Author: Mike Heyliger

Mike Heyliger spends most of his time staring longingly at the Michael Jackson circa '83 glossy photo he has right above his desk. On the rare occasion that he's not doing that, he's written for various blogs/sites over the years, including Popmatters.com, rhythmflow.net and soundslam.com. He currently serves as the bleditor-in-chief of popblerd.com and the co-host of the Blerd Radio Podcast.

Desert Island Discs, Music, Popdose

Desert Island Discs With Icon For Hire

Icon For Hire’s debut album, Scripted, debuted on the Billboard 200 Album chart, peaked at # 4 on the iTunes Rock chart, and charted...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Shuggie Otis “Inspiration Information/Wings of Love”

The most mysterious figure in soul/funk shows us what he's been up to for...oh, the past 40 years....

Book Reviews, Books, Music

Book Review: Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar

An interesting new book takes a look at the life, successes and troubles of Motown's first "First Lady," Mary Wells....

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 53: “Beats To The Rhyme”

Commemorating the 10th anniversary of Jam Master Jay's death and a new compilation, Run-DMC gets the Jheri Curl Fridays treatment this...

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 53: “Egyptian Lover”

Get ready to pop and lock your ass off with this week's Jheri Curl Fridays song!...

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 52: Five Star-“Can’t Wait Another Minute”

British family group Five Star scored a top 10 R&B hit with "Can't Wait Another Minute," and we're bringing it back for Jheri Curl Fridays!...

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 51: “She’s A Star”

You sure that's not Cameo? Nope, it's Con Funk Shun, and their 1986 song "She's A Star" graces this edition of Jheri Curl Fridays....

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 50: “Dancin’ In The Key Of Life”

Dance in the key of life and get your weekend started with a jam from Steve Arrington!...

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 49: “Same Ole Love”

Anita Baker skates through Jheri Curl Fridays this week with her hit "Same Ole Love."...

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 48: “I Feel For You”

The latest installment of Jheri Curl Fridays pays tribute to CHAKAKHAN CHAKAKHAN's stunning rendition of Prince's "I Feel For You."...

Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 47: “I Can’t Wait”

Because we want to have those ghostly synth noises in your head all weekend long, Nu Shooz's "I Can't Wait" pops up in this week's Jheri...

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 46: “I Still Can’t Get Over Loving You”

Ray Parker Jr wants you. And he won't take no for an answer. Get all the creepy details in this week's Jheri Curl Fridays column....

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 45: “Summertime”

Doug E. Fresh knows how you want to kick off your Memorial Day weekend--with a little "Summertime" action!!...

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 44: “Someone Like You”

Get your dancing shoes on and celebrate this week's Jheri Curl Friday with Sylvester and his hit "Someone Like You."...

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 43: “Hey Ladies”

We pay tribute to the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch by featuring 1989's "Hey Ladies" in this week's Jheri Curl Fridays column....

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 42: “How Do You Stop?”

What do James Brown, Joni Mitchell and Dan Hartman have in common? Read this week's Jheri Curl Fridays column to find out....

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 41: “Sanctified Lady”

Following his tragic death, it was discovered that Marvin Gaye wanted a sanctified...lady? Jheri Curl Fridays investigates....

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 40: “Party Train”

We celebrate the end of the week with The Gap Band's 1983 smash "Party Train" in the latest installment of Jheri Curl Fridays....

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 39: “It’s Only Love”

That orgasmic look on Mick Hucknall's face? He just read our latest Jheri Curl Fridays column. Click to achieve that same look of ecstacy....

Jheri Curl Fridays, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 38: “This Is For You”

There was a lot more to The System than "Don't Disturb This Groove." Step into the wayback machine with us and check out the video for...

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 37: “Dynamite”

Jermaine's in jail! A spooky, mysterious jail where everyone is oiled up! Check out his video, "Dynamite," in this week's Jheri Curl...

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music

Jheri Curl Fridays 36: “Off On Your Own (Girl)”

Who's ready for some Al B. Sure! The teen idol sings about losing a love interest to another woman in this week's Jheri Curl Fridays...

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music

Jheri Curl Fridays 35: “Freak-a-Zoid”

Midnight Star wants you to be their freak-a-zoid. Or they want you to join their cult. Either way, check out the latest Jheri Curl Fridays...

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 34: “Secret Lovers”

Have a secret lover? Want to look at one of the most awesome Jheri curls ever? Need a scorecard to keep up with Atlantic Starr's lead...

Sports

Julian Velard Catches Linsanity!: Check Out “The Mighty Lin”

Singer/songwriter Julian Velard pays tribute to phenom Jeremy Lin with his new song, "The Mighty Lin."...

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 33: “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do”

This week's Jheri Curl Fridays features a rare video featuring Jermaine Jackson and the late Whitney Houston....

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 32: “If You Were Here Tonight”

Great singer? Yeah. Great actor? Not so much. Alexander O' Neal's video for "If You Were Here Tonight" gets the JCF treatment....

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 31: “Lovelite”

O'Bryan was a discovery of the late Don Cornelius. He scored a #1 hit in 1984 with "Lovelite." The song's video is the subject of this...

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 30: “You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song)”

Why does this man look so concerned? Well, if you could woo woo woo, you'd know the answer to this question. Find out more in this week's...

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music

Jheri Curl Fridays 29: “Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But The Rent”

Gwen Guthrie's "Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent" became one of the '80s defining dance hits by echoing a popular sentiment of the day:...