Hey how are you doing today? At 2am last night my toilet was running a marathon and I spent an hour fixing it… with a chopstick, an old toothbrush and vaseline! Yes, I am proud of my MacGuyver-ing, but I’m also pretty tired today.
Every day I’m here to send you some suggestions, some music to listen to, some movies to watch or things to read, some things to do. As an anxious and very social person (what a combo right now!) this is also helping my sanity, so thank you very much for reading.
The Radiohead Public Library
— Radiohead (@radiohead) January 20, 2020
If you love Radiohead I hope you know they launched a massive digital archive called the Radiohead Public Library. They continue to collect and post every piece of Radiohead around, from old performance footage, to rare B-sides and live recordings to and television appearances.
And you can also create their very own personalized library card or order previously out-of-print merch (perfect for Band Shirt Friday, just sayin’.)
AND to make it even cooler, back in January every member of Radiohead spent one day as the Librarian of the Radiohead Public Library, which means that they curated and shared their favourite finds from the archive on Radiohead’s social media accounts, so you can go back and find those if you feel like digging.
Try to figure out how many kids Boris Johnson has!
I am happy for Boris Johnson and his fiancée but also cannot comprehend how it is possible that nobody knows how many children he has.
— Ellie Hall (@ellievhall) April 29, 2020
This week UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed his __ child into the world. Congratulations! And yes, no one seems to know how many children he has. Buzzfeed’s Ellie Hall tweeted about it and the twittersphere was on the hunt, only to find out… not much. Wikipedia has his kid count at “at least 6”, see what you can find!
Watch: Studio 54
There is a solid documentary on Studio 54 on Netflix, it’s a trip, and as a music fan I think you might like it.
The history of disco is fascinating, and let’s not forget, the 1970’s were still quite divided as far as communities and clubs, but disco and Studio 54 transformed the scene; everyone came together to dance under one roof. And when I say everyone, I mean, that guest list was pretty crazy.
The rise and demise of Studio 54 is also a pretty wild ride.
Yes this is a shameless plug. Keep in mind it’s extra weird right now, so to feel connection on the other side of your headphones (or mine) might be nice.
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New old Oasis
Hey, Noel Gallagher is just like us! He’s been taking his pandemic times to get organized. The result: you can hear a lost Oasis demo called “Don’t Stop…”
Previously you could only find this one as a bootleg recorded during a 2009 soundcheck in Hong Kong. Here’s hoping as he continues to go through “the HUNDREDS of faceless unmarked cd’s I’ve got lying around in boxes at home” Noel will find some more hidden gems.
Read: a terrible dating tale from the 1980s
Dating a billionaire? Actually not so fun! https://t.co/CP4Mzf5phU
— VICE Life (@ViceLife) April 27, 2020
In horror movies you know how there’s someone creepy and murdery hiding in the closet and YET someone just has to check the closet and you yell at the TV? Just me? Welp, I did that exact level of yelling while reading this article about dating a billionaire in 1980. You’d think someone carving “I Love You” on their arm with glass would be warning enough, but hey, she says things were different in those pre-internet times!
Thank goodness we now have the internet so we can never make bad decisions anymore, amirite?
That’s it for today, I hope you’re feeling well and taking care over there. If you need some more suggestions of things to check out, here you go: