Today is the second anniversary of The Flat Circle. In that time, I have committed my share of blogging mistakes and learned a few lessons. When I look back over the last two years, I cringe at earlier posts that did not pan out. Over time, I have picked up strategies that have made blogging... Continue Reading →
Philadelphia has a robust music scene. The city has become a hotbed for young artists and many local Philadelphia bands have grown national profiles. There has not been a “Philly sound,” either. Artists and songwriters have a diverse musicality that creates an exciting environment for fans. Here are some of the Philly artists who are making amazing music in 2019:
After spending two weeks resolving character arcs and winding tension like a coiled spring, Game of Thrones exploded with its most thrilling episode to date, "The Long Night." The previous episode was the last moment of relative peace on the series. The third episode of the final season was the first of three that will be immersed in blood, death, and drama.
Few fictional attorneys are more infamous than Saul Goodman. The Better Call Saul lawyer, Cinnabon employee, and scam artist has a loose moral compass. As we've seen on Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, ethical violations are more strategy than deterrent. Played by actor Bob Odenkirk, the character has earned every bit of the nickname... Continue Reading →
After spending most of the first episodes of season eight reconnecting characters who spent most of the last seven seasons apart, the second episode of the final Game of Thrones season used redemption and forgiveness to bring many characters full circle. One of the best written episodes in the series also brought to mind an important episode from season two.
Beyond monster slam dunks and iconic Cinderella upsets there are alluring dynamics that make basketball one of the most popular sports in the world. Factors that go far beyond the nostalgia of city playgrounds and Hoosiers cornfields. There are a handful of compelling basketball documentaries on Netflix that explore the growing world of hoops, traveling from Harlem to Canada and India to explore high school, college, the NBA, and even wheelchair basketball.
Few television series implemented music as well as The Sopranos. The HBO show featured an incredible soundtrack comprised of different styles of rock, standards, classical music, and R&B. Music from the series was reissued for Record Store Day this year. The re-released Sopranos: Peppers & Eggs vinyl not only made for one of the standouts... Continue Reading →
This recap contains spoilers and reactions to the Game of Thrones episode "Winter Is Here," Season 8, Episode 1 .
Record Store Day 2019 is almost here. The twelfth edition of the international event includes limited releases from big names like Courtney Barnett and David Bowie. Philly record shops are doing a lot more than selling collectible vinyl and used CDs on April 13. Discounts, in-store performances, libations, and even specialty coffee and donuts are among the... Continue Reading →