Earlier this week Daryl Hall announced that he would resume filming new episodes of Live From Daryl’s House in 2018. The award-winning show has been on hiatus since 2016. The series is a showcase for remarkable collaborations between the soul singer and guest artists. A look back at the best episodes of Live From Daryl’s House reveals how amazing the initial run of the series was.
June was my busiest month as a blogger yet. I worked with a few different writers and diversified the content that appears on this site. By the end of the month, I was glad that my blog had increased its traffic, but I was more pleased that I had expanded The Flat Circle's workload. Hopefully that has resulted in a better experience for readers.
In September of 2016 my wife and I decided to experiment with TV streaming services. Our Comcast cable bill was too high and we wanted to save a little money on our monthly budgets. At the time I had only heard of Sling TV. The balance of live sports, streaming quality, and diverse programming set off a cord cutting endeavor that we did not wrap up until this spring, when we finally found the best streaming service for cord cutters in the Philadelphia area.
Last Friday television host, author, and chef Anthony Bourdain passed away in France. Bourdain was a big music fan. He featured musicians like Iggy Pop, Marky Ramone, and Alice Cooper on his show. One musician who he forged a bond with through his television work was Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age. Homme composed music for Bourdain’s No Reservations and appeared on the program.
At first, I was doubtful that this series could retain my interest due to the seemingly two-dimensional positivity of its title character. Audiences look for authenticity, not a forced look at the sunshine to blind themselves to reality around them. As the show progressed, I realized that the show championed finding positivity within the ever-present changes of an authentic life with no blinders. So how does this work within the world of Supergirl?
May was a transitional month for The Flat Circle Blog. As my second blogging stint hit its one-year anniversary, I decided to no longer cover podcasts and increase my focus on music. I also began writing sponsored content for the first time. This has allowed me to explore new avenues for the site.
One of the biggest blockbusters of the summer, Solo: A Star Wars Story, hits theaters today. To mark the release of the second Star Wars standalone movie, The Flat Circle is traveling to a Saturday Night Live episode from a long time ago in a sketch that never made it to air: “Casual Friday On The Death Star.”
IFC’s Brockmire is a blue, irreverent comedy that follows the odyssey of a wayward play-by-play man. The titular character, Jim Brockmire is a washed-up broadcaster who is stuck calling games in the minor leagues. He desperately wants to return to calling Major League games. The problem for Brockmire: he can’t actually return to the big leagues.
Saturday Night Live closed out their forty-third season last night. The episode, which was hosted by Tina Fey and featured Nicki Minaj as the musical guest, was emblematic of the variety show’s entire season. The SNL finale placed politics and cameos in the forefront of its show for yet another episode. They doubled-down on mediocre material that was a desperate attempt to put a lasting political stamp on the season. It was almost as if SNL was openly admitting that they cannot help themselves: they have a Trump problem