The Pro-Corporate Conservative Dog-Whistle that is HILLBILLY ELEGY


I was incredibly disappointed to see that Ron Howard was making a film version of HILLBILLY ELEGY for Netflix. I’ve never been much of a fan of Howard’s films as director, but have always admired his work as an actor ever since he was a kid. My concern about HILLBILLY ELEGY is that its author,Continue reading “The Pro-Corporate Conservative Dog-Whistle that is HILLBILLY ELEGY”

America No Longer Has A Viable Opposition Party To Conservative Ideology


In today’s American two-Party system, there is no active opposition party to Conservative ideology or an opposition party with a pro-active message (despite the Progressive movement within the Democratic Party and other parties that are not “officially” recognized). I used to watch Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes on MSNBC. But I was so discouraged andContinue reading “America No Longer Has A Viable Opposition Party To Conservative Ideology”

When They Go Low, So Do We: The Final Presidential Debate


I came to this final presidential debate not looking for more proof that Trump was despicable. I came looking for more reasons to feel some measure of hope about voting for Hillary. And at the beginning of the debate, I got some of that. But it didn’t last long. You see, this is where itContinue reading “When They Go Low, So Do We: The Final Presidential Debate”

Double G & Hal Masonberg on Chet Hanley’s “JAZZ IN THE MODERN ERA”


New doc JAZZ NIGHTS: A CONFIDENTIAL JOURNEY’s sax player and composer extraordinaire, Geoff “Double G” Gallegos and JAZZ NIGHTS’ director Hal Masonberg were this week’s guests on Chet Hanley’s 3-hour TV show JAZZ IN THE MODERN ERA from April 5, 2016. There’s a lot of music and extraordinary archival video to listen and watch onContinue reading “Double G & Hal Masonberg on Chet Hanley’s “JAZZ IN THE MODERN ERA””

Fear The Walking Dead Writers


You know things are off to a bad start when you can feel the writers’ fear more than the characters’. I always thought the writing on THE WALKING DEAD was terribly inconsistent. Sometimes downright awful. But I love the zombie genre (saw NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD in a movie theater at age 9 andContinue reading “Fear The Walking Dead Writers”