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Mellow Gold, Chart Attack And Others…at Popdose

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

It occurred to me this morning that there may be some people following jasonhare.com who either haven’t jumped on the Popdose train or may have missed my posts over there. As I mentioned earlier, the majority of my musical content will now be featured at Popdose, but when I do post an article, I’ll try to post an update here with a specific URL for you. In the future, you’ll be able to click on my author page at Popdose, and automatically pull up any articles I’ve written. For now, though:

Adventures Through The Mines Of Mellow Gold: Come join us as we make fun of smug ol’ Paul Anka!

CHART ATTACK: 2/7/87: More than you ever wanted to know about Billy Vera!

Songs For The Dumped: Come find out why getting dumped on my ass reminds me of Ann-Margret writhing in baked beans.


Introducing Popdose

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Happy New Year! It’s time to officially announce the worst-kept secret in the world!

For all of you who have wondered for months on end about the eventual return of Jeff Giles, aka Jefito of Jefitoblog, gather ’round, for I have news. Effective today, Jefitoblog moves to a brand-new, even bigger-and-better location. And, as most of you could have predicted, I’m packing up my bags and moving in with him.


Simply put, Popdose is going to be everything you love about Jefitoblog and more. Jeff has assembled a crack team of staff writers to cover all aspects of pop culture: music, film, television, books, current events – you name it. And, as you’ve come to expect, each article will be full of thoughtful – and yes, sometimes snarky – commentary.

As for me, I’m signing on as Managing Editor, which means I’ll be doing a fair amount of work behind-the-scenes. I’ll also be bringing over my two series, Adventures Through The Mines Of Mellow Gold (which has become an occasional feature these days, but you try covering one shitty song a week for a year and see how far you get), and of course, CHART ATTACK!, which will now run every other Friday opposite Jeff’s collaborative feature CHARTBURN. I’ll be featuring over a dozen guest writers over the course of 2008, so if you’re sick of my writing style, don’t give up – a new perspective is just around the corner!

As for what happens with jasonhare.com, I’m still working that one out. (I can’t have all the answers, you know.) I will continue to use my site to promote my artistic endeavors (I have more music gigs coming up in the new year, and I’m doing a fantastic Off-Broadway production in February), and will post items – probably short, link-related posts that aren’t appropriate for Popdose – as I have time. If you’d like to keep me on your radar, I’d love to have you around, but if you’re here merely for the music-related posts, you know where to find me.

So…thanks for reading. And what the hell are you waiting for? We’re having a housewarming shindig over at the new place, and it’s not a party until you get there.

See you on Popdose!


Webster Does Loggins

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

I was going to just post this as a link in the corner of the site, but it needs a bit more attention. I was transfixed.


Georgie (A Rock Opera Parody)

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

I know we have some Who fans reading this site.  A fellow Who fan just brought this to my attention:  "Georgie (A Rock Opera Parody)," from anti-Bush site Daily Kos, written by Wayne A. Schneider.  Regardless of your politics, you gotta agree this guy’s extremely witty, and has put together some great parodies.

Here’s just a snippet from "Amazing Blarney" (adapted from "Amazing Journey"):

Cheney:   Act dumb and lie, boy
         We have a hostile invasion plan.
         Strange as it seems, your glorious dreams
         Are just as bad.

         Ten years hence, a war as dense
         As dense can be.
         Start it now and become inured
         Through duplicity.

         Falsehoods will surely take their minds
         Where minds can’t usually go.
         Put on the Amazing Blarney
         And say what they should know.

George:   A vague sense of obedience takes over me.
         All at once a bald Cheney I suddenly see.
         He’s dressed in a Navy Blue custom-made suit,
         And his temper can blow nearly up to the roof.

More at Daily Kos.

Holiday Video Of The Year.

Monday, December 11th, 2006

(Note:  You will only find the following amusing funny if you watch Scrubs.  But if you don’t watch Scrubs, what the hell is wrong with you?  Scrubs is, hands down, the funniest show on TV.  It is the only show I watch that consistently makes me laugh out loud, usually enough that I have to pause the show, and then rewind so I can watch the joke at least another two times.  Seriously, it’s freaking brililant, and if you haven’t seen it, shame on you!  Luckily you can buy Seasons One, Two, Three and Four on DVD.  And the newest season just started two weeks ago!)

Via Waxy via TVSquad comes the following short: A Charlie Brown Christmas as re-imagined by the cast of Scrubs.  It’s the same film we’ve come to know and love, but different dialogue, with each character played by a member of the Scrubs cast.  Seems like this was meant for internal use at some point, meaning that now that it’s public, the Schulz company is likely to bring it down any second.  Until then, watch and enjoy.