Saturday, March 24, 2018

It's the FRIDAY'S BEST POP SONG EVER podcast, Episode #5

Preceding hot on the heels of Episode #4 comes Episode #5 of the Friday's Best Pop Song Ever podcast. This time I'm discussing the song "They Don't Know", and providing an overview of the life and career of its author and original performer (Tracey Ullman's hit version aside), the late, great, and sorely missed Kirsty MacColl. This one's a weeper, so have your hankies at the ready.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Wednesday! POP OFFENSIVE returns.

These past few days have seen me mainlining vitamins in an attempt to avoid becoming sick and postponing yet another episode of Pop Offensive because I have the immune system of a baby. So far things are looking good, meaning that I am as ashen and rundown-looking as usual, so chances are I will be back at the microphone on Wednesday evening and presenting you with another episode of this fine, fine program. This episode will have no theme, which means that the playlist will be at the mercy of hazard. Despite that, I guaranty that, if you listen, you will hear a lot of things that you have never heard before, as well as a lot of things that you would never have thought you wanted to hear until you heard them. How could this be, you ask? Well, because pop music has powers beyond our comprehension--and, on some level, we are all its slaves.

Listen to episode 44 of Pop Offensive this Wednesday, March 21st, at 7pm Pacific, streaming live from As we say in the East Bay, you'll be hella glad you did.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

It's the FRIDAY'S BEST POP SONG EVER Podcast, Episode 4!

Another episode of the Friday's Best Pop Song Ever Podcast is upon us. This time I'm discussing the Herman's Hermits track "No Milk Today" and it's author, Graham Gouldman, who went on to become a driving force behind the band 10cc.

As this is the fourth episode of the podcast in as many months, I reckon it's going to be here for the long haul. In honor of that, I've invested in some more internet real estate in it's name. You can now visit the official FBPSE Facebook page, where you can listen to every episode up to and including the new one, here, and the official FBPSE Twitter feed here. And if you want to go right to the source, visited the Podcast's Soundcloud feed here.

Of course, all of this is just a pale prelude to August, when the Friday's Best Pop Song Ever theme park will open in Redondo Beach, California. This will remain open until that inevitable day when the ABBA robots malfunction and start killing tourists. Reserve your tickets now!