Tiffany, the Daysies, and my anniversary memory

When Rebecca told me she and Jennifer would be opening for Tiffany in December, I recalled the 80s and Tiffany’s cover of Tommy James and the Shondells’ hit “I Think We’re Alone Now.” The performance was scheduled the week of my wedding anniversary, so my husband and I made the decision to go see the show as a celebration (Story continues after photo). Continue reading “Tiffany, the Daysies, and my anniversary memory”

Writing Life: From a backyard owl to an American colony in Jerusalem

You never know what you’ll find when you go sleuthing for information. I learned some things today and ended up grabbing some soul balm to boot. Who knew a simple backyard owl experience could introduce me to the American Colony in Jerusalem? Continue reading “Writing Life: From a backyard owl to an American colony in Jerusalem”

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”

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”

Live music back as Florida moves to Phase 2; bars, theaters, and tattoos

Gov. Ron DeSantis is greenlighting businesses in Florida as Phase 2 reopenings begin. The indie music sector will welcome the opening of bars and pubs, but the venues must stay at 50 percent of capacity for areas inside. DeSantis made the announcement on June 3 at Universal Orlando. Continue reading “Live music back as Florida moves to Phase 2; bars, theaters, and tattoos”