The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>The Long Kiss Goodnight</em>
September 23, 2016 · 7 Comments

But is it long enough, with commercials?

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Order Of The Shallows: French Open 2016
May 30, 2016 · 3 Comments

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Welcome back to the tennis hotness rankings — now known to those with the secret handshake (yeah: that's you) as Order Of The Shallows!

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MASTAS Episode 10: John Parr, "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion")
May 13, 2016 · 7 Comments
MASTAS Episode 10: John Parr, "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion")

Joe Reid returns to request "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)", which gets us ALL up in the business of '80s movie songs and their inspirational key changes.

MASTAS Episode 8: Jewel-erdome! "You Were Meant For Me" vs. "Hands"
April 29, 2016 · 4 Comments
MASTAS Episode 8: Jewel-erdome! "You Were Meant For Me" vs. "Hands"

Welcome to Jewel-erdome, where two wretched Jewel songs enter and only one leaves.

MASTAS Episode 7: Mazzy Star, "Fade Into You"
April 22, 2016 · No Comment
MASTAS Episode 7: Mazzy Star, "Fade Into You"

Special guest Joe Reid joins us as we open the listener mailbag and pluck out Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You," our most-requested song.

The Vine: April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016 · 26 Comments
The Vine: April 20, 2016

I'm getting married this summer. I'm thrilled to be marrying my favorite person after eight years together and if I were the sole decision-maker in the relationship, we would simply go to the clerk of …

MASTAS Episode 6: Jesus Christ Superstar's Noxious Balladry
April 15, 2016 · One Comment
MASTAS Episode 6: <em>Jesus Christ Superstar</em>'s Noxious Balladry

There's a little Broadway and a little rage as we talk about "I Don't Know How To Love Him."

MASTAS Episode 5: Cam, "Mayday"
April 8, 2016 · No Comment
MASTAS Episode 5: Cam, "Mayday"

In Episode 5, we've got a brand-new coffeehouse verzh of our MASTAS theme song — and lots of thoughts about the dramaturgical rigors of country music (…you heard us).

MASTAS Episode 4: Ellie Goulding, "Codes"
April 1, 2016 · 2 Comments
MASTAS Episode 4: Ellie Goulding, "Codes"

In MASTAS Episode 4, we're riding the sweet wave of Ellie Goulding's "Codes," while also pondering Swedish hitmakers, songs that help us get over terrible boyfriends, and that band from the Buffy soundtrack that Sarah …

MASTAS: Episode 3: Madonna, "Get Together"
March 25, 2016 · One Comment
MASTAS: Episode 3: Madonna, "Get Together"

In Episode 3, MASTAS FINALLY gets to Madonna. What took us so long?!

MASTAS Episode 2: Luscious Jackson, "Naked Eye"
March 22, 2016 · 3 Comments
MASTAS Episode 2: Luscious Jackson, "Naked Eye"

In Episode 2 of MASTAS, Sarah asks us to ponder "Naked Eye" by Luscious Jackson…