Netflix releases steamy Epstein series, but mystery remains about heirs, intel links

Netflix just premiered a new series about Jeffrey Epstein, providing a number of the millionaire’s accusers a public forum his death deprived them of. The trailers suggest a dicey, steamy saga of sexcapades and even assaults. The series will raise as many questions as it answers. Mysteries remain, and they involve more than his sexual deeds. Continue reading “Netflix releases steamy Epstein series, but mystery remains about heirs, intel links”

Troupers keep virtual music and comedy lively as communities ease restrictions

Communities across the US are slowly easing restrictions put in place as the COVID-19 outbreak gained momentum. Throughout this whole ordeal, working musicians slammed by entertainment venue shutdowns have kept on keeping on. Shows are coming up that interest me, and I thought I’d share info on these troupers keeping the music lively. Continue reading “Troupers keep virtual music and comedy lively as communities ease restrictions”

Copyright algorithms ensnare indie musicians doing livestreams—what to do?

I predicted this weeks ago as the COVD-19 shutdown began. My daughter is among the musicians whose livelihood was sledge-hammered, reducing her income stream dramatically. She and her sister work fulltime as musicians, so they knew they had to act quickly to downsize a gigantic loss. The answer, as many have found, was obvious. Livestream shows on Facebook, and maybe, just maybe they could hang in there long enough to keep the business alive.

The first words out of my mouth had to do with algorithms and social media flags on sites like Facebook. Continue reading “Copyright algorithms ensnare indie musicians doing livestreams—what to do?”

Netflix scores with drama-packed ‘Medici: Masters of Florence’

Most TV and streaming fail to hold my attention if I can get my hands on a good book. The series Medici: Masters of Florence on Netflix is proving to be the exception. It’s drama-packed, with a very charismatic male lead and also a key role played by Dustin Hoffman. That the politics in the narrative speak directly hundreds of years later to the political class in our world today is icing on the cake. Continue reading “Netflix scores with drama-packed ‘Medici: Masters of Florence’”

Coronavirus lockdown sparks new feature for Crazy Daysies

Crazy Daysies poster used with permission
Image used with permission/The Crazy Daysies

Like every working band in the nation, the Crazy Daysies have gone from a full calendar of spring shows to zero shows because of the Coronavirus lockdown. Rebecca and Jenn were one of the first to go to Facebook Live to keep the music going. We all chose to self-isolate early on because of Jenn’s children and because of health issues for a beloved family member we didn’t want to be unable to see in person. That enabled Jenn to perform with Rebecca.

We didn’t know what to expect, and there was an initial surprise. Continue reading “Coronavirus lockdown sparks new feature for Crazy Daysies”