Indie musicians go virtual virtuoso as venues shut down

Rebecca's rescued Rusty jumped on camera during the Daysies' Facebook Live show.
Rebecca’s rescued Rusty jumped on camera during the Daysies’ Facebook Live show.

The indie music sector is very hard hit by all the self-quarantines and orders from various governors. Some, though, are keeping the show going. Continue reading “Indie musicians go virtual virtuoso as venues shut down”

Dixie Chicks’ new ‘Gaslighter’ video and lyrics have a gaslighting issue of their own

Still shot from Dixie Chicks' Gaslighter video/YouTube
Still shot from Dixie Chick’s ‘Gaslighter’ video. (via YouTube)

The Dixie Chicks have finally released a single from their new album due out in May, and after a couple listens, I concluded the song lyrics coupled with the video,  have a gaslighting issue of their own. Continue reading “Dixie Chicks’ new ‘Gaslighter’ video and lyrics have a gaslighting issue of their own”

Crazy politics put Flavor Flav and Garth Brooks fans at center of Sanders dustups

Post on Garth Brooks and Sanders controversy @jasoncvincent on Twitter
Post from @jasoncvincent on Twitter regarding the dustup between fans and Garth Brooks over his Sanders jersey.

If you’ve followed politics as long as I have, to stay sane, you have to learn to laugh at the craziness. Dustups over presidential wannabe Bernie Sanders are the latest in crazy, and fans of both Flavor Flav and Garth Brooks have had enough. Continue reading “Crazy politics put Flavor Flav and Garth Brooks fans at center of Sanders dustups”

Jenn Bostic sets up online show before UK tour—only 32 tickets left

Vinyl "Revival" by Jenn Bostic
Image: jennbostic.com

Jenn Bostic isn’t a household name in the US. Yet. She should be. Continue reading “Jenn Bostic sets up online show before UK tour—only 32 tickets left”

With new duet, is country crooner Shelton going full pop?

country music mural Dothan, AL
Country music mural in Dothan, AL with images of real country music icons; image from George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Mural artist is Wes Hardin.

Blake Shelton is traditionally thought of as a country music star, but with a new duet, it looks like the crooner is going full pop. A new release, “Nobody but You”, a duet with his heart throb Gwen Stefani, got tongues to wagging on social media. Are Stefani and Shelton getting married? Already married? Whatever.

The main question I’d like to ask Shelton, after listening to tepid lyrics and a score that sounds close to a Broadway musical number, is:

Are you going full pop on us?  Continue reading “With new duet, is country crooner Shelton going full pop?”