Sorry I’ve been crap at blogging lately. I’ll try to be better. Here’s a short one to keep things ticking over… recommendations always appreciated.
CURRENTLY LISTENING TO:
Yuck – ‘Yuck’
Very taken by Yuck’s album… like The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, it’s totally derivative but the songs are GREAT. Bits of the Pixies, Pavement, Sonic Youth… and a great name for a band, too.
Jonathan Safran Foer – ‘Eating Animals’
Only about halfway through, but it’s very good so far. This guy wrote one of my favourite books in recent memory, but this is a non-fiction account of how and why he decided to become vegetarian when his son was born. It’s not preachy in the slightest, but let’s just say that some of the cold hard facts about the ins and outs of the meat industry makes me extra-glad I’m a veggie.
CURRENTLY LOOKING FORWARD TO:
Primavera Sound 2011 – can’t bloody wait. Belle & Sebastian, PJ Harvey, Interpol, Sufjan Stevens, Fleet Foxes,
Going to see Spamalot for the first time. Should be good!
The new series of The Apprentice started last week on BBC. Goodbye, life.
Morrissey – ‘Very Best of’ on vinyl
€29.99 on vinyl in Tower Records! €29.99!! *weeps* Come to me, payday.
Game of Thrones [HBO series]
My boyfriend is in the midst of the series of books that this new HBO series is based upon, and says despite the premise (it’s set on the fictional continent of Westeros in medieval times, with a lot of gory head-choppings, mythical demons, fancy suits of armour, incest, bonking and inter-dynasty politics), it’s not something that a World of Warcraft obsessive would watch. With the added fact of Aidan Gillen starring, that’s good enough for me. Just three episodes in and it’s simmering quite nicely. Christ, even Sean Bean is good.
What’s on your radar? What’s currently floating your TV/musical/comedy/film boat?