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Jim Peterik

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 9: Jim Peterik

When you get an offer to speak with a guy like Jim Peterik, it’s an opportunity that you really sink your teeth into. As Jeff points out during our conversation, Peterik, whether he realized it at the time or not, was writing songs that were (and would become) the soundtrack to the youth of many. While Peterik is perhaps best known for his work as the keyboardist and songwriter for Survivor, his songwriting success extended well beyond that project as he wrote songs for artists ranging from .38 Special and Sammy Hagar to REO Speedwagon, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Beach Boys in more recent years. Jeff and I really enjoyed having the chance to pick his brain on songwriting (something which he says is still “50% inspiration and 50% perspiration), the business side of things and more than anything, we just enjoyed the chance to hear Jim tell us a few of the stories behind the songs and at times, simply how he was able to get it all done. And how does he continue …

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 4

Don’t know what to get your friends and loved ones for the holidays this year? If they’re lovers of merriment, obnoxious humor and immature behavior, we can think of no better gift than The Popdose Podcast, Episode 4! Sure, it doesn’t cost anything to give as a gift, but that just leaves you more money to spend on yourself this season. Because let’s face it — you’re worth it. In this episode, our illustrious hosts discuss — you guessed it — the holiday season, from gifts to music and everything in between. You’ll also find out exactly how Cabbage Patch Kids are born. We only wish we were making this up. Please leave us your thoughts in the comments, and if you like the show, please leave a review on iTunes. Enjoy! The Popdose Podcast, Episode 4: Cabbage Section (1:01:45, 70.7 MB), featuring Jeff Giles, Jason Hare, and Dave Lifton. Download from You can also subscribe to the podcast’s RSS feed. Show Notes 0:00 Intro, leading into a varied holiday discussion. We start by discussing …

CHART ATTACK!: HOT PODCAST ACTION Edition!

Hey everybody, remember back in March when Jeff and I made a guest appearance over at Dave Lifton’s rockin’ Wings For Wheels? And remember how you listened and thought, “these guys are idiots, I hope they never do another one of these podcasts again”? Um … guess what? Yup, it’s true. I had thought about doing a CHART ATTACK! podcast many times in the past, but like most of my brilliant ideas, it never went anywhere. Dave, who apparently gets no wiser with time or as a result of lame experiences, asked us to join him for yet another podcast appearance, and suggested we do it Top 10-style. Knowing that I’d never get off my lazy duff and do it myself, Jeff and I quickly agreed, and here we are, once again sounding like d-bags on the Internet. Actually, Dave, Jeff and I had a great time recording this episode. Although you can see the Top 10 songs we discussed below, we explored numerous tangents over the course of our discussion: the new lead singer …

Popdose Hot Podcast Action!!!!!!

“They live to talk about crap!” I’ll admit it: I was quite puzzled when I received an e-mail from Dave Lifton, pop culture writer extraordinaire and the creator of the most-excellent Wings For Wheels podcast. Apparently Dave must have slipped on some ice and landed on his head, because he subsequently invited Jeff and I to join him on said podcast. Dave opened the floor up to some ideas. I had a whole bunch! First: My Acting Career! Second: Michael McDonald! Third: Michael McDonald And How He’s Influenced My Acting Career! Surprisingly enough, these ideas didn’t fly with Jeff or Dave, so eventually we settled on a topic close to all of our hearts: Guilty Pleasures. Although we all pretty much agree that nobody should ever feel guilty for the things they enjoy, each of us managed to discuss at least one artist or group that made us feel like complete idiots. I don’t want to spoil the whole podcast, but here are three of the nine artists/genres discussed: – Jack Wagner – Starland Vocal …