The Weekly Mixtape: Songs for a Weary Land

Like many other people, I found myself unable to enjoy music in the days following September 11, 2001. Part of it stemmed from the need for information – I was just too busy listening to news on the radio and looking ...

The Weekly Mixtape: 4/8/11 (Old School Metal)

What is “old school” exactly? I have no idea, other than to say this was the metal that I cut my teeth — and of course banged my head — on, and I think for the most part it still holds ...

The Weekly Mixtape: 3/25/11

It’s funny how, as I get older, I’m losing track of time the way everyone said I would. I didn’t believe it, but here I am dropping the ball as often as I juggle the others. If you do not recognize ...

The Weekly Mixtape: 3/11/11 (Paving Memory Lane)


Memory Lane has potholes deeper than sinkholes, stuff that never quite gets repaired.

One Friday night, I went for a walk. Turned the corner at Memory and Luck, stepped off the sidewalk, and down I went. Tripped so easily; fell ...

The Weekly Mixtape: 1/28/11

I miss the days of going to the record store and eagerly snapping up every version of a single released so that I could collect all the non-album tracks of my favorite artists. While I like the remixes, ...

The Weekly Mixtape: 1/21/11 (Blue Period)

Blue Period: Songs for the New Same Old Depression

The kick inside is in the line that finally gets to you
And it feels so good to hurt so bad
And suffer just enough to sing the blues

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The Friday Mixtape: 3/5/10

Cover Me!

As the current host of “Cover Me,” here at Popdose, I figured it was only appropriate that I kick off my little corner of The Friday Mixtape off with a selection of covers. It’s the weekend, so kick back, ...

The Friday Mixtape: 12/04/09

WARNING: Some material on this week’s Mixtape NSFW

What’s the matter, cap’n? Did Thanksgiving’s close quarters with the rest of the family stress you out? You brought up politics again, or religion, or both. The bird was cold in ...

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