Pop! & Circumstance
Popcast #586
Popcast #586

  Dear friends,  It's been a while, no? We last met in April and missed each other in May. I wish I could say that I was busy touring the Baltic Sea in a submarine, commanded by a handsomely bearded captain bearing a striking resemblance to John Hamm who managed to steer our vessel mere […]

Popcast #585
Popcast #585

Dear friends,  Last week I had the distinct pleasure of attending the opening of Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes at the Oakland Museum of California. You may know this graphic novelist/artist/screenwriter from works such as Ghost World (later made into a film starring Thora Birch, Scarjo and Steve Buscemi, Clowes writing and winning an Oscar for the screenplay), Art School Confidential (also […]

Popcast #584
Popcast #584

Dear Pop & Circumstance, I need some guidance. My sweetheart and I had been quarreling for quite some time about where to take our yearly vacation. For the sake of harmony, I agreed to go snowshoeing in the mountains, despite my aversion to both cold weather and yetis. I was beginning to loosen up and […]

Popcast #583
Popcast #583

Dear Friends,   This week I bring you the thrift store of popcasts. The kind of popcast that feels a little abandoned, a little out of place, that doesn't really match the rest of the set. The kind of popcast that isn't too unlike a box of christmas ornaments that includes a couple of shiny balls, […]

Popcast #582: Happy Birthday, Dr. Marnie!
Popcast #582: Happy Birthday, Dr. Marnie!

Minions, please pour yourselves a drink, raise your glass, and join me in making a toast to a fabulous lady we all know and love who just happens to be celebrating her birthday today. Dr. Marnie, not only do you you work tirelessly to unearth the best little pop gems on the planet, but you […]

Popcast #581: Pawcast!
Popcast #581: Pawcast!

  Greetings! It's been a little quiet around here, wouldn't you say? Dr. Marnie has been hard at work researching cures for ennui and Gina Zee is a little delirious from trying out the 65 day Celebrity Falafel Cleanse that everyone's doing nowadays, so I thought this would be a good opportunity for me to […]

Popcast #580
Popcast #580

Dear Comrades,  Lets get a little personal. The fact of the matter is, I found myself falling in some old habits lately. Mainly seeing things as black or white; yes or no, this or that. "If I'm doing this, I'm not doing that… If this doesn't work, then its over." I had to stop and […]

Popcast #579
Popcast #579

  Things got a bit rowdy at my weekly wine tasting/knitting bee tonight. I was hoping the group could advise me on whether or not to add ruffles to the pair of cabled granny panties I was working on. You might be thinking that this is a relatively simple matter, but the room was sharply […]

Popcast #578: Guest Post by Sugahblade
Popcast #578: Guest Post by Sugahblade

  Dear friends, We here at P&C would like to usher in the bright and hopeful new year by… skipping January altogether! (hmm, now how did that happen? oh well) On this epic first day of February we kick off 2012 with a brand new guest post by a esteemed colleague, sister in law, lover of boots […]

Popcast #577
Popcast #577

  Do you need a safe place to go? I'm not talking about a chalet in the Alps or a fort made of couch cushions, nice as both of those sound. I mean a haven free from all the garish red-and-greenery, irritating carols, forced cheer, stress, obligations, crazy extended family members, and empty promises of […]

Popcast #576
Popcast #576

  Dear friends, After a decent hiatus during which I participated in the 50th annual Siberian Pop Music Summit in Vladivostok, I return with a satchel full of tunes that will encourage a generous amount of modern dancing. While discussing the topic with my fellow Popologists, it was concluded that disco beats and lush electronic […]

Popcast #575: Foodcast!
Popcast #575: Foodcast!

      Thanksgiving is here! Of course, it's a time of quiet reflection and humble gratitude. Let's take a couple seconds to think about the good things in our lives.   Are you done? Because now it's time to push your stomach to the limit. It's time to stuff your face with all manner […]

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