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!