Florida novelist’s book perfectly fits the Coronavirus phenomenon

Book Cover 'The Pewter Scarab'Florida musician Justin Hyler has done something not uncommon in the creative sphere. Hyler has crossed into another genre, writing, and he released a timely novella in late January. ‘Timely’ is an understatement when it comes to the story’s central theme, considering the rampage of the Coronavirus around the globe. Continue reading “Florida novelist’s book perfectly fits the Coronavirus phenomenon”

Silver Linings: Coronavirus led us to Ja’Ville and new creative projects

(L to R) Jenn Day Thompson, Rebecca Day/The Crazy Daysies photo by Mike Hamilton, This Guy Multimedia
(L to R) Jenn Day Thompson, Rebecca Day/The Crazy Daysies; photo by Mike Hamilton, This Guy Multimedia.

I’ve already written about adjusting to this self-quarantine now that the Coronavirus is sweeping our country. Being accustomed to a fairly hectic schedule, I’m not the only one in my family adjusting. Ironically from this horrible crisis, some good business ideas are springing forth. Continue reading “Silver Linings: Coronavirus led us to Ja’Ville and new creative projects”

‘Ambassador of Rock ‘n Soul’ announces March 31 Facebook Live

image of Billy Buchanan from Facebook public page
Image of Billy Buchanan from Facebook public page @billybmusic.

Billy Buchanan is one of those musicians with a unique voice you will remember. The ‘Ambassador of Rock ‘n Soul’ just announced a Facebook Live show for March 31. Continue reading “‘Ambassador of Rock ‘n Soul’ announces March 31 Facebook Live”

Back from ‘Legends’ in Branson, unsung hero Billy Buchanan heats up Florida

image of Billy Buchanan from Facebook public page
Image of Billy Buchanan from Facebook public page @billybmusic.

Before you read another word, I’ll admit I love Billy Buchanan’s voice and style, and I think the music he performs is probably the greatest this country produced in my lifetime. So if you expect me to be objective, ditch that expectation. Buchanan is currently based in Jacksonville, Florida, and besides being an awesome musician, he’s an unsung hero with a story media appeared to overlook. Continue reading “Back from ‘Legends’ in Branson, unsung hero Billy Buchanan heats up Florida”

Despite Hurricane Dorian and a turnpike miss, we kept the music going

VIP Lounge Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Outside the VIP Lounge at Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. (Photo: Indie Art South)

As the Labor Day weekend approached and Hurricane Dorian loomed, Rebecca and I packed our bags to head for West Palm Beach (FL). She’d done a great show the night before at Seven Bridges on Jacksonville’s southside where many supporters showed up to celebrate their friends’ birthdays.

Although the hurricane was hundreds of miles away, our family went into overdrive on concerns. I kept wishing I could send them a map of Florida so they could visualize how far away the storm was. I also kept wishing I could toss my phone into the pool. When we set out, I told her the trip would be like all road trips—an adventure. And it was. Continue reading “Despite Hurricane Dorian and a turnpike miss, we kept the music going”