The Friday Five: September 13, 2013

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a ...

Popdose Flashback 1983: The Tubes, “Outside/Inside”

The Tubes were a much different band before David Foster met them. They were originally the sex-addled crossbred spiritual offspring of Zappa and The Mothers and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, a punk/cabaret/performance-art conglomeration that liked ...

The Popdose Interview: Peter Beckett of Player

Remember the band Player? Sure you do…and even if you think you don’t, it’ll only take three words to remind you who they are: “Baby Come Back.” That’s not by any means to suggest that there’s no more to the band than ...

The Seventh Day of Mellowmas: Ready for This Bo-Jelli

Jeff: MERRY SEVENTH DAY OF MELLOWMAS JASON

Jason: Fuckin’ Andrea Bocelli, man.

Jeff: Andrea Bocelli? Why are you sitting here thinking about Andrea Bocelli?

Jason: Why do you think I’m sitting here thinking about Andrea Bocelli? Because he released a goddamn ...

The Popdose Guide to Madonna: Part 3

For the final installment of the Popdose Guide to Madonna, Robin Monica Alexander and Kelly Stitzel discuss a potpourri of “other” works in Madonna’s catalogue, including soundtrack work, remix albums and greatest hits collections. Robin Monica and Kelly also recap their seven ...

Wandering the Aisles: Neil Diamond Turns on His Heartlight

Yesterday, Neil Diamond was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011. It was the ultimate recognition for the iconic singer-songwriter, responsible for some of the brightest folk-pop moments of the ‘60s and ‘70s – not to ...

Death by Power Ballad: Kenny Loggins, “Forever”

But even the very hairs of Kenny Loggins’ beard are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows, unless, verily, they maketh a nest in the beard of Loggins.

—Gospel of Luke 12:7 (King Douay-Rheims New International ...

Parlour to Parlour, Episode 18: Bill Spooner

In 1994, I picked up a double CD compilation called The Best Punk Album In The World… Ever! with some credit I had from a return at Circuit City. Sandwiched in between the Modern Lovers’ “Roadrunner” and Richard Hell ...

CHART ATTACK!: 8/28/82

Howdy, everybody! Hope you’re all enjoying the last of your summer days, while I sit indoors and listen to ten artists who are likely never be found on the Top 10 — hell, probably the Top 40 — ever again. Let’s ...

Unsolicited Career Advice for … D’Angelo

Many thanks to Reader Jeff (an old pal from my Rutgers days) for reminding me about the time Uncle Donnie was invited up on stage at a D’Angelo show to play tambourine. Well, he wasn’t really invited; he just kinda wandered up ...

Basement Songs: Josh Groban, “You Raise Me Up”

I’d like to pay tribute to my mother-in-law, Judie, a woman whose perseverance has set an example not only for all of her kids, but for all of us to follow. In the summer of ’92, before I began ...

Lost in the ’80s: The Tubes and Olivia Newton-John (?!)

All right, let me stop all you young ‘uns right there — 1980’s Xanadu is not a great movie, a lost treasure, or an overlooked masterpiece of fun. It’s a dreadful film, downright boring in parts, somewhat laughable in ...

CHART ATTACK!: 3/27/76

Happy Friday, everybody, and welcome back to another edition of CHART ATTACK! This week’s Top 10 is relatively diverse, with a bunch of artists who stand absolutely no chance of getting anywhere on the charts ever again. There are a few ...

Into the Ear of Madness: Week 34 — Blip

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 ...

Into the Ear of Madness, Week 33 — Procrastinating

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? ...

Into the Ear of Madness: Week 31 — Foster Freeze

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? ...

Into the Ear of Madness: Week 24 — Surrender

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? ...

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