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Happy 30th!

Even though it was released two years before I was born, I can’t help being thrown off a little that the Delta 5’s wonderful Mind Your Own Business turned thirty this week. The Leeds quintet released this single on Rough Trade back in December of

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You’re A Good Man, Charlie Darwin

I’m probably the least into the Low Anthem of all the people here on the Dose staff, so I have no idea why it took a blog in another country to alert me to this extremely lovely new stop-motion video for the song “Charlie Darwin”. 

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Teenage Rampage

The nominations for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards came out today, and as usual they’re horrible and boring, with nominations going not to the best videos so much as the videos for the songs that twelve-year olds might think are the coolest.  And Eminem,

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New York’s A Bouncy Town

This is completely not related to Providence in any way, but check out this awesome time-lapse video of the Manhattan Bridge bobbing up and down as the subways go through it.  It’s slightly scary yet oddly very pretty, in that way that sometimes makes me

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Berlin Foxboroplatz

You know how the other day I was complaining about how the Bangles are underrated and too fondly remembered for one of their weakest songs?  Well, it’s true, but you know who’s even more underrated and even more often remembered for one of their weakest

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Gloria In Excelcis Diao

Swedish quintet Mando Diao could have stepped straight out of 1965, in the best possible way. Their songs are poppy and to the point, and singer Björn Dixgård performs with all the shouty enthusiasm of Mike Smith from the Dave Clark 5. But they’re not

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Eurovision Tomorrow

Tomorrow marks one of my favorite days of the whole year: the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest.  Since 1954, the countries of Europe have competed annually for dominance through the power of campy spectacle.  Eurovision is where many classic tunes were first performed, including

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On A Brighter Note

Lest you all start thinking of me as some sort of lefty political reporter and not the person that spends all his blogging time posting videos of yesteryear’s pop hits, here’s Bananarama spinoff Shakespear’s Sister with an epic song from 1989 that, sadly, I’ve never

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Skeletons In My Closet

The tweeny little Brooklynite whippersnappers* calling themselves Tiny Masters of Today have a new album coming out later this spring.  Their debut album had guest appearances from Karen O and Fred Schneider and it pretty much made my fall of ’07.  This sounds a little

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Porno Porno Porno.

I meant to write a post about St. Joseph’s Day yesterday, but I was too busy stuffing my face with zeppoles to even go near the internet. (That, and my internet wasn’t working and the Cox guy didn’t show up to fix it until six

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It’s My Party And I’ll Puke Black Ooze If I Want To

The first Handsome Furs album was a slow grower; I liked it the contrast of the 16 Horsepower-ish backwoods vocals with the dancy beats, but didn’t think I’d listen to it much after the first few plays. Surprisingly, though, it ended up being one of

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Depeche Mode’s New Video Makes Depeche Mode Exciting Again

Whether or not you’re a fan of anything Depeche Mode did after 1990 isn’t particularly relevant when watching the video for their new song, Wrong.  Because the video is AWESOME. Lookee: Depeche Mode – Wrong Video ClipUploaded by Mightybaut The song’s pretty good, too. But

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Nina Persson’s Sensual Seduction

There will always be a special place in my heart for Nina Persson, the former figure skater who triple-axled her way into public consciousness with The Cardigans.  The perky Swedish group had a small string of hits in the mid-nineties (Carnival, Lovefool, My Favorite Game)

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Um, Did Somebody Say Mr. President?

In keeping with today’s theme of Presidents, but also with the eternal theme of Nothing Being Better Than Mid-Nineties Euro-Reggae, here’s Mr. President with their only American hit, 1996’s bouncy and delightful Coco Jamboo.

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News Slap: Holy Hairbrush Edition

Hair as feathered and fine as Rod Blagojevich’s requires vigilance, mousse, and a special Paul Mitchell hairbrush the crooked guv bizarrely calls “the football” (the article also contains other anecdotal nuggets detailing HotRod’s hilarious spiral into megalomaniacal madness). In case you missed the highly amusing

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Proposition 8: The Musical!

Starring Doogie Howser, Becky II from Roseanne, Margaret Cho, Jack Black, Maya Rudolph, John C Reilly, Alison Janney, Kathy Najimy, and a lot of other people that are probably famous but whose names I don’t recognize.  Also, it’s only three minutes long, and comes from