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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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Meta

¡­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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Current Events

you tell ‘em

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

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Current Events

you tell ‘em

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

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Music

coverpalooza!!!

Another week, another pile of downloads for y’alls…and this one is big, big, big. It’ll still only be up for a week,...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost Down Under Week – Hunters & Collectors

Another band Melbourne from punk’s ashes, Hunters & Collectors began life in 1981 as a raucous, horn-fueled live act, feeding...

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Music

wish i was borracho

I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner. Kick back and enjoy the sounds of Posh Jefito Manor on a sunny Friday afternoon:...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost Down Under Week – Wa Wa Nee

You know what the world needed more than anything in 1987? A group of white Australians trying to recreate the funk rock that was The Time!...

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Music

darkest regards

Who knew Norwegian Black Metal could be so goddamn hilarious?...

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Music

revenge of the lack of sleep

Glenn Branca, you are a dork. Last night, I wandered through the shadow of the valley of Nerd Heaven. I’m talking, of course, about...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost Down Under Week – The Models

All this week, Lost in the ‘80s takes a look at bands who were part of the early-to-mid ‘80s Australian invasion led by groups...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"if they were me / and i were you…"

Happy birthday to me. I’m this many today! UPDATE:It’s amazing what you find when you look…just days after posting a...

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Consumerism, Junk Food, Music

the soul is in the bowl

Dear Smokey, Whether most people remember it today or not, you are one of the greatest songwriters in the history of American music....

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"pilot of the airwaves / here is my request…"

Ah, Charlie Dore’s ode to calling the DJ request line. Every ‘80s child has been there, hanging on the phone, waiting for that...

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Music

better hurry up, ladies

If you’re a smart, funny woman who is free on May 12, a man in Los Angeles wants to take...

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Music

show biz kids

Even Chewbacca is confused by all this retarded merchandising. I sat in on a couple of history classes in Tracy this morning, at West High,...

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Music

thanks, stereogum

Michael Ian Black is funny....

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Music

if an icon falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it…

There are few things more interesting, in my opinion, than a bloated, washed-up old rock star. And if the rock star in question has a blog,...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

"always someone left out in the rain / it’s always the same"

Turn on any local “Hits of the ‘80s, ‘90s and Today!” radio station, and within an hour, I guarantee you will hear...