A novelist writes a story. When the book ends, so does the story. A film director directs a story. When the movie ends, so does the story. But television is a whole different ball game. So much has been said over the past decade about this being TV’s golden age, about how you can develop characters and stories over years and seasons, and how viewers can really form bonds with these people that they spend an hour or so with … →
Review: Jason Aldean w. Jake Owen at FedExForum, Memphis, TN – October 24, 2013 (And a list of reasons you should go to a big time country music concert ASAP.) I won tickets to see Jason Aldean a month or so ago, and honestly I’m not that big of a fan of his. But my wife is and I know some of his songs and it was free, so it only made sense for us to go to his concert. … →
If you were to make a bet with me on who the best songwriter is right now, in terms of being a storyteller, I’d gladly give you the field and take Jason Isbell for myself. He’s that damn good. Unfortunately, his opening gig for Dawes at Minglewood Hall in Memphis was entirely too short. He played for about 30 minutes, maybe seven songs, and that was it. I don’t know what the contractual obligations were, but judging by how the … →
Sigur Rós, if you aren’t familiar, is a band that is hard to explain. They’re Icelandic. They do not sing in English. The music they perform doesn’t easily fit into any specific genre. I couldn’t tell you much about what their songs are about or much about the individuals in the band. But I can tell you that seeing them was a concert bucket-lister of mine that was checked off this past weekend.
Each new TV season brings excitement to your average couch potato. I am an average couch potato. Needless to say, I’m excited about the new TV season. However, the new TV season also always brings, for me at least, one or two shows that I latch onto even though I know they are going to be canceled. Past examples: Go On, Bent, The River, and 666 Park Avenue. This season the show that I will get attached to but will … →
To be honest, I made up the term electronic femme-pop. Or at least I think I did. I’ve never heard it used before. But I like the way it sounds. I also really like the way the music sounds that I’ve placed within the new genre. For the past few months, the satellite radio station I listen to regularly (SiriusXM U) has been playing a good deal of music from three bands that I had never heard of before. The … →
My wife and I got married almost two years ago, but as we’ve spent the last two years in Memphis together, we have discovered, or in some cases for me, rediscovered some places that would be great for a first date. Here are some of our thoughts on a few of our favorite spots keeping in mind the type of couple they might appeal to or the type of first date the couple might be looking for.