In the Financial Times (I know, I know) yesterday there was an article headlined Drama is struggling to match the reality of Donald Trump. It’s behind a paywall unfortunately, but it discusses, albeit briefly, how “satire, theatre and TV shows are challenged with the restless US news agenda”.
Sleaford Mods – I Feel So Wrong
I choose this week’s song in the knowledge I’m coming quite late to the Sleaford Mods. What can I say? I initially tend to turn from bands that get a lot of praise, and then find myself with a bit of catching up to do. This is a superb song.
Kevin Morby – City Music
Kevin Morby has a new album out, City Music. I’ve only giving it a cursory listen and only half the way through at that, so this week’s post is more a bookmark than anything to remind me to listen again.
I was left with this feeling that we are all still borrowing money we don’t have to spend on stuff we don’t need – we are still dancing on the deck of the Titanic
As voice-command purchasing is enabled as default on the Echo devices, some viewers’ Alexa units interpreteded Patton’s words as a command, resulting in a series of additional dollhouse dispatches
These two quotes are taken from the new issue of Delayed Gratification, a magazine which again I’d recommend. The first is from Laura Greenfield, a photo journalist, “who has spent 25 years documenting dept, the growth of consumerism and the rise, fall and rise again of the super-rich”; the second from a regular feature in DG, The butterfly effect, which in this issue shows how a derailed banking career in C19 Vienna led to the mass online ordering of dollhouses in January 2017.
Feature followed article and I felt the two quotes, by accident or design, highlighted and complimented each other nicely.
Jacqueline Taib – 7 heure du matin
July is the month of the Tour de France. It’s being shown on ITV4. They closed the highlights of Stage 13 with this song, which was perhaps a nod to the winner of that stage, Warren Barguil, and to the winner of stage 12, Barguil’s fellow Frenchman, Romain Bardet.
When I first heard it I assumed it was a cover of The Who’s ‘My Generation’, but I was mistaken in that assumption.
I’m 98% sure it was this Stone Roses song. (Baring Road)