Indoor Recess with Lana: Sonic Youth, celebrities reading ‘Harry Potter,’ and life hacks

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

I ran out of coffee today. I have to say, tea is no substitute, it just tastes like disappointment.

How’s your Wednesday going so far? I know we’re still in the middle of this marathon and getting pretty tired by the end, but we do have hope that it will end, so keep going… by not going anywhere. Here’s some more things to check out while you stay inside for the sake of humanity!
 

Listen to rare Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth have just released a 1993 live recording from a show in Lisbon they’ve entitled Blastic Scene. It was first released as an authorized bootleg, only 1300 copies of the audio were pressed and only available in Portugal back in 1995, but now you can get it on their Bandcamp site here.
 

“Rain is sizzling bacon” Read about the art of sound in film


You might be watching more movies these days, the next time there is a scene with rain pay close attention to the audio… and know that it might actually be the sound of bacon sizzling in a pan. “Foley” is the word for reproducing sounds for film (the name comes from sound-effects artist Jack Foley,) Skip Lievsay one of the most talented foley artists in the business, and apparently the only sound man the Cohen brothers use for their films. This Guardian long read explores the weird, wonderful, intricate and time staking art of foley but one of the masters.
 

Have celebrities read you Harry Potter

Don’t be a Slytherin and knock Harry Potter. The books are great, family friendly and exercise that imagination of yours. Well now, celebrities will be reading chapters of J.K. Rowling’s classic for you! Mr. Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, already released chapter one of The Philosopher’s Stone for you, and all 17 chapters of the book will slowly be released every week on both Spotify and the Harry Potter at Home website. Expect narrators to include David Beckham, Dakota Fanning, and more tba.

While we’re all Potter-ing – have you ever tried the sorting hat to see which house you’re in?

Go on. The official questionnaire requires making a login, but if you’re not up for that, there’s always a good ol’ Buzzfeed Quiz (or 4).

Ravenclaw over here.
 

More life hacks!


Turns out some smarty pants designers created uses within everyday items that we might be overlooking OR some folks figured out other uses. The loops at the tops of shopping carts are for holding bags? Car seat headrests can be used to break vehicle windows in emergencies? And, frankly, I fully understand my keychain bottle opener now. Check some out here.
 

That’s it for today, thanks for reading, and thanks for staying home. Sending much love to you and yours. And if you need more things to check out while staying in, dive into these:

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Indoor Recess with Lana: March 31, 2020

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Indoor Recess with Lana: March 16th, 2020