Does Facebook think I’m a real Russian Spy?

One musician’s dilemma highlights the need for
decentralized social media platforms 

By Rebecca Day

 On Friday, March 13th, 2020 I sat at my kitchen table and I confronted an unprecedented dilemma. I had just arrived home from filing my taxes, and as I poured a cup of coffee, emails began pouring in. Due to the threat of COVID-19, my entire live music calendar for the foreseeable future was being wiped out by a tidal wave of cancellations. Continue reading “Does Facebook think I’m a real Russian Spy?”

Daysies news: Live show date, changes for ‘Live from Ja’Ville’, and a new chain

We’ve been under lockdown in our Crazy Daysies circle since early March, but as Florida reemerges from the cocoon, things are looking up. News is up on their first show after shutdowns, a change in schedule for their live Facebook show, and a new chain (of sorts). Continue reading “Daysies news: Live show date, changes for ‘Live from Ja’Ville’, and a new chain”

Range of humor, some very disturbing, in responses to Coronavirus

Various memes and videos poking humor and satire at the Coronavirus or COVID-19 impact are not surprising. Americans often find comfort in humor. Several videos caught my eye, and reasons vary. One in particular is more disturbing after the fact. Another has a personal connection to me. Continue reading “Range of humor, some very disturbing, in responses to Coronavirus”

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”

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”