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listening booth: josh rouse, “bedroom classics vol. 2”

Josh Rouse – Bedroom Classics, Vol. 2 (2005)purchase this album I’ll be honest — I hated Rouse’s critically lauded...

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listening booth: josh rouse, “bedroom classics vol. 2″

Josh Rouse – Bedroom Classics, Vol. 2 (2005)purchase this album I’ll be honest — I hated Rouse’s critically lauded...

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"we both know we’re never gonna make it / but when we touch, we never have to fake it, Leah!"

Straight outta Beaver Falls, PA, came Dominic Ierace, playing in local combos until he and his band The Jaggerz hit number two in the...

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The Popdose Guide to Genesis, Part Two

When last we left our heroes, they were down one member (Slipperman reference intended). Would they pack it in or soldier on? Turns out...

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listening booth: brad mehldau trio, “day is done”

Brad Mehldau Trio – Day is Done (2005)purchase this album You wouldn’t know it from listening to Day is Done — or a lot...

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listening booth: the fabulous thunderbirds, “painted on”

The Fabulous Thunderbirds – Painted On (2005)purchase this album Yep, those Fabulous Thunderbirds. Whether you’re a patron of...

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love, inc.

Hey, all — if you’re home tonight around 8:30, get UPN, and want to see an official FOJ (that’s Friend of Jefitoblog) on...

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listening booth: jamie cullum, “catching tales”

Jamie Cullum – Catching Tales (2005)purchase this album Cullum’s introduction to American audiences was last year’s...

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listening booth: dar williams, “my better self”

Dar Williams – My Better Self (2005)purchase this album Dar Williams has written some great songs, and recorded some fine albums....

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listening booth: fiona apple, “extraordinary machine”

Fiona Apple – Extraordinary Machine (2005)purchase this album Once upon a time, just listening to Fiona Apple made me grit my teeth....

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the complete idiot’s guide to genesis, part one

Note: Just as another reminder, this week’s Guide has been thoughtfully guest-blogged for you and me by Joe at Illicit Noise. Please...

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"i have crept in your ugly world / i have slept in every way"

Argh. I really tried to get this up by Halloween, but it took quite a bit of work, i.e. rummaging through old VHS tapes, then some...

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hiatus interruptus

Whoa. It’s November 1 already? As some of you already know, or may have guessed, my wife and I are the proud owners of a shiny new...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"down in the depths / hidden from sight / my secret identity…"

Being the total music geek that I am, I can tell you the first CD I ever bought. Well, make that the first two CDs I ever bought, since...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"Enchantra, Endora, Tabitha / Esmerelda, Clara, Hagatha"

Halloween’s around the corner, so for the next two weeks, we’ll focus on some seasonally themed Lost in the 80’s...

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downloadus interruptus

Hey folks, I hate to have to do this, but my mp3 archives are over their bandwidth limit again. Last month was our first month with the new...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Return to Oz

Just popping to share this, from E! Online… NEWS FROM PORT CHARLES: Singer-actor Rick Springfield reprising his role as Dr. Noah...

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listening booth: pat metheny, “one quiet night”

Pat Metheny – One Quiet Night (2003)purchase this album Not that I ever have what could rightly be described as a “rough...

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bootleg city: the cars, “learner’s permit”

When I was a kid, The Cars were a good, but majorly overplayed, pop band. Think “You Might Think.” Or “Magic.” Or...

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my girl is white, my game ain’t tight

Does anybody else remember this guy? It’s Fatlip, formerly of the Pharcyde, and his solo debut is finally coming out in a few weeks....

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listening booth: my morning jacket, “z”

My Morning Jacket – Z (2005)purchase this album Before listening to Z, everything I knew about My Morning Jacket had nothing to do...

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listening booth: john cale, “black acetate”

John Cale – Black Acetate (2005)purchase this album Aside from one time when I listened to a Velvet Underground album (and I...

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the complete idiot’s guide to jackson browne

How you feel about Jackson Browne probably depends largely on your level of appreciation for songcraft in general; if you’re the type...

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the waiting is the hardest part

If you’ve been searching for this week’s Guide, not to worry: It’s been written. Actually, it’s been written for...

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listening booth: shout out louds, “howl howl gaff gaff”

The Shout Out Louds – Howl Howl Gaff Gaff (2005)purchase this album I know, I know, I’m way behind the times on this; it was...

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listening booth: various artists, “i believe to my soul”

Various Artists – I Believe to My Soul (2005)purchase this album I’ve done it with increasing regularity this year, but I...

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"S-s-s-se-ss-sex-sex-s-sex Crime-cr-cr-cr-cr-cri-crime"

Here’s a first – a pre-emptive Lost in the ’80s post to make up for a set of reissues that, while nice, will be missing...

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listening booth: charlie sexton, “cruel and gentle things”

Charlie Sexton – Cruel and Gentle Things (2005)purchase this album Charlie Sexton has been kicking around the business since 1985,...

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listening booth: depeche mode, “playing the angel”

Depeche Mode – Playing the Angel (2005)purchase this album I think songwriters do an important job. By taking the multitude of...