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listening booth: tommy keene, “ten years after”

Tommy Keene – Ten Years After (1996)purchase this album Power pop: It’s a genre close to my heart, and yet one not often...

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listening booth: scott stapp, “the great divide”

Scott Stapp – The Great Divide (2005)purchase this album Fight Song (download)You Will Soar (download)...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

This Christmas, shower me with Jules Until December.

Okay, I’m a bad music blogger. No update since November?? Awful. I’m here to make up for that today, with not one, not two,...

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Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Daryl Hall & John Oates, Part Two

Last week’s installment in our Hall & Oates Guide got big love from Stereogum and Entertainment Weekly, among others, forcing me...

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the complete idiot’s guide to daryl hall & john oates, part two

Last week’s installment in our Hall & Oates Guide got big love from Stereogum and Entertainment Weekly, among others, forcing me...

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Books

bookshelf: dan chaon, “you remind me of me”

Dan Chaon – You Remind Me Of Me (2005)purchase this book The baby’s large eyes settled on him, and though this had been one of...

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the 2005 jefitoblog holiday mix

‘Tis the season for downloading! Even though I don’t really care about Christmas per se, and fully sympathize with the pain...

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listening booth: john mayer trio, “try”

John Mayer Trio – Try! (2005)purchase this album The name “John Mayer” has become synonymous with the sort of lazy,...

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listening booth: john mayer trio, “try”

John Mayer Trio – Try! (2005)purchase this album The name “John Mayer” has become synonymous with the sort of lazy,...

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Music, Popdose Guides

the complete idiot’s guide to daryl hall and john oates, part one

The Guide subjects here fall into roughly three camps, I think: Artists who I periodically enjoy and think are interesting; artists who I...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

the great gross-off: thanksgiving in a bottle edition

Greetings, friends, and welcome back from what I hope was a deeply enjoyable, tryptophan-enhanced food coma. As I mentioned previously, the...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"we spoke about the time and place of our first meeting / without a word i knew you knew that i cared about you"

There was a discussion over at Silence Is a Rhythm (scroll down about half a page) about the recent Human League reissues and how EMI have...

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bootleg city: marshall crenshaw, “b-sides & unreleased”

I realize that many of you think I sit around listening to Toto and Big Country all day, but it ain’t so. Well, not that I...

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bootleg city: marshall crenshaw, “b-sides & unreleased”

I realize that many of you think I sit around listening to Toto and Big Country all day, but it ain’t so. Well, not that I...

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gobble gobble

Get your turkey on, bitches! For a variety of reasons I shan’t explain, me and mine actually celebrate the day after Thanksgiving...

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listening booth: great big sea, “the hard and the easy”

Great Big Sea – The Hard and the Easy (2005)purchase this album Given that Great Big Sea’s music is divided between modern...

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listening booth: great big sea, “the hard and the easy”

Great Big Sea – The Hard and the Easy (2005)purchase this album Given that Great Big Sea’s music is divided between modern...

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listening booth: fatlip, “the loneliest punk”

Fatlip – The Loneliest Punk (2005)purchase this album I talked a couple of weeks ago about how eagerly I’ve been anticipating...

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listening booth: fatlip, “the loneliest punk”

Fatlip – The Loneliest Punk (2005)purchase this album I talked a couple of weeks ago about how eagerly I’ve been anticipating...

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listening booth: ralston, “carwreck conversations”

Ralston – Carwreck Conversations (2004)purchase this album This is a debut record? I confess, I’d never heard of Ralston (nee...

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Music

chris whitley, 1960-2005

Chris Whitley, 1960-2005 Read this moving tribute from Radio Free Newport. Go back and read the Whitley Guide. Buy some or all of his...

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Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to a-ha

Okay, jefitoblog faithful:you’ve stuck with me through Toto and Big Country. Can you handle an in-depth look at Norway’s most...

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the complete idiot’s guide to a-ha

Okay, jefitoblog faithful…you’ve stuck with me through Toto and Big Country. Can you handle an in-depth look at Norway’s...

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listening booth: soft, “higher”

My friends, I have been remiss: I received an e-mail a few weeks ago from John Reineck, of the band Soft, asking me to give the...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"i could blame it all on the heavens above / or i could blame it all on the stars"

Years before Cowboy Troy fused rap and country to create “Hick Hop”, Rhode Island outfit Rubber Rodeo, dressed in fringe...

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"not one Picasso, he’d give me a pair/that’s what I’ve always dreamed of"

Wrapped in taffeta and camp while sporting a foot-high blonde beehive, Mari Wilson (not the Supreme) stepped out of the mid-sixties and...

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listening booth: enya, “amarantine”

Enya – Amarantine (2005)purchase this album Hey, what do you know? This sounds like Enya. Oh, right, the files: “Less Than A...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

the great gross-off: mountain dew mdx edition

Despite recent appearances to the contrary, the ongoing Gross-Off series has not been abandoned here at jefitoblog; it’s just that...

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listening booth: cyndi lauper, “the body acoustic”

Cyndi Lauper – The Body Acoustic (2005)purchase this album Fifteen years ago, if you had told me that the words “Cyndi...

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listening booth: les paul & friends, “american made world played”

Les Paul & Friends – American Made World Played (2005)purchase this album The AMG compares this album to Sinatra’s Duets,...