Make Your Own New Kind of Music – Paula & Terry Erdmann

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 […]

V is for… – by Paula & Terry Erdmann

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 […]

Survivor: The Martian Chronicles – by Paula & Terry Erdmann

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 […]

Predicting the Future, Hollywood Style – by Paula & Terry Erdmann

The Unfettered Critic – October 2015

Why is a trailer like a t-shirt?

Showbiz, baby!

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 […]

Las Vegas: The Final Frontier – by Paula & Terry Erdmann

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 […]

Outlasting the Smoldering Doldrums – by Paula & Terry Erdmann

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. […]

Something Classical This Way Comes – by Paula & Terry Erdmann

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 […]

Sound checking the 2015 Britt lineup (part two) – by Paula & Terry Erdmann

The Unfettered Critic – June 2015

08/08/08.

That’s the date we arrived in Jacksonville. Not being numerologists, we had no idea of how auspicious a day it would prove to be. Our new house, located near the […]

Ain’t we got fun: The 2015 Britt lineup – by Paula & Terry Erdmann

The Unfettered Critic – May 2015

You probably heard a while back that Weird Al Yankovic will be coming to J’Ville’s Britt hill. Yup, on September 2 that freaky accordion player who turned “Beat It” into […]

Crossing the Final Frontier – by Paula & Terry Erdmann

The Unfettered Critic – April 2015

Two men with irrevocably intertwined lives passed away at the end of February: a world-famous actor, beloved by millions; and a highly successful producer, well known in Hollywood, less familiar […]