The Friday Five: June 19, 2015

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 ...

The Friday Five: April 10, 2015

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 ...

Blu-ray Review: Genesis, “The Sum of the Parts”

As a longtime Genesis fan (in particular the Phil Collins era), I was pretty thrilled about this documentary coming out in the U.S. (it aired on the BBC under the title Together and Apart) especially when it was announced that the ...

The Friday Five: January 2, 2015

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 ...

Legendary: Chapter 33

The story so far: Allison or Kate. All day long, Brian has been faced with the decision of who to pursue and whose heart the break. It may seem that Brian is just your typical indecisive, teenage boy, but it’s easy to ...

The Friday Five: February 14, 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. This week, I didn’t have a chance to do so. ...

DVD Review: “¡Released! The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998″

The crossroads between youth culture and Amnesty International came together in the mid-70s with a series of concerts that included members of Monty Python, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, as well as music by various recording artists, including Pete Townshend, Eric ...

Top 10 Musically Satisfying Solo Careers

Going it alone is hard, even when you’re incredibly talented. I learned this the hard way every weekend for my entire high school life. But sometimes a musician breaks away from the band and not only doesn’t fall flat on his face, ...

The Very Guest of…Phil Collins

There are two kinds of people in this world: those that say Phil Collins is a doughy, ineffectual frontman who ruined the prog-rock outfit Genesis (and then his own concurrent solo career) by introducing the broadest pop music ideas into their ...

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 at the end of every year: this is it. This is the year the reissue/remaster/repackage ...

2012 Holiday Gift Guide: For Music Lovers

I was always easy to buy for during the holidays. One Christmas my mom bought me The Cars’ Shake It Up and my sister got me The Police’s Ghost In The Machine. My uncle got me Steve Miller’s Book Of ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 31

With Bottom Feeders we take a look at the songs on the Billboard Hot 100 that only got a slight bit of recognition. It’s an A-Z look at songs that charted no higher than #41 in the decade. Take a listen, ...

The Friday Five: July 13, 2012

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 ...

Popdose Flashback ’92: The Beat Mix

You knew this was coming. Let’s get to it.

1. Shakespeare’s Sister – Stay
2. Sophie B. Hawkins – Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
3. INXS – Not Enough Time
4. George Michael – ...

Five Band Members No One Bothered to Replace

These are uncertain times for America’s workforce, what with high unemployment, massive seasonal layoffs, and gutted/broke/busted pension plans wherever you look. And you know who understands all that financial turmoil better than you might think? Our great nation’s hardworking pop ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 10/12/11

Look, I know that it’s been more than a month since the last Weeknight ’80s Dance Party (and, actually, it was a Weekend ’80s Dance Party). I have no excuses, so I’m not even going to bother to explain myself. I’m still ...

The Very Guest of… Peter Gabriel (Part 2)


More easily than most rock stars, Peter Gabriel has settled into his inevitable role as an elder statesman. He’s an exception, in the youth-obsessed industry of pop, in how freely and fully he has embraced the outward signs of aging ...

The Weekly Mixtape: Songs for a Weary Land

Like many other people, I found myself unable to enjoy music in the days following September 11, 2001. Part of it stemmed from the need for information – I was just too busy listening to news on the radio and looking ...

The Very Guest of… Peter Gabriel (Part 1)

When Peter Gabriel chose Scratch My Back as the title for his 2010 covers record, it was a dry joke — but also a statement of purpose. The liner notes of any Gabriel album teem with names drawn from across the worlds ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 20 (Re-Post)

Once upon a time, there was Jefitoblog. It was loved by many in the land. But one day, Jefitoblog left us. Some say it was the result of a crappy webhost, some say it was the result of its ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 8/3/11

I don’t have much to say about this week’s mix except that it’s just fun. You’ll probably notice that a lot of the artists come from the bottom of the alphabet and that’s because I started at the end of my ...

CD Review: Black Dub, “Black Dub”


A few months back, word began to spread about a new Daniel Lanois project called Black Dub. I first became aware of the band when Lanois and singer Trixie Whitley appeared on the Ron and Fez show on ...

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 19

The 19th week brings us the start of the 7th letter of the alphabet. Just a few artists here, but some killer songs as we continue to look at the songs that hit the Billboard rock charts in the ’80s ...

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