1. PopOff! Monday Music Match: I Feel Free

    From Part 1 of my musical resume this rocker was covered as were many songs from the 60s in the 80s, which one makes you feel freer, vote below.


    Belinda Carlisle

  2. PopOff! Monday Music Match: I Heard It Through The Grapevine

    Taken from part 2 of my bio here is a battle of this MoTown Classic. Which one do you hold the highest, vote below.
    Gladys Knight and the Pips

    Marvin Gaye



  3. PopOff! Monday Music Match: Hot Butterfly

    This series of throwdowns is culled from my PopOff! musical biography. I knew Chaka Kha’s sensual version first but is it the best, vote below.

    Greg Diamond

    Chaka Khan



  5. Part 3 of my musical resume The Here And Now finds me exploring my current musical tastes and showcasing some of my favorite of favorites in the musical realm. Thanks for listening and make sure you join the FB group where you can suggest songs for each weeks show, read reviews, participate in music dialogues and throwdown Thursday! Pace, Love, Happiness, Music, Dancing! PopOff! Part 3: The Here And Now to .


  6. Part 2 of my 3 Part musical resume showcasing where my musical tastes came from, where they are now, and where they are going. This segment showcases what was going on musically when puberty knocked on my door, said hello, and moved in. Part 2: Putting The Pop In PopOff! Get an earful of what I was listening to in HS.


  7. Part 1 of my 3 Part musical resume showcasing where my musical tastes came from, where they are now, and where they are going. This segment shows my childhood was real musical melange. Enjoy!


  8. The have showcased more women this year than men! I am pleased!


    Doodling the Right Thing

    With a few humble doodles, I think Google may have created the most widely-seen, and perhaps the most influential, science communication effort on Earth. Their series of Google search page tributes to female scientists (a few of which I’ve shared above) is a huge win for showcasing the efforts of women in science, which, unless you’ve been living under a very patriarchal rock for the past forever, you know is something the world needs very badly. 

    It might seem silly to be talking about a picture like this, but we’re dealing with the Times Square billboard of internet graphics here. Every day, 730 million people visit Google.com a total of 17 billion times. Billion. Granted, not all of them see the same Google doodle, as only a small set of them are “global” doodles, but even if just 10% of daily unique visitors see a particular doodle, and just 10% of those people take the time to figure out who/what they’re looking at, that means 7+ million people a day (and that doesn’t even take into account repeated visits). I suspect that’s a low estimate, too, although I base that on nothing except my own optimism.

    For comparison, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey drew just over 3 million U.S. viewers for its final episode. I’ll concede that’s not really a fair comparison, since Cosmos is a highly-produced, hour-long scripted TV series with very broad and lofty goals and a Google doodle is, well, a picture on the internet. The point I’m trying to make is not that Cosmos is less influential than a cartoon, because that’s ridiculous (although I must admit the more I think about it, I really don’t know how ridiculous it is). My point is that a Google doodle about science reaches a metric f**kton of people.

    I am having a hard time thinking of another single Internet Thing that has the potential to reach so many people in a single day. No meme-filled Facebook page or educational YouTube channel comes close, and I don’t suspect any traditional science news/media sites are even in the ballpark. 

    Google still has a long way to go to bring their doodle gender representation anywhere close to level. According to SPARK, only 17% of doodles between 2001-2013 were women (and 74% of them were white people). In addition to monitoring women featured in doodles, the blog Speaking Up For Us keeps a running list of doodle-worthy women.Despite that remaining imbalance, I think this is an incredible effort on the part of Google, and we should demand even more doodles of underrepresented groups (both in science and beyond).

    Can something so passive make any difference? To be honest, I don’t know, but I suspect that it does. When people only see one type of person recognized for accomplishing the Great Scientific Things of history, they consciously and subconsciously assume that only that type of person actually accomplishes Great Scientific Things. That is how underrepresented people stay underrepresented, which is the opposite thing we want to happen.

    Google doodles aren’t going to cure cancer or send a man to Mars, but they just might help inspire the person who does. Not bad for a drawing.


  9. Throwdown Thursday: White Wedding

    So on Tuesday it was metal goddess Doro Pesch’s birthday. Man what a trooper. She is still going when most metal acts have quit. 30 YEARS! So in honor of that we’ll be throwning some folk into the ring Doro that Doro has covered.

    Billy Idol



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