Tag: Michael McDonald


A Fan's Notes, Music, Year-End Best-Of Lists

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Albums of 2017

In early 2015 I published a list of my favorite albums of the previous year. In my story, I chastised writers who had rushed to get their...


Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Heatwave, “Always And Forever” (RIP Rod Temperton)

Remembering the great songwriter Rod Temperton whose songs were the soundtrack of the '80s...

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Podcast

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Episode 1: “Van Halen Rising” Author Greg Renoff

Matt Wardlaw and D.X. Ferris are joined by author Greg Renoff to discuss Van Halen Rising, his popular new book that covers the early years...

Music, News

Music News: The Jewbadours to Play “The Last Schmaltz” on December 23

Bring out your inner Jew at "The Last Schmaltz" at the Highline Ballroom....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: February 28, 2014

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Humor, Music

C(k)rossfire! Or, Who’s Better: Christopher Cross vs. Kris Kross

The contestants: Christopher Cross is the undisputed king of ultra laid-back, early 1980s soft rock with songs a working-class man’s...

Mellowmas, Mellowmas 2013, Music

The Fourteenth Day of Mellowmas: Consoulted

Jeff: Ah, one day closer to the 25th. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Soon, we will be free once more from the tyranny of...

Blue Sky Riders --- from official Facebook page

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Kenny Loggins and Blue Sky Riders, the Kent Stage, Kent, OH, 8/26/13

Kenny Loggins and the Blue Sky Riders returned to Cleveland. We were there....


bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the ’70s: Part Six

Git your Steely Dan on in the latest installment of our '70s list. Plus...so much more!...


Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 57

Michael McDonald. Aw yeah. ...

Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Hit Songs by Older Adults, Made for Older Adults

A new series in which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes,...

Music, Popdose Lists

Mariah Carey’s “Almost Home” and the Golden Age of Movie Soundtracks

Hey, remember when big soundtrack albums were a thing?...

Blue Sky Riders

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Kenny Loggins and Gary Burr of Blue Sky Riders

The Blue Sky Riders might be the best band you've never heard of (featuring a few people you might be familiar with)....

AM Gold: 1979

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 71

One more. Just one more installment of Digging for Gold after this week's and our journey through Time-Life's AM Gold series is at an end....


We Saw It!: The Dukes of September At Citi Center: Boston, MA 8/9/12

Michael McDonald, Donald Fagen and Boz Scaggs joined forces to put together a fantastic show in Boston. What did you miss?...

Music, Popdose Lists

Please Excuse Me While I Make Some Noise: 10 Rock Songs by Artists Who Do Not Rock

Sometimes it's just better to stay mellow....


Music, Popdose, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Christopher Cross

He's gone sailing, ridden like the wind, and been caught between the moon and New York City. Now, Christopher Cross is back with a new...


Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers

New albums from a classic band or artist can sometimes be a dodgy proposition. But when I saw the news last year that The Doobie Brothers...



Versionality: “Into the Mystic”

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Kelly Stitzel discusses her favorite Van Morrison song and its many cover versions....


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 32

What would Christmas time be without the king, Michael McDonald. Bottom Feeders continues with the letter M and wishes you a McDonald...


Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 13

What happens when pop culture forces collide, and why do they almost always suck? Matt Wardlaw, Michael Parr, and Dave Lifton discuss it on...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 9/17/10 — Double Shots

In this week’s mixtape you’ll find pairs of the same song by two different artists. I did try to lay down some ground rules for...



Popdose’s Greatest Bits: Steely Dan

You remember the greatest hits...and now we take you into Steely Dan's deep cuts with a Greatest Bits for all you major dudes....


Music, Popdose Flashback '90

Popdose Flashback ’90: Michael McDonald, “Take It to Heart”

I am 16. It’s July, and I’m in Florida, where, to quote my uncle Larry, the air is so fucking wet that you won’t notice if you towel...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Jimmy Webb, “Just Across the River”

It's a rare but welcome event for Ken Shane when Jimmy Webb releases a new album....


Music, Popdose Flashback '90

Popdose Flashback ’90: Various Artists, “Pretty Woman”

Rob Smith tells himself he's over the Pretty Woman soundtrack, but is he the king of wishful thinking?...


Mellow Gold, Music

Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold 51

Who the hell is Greg Guidry? Why is he goin' down, and apart from the usual, what does Michael McDonald have to do with all of this? Find...


Music, Ticket Stub

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

This week's Ticket Stub finds Michael McDonald and James Ingram on the run from Kenny Loggins and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter. Plus, we wish McD a...


Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 6

Join us for Episode 6 of the Popdose Podcast, where Jeff Giles, Dave Lifton and Jason Hare celebrate Black History Month in their own...


Mellow Gold, Music

Happy Birthday, “What a Fool Believes”

Thirty-one years ago this week, Michael McDonald and some other dudes released one of the greatest songs ever written. Happy birthday,...