Indoor Recess with Lana: April 8, 2020

Lana is offering some ways to reduce stress in these trying times

Ah, TGILWT (thank god it’s a long weekend Thursday.) Depending on how your schedule has turned out, every day might feel like a long weekend… regardless, thank you for staying home and keeping busy while the whole world sorts this situation out.

I continue to wear pajamas almost 24 hours a day, and if you haven’t started, I welcome you to the elastic waistband community, it’s a good place.

Here are some suggestions to check out today!
 

Read

Internationally beloved book The Little Prince turned 77 this week. I’m biased, this is one of my favourites. It’s short, thought provoking, and though often seen as a children’s book, I’d argue it’s one every adult should read. It’s one of the most translated books on the planet and if you don’t already have a copy, please try ordering from a local bookstore that delivers (digital versions are also an option, obviously.) You could also watch the movie, but as they say… the book is usually better than the movie.
 

Listen

Shameless plug time, tune in 1-5pm to Indie88 and say hi, you can always text or call 416-588-0881 to tell me how you’re doing. Or say hi on social @indie88toronto @lanagay

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien’s podcast takes the best part about his interviews – curiosity, kindness and comedic timing – and gives him more freedom to dive deep into conversation. You’ll become a bigger fan and learn so much more about everyone from Tina Fey to Michelle Obama to Stephen Colbert.

You can also watch Michael Stipe perform a new collab with The National’s guitarist Aaron Dessner (virtually, of course) on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Here’s a taste of what’s to come, “No Time For Love Like Now,” is a track meant for Dessner’s project Big Red Machine, a duo with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.

This week marks the 40th anniversary of REM’s first show, check out their first review and perhaps listen back to the early days of Murmur this weekend here.
 

Learn more about full moons

This week we had a full Pink Supermoon in the sky, fyi: it wasn’t pink. There are Worm Moons, Corn Moons, a Harvest Moon in the fall (also a great Neil Young song) and even Pearl Jam has a song called Super Blood Wolf Moon – WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?!

The Farmer’s Almanac has been around since the 1700’s and has a brief on some indigenous, colonial and traditional history regarding the various moons and equinoxes.
 

Netflix Party!

Tonight we’re back at it with a new band movie pick, Wintersleep will be joining you in the chat as you watch The Truman Show! Think of Netflix Party as Band and a Movie… but you can chat in real time while watching at home on Netflix. 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.
 
That’s it for today, thanks for reading. I hope you’re taking care, staying home and feeling well.

Keep me posted with what you’re doing to stay occupied inside, you can always get in touch on social @indie88toronto @lanagay

Want more suggestions? Check out past editions of Indoor Recess:

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 8, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 7, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 6, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 3, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 2, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 1, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: March 31, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: March 30, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: March 27, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: March 26, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: March 25, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: March 24, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: March 23, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: March 20, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: March 19, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: March 18, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: March 17, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: March 16th, 2020