Tag: perils of influence

Music, Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll

Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #3: Advertisements for Myself on the Way Out

(Archive.) March 2016 I use the rest of the Valentine’s Day weekend to put the new amplifier through its paces. It produces a...

Like Omigod!, Music

Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 9

And it’s on to Disc 3 of this seven-disc compilation — and it looks like we’ve pinpointed the moment when the ‘80s become,...

Like Omigod!, Music

Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 7

Funk, power pop, adult contemporary, Eurodisco — there’s a little something for everybody this week! Or, as Dw. Dunphy (who is never at...

Music, Popdose Flashback '91

Popdose Flashback ’91: Cliffs of Dooneen, “The Dog Went East and God Went West”

Twenty years ago, it was possible to be a regional success without breaking out nationally. This is the story of the rise and plateau and...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '91

Popdose Flashback ’91: School of Fish, “School of Fish”

I spent most of the 1990s training myself to be a self-conscious aesthete. Which makes me sound, I suppose, like some horrible, sneering,...