In this tba mini- colab we’re giving you a variety of things to check out as a countermeasure to lockdown boredom
A podcast that’s worth listening to: WTF with Marc Maron, who interviews major celebrities from movie stars, musicians to stand-up comedians. Especially great for times of social isolation because the thing has over a thousand episodes – enjoy.
Daniel Sloss Stand-Up specials on Netlix. There are two of them. Watch them now. Trust me.
Wilder Girls-Rory Power
Truly not a book for everyone, but I loved it. It has those “all girls school, boarding school” – vibes that I personally love and the story fits the whole pandemic thing. The very basic premise of this book is that some sort of illness has broken out on an island with a boarding school on it and it’s changing people and all living beings on the island.
Warning: It can be quite gory and graphic. And the cover is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
Natalia Lafourcade – Un canto por México, vol. 1
It has become Natalia Lafourcade’s project to archive Mexican music as she did in the Musas series. On this album, instead of presenting a wide variety, she goes for a more uniform sound and presents an album for instead of about Mexico. And even if you don’t care about whatever background this album has, Un canto por México, vol. 1 with its exceptional melodies, fantastic flourishes of trumpet and accordion, and a wonderful vocal performance by Natalia Lafourcade will still be a source of comfort to you in these anxiety-laden times. I promise.
If you enjoy reading books and read a lot and possibly don’t own all the books that you happen to read: The Storygraph is a great tool that combines book recommendations with keeping track of your reading. They also offer a recommendation service where you type in what you enjoy about books and what you don’t and get recommendations based on that. In addition to that they also offer the option to search for a specific mood or a book of a specific pacing. Though my favorite feature has to be the stats where you can see an analysis of your reading.
The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
Have you ever heard of people digesting metals to gain special powers? No, but you think it sounds good? Then these are the right books for you! An epic high fantasy trilogy with a super unique magic system and a great cast of characters.
Side note: It is also an easy way of escaping the real world for quite some time when you are too stressed out by everything that is going on…
Musical dance work outs
A lot of people (myself included) have spend a lot of time at home during this pandemic because of uni etc. and social distancing. Working out or just moving was not my priority for a long time until I found musical dance work outs. The name is pretty self-explanatory: there’s the music from musicals and you have an instructor telling you which movements to do. For me it has been a life changer, because it makes working out much more fun.
POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR
Bring Me The Horizon – one of the best and most popular deathcore bands back in 2006 is back to its former glory. After a questionable hiatus from decent music and a horrible dive into mainstream pop they’ve re-emerged to the bright side of hardcore.
But rather than simply copying Suicide Season or There is a Hell […] they fused it together with several different musical influences to create a varied and unique listening experience.
A perfect album for home workout featuring artists such as YUNGBLUD and BABYMETAL.