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Did Kacey Musgraves Just Jump the Shark?

Posted by Greg on Aug 23, 2021 in Music

I was having a pretty good Monday until this piece of superfluous self-aggrandizement jumped across my screen.

Apparently Kacey Musgraves is releasing a new album Star-Crossed on Sept. 10 and with it comes a film co-produced by Interscope Films, Anonymous Content, MCA Nashville (her record label) and Paramount +. Read more…

 
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Live Review: Beaufort Water Festival 2021

Posted by Greg on Jul 22, 2021 in Music, Travel

The future of country music is a 5′8 blonde spitfire who wears a bandanda on her head and hails from Northeast Louisiana. She’s a former barrel racer who moved to Nashville in 2011 in a Thunderbird trailer. She’s sassy, sexy and not afraid to be vulgar. Her name is Lainey Wilson and if her set at Beaufort, SC’s Water Festival last Saturday is any indication she just might be racking up a ton of awards before she’s called it a career. Read more…

 
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A Long List of Film Recs After Viewing a Boatload of Screeners

Posted by Greg on Jul 21, 2021 in Movies

Parallel Love
-the alt-rock indie band Luxury tries to make it big in a small town in Georgia. A life-altering accident on the road to a gig re-orders their priorities and some of the band members become Eastern Orthodox priests. While that latter part is not touched upon nearly as much as we would have hoped for it is an inspiring and winning film that deserves more attention. Read more…

 
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Music Recs To Catch Up For Missed Time

Posted by Greg on Jul 19, 2021 in Music

We’re fully aware that we’ve been slacking big time and the day job has me way too busy. But here’s a look at a few artists and bands that have come across the SITH desk in the last week or two that we highly recommend.
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Films We Are Most Stoked to See This Summer/Fall

Posted by Greg on Jul 17, 2021 in Movies

The Many Saints of Newark
-Sopranos prequel
-Gandolfini’s son in starring role as young Tony.
-I didn’t even watch much of the Sopranos and this trailer has me hooked.
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Checking in…..

Posted by Greg on Jul 16, 2021 in Op-Ed

Hey there friends. Wow, it’s been a while. Not much I can say in the way of excuses for such a long absence. I think our last post was mid-May. Yikes. Well, here’s the latest: I returned to working full-time in late May and have been pretty swamped since. I have a new position and it requires an immense amount of time. I’m also in the middle of a weight-loss program and that takes away from my free time.

Trust me when I say there have been hundreds of great movies, singer-songwriters and bands that I would LOVE to write about, but finding the time has been arduous. As always, I vow to try and get some content up so that this blog can still bobble along. But for the sake of reality, it might be best to say that SITH is currently on summer break. Not sure what the future holds as I start seminary next month. But I still have a passion for posting about music and film and I’m hoping I can get some more posts up before Labor Day.

 
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EP of the Week: Mark Erelli – Jackpot EP

Posted by Greg on May 12, 2021 in Music

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Anyone who has read this blog for some time knows how much we enjoy the music of Mark Erelli. Given that fact it might come as a surprise to learn that it took us 3.5 months to listen to his latest EP Jackpot. Boy was that a mistake on our part. Read more…

 
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Song of the Week: Counting Crows – “Elevator Boots”

Posted by Greg on May 12, 2021 in Music

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Despite being a fan of nearly all of their pre-albums, we have to admit we’ve been pretty sour on the last couple of Counting Crows albums. Underwater Sunshine felt too self-indulgent while Somewhere Under Wonderland just felt thin and ho-hum. It’s been a long seven years since then but Adam Duritz and crew have returned with aplomb in the form if “Elevator Boots.” Winsome, roost and deeply felt “Elevator Boots” is arguably the band’s strongest lead single since “You Can’t Count on Me.” Read more…

 
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Pardon our silence yet again…..

Posted by Greg on May 5, 2021 in Op-Ed

…..we’re steadily working at trying to get more posts up this year. We’ve hit a wall since April and have found ourselves quite busy. Most of April was spent celebrating my 40th birthday and shuffling between doctor’s appointments. I’m once again working through some speech therapy issues, sinus issues and of course this Wegener’s disease. This is a passion project after all and one can only post when feeling said passion. The passion lately is for film, but that’s not to say we are not shining a light on music. To that end, there’s been a lot of great music released in the last few weeks that has our interest piqued and we’re hoping this month will be more productive from the blogging side of things. Those of you that read this blog faithfully know how to reach me, so feel free to drop a line. Would love to hear from our readers. Until then, stay safe and please remind your loved ones how much they are loved as often as you damn well can.

 
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Song of the Day: Bright Eyes – “I’ve Flirted With You All My Life” (Vic Chesnutt cover)

Posted by Greg on Apr 3, 2021 in Music

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When not reviewing music and film, you can find me lifting weights at a local gym. My personal trainer Garrett is a Cleveland-bred recording artist who just might be the biggest Bright Eyes fan I’ve ever met. During yesterday’s session he introduced me to a Bright Eyes’ cover of Vic Chesnutt’s mortality ballad “I’ve Flirted With You All My Life” and well, the listening experience was otherworldly. Read more…

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