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the complete idiot’s guide to pet shop boys, part two

Jefito’s Note: This week’s installment of our three-part look at Pet Shop Boys is, like Part One, brought to you courtesy of...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

the great gross-off: cap’n crunch polar crunch edition

I think I must be late to the party on this particular Great Gross-Off subject, because it was at least April when I saw it in the grocery...

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cold shillin’: carolyn edwards, “carolyn edwards”

Carolyn Edwards – Carolyn Edwards (2006)purchase this album (Amazon) Carolyn Edwards was one of the founders of the popular L.A....

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Depeche Clones Week – Cause & Effect

Note: Okay, I’m stretching it a bit on this one. When I conceived “Depeche Clones Week”, I had three bands in particular...

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bootleg city: the posies, “the last show (san francisco, 9/19/98)”

Another Friday, another visit to Bootleg City — and, in this case, another debt of gratitude to Joe at Illicit Noise, because...

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request file: mr. mister, “the pull”

I just got a request over at my fucking MySpace page for a Bootleg City entry on Mr. Mister’s unreleased final album, The Pull. Only...

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request file: mr. mister, “the pull”

I just got a request over at my fucking MySpace page for a Bootleg City entry on Mr. Mister’s unreleased final album, The Pull. Only...

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enjoy the silence

Apologies for the lack of activity here this week, friends — I had something like a perfect storm converge to keep me away. Busy...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Depeche Clones Week – Red Flag

I have a special place in my heart for Red Flag – you see, they were the first “real” rock band I ever interviewed, back...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Today’s Random ’80s Archie Comics Panel

Via The Onion’s AV Club review of the new Archie collections:...

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cold shillin’: nathan asher and the infantry

Nathan Asher and the Infantry – Sex Without Love (2006)purchase this album (Amazon) Our new friends at Total Assault are raving about...

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Depeche Clones Week – Camouflage

That’s right — all this week, Lost in the 80s will focus on artists who, in leiu of marching to the beat of a different...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Where the hell have I been?!?

Well, over here mostly. Don’t worry, I’ve got something for you here later today....

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The Popdose Guide to Pet Shop Boys, Part One

Jefito’s Note: Today begins a three-part Idiot’s Guide to Pet Shop Boys, written with typical wit and flair by our pal John...

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the complete idiot’s guide to pet shop boys, part one

Jefito’s Note: Today begins a three-part Idiot’s Guide to Pet Shop Boys, written with typical wit and flair by our pal John...

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bootleg city: lindsey buckingham, “coach house, december 1992”

Welcome back to Bootleg City! This week’s entry comes courtesy of our good friend Joe (of Illicit Noise) and it’s a good one....

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cutouts gone wild!: night ranger, “man in motion”

Night Ranger – Man in Motion (1988)purchase this album (Amazon) We were just discussing this album recently — I can’t...

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listening booth: glen phillips, “mr. lemons”

Glen Phillips – Mr. Lemons (2006)purchase this album (Amazon) Third time’s the charm. Glen Phillips’ first solo album,...

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Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Paul Simon

Okay, okay, I know. Artists like Paul Simon don’t really need Idiot’s Guides. Who hasn’t heard of Paul Simon, or heard a...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Quickie Program Note

Recently-discussed Sparks will be on the Gilmore Girls season finale tonight on the WB. This is not a joke. Oh, and I’m back from...

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doing the q

Hidey ho, neighbors. Any NRBQ fans out there? I’d dearly love to start an Idiot’s Guide to the band this year, but my...

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new friends

We were touched by the holy finger of VH1 today, resulting in an awesome ’splosion of traffic (the blog is right now riding high at...

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new soul asylum, anyone?

Our friends at Wiredset have some news for y’all: We are very excited to be working with the legendary band Soul Asylum, who are...

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que es jefitoblog?

I got a question in the comments the other day about the name of this blog and how to pronounce it, so in case anybody else has ever...

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paul simon’s “surprise”

Several cuts from the new Paul Simon (coming out next Tuesday) are streaming at his official site. Not sure how many of you are fans...

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listening booth: a.j. croce, “cantos”

A.J. Croce – Cantos (2006)purchase this album (Amazon) He started his career, with 1993’s A.J. Croce, as the obviously...

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Lost in the 80s – TV Alert: The Vault on VH1 Classic

I’ve had a stormy relationship with VH1 Classic since we first met about five years ago. I’d see him now and then over at a...

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Still The Best Artist Tribute Album (IMHO): Sing HOLLIES In Reverse

In 1995, the fine people from Eggbert Records released this cool little tribute to The Hollies. For many who were fans of the bands...

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cold shillin’: downliners sekt

I’m getting more and more of these e-mails lately, and the majority aren’t all that interesting, but here’s something I...

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bootleg city: led zeppelin, “the final cut (knebworth 1979)”

Led Zeppelin. Knebworth, ‘79. I believe that’s probably all I need to say. The Song Remains The SameCelebration DayBlack...