Owing to a combination of my massive inability to focus and Firefox 4′s inability to work on my computer, I have again ended up with a bunch of interesting tabs that linger beyond their usefulness. It’s what I’ve been reading.
- Lester Bangs’ Basement: What it means to have all music instantly available – a good companion piece to a much-linked essay The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We’re All Going To Miss Almost Everything. Both pieces deal with the problem of being able to get hold of much more relevant culture than ever before, whatever your personal choices are.
- Two of my personal interests collide in this interview with the songwriter Mirah: the singer herself, and how she structures her creative practice. It’s on a whole blog about songwriters and how they make their creative process happen, which is why it has stayed open so long.
- Darkon – a movie about live action roleplayers. There seem to be a few interesting documentaries around that are not generally available in the UK, owing to their distribution methods. I’m also interested in the documentary Get Lamp, about early adventure games (I meant to link it in my last piece, but forgot). Possibly to be filed under “I am going to miss almost everything”.
- The Booth at the End – a web series that I might watch, if I felt that I needed to watch more TV.
- A Documentary on Beards, which, again, I might watch, but it’s fifteen minutes long. It’s not like anybody ever sits up on their death-bed and says “I wish I’d watched more TV”.
- An interview with the guy behind Superbrothers, who have written an excellent game for iOS devices called “Sword and Sworcery”. I’m about half-way through the game, and I’m really impressed – I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a game like this since I played Ico on my friend PSsomething, monopolising their lounge for a week until I finished the game.
- Fishermans Friends, a Tumblr recording artistic research into marine traffic observation off coastal Wales.
- Zardoz gets some love from both Tor.com and Gary Shteyngart. I really should watch that movie again sometime.
- Finally, but not least, the amazing webcomic Bucko.
“Zardoz! Zardoz! Speaks to you…”