About The Flat Circle

I started this blog in April of 2017 because I wanted to share pop-culture experiences:  blockbuster movies, entertainment guides,  TV shows, and emerging indie bands.

I have wide viewing and listening habits that fill my time. I blog to share the good, the bad, and lesser-known stuff that needs a chance.

Recurring posts include Music Monday and Smart TV, a weekly series on TV news and recommendations. You can follow by subscribing via e-mail or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

If you have any questions about working with The Flat Circle or about any of the blog’s content, feel free to reach out via e-mail (flatcircleblog@gmail.com).

– John Saeger


Blog Stuff:

The blog’s circuitous name was inspired by the first season of True Detective.

This is my second blog. I blogged about music on my old site, Long After Dark, from 2011 to 2013.

I am always on the lookout for blog topics of local interest like Philadelphia bands, the West Philly Porchfest, and Philly entertainment guides.

I also write about pop-culture from outside the Philadelphia area. Since I resumed blogging, I have watched more movies in theaters than I have since I was in middle school, resulting in things like my 2018 Oscar hunt. You can expect another movie binge ahead of the 2019 Oscars.

The Flat Circle Abroad

My interview with the amazing ladies of Words Between Coasts. In the Q&A I detail how I became interested in music and name my favorite films and television shows.

A collaboration with blogger Andy Shaw of Instafather on our favorite sitcom Dads. In the piece we name Dads ranging from Tim Taylor to Andre Johnson.

My guest post on The Recovering Perfectionist, which details how I use music for relaxation and the bands that I listen to achieve that state of mind.

A spot in the Dan Swords Featured Writer Friday series, which details a lot of the work that goes into blogging.

My post in By My Pen’s blogger series that lists my five favorite music books.


Personal Stuff:

I live in Narberth with my wife Janet.

I am 33 years old. I have lived in the Philadelphia area since 1991.

My sister and I have the same birthday, six years apart.

Before spending time with two different private investigation companies, I worked for a record store (Main Street Music in Manayunk) and book store (RIP, Borders Books and Music). I am currently a freelance writer.

Favorite Current TV Shows: Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, The Good Place, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Favorite Movies: The Dark Knight, The Natural, The Prestige, and Creed

Favorite Bands/Artists: The War on Drugs, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Raphael Saadiq, The xx


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