Popdose Giveaway: “The Beatles in Mono” Vinyl Box Set

UPDATE: We have a winner!  Congratulations to Maria H. of Alexandria, VA!   Let us all take the next moment or two to seethe with jealousy.

Wasn’t that fun?  Thanks to all who entered. – RS

I want this box set. But I ...

Beatlefest 2014: And?…

So it came to pass that this weekend is the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ arrival in the United States.  It is well established what their coming meant – for music and more importantly, for society – which would impact ...

Popdose Conceptual Theater: The Fool on the Hill

I read Matt Ruff’s fantasy classic “Fool on the Hill” at a rather strange time in my life.  I was living on the beach in South Africa, bartending sporadically, and generally enjoying the end of my twenties without much of a thought ...

AJOBO: Why I Quit The Beatles

This upcoming weekend marks a milestone in music history; unless you live under a rock, you already know that it was 50 years ago Sunday that the Beatles performed on The Ed Sullivan Show. Unfortunately for them, after that appearance, they faded ...

The Popdose Interview: Terry Scott Taylor of Daniel Amos

Calling Terry Scott Taylor a “hero” of mine makes me kind of itchy. Taylor doesn’t seem the type to court throngs to elevate him to hero status, and when he has it has been strictly for the sake of sarcasm and satire. ...

Rob Smith Can’t Say No: Leroy Justice

Even though I pretty much shut this column down a while back, my friend/editor/collaborator/occasional thorn-in-side Jeff Giles (y’all) will occasionally try to lure me back to it, quite often with the difficult-to-resist bait of new work from the ...

The #1 Albums: “Magical Mystery Tour”

As if there wasn’t enough evidence of the vast gulf between record industry marketing practices of the 1960s and today, consider this: less than six months after releasing an album that was recognized in the moment as possibly the greatest of all ...

Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah #02: “Recording the Beatles”

Another book about the Beatles?” ask Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan. “This many decades later, how much more of their story needs to be told?” A worthwhile question, and all the more so because the two men asking it wrote ...

CD Review: Brandon Schott, “13 Satellites”

Yea, as I have traversed the great kingdoms of Aspledon and Orkhomenos, through the valleys of Gyrtone and Pherai, (not to mention Messenia, and its twin valley, Logginese), searching for hydras and gorgons and Taraxippi and shit, for lo, these ...

Bob Lefsetz Thinks Graphs Are Sexy!

Our new column, where we dissect the latest rantings from the crazy, fucked-up world of America’s creepiest music and technology blogger/gadfly.

Information is Beautiful.

But it’s not always right.

Well, at least it’s beautiful. You sound jealous, Bob.

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Desert Island Discs with Jaime Michaels

If you had to go away for awhile and you could only take five of your favorite albums with you, which ones would you choose? Yes, we know it isn’t a fair question, but that hasn’t stopped us from ...

The Popdose Interview: Alex Dezen of The Damnwells

If Michael McDonald is the patron saint of Popdose, I think it’s safe to call The Damnwells our house band. With the release of their new album No One Listens To The Band Anymore, it was inevitable that one of us would ...

Desert Island Discs with Patrick Joseph

If you had to go away for awhile and you could only take five of your favorite albums with you, which ones would you choose? Yes, we know it isn’t a fair question, but that hasn’t stopped us from asking music ...

Greatest Un-Hits: Yoko Ono’s “Walking on Thin Ice” (1981)

This column usually presents semi-obscure or forgotten songs that should have been hits. “Walking on Thin Ice” is different, because if you’re the kind of person with an obsessive enough interest in music to read a site like Popdose, then ...