Busted by the Fibbies: Jake Paul—new to me but not to 20.2 million subscribers

YouTube is a blessing and a curse. My husband likes to wander around the videos and more than once, I’ve walked into the sunroom to see some crazy stuff on the big screen. I don’t pay much attention to ‘YouTubers’ unless they’re musicians, poets, or indie filmmakers. That’s the reason I said to myself, Who?,  when I read headlines about Jake Paul’s Calabasas (CA) house getting raided by the feds.

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Moon in the pool: Back yard is haven during COVID shutdown

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The moon in our pool on August 3, 2020. (Photo: Indie Art South)

A few weeks ago, a fellow who works in construction told me people are building patio rooms and other back yard attractions like crazy right now. For many of us, our back yard is a haven during these restrictive times. Last night I walked outside as is my custom before bedtime, and I was fascinated by the reflection of the moon in our swimming pool. I’ve been inspired by things I see out back so many times. Continue reading “Moon in the pool: Back yard is haven during COVID shutdown”

If crime stories are your thing, watch ‘Catching Milat’

Crime stories are popular, no doubt, and if you like to watch true crime, consider ‘Catching Milat’. It’s a story Americans may not have heard of, and it will for the most part hold your attention. Top of the reasons making this a good production is the excellent performance delivered by Australian actor Malcolm Kennard. Continue reading “If crime stories are your thing, watch ‘Catching Milat’”

What do churches have in common with Florida bars during COVID-19 shutdowns?

A headline at one of Jacksonville’s TV network websites announced, “Florida’s top regulator looking at how to open bars safely.” This offers a slim margin of hope to indie musicians who play in bars where no food is served along with alcohol. Those bar owners are, I suspect, barely hanging on right now. I couldn’t dismiss the irony here. Churches in other states now have something big in common with Florida bars. Continue reading “What do churches have in common with Florida bars during COVID-19 shutdowns?”

Copyright hijack of Austin BBQ place a reminder country musicians often aren’t country

There’s not much The Washington Post could do to lower my opinion of their product even more, but the paper I refer to as ‘WaPoo’ has erred again. The paper dominating so many search inquiries on the Web’s most powerful engine ran a promo photo based on a hijacked copyright. That act involved a band who had already hijacked a country persona. Both are a reminder of the fact, among other things, many country musicians have no country in their heritage. Continue reading “Copyright hijack of Austin BBQ place a reminder country musicians often aren’t country”