The Jewbadours to Play ‘The Last Schmaltz’ on Dec. 23

Flashback to the late ’70s. It was a glorious time in which Gentiles all over America wished they were Jewish. Think about it. Men wore their shirts open in order to expose their hirsute chests lovingly adorned with gold chains, while shiksas ...

The Friday Five: February 28, 2014

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a ...

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 man could relate to, such as “Sailing.” Kris Kross were teenage rappers who in 1992 wore backwards overalls and with their  hit “Jump” ...

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 Mellowmas.

Jason: You know, I get excited about this every year, and ...

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

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 and ...

Versionality: “Into the Mystic”

Welcome to another edition of Versionality!

I had originally intented to make this a monthly feature, but, well, you know what they say about good intentions. So, this will more likely become a bi-monthly feature — or just a “when I ...

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

It’s a Christmas edition of Bottom Feeders where we feature nothing even remotely about Christmas! But part 32 treats us way better than 31 as we continue looking at the letter M and songs that hit the Billboard rock chart ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 13

Hey there! Did you miss us? We missed you. Or rather, I should say that I missed you. Apparently Jason and Jeff don’t even care enough about you to show up, so they sent fellow Popdosers Michael Parr and ...

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 myself,  though:

1. No parody songs (although strange and unusual remakes were highly encouraged, ...

Popdose’s Greatest Bits: Steely Dan

Some artists are world-renowned for their hit songs, others may never have had a hit at all, but they’ve recorded music that has lasted and has accrued considerable fan following. Popdose is pleased to present a feature we hope will shed ...

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

I have a lot to say about this album, so strap yourselves in. First off, I should tell you that Jimmy Webb has no bigger fan than me. He is far and away my favorite songwriter, and has been since ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 5

When it comes time for your three favorite schmucks to gather ’round their computers and record themselves talking for a couple of hours, usually they’ve already spent at least a week discussing possible topics that will truly ...

The Twenty-Third Day of Mellowmas: The Return of McD

There are just a few days left of Mellowmas, and our brave hosts have trudged their way through 27 soul cakes so far this season — as have you, dear readers. Frankly, we’re exhausted — and we know there’s ...

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 ...

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