Never mind the pubs reopening, I thought as I was watching the news. It’s the library I’m excited about. As expected the experience wasn’t quite what it used to be. With face masks, a one way system and a limited assortment of books available things didn’t feel like they’d gone back to normal. But I’ve stumbled upon a real gem. I always love it when that happens.
Many institutions and individual enthusiasts have started to share culture online, or had already started to do so long before we had even heard of Covid-19. If you’ve had enough Netflix to last you a lifetime and the thought of a jigsaw puzzle makes you cringe, here are a few places you can access from home to open your mind.
I’m craving distraction and cheerfulness. Not in order to pretend current events are not happening, but in order to nourish my mental health and ensure I’ll continue to be able to support others in the months to come. I’m sure others could use some positive energy too, so I’m sharing my current playlist for everyone to enjoy.
“I’ve got a very important question for you,” Paul Janeway said three songs into the gig. “It will determine the… Read more “Are You Ready for a Trumpet Solo?” An Evening with St Paul and the Broken Bones
I had no idea what to expect. It had been over a year since I’d been to a gig. Well… Read more “Your Patience Is Not Requested But Much Appreciated”: An Evening With Public Image Limited
It’s #BlueMonday, allegedly the most depressing day of the year, so here are five songs to cheer you up. #music #selfcare… Read more Five Songs For #BlueMonday
These are busy times for a self-declared horror, metal and science fiction afficionado. After spending much of last weekend recovering… Read more Heaven Upside Down: The Review
Somehow, I’ve managed to manoeuvre myself in a position where watching Marilyn Manson videos counts as work. I’ve recently published… Read more “We Know Where You Fucking Live”: A Marilyn Manson Review
I recently finished the fantastic novel King Rat by China Mieville. In case you’re unfamiliar with Mieville’s work: he writes… Read more Music and Fiction: A Match Made in Heaven?
It’s been a while since my last post, but I have been enjoying a well-deserved break. As most people I… Read more When Reading Feels Like a Guilty Pleasure…