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?”
Florida native Tara Broocks has organized an effort that is part of a national initiative to raise awareness about preventing suicide among members of the military and veterans.
On Saturday, July 25, supporters of members of our military will ‘March a Mile in Their Boots’ to call attention to suicides among military members. The plight of those who take their own lives and the sheer numbers are a real eye opener. In September, 2019 the US Dept. of Defense published data in a report focusing on prevention. Just how bad is the problem?[Content continues after break and photo]
Continue reading “‘March a Mile in Their Boots’ will shine light on suicides in military”
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”
The phone rang, and this time, I was in no mood to get another random call after already getting a ‘your auto warranty’ and ‘your credit card rates’ offers.
On the other end of the line was a person who sounded young. He was doing a poll, and he asked me if I’d participate.
As we say sometimes in the South, I blew a gasket. Continue reading “My personal ‘poll’ on polls and what media get wrong”
Update: You can now watch the video of the live show. It was really nice seeing folks from all over who enjoy the Daysies’ music.
On Thursday, July 16, Rebecca Day and Jennifer Day Thompson who perform as The Crazy Daysies will mark a special date. This is the tenth year performing, with Rebecca starting out solo and Jenn joining her as a duo a couple years later.
The show begins at 6:30 PM (EDT) when ‘Live from Ja’Ville’ begins on Facebook Live.
The Daysies will debut a new song, draw for special giveaways including some donated by Indie Art South, and make announcements about upcoming events.
Tune in and weigh in on the comments.
For this band mom, it’s been quite the journey as I often traveled with them to help with trivialities and serve as roadie. It has been a wild ride.
Read more about what the Daysies are up to on their Facebook page.
(Kay B. Day/July 16, 2020)