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listening booth: the subdudes, “behind the levee”

The Subdudes – Behind the Levee (2006)purchase this album You know, I may just do a Subdudes Idiot’s Guide one of these days,...

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listening booth: train, “for me, it’s you”

Train – For Me, It’s You (2006)purchase this album Here’s something to make you feel old, Gen Xers: Train scored its...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"wearing the fame / like a loaded gun…"

Shona Laing was fairly well known in her native New Zealand for years before finally scoring an American record deal in the late 80s with...

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bootleg city: the traveling wilburys, “volume one”

If it’s Friday, it must be Bootleg City…and today, our visit takes us right down Wilbury Way. You must remember The Traveling...

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cutouts gone wild!: t’pau, “the promise”

T’Pau – The Promise (1991)purchase this album They’re barely remembered today, at least outside the British club circuit,...

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shark attack!

They once sang history never repeats. But the members of Split Enz today (Feb. 1) announced they are reuniting for an Australian arena tour...

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Listening Booth, Music

listening booth: richard ashcroft, “keys to the world”

Richard Ashcroft – Keys to the World (2006)purchase this album Maybe I wasn’t listening to The Verve hard enough, but after...

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Listening Booth, Music

listening booth: richard ashcroft, “keys to the world”

Richard Ashcroft – Keys to the World (2006) purchase this album Maybe I wasn’t listening to The Verve hard enough, but after...

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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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Lost in the '80s, Music

"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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Books

bookshelf: shawn mcbride, “green grass grace”

Shawn McBride, Green Grass Grace (2003)purchase this book Hellfire hallelujah and halitosis. Mike Schmidt sits to pee. How you doing,...

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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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Television

oh sweet god in heaven, yes

Our hilarious buddies over at Drink at Work are taking a not-so-fond look back at the theme songs and opening credits of The Brady Brides,...

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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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Music, Popdose Guides

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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Lost in the '80s, Music

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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Books

bookshelf: jim kokoris, “the rich part of life”

Jim Kokoris – The Rich Part of Life (2001)purchase this book A few hours later at the press conference where we received the...

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Books

bookshelf: jim kokoris, “the rich part of life”

Jim Kokoris – The Rich Part of Life (2001)purchase this book A few hours later at the press conference where we received the...

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Music

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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Popdose

Brief review of "The Island"

I’m disappointed that I didn’t get to the keyboard last night. I fell asleep putting Jacob down and when I awoke (around...

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Music

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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state of the blog address

I know I say “I write what I want to when I want to” and all, but still…apologies for the lack of recent music reviews...

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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...