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listening booth: duncan sheik, “white limousine”

Duncan Sheik – White Limousine (2006)purchase this album You know, from “Barely Breathing” on down, I’ve never...

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listening booth: duncan sheik, “white limousine”

Duncan Sheik – White Limousine (2006)purchase this album You know, from “Barely Breathing” on down, I’ve never...

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the complete idiot’s guide to to tom waits

Jefito’s Note: He doesn’t write them anymore, but truth be known, it was my good friend Benja who inspired the Idiot’s...

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"pull up your socks, you’re the boy in the box / what did the rebel say?"

Oh, Corey Hart. You’re trying so hard to say something meaningful and deep here, but we’ll be damned if we know what...

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bootleg city: Hüsker Dü, “supernova”

Another Friday, another visit to that bustling metropolis we like to call Bootleg City — and this week, as promised, here’s...

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bootleg city: Hüsker Dü, “supernova”

Another Friday, another visit to that bustling metropolis we like to call Bootleg City — and this week, as promised, here’s eighteen...

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cutouts gone wild!: reo speedwagon, “the earth, a small man, his dog and a chicken”

REO Speedwagon – The Earth, A Small Man, His Dog and A Chicken (1990)purchase this album Aside from a brief period in fifth grade...

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new nesmith, fagen

Some of you have waxed rhapsodic here about Michael Nesmith’s solo output; I haven’t listened to any of his other albums, but...

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listening booth: morningwood, “morningwood”

Morningwood – Morningwood (2006)purchase this album Morning wood — the kind that ZZ Top sang about — is good....

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listening booth: jenny lewis with the watson twins, “rabbit fur coat”

Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins – Rabbit Fur Coat (2006)purchase this album I have only a passing familiarity with Rilo Kiley and...

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The Popdose Guide to Thomas Dolby

Jefito’s Note: Right around the end of 2005, I got an e-mail from reader Elaine, who volunteered to guest-blog a Thomas Dolby Guide....

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the complete idiot’s guide to thomas dolby

Jefito’s Note: Right around the end of 2005, I got an e-mail from reader Elaine, who volunteered to guest-blog a Thomas Dolby Guide....

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When New Wave Happens to Old Artists – Liza Minnelli

The year: 1989. The artist: Liza with a “z”. The idea: Bring Liza back into the present out of the standards ghetto...

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power pop alert!

You guys, Willie Wisely has a new record coming out on Not Lame very soon. They’re giving away a whole bunch of cool swag to folks...

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me and her

Today marks the four-year anniversary of one of the only intelligent decisions I’ve ever made, so in commemoration, here’s an...

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CAPTAIN VIDEO!

meet CAPTAIN VIDEO!

Say hello to CAPTAIN VIDEO! Doesn’t he look brave? CAPTAIN VIDEO! will periodically drop by to act as our guide through the Music...

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bootleg city: marvin gaye, “immortality of the soul”

Today’s stop in Bootleg City takes us back to the Budokan of November 1979, and some cleanly recorded (albeit not revelatory, or even...

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"High is the risk of striking out, the risk of getting hurt…"

Taking a break from the New Wave casualties of the ’80s (and there are more to come), let’s get something truly decent and...

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listening booth: we are scientists, “with love and squalor”

We Are Scientists – With Love and Squalor (2006)purchase this album Recipe for a Rockin’ Good Time Morning: 1 box donuts 2 cups...

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the complete idiot’s guide to billy joel, part two

So. When last we left Billy Joel, he was riding high on the back-to-back, world-beating successes of The Stranger and 52nd Street....

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Living On Video

How could I have possibly missed this? Captain Video breaks down your favorite and not so favorite videos from the ’80s in hilarious...

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When New Wave Happens to Old Artists – Steve Miller Band

Okay, this one might sting a bit. The Steve Miller Band was riding high after the huge success of 1982’s “Abracadabra”...

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listening booth: sam bisbee, “oxygen”

Sam Bisbee – Oxygen (2006)purchase this album Things seem to be heating up for Sam Bisbee, which is a good thing: Music this...

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2005: the year that was, part one

I wasn’t going to do one of these “year in review” things — they’re a lot of work and nobody ever agrees with...

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When New Wave Happens to Older Artists – Donna Summer

Things weren’t really happening for Donna Summer in 1980. The Queen of Disco and the sound she and producer Giorgio Morodor ushered...

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bootleg city: big star, “what’s goin’ ahn”

Hey, hey, it’s Big Star Day here in Bootleg City! Presented for your downloading pleasure: What’s Goin’ Ahn, twenty-three...

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listening booth: bill janovitz and buffalo tom

Hey, any Buffalo Tom fans out there? I’ve never been the most passionate of fans — and my favorite BT album is Big Red Letter...

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listening booth: anthony hamilton, “ain’t nobody worryin’”/bill withers, “just as i am”

Anthony Hamilton – Ain’t Nobody Worryin’ (2005)purchase this album After a long string of nowhere deals and...

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Bonus Lost B-sides: Duran Duran & Kissing the Pink

“Secret Oktober”, the flip side of Duran’s “Union of the Snake” is truly a buried gem, a song that would...

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The Popdose Guide to Styx

One of the most polarizing features of jefitoblog, I think, is my tendency to give more-or-less equal time to music I hate. Lotsa music...