Of late, the crazy hits home for the Daysies

Maybe it’s the Ides of March. Or maybe it’s the water. Of late, the crazy has really hit home with the Crazy Daysies. It’s a given that running a music business is a challenge that runs on adrenalin. We have that in droves right about now. Continue reading “Of late, the crazy hits home for the Daysies”

Memoir confirms ‘Black Dahlia’ series on TNT a mishmash of fiction and truth

Fauna Hodel memoir
Fauna Hodel’s memoir bore little resemblance to the TV series it “inspired.” (Photo: Indie Art South)

After viewing the limited series I Am the Night on TNT, I was thoroughly confused.

It was hard to discern fact from fiction, and some of the events depicted in this “Inspired by a true story” production were simply too outrageous to believe. Having read the book the series was “inspired by”, I came to the conclusion the series was a mess.

I’d read about the 1947 murder of Elizabeth Short, dubbed “The Black Dahlia” by media of the day. The murder remains unsolved officially, although author and private detective Steve Hodel believes he has the answers. The series included the story of Fauna Hodel (aka Patricia Ann Greenwade) who was given away at birth in a private adoption. The TV series, in my opinion, was a mishmash of fiction and truth saved in part by some stellar acting performances by Chris Pine and Golden Brooks.

In hopes of making sense of the TV narrative, I purchased Fauna Hodel’s memoir, One Day She’ll Darken. Continue reading “Memoir confirms ‘Black Dahlia’ series on TNT a mishmash of fiction and truth”

Performance perils: Flying tires and distracted drivers

If you’re an artist whose work involves travel, your livelihood carries a risk many don’t think of—road hazards. Distracted drivers, debris on the road, and weather conditions are a given. Something I never thought much about until I started traveling with the band involves a hazard that’s hard to dodge. Flying tires. Continue reading “Performance perils: Flying tires and distracted drivers”

Series inspired by Black Dahlia murder leaves viewer confused and curious

snip from I Am the Night trailer
Snip from trailer for ‘I Am the Night’. (tntdrama.com/i-am-the-night)

I Am the Night, the TV series touching on the brutal ‘Black Dahlia’ murder, left many questions unanswered. The TNT series featured Chris Pine as Jay Singletary, a composite character based on reporters who covered the 1947 murder of Elizabeth Short.

Pine’s performance was exemplary, but overall, confusion arose because the series inspired by a true story presents much that is implausible. What’s true and what isn’t?

I still can’t answer that question. Continue reading “Series inspired by Black Dahlia murder leaves viewer confused and curious”

Historical Society of Orange Park celebrates woman who gave back to gem of a city

How much do you know about Orange Park? Personally speaking, I learned a lot after Rebecca told me she will play a set for the Historical Society of Orange Park’s Carrie Clarke Day celebration on Saturday. We came close to settling in Orange Park after moving to Florida years ago, but I didn’t know much about the history. I still don’t know much, but what I did learn is very interesting. Continue reading “Historical Society of Orange Park celebrates woman who gave back to gem of a city”