Tag: Randy Newman

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Julian Velard, “Don’t Ask Me About Hamilton (Anymore)”

Popdose is pleased to premiere the video for “Don’t Ask Me About Hamilton (Anymore)."...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Randy Newman, “Dark Matter”

Is it good or bad to sound too much like yourself?...


Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “Cop Rock: The Complete Series”

Unless you watched it during its original run, you’ve probably never seen Cop Rock. Save for the occasional airing on a “can you...

Wilton Felder

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Wilton Felder, “(No Matter How High I Get) I’ll Still Be Lookin’ Up To You”

A career of brilliant variety came to an end when Wilton Felder died this week...


Why Stephen Colbert’s “We’ll Meet Again” Singalong Was the Greatest Send-Off in TV History

It’s been half a day since Stephen Colbert ended The Colbert Report and the way it went out is still circulating in my head. Not even...

CD Reviews, Music

CD REVIEW: Julian Velard, “If You Don’t Like It, You Can Leave”

“No one plays Gershwin anymore,” laments Julian Velard in “That Old Manhattan,” the penultimate and one of the standout tracks from...

Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song, 1982

After a two-year hiatus, Kelly Stitzel's Soundtrack Saturday returns! This week, she takes a look at the Best Original Song Oscar nominees...

AM Gold: 1972

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 43

It takes a strong piece of music to overcome sub-par song lyrics. We're looking at you, America....

Music, Popdose

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

Randy Newman helps out in the first in a series of weekly middle fingers to the world....


Julian Velard and the Audacity of Unhip

A couple of years ago I had an idea for a regular column here. It started as an attempt to figure out why so many critically acclaimed...

Film, Music

Magic Music: A Happy Playlist of Songs from Disney Movies

50 years after his passing, Walt Disney's legacy is remembered through the happy songs his company has given to the world....

Julian Velard

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Julian Velard, Schubas, Chicago, 11/4/11

A review of Julian Velard concert last Friday at Schubas in Chicago....


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: 2/4/11 — In Love At Last

Chris Holmes offers a selection of songs that helped him fall in love with some of his now-favorite artists, such as Randy Newman, Wilco,...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: 7/29/2011

It's a hat-tastic Weekly Mixtape for one and all....

Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 18

Fandom: what does it mean, who inspires it, and where will you go in its name? We have some thoughts on the subject, and you'll hear 'em on...


Death by Power Ballad, Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Nazareth, “Love Hurts”

When Scottish cock rockers Nazareth slowed things down to play "Love Hurts," the whole world slowed with them. Rob Smith pays tribute in...


Music, Popdose, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: 4/15/11 (Wedding Songs)

Yes, yes, June is the traditional month of the year associated with weddings, but your brother isn’t getting married this Sunday is...


Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song, 2001

In the last installment of her Best Original Song special series, Kelly Stitzel takes a look at the year in which Dylan won an Oscar and...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Voormann & Friends, “A Sideman’s Journey” (Win the Super Deluxe Version!)

After decades as a renowned sideman, Klaus Voormann has released his first solo album, featuring many of his famous friends. Win the Super...



KBCO Studio C: Volume 9

Toad the Wet Sprocket – Whatever I Fear Indigo Girls – Shame On You Sister Hazel – All For You Sheryl Crow – Home...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: 1/14/11

Mixtape madness, honest voices, strangeness ensues!...



Theatre Review: Randy Newman’s “Harps And Angels”

One of America's greatest singer/songwriters gets the jukebox-musical treatment in L.A., bringing to life his brilliantly drawn characters...


Music, Uncovered

Uncovered: Randy Newman, “Born Again”

Artist Mike Salisbury reflects on an amazing career, and discusses his work on Randy Newman's Born Again....



The Popdose Podcast: Episode 12

Your Popdose Podcast hosts may be on vacation this month, but that doesn't mean we don't have fresh content for you! Episode 12 brings an...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Land of the Free”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE I don’t know about you, but the 4th of July used to be one of my favorite holidays (now it’s...


Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song, 2000

Phil Collins and Aimee Mann in a battle to the death! Kelly Stitzel takes us back ten years in her final look at Best Original Song...


Cratedigger, Music

Cratedigger: Blood, Sweat & Tears, “Child Is Father to the Man”

There had never been anything quite like them. They weren’t the cute mop-tops or acid-fueled freaks that had risen to fame in recent...


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 63

If you’re just joining us here, Bottom Feeders is a look at both the awesome and terrible songs that came out of the ‘80s...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Levon Helm, “Electric Dirt”

In the late 1990s, Levon Helm was diagnosed with throat cancer. The radiation treatments reduced his once powerful voice to a mere rasp....