William Carl Ferleman is a professional music journalist and scholar. He has attended more rock shows than Sir Mick Jagger. He has completed coursework for his Ph.D. in English Renaissance literature. His latest scholarly publication is entitled “What if Lady Macbeth Were Pregnant?: Amativeness, Procreation, and Future Dynasty in Maqbool” (www.borrowers.uga.edu). He appreciates Nietzsche’s maxim: “Without music life would be a mistake.” He enjoys politics, debate, theatre, and Jameson Irish whiskey. He sleeps with his contrarian pussycat, Issa. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from The University of Kansas.
Tuesday, March 27 2007
Lost in the media's sensationalizing of Anna Nicole Smith was any sense of the human being behind the myth.
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Paul McCartney commanded the stage in Kansas City with an astonishing degree of seemingly effortless finesse. A most glorious concert.
Monday, July 14 2014
311 most definitely underscored its cannabis-friendly, mellow, laid-back facet, as more intense tracks were largely set aside. Yet again, though, 311 put on a top-notch, electric live show that few bands could touch.
Thursday, November 29 2012
Although Bruce Springsteen isn’t the king, he is The Boss. And the man can still sing.
Monday, November 26 2012
Aerosmith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, but its members have absolutely no plan to rest on its laurels.
Tuesday, September 18 2012
A brave and bold meditation on living, with adversity, in the face of certain death.
Thursday, May 1 2014
Doubtless, Bill Maher’s stand-up concert was mordant, hard-hitting, and spectacular, and yes, subsequent to the dreadful -- but comic gold -- Bush years.
Friday, April 11 2014
Lorde crowns herself as a pop princess at riveting, polished Kansas City show.
Monday, July 8 2013
Though both artists brought the requisite theatrics, this show nonetheless suffered from truncated set times.
Wednesday, October 3 2012
For those few fans who weren't able to attend Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion show in London, there is indeed good news. Celebration Day, a film of the concert, will hit various cinemas soon. Check dates at your local theatre.
Wednesday, September 26 2012
Three noteworthy dramas will be shown in certain cinemas.