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 […]

Look what they’ve done to my song – by Paula & Terry Erdmann

The Unfettered Critic – March 2015

British singer/songwriter Sam Smith is either a very lucky guy…or not quite so.

Smith reached the top of the charts last year with his soulful composition, “Stay With Me.” Then, just […]

with a little help from their (female) friends. . . – by Paula & Terry Erdmann

The Unfettered Critic – February 2015

The movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid opens with this line on the screen: “Most of what follows is true.” While the main characters actually existed, their story’s timeframe […]

Once More, with feeling… – by Paula & Terry Erdmann

The Unfettered Critic – December 2014/January 2015

It’s one of the most unnerving scenes in cinema history. A woman sneaks into the room where her husband has been writing his novel. She peeks at the sheet […]

Gastronomic Adventures in the City of Angels – by Paula & Terry Erdmann

We’ve been asked why we don’t include restaurant reviews in our ramblings on all things “entertainment.” The simple answer is that we know better. The servers and chefs of Jacksonville’s dozen eating establishments are almost […]

And the beat goes on… by Paula & Terry Erdmann

The Unfettered Critic – October 2014

The Britt season has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean our need for live music has ended. We love live music. In fact, as Woody Allen explained in […]

A Fan for Fall Season – by Paula & Terry Erdmann

The Unfettered Critic – September 2014

Watching TV has never been so easy. Or so hard.

Remember when three networks—CBS, NBC and ABC—scheduled our viewing for us? Today we download favorite shows to “devices” like smart phones, […]

A Classical Gas – by Paula & Terry Erdmann

The Unfettered Critic – August 2014

We were taken aback last summer when a friend grumbled that George Gershwin’s l925 composition “Concerto in F” shouldn’t have been on a Britt conductor’s playlist. “The piece is one […]

We’re Only Here For the Food

The Unfettered Critic – July 2014

You’ve seen a great food movie or two, right? One that teases your salivary glands the way a romance tugs at your heartstrings? Tampopo (1985) presents a bowl of noodles […]