celebrate Black History Month in their own...

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Music

Exclusive: Popdose Reveals Wikio’s Top Music Blogs for February!

Here at Popdose, we’re proud to say we’re both growers and showers: as our roster of ever-phenomenal writers (writing...