Thank You for the Music!

Thanksgiving is a time for reflecting on all the things we’re thankful for, be it large or small. As such, it occurred to me that we often neglect to properly thank the people in our lives that helped shape our ...

Book Review: “Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy”

If the idea of Ozzy Osbourne writing a health-and-wellness column seems ludicrous — I mean, this is Ozzy we’re talking about, the inchoate wet-brain that you’ve seen shambling across your teevee screen — well, that was the general idea. The Sunday Times ...

Cratedigger: David Ackles, “American Gothic”

I’m back. I’m sorry for my absence, but my move from NJ to RI was a massive undertaking. Then when I got here I couldn’t get my turntable to work probably. Everything seems to be sorted out now, so look for Cratedigger ...

Mix Six: “The New Wave Effect”

I was too young to experience many of the groups and performers featured here when they were in their prime. Sure, I heard the music of Led Zep, Dylan, the Rolling Stones, the Who, et al growing up, but ...

Unsolicited Career Advice for… Michael Stipe

Who knows how Uncle Donnie gets to know someone like Michael Stipe well enough to receive the gift of dishware from him?  Granted, these are strange times in which we live, so finding something like this in the memo stack was not ...

Popdose Gets ‘Faced: The Ultimate Drinking Mixtape

A couple months ago, Jeff mentioned to me that he was thinking of putting together the Ultimate Drinking Mixtape in time for St. Patrick’s Day. I got so excited that I persuaded him to immediately open the floor to ...

Bookshelf: Holiday Gift Ideas

So you say that your finances are under more pressure than Rod Blagojevich and you still have gifts to buy for the holidays? Join the club. When you think about it, books make a really sensible gift. In addition to providing hours ...

The Friday Linkfest: 11/14/08

Slacktivist chimes in on the Prop. 8 debacle, and Keith Olbermann delivers a moving (and restrained!) special comment:

Hip new music on Alabama public television? Yes indeed — check out We Have ...