Tag: Rob Smith

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Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Winger, “Headed for a Heartbreak”

Everything you’re about to read is apocryphal. No proof exists that anything that follows is true. But I heard it from someone, who...

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Music, Unsolicited Career Advice

Unsolicited Career Advice for … Donny Osmond

It's time for more unsolicited career advice from Don Skwatzenschitz, and this week, he's trying to help a furloughed Soldier of Love....

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Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Jim Peterik, “Above the Storm”

This is the final entry in our DbPB salute to Jim Peterik, and it is, I admit, an odd choice for a conclusion. “Above the...

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Music, Unsolicited Career Advice

Unsolicited Career Advice for … David Lee Roth

Does this man look like he needs career advice? Rob Smith's Uncle Donnie Skwatzenschitz thought so....

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Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: A Tribute to Marcel Jacob

Our DbPB salute to Jim Peterik will conclude in two weeks. We interrupt that series to mark the recent passing of one of the cornerstones...

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Music

L.A.-Area Benefit Alert: Kelly Buchanan

Last September, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) held a benefit in New York City for Kelly Buchanan, an...

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Music, Unsolicited Career Advice

Unsolicited Career Advice for … Billy Squier

Uncle Donnie apparently had a short-lived career in producing music videos, back in the early days of MTV. Lev let that one slip one night...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 7/17/09

“Favorite Zeroes” “Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.”—Sergei...

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Current Events, Music

The Night We All Agreed on Michael Jackson

Stay tuned throughout the weekend as we continue our tribute to Michael Jackson, with reflections and remembrances from the Popdose staff....

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Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Jimi Jamison, “As Is”

The next few DbPB installments will feature the work of a man who, to these ears, has contributed as much as if not more than any other...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

Bride of Popdose: A Wedding Songs Mixtape

The Popdose Staff, led by the intrepid Jon Cummings, has banded together to present a mixtape full of songs from our own weddings. Walk...

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Music, Unsolicited Career Advice

Unsolicited Career Advice for … Lou Reed

Lou Reed has a way of polarizing lovers of rock and roll, breaking up marriages, sending brothers off to war against one another, etc. ...

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Music, Unsolicited Career Advice

Unsolicited Career Advice for… Jandek

To know the unknowable is one of the great pursuits of sentient beings everywhere.  Has been for as long as there’s been sentient...

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Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Elefante, “Young and Innocent”

Before there was an Arnel Pineda (Steve Perry soundalike, currently fronting Journey), or a Benoit David (Jon Anderson soundalike,...

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Music, Unsolicited Career Advice

Unsolicited Career Advice for… Michael Stipe

With this week's installment of Unsolicited Advice, Rob Smith's uncle Don Skwatzenschitz becomes the latest in a long line of people to try...

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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...

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Music, Unsolicited Career Advice

Unsolicited Career Advice for… Jennifer Lopez

Wasn’t aware that Uncle Donnie had a hand in the movie business until I found this missive.  Of course, the...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Indigo Girls, “Poseidon and the Bitter Bug”

Indigo Girls – Poseidon and the Bitter Bug (2009, Vanguard) Purchase this album (Amazon) To a 19-year-old roiling with existential...

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Music, Unsolicited Career Advice

Unsolicited Career Advice for… Jimmy Buffett

Here’s another missive from the Skwatzenschitz archives, which I explained a bit last time. I’m not sure how Jimmy Buffett...

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Music

NYC Benefit Alert: Kelly Buchanan

In March of this year, independent singer/songwriter Kelly Buchanan suffered a traumatic brain injury while playing street hockey at a rink...