Saturday, June 04, 2016

What I've been in up - May 2016

I've seen a few of these post around the place at the end of each month. So thought that I'd take the time to write on myself.

What I've been watching:
I know I'm late to the party on this one, but I just finished working my way through Friday Night Lights. Just the first season mind you. I haven't quite got the courage for Season two.  I liked the completeness of the story and where things were left.

I've been trying out Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, and have found that to be compelling TV and it stays true to the franchise, but adds the cross-cultural dimension into it.

With catch-up tv I've been watching The Voice. I quite enjoy the blind auditions and the Battle Rounds often throw-up some great performances, but after that it reverts to a typical music show.  Jessie J comes across as a great coach. Will be intrigued to see who wins this year, haven't really heard anyone really stand out yet.

What I've been listening to:
The last month has seen new Swtichfoot tracks, and Radiohead's new album on heavy rotation. Radiohead's new album seems to combine the best bits of In Rainbows with Kid A and creates a brilliant soundscape.  Jon Foreman's songwriting is as brilliant as ever, and I can't wait for the full album to be released next month.

I'm also looking forward to the official release of U2's Paris show from late last year.  In my opinion its the best the band has sounded for sometime.  Still hopeful that Songs of Experience will be released this year...

What I've been reading:
I've been slowly working my way through Madeline Gleeson's book about Australia's Offshore processing of refugees. In all seriousness, the book is a must read for every Australian. It is incredibly difficult to understand what is being done to these people in our names.

Prior to that, I read Stan Grant's 'Talking to my country' - which is another must read for every Australian on the topic of Aboriginal relations.

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