I wrote my usual introduction post this morning but it got a little long and personal. With some reflection on the text think it would be better severed with a little more work and be its own post.
Lockdown Week 17
This week I ventured the furthest afield since March. Some friends and I went down to Bushy Park and did a big walk. We saw lots of deer and their fawns chilling amongst the bracken.
It was interesting to see just how much rain we’ve had recently. Many of the shallow ditches have overflowed creating areas like this.
I love how people just cant resist walking along a tree thats fallen over despite how muddy and murky the route down to it is. 🙂
I also ate a Feast 🙂
Update From The Island
Eve snapped this great pic at sunset of a nice bit of the island that’s really starting to come together.
I talk about my favourite islander Louie a lot, but one of my other favourites is Katt. She sent me this message the other day (she calls me highway for some reason)
One of the things I was thinking about when I received this in-game note is how I would feel receiving a message like this from character in a game if I was a kid.
Its a real credit to the developers and writers at Nintendo for creating a game that is so comforting and affirming, and yet doesn’t shy away from addressing the subject of peoples inner lives. Something that is very unusual or perhaps unheard of in literally faceless FPS games for example.
My Media Ecology
Art x Advanced Technologies, Growing Up a Punk, Trauma Talks and Interdependence
Trauma Talks Podcast: https://www.traumatalks.co.uk/resources
interdependence Podcast: https://interdependence.fm/
Permanently moved is a personal podcast 301 seconds in length, written and recorded in one hour by @thejaymo
The Ministry Of My Own Labour
Did a bit of work with CK this week. Looking forward to sinking my teeth into some work once they have done a bunch of admin on their side.
I started work on the commissioned piece I mentioned last week.
I also had a really great call with ADH about a potential project. Lets see how that shakes out.
Dipping the Stacks
Planning U.K.’s Route Out of Recession, Sunak Sips From $226 Cup
I Gave Myself the Life I Deserve in “The Sims 4” – Popdust
Doublespeak: Language Designed to Mislead While Pretending Otherwise
After nearly 18 months of reading several books a week. (I’ve read 138 books since January 2019) I haven’t read anything for a second week in a row. Well … I say that. I did read the short story EMPRA by Nate Crowley. Its Fantasic.
I don’t think much of the new Red Velvet track tbh. It doesn’t hit any spots for me at all. Great video tho.
I also don’t think much of the new Future Islands single Sure. They were one of my favourite bands a decade ago (I was into them before they got huge ? . Tin Man is still a perfect indie rock song). But for me their brand of retro synth rock sounds out of place and out of time in my life in 2020. As always however, the songwriting is top notch. You can really tell that bassist William Cashion is the lead song writer. His bass lines propel FI’s songs forward in amongst the swirly synths.