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This month – August

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Read – Online

Messer Runs to Where ‘Angels Pray’;
Lighter than Air “The members of disability arts company Kinetic Light discuss collaboration and kinship”;
A Problem: When your friend group has that one person who won’t get vaccinated
The False Promise of Anti-Racism Books About how only reading about racism isn’t going to solve anything;
Food, Race, and Power: Who gets to be an authority on ‘ethnic’ cuisines? As a half-Portugese person who had to suffer through an elevator pitch about the existence of tremoços by a very Dutch businessman who had just found out about their existence 6 months earlier and who refused to stop talking even after I repeated “I am Portugese, I’ve known about them all my life” several times, I had FEELS reading this article.

Listened to – Music

Ikson – Outside (Official)
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana (Too Many Zooz Cover)
Inner City – Good Life (Official Video)
The Shamen – Move any mountain
Soul II Soul – Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) (Official Music Video)
Messer – Roses EP visualiser Yes, it’s Mitch Grassi.

Listened to – Podcasts

None in English.

Watched – Films and Documentaries

Abstract: The Art of Design Over de inspiratie en het werkproces van diverse designers, van schoen tot gebouw;
Pretend it’s a City Fran Lebowitz heeft een mening. En wat mij betreft eigenlijk bijna altijd gelijk.

Watched – TV and Youtube

why it took me so long to come out, early signs I was QUEER + how to know if you’re LGBTQ Because there might be a plethora of reasons why it takes people longer to discover and accept who they are, and we tend to forget that that is not only a thing of older generations;
The Deadliest Trend on TikTok Yet | An analysis “About toxic tiktok, the bbl-effect, the Kardashians, and plastic surgery”;
I can’t stop comparing my life to others on social media “In this video essay we discuss toxic positivity, hustle culture, bo burnham’s inside, and why you’re always comparing your life to others on social media”;
Dale Chihuly glass baskets;
WHAT EVERY ONE IS WEARING IN NEW YORK | SUMMER TRENDS 2021
Interview with Mitch Grassi of MESSER
Henk & Louise Schiffmacher | My Life in Fashion | SUBTITLED | Interview

Miscellaneous awesomeness

Castro Smith makes amazing rings

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This month – July

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Read – Online

Interesting: L.A. Is Now a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Here’s Why It’s a Big Deal
And in yet another instance of “criminalise homelessness, in a roundabout way this time”: L.A. City Council Approves a Controversial Anti-Camping Ordinance
Is Earth’s Inbox Full? How virtual inboxes and other cloud based services waste physical energy, and what you can do to change that..

Geluisterd – Muziek

If Blink 182 Wrote ‘A Thousand Miles’ by Vanessa Carlton
PinkPantheress – Passion (Official Audio)
Dee Gees – Hail Satin The Foo Fighters’ disco album. Yup, you read that right.
The Cure – Pictures Of You In case you need a good cry.
Scooter – Posse (I Need You On The Floor)(Official Video HQ)

Geluisterd – Podcasts

None.

Gezien – Films en documentaires

TINA (2021), the Tina Turner documentary. An honest documentary about her difficult life. I was very impressed by  how she didn’t choose a toxic positive interpretation, but instead chose to show her life as she experienced it.

Gezien – TV en Youtube

Pacific Crest Trail Series by lena Osborne, trail name Tip Tap;
Dave Grohl Inspired By Disco Drum Beats That explains the disco album.

Diverse leutigheden

The Mini-Oramics Machine designed by synthesiser pioneer Daphne Oram, built by Tom Richards, who used her notes. He also extensively studied her and her work, to the point that he wrote a thesis about her, downloadable at the bottom of the page linked. Super interesting!2

This Month – June

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Read – Online

Rat Magawa retires: After Years Of Detecting Land Mines, A Heroic Rat Is Hanging Up His Sniffer

COVID Has Caused Millions to Lose their Sense of Smell—One Writer’s Journey to a Scentless Life and Back

Myspace-famous musician Dahvie Vanity was accused of child sex abuse for years. Now the FBI is involved. It’s been almost a year since this article, and as far as I know he’s still walking around somewhere. Fascinating, how that works?  /sarcasme

Arabelle wrote another interesting article: Dress-Coding: Arabelle Sicardi’s study of fashion vs. technology, weaving and code and gave an interview: Arabelle Sicardi’s Favorite Word to Say is “No.”

Singer Wes Madiko, author of the hit “Alane”, dies at the age of 57

The Modern Trap of Turning Hobbies Into Hustles

Chris Crocker, ‘Leave Britney Alone’ Video Creator, Reflects On What’s Changed

Listened to – Music

Listened to – Podcasts

None

Watched – Films and Documentaries

I went to the In-Edit music documentary festival and saw the following documentaries:

Sisters with transistors about female electronic music pioneers

Rockfield – the studio on the farm

Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne

Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché

Watched – TV and Youtube

For the people who enjoy friendly competition shows: The Big Flower Fight

Before Are “Friends” Electric?: How Synth-Pop Became Synth-Pop

DEEP DISCOG DIVE: Kate Bush

Miscellaneous awesomeness

Osomeegg, a vegan hard boiled egg. Unfortunately only available in Singapore at the moment.

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