Indoor Recess with Lana: Peter Hook’s Ian Curtis tribute, comedy sketches, and a fire in space

Lana is offering up some things to do in these trying times

How was that long weekend for ya?

I had a long list of things to do and avoided it by making eggplant parmesan from scratch. Pro tip: don’t try out anything new when making 15lbs of food. I tried avocado oil for the first time – why did no one tell me it tastes SO weird? I also didn’t have breadcrumbs so I crushed croutons and ended up making something so gross that it just became a very time consuming way to feed raccoons via the green bin. Truly, I haven’t made anything that bad since university.

Anyway, here’s some things to check out today, while we continue to keep our distance from as many humans as possible.
 

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International Day of the Synthesizer is coming up! To celebrate, why not check out a short doc on the history of the Moog synthesizer (and also find out how it should be pronounced: rhymes with “rogue”.) Released in the 1960s, Robert Moog, paved the way for an electronic music revolution via what is now known as the “Grandfather of all commercial electronic synthesizers.” And, by the way, the first one was a beast and cost $11,000.
 

Watch: Peter Hook performs every Joy Division song

Joy Division may have been the first post punk band, one that, only having two albums, changed the game and paved the way for endless artists. Tragically, frontman Ian Curtis was only 23 when he died by suicide in 1980, yesterday was the anniversary. The band would go on to dissolve Joy Division and move toward another game changing sound: New Order.

In remembrance of the 40 year anniversary, Peter Hook posted a 2015 concert of his latest outfit, Peter Hook & The Light, performing a three hour show in Ian Curtis’ hometown of Macclesfield in England and playing every single Joy Division song. It’s only available until tonight at 7pm ET via Joy Division’s and The Light’s Youtube and Facebook channels.
 

Two friends try not to talk about Covid


Two hilarious comedians known for their front-facing videos, Alyssa Limperis and Eva Victor, come together in self isolation to show what it’s like to avoid talking about Covid these days. They really nail it.
 

Watch: Safe & Sound tonight at 8pm

Tonight at 8pm a whole slew of artists will be performing a livestream benefit called Safe and Sound. The lineup is impressive – The National’s Matt Berninger, Young The Giant, Frank Turner, Leif Vollebekk, Cold War Kids’ Nathan Willett, Group Love, and more!

The benefit is “aimed at bringing the community together to listen to some good tunes, raise awareness about youth homelessness and raise funds that are essential to Safe Place for Youth continuing our impactful work in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

If you’d like to watch, make sure you RSVP here.
 

NASA is setting something on fire in space!


Any moment now, NASA is going to set fire to the Cygnus spacecraft as an experiment on fire safety in space. That is the most layman’s terms for the extraordinary high tech experiment in the cosmos, so I’ll let you read more on your own, as I am clearly no rocket scientist.

Also, following @Nasa on twitter is pretty spectacular.
 

That’s it for today, I hope you’re doing well over there. If you need a soundtrack to your afternoon, I’m here for ya 1-5pm on Indie88. And if you need some more suggestions of things to dive in to, check out these past editions of Indoor Recess:

Indoor Recess with Lana: May 15, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: May 14, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: May 13, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: May 12, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: May 11, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: May 8, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: May 7, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: May 6th, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: May 5th, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: May 4, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: May 1, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 30, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 30, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 29, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 28, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 27, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 24, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 23, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 22, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 20, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 20, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 17, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 16, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 15, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 14, 2020

Indoor Recess with Lana: April 13, 2020

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