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Fortitude Magazine Exclusive LaunchBox: Juliette Commagere.

The solo work of the former Hello Stranger singer is gathering momentum.

Cutting herself a large slice of the pie, pop sensation Juliette Commagere has stepped into a new solo environment, and is planting her own seeds of inventiveness and imagination. 172 more words

Happy Birthday, Mavis Staples

Legendary soul and gospel singer Mavis Staples turns 75 today and she is truly an inspiration. She began her career in 1950 with her father, Pops Staples, and her siblings Cleotha, Yvonne, and Pervis in the Staple Singers. 290 more words

Memphis In 4 Days

Paris, Texas (1984)

Paris, Texas, Wim Wenders. Anyone who tells you this movie has no plot isn’t familiar with the precepts of Aristotelian drama and should be shunned. A modern exploration of the concept of ‘katastrophe’ , with a script cowritten by the exalted Sam Shepard, is filmed in a flat, subdued key by Robby Muller that creates a visual expansiveness at odds with the explosion of the characters’ lives. 137 more words

Dr G's Random, Inconsistent, And Unqualified Film Recommendations

PARIS, TEXAS (1984) revisited

 Greetings again from the darkness. It’s been 30 years. The movie hasn’t changed. I remember every scene. So that means it’s ME that has changed. While I really liked the movie on its 1984 release, it’s only now that I truly appreciate the brilliance of the script, the music, the direction, the photography and the acting … much less the wide range of emotions released in the smallest ways possible. 765 more words


Country and Western Love Tanka

Now your love for me
Feels like the love of Jesus
Neither of you will
Return any of my calls
Both of you have angry dads



Tres Guitarros Vacation!

Vacation time is my favorite time of year, too. This show is music on vacation, so it will be perfect for you to listen to. 183 more words


Music Mondays #4 ... Here Comes The Night

A fellow WordPress blogger posted a great note + link in the comments section of… 481 more words