Todd in the Shadows is creating MUSIC REVIEWS
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Huh? Who are you?

I'm a guy who listens to pop music.

And since 2009, I've had an Internet video series where I discuss the most overplayed songs on the radio in-depth, under the name Todd in the Shadows. I call myself that because I do this under the cover of shadow while I play my piano.

It's a silly gimmick. But it's a silly show! You can't sit and talk about Pitbull songs without being kind of goofy. But in between the silly jokes, I like to think I provide an insightful and witty look into the music most people write off as disposable junk. Because I don't hate pop music; I love pop music. I love listening to it, writing about it, analyzing what each song means. 

So what specifically do you look at?

I have two main shows: the first is the one I started with, Todd's Pop Song Reviews, where I take one current smash hit song and take it apart, break it down line by line, see what parts work and what doesn't, and analyze where it fits within both current trends and the artists' body of work. And I might liven this up with a bunch of jokes, perhaps by injuring myself in a comical way. Ha ha!

The other main show is One Hit Wonderland, where I take a look at the full careers of bands and artists known for only one song. This series is a trip through music history, as seen through the prism of a particular artist who only had one hit before fading from memory. Why did they fail? Who came along to replace them? Were they any good? Did they deserve better?

Along with those I do quite a few specials along the way -- Top Tens and Bottom Tens at the end of every year, plus for randomly selected years every so often; reviews of badly received pop-star movie vehicles; vlogs of major musical events like the Grammys; and whatever else passes my fancy.

Why should I give you my money?

Because my show is awesome! And I've been giving it to you for free for years! 

Also, there are rewards! Pledge up to $10 a video and you get your name in the credits. Plus I'm planning some exclusives! Perhaps some other things as I see fit! Let's find out together!
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Pledge $2 or more per video
1368 patrons
Early access to videos!
Pledge $10 or more per video
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Goals
$1,000 – reached! per video
If I hit this milestone, I'll do another Top Ten List of a randomly chosen year of Billboard history.
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Huh? Who are you?

I'm a guy who listens to pop music.

And since 2009, I've had an Internet video series where I discuss the most overplayed songs on the radio in-depth, under the name Todd in the Shadows. I call myself that because I do this under the cover of shadow while I play my piano.

It's a silly gimmick. But it's a silly show! You can't sit and talk about Pitbull songs without being kind of goofy. But in between the silly jokes, I like to think I provide an insightful and witty look into the music most people write off as disposable junk. Because I don't hate pop music; I love pop music. I love listening to it, writing about it, analyzing what each song means. 

So what specifically do you look at?

I have two main shows: the first is the one I started with, Todd's Pop Song Reviews, where I take one current smash hit song and take it apart, break it down line by line, see what parts work and what doesn't, and analyze where it fits within both current trends and the artists' body of work. And I might liven this up with a bunch of jokes, perhaps by injuring myself in a comical way. Ha ha!

The other main show is One Hit Wonderland, where I take a look at the full careers of bands and artists known for only one song. This series is a trip through music history, as seen through the prism of a particular artist who only had one hit before fading from memory. Why did they fail? Who came along to replace them? Were they any good? Did they deserve better?

Along with those I do quite a few specials along the way -- Top Tens and Bottom Tens at the end of every year, plus for randomly selected years every so often; reviews of badly received pop-star movie vehicles; vlogs of major musical events like the Grammys; and whatever else passes my fancy.

Why should I give you my money?

Because my show is awesome! And I've been giving it to you for free for years! 

Also, there are rewards! Pledge up to $10 a video and you get your name in the credits. Plus I'm planning some exclusives! Perhaps some other things as I see fit! Let's find out together!

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Pledge $2 or more per video
1368 patrons
Early access to videos!
Pledge $10 or more per video
126 patrons
Your name in the credits!