Bootleg City: Ex-Mayors Just Want to Have Fun

Greetings from Arizona! As you’ll no doubt remember from half a decade ago, I have a long history with this state. It all started when—

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Soul Serenade: Gary U.S. Bonds, “New Orleans”

Those of you who have been following along may have  noticed that there was no Soul Serenade column last week. It was the first time that the column didn’t appear in its weekly spot for nearly five years, but there was a very ...

‘Face Time: Facing the Music

A year ago today it was over. And 24 hours later I was fine with that.

On September 9, 2013, I posted what turned out to be the final edition of this collaborative series with Jeff Giles and Mike ...

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 27: The Singhs

With the above picture, we feel compelled to explain a few things. No Popdose staffers were harmed during the recent construction of this podcast, although you will notice that Jeff Giles (forever our fearless leader) is suspiciously missing. Shortly after this podcast ...

‘Face Time: The Deele, “Two Occasions”

Babyface turns 30 this year. Sure, the Man Who Would Be Babyface — Kenneth Edmonds — was born in 1959, but the singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around hit maker extraordinaire began taking baby steps up the Billboard charts the ...

‘Face Time: Michael Jackson, “On the Line”

Babyface turns 30 this year. Sure, the Man Who Would Be Babyface — Kenneth Edmonds — was born in 1959, but the singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around hit maker extraordinaire began taking baby steps up the Billboard charts the ...

‘Face Time: Janet Jackson, “Thinkin’ Bout My Ex”

Babyface turns 30 this year. Sure, the Man Who Would Be Babyface — Kenneth Edmonds — was born in 1959, but the singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around hit maker extraordinaire began taking baby steps up the Billboard charts the ...

‘Face Time: The Jacksons, “Nothin (That Compares 2 U)”

Babyface turns 30 this year. Sure, the Man Who Would Be Babyface — Kenneth Edmonds — was born in 1959, but the singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around hit maker extraordinaire began taking baby steps up the Billboard charts the ...

‘Face Time: Eric Clapton, “Change the World”

Babyface turns 30 this year. Sure, the Man Who Would Be Babyface — Kenneth Edmonds — was born in 1959, but the singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around hit maker extraordinaire began taking baby steps up the Billboard charts the ...

‘Face Time: After 7, “Ready or Not”

Babyface turns 30 this year. Sure, the Man Who Would Be Babyface — Kenneth Edmonds — was born in 1959, but the singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around hit maker extraordinaire began taking baby steps up the Billboard charts the ...

‘Face Time: Pebbles, “Girlfriend”

Babyface turns 30 this year. Sure, the Man Who Would Be Babyface — Kenneth Edmonds — was born in 1959, but the singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around hit maker extraordinaire began taking baby steps up the Billboard charts the ...

‘Face Time: John Mellencamp, “Walk Tall”

Babyface turns 30 this year. Sure, the Man Who Would Be Babyface — Kenneth Edmonds — was born in 1959, but the singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around hit maker extraordinaire began taking baby steps up the Billboard charts the ...

‘Face Time: Pink, “Most Girls”

Babyface turns 30 this year. Sure, the Man Who Would Be Babyface — Kenneth Edmonds — was born in 1959, but the singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around hit maker extraordinaire began taking baby steps up the Billboard charts the ...

‘Face Time: Bobby Brown, “On Our Own”

Babyface turns 30 this year. Sure, the Man Who Would Be Babyface — Kenneth Edmonds — was born in 1959, but the singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around hit maker extraordinaire began taking baby steps up the Billboard charts the ...

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 21: Ed Romanoff

We run the Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour under the guiding principle that everyone has a story — and if the artist’s music moves us, we’re interested in hearing that story, whether or not the act in question is a household name. ...

‘Face Time: Damian Dame, “Right Down to It”

Babyface turns 30 this year. Sure, the Man Who Would Be Babyface — Kenneth Edmonds — was born in 1959, but the singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around hit maker extraordinaire began taking baby steps up the Billboard charts the ...

‘Face Time: Mariah Carey, “Melt Away”

Babyface turns 30 this year. Sure, the Man Who Would Be Babyface — Kenneth Edmonds — was born in 1959, but the singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around hit maker extraordinaire began taking baby steps up the Billboard charts the ...

‘Face Time: Dynasty, “Personality”

Babyface turns 30 this year. Sure, the Man Who Would Be Babyface — Kenneth Edmonds — was born in 1959, but the singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around hit maker extraordinaire began taking baby steps up the Billboard charts the ...

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 17: Danny Seraphine

In the rock milieu, drummers are hardly ever famous in their own right; unless you happen to sing while you’re swinging the sticks, like Phil Collins or Don Henley (or, around Popdose, Andy Sturmer), it’s exceedingly unlikely that the garden-variety fan ...