Soul Serenade: Ashford & Simpson, “Solid”

Nickolas Ashford met Valerie Simpson at the Harlem’s White Rock Baptist Church in 1964. He had come to New York from South Carolina, stopping briefly in Michigan to go to college. He wanted to be a dancer, but it wasn’t happening for ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 70.

With Bottom Feeders we take a look at the songs on the Billboard Hot 100 that only got a little love. It’s an A-Z look at songs that charted no higher than #41 in the decade. Take a listen, enjoy and ...

The Third Day of Mellowmas: The Kringle Tingle

Jeff: On the third day of Mellowmas, my Jason gave to me!

Another piece of his soul!

And a partridge in a pear tree!

Jason: weeps silently

Jeff: I apologize for that outburst. I’ve been drunk for 36 hours.

Jason: I ...

The Second Day of Mellowmas: Warm Lovin’ Mellowmas

Before we kick off today’s round of exquisite Mellowmas torture, how about some discount music and a contest? Our friends at Rhino are celebrating the Twelve Days of Chri — er, Rhino, and for the second day, they’re not only offering ...

Bootleg City: Mayor to Mayor

The mayor of Bootleg City is back! And in case you have no idea who that is, the mayor is me!

Thank you, thank you, you’re too kind. But if it’s not too much of a bother, please turn down the crickets ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 4

Don’t know what to get your friends and loved ones for the holidays this year? If they’re lovers of merriment, obnoxious humor and immature behavior, we can think of no better gift than The Popdose Podcast, Episode ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 67

Well, here’s another week of the letter P. And while I hate to say it up front, I think this might be the weakest post of the series.

I know that’s not the best way to promote something, but ...

Chartburn: 2/29/08


Mainstream Rock: INXS, “Suicide Blonde” (1990)

John: I was always appreciative of INXS for holding X back until 1990 so I could accurately say their best stuff was back in the ’80s. ...