Tag: Scott Malchus

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: “The Sting” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Long before I knew who Paul Newman and Robert Redford were, before I understood what a long con was or even what a hooker did, I knew of...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Chris Isaak, “Wicked Game”

The wind blew through my grimy hair as I lounged in the back of the pickup truck. Drunk on the youthful feeling of invincibility, and also...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Huey Lewis & the News, “Workin’ for a Livin'”

Relive the glory of Huey Lewis & The News in concert, circa 1984, in this week's Basement Song....

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Justin Bieber, featuring Ludacris, “Baby”

Reading this, you may believe that I’ve just opened a big ol’ can of uncool on Popdose. After all, what 40 year old Springsteen fan in...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Death Cab for Cutie, “Your Heart Is an Empty Room”

A week ago we were in North Olmsted, Ohio, once again vacationing with family and friends. Despite the costs and some of the emotional...

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Television, The Three Strike Rule

2010 Emmy Nominations!

I’ve been vacationing in Cleveland for the past week, so the only  news on Thursday that anyone seemed to care about was fucking LeBron...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: K-Tel’s “High Voltage”

Danger! Scott Malchus has been struck by HIGH VOLTAGE in this week's Basement Songs column!...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Pink Floyd, “Wish You Were Here”

I have a hammock. Last week, upon returning home from work, I shut off the Jetta and got out of my car, sweating and tired. The side gate...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs, LP Edition: The Reivers, “End of the Day”

“I think we should break up.” As those words crept out of my mouth, a cold sweat trickled down the back of my neck, even though it was...

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Listening Booth, Music

Listening Booth: Iron Maiden, Steel Train, Rush

Some singles have just arrived on our doorstep, so now’s as good a time as any to scan what’s sailing ’round the horn. To...

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Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “thirtysomething: The Complete Third Season”

By its third season, thirtysomething was a well tuned machine, turning out quality television week after week with some of the finest...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, “Grace Potter & the Nocturnals”

Grace Potter means business. She lets you know from the get go with the first “UH!” on her band’s new self titled album, Grace Potter...

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Film, Film Reviews

Film Review: “The Infidel”

Only in indie cinema will you find a comedy about a burly, hairy English Muslim who explores his faith and personal identity after...

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Film, Film Reviews

Film Review: “My Last Five Girlfriends”

Duncan has decided to end it all. Distraught and heartbroken, he sits down and writes a suicide note to his last five girlfriends hoping to...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Matthew Sweet, “Girlfriend”

The summer of 1992 continued. Thanks to my good friend, Sally, I had found a worthwhile job working at The Bin, a nonprofit Natural Foods...

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Television

“Lost” Series Finale … With a Special Mix 12!

Scott Malchus and Ted Asregadoo discuss the end of Lost and offer up a unique music mix featuring the music of Peter Gabriel and...

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Basement Songs, Music, Television

Basement Songs: Peter Gabriel, “The Power of the Heart”

Long ago, I foolishly accepted the idea that horror, sci-fi and fantasy films, book and television series did not have emotional resonance...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Jimmy Eat World, “The Middle”

In the wee hours of the morning I would pace the living room, bouncing Jacob in my arms, lulling him back to sleep. This was our routine in...

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Television, The Three Strike Rule

The Three Strike Rule: Touchdown! “Friday Night Lights” season 4

One of television’s finest series returns to NBC tonight, as the network begins airing the 4th season of Friday Night Lights. The 13...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Scissor Sisters, “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin'”

I always feel inadequate in trying to express just how much I appreciate what Julie does for our family and how blessed we are that she is...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: Rock ‘n’ Roll Disco Party!

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE Whenever I fill in at Ted’s desk here at the Mix Six, I like to have a good time. Case in point, this week’s...

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Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “Sports Night: The Complete First Season”

Sports Night, ABC’s critically acclaimed television dramedy that aired in the late 90’s and became a cult classic, was released as a...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: AC/DC, “If You Want Blood (You Got It)”

Each year the movie industry tries to push up the start of summer by opening their big event movies earlier in the year.  Used to be that...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Thomas Newman, “Finding Nemo: Main Title”

People do this all the time: they neglect to ask about my daughter Sophie. They don’t mean to, especially when they receive so many...

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DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: John Krasinski Adapts David Foster Wallace’s “Brief Interviews With Hideous Men”

John Krasinski continues to impress me with his talent. The actor, who’s achieved stardom on the NBC’s The Office, has shown great...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Bruce Springsteen, “The Rising”

I had a dream about Bruce Springsteen and he told me what to write. You’re thinking, “Again? Come on, Malchus, all you ever write about...

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Television, The Three Strike Rule

The Three Strike Rule: Coco Goes to Cable

Like the rest of the entertainment industry, my jaw hit the floor at the news that Conan O’Brien would be taking his late night talk show...

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DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: “We Live in Public”

For those of you sitting at your computers reading this review while you’re updating your Facebook page, tweeting about the great dump...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: The Heroically Tedious Journey of Making a Movie Begins!

Last week I delivered the thrilling news that a movie is going to be shot right here in Bootleg City, and now I’m happy to announce...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Glee Cast, “Don’t Stop Believin'”

Last week our kids’ school, Emblem Elementary in Saugus, held their third Cure Finders fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For...