The Friday Five: February 13, 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 ...

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: November 29, 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 Friday Five: July 19, 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 Friday Five: May 31, 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 ...

Popdose Flashback 1983: Introducing The Compact Disc

1983 marks the year compact discs go on sale for the first time in the United States. They had been first released in Japan the previous October, and their arrival and existence would signal several major changes in ...

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song 1986

Welcome back to another installment of Soundtrack Saturday’s Best Original Song series! I hope you enjoyed reading about the nominees from 1982 and 1983, especially since one of those nominees shows up this week in full force.

We only have ...

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 ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 18


With Bottom Feeders we take a look at the songs on the Billboard Hot 100 that Casey Kasem never got to announce. It’s an A-Z look at songs that charted no higher than #41 in the decade. Take a ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 16

With Bottom Feeders we take a look at the songs on the Billboard Hot 100 that Casey Kasem never got to announce. It’s an A-Z look at songs that charted no higher than #41 in the decade. Take a listen, ...

Fuck You Friday: “I Want You to Hurt Like I Do”

We’re a virus with shoes, okay? That’s all we are.” -Bill Hicks

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Over the past ten years I slowly moved from a state of optimism to pessimism to skepticism to cynicism, and now finally general misanthropy as I came to the ...

New TV: Front Row Center

PBS has a spotty record when it comes to music programming. For every SoundStage presentation they might have in their back pocket, they have at least seventeen “high quality” performers they pulled out of podunk church choirs, potato farm fields, and ...

Greatest Un-Hits: Carly Simon’s “Let the River Run” (1988)

We’re deep into (Give Adele and that silent dog movie all of the) award(s) season, so this week I’m looking at an inadequately performing song that won a lot of major awards from the self-congratulatory entertainment industry. Boomers lionized their icons ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 4/20/11

So, it looks like you guys enjoyed last week’s Dance Party. I’m glad — I had fun putting it together and even more fun dancing around my living room listening to the finished mix.

A few of this week’s remixes are 100% ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 16

 

Merry Christmas, everybody! Wait a minute…shit, we missed Christmas. We missed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Valentine’s Day, too. What the hell is wrong with us? Don’t we know we have a responsibility to provide you with ...

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song, 1985

Welcome back for week two of discussing Best Original Song Oscar nominees! I hope you all enjoyed last week’s discussion of the nominees from the 46th Academy Awards.

This week, I decided to choose a year that I almost covered last ...

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