Indoor Recess with Lana: X-ray music, Instagram lives, and remembering Little Richard

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

So how was your weekend? How are your eyes after all of this screen time? I think my vision is getting worse OR I’m having too much screen time because occasionally I felt like I was in a fish bowl. Of course this is inconvenient timing as you can’t see an optometrist. In case your eyes are tired I did discover this list of things to do to ease eye strain.

Maybe the 20-20-20 rule will help you too!

Here’s more things to check out today:
 

Watch: X-ray music

In communist Russia foreign music was banned. As can be expected, someone figured out how to bring western tunes to the underground, but even then, a copy of an Elvis record would cost you a month’s salary. Some creative folks in the late ‘40’s and ‘50s discovered x-rays files, yes old x-rays of bones and skulls etc, had the right properties to cut with a lathe to bootleg vinyl. Voila! The underground world of “bone records” or ”x-ray music”. In about 12 minutes this doc will give you the scoop on how people risked their lives to bring rock ‘n roll to the USSR.
 

Instagram Live with KennyHoopla

Be sure to tune in at 3:30pm to @indie88toronto on Instagram as KennyHoopla will perform a couple of tracks and talk new wave nostalgia with yours truly during a quick Q&A.
 

RIP Little Richard

One of the cornerstones of rock ‘n’ roll, Little Richard, died over the weekend. If you aren’t familiar with his incredible impact or history, might I suggest listening to this BBC documentary about his life in the words from the man himself.


His life and musical times are quite an epic story – from writing “Tutti Frutti” while a dishwasher in Macon, Georgia, to bringing Jimi Hendrix on as his touring guitarist, to teaching Paul McCartney how to scream out lyrics on tour. The Guardian has corralled many artists’ thoughts and tributes, I also recommend reading Bob Dylan’s twitter thread about his influence, which is both eye opening and heartwarming.
 

Read


Did you have to read Lord of the Flies in school? The only thing I remember is there was a kid named Piggy, and he had the conch. I also remember having to look up what a “conch” was. Welp, if it’s been a while, you can re-read the classic OR why not check out this true life story of when 6 boys were shipwrecked for 15 months in 1965.
 

Listen

Indeed, it’s shameless plug time! I’m on air 1-5pm, feel free to call or text in to say hello 416-588-0881 and tell me how you’re doing. I’ll keep you informed and entertained, and if you have a kid at home who wants to come on air and read the weather report, just send me a text!
 

That’s it for today. I hope you’re feeling well and taking care. Here’s more things to check out, should you need a distraction while staying indoors!

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