A Fan’s Notes: The Night Before Christmas

I’ve been posting this on Christmas Eve for the last few years. People seem to enjoy it, so I thought I would share it with you again this year. Consider it my little gift to everyone who has been so supportive ...

Suburban Metal Dad #387. “Xmas Evel, Part 2″

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Suburban Metal Dad #392. “USPS, Part 2.”

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Suburban Metal Dad #391. “USPS”

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Suburban Metal Dad #390. “Xmas Affliction”

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Exit Lines: Ships Coming In

“You know what the biggest problem with that show is?” said my friend after we had exited The Last Ship, Sting’s first foray into musical theatre. “Its biggest problem is that its main character is an asshole.”

The “asshole problem” ...

Suburban Metal Dad #389. “Xmas Party Aftermath”

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Suburban Metal Dad #386. “Xmas Evel, Part 1″

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Soul Serenade: The Temptations, “My Girl” at 50

I saw the classic Temptations lineup at a local college in 1967. My date was a pretty girl named Mary who took the train all the way from Long Island to New Jersey in order to go to the show with me. ...

Suburban Metal Dad #384. “Elf On A…”

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Exit Lines: Going Off

Before diving into the 2014 part of the 2014-2015 Broadway theatre season, let’s look at some of the shows running Off Broadway. In the land beyond the Great White Way, it’s war.

Suzan-Lori Parks’ Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts ...

Suburban Metal Dad #383. “Xmas Swears”

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Suburban Metal Dad #382. “Shinebox II.”

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Soul Serenade: The Shirelles, “Tonight’s The Night”

There’s a lot of talk about girl groups, and rightfully so. Girl groups made some great music in the ’60s. But if you ever try to journey back to where it all started it’s inevitable that you will run into the Shirelles ...

Popdose Giveaway: R.E.M., “7IN – 83-88” Box Set

UPDATE: Eastern to Mountain, third-party call: We have a winner!  Congrats to Reader Lisa W. of Glen Burnie, MD, and thanks to all who entered. – RS

 

Hard to believe R.E.M. broke up three years ago, partly because 2014 has seen ...

Spinning Discs: All the Trimmings

I don’t do holiday gift guides. Not my bag. But–’tis the season and everyone’s having big sales from now until the end of the year, so rather than be Scrooge about it, feel free to stuff your stockings with new releases from ...

The Vinyl Diaries: Various Artists, “American Hustle”

This Friday is Black Friday, the uniquely American occasion in which citizens of all economic stripes and strata are encouraged to spend as much money as they can afford—unless they want to spend more than that; they’re encouraged to do that, too—enticed ...

Popdose Giveaway: Alvin Lee Reissues

UPDATE: We have a winner!  I gotta admit, the sheer number of Alvin Lee fans out there surprised me—and from all over the globe!  People from Portugal, Denmark, Croatia, and Australia emailed entries!  The man is definitely loved and missed.  But the ...

Soul Serenade: The Contours, “First I Look At The Purse”

Statistics tell us that the economy is improving. The stock market is reaching new highs, lots of jobs have been created, and the unemployment rate is down. Here in Rhode Island however, it’s hard to see things getting better. The state has ...