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 ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 51

With Bottom Feeders we take a look at the songs on the Billboard Hot 100 that only got a little love. It’s an A-Z look at songs that charted no higher than #41 in the decade. Take a listen, enjoy ...

The Vinyl Diaries: Kenny Loggins, “High Adventure”

My crushing cynicism about life cannot withstand the blunt-force power of certain phenomena that seem to exist purely to negate the cynic’s strength. I am impervious to baby photos, for example, but put me in the room with one of the little ...

Greatest Un-Hits: Carly Simon’s “Let the River Run” (1988)

We’re deep into (Give Adele and that silent dog movie all of the) award(s) season, so this week I’m looking at an inadequately performing song that won a lot of major awards from the self-congratulatory entertainment industry. Boomers lionized their icons ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 22

 

Oh hi. Do you like our new look? We feel this one is more accurate, mainly because we do all actually have that much chest hair (yes, even Jason) and Jeff actually sported that haircut a couple of summers ...

All-Star Linda McCartney Tribute Album Scheduled for November 21

Reading the words “Linda McCartney tribute album,” you might be tempted to think that the concept of the tribute album has gone well beyond its logical end point — this is an artist whose slender discography has never been widely celebrated, and ...

Death by Power Ballad: Kenny Loggins, “Meet Me Half Way”

It’s a moment that’s snuck up on you—a moment when you realize, beyond doubt’s shadow, that you are in love, that the woman you love is sitting next to you, in the passenger seat, wearing thick red-framed sunglasses you’d made fun of ...

The Popdose Interview: Steve Conn

He’s never been a household name, but Steve Conn has produced, played with, and written for a long list of artists over the last several decades, and if you’re a fan of New Orleans roots music, you’ve almost certainly enjoyed ...

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song, 1985

Welcome back for week two of discussing Best Original Song Oscar nominees! I hope you all enjoyed last week’s discussion of the nominees from the 46th Academy Awards.

This week, I decided to choose a year that I almost covered last ...

The Popdose Interview: Richard Marx

In 2000, he had a #5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with “This I Promise You.” He reached #1 on the Adult AC chart with “To Where You Are” in 2002, and sat at the top of the Hot Country Songs ...

Friday Night Videos!: Christmas Eve Edition

The Popdose Staff thought that the best way to celebrate the second to last day of Mellowmas was to set the DeLorean back to the glam year of 1980, virtually the dawn of music television. Well, kinda, but not quite. MTV premiered ...

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 ...

Ticket Stub: Michael McDonald in Los Angeles, December ’85

Okay Popdose citizens, it’s time for a quiz: Tomorrow is a very important day that demands your attention and appreciation. Do you know why that is?

If you answered that it is the beginning of Valentine’s Day Weekend, you are technically correct, ...

CHART ATTACK!: 10/11/80

Hi everyone! It’s Friday and it’s time to look back at another Billboard Top 10 from — holy crap, this is from 29 years ago. Anybody else feel really old? Thankfully, I think this is a pretty good week ...

CHART ATTACK!: 9/24/88

Hi everybody! It’s CHART ATTACK! time once again, and this week’s pretty solid, if I do say so myself. (And I do.) This week, we bid a fond (okay, maybe not-so-fond) farewell to three artists who had a slew of Top ...

CHART ATTACK!: 7/19/86


Hello again, folks! Last time we met, we reviewed a pretty awesome chart from June of 1975. Well, since I choose these charts pretty much at random, you had to know it was inevitable that our luck might not hold ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 54

So, I took the readers’ challenge (sort of) last week. I said that I knew nothing from Gordon Lightfoot except for the song I posted — “Baby Step Back” — and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” On Thursday ...

Unsolicited Career Advice for… Michael Jackson

Seems Uncle Donnie has recently taken a shine to the King of Pop; this particular missive was near the top of the Skwatzenschitz archive.  MJ could do worse than follow some of the advice therein; then again, he could also almost assuredly ...

The Eighteenth Day of Mellowmas: The Unimaginable Mellowmas

Jason: Before we play this track –  “December” by Kenny Loggins — we should acknowledge that this was one of the only Mellowmas suggestions we received this whole season.

Jeff: Mainly so people know who to blame.This one wasn’t our fault! ...

The Friday Mixtape: 8/29/08

Michael Jackson turns 50 today. Fifty! Jacko is five-oh!

Hard to believe, probably because the man hasn’t acted his age — or looked his age, for that matter — in years, but ever since he was a preteen he’s ...