#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”?
Right Now, Damien Jurado's track, "Over Rainbows and Rainier", is a daily listen.
It's typically contemplative, calming and hopeful. The video images are stunning as well.
#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)?
Living in New Jersey, I'm surrounded by great art, food and bat crazy people. My favorite internet series that captures a big part of this is, BRUBER.
"Inspired by true events, BRUBER chronicles Vincent Brue's attempts to simultaneously navigate the roads and the surreal situations he often finds himself in as an Uber Driver at the Jersey Shore". The DIY approach is refreshing and funny. As a musician I can relate to and am partial to the tragic comedy that unfolds in episode 5.
#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)?
Lincoln in the Bardo, I have to admit, I'm in the middle of this one and it's truly unique, don't like to use that word too much, but it is different and engaging.
The many characters that come and go keep you honest and focused. A twisted tale of death's unknown through the eye's of a famous president...I think?
#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 not too adventurous here, but Instagram gives me just enough insight, images and information from some of my favorite artists/people.
I can shut the shitty people out and enjoy the finer things in life without being bombarded by adverts and assholes.
#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.
Call me crazy, but going outside and getting dirty! Maybe it's the long winter here in the Northeast of US, but the outdoors keeps me grounded, whatever activity it is.
This is something we can all afford, with or without company. Sounds cliche, but it recharges the soul...So get outside for @%$& sakes!