Author: Mike Duquette

Mike Duquette is the creator and editor of The Second Disc, a site devoted to all things remastered and expanded in the music business. His first reissue production for Sony Music's Legacy Recordings will be available in April.

Film

In Memoriam: Harold Ramis (1944-2014)

If you were one of the many (and there were many) who found yourself delving into a list of actor-writer-director Harold Ramis‘...

Music

Dreams Stay with You: Big Country and the Song That Saved My Life

Today marks the approximate 30th anniversary of the release of “In a Big Country,” the hit single by Scottish rockers Big...

Music, The Very Guest Of...

The Very Guest Of… Phil Collins

There are two kinds of people in this world: those that say Phil Collins is a doughy, ineffectual frontman who ruined the prog-rock outfit...

Contests, Music, News

Popdose Contest: Win the New Expanded Edition of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours”!

Who doesn’t love Rumours? (The “iconic Fleetwood Mac album” kind, not the “Jeff Giles‘ wedding song was Rod...

Music

Where Are We Now, Really? David Bowie and the Lost Art of Surprise

As I type this, it’s been about 13 hours since David Bowie knocked fans on their asses with the surprise announcement of his first...

Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Boxed In: The Top Music Reissues of 2012

Every year, while lording over an impressive amount of music catalogue news and views at my site, The Second Disc, I think the same thing...

Music, Popdose Secret Single

Secret Single: Kara’s Flowers, “Soap Disco”

Blame the ever-widening gulfs between how music is made and consumed, but there just aren’t many great “before they were...

Film, Popdose, Popular Culture

He Came to Me: Remembering “E.T.,” 30 Years On

On this day, three decades ago, Universal Pictures released E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the then-latest film from super director Steven...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Squeeze, Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ, 4/25/12

What does a somewhat-recently reunited band with a pretty good live album on their hands do after several live tours and a prime spot on...

Television

Uncle Duque’s Crazytime TV Hour: Earth Day Makes Us Green

Mike Duquette digs up crazy video crap on the Internet, like this gem warning you about not recycling, you jerk....

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Squeeze, “Live at the Fillmore”

In a recent thought piece on The A.V. Club, Josh Modell ruminated on the dilemma of bands touring endlessly around the hits that made them...

Film, Music

The Boy: Remembering Songwriter Robert Sherman

It’s not fair that it sometimes takes a death to rouse us from our collective unconsciousness and pay respect to someone who deserves...

Film, Wandering the Aisles

Wandering the Aisles: Merry Kong-mas!

Thirty-five years ago this December, after a lot of time and money spent on making it one of the most exciting adventure movies in...

Listmania, Music

Popdose 2011: Mike Duquette’s Top Catalogue Projects

According to crazy people, next year will see the wholesale demise of compact discs as well as the heroic efforts of Jon Cusack saving...

Film, Music

Magic Music: A Happy Playlist of Songs from Disney Movies

50 years after his passing, Walt Disney's legacy is remembered through the happy songs his company has given to the world....

Music, The Very Guest Of...

The Very Guest Of… Sting

If you've not been following every breath he takes, you're missing a lot of great guest appearances by the man they call Sting....

Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD Review: “MAD” and “The Looney Tunes Show”

I’m not breaking any new ground by telling you our world’s pop-cultural landscape is liberally littered with remakes, reboots...

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Music, Podcast

Popdose Podcast Extra: Michaels on Michael (Plus)

It's been two years since Michael Jackson died, and several of Popdose's Michaels paid tribute in this special Popdose Podcast extra....

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Music, Wandering the Aisles

Wandering the Aisles: Going Gaga for Madonna

When I set out to chronicle the musical offerings of America’s supermarkets, pharmacies and other not-quite-cutout bins in this...

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Film

Culture Shock: Dining Out at the Movies

Even in a year in which unemployment in America hovered above nine percent, Americans pulled it together enough to bring the top ten films...

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Music, Wandering the Aisles

Wandering the Aisles: Neil Diamond Turns on His Heartlight

Yesterday, Neil Diamond was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011. It was the ultimate recognition for the iconic...

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Film, Wandering the Aisles

Wandering the Aisles, Vol. 3: A Steaming Pile of Grinch

Every holiday season, dozens of writers attempt to trivialize the holiday season through popular culture. Chestnuts like It’s a Wonderful...

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Listmania, Music

Popdose 2010: Mike Duquette’s Best Reissues

Even in a year where a lot of great new music was released, it’s still been a blast to revisit artists and albums of old through those...

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Music, Wandering the Aisles

Wandering the Aisles, Vol. 2: Billy Liar

Welcome to another installment of Wandering the Aisles, where we bypass record stores and online retailers for what may be the strangest...

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Music, Wandering the Aisles

Wandering the Aisles, Vol. 1: Hall & Oates for the Obsessed

It’s quite possible that, at some point in your life, you’ve dreaded going to the supermarket. All those crazy people, long...