Tag: Paul Simon

Hugh Masekela

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Hugh Masekela, “Grazing in the Grass”

Hugh Masekela topped the charts with his 1968 hit but had a life and career that reached far beyond that hit...

bread-1996-2

Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Bread in Las Vegas, July ’97

Let there be Bread. (Sorry, I don't have any Phish. You'll have to ask Jesus about those bootlegs.)...

David Bowie

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Albums of 2016

Ken Shane lists his favorite albums of 2016...

Notable books of 2016

A Fan's Notes, Books, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Music Books of 2016

2016 was a bad year for musicians, but a good year for music books...

Music, Single Play

Single Play: Week Ending 4/8/16

Mira Aasma, Bob Dylan, Night Argent, and Paul Simon in this week's "Boomers and Millennials" Single Play ...

Music, Popdose Interviews

Being Lee DeWyze: Singer, Songwriter, Director, Puppeteer

Lee DeWyze isn’t the first person to hear the soon-to-be-disproven words, “your life is about to change forever” on a...

Soul Serenade - Jerry Butler

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Jerry Butler, “A Brand New Me”

One great song, three great versions. Which is your favorite?...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: January 3, 2014

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

Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 81

Bart Simpson hangs with the 69 Boyz in this weeks edition of Bottom Feeders...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: August 16, 2013

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

Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 23 – R.I.P., Phil Ramone

Dave, Jeff and Jason return with a look at the career of producer Phil Ramone, who passed away on March 30....

Popblerd!

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

Will the second installment of our list of the '70s best albums leave your knickers in a bunch? Don't worry, the Popblerd team won't take...

Rodriguez

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Sixto Rodriguez

Ken Shane sits down with newly rediscovered superstar Sixto Rodriguez...

Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Boxed In: The Top Music Reissues of 2012

Every year, while lording over an impressive amount of music catalogue news and views at my site, The Second Disc, I think the same thing...

Music, Popdose, The #1 Albums

The #1 Albums: Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”

Several songs on Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water seem so perfect it’s as though they must always have existed....

Music, Popdose, The #1 Albums

The #1 Albums: Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Graduate” and “Bookends”

There was nothing hippie about Simon and Garfunkel, really. Among the general run of late 60s pop stars, they were remarkably straight....

Popblerd!

The Popblerd Halftime Report: Mike D.’s Best Reissues of the Year (So Far)

The best reissues, remasters and box sets of the first half of 2012, picked by Mike Duquette of The Second Disc....

Music, News

New Music: Jason Myles Goss, “Radio Dial”

Singer-songwriter Jason Myles Goss will release his fourth album, “Radio Dial” on June 17, and it’s a surefire candidate...

A Fan's Notes, Blu-ray Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: “Peter Gabriel: New Blood — Live in London” on Blu-ray

A new setting for some classic songs makes for one of the finest concert films in recent memory....

Music, SXSW 2012

SXSW: It’s Not All About Music, But Almost

Austin’s SXSW festival has earned its unruly reputation for the five-day bacchanal of live music that ends this spring event each...

Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday Rewind: “Better Off Dead”

The last of the Soundtrack Saturday reruns revisits one of the column's first posts, about the John Cusack classic Better Off Dead....

Music

Popdose 2011: Jeff Giles’ Favorite Albums of the Year

The Editor-in-Chief runs down some of his favorite music from the year that was...

Music

Popdose 2011: Ken Shane’s Favorite Albums of the Year

There was a lot of new music released this year. Ken Shane wades through it all to find a handful of albums with real staying power....

Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking”

Kelly Stitzel reviews the DVD release of the HBO adaptation of Carrie Fisher's one-woman show, Wishful Drinking....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Otis Redding, Wardell Quezergue, Stax Reissues

Otis Redding would have turned 70 tomorrow. The great New Orleans musician Wardell Quezergue died this week. Ken Shane pays tribute to both...

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Desert Island Discs, Music

Desert Island Discs with Megan Slankard

If you had to go away for awhile and you could only take five of your favorite albums with you, which ones would you choose? Yes, we know...

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Desert Island Discs, Music

Desert Island Discs with Jaime Michaels

If you had to go away for awhile and you could only take five of your favorite albums with you, which ones would you choose? Yes, we know...

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CD Reviews, Desert Island Discs, Music

Desert Island Discs – and “Stories to Tell” – With Richard Marx

If you were stranded on a desert island with Richard Marx, here are the five things you would need to keep him happy....

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 17

The Popdose Podcast returns with an interview with Gorman Bechard, the creative force behind Color me Obsessed: A Film About The...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Paul Simon, “So Beautiful or So What”

We've come to expect great songwriting from Paul Simon. Ken Shane thinks that his new album is his best in a long time, and the finest...