Crazy Daysies to feature photo exhibit at release party

With the Crazy Daysies’ album release party days away, I was thrilled to (finally) receive prints of photographs by Joel Molotzak. Part of the tension involved in planning an event is caused by fears that all the materials you need and ordered won’t arrive on time. 

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Florida Filmmaker capitalizes on real life for reel life in psycho thriller

If you’re a filmmaker about to wrap a project, and a real life event perfect for your shoot drops in your lap, what’s not to like? That’s what happened with Durden Godfrey’s latest work, ‘I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday.’ 

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How we saved money when ordering promo merchandise

In the last month, we knew we had to replace merchandise because inventories were getting low. I had no idea how time-consuming this would prove to be. I had no idea how hard it would be to find a company with prices that didn’t require us to buy hundreds of pieces of an item in order to get a good wholesale price. You can only charge so much when you resell a  t-shirt, right? I learned something from Rebecca as we navigated our way through websites and catalogs. 

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Whale of a festival on behalf of endangered Right Whales

There’s a whale of a festival scheduled for Sunday at Jacksonville Beach, and it’s dedicated to protecting the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale. I first learned about these majestic creatures from the regional publisher who brought out two of my books. He also published a book about these whales, and he was very dedicated to their cause. When we say this whale is endangered, what does that mean in terms of numbers? 

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Indie artists in Florida may celebrate results of Yelp study

If you’ve ever looked for reviews of businesses, chances are you’ve come across Yelp, a website enabling the public to post reviews. It’s a popular site, and naturally a great deal of data can be mined from those reviews. That’s probably one reason Yelp now publishes a report titled “Yelp Economic Outlook.” Results of this year’s report may lead indie artists to celebrate if they live in the Sunshine State. 

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Alachua County Fair brought music, science, magic, and more

  On Sunday I visited the Alachua County Fair as part of my ‘Band Mom’ duties and as part of my mission to cover events on the indie art scene in the South. I’ll admit up front I love a county fair—I grew up in a small town where the fair was the annual event just about everyone went to. The Crazy Daysies did some late afternoon music, and naturally I enjoyed listening. I also found time to go throw a few darts (my favorite carnival game), grab a corndog (only at the fair), and talk to some of the

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On music, LeBron James may be cheap, but freebies are irresistible

Going unnoticed among the news gossip cycle is an interview a sports network presenter did with LeBron James. The interview sparked some commentary on a popular music site, leading to the conclusion James is “too cheap” to pay for streaming music. As the interview disclosed, James still has “Pandora with commercials.” How cheap is James, really? 

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Big music lineup for Jax Bar-B-Que Fest at The Landing

Barbecue lovers will head to Jacksonville Landing Nov. 3-5 and they’ll be getting far more than a great meal. Eight bands, a number of them with professional experience, will perform during the three day event. A contest, drink specials, and activities for children will be part of the offerings, and a charity for veterans will benefit from festival support. I haven’t heard all the bands who will perform, but I have heard some of them. 

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