Over the last month it has been a bit of a struggle for me to produce much of the content that I have set out to create for this blog. I have consumed a lot of great shows, movies, music, and podcasts that have inspired a wealth of half-written posts. There were some post ideas that were ultimately derailed by writer’s block or a lack of focus. It has been hard to watch a season of The Crown or Lady Bird and not be able to complete some of my ideas.
I began my second endeavor into blogging on April 30, 2017. It did not take me long to realize that I needed to upgrade my site, but procrastination has a way of interfering with the best intentions. I have spent the last few months waiting for the right time to make some changes and begin... Continue Reading →
On October 27 Netflix released the second season of Stranger Things. One of the best and most bingeable television shows of 2016, the captivating Science Fiction drama returned with the same group of kids from Hawkins, Indiana. The unique series could have been mere lightening in a bottle, but following the gang around as they... Continue Reading →
This post contains spoilers about the Netflix series Mindhunter. On October 13, Netflix released its newest incursion into the true crime genre, Mindhunter. Starring Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv, the ten-episode series is a fictionalized account of the FBI’s development of criminal profiling in the ‘70s. The series emerges from the basement of... Continue Reading →
This post contains spoilers about the seventh season of Game of Thrones Game of Thrones finished its seventh and penultimate season on Sunday evening. The series wrapped its shortest season with the confirmation of a major fan theory (R + L = J) and epic use of an ice-spewing dragon. Here are seven thoughts on... Continue Reading →
From the minute “Mr. Brightside” was released as a single, The Killers were an “it” band. The Las Vegas group debuted with a roar in 2003 and achieved some serious arena rock glory. While The Killers never really went away, their run of hits waned after their two initial records. Their subsequent albums lacked the... Continue Reading →
The Flat Circle will publish a Spotify playlist every month that showcases a wide range of music. Each playlist will typically draw from emerging indie groups, established alternative bands, and some R&B artists as well. The playlist is also available under the Playlist tab on the of the page. May's playlist includes work from several... Continue Reading →
Three years ago I retired my blog Long After Dark. I have no regrets from putting my music blog aside. During that time author Sarah Vowell underscored how I felt at an author event. The author, who was discussing her book, Lafayette In the Somewhat United States, said that she had been a music critic earlier... Continue Reading →