This is a collection of unrelated things that I’ve enjoyed recently. You might not like them.
Big Little Lies – excellent music and visuals, and an incredible script that builds and builds to something very powerful.
Peter Robinson on Paperback Writers – what a selection of music.
Walking Tours with Old Maps (around London) – fascinating trails around London neighbourhoods where Ken shows you the hidden history. I recently did one around The Borough (Arrowood territory) – it was great.
Hunderby – snout muffins, bubbly milk, Oh Helene! Julia Davis is a wonderful comedy writer.
Where the Boys Are – Connie Francis
Hilary Mantel – BBC Reith Lectures – five interesting talks about writing historical fiction.
I’m not afraid of love – Sharen Clarke and the Product of Love
Wireless Nights by Jarvis Cocker on BBC Radio 4. I love this podcast – true stories and noises all about the night.
Short story podcasts from the New Yorker. Recently enjoyed Mavis Gallant’s From the Fifteenth District about dead people getting annoyed by the living.
For the Birds at Brighton Festival. A brilliant walk in the dark through the woods, with eerie little installations all over the place
Jealousy – Anne Peebles.
Once I Was – Tim Buckley
Buzzin’ Fly – Tim Buckley
Louise Bristow pictures.
Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story. Fascinating documentary by Jon Brewer about Mick Ronson and his years with Bowie.
I Can’t Go Back to Savoury Now – John Shuttleworth
I know I fucked up by Darren Hayman and Elizabeth Morris.