Popdose Conceptual Theater

Popdose Conceptual Theater

Popdose Conceptual Theater: Archer

I have distinctly mixed feelings about the Adult Swim-ization of TV comedy. Not quite a genre, less than a movement, born of Cartoon...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: Heavy Liquid

Paul Pope is a comics rock star. From his first self-published graphic novels in the early 1990s, his singular vision and staggering...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: Something Wicked This Way Comes

The chilly winds of autumn howl across the plains and carry the distant sound of a train whistle, heralding the arrival of the carnival...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: 7 Faces of Doctor Lao

Autumn, it seems to me, is a good time for fairy tales. With the nights getting longer, we gather ‘round the hearth, or nestle by a...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: “All the President’s Men”

Last weekend marked the fortieth anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation from office. The Watergate break-in and the subsequent...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: “True Grit”

Howdy, pilgrim. Today we’re fixing to bust out a words-and-music tone poem inspired by Charles Portis’ 1968 Western novel True Grit. A...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: Gone Girl

Most of these conceptual mixtapes are motivated by the book in question.  And while I enjoyed “Gone Girl,” it wasn’t...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: Music for Fireworks

Not so much a conceptual piece this time around as a practical musical tool, designed to solve one of the many pressing problems of...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: The World’s End

There’s probably no filmmaker alive (with the possible exception of Wes Anderson) who curates the music for his movies more carefully...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

First published on the tenth anniversary of Douglas Adams’ passing, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series of mixtapes was...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Coming to you in living color, from the heart of the global communications network to the darkest recesses of your imagination — this is...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: The Sun Also Rises

One time – I don’t know what possessed me – I picked up a copy of “The Sun Also Rises” and tried to go...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Coming to you in living color, from the heart of the global communications network to the darkest recesses of your imagination — this is...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: Slouching Towards Bethlehem

This turned out a lot better than I expected. I’ve always had a weird sort of crush on Joan Didion – or at least the...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Coming to you in living color, from the heart of the global communications network to the darkest recesses of your imagination — this is...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: The Maltese Falcon

I’ve always enjoyed the concept of the “MacGuffin,” which is a story element – some “thing”...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

 Coming to you in living color, from the heart of the global communications network to the darkest recesses of your imagination — this...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: The Fool on the Hill

I read Matt Ruff’s fantasy classic “Fool on the Hill” at a rather strange time in my life.  I was living on the beach in...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Coming to you in living color, from the heart of the global communications network to the darkest recesses of your imagination — this is...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: Winter’s Tale

Ever since I picked up a paperback version of Mark Helprin’s “Winter’s Tale” while spending my summer vacation on a...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Coming to you in living color, from the heart of the global communications network to the darkest recesses of your imagination — this is...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: Neuromancer

Every so often here at Popdose we’re lucky enough to get an artist to list their Desert Island Discs for us – the five albums...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Coming to you in living color from the heart of the global communications network to the darkest recesses of your imagination, this is the...

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Popdose Conceptual Theater: Ghost Story

I’ve always been a big fan of concept albums. More specifically, I’ve always loved albums that try to craft an actual story...