#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”?
Ornette Coleman's "The Shape Of Jazz To Come".
What an incredibly artful and inspiring record!
#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)?
"The Twilight Zone". This show has inspired and influenced me more than any other. A true classic, full of poetry and meaning.
Rod Serling was a genius and I always turn to an episode of this show when I need to re-connect with the magic of storytelling.
#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)?
"The Long Goodbye" - Raymond Chandler. Another poet of a different breed.
He has a wonderful way of combining a harsh toughness with a soft, beautiful fragility, and this book is my favorite of his. An existential detective story.
#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?
Spotify! I love music too much.
#5 - AND FINALLY… PLEASE GIVE ONE COMPLETELY UNAIDED RECOMMENDATION THAT YOU THINK EVERYONE SHOULD START DOING / USING / WATCHING / EATING / THINKING / QUITTING / ETC-ING TO MAKE THEIR LIVES A LITTLE BIT MORE BETTER AND/OR BEARABLE.
Less time on your technology! I've really made a conscious effort to distance myself from my devices more, making sure I make space for quiet and more organic experiences in my life.
It's definitely bred a healthier relationship with technology and I recommend everyone to be conscious of it.
OK folks, there you have it. Things that Daggy Man thinks you should consider incorporating into your day/life. Before you log off and go spend time away from your device, go use that device to follow Daggy Man on the Facebook and Instagram and go check out 'A Lazy Kind Of Pain' on Bandcamp (and the lovely video for my fave track off the album).