Me again with another list of suggestions for you to check out today while staying home for the sake of humanity! How are things with you? Honestly, I’m a bit overwhelmed and worried about all the older folks in my life. I’ve started to write letters to those relatives who don’t have the internet and might appreciate a little note in their mailbox. Whatever you’re up to, thanks for staying home and taking care of yourself and others.
Let’s get to the list! And don’t forget you can always call or text in to say hello 416-588-0881 and tell me how you’re doing. I’m on air 1-5pm.
If you’re watching a lot of movies these days, but missing out on friends’ commentary: say hello to Indie88’s Netflix Party. Think of it as Band and a Movie… but you can chat in real time while watching at home on Netflix.
Tonight it’s Born Ruffians and The Fifth Element! All you have to do is download the Netflix Chrome extension before logging in via the link to the movie before it starts at 8pm, it’s very easy.
Get more info here.
The Day Dolly Parton Met KISS
This short read is a trip and half and involves KISS, Dolly Parton, rollercoasters and a tattoo.
Great Writers on the Power of Music
The Brainpickings site is a beautiful spot for finding well written articles on everything from art and science to philosophy (all in very digestible word counts!) Here is an example of the lovely work of the site’s founder, Maria Papova, and as a music fan I hope you enjoy “Great Writers on the Power of Music.”
Check out your birth chart
Even if you’re not into astrology, you likely know your sun sign for those times when you see your horoscope. Whether you believe in the powers of the cosmos or not, now you can find out where the planets were in the sky when you were born, via a chart created using NASA data. If anything, you might find out what Mercury in retrograde actually means?
It’s weird to think that last month Nathaniel Rateliff came into Indie88 for a Black Box Session (it feels like at least 7 years ago.) Check out this live set, and maybe find a little comfort in the tunes. After all, his new album, which he describes as “a reminder that we all go through hardship, but regardless of the hardship everything ends up where it’s supposed to.”
Thanks for reading, take care of yourself over there!
Want more suggestions? Check out past editions of Indoor Recess: