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Why “Flowers in the Attic” would make a great miniseries…and how the new version failed miserably

Posted 19 January 2014 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Four children, locked away as a dirty secret for years by a greedy, heartless mother and a vindictive grandmother. When Flowers in the Attic came out in 1979, the world went crazy, scrutinizing the book’s sordid tales of betrayal, murder, and incest behind the façade of a wealthy family name. A film version in 1987 […]

Depravity unleashed: NIN releases the infamously graphic film for “Broken”

Posted 05 January 2014 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment

This is not your mother’s Nine Inch Nails. After circulating amongst hushed whispers and 18th-generation VHS copies for 20 years, Trent Reznor‘s artistically nightmarish masterpiece, the short film based on his Nine Inch Nail’s EP “Broken,” has once again hit the net. A 20-minute excursion into the depths of sadistic torture, 1993’s Broken incorporates the […]

My end-of-year thoughts

Posted 31 December 2013 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment

For me, 2013 sucked. It was one of the hardest years of my life, and it seemed wherever I turned there was another roadblock, another obstacle, another kick in the groin. I would regain my footing, only to have discouragement and depression drag me down all over again. Personal relationships imploded, either by my mistakes, […]

The World is His Mixing Board

Posted 30 December 2013 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

An Interview with DJ Hifi Sean By Fred Pollard, One would be hard pressed to find a better example of someone who has taken what life had to offer and fashioned their own world, leaving their own unique footprint, than international DJ Hifi Sean. “To think that something that I have made has been played […]

Gruesome local murder hits close to home

Posted 21 December 2013 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 7 Comments

My town erupted in chatter yesterday when reports surfaced that a missing woman’s body had been found and her boyfriend arrested for her murder. It intensified as details emerged revealing gruesome details including shocking violence and decapitation. A 30-year-old woman in town lived with her 28-year-old boyfriend a few minutes away from me, in a […]

Check out country singer Drake Jensen’s new Christmas video!

Posted 18 December 2013 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

Drake Jensen has released his new Christmas single, and it is getting rave reviews! Drake is a good friend of mine, so I am a little biased, but I think it’s a beautiful song with the perfect tone to get even the grumpiest Grinch (like me) into the spirit of the holiday. Want the song […]

Dwonna Know What I Think: a war on Christmas?

Posted 17 December 2013 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Dr. Dwonna Naomi Goldstone is a Professor of English and Coordinator of the African American Studies Minor at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. She is also one of my favorite honkeys. Dwonna has an advice column, ranging in topics from race relations to wedding tips.Here is her most recent entry, talking about the Christmas/Xmas controversy:  […]

7 Stories from both sides of bullying

Posted 09 December 2013 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

Photo credit: Gabriella Fabbri For 16 years, young Maxwell spent each day trying to fit as a square peg in a round world. Autism is not an easy hurdle to overcome; it is often misunderstood, not only by others, but by those who live with the effects every day. Maxwell’s family says he made the best […]

Doug Strahm’s Album “Everything Has Changed” is changing attitudes everywhere!

Posted 05 December 2013 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

By Fred Pollard, In just a few short months, singer/songwriter Doug Strahm’s debut CD, “Everything Has Changed,” has burned up the web and has the community talking. The first single, “Leaving it Behind” and its accompanying video tell the story of a U.S. soldier leaving his loved ones to fight overseas. The new single, “Better […]

My interview with the incomparable Ann Walker, “LaVonda” from Sordid Lives!

Posted 12 November 2013 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

Somewhere in Palm Springs, there is a couple running around who can say they were married by LaVonda Dupree, the red-haired, foul-mouthed hell raiser from Sordid Lives.  “I performed my first ceremony in Palm Springs last weekend,” said Ann Walker, the award-winning actress who has portrayed LaVonda for nearly 20 years and who told me […]