Last Tango … Sorry, Miley, maybe next time (if there is a next time)

I was going to see Miley Cyrus perform at the Fillmore in Detroit this Saturday. Not now. I’ve sold my tickets back to Ticketmaster, happily taking a loss, relieved that I don’t have to stand in a crowded venue to see a musician whose music and philosophy I really dig but who has the misfortune […]

Twerking, tongue all a-twangle: Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz

Lord, I’m tired of all the Miley-hatin’. She’s a cute gremlin of a girl trying to distance herself from a smothering Disney-funded-life, for which she should probably feel very grateful. But who can blame her for trying to express her own personality outside the pervasive marketing bubble of the Mouse House? The last time I […]

Yours truly as a guest on Brenda Meller’s video series Social Media P.I.E. – “Celebrate. Advocate. Reciprocate.” #Superfan #BeARoySexton

Facebook VIDEO: https://fb.watch/3BEXFKi1b7/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/wJES5jcS93g LinkedIn VIDEO: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/brendameller_linkedinlive-socialmediapie-bearoysexton-activity-6764372643287195648-BweD Thank you, dear Brenda Meller of Meller Marketing and Social Media P.I.E., for having me on today! We unveiled “C.A.R.” – an acronym I devised about 20 minutes before 🤣 – to help people become #socialmedia superfans. Celebrate. Advocate. Reciprocate. In retrospect, I should add an “E” […]

12 Days of Social Media: Yours Truly

The reality is that we and our colleagues, as professionals (and, cough, being of a certain age) have accumulated hundreds, nay, thousands of connections in our lives.

Ghosts of Christmas (movies) past: The Night Before (2015)

There is an interesting film – a loving/witty/sad/believable holiday movie gut-ache – lost somewhere amidst the rambling raunch and ribaldry of The Night Before.

“I guess there are no more rules about what a person can do to another person” – Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

That said, this movie finally delivers what stands as the series’ punchline and thesis: absolute power – in a media-saturated age – not only corrupts absolutely, but does so with a rationalizing, self-obsessed, materialistic, nihilistic glee.

“Been waiting for someone to tell me the color of MY wind.” Vanessa Williams at Detroit’s Motor City Casino Sound Board

Every number was delivered with smooth sophistication and aplomb, with the polish of a performer who dove into the muck, climbed out if it, and narrowly avoided a life of cruise ship dinner theatre performance (but still carries a few of those blue plate special, “so happy to be here with you fine folks” tics).

Coming out of the woods: Taylor Swift’s 1989 Tour at Detroit’s Ford Field

We had a debate about Taylor Swift at brunch today … well, not a debate so much as friendly banter, but, yes, about Taylor Swift. You see, I saw her stellar 1989 concert at Detroit’s Ford Field last night, and it seems to shock/awe/flabbergast that a grown (sort of) man appreciates the glittering pop output […]

It’s the end of the world as we know it … Chappie and Insurgent

I set forth on a double feature of Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie and Robert Schwentke’s Insurgent. While neither film is Tolstoy, it is interesting how both traffic in themes of persecution, isolation, pogrom-like social mandate, and government and big business collusion run amuck.

Manners maketh man? Fifty Shades of Grey and Kingsman: The Secret Service (films)

I feel like I need to have my brain scrubbed with turpentine and disinfectant after the double feature we just endured: Fifty Shades of Grey and Kingsman: The Secret Service. Were these movies bad? No, not at all. Did I enjoy myself? Yes, for great swaths of both flicks. Will I hate myself in the […]