Hey pal, how you holding up over there? We’ve made it to the end of another week!
I was pretty overwhelmed this week, not my favourite one so far (if you can even choose a favourite.) I did, however, bring back my favourite stress eating snack – dipping an entire chocolate bar into a jar of peanut butter. Highly recommend.
If you haven’t heard this in a while – thank you for staying home, for physical distancing and altering your daily life for the good of all of us. Every day we’re still keeping you informed and entertained on air at Indie88, so please tune in if you want some tunes and a voice on the other end of your headphones/ speakers.
Here’s today’s list of suggestions to check out or enjoy while making a dent on your couch for the community.
"For restaurants, coronavirus-mandated closures are like the oral surgery or appendectomy you suddenly face while you are uninsured." In @NYTmag, Gabrielle Hamilton writes about closing Prune and whether there will be a place for it in the future. https://t.co/Smvlb2MNRy
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 23, 2020
This article has been making the rounds today, and comes from the owner and chef of Manhattan staple Prune, a restaurant that has been around for 20 years in the East Village. It’s a beautiful essay of insight to what many people in the industry face, and not just the predicament of covid for small businesses, but it’s also the story of following your dreams, the challenges of opening a space, the joys of community, and everything in between – from changing neighbourhoods to influencer culture in the last decade. Worth your time.
Make a mask!
Though not a replacement for social distancing or washing your hands or staying at home, if you would like a homemade mask but don’t have a sewing machine, here’s a simple no sewing machine required tutorial.
Not feeling crafty? Local business Bathing Belle in Roncy has switched up from hand making swimwear to sewing masks. Also, they have some pretty fun patterns. I’d go for the pretzel fabric, personally.
— Lana Gay (@LanaGay) April 24, 2020
Join in on the Netflix Party tonight! Think of it as Band and a Movie… but you can chat in real time while watching at home on Netflix.
Tonight join me and Tokyo Police Club, as we watch their pick: Hot Fuzz. Hang out with us in the chat! 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.
Remember when Avengers Endgame had folks marathon-ing every MCU film before its release? Ah, those were the days. Well, if you missed out because you had to live your life off your couch, now might be the time? You can follow along with that image, or the many online, or chronologically, but Digital Spy has gone the extra step to put the Marvel Cinematic Universe in chronological order INCLUDING all TV shows as well as the movies. Thorough.
Do your… taxes?
I’m just going to say it, get them done so you don’t have to think about it. Yes, there is an extension, but hopefully you’ll get some money back. I think I’m including this as motivation for myself? I hate doing taxes.
Welp, it’s weird to end on that, but, hey TGIF! It’s also Band Shirt Friday, feel free to tag @indie88toronto or @lanagay showing off your favourite band shirts today.
Take care over there, have a great weekend, and if you need some more suggestions of things to check out, here you go: