All posts tagged: Justin Currie

YCLOLA_creds

Pre-Order Popdose’s Benefit Album, ‘You Can’t Live on Love Alone: Songs for the Fight Against Multiple Myeloma’

Sometimes it helps to ask if there’s anything you can do. A little over a year ago, Pigeon O’Brien, a longtime friend to many of us at Popdose, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare form of cancer that attacks plasma cells. It’s incurable, but treatable. Coincidentally, multiple myeloma has been in the news recently as a result of Tom Brokaw’s newly published memoir detailing his own battle with it. Shortly thereafter, Leslie Liberatore sent an e-mail to our founder, Jeff Giles, and me to express her sadness and to marvel at how Pigeon was dealing with this life-threatening news – at least on Facebook – with her wonderful sense of humor. Knowing that her medical bills would pile up, that question – “Is there anything we can do?” – came up. So often that’s an empty gesture. We’ve all heard it; we’ve all said it at various times. But Jeff immediately came upon the idea of a benefit CD. He had a handful of live performances from the Matt N’ Jeff Radio Hour and …

The Popdose Interview: Michael Gomoll of Joey’s Song

Michael Gomoll was someone that I first came to know in the early ’90s when we started trading bootleg tapes of concerts. Mike was a huge Del Amitri fan and folks like Mike were hard to come across in the early days of the internet, so we found some big time common ground on the Dels and a few other artists. As it often does, time passed and I lost touch with Mike and many of my old school tape trading buddies, replaced with the advent of trading those same shows online via BitTorrent and high speed internet downloads. I shared some good times, music and stories with those friends  and as time has gone on, I’ve started to hunt down some of them to get back in touch and see what they’re up to.  I found Michael on Facebook, shot him a friend request and quickly got an email that my friend request had been accepted. When I went on to his page, I saw quite a few wall posts about something called Joey’s …

Infinite Play: Del Amitri, “Tell Her This”

Since you’re all so wrapped up in Mellowmas right now, I thought it would be a good time to remind you all that music can, in fact, be a beautiful thing. I could have written a column about my pick for Best Song Of 2009 but, knowing some of what Jeff and Jason have planned for you, I figured it would be best to save it for when you need it most. This past Tuesday saw the return of one of my favorite sitcoms to the airwaves, Scrubs.  By the way, if you haven’t seen my Popdose colleague Will Harris’ interview with Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence, do it now. One of the hallmarks of the show has been the musical montage. Now it’s ubiquitous, but when Scrubs debuted it brought a cinematic device to the small screen. After all, who didn’t get a little misty when Turk proposed to Carla to “Question” by Old 97s, or turned on when J.D. and Elliot got it on while The Coral’s “Dreaming Of You” blared from the TV? …