Who knew Vanguard had such an interest in Beltway politics actor Twitter?

It never fails. My husband will ask me about something he saw on the news and I’ll tell him I read it the day before on Twitter where news “breaks” 24/7. That’s where so many blue checks in media hang, argue, harangue, condemn, and place themselves in the middle of every story they allegedly “report.”

How did a social media site like Twitter come to have so much influence on US politics? Continue reading “Who knew Vanguard had such an interest in Beltway politics actor Twitter?”

Outrage towards Chase Rice and others but praise for leader presiding over 31,000+ deaths?

Chase Rice, whose music is most kindly described as new country, faced outrage after doing a concert in Tennessee this past weekend. Someone posted video and social media erupted after numerous fans hugging the stage were shown in close proximity.  Predictably many of the fans were young women disregarding the current pandemic. Continue reading “Outrage towards Chase Rice and others but praise for leader presiding over 31,000+ deaths?”

HBO’s new ‘Perry Mason’: The case of the disadvantaged actor

Many of us grew up watching our parents watch the TV show Perry Mason. The show debuted in 1957 and it probably did more to inform about courtroom proceedings than any other in that era. The new rendering of this character is truly a mystery. Continue reading “HBO’s new ‘Perry Mason’: The case of the disadvantaged actor”

Does Facebook think I’m a real Russian Spy?

One musician’s dilemma highlights the need for
decentralized social media platforms 

By Rebecca Day

 On Friday, March 13th, 2020 I sat at my kitchen table and I confronted an unprecedented dilemma. I had just arrived home from filing my taxes, and as I poured a cup of coffee, emails began pouring in. Due to the threat of COVID-19, my entire live music calendar for the foreseeable future was being wiped out by a tidal wave of cancellations. Continue reading “Does Facebook think I’m a real Russian Spy?”

Indie Music Bus: One site doing more than just talking

Indie musicians are dear to me for more than one reason, and a big one is the fact my daughters earn a living writing, composing, and performing their original works. There are many websites offering to help indie musicians, and a number of those are predatory. Some sites talk a lot but do a little.

One site that stands out for doing a whole lot more than just talking is Indie Music Bus. Continue reading “Indie Music Bus: One site doing more than just talking”