Flat Circle 2.0: Taking My Blog To The Next Level

Last week the Flat Circle celebrated its first anniversary. I started the blog a year ago because I felt the urge to find my creative voice. I had hoped that in doing so I would also be able to build a new professional profile. Almost one year after I resumed blogging, I am happy to begin the second phase of the Flat Circle

Music Monday: Class Actress’s “Journal of Ardency”

HBO has a knack for including great music as a companion to their original programming. Dating back to The Sopranos, the title sequences and closing credits of an HBO show have often been a source of discovery for different types of music. The song from the closing credits of Barry’s first episode was HBO’s most recent nugget: Class Actress’s “Journal of Ardency.”

The Flat Circle Blog’s One Year Anniversary

One year ago today I began a new adventure. 365 days, 117 posts, and 31,496 visitors later, the Flat Circle Blog has reached its first anniversary. In the one year that I have been blogging I have learned so much about writing, the world of pop-culture, and myself.

Music Monday: Mike Campbell’s Heartbreaking Dirty Knobs Set

Music is often a vehicle for healing for listeners, but how do musicians find solace through those same songs? In the instance of Mike Campbell, it looks like he is starting to find a cathartic relationship with Heartbreakers music that he was a critical part of for over forty years through his side project, The Dirty Knobs. 

The Keystone Comic Con Is Coming To Philadelphia in 2018

If you live in Philadelphia and have ever looked longingly at San Diego’s Comic Con, something good is on the way. The Keystone Comic Con is scheduled to take place from September 14-16 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. This is the first edition of the Keystone Comic Con and could be the start of an amazing annual event in Philadelphia.

Music Monday: A Rare Gem From The xx

The xx are one of my favorite bands. The trio from the U.K. create a subdued style of Indie pop that blends electronic music and dream pop brilliantly. I have been hooked on the band ever since I heard their debut album. While looking back through my collection, I discovered an xx song from their early period that had been lost in the shuffle: the track “Insect.”

Five Classic Conan Remotes

April 13 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of Conan O’Brien's audition to replace David Letterman as host of NBC’s Late Night. No matter how memorable the Walker, Texas Ranger Lever or Max Weinberg PSAs have been, Conan is at his best when he is doing a remote piece in the field. If his show with TBS ever comes to a close, Conan could have an amazing Travel Channel program. Here are five classic Conan remotes:

My Cure For Writer’s Block: Pink Floyd’s Pulse

I have spent much of the last three days suffering from a bout of writer’s block. There are several half-written posts in a blog folder on my desktop. They are ideas that I have spent a lot of time on, but ultimately belong to another day. After glancing over at my DVD collection, I started to think about my old cure for writer’s block: Pink Floyd’s Pulse.

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