Procrastination 2.0: Five Things I’m Currently Obsessed With
This is a new section of the blog where I list several things that I cant seem to get enough of lately.
In no particular order, the five things I am currently obsessing over:
1. Whirring by The Joy Formidable
I have linked to a Joy Formidable song before (here), but their new album’s opus “whirring” which is by far their strongest song on the entire album. The mix sweet sounding voices and heavy feedback makes for the perfect audio cocktail.
2. Bones on Netflix Instant Steaming
I will admit I was not a fan of this show when it premiered, and didn’t really have time for it until I watched it on a whim when it became available on Netflix. I love the quick and quirky dialogue between Bones (played perfectly by Emily Deschanel) and FBI Special Agent Seely Boothe (David Boreanz, doing his best to redeem himself after a decade of vampiredom) the whole cast a group of misfits who are all brilliant and make a great team. The series has gotten a bit darker and more morose as the seasons have gone on, but the humanity of the characters has really opened up and I don’t think it is nearly as cliché police procedural as it was in its first season. PS: Did I mention Ryan O’Neill is a recurring character after season two?
3. Kentucky Bourbon
While all my friends know me as a Scotch man (blended or single malt), one of the things I look forward to in the summer is a good glass of kentucky-style bourbon. I don’t really enjoy it in the winter. Good Kentucky bourbon is smooth, smoky and has a sweet almost sugary taste to it. Perfect for nights around a bonfire or sitting on a deck on a cool night. I normally take it either on the rocks or with a splash of seltzer.
While bourbon can technically be made anywhere, the best is made in Kentucky. In order to qualify as bourbon, it has to be made from a grain mixture with at least 51% corn, be at least 80 proof by volume and aged in new charred oak barrels.
Some of my favorites for the summertime include Jim Beam, Wild Turkey and Makers Mark.
A good glass of Kentucky bourbon is a classic American drink, and perfect for relaxing in the summer with a light amber coloured drink.
4. Happy Endings on ABC
My friend over at Early Nerd Special wrote a really great review of the show on her Five Things list here.
It has taken me a while to get into it, but it is well written and well acted (mostly).
5. The New Statesman’s Laurie Penny’s blog: Penny Red
Whether it is live tweeting from the UK Uncut rallies or the riots that ensued, Laurie Penny is surely one of the best young journalists working today. Her radical politics are perfect for the New Statesman, and her weaving of pop culture and politics is a pleasure to read. Shes also one of the most decent sounding people in journalism today. She makes no apologies but isn’t daft about it.
I first started reading her articles after a #ff several months back when the UK student movement was rumbling through university towns all across England. Anyone who is trying to understand the zeal and perspective of the current student left movement in England should read her blog.