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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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Meta

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...

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Music

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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Consumerism, Junk Food

the great gross-off: eggo cereal edition

So. Let’s say it’s time for breakfast, the most important meal of the day, and you’re seriously jonesing for some...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"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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Music

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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Music

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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Lost in the '80s, Music

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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Lost in the '80s, Music

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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Consumerism, Junk Food

the great gross-off: habanero doritos edition

It was the spring of 2001 — May, to be exact — but I remember it like it was yesterday: My good buddy Rahul and I were spending...

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Music

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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Television

boob tube: “campus ladies” and “the shield” edition

The following is an FOJ (Friends Of Jefitoblog) Television Alert! First: Our good pal Amir Talai will be starring in Campus Ladies, the new...

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Television

boob tube: “campus ladies” and “the shield” edition

The following is an FOJ (Friends Of Jefitoblog) Television Alert! First: Our good pal Amir Talai will be starring in Campus Ladies, the new...

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Music

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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Lost in the '80s, Music

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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Music

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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Music

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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Music

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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Lost in the '80s, Music

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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Music, Popdose Guides

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...

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Music

the complete idiot’s 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...

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Music

listening booth: clap your hands say yeah, “clap your hands say yeah”

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (2005)purchase this album The critical consensus I’m hearing seems to point...

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Music

listening booth: clap your hands say yeah, “clap your hands say yeah”

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (2005)purchase this album The critical consensus I’m hearing seems to point...

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Music

listening booth: “our new orleans,” “higher ground”

Various Artists – Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album for the Gulf Coast (2005)purchase this albumVarious Artists – Higher Ground...

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Music

listening booth: “our new orleans,” “higher ground”

Various Artists – Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album for the Gulf Coast (2005)purchase this albumVarious Artists – Higher Ground...

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Music

bootleg city: squeeze, “west side story”

Now here’s a band we haven’t discussed yet — Squeeze. Today’s Bootleg City consists of live cuts from 1980 and...

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Music

listening booth: beckley-lamm-wilson, “like a brother”

Beckley-Lamm-Wilson – Like A Brother (2000)purchase this album One of the commenters on our look at Dennis Wilson’s Bamboo...

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Music

listening booth: beckley-lamm-wilson, “like a brother”

Beckley-Lamm-Wilson – Like A Brother (2000)purchase this album One of the commenters on our look at Dennis Wilson’s Bamboo...