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.
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.
Wednesday, August 29 2012
While Colley and Varney's Sexing Hitler looks at the Third Reich's use and abuse of sex dolls, Ice Cream Social..Issues involves a family intervention to provide commentary on America's drug war.
Tuesday, July 17 2012
In the very least, if not a hagiography, Cleopatra is afforded much attention in this rendition. And what a delightful and instructive rendition it is.
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.
Monday, September 24 2012
A seminal concert from the influential glam-band Queen will hit the silver screen for the first time.
Thursday, August 2 2012
Gore Vidal, 1925-2012. A great man of letters, Gore Vidal has died. Mr. Vidal was a public figure a la Truman Capote and Norman Mailer, and perhaps Christopher Hitchens. Moreover, he wrote about 25 novels. Nonetheless, he was truly remembered for calling William F. Buckley Jr. a "crypto-Nazi" during a 1968 televised debate.