The Unfettered Critic – May 2016
Once upon a time, categorizing popular music was simple. Musicians stayed in their lane, playing either “Country/Western,” or “Rock ‘n’ Roll,” or “Folk,” or “Easy Listening.” Radio programmers would adopt […]
The Unfettered Critic – April 2016
We admit to being suckers for Hollywood biographies. Many of these “based on fact” movies extol the accomplishments of famous personalities: Lawrence of Arabia; Lincoln; J. Edgar. Others examine lesser-known […]
The Unfettered Critic – March 2016
We first noticed it in October of 2014. Singer Paul Revere, of Paul Revere and the Raiders, died at age 76. The band was internationally known, but he’d been born […]
The Unfettered Critic – February 2016
Remember the slogan, “Don’t trust anybody over 30?” It was a centerpiece of the “generation gap,” that sprang up in the 1960s.
Well, a variant of that slogan has come back […]
The Unfettered Critic – Dec 2015/Jan 2016
A few weeks ago, on Halloween night, we found ourselves standing in the middle of Jacksonville’s historic cemetery.
It was quiet up there, and very dark. The outlines of nearby […]
The Unfettered Critic – November 2015
Mars is an unlucky place to be stranded. The planet awaits, desolate and bleak, offering an environment with no air to breath, no water to drink (well, a little, if […]
The Unfettered Critic – October 2015
Why is a trailer like a t-shirt?
Every film marketer knows something about t-shirts that bear movie logos: they’re only in demand before the movie is released. Fans of Quentin […]
The Unfettered Critic – September 2015
If you’ve encountered us on the streets of Jacksonville within the past twelve months, you may have overheard us in heavy discussion about the meanings of words like “trapunto” and […]
The Unfettered Critic – August 2015
Reluctant to step outside without a straw hat, sunscreen and a handheld, battery-powered portable fan? Yeah, us too.
We’re not the first to despair over the hot sun in the summertime. […]
The Unfettered Critic – July 2015
The Britt Classical Festival is about to begin. And we’re ecstatic!
Once again, one hundred-plus of the world’s finest musicians will take time from their tuneful day jobs to join us […]