Author: Will Harris

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Hooks 'N' You, Music

Hooks ‘N’ You: Loud Sugar, “Loud Sugar”

Jeff Giles, God love him, is directly – if accidentally – responsible for inspiring this week’s column. Awhile back, he...

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Hooks 'N' You, Music, Popdose Interviews

Hooks ‘N’ You: Dogs Die In Hot Cars, “Please Describe Yourself”

If there’s anything more deadly to a band’s career in the States than being pegged (however briefly) as the next big thing in...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

The Great Gross-Off: Java Pop (Hazelnut) Edition

When I saw that our beloved leader, Mr. Giles, had revived this feature, my heart leapt with joy. “At last!” I thought....

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Hooks ‘N’ You: Judybats, “Judybats ’00”

Let it never be said that we here at Popdose don’t unabashedly cannibalize each other’s ideas…and our readership’s...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: George Burns, “I Wish I Was Eighteen Again”

Is there anyone who doesn’t like George Burns? No, there isn’t. And if you say that you don’t, I refuse to believe you....

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Music, Popdose, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 5/16/08

I was going through a box of CD singles that I’m weeding out of my collection, and I couldn’t help but grin as I thumbed past a...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: Gunbunnies, “Paw Paw Patch”

I’ve spoken before of ESDMusic.com, one of the blog sites connected to my full-time employer, Bullz-Eye.com, to which I contribute....

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Hooks ‘N’ You: Bee Gees, “Size Isn’t Everything”

Forgive me for another column without a Q&A, but if it helps, I’ve tried to make this one interesting by filling it with several...

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Hooks 'N' You, Music, Popdose Interviews

Hooks ‘N’ You: Blue Mercedes, “Blue Mercedes”

Have you ever found yourself sucked into an episode of “Behind the Music” or “Bands Reunited” and, even though you...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: Various Artists, “Alvin Lives (In Leeds): Anti Poll Tax Trax”

As I wait for another fine, upstanding artist to find time in their busy schedule to provide me with answers to the Q&A I’ve sent...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: Bounce the Ocean, “Bounce the Ocean”

“I been in the right place, but it must have been the wrong time.” —Dr. John Boy, if that doesn’t sum up the...

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Hooks 'N' You, Music, Popdose Interviews

Hooks ‘N’ You: Nick Heyward, “Tangled”

I liked Nick Heyward before I ever knew I liked Nick Heyward. In the hazy, lazy days known as the early ’80s, I was just as...

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Music, Popdose

Kylie Kontest!

Sometimes, it’s good to be a Popdose reader, and this is one of those times…if you’re a fan of Kylie Minogue, that is. As...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: Kingmaker, “Sleepwalking”

If you’ve been reading this column since its inception, you’ve probably noticed that it’s been evolving a little bit....

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Hooks ‘N’ You: The Rutles, “The Rutles”/”Archaeology”

On March 8, 2008, the Rutland Times reported the breathtaking news that the world and elsewhere would soon be privy to something quite...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: The Brandos, “Honor Among Thieves”

I can’t remember exactly when I first discovered The Brandos, but I can remember where I first discovered them: in Creem Magazine....

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Hooks ‘N’ You: Carly Hennessy, “Ultimate High”

Funny what a difference a year makes. Back in February 2007, I was putting together a piece for Bullz-Eye called “The Best Albums...

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Music, Popdose

Popdose’s Al Jarreau Week rolls on!

I wouldn’t want to be the lone man out, so let me begin by opening this contribution to PopDose’s Al Jarreau Week by...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: The Gravelberrys, “Bowl of Globes”

Two Canadian artists back to back? Hey, don’t blame me. Blame Paul Myers. If you happened to check out the comments in last...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: The Pursuit of Happiness, “The Wonderful World Of …”

You remember these guys, right? Okay, maybe you don’t. But I sure do. Not that they’re not a great band, but the reason that...

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Music, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Interview: Eric Bazilian of the Hooters

Yeah, yeah, we know what you’re thinking: “The Hooters? Are they even still together?” Well, actually, if you’d...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: Kylie Minogue, “Light Years”

Stop laughing, you bastards! A few weeks ago, I was having a conversation with David Medsker – my comrade in arms both here and over...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: Midget, “Jukebox”

Remember the glory days of Sire Records? There have been precious few major labels with such an exemplary track record — the kind...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: Prefab Sprout, “The Gunman and Other Stories”

During my years on the ‘net, I’ve been a member of various E-mail lists and participated in countless discussion forums, and if...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: The Merrymakers, “No Sleep ‘Til Famous”

Even since Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus first realized that they had a knack for writing songs together, it’s been an...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: Dillon Fence, “Dillon Fence EP”/”Rosemary”

Let it be said here for the record: Jeff Giles can make you feel like a superhero. When he dropped me a line, showered me with praise, and...

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No Concessions

No Concessions: “Cloverfield”

Never in my life have I been so glad that I wasn’t caught up in the hype for a film. Yes, obviously, I was aware of Cloverfield....