#1 - WHAT IS THE ONE ALBUM (OR EP OR SONG) THAT YOU THINK SHOULD BE THE VERY NEXT MUSICAL THING THAT EVERYONE PRESSES PLAY ON THE NEXT TIME THEY FIND THEMSELVES THINKING “WHAT SHOULD I LISTEN TO NOW”?
Metal Alvin by our dear friend Molly Donahue.
Her songs are deeply personal and beautiful. She incorporates nature sounds and immense feeling through her lyrics and voice - it is a journey of an album.
#2 - WHAT IS THE ONE MOVIE OR TV SHOW THAT YOU THINK SHOULD BE NEXT IN EVERYBODY’S NETFLIX QUEUE (OK, DOESN’T HAVE TO BE NETFLIX, WE’RE ALL INTERNET ADULTS HERE AND KNOW HOW TO FIND ANYTHING ONLINE, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER)?
We have really been enjoying a show on Hulu called Pen15. It's a hilarious point in time - 7th grade in the year 2000.
Two girls who are best friends navigating social pressures, budding sexuality and of course puberty. The actresses give fantastically funny, touching and raw performances of themselves as 12/13 year olds.
#3. I (AND BY “I” I MEAN “THE PERSON THAT IS READING THIS”) AM GOING TO THE BOOK STORE (OK, PROBABLY AMAZON) TO FIND THE VERY NEXT BOOK THAT I WILL BE PUTTING SOME EXTREMELY VALUABLE ‘ME-TIME' ASIDE FOR. WHICH BOOK WOULD YOU GET, IF YOU WERE ME (AND, I SUPPOSE, YOU HADN’T ALREADY READ WHAT YOU’RE ABOUT TO SUGGEST)?
I really loved this book called "Voice of the Infinite in the Small" It revealed through science, myths and legends how incredible the insect world is - even the ones we're told to hate.
Taught me how our fear of them impacts and reverberates into many parts of our psyche - to destroy the things we don't understand. I like books you can pick up, turn to any page and learn something.
#4 - WHAT IS THE ONE WEBSITE (OR JUST ANY OLD INTERNET THING: APP, GIF, SERVICE, WHATEVER) THAT YOU WOULD GET REALLY DOWN IN THE DUMPS ABOUT IF IT WERE TO SUDDENLY GO AWAY?
#5 - AND FINALLY… PLEASE GIVE ONE COMPLETELY UNAIDED RECOMMENDATION THAT YOU THINK EVERYONE SHOULD START DOING / USING / WATCHING / EATING / THINKING / QUITING / ETC-ING TO MAKE THEIR LIVES A LITTLE BIT MORE BETTER AND/OR BEARABLE.
I love the language of astrology. One of my favorite astrologers has a radio show on KPFA Thursdays at 5pm EST. She calls herself a pragmatic mystic and weaver of context. She always has interesting guests and uses her grand knowledge of myths and stories to combine with the sky story of the present to elevate and liberate her audience. I love her commitment to being a trickster and visionary activist in this world of polarity.
It gives me a good foundation of creative optimism which is really hard to maintain during these time living in the US.
OK folks, there you have it. Things that Jessica Larrabee from She Keeps Bees thinks you should consider incorporating into your day/life. Before you log off and tune into the language of astrology instead, make sure to follow She Keeps Bees on the Facebook / Instagram / Twitter and then also give a listen to the latest single…