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They live to talk about crap!”

I’ll admit it: I was quite puzzled when I received an e-mail from Dave Lifton, pop culture writer extraordinaire and the creator of the most-excellent Wings For Wheels podcast. Apparently Dave must have slipped on some ice and landed on his head, because he subsequently invited Jeff and I to join him on said podcast.

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Dave opened the floor up to some ideas. I had a whole bunch! First: My Acting Career! Second: Michael McDonald! Third: Michael McDonald And How He’s Influenced My Acting Career!

Surprisingly enough, these ideas didn’t fly with Jeff or Dave, so eventually we settled on a topic close to all of our hearts: Guilty Pleasures. Although we all pretty much agree that nobody should ever feel guilty for the things they enjoy, each of us managed to discuss at least one artist or group that made us feel like complete idiots. I don’t want to spoil the whole podcast, but here are three of the nine artists/genres discussed:

- Jack Wagner
– Starland Vocal Band
– Showtunes

Intrigued? Scared? A little bit of both? Then you’ll want to stop what you’re doing and download Episode #45, featuring Dave, Jeff and I. We laugh, we cry, and it only takes about 20 minutes before I shout, “you guys are assholes!” If you can excuse the static coming from our phones, we think you’ll enjoy. And if not, it’s Jeff’s fault.

Thanks, Dave, for featuring two boneheaded Popdosers on Wings For Wheels!

Direct Download Link: Wings For Wheels, Episode 45: Guilty Pleasures (Dave Lifton, Jeff Giles, Jason Hare)




  • dslifton

    The not-at-all-guilty pleasure was all mine, guys.

  • http://www.popdose.com 1Py_Korry1

    You guys were pretty funny. I loved it when the gloves finally came off and Jason was just tearing Jeff a new one. Of course in the Jib-Jab world of Jason and Jeff, Jeff got in some good zingers, too.

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  • http://retro-remixes.blogspot.com deltablues2

    I'm still trying to recover from the “it got me tail” revalation. I'm hoping that was in reference to a barn yard. Otherwise I will have to poke my eyes out.

  • http://1in150.wordpress.com Joe Cullen

    Looking forward to listening to this. Say Jason, I seem to remember a long time ago you promised a review of that Benny Mardones documentary. Did I miss it or can we still look forward to it?

  • http://www.jasonhare.com jasonhare

    Thanks for remembering, Joe! The post hasn't been written yet for a few reasons: Jeff and I are still trying to put our complex emotions about this thing into words, and also, I don't think it's available for people to see or purchase yet, and I want to make sure that we can give readers an example of what we sat through.

    When we get it out, though, I think it'll be worth the wait.

  • http://www.jasonhare.com jasonhare

    Jeff started it. I didn't say a goddamn word about him loving that stupid “Niagara Falls” song by Chicago, and then he rips into me about Richard Marx. Should've known better.

    (get it?)

  • http://1in150.wordpress.com Joe Cullen

    Perhaps the review can coincide with the inevitable release of Into The Night '08 remixed by Kayne West.

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  • http://schiing.terjefjelde.com terje

    A bit late here, but I finally had a chance to listen to this podcast – it was great fun listening to the three of you. The bickering, the occasional defensiveness but most of all your admirable honesty. And I enjoyed hearing you talk about Billy Joel's status among Long Islanders. My mom's aunt married an Italian-American and they lived next door to Joel during his childhood years. Whenever she came to visit us back in Norway, she used to go on about how she remembered little Billy running around the street and how amazing it was that he'd become such a huge star. She always brought a copy of his latest cassette and I, too, played “Scenes from An Italian Restaurant” to bits back in the late '70s. I didn't get the lyrical references like you did, but I loved the build-up and the drama of the song and I have very fond memories of early Joel to this day.

    And how can anyone consider “New York State of Mind” a guilty pleasure?? That's just a classy piece of pop music – I've never felt guilty about liking that one.

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  • kime

    I don't know about his being a “pop culture” expert. I know he was fired from being a store manager at 'Sam Goodys' in Bethesda, MD for for “loss prevention” ( in other words, stealing) and was the subject of many complaints from his subordinates for making sexual bizarre comments that I won't even go into. The guy is an A-1 headcase who babbled on about Paul Westerberg non stop, no matter what other people were talking about!

  • kime

    I don't know about his being a “pop culture” expert. I know he was fired from being a store manager at 'Sam Goodys' in Bethesda, MD for for “loss prevention” ( in other words, stealing) and was the subject of many complaints from his subordinates for making sexual bizarre comments that I won't even go into. The guy is an A-1 headcase who babbled on about Paul Westerberg non stop, no matter what other people were talking about!

  • kime

    I don't know about his being a “pop culture” expert. I know he was fired from being a store manager at 'Sam Goodys' in Bethesda, MD for for “loss prevention” ( in other words, stealing) and was the subject of many complaints from his subordinates for making sexual bizarre comments that I won't even go into. The guy is an A-1 headcase who babbled on about Paul Westerberg non stop, no matter what other people were talking about!