What with the current dubious state of journalism, media (social and other), and the 24-hour news cycle, I find myself ever more thankful when Delayed Gratification magazine lands on the mat. They promise a lot and they make good on that promise. The current issue has an interactive artwork by Olafur Eliasson on the front cover. What more could you want? I can’t recommend it enough. For local news? If you’re in South-East London, you can’t go wrong with 853.
Another (perhaps, hopefully, final?) update as to what I’ve been reading and viewing over lockdown.
I added more books to the pile of short story collections:
- Penguin Book of British Comic Stories
- Complete Ghost Stories, M. R. James
- Will You Please be Quiet, Please?, Raymond Carver
As much as I’ve enjoyed reading only short stories and essays for the last few months, I feel a return to the novel is fast-approaching.
Music documentaries I’ve watched:
- Between the Beats: Marie Davidson
- Country Music by Ken Burns
- Still Ill: 25 Years of Ill Communication
- The Decline of Western Civilisation
- Parallel Planes
- Lo Sound Desert
- The Changin’ Times of Ike White
Keep safe and wear those masks when you have to.