This Month – July

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Read – Online

Serial Predator R. Kelly Gets 30 Years for Sex Crimes, Trafficking
Gabby Petito’s Life With—And Death By—Brian Laundrie “Forensically examining Instagram accounts, interviews, and police reports, author Kathleen Hale reconstructs their relationship, and ultimately Petito’s murder”. The fact that it was possible to reconstruct all this from public sources, is… bizarre;
Chloe Sherman has an exhibit of pictures from the LGBTIQA+ community in San Francisco in the ’90;
Vintage Burger King Is Discovered Fully Intact Behind a Wall at a Delaware Mall
Why Are You Stranded? Great essay by Nicole Zhao;
Lofi Girl: YouTube sorry for taking down music stream And rightfully so!
Why life as a millennial is so dull Being young kinda sucks for an entire generation, apparently;
The Problem With Pools The many problems having a pool causes;
The bleak spectacle of the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp trial “When you hear hooves, think horse, not zebra”, people;
If you sometimes think you’re kinda weird, read this 2 part article, and you will come to the conclusion that, nah, you’re ok: Scene Stealer: The True Lies of Elisabeth Finch, Part 1 en Scene Stealer: The True Lies of Elisabeth Finch, Part 2 Niet ok, dit;
Skin Deep is a database with pictures of skin ailments on different skin tones;
The first paragraph contains everything there is to say about Polanski: Gascón Opens Door for Polanski to Beat Child Sex Rap, Return to L.A.
98 Years Later, Bruce’s Beach Land Returned to Wronged Black Family It’s about time;
Living the Anna Sui Fantasy
MURMURATION WITH RISA MICKENBERG: THE EMOTIONAL LABOR MOVEMENT & HERMETTE: an aspirational lifestyle magazine for lady hermits and the magazine they’re talking about: Hermette Magazine

Listened to – Music

Messer – ‘Leather’ lyric video (Mitch Grassi)
Emily Blue – ‘The Afterlove’ [FULL ALBUM] WHY IS THIS NOT A WORDWIDE, MILLION SELLING ALBUM?
The Breakfast Club – Right On Track (1987)
Yeasayer – O.N.E. (Official Music Video)

Listened to – Podcasts

None in English.

Watched – Films and Documentaries

White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch A Mess.
The Ponds A feel good documentary about a group of outdoor swimmers in London;

Watched – TV and Youtube

Songs That Changed Music: RELAX – Frankie Goes To Hollywood with Stephen Lipson This is SO fascinating!

Miscellaneous awesomeness

Benjamin Li is a Dutch artist of Chinese ancestry. One of his art projects involves him visiting as many Chinese-Indonesian restaurants, a type of restaurant and cuisine that only exist in The Netherlands. This type of restaurant is quickly disappearing due to there not being successors interested in continuing in the restaurant business. With this type of restaurant comes a very distinct visual style, and Benjamin Li’s website is designed to look like a traditional Chinese-Indonesian restaurant menu.

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This Month – June

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Read – Online

*BRB moving* Private Paradise: Inside the Renowned Carson Mansion
Chubby disco dancing cat friends: Elton John & Dua Lipa ‘Cold Heart’ (PNAU remix) by Raman Djafari and Raman Djafari creates a joyful disco universe for Elton John and Dua Lipa;
Mitch Grassi of Messer & Pentatonix about Fashion & Music
Why Is Exhaustion So Normalized for Black Women?
The Man Who Broke the R. Kelly Story on Why His 30-Year Sentence Is Just the Beginning

Listened to – Music

Foreigner – Cold As Ice (Official Music Video)
The Stranglers – Golden Brown (Restored Music Video)
Storytime with LP: once upon a time a very very long ago, I found myself by myself on the dance floor of a mediocre club during a high school party. As in: I was literally the only person on the dance floor, the rest of the attendees were getting their liquor on at the bar. #thispartysucks Anyway, I was busting some moves when all of a sudden the best track EVER was played. For years and years I’ve tried to find it, and while I did find a fragment of it a couple of years ago, I have now found the entire track now I have. Have a listen and go bezerk: DJ Bewan – Chicken Song (Full Version)
The Killers – Always On My Mind (ft. Pet Shop Boys) (Glastonbury 2019)
Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You (Pennis Pops Out, 24th Aug 1995
Sheila E. – The Glamorous Life (Official Music Video) Though I’m not sure if he’s her lover or her stalker to be honest;
S10 – De Diepte – LIVE – Netherlands 🇳🇱 – Grand Final – Eurovision 2022
PinkPantheress ft. WILLOW – Where you are (Official Video)
Aeon Fux – Two Of Hearts Cover
Grace Kelly and Leo P: Blue M&Ms (360 video at Power Station at BerkleeNYC) You can follow them around the room. 360 videos are such a magical invention;
Evelyn Thomas – High Energy
Prince, Prince and The Revolution – Let’s Go Crazy (Live in Syracuse, March 30, 1985)
Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine Live at The Ritz 1987
This song is for anyone who is sick of earth . (Earth Is Ghetto original song )
Tony Clarke – Ain’t Love Good Ain’t Love Proud
Elton John – Tiny Dancer (Official Music Video)
Britney Spears – Toxic (Izzy Perri Cover)

Listened to – Podcasts

None

Watched – Films and Documentaries

None

Watched – TV and Youtube

Inside Designer Rick Owens’s Minimalist Home Filled With Wonderful Objects | Vogue
James Acaster on Ricky Gervais’ Trans Jokes | COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999
Nish Kumar – Ricky Gervais Transphobia
What Makes This Song Stink Ep. 6 – Red Hot Chili Peppers “Dani California” For music nerds with ADHD. I honestly cried laughing;
What Makes This Song Stink Ep. 4 – “Hey Soul Sister: The Movie” featuring Dr. Dog Another gem, and a great companion to this video: POP SONG REVIEW: “Hey, Soul Sister” by Train;
Pianos are Never Animated Correctly… (Aristocats)

Diverse leutigheden

Cynthia Minet makes moving sculptures out of recycled plastic;
Rhys Kelly makes eye portrait jewelry;
Quiet Near Me for when you want peace and quiet;
Trixie Beschermrekje voor Kantelraam to make sure your cat doesn’t die a horrid death getting stuck in your “kantelraam” (a type of tilting window that’s very common here in The Netherlands);

Basically all sportsball sports to me:

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