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bootleg city: georgia satellites, “the myth of love!”

To many people, they’ve never been more than a hokey novelty act, but I am in no way ashamed to admit that I fell in love with the...

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listening booth: radney foster, “see what you want to see”

Radney Foster – See What You Want to See (1999)purchase this album As the bespectacled half of the late-’80s country duo Foster...

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listening booth: radney foster, “see what you want to see”

Radney Foster – See What You Want to See (1999)purchase this album As the bespectacled half of the late-’80s country duo Foster...

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Lost B-sides Week: Thomas Dolby "The Wreck of the Fairchild"

One of Thomas Dolby’s earliest singles (even before THAT song, I believe) was the incredible “Airwaves,” a song I think...

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Lost B-Sides Week: Echo & the Bunnymen "Rollercoaster"

“Rollercoaster” was the b-side of the Bunnymen’s most aggressive stab for a U.S. hit, the immortal “Lips Like...

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the complete idiot’s guide to nick lowe, part one

Doesn’t look like the godfather of punk, does he? Well. Maybe not the godfather, but perhaps a kindly uncle. Either way, Nick...

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Lost B-Sides Week: Tears for Fears "Wino"

One of the joys of scrounging through sorely neglected vinyl bins in used record shops is stumbling across something that you didn’t...

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bookshelf: nicole krauss, “the history of love”

Nicole Krauss, The History of Love (2005)purchase this book The grass was slippery with mud. In the distance I could see a rowboat tied to...

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bootleg city: dennis wilson, “bamboo”

Dennis Wilson – Bamboo Here it is, as promised: Dennis Wilson’s second and final solo album, the unreleased Bamboo. And...

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listening booth: dan penn & spooner oldham, “moments from this theater”

Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham – Moments from This Theater (1999)purchase this album Spring, 1999: I’m at Slim’s, in San...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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...