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Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #69: Alt-Rock Songs About Girls

I could put it off no longer....

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Jupe Jupe, “How Could We Both Be in Love”

Jupe Jupe’s sound is thoroughly modern, providing the perfect soundtrack for anyone living a John Hughes movie life in 2020....

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Pet Shop Boys, “Hotspot”

Hotspot is a solid album that, maddeningly, feels like a slight disappointment only because of how impossibly high the Pet Shop Boys have...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #68: Kaboom! “World” Songs, Vol. I

Because calling it 'Everything Is Broken' seemed a bit too on the nose. ...

Popdose Tribute, Television

Popdose Tribute: Remembering Terry Jones

The death of any creative person with a long and distinguished body of work — and writer, actor, director and Monty Python co-founder...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Reviews: Four Gorgeous Superdeluxe Editions Bring the Retro Sexy Back

Kim Wilde, Wendy James, Neneh Cherry and Republica's Saffron -- at first, they came to break your heart, kick your ass, and penetrate your...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #67: Wizards of Oz

Me: I hadn't heard this song before. My kids: We know this song (*sing every word*). Me: It begins. ...

Music, Popdose Tribute

Popdose Tribute: Neil Peart — Experience to Extremes

Ruminations about a private man...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Angela Perley, “Don’t Look Back Mary”

Angela Perley's dreamy mix of Americana, Country and Rock and Roll is the perfect soundtrack for long nighttime journeys between imagined...

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

An Aging Hipster’s Top 50 Albums of 2019

With no offense to all those year-end lists filled with artists you've never heard of, this list should include lots of familiar names for...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights: The 2010s, Volume IV

I’m now officially finished chronicling the 2010s. Four mixes, 118 songs, 109 different artists. (And I still had a couple dozen songs...

Christmas

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: The Night Before Christmas

For many years, I’ve been posting this story on Christmas Eve. People seem to enjoy it so I thought I’d post it again this...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights: The 2010s, Volume III

Decks and drums and rock and roll. ...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights: The 2010s, Volume II

"They called us the pop kids", indeed. ...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights: The 2010s, Volume I

Where I put on bold display how completely out of step I am with everything around me, Part 1 (of 3)...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Grace Gaustad, “Louder”

"This time the silence has never been louder ..."...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #66: Great Scots

Make no mistake: Shirley Manson IS a Terminator....

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #65: Certain for the Very Last Time — Flashback Chill Mix 11/25/95

I love the smell of twentysomething drama in the morning. ...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Song Premiere: Nat Jay, “Bullseye”

In 2014, Popdose first premiered “Can’t Getcha Out“, an earworm single by Vancouver, BC singer/songwriter, Nat Jay. That...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Richard Marx, “Another One Down”

The video for "Another One Down" finds Marx doing what Cher wished she could have done for ages, turn back time....

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #64: ‘90s UK Alternative, Part III — The Pop Mix

Basically, I made my own episode of the '90s Time Machine. ...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #63: ’90s UK Alternative, Part II — The Dance Mix

For the record no, it is not lost on me that my show about UK music opens with artists from Ireland and Germany....

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #62: ‘90s UK Alternative, Part I — The Rock Mix

In which I play a bunch of Brit Pop, and then alienate nearly every fan of Brit Pop. ...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Those Pretty Wrongs, “You and Me”

If the names don’t immediately ring bells, their contributions to decades of American music most certainly do....

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Song Premiere: ORQID, “Tenderness”

It's possible that he likes the System more than we do, which is saying something. ...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Other Americans, “Neon Sunrise”

As 2019, let alone this decade, heads into the final stretch, a bumper crop of epic new releases will sprint to the finish with hopes of...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #61: “Summer” Songs

In which we say farewell to summer - and title-themed shows, for now - with a title-themed show about summer. ...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #60: Run Betsi Run (a 2003 Beat Mixtape, Digitized and Expanded)

It's alt-y, it's poppy, and it's trendy. This is me. ...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #59: A Touch of Tuesday Weld — “New” Songs

New World Man takes his New Girl Now, dolled up in a New Dress, for a ride in a Brand New Cadillac. ...

The Masqueraders

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Masqueraders, “I Ain’t Got to Love Nobody Else”

If you are a fan of classic soul and you watch America’s Got Talent you might have been surprised to see a singing trio that appeared...