Author: Robert Cass

Robert Cass lives in Chicago. For Popdose he's written under the Sugar Water, Bootleg City, and Box Office Flashback banners, and in 2013 he spearheaded 'Face Time, a collaboration with Jeff Giles and Mike Heyliger.
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Current Events, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: White Men Can’t Write About Al Jarreau Yet

Last Sunday I said I would find time to write about Al Jarreau in the coming week, but a few days ago Jeff Giles told me to put my ode to...

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Current Events, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: White Men Can’t Meet Deadlines

Were you anxiously awaiting the conclusion of my Wesley Snipes two-parter on Tuesday? Did you have to take anti-anxiety medication when it...

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Current Events, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: White Men Can’t Convict

January 12, as I’m sure you remember, was my lawyer/friend Dave-o’s birthday, and in case you’re wondering, I...

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Current Events, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: January’s Almost Over

If you were born in January or you fell in love in January or you got married in January or you have a child who was born or fell in love...

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Listening Booth, Music

Listening Booth: CoCo B’s, “CoCo B’s”

Throughout the CoCo B’s self-titled debut album, frontman Kevin Castillo’s casual, somewhat sleepy vocals, similar to those of...

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Current Events, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: Testify! (Before Congress)

As you know, these are trying times, filled with economic uncertainty, terrorist threats, military aggression, global warming, and even a...

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Current Events, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: Parade (of Lies!)

I should start subscribing to the newspaper again on Sundays. But the only part of the paper I’m interested in is Parade...

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Film, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: The Adventure Continues …

Sequels aren’t always good, but the movie-loving teenager who continues to take up space inside my soul will always be excited by...

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Current Events, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: I Believe the Children Are Our Inarticulate Future

I’m a little angry today. I wish I wasn’t. After all, it’s a new year. A chance to put aside the previous year’s...

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Music, Safe for Crackers

Safe for Crackers: Robert Cass Edition

What were you doing in 1986? If you were a suburban kid with access to a radio or MTV, you were experiencing the dawn of rap as a...

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Cutouts Gone Wild!, Music

Cutouts Gone Wild!: Bunny Sigler, “The Best of Bunny Sigler: Sweeter Than the Berry” (1996)

Note: My brother’s visiting from out of town this week, so I’ve got less time than I normally do for blog-type stuff;...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK! #23: 3/14/92

Note from Jason: We’re into week three of me pawning my work off onto others for our guest-written Chart Attack! series. Sure, we all...

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Cutouts Gone Wild!, Music

Cutouts Gone Wild!: Geoffrey Williams, “Bare” (1992)

Note: This week’s Cutouts Gone Wild! comes to you courtesy of our friend Robert in Chicago, who thoughtfully volunteered to step in...