HIGHLY RECOMMENDED W/ ZACH KLEISINGER
#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”?
There is an album called “One Go Around” by a guy named Jeffrey Martin which I have found very comforting over the past year.
He lives in Portland, Oregon. That would be a good one to go listen to.
#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 have to say that I do not watch much tv; however, I do find myself watching movies here and there. A documentary comes to mind that I saw in the theatre last year. It is called “Three Identical Strangers”.
I thought it was a fascinating study into a deeply strange and sad story which brings to light a piece of our society which I never knew could have been possible.
#3. I (and by “I” I mean “the person that is reading this”) am going to the local book store (ok, maybe the local library first) 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 would recommend the autobiography of François-René de Chateaubriand. Part one of “Memoirs From Beyond the Grave: 1768-1800” was put out by NYRB with a translation by Alex Andriesse.
Chateaubriand knew how to write a sentence, and it is a beautiful account of him having lived through one of the most turbulent times in European history.
#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?
There is a recording of a rehearsal of a song that was never released by Bob Dylan. It is called “To Fall In Love With You”. He is reciting gibberish over the entirety of the song as you can tell the words have not been written aside from a few recurring lines. I find myself putting this song on quite frequently and noticing the way that it makes me feel better than I was before.
Also, if the scanner apps suddenly disappeared, a big part of my life made easier would go along with it.
#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 think that, in line with what Nietzsche’s believes, is that everyone would be better if they quit drinking alcohol. Although, I do not believe that that will ever happen, including within myself.
One thing that would be more reasonable I think is that everyone should dedicate one full day, or perhaps a section of each day, where they do not touch their phones at all and leave them aside on airplane. This could minimize the intensity of the ensuing zombie apocalypse. This could help people slow down in an unnecessarily intense society.
OK folks, there you have it. Things that Zach Kleisinger thinks you should consider incorporating into your day/life. Before you log off and go lock your phone in the liquor cabinet & throw away the key, make sure to follow Zach on the Facebook / Instagram and then also give ‘Lower Your Book’ a listen below…