Popdose Flashback 1993: Snow, “Informer”

Dw Dunphy – So, Chris. When you think of the music of the early 1990s — say, 1993 — what immediately springs to mind?

Chris Holmes – I remember thinking, “Oh God, I’m gonna have to hear this shit ...

The 5 Stages of Grief for a Tortured Football Fan

Disclaimer: As a lifelong Oakland/Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders fan, I do not lay claim to the Dickensian experience of sports suffering that Cardinals, Lions, or Bengals fans have historically endured. I am, however, quickly learning what a life of lowered expectations is all ...

Prince Is Back! (Online, That Is… )

It has been the better part of five years since Prince has had any presence on the Internet. As a matter of fact, he’s gone to extraordinary measures to ensure that the web didn’t contain any of his content. Save for a ...

The Popdose Interview: Debbie Gibson


If you want to feel inspired, spend a few minutes talking with Debbie Gibson. Certainly, you’re probably aware of the chart success that Gibson enjoyed in the ‘80s, beginning with her first single “Only in My Dreams” ...

Dw Dunphy On…Stupid Humans

Some, if not all, have asked me why I am so cynical. Why do you always believe, given the chance to do well or to do harm, humans will do harm, they wonder aloud. In defense of my negativity, we have ...

Popdose Secret Single: The “Hits” Of Dr. Demento

Everything eventually categorizes itself. It is almost a universal inevitability as a room full of physicists will start dividing into subclasses of physicists based on fields of expertise, numbers of papers published, and how that translates into picking up ...

YouTube Roulette: Unicorns!

The rules are simple for the game sensation sweeping the nation that requires a little infantilization. YouTube Roulette asks only a few things from you. First, create a random category. Second, enter it into YouTube’s search engine. Third, watch. Four, cry.

Prepare ...

YouTube Roulette: The Worst Cartoons Ever

The rules are simple for the game sensation sweeping the nation that doesn’t require lobotomization. YouTube Roulette asks only a few things from you. First, create a random category. Second, enter it into YouTube’s search engine. Third, watch. Four, cry.

Spin the ...

YouTube Roulette: The Worst TV Commercials Ever

The rules are simple for the game sensation sweeping the nation that doesn’t require inebriation (unless you absolutely need a drink). YouTube Roulette asks only a few things from you. First, create a random category. Second, enter it into YouTube’s search engine. ...

YouTube Roulette: The Worst Music Videos Ever

The rules are simple for the game sensation sweeping the nation that doesn’t require inebriation (unless you absolutely need a drink). YouTube Roulette asks only a few things from you. First, create a random category. Second, enter it into YouTube’s search engine. ...

Bob Lefsetz Thinks Graphs Are Sexy!

Our new column, where we dissect the latest rantings from the crazy, fucked-up world of America’s creepiest music and technology blogger/gadfly.

Information is Beautiful.

But it’s not always right.

Well, at least it’s beautiful. You sound jealous, Bob.

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Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 1

Welcome to the first installment in our latest music extravaganza, Digging for Gold: The Time-Life AM Gold Series! Over the course of the next thousand or so entries, your beloved Popdose staff writers will listen to and chat about the roughly ...

The Popdose Guide to Journey

This story of Journey is about three men: Herbie Herbert, the visionary former manager of the band, Steve Perry, the enigmatic lead singer who helped take the band to great heights, and Neal Schon, the guitar virtuoso Herbert built the ...

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 discovering that he’s actually a Jew. I can’t guarantee you’ll get more laughs from The Infidel than you ...

Numberscruncher: Viacom Sues YouTube

A video that always makes me happy, and violates Viacom’s copyright:

YouTube is taking another round of fire in the ongoing debate about intellectual property rights. Earlier this month, the court documents in ...

Dw. Dunphy On… The New Internet Superstar

I’ll cut to the chase. It’s Hitler. Adolf Hitler.

Yeah, I’m rather shocked myself, but it seems like Herr Fuhrer is YouTube’s latest viral go-to guy. The new black is “reich,” as it were.

If you have no clue, or you’re ...