This Month – October


At the end of a silent month here on Featured Mag (a bit more on that in next week’s post), here’s the round up post:

Read – Online

Robyn released her new album after an almost 10 year absence. How Robyn transformed pop music.

I have written before about the Deciem drama, which finally seems to have come to an end now that their CEO, who exhibited highly disturbing behaviour has been fired. For all that want to read up on the story from the beginning, here’s a time line.

Montserrat Caballé passed away.

Interesting article about white rappers.

Whitewashing in food craft circles.

My Disability Story Isn’t For Your Catharsis. Interesting article about a thing that I, being chronically ill, often think about.

When Chicana party crews ruled Los Angeles, article by Guadalupe Rosales, who curates the Veteranas & Rucas Instagram.

100 websites that shaped the internet as we know it.

Wabi-sabi. Sounds nice, which it is.

A couple of months ago I linked to a podcast about the pop punk voice. So how about the Indie Pop Voice? For those going “The WHAT?!” here’s an article that explains everything about this Indie Pop Voice.

Listened to – Music

SOPHIE’s Oil of every pearl’s un-insides album.

Danny L Harle – 1UL

Daft Punk Alive 2007.

Listened to – Podcasts

De Machine, a Dutch podcast about the music industry.

Watched – Films and Documentaries

The McQueen documentary.

School life about husband and wife team John en Amanda Leyden who teach at Headfort School, a boarding school where they teach their students to become the best person they can be. Note: I was very shocked by the uh, backwards ideas some of the students had about homosexuality. I understand that this school is located in Ireland, but damn. It’s a short scene, in which the teacher challenges their ideas and tries to get them to change their minds, but I was still shocked to hear such young kids say things like that.

Robby Müller – Living the light. About cameraman Robby Müller and his quest for perfect light.

My generation. About the swinging 60ies.

Grace Jones – Bloodlight and Bami

Watched – TV and Youtube

Made a ZINE in 24 hours on RISO printing.

In the end” by Mike Shinoda and the entire audience at Reading 2018. I cried like whoa.

Sam Johnson is a voice teacher and critiques singers both known and unknown in a wonderfully constructive manner. Very educational!

The Rave Years – With Keith Flint & Richard Russell.

Ski Oakenfull reconstructs Unfinished Sympathy from literally nothing.

Miscellaneous awesomeness

Nook PET Felt Lounge Chair, a chair made out of recycled plastic bottles. I’ve sat in one, and it’s a wonderful chair.

30 years of Dutch dance.

Bubble buddy, a grater made out of recycled plastics, that you can use to make your own detergent.

Having a hard time memorising your study notes? Sans forgetica to the rescue!


This month – September


Read – Online

Wanna expand your airport but there’s no room? In LA they just tear down an entire neighbourhood. I don’t think this would be considered an acceptable solution for Schiphol‘s issues.

For the people who walk a lot: Watch your step: why the 10,000 daily goal is built on bad science.

Here in Amsterdam some communications person at the city council decided to glue three streets together into the Eilandenboulevard (“Isle boulevard”), in SF and LA entire neighbourhoods are renamed by Google.

The V&A Dundee museum, you know, the one that looks like a boatis now officially open!

My new obsession: House of Talent, a real life soap series in which 8 talented young musicians compete against themselves and each other in hopes of establishing a musical career.

Listened to – Music

I’ve mostly been listening to whatever was being performed on House of Talent. Which, strangely enough for a show that claims to want to help co-create and launch original artist, are mostly covers.

Listened to – Podcasts

Only Dutch podcast De Machine, where I picked up on the whole House of Talent phenomenon.

Watched – Films and Documentaries

None! I obviously watched way too many episodes of House of Talent.

Watched – TV and Youtube

A relaxede Journal with me: let’s unwind & be creative.

The Death of the YouTuber: a video essay about YouTuber-dom has developed since 2005.

Yo-Yo Ma: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert.

A lovely holiday video fromm CatCreature, who visited her parents in Calfornia.

YouTube: Manufacturing Authenticity (For Fun and Profit): a captivating video essay in which manufactured authenticity is explored.

AHobonichi Techo 2019 unboxing!!!

An must view video for everyone who is considering getting a Watercolour Tattoo.

In this video, DJ and producer Steffi is exactly everything I want to be in my next life.

Miscellaneous awesomeness

I glazed some ceramics! As soon as they are back from being baked, I’ll add the insta picture.