Essential Listening: Amanda Palmer #payitforward @amandapalmer

Essential Listening: Cabaret Rock Star, Amanda Palmer! A True Renaissance Woman Capable of Just About Everything! All month long I’m paying it forward to a small select group of folks that I feel could use a signal boost (for the blog schedule this month, click here). Last week I went local, covering the creative accomplishments of a handful of my friends. Both Craig Kotfas and Rody Hillman have recorded full length albums for purchase (you can read their articles here and here, respectively), and Bobby Baham has filmed and released…

Making A Case for a Director’s Cut for the 1998 Avengers Film #Avengers #DirectorsCut #OpenLetter

Making A Case for a Director’s Cut for the 1998 Avengers Film In the dying end of the summer box office rush in 1998, Warner Brothers quietly released a re-imagined feature film version of the cult classic UK spy TV series The Avengers (not based on the Marvel comics superhero series). Directed by Jeremiah Chechik (Benny & Joon, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and countless episodes of great TV shows such as Chuck and the Middleman) and produced by Jerry Weintraub (legendary producer of films such as Nashville, Diner, the Karate…