The Second Day of Mellowmas: Warm Lovin’ Mellowmas

Before we kick off today’s round of exquisite Mellowmas torture, how about some discount music and a contest? Our friends at Rhino are celebrating the Twelve Days of Chri — er, Rhino, and for the second day, they’re not only offering ...

The First Day of Mellowmas: Fruitcayyyyke!

Jason: Ahh, nothing like the very first day of Mellowmas! What’s on the plate for our 2010 inaugural chat, good buddy?

Jeff: How do you feel about Charles Nelson Reilly and Jm J. Bullock?

Jason: Are those two different people?

Jeff: ...

‘Twas the Day Before the First Day of Mellowmas

Like the grumpy warrior-poet Don Henley once rasped, “these times are so uncertain.” In this era of crumbling infrastructure, awful manners, and Sarah Palin, it’s hard to know what we can depend on anymore. But we’re luckier than Don Henley, because while ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 15

Happy Black Friday! If you’re a sensible human being, you’re reading this post shortly after waking up instead of reading it on your way back from a four-hour shopping spree at Best Buy. Perhaps you’re at work ...

The Weekly Mixtape: Ethan’s Mix

Hi! This is Ethan.

Well, technically, he’s Super Ethan in this picture. Which makes sense, ’cause Ethan is my super-awesome nephew.

Ethan turned nine years old last month. Which means that he’s approximately six years older than I remember ...

The Popdose Interview: The Weepies

It’s been four years since audiences have had a chance to see The Weepies in concert. It’s certainly understandable, given that they’ve had two children since their last tour (in support of the sublime

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 12

12 episodes…Jesus Christ! How can it be that we’ve been getting together for 12 full months now, dedicating ourselves to bringing you the very best in pop culture discussion/mother jokes? Well, the technical answer is: we haven’t, ’cause we’re ...

CHART ATTACK!: 7/30/88

I know, I know — at this very late date, I’m presenting you with the first entry of CHART ATTACK! for 2010. It’s been a busy year so far, with a whole bunch of things happening that you don’t care about. ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 11

That’s right, friends. This is Dave. Jason is too busy training for his triathlon this weekend, so I’m doing the show notes in his place (for those of you who don’t know, he and his wife are doing a ...

Soul Serenade: Bobby Brown, “Every Little Step”

OK, I admit it. I know fuck-all about Bobby Brown. Week after week I use this space to pontificate about the great soul music of the past. You put up with it because I provide you with some pretty cool songs ...

Introducing Songwork: A Popdose Mini-Series

Writing a song is easy. You just bang out a chain of chords, always driving to the chorus as fast and as often as possible. Then you throw on some lyrics; nothing fancy, nothing fluffy. “Oh girl, you are my ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 10

We know: “Back already? But it took me this long just to finish the last one!” It’s true, we did run long during Episode 9 of the Popdose Podcast, but in all fairness, 1) it was a ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 9

If you’re a regular listener of The Popdose Podcast, we can safely assume two things about you:

1) You’re passionate about music, and you enjoy listening to other people talk about that passion.

2) You enjoy jokes ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 8

Easter is almost upon us, and this leaves your three favorite morons very excited. Because not only does it give each of us an opportunity to end the weekend three pounds heavier than the one before, but it also ...

CD Review: Barenaked Ladies, “All in Good Time”

In a 1995 interview with Canada’s MuchMusic, Barenaked Ladies’ vocalist Steven Page attempted to describe his band’s new philosophy following the departure of keyboardist/percussionist Andy Creeggan. For a while, he said, the band was trying to figure out how to ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 7

If you’ve listened to all of the previous episodes of The Popdose Podcast — hell, even if you’ve only listened to three minutes of any given episode — you’ve likely thought the following at some point: “Man, ...

Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold 52

Welcome back, mellow miners! You know, being the wimpiest guy on Popdose is not an easy job, but I do it for you and wusses across the universe. And part of the job is exposing to you ...

DVD Review: “Genesis: The Movie Box 1981-2007″

Although Genesis has stayed away from the studio since 1997’s poorly-received (and Phil Collins-less) Calling All Stations, the band hasn’t given their fans much reason to complain: Over the past 11 years they’ve released six boxed sets, covering studio material, rarities, and ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 6

Holy crap! Is it February already? It seems like only yesterday your three favorite idiots from The Popdose Podcast were blathering on about…what did we talk about last month, anyway? No matter. It’s a new month, and ...

Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold 50: Mang!

Welcome back to another edition of Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold! It’s been way too long since we’ve done our wussy spelunking through smooth instruments and gentle vocals. But today, friends, we won’t be doing much singing. ...

Happy Birthday, “What a Fool Believes”

Thirty-one years ago this week, the Doobie Brothers released the single that perfectly meshed their original boogie-rock style with the keyboard-heavy R&B that Michael McDonald brought to the table. It would go on to reach Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 ...