Category | The NOT Pop Area


Posted on 06 April 2016

JANGLE ON! APRIL by Eric Sorsensen Spring in the mid-Atlantic has taken on the characteristics of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde; temperature swings of thirty degrees in less than 24 hours have occurred several times in the past week.  As was the case during the winter months, my time-tested pop music sources (the Powerpopaholic website; Kool Kat […]

MOVIE REVIEW – Fifty Shades of Grey & Kingsman

Posted on 09 March 2015

MOVIE REVIEW FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY & KINGSMAN Contractual Voyeur Killers by Doug Young [linebreak style=”simple”] Fifty Shades of Grey Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford; directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson Kingsman: The Secret Service Starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Michael Caine Sofia Boutella; directed by Matthew Vaughn [linebreak […]

MOVIE REVIEW – American Sniper

Posted on 09 March 2015

AMERICAN SNIPER Taking Critical Aim by Doug Young [linebreak style=”simple”] CLICK ON EACH IMAGE TO READ…. [linebreak style=”simple”] Unfortunately we can’t describe Doug Young adequately in strictly iambic pentameter, so we’ll just tell you that he is an award-winning (and poetic) film critic and that he is “Filmoholic” Critic Man, aka Doug Young, who is […]

JEFF FINLIN – Surprise Box 70

Posted on 25 October 2012

  A “NOT POP” ALERT!!! I am so very excited and honored to be able share with you a whole bevy(six total!) of songs from one of my favorite songwriters – PERIOD.  His name? JEFF FINLIN During the Not Lame years, I touted every new release he put out on the site and many music […]

An Excerpt From The Forthcoming Book, “BRIEF HISTORY OF JAZZ/ROCK”

Posted on 18 January 2012

An excerpt from the forthcoming BRIEF HISTORY OF JAZZ/ROCK by Mike Baron.  It may not be power pop, but it’s good music and it will be good!  ENJOY! ======================================================================== CHAPTER 18   “The Hook”   Music writers are always referring to a song’s hook, that sweet release that comes after the tension of the bridge.  Tension […]

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VIDEO – See What’s In Bruce’s Amazon Order

Posted on 17 December 2011

Okay, quick post and video. I have been waiting for a week to open these boxes – just did not have the time and I wanted to shoot this video for you when I opened the boxes and went through it all because, well, I thought it might be fun! I had a few surprises […]

NOT POP SHOW – Episode 4

Posted on 07 December 2011

Sorry, this one has been long overdue with this show.  I’ll keep up this one more often, shoot for two times a month, okay?  It’s always fun for me to randomly grab something from my shelves and see what I come up with. Often, since I’m a hard rock geek, I pull some of what […]

NOT POP SHOW – Episode 3

Posted on 27 October 2011

Here’s the critical info on the artists talked about in this show.   MINK DEVILLE: Soundbites: [download id=”47″]   [download id=”48″]   [download id=”49″]   [download id=”52″] (Personal Note: this song is like a classic Graham Parker & The Rumour treasure)   AMG – Review Of Cabretta/Return To Magenta – HERE and HERE AMG – […]

THE NOT POP SHOW – Episode Two

Posted on 06 October 2011

    Talked about on this show above, the new album FOO FIGHTERS and RORY GALLAGHER. As mentioned in the show, the box set I mention on the show is not necessarily the best introduction to Rory and the albums that appear on the box are not even in order of release. Nonetheless, for $20, […]

The NOT Pop Show – Episode One

Posted on 26 September 2011

The NOT POP area will cover many different areas of music styles and genres because, of course, it’s not all about power pop.  Most of us are what I call ‘music pantheists’ – we worship at the altar of many different kinds of music. We’re music geeks first before applying the classification of ‘power pop […]