American angst is in the news these days, with much of the country divided as though the federal government is a football team with partisan fans on each side of both major parties. The US Constitution is also in the news these days, and spend some time on Twitter, you’ll soon see constitutional scholars multiplying like rabbits. Despite all the furor, fact is both major parties have for a very long time ignored the duty of Congress regarding copyrights spelled out in the Constitution. Continue reading “Parties ping pong control of Congress; both fail on copyright matters”
I wrote about Florida singer/songwriter Nancy Wilson Buckler not long ago, explaining I’d always known her as a fellow grandmother. Then I discovered her music. Buckler’s work is heartfelt, and many of the songs will touch those who place family first. We listened to her CD recently on a trip to Carolina, and besides her lyrics, her voice is one of those memorable, well-defined instruments you won’t forget. Continue reading “New in Arts Market: Music by Nancy Wilson Buckler”
Musical group Gunboat Diplomats never ceases to surprise me, and the latest release holds to that standard. I’ve praised the work of this recording group before, often calling attention to their lyrics for artistic merit. Some of their songs have dark undertones—I really like that. I mean, how many musicians write songs with a nod to Albert Camus? I’d wager more than half of those under 40 couldn’t pick Camus out of a literary lineup on paper. Continue reading “Recording group Gunboat Diplomats livens up holidays with ‘relentlessly chipper’ song”
Florida filmmaker F. C. Rabbath is in a minority of indie filmmakers. On the heels of wrapping a film picked up this year by robust distributor Gravitas Ventures, Rabbath set to work on a new film The Waiting. After a few weeks of editing, the new film will be sent to festivals.
Reception at those festivals will determine the world premiere. The Waiting is a blend of horror, romance, and comedy. Rabbath summed it up in a nutshell for Indie Art South. Continue reading “Florida filmmaker, on heels of success, wraps production on genre blend ‘The Waiting’”
I had drinks with Jared Rush the night before he had to catch an early morning flight to Texas. Rush was invited to serve as vice president of the West Texas Film Festival in Odessa. As always, Jared was excited about meeting up with all the filmmakers, fans, and various creatives involved in indie filmmaking. What most don’t know is that in a city with approximately 116,000 residents, there is an opportunity to see Stonehenge II. Continue reading “Jax film influencer does festival in Texas at site of Stonehenge II”