“We’re only special for so long. That natural high can’t last forever.”
Robert Cass lives in Chicago. For Popdose he's written under the Sugar Water, Bootleg City, and Box Office Flashback banners and collaborated on the series 'Face Time with Jeff Giles and Mike Heyliger.
“Remember how big U2 used to be? That’s COVID-19, just with more letters and a bigger number.”
“That’s what I like about pop music: the only truth is the three and a half minutes of music you’re presenting to the audience.”
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with my updated policy.
Tahiti 80 have never chased trends, but they aren’t preoccupied with setting them, either. Each new recording is the chance for a fresh start.
Jesus, by all appearances, had an agenda on this particular eventide. But yea, verily, so did Simon Peter.
“Now is the time for listening, which we look forward to doing just as soon as we’re finished telling our side of the story.”
Let there be Bread. (Sorry, I don’t have any Phish. You’ll have to ask Jesus about those bootlegs.)
Let us return to a time when la vida seemed a little less loca.
“I used to be one of those guys. I used to pet a girl’s dog and not even ask her his name.”
A long time ago in a country that seems far, far away …
“Never forget — bedbugs are bad bugs that take advantage of our precious resources.”
You are powerless to resist.
“I’m sorry I’ve been hard to reach lately. I’m having what you might call a dark night of the soul.”
“I’ve been called good, bad, stormy, strange — you name it.”
Let the healing begin.
The zombies of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” promise to eat your heart out when they return for the series’s midseason premiere this Valentine’s Day.
Albert Brooks made two comedy albums in the ’70s. Both have stood the test of time.
The three members of Papas Fritas — Shivika Asthana, Keith Gendel, and Tony Goddess — discuss the creation of their self-titled debut album.
All the way from Tucson, Arizona, the ghost town of Bootleg City welcomes Cyndi Lauper and Ben Folds!
Author Christine Sneed talks about a few of her favorite movies.
Would nicknaming a cop “Dirty” be considered a term of endearment?
The former screenwriter (“Strange Brew”) and director (“Miracle Mile”) talks about his big-screen work as well as his new career as a short-story writer.
We’ve come to the end of the road.
Oak Park Records has what you’re looking for on Record Store Day — or any other day, for that matter.
The mayor has found his true calling, so he’s calling it quits as mayor.
I hope you’re proud of yourself, E.L. James.
Same name, different face.
In popular culture 1989 was the year of the bat.
Where does the time go? SERIOUSLY, WHERE DID THE PAST WEEK GO? Let’s find out together as we collectively experience a Box Office Flashback to January 9, 1992.