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shutterbug

jefitoblog reader (and John Hiatt fan) Adam Schoonover is also one fine photographer. I like his stuff–go check it out....

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Music

listening booth: laura cantrell, “humming by the flowered vine”

Laura CantrellHumming by the Flowered Vine (2005) Since making her debut in 2000, Cantrell has released a string of critically lauded...

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Current Events

image is everything

The slacktivist tells it like it is, and more powerfully than I could, so I’ll just stand back and let him rage for me: Style...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Mailbag

Let’s dive right in, shall we? First, I have an e-mail from a very reliable source (try Pete Byrne, the co-founder and lead singer!)...

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Music

listening booth: john hiatt, “master of disaster”

John HiattMaster of Disaster (2005) When you’ve made as many records as Hiatt has (this is his seventeenth studio album),...

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Music

go fred go

It’s official: my good friend Fred Wilhelm and his song, “Dearly Beloved,” have made the final track listing for the new...

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Music

the complete idiot’s guide to supertramp

You don’t hear their songs much on the radio anymore — not even on classic rock stations — and they’ll probably...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"there’s a future here, there’s a future there / just pick it up right out of the air"

1986…small town Ohio Elyria West High School’s Senior Prom! A date with my “best girlfriend” (uh huh)! And the song...

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Music

listening booth

I haven’t written too many of these this year, partly because school was having its way with me from January through May, but also...

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Current Events, Television

a kick in the nuts

One of the cool things about Tivo is that it allows you to add or remove channels at will. I know pretty much every television set has this...

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Music

the complete idiot’s guide to david wilcox

Over the last few decades, American folk music — like jazz and blues — has largely ceased to be a genre of any commercial...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Offered Without Comment

Watch the video for The Jacksons’ “Torture”. “Torture” peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1984....

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Music

a new era dawns

Behold the first official ARRRR t-shirt! I hear it may also be the album cover!...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

safeway adventures

Benja described it as “the movie of the year,” and I have to confess I didn’t believe him, but then I saw this: And I...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"keep up the good love for Chaka…"

You got your Chaka Khan in my Scritti Politti! Well, you got your Scritti Politti in my Chaka Khan! Mmmm…hey! This is pretty good!...

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Music

1970s love bomb

Credit Where Credit is Due Dept.: This week’s selection of Downloadablesâ„¢ is inspired, once again, by those...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"Girl Fight Tonight! / blood and mascara will run / we’ll see how long your tan lines last / when you’re in a body cast!"

While MTV has launched many a career, it could be argued that Julie Brown (the white one, as she called herself) was the network’s...

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Meta, Television

saturday morning

Dinner last night in scenic Milpitas with the Giacs, the Benjas, and a certain Goth Girl. BIG FUN! Click on Paco de Flaco to see pictures...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"my eyes look so heavy / i’m feeling in the past tense, i’m hardly aware"

Cut from the Loverboy mold of rocking gently and non-offensively (which sounds like an insult, I realize, but isn’t really), Niagra...

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Music

now hear this

Two albums I think I’ll be listening to throughout the summer: It’s very good. I’m not a huge Coldplay fan. As I was just...

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Music

i do believe they’re serious

Rodeos West Motion Pictures PresentsJames Douglas Morrison Formally of the Doors Musical Group. Now an American Cowboy Jim Morrison Poet,...

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Current Events

dream house

Billmon over at yon Whiskey Bar wants to make sure you wake up in a pool of sweat in the middle of the night. Sweet dreams, chilluns. I can...

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Music, Popdose Guides

the complete idiot’s guide to the call

Afternoon, friends — here’s hoping you enjoyed your three-day Free Time Bonanza. Lord knows I did. Between Saturday’s...

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CAPTAIN VIDEO!

CAPTAIN VIDEO!: Bobby Brown, “Every Little Step”

Greetings, Videots! CAPTAIN VIDEO! has had a long, grueling trip to the 1980th Dimension this month, and to be perfectly frank, he’s...

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CAPTAIN VIDEO!

CAPTAIN VIDEO!: Bobby Brown, “Every Little Step”

Greetings, Videots! CAPTAIN VIDEO! has had a long, grueling trip to the 1980th Dimension this month, and to be perfectly frank, he’s...

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¡­Los Benjatas Fantasticos!

Dinner last night with ¡­Los Benjatas Fantasticos! — it was a transcendent culinary experience, as always....

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Music

all wrong

I was all set to write a paragraph on this video, but I can’t. Just watch it. Celine Dion is BAD. Shamon....

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Lost in the '80s, Music

“and if I can’t get an angel / I can still get a boy / and a boy would be the next best thing to an angel…”

Goofy lyrics? Overwrought production? Histrionic vocals? Undeniable hooks? Yes, we’re talkin’ Jim Steinman today, kids. Would...

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you tell ‘em

The slacktivist is really on fire this week: “You deserve an A” Private Property?...