Sunday, 6 March 2011

The Linkage: Part I, 2011

I’ve been doing a lot of reading, viewing, and listening of late and thought I’d use this opportunity to recommend some things…

First fans of pop culture should read this article by the AV Club’s Noel Murray debating which medium is culturally superior, movies or TV? Personally I still think it’s the latter.

My early favourite for album of 2011 is The King is Dead by The Decemberists. This track is my favourite.

I watched this excellent documentary by Eugene Jarecki, noted for his other political work including Why We Fight, which is also a tremendous piece of cinema.

I have recently become a fan of podcasts. This is my favourite one, but there’s also this one which I’ve listened to since its inception. If any of you know any other good pop culture ones, please hit up the comments.

When I have time (probably in a few months) I am going to start reading a few classic novels. Starting with the Madame Bovary, then the Russians. Any more suggestions from literary types?

Finally this song has extra special meaning today.

'Frustration equals the gap between desire and reality.'

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