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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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Lost in the '80s, Music

"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,...

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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,...

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listening booth: madonna, “confessions on a dance floor”

Madonna – Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005)purchase this album As with the Kate Bush record from last week, I feel the need to...

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listening booth: bettye lavette, “i’ve got my own hell to raise”

Bettye LaVette – I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise (2005)purchase this album You know, I could have sworn my man Carl over at...

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bootleg city: night ranger, “rock in america”

I once used this space to make some rather unkind remarks about the collected works of Damn Yankees, as well as the overall existence of...

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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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Lost in the '80s, Music

"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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Music, Popdose Guides

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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Television

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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Music

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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Lost in the '80s, Music

"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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Meta

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...