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Music, White Label

White Label Wednesday: Edelweiss, “Bring Me Edelweiss”

“Awwwww, yeah! I see a real woman, I need to grab her, she busts out yodelin’…” There is just no better way to...

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Cover Me, Music

Cover Me, Game Five

You guys are way too good at this. Fortunately for you, I had already created a bunch of these quizzes before I realized how quickly...

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Mope Like Me, Music

Mope Like Me: The Waltons, “Heels Upon My Head”

Pull out the headphones for this one, kids. Otherwise, you laptop toters will hear nothing until the 19-second mark. I wonder if a label...

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Current Events, Political Culture, Pop Politico, Television

Donkey Kong: “Michelle Obama Is Hot”

Jon: What were your impressions of Ted & the Kennedys? He looked pretty good, considering. Ted: He did a very good job. Kennedy...

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Cover Me, Music

Cover Me, Game Four

Hey, you! Don’t watch that, watch this! Ah, but you knew that already, didn’t you? Am I going soft on you? I’ll never...

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Listening Booth, Music

Listening Booth: Toadies, “No Deliverance”

If music were like food, the Toadies’ new CD, No Deliverance, would be a steak and baked potato entree, with maybe a sprig of parsley...

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Music, White Label

White Label Wednesday: The Future Sound of London, “Papua New Guinea”

Imagine my surprise when I visited my then-girlfriend – anyone who read my Valentine’s Day piece knows her well – over...

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Cover Me, Music

Cover Me, Game Three

Yeaaaaaaaaah, we’re stereotypes, there must be more to life. Do I have your number? Or did I just give you a clue to one of the album...

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Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Darn Floor Big Bite

Have you read the entertainment news today? Oh boy. A particularly dreadful tune is set to break some major records for sales, this...

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Mope Like Me, Music

Mope Like Me: George Michael, “Cowboys and Angels”

The public, by and large, did not respond well to George Michael’s first attempt at career suicide — he’s since found...

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Cover Me, Music

Cover Me, Game Two

Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends…well, I suppose it will end, as soon as I run out of ideas for album covers,...

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Mix Six, Music

(Vinyl Record Day) Mix Six: “Soundtrack Sounds of the ’80s”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE When you’re a young adult and trying to find your way in the world, it can be a very liberating...

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Music, White Label

White Label Wednesday: The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, “It’s Grim Up North (Part I)”

Hope you’re not wearing anything too fancy, because we’re about to get dirty. Bill Drummond and Jimmy Caulty have about as many...

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Cover Me, Music

Cover Me, Game One

(NOTE: Name That Tune will return next week at its usual time. ‘Til then, please enjoy this sneak peek at David Medsker’s Cover...

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Mope Like Me, Music

Mope Like Me: Kate Bush, “Never Be Mine”

Kate Bush’s watershed moment is and always will be 1985’s Hounds of Love, and rightly so, but this week we focus on a song from...

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Mope Like Me, Music

Mope Like Me: Julian Lennon, “Angillette”

Let us take a quick trip back to the land of Cutouts Gone Wild! and unearth a song that was heard by roughly 17 people upon its release in...

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Contests, Music, Popdose

Popdose Contest: Win Tickets to the New American Music Union Festival

This year’s newest music festival, the New American Music Union, takes place in Pittsburgh on August 8th and 9th — and Popdose...

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Music, White Label

White Label Wednesday: Tin Tin, “Kiss Me”

Boing-ga-boing-ga-boing-boing, snap! Now that is a hook, bitches. For a long time, the name Stephen Duffy was nothing more to me than the...

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Mope Like Me, Music

Mope Like Me: ‘Til Tuesday, “David Denies”

Welcome to the latest Popdose column to address our overall lack of self-esteem, Mope Like Me. White Label Wednesday fans, fear not —...

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White Label Wednesday: Mr. Mister, “Is It Love”

Are you ready to rock?! Wait, no, that’s not right, let me try that again…are you ready for some melodic rock?! The whole...

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White Label Wednesday: Tracey Ullman, “Breakaway”

Scout’s honor, I had no idea this mix even existed until a few months ago, when it popped up on an ‘80s remix message board I...

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White Label Wednesday: John Taylor, “I Do What I Do”

Let’s just ask the obvious question: how the hell did this song become a hit? This is not to say that the song is awful so much as...

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White Label Wednesday: Screaming Blue Messiahs, “I Wanna Be a Flintstone”

I will not pretend to know more about the Screaming Blue Messiahs than I actually do. All I know is that their singer was bald and the...

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White Label Wednesday: They Might Be Giants, “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)”

Get ur geek on, fuckers! (Use of ‘fuckers!’ at the end of brief opening sentence copyright of Jeff Giles Inc. All rights...

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White Label Wednesday: Don Henley, “All She Wants to Do Is Dance”

The Eagles dogpiling continues. First off, if you haven’t had a chance, read Scott Malchus’ great review of Don...

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White Label Wednesday: Judas Priest, “Turbo Lover”

Meet the rarest of beasts: the heavy metal dance mix. After the “disappointing” sales figures for Judas Priest’s 1984...

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White Label Wednesday: Gino Vannelli, “Black Cars”

For many rock acts that made their mark in the ‘70s, 1985 was the year they faced off against what could be called the New Wave Borg....

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White Label Wednesday: Bryan Ferry, “Kiss and Tell”

You don’t get much more ‘right place, right time’ than Bryan Ferry and his sole Top 40 entry, “Kiss and...

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White Label Wednesday: Julian Cope, “Eve’s Volcano”

The music industry is quick to tell you how piracy is killing them, and it surely is. What they’re not as vocal about is their...

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White Label Wednesday: Simple Minds, “Speed Your Love to Me”

Simply put, those “U1” jokes about Simple Minds that Py Korry referred to in his most recent Mix Six installment began here....