The Jewbadours to Play ‘The Last Schmaltz’ on Dec. 23

Flashback to the late ’70s. It was a glorious time in which Gentiles all over America wished they were Jewish. Think about it. Men wore their shirts open in order to expose their hirsute chests lovingly adorned with gold chains, while shiksas ...

Blu-ray Review” “A Star is Born”

A Star is Born is a retelling of a famous Judy Garland/James Mason film (itself a remake), only set in the decadent world of 70s rock ‘n roll. Kris Kristofferson plays John Norman Howard, an aging rocker whose career is in ...

Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date Tonight

Date homework tonight. 1) Put on one of them sexy songs. Oh, hey, that’s below. 2) Then put on the No Date video and study how Babs and Neil look at each other. Off. ...

Uncle Duque’s Crazytime TV Hour: Earth Day Makes Us Green

In the dark days before the Internet, it wasn’t uncommon to catch strange weirdly produced television specials full of insane imagery or unusual guest stars. Even with the advent of YouTube and post-ironic pop cultural online writing, there are many such specials ...

Box Office Flashback: January 9, 1992

As the latest round of would-be blockbusters packs ‘em in at a theater near you, Popdose looks back at the box office totals of yesteryear. This week we revisit the top ten films of January 9, 1992! (Yes, “we” should’ve revisited ...

The Second Day of Mellowmas: Mistle-No Squared

Jeff: Ho, ho, ho, bitch!

Jason: No, no, no, asshole!

Jeff: Oh, Jason. Don’t be like that. You and I both know you’ve been looking forward to this since last Mellowmas.

Jason: Telling you “no, no, no, asshole”? I do that all ...

CD Review: Barbra Streisand, “What Matters Most”

Last month, I had the best weekend I’d had in months. It started off on Friday afternoon when I learned that I had gotten the job I had interviewed for the day before. I spent the next few days celebrating ...

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song, 1974

Well, here we are once again in the midst of my favorite season of the year: awards season, that glorious period at the start of a calendar year when almost every entertainment awards ceremony is held.

My favorite awards are those dealing ...

The Popdose Interview: Steve Poltz

Steve Poltz has toiled away on the fringes of popular music, with a short unexpected detour into the mainstream, for the better part of two decades. However, Steve would never refer to what he does as “toil.” As he would ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 86

Here are even more songs by artists whose names begin with the letter S, as we continue looking at singles that charted below #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the 1980s.

Barbra Streisand
“Promises” — 1981, #48

CHART ATTACK!: 10/11/80

Hi everyone! It’s Friday and it’s time to look back at another Billboard Top 10 from — holy crap, this is from 29 years ago. Anybody else feel really old? Thankfully, I think this is a pretty good week ...

Unsolicited Career Advice for Barry Gibb

For all the correspondence from Uncle Donnie that we have on record (or in piles in Lev’s basement), it’s worth noting that he could, on occasion, fall out of touch with people.  The trick was to reconnect with those folks before they ...

CD Review: Vanessa Williams, “The Real Thing”

It’s been more than 25 years since Vanessa Williams was crowned the first black Miss America. But once nude pictures of the former photographer’s assistant were published without her consent in Penthouse magazine in the summer of ’84, she was forced to ...

CHART ATTACK!: 1/29/77


Welcome back to another edition of CHART ATTACK!, everybody!  We’re going back a full 32 years this week, and it’s an interesting chart: if you like your rock or your sappy ballads, songs 10 through 5 are for you. But ...

Into the Ear of Madness: Week 3

Over the next year Terje Fjelde has agreed to listen to nothing but David Foster on his iPod. He’s loaded the thing with over 1,200 songs produced, arranged, composed, and/or played by David Foster. A deal with the devil? ...

Chartburn: 1/18/08

Mainstream Rock: Lou Gramm, “Midnight Blue” (1987)

John: Move over, Foreigner! There’s something blander!

Zack: Despite Lou Gramm’s dreadful, dreadful hairstyle, I really enjoy this song. I can’t help it. It’s such a simple song ...