HIGHLY RECOMMENDED W/ THE GOLDEN DREGS
#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”?
My favourite thing at the moment is Towns Van Zandt playing Pancho and Lefty on the Heartworn Highways documentary.
It’s a song about two bandits. It’s incredible. And his voice is beautiful.
#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)?
I’ve been watching 'Ways of Seeing' by John Berger (which was a four part series on BBC2 in the early 70’s that explores the ways we view art). It’s all on YouTube.
It's got me thinking about the ways people interact with music. And he has a pretty unique delivery.
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 wish I read more. It seems that every time I put down a book, I forget what I’ve read before I pick it up again. So my friend Mike put me on to some great collections of short stories. They suit my lousy memory pretty well. One of my favourite collections is Jesus' Son, by Dennis Johnson.
#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?
I’m sad to say I’ve become dependant on Apple Music. I moved to London and now I don’t have the money to buy records, and I’ve never been good at hunting out new music online. So Apple Music allows me to save albums as they’re recommended to me by people I meet.
And then because they’re right in front of me I’m way more likely to listen to them. So it helps me out, but I don't know how much it helps out music.
#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’ve started having porridge every morning. I make it with water instead of milk, and a bit of honey.
OK folks, there you have it. Things that The Golden Dregs thinks you should consider incorporating into your day/life. Before you log off to go search the cupboards for a package of porridge, go follow The Golden Dregs on Twitter / Instagram / Facebook and get your ears a treat over on their Bandcamp.