Rock Revival

11 Dec 18
Pallet & Plate

The Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives star is friends with numerous Hollywood A-listers Who wouldn’t want to be friends with Guy Fieri? The man’s culinary empire extends to television, print, and brick-and-mortar restaurants. He’s always ready to help people in need. And his all-around lifestyle ethos is nothing if not fun (or totally out of bounds). […]

11 Dec 18
The Politics of Roseanne

In the revival of the ABC comedy series Roseanne, the family is together on screen again, but this time with a new character: politics. Given that the  show takes place after the extremely divided 2016 presidential election, the network wanted to develop a show that would appeal to a wider audience. During many cable shows and […]

11 Dec 18
Deadline

A four-time Oscar winner best known for the Wallace and Gromit stop-motion series, Nick Park has an abiding affection for his own iconic creations, often contemplating what the next chapter might be, when it comes to the eccentric inventor and his anthropomorphic dog. At the same time, Park is an artist of diverse interests, who knows […]

11 Dec 18
Short Stories from Joe Duarte

The end of humanity can happen in a single stroke or one person at time.

11 Dec 18
Writing Away Madness

Preface “You’re not punk, and I’m telling everyone/ Save your breath, I never was one.” Jawbreaker I suppose this would be where I confess: I am a poser. To say that punk is strictly anti-capitalist may be untrue. Different corners of the movement were and are aligned with different ideologies, sure, and on the whole […]

11 Dec 18
Ann Cavitt Fisher

Why travel to Huntsville, Alabama? It’s one of the coolest cities in the country! 

Nestled in the low, green mountains of northern Alabama, surrounded by great hiking and outdoor activities, Huntsville boasts a vibrant arts scene, great farm-to-table restaurants, craft breweries, and local distilleries. Oh, and it’s home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center — you know, those people who engineered and built the rockets that got us to the moon.

11 Dec 18
Gender Shrapnel in the Workplace

Our local resistance group, 50 Ways-Rockbridge, celebrates this Thursday its two-year birthday.  We will celebrate with a simple party–food and dancing for any able to join–to remind us of how we continue to build community and why we must continue to resist the acts that take away our rights and attempt to dehumanize us. A […]

11 Dec 18
Stylus Vinyl

Filmmakers have worked it out: we’re suckers for nostalgia. Want the audience to feel the right thing? Choose a song that elicits an emotional response and you’ll be laughing. That sounds more sinister than it is. After all, those of us who love a classic tune get our film and music fix in one. So, […]

11 Dec 18
Amp Check

Back in the days of reckoning, also known as the nineties, The Smashing Pumpkins were a true force of musical power. While their rise can be credited to musical innovation, use of the ‘pumpkin chord’ and the distinctively fuzzy sound of a blaring Stratocaster. The undoubted factor that saw the birth of both multi-platinum and diamond […]

11 Dec 18
THE PEACH REVIEW®

The Allman Betts Band has wrapped recording their new record at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. The record, produced by Grammy-winning Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine, and Elvis Presley), is expected to be released in the Spring, 2019. The new ABB will include Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Berry Oakley Jr. (son of original Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry […]

11 Dec 18
Lanzarote Information

Norman heard the British Ambassador speak, enjoyed a version of Evita and watched the Christmas lights being turned on, in a busy week.

11 Dec 18
The PROG Mind

Muse returns with an 80s synth pop vibe to enjoyable results.

11 Dec 18
Finding Angeline

“An Interview with Teenage Boogie Woogie Genius” “TEENAGE BOOGIE WOOGIE GENIUS Calvin The Hoy Hoy Boy” Interview with Angela Mack (C) 2006 Check him out on YouTube ANGELA: So you are a 13 year old who knows more about prewar blues than most adults do. What got you interested in this music? CALVIN: Well, at […]

11 Dec 18
Phase4Music

Phase4Music is  not new, but it has been overshadowed by the monolithic music industry Moloch for the greater part  of the last century.  Now, with the imminent collapse of industrial age musiic conglomerates, the voices of the maligned outsiders  are becoming a refuge for the lovers of song who have been fruitlessly seatching for music […]

11 Dec 18
The Avocado

Welcome to my weekly discussion of the animated films of the Walt Disney Studio. I’m proceeding mostly chronologically. The title comes from a quote from Walt, “I never called my work an ‘art’ It’s part of show business, the business of building entertainment.” Title: The Good Dinosaur Year: 2015 Budget: $175 million Box office: $332.2 […]