Tag: Ray Charles


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Popdose Holiday Mixtape 2010

Last Christmas, we gave you our heart, but you were too busy doing real stuff. Hey, it’s perfectly understandable. We launched a...


Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”

Before Zach Galifianakis was Between Two Ferns John Candy was "between two pillows." Kelly Stitzel explores the soundtrack to the...


Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: “The Sure Thing”

John Cusack goes on a cross-country journey with Daphne Zuniga to find The Sure Thing and Kelly Stitzel finally decides to go along...


Theatre, Theatre Is Easy

Theatre Is Easy: Broadway 2010-’11 Preview

This past Broadway season felt off. The plays were quite good but the musicals were pretty disappointing, and the Tony Awards ceremony,...


Music, Rob Smith Can't Say No

Rob Smith Can’t Say No: For the Kiddies, Part 1

Popdose's Rob Smith Can't Say No to recent kid's music from Birdie and Milkshake. Watch him connect with his inner five-year-old at...


Music, Whoops!

Whoops!: Ray Charles, “My World”

What happens when you try and turn an aging genius into a New Jack Swing artist? Welcome to hel -- er, Ray Charles' My World....


DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live”

There seem to be two camps of people when it comes to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: those who feel that rock and roll deserves a...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Bleu, “A Watched Pot”

Sometimes criticizing a recording is easy. It’s just like pulling a trigger. You’ve heard the songs, you dislike the songs and...


Music, White Label

White Label Wednesday: Quincy Jones featuring Ray Charles and Chaka Khan, “I’ll Be Good to You”

David Medsker takes us back to the waning moments of the '80s this week, with a look at what happened when a bouncy pop hit from Q, Brother...


Music, Song-Off

Song-Off Jr.: Gambling

One of the special treasures of living in Los Angeles or San Diego is knowing that the adult amusement park of Las Vegas is only a brief...


Music, Popdose Flashback '89

Popdose Flashback: Michael Bolton, “Soul Provider”

In Bull Durham, Kevin Costner’s character Crash Davis chides Nuke LaLoosh (Tim Robbins) for his laziness and lack of focus on the...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Nilsson

One of my favorite pebbles of pop-culture minutiae is that Curtis Armstrong, the actor who played Herbert Viola on Moonlighting in the late...