Tag: Japan

Music, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Q&A: Tahiti 80’s Xavier Boyer

"That's what I like about pop music: the only truth is the three and a half minutes of music you're presenting to the audience."...

EP Reviews, Music

EP Review: Hontatedori, “Konata Kanata”

If the vitriol and raw energy of punk rock is like a fever dream, then the Tokyo trio Hontatedori — which premiered its U.S. debut,...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Arthur Fowler, “What’s Keeping Me Going”

It’s appropriate for a Valentine’s Day release to have an element of love in it, though one could argue that every song and...

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: Melt Banana, “Fetch”

Breakneck tempos, the sound of a stuck CD, deep “metallic” bass with old-fashioned hardcore punk guitars – such is the...

Current Events

Through The Course Of Never Forgetting

None will ever forget. Some enjoy the anger more than others....

Music, Weeknight '80s Dance Party

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 3/21/12

The Weeknight '80s Dance Party is back! Are you ready to shake that fascist groove thang?...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 19 Recap and Matchday 20 Previews

Paraguay 0-0 Japan (5-3 on penalties) As with Uruguay v. South Korea, this was always going to be the appetizer to the main course later in...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 18 Recap and Matchday 19 Previews

Netherlands 2-1 Slovakia After all of yesterday’s drama, this game was bound to be a return to what we expect in the group stage: a...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Recap of Ghana v. Germany and Australia v. Serbia and Matchday 14 Previews

Ghana 0-1 Germany Australia 2-1 Serbia The second set of games of the day were no less thrilling – four teams, all of whom were still...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 9 Recap and Matchday 10 Previews

Netherlands 1-0 Japan Games like this are why I can never take the Dutch seriously as contenders, but also why I can’t count them...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 8 Recap and Matchday 9 Previews

Germany 0-1 Serbia I disagree with the conventional wisdom on the sending off of Miroslav Klose. Yes, it was harsh, but he was already on a...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 4 Recap and Matchday 5 Preview

Popdose's daily recap of the action at the World Cup and a preview of tomorrow's games....

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Soccer, Sports

The World Cup: Groups E & F Previews

Before we get into the third part of my World Cup previews, don’t forget to join the Yahoo World Cup Fantasy Group for Popdose...

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Current Events, Numberscruncher

Numberscruncher: Earthquakes

On Saturday, another devastating earthquake hit, in Chile, and that gives us another chance to look at some of the numbers associated with...

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Music, The Steel Horse Archives

The Steel Horse Archives: Mr. Big, “To Be With You” (1991)

MR. BIG Song Title: “To Be With You” Album: Lean Into It Release Date: March 26, 1991 Why You Remember Them: Much like the poor...

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Current Events

10 Things to Love/Hate about the World Baseball Classic

Tonight Japan and Korea will face off in a grudge match at Dodger Stadium – having already split four games over the last two weeks...

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Popdose

Vinyl Record Day: Porcupine Tree, “Lightbulb Sun”

Porcupine Tree has been, for well on a decade now, a cult favorite trying to simply be a favorite, but there has been a problem in making...