The Friday Five: December 20, 2013

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 ...

The Popdose 50: Our Favorite Holiday Songs

Leave it to the Popdose staff. Any other collective of jaded music geeks might have stampeded toward a recent-vintage slab of Xmas irony as our all-time fave holiday hit – “Fairytale of New York,” say, or “Christmas ...

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 5

Welcome to 1963, loyal readers! This year we see some subtle but important changes in the American pop music landscape. While love and romance continued to be dominant themes, more socially conscious fare started to appear on the charts. On the ...

Soundtrack Saturday: “The Ref”

Well, hello there loyal Soundtrack Saturday readers! I hope you’ve been doing well these past few weeks. I wish I could say I have been, but that wouldn’t be the truth — I’m housebound and recovering from knee surgery and 100% tired ...

Les Paul: 1915-2009

When someone lives to be 94 years old, especially someone who lived as full a life as Les Paul did, you usually don’t look up in the sky and ask God why he had to be taken. The thing ...