How Television & Films Affect our Writing

Today social media is all the rage but so is Television and Film has made a comeback on the small screen. The cinema is not quite gone but the number of people who grace a theater chair has diminished considerably since Cable TV and STREAMING.

#COGNITIVEFUNGUS is on one main #socialmedia site – #instagram

and that is because our bass player/songwriter got into #freespeech trouble on #twitter & #facebook. Since 2004 when FB was founded our bass player has had at least 2 different emails to log onto the platform PER YEAR. We told her to stop going on the platform and she’s agreed – FB is not a forum we use a lot. Our lead guitarist has a presence that is over 1 Thousand followers but we don’t yet have a page for our business.

Twitter was another story prior to 2016 when the biggest conman that ever ran for #POTUS won and it went downhill from there. Our National News outlets, TV reporters and channels, Celebrities and actors and others from political parties around the world make their presence known on that platform. Now that the 2nd biggest troll has taken over that platform it is no good for anyone. That’s just a personal observation. We could never really get people to hear our music on any of these platforms save for INSTAGRAM and SOUNDCLOUD. After 20

The latter being relevant because we are members of a Soundcloud program that promotes our music on College stations, internet stations and through Pandora, SoundCloud itself and Jango.

We have fans- from all over the world – but in truth there is just the two of us for now. A music duo who etched their music from the days of #NEWWAVE & @PUNK. So back in the day. Sure there are #OPENMICS

where a band or people from a band goes to a showcase and plays a song or two so people hear their music but it isn’t the same thing as it used to be back in the last century. All you had to do was know a couple of people and you booked a night at say #MAXSKANSASCITYCLUB. That place was like our 2nd home and we didn’t know each other then. My band used to be THE CULPRITS and we had following there. I fondly remember my Fridays at Max’s in the mornings where I go and get my pint and a cheeseburger from Debbie Harry (#blondie) who used to waitress there. I dunno if she remembers me but I remember her. I saw BLONDIE many times in my life as a band and they also had a home at MAX’s.

Funny thing about TV & FILM – they tend to influence people in many different ways. For me, the show that influenced me the most in recent years was #KILLINGEVE, A BBC America Original and a very addictive show. The first season written by #phoebewallerbridge was PERFECTLY crafted so that every episode following the first was linear. She created a wonderful and interesting first season.

I will write more about these different shows that influenced our writing in the following blog I plan to write on Thursday.


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