I feel like this must have been done in some way already, but I don't think it has been done like this. Swap comparable homes of two families who live in racially or religiously or politically different neighborhoods. Move the families completely out of their homes, and into each other's. Follow them as they settle … Continue reading Reality Show Idea: House Swap
After watching the excellent new Predator movie "Prey", and seeing some online discussion about the best way to continue the Terminator franchise, it occurred to me that there is a viable way to do "Terminator vs. Predator" right: A non-Arnold, original-mission Terminator is sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor's mother while pregnant with … Continue reading Terminator vs. Predator
I recently finished watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and really enjoyed it. What we need now is a Diaz Investigations (or maybe Rosa Diaz, P.I.) spinoff. Still a comedy with both wacky potential and social issue opportunities, but centered on a proud, strong, smart, capable, bisexual Latina. She would regularly work cases with the NYPD, as they … Continue reading Brooklyn Nine-Nine Spinoff
Have two bands who admire each other's work each do a cover of their favorite song by the other group. The more different the genres or unique the individual groups' sounds, the better.
A yearly music collection of the best songs by all the famous musicians who died that year. They would generate unique, cross-genre collections that exposed new generations to great music and musicians of all kinds. This would work (in one incarnation or another) for TV shows, movies, books, and other media, as well.
There are lines in songs that stay with you forever. They strike a chord for whatever reason when you hear them – so much so that you may forget the name of the song, the artist, the other words, and even the tune, but that one amazing line is always there. For me, one of … Continue reading Unforgettable Lines: “Rocky Mountain Music”
It only took 35 years for me to hear The Beach Boys version of “California Dreamin’” for the first time -- and to be absolutely blown away by it. I never thought I’d be able to say anyone could top The Mamas and the Papas’ version, but The Beach Boys did it. The way they … Continue reading California Dreamin’ by The Beach Boys
I just recently discovered The Dead South, though they’ve been around more than a decade. They are what I guess qualifies as a bluegrass band, featuring banjo, mandolin, guitar, and cello (often played as a bass). I can safely say I’ve never heard anything like them before. The uniqueness of their sound blew me away … Continue reading The Dead South