It is once again time to let some interesting things speak for themselves, as what are interesting things for if not to absorb, enjoy and disseminate?
- I am so excited, it is ridiculous. Stephen Poliakoff has a new drama coming to the BBC. A five-part series. It looks beautiful.
- I went to see Django Unchained this weekend. I completely and utterly loved it. [Yes it is violent: if you do not like to see Quentin Tarantino's stylised and unflinching approach to violence this is not for you.] It is one of the best pieces of cinema I have seen in a long time. The acting is of the highest class from every member of the cast, and the soundtrack is absolutely perfect. I suggest seeing the film first so that you understand the context of each composition, but once you have, then continue to enjoy this thoroughly. [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/71631295" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]
- 20 must-read blogs and sites for writers. A little bit of self-promotion, I admit, as this was a guest post I wrote for Bad Language, however I thought it was still worth sharing, as within it is many an interesting thing that I would otherwise share here.
- Indexing Your Sex Life: Why and How We Keep Fuck Lists. An interesting and frank article, it particularly got me thinking about the idea of the development of individual sexual maturity. I was also horrified and saddened at the apparent 'normalcy' or at least prevalence of non-consensual sexual experiences. It most certainly should be part of the conversation but it most certainly should not have to be.
- Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek. The most stunning piece of web-journalism I have ever seen. Allow an indulgent amount of time for this.
- And finally, another music link. Whilst stumbling around the technology and gadgetry world I stumbled across a blog called Monty's Outlook. It is because of that blog I found Little Green Cars. It is because of that blog that I will be travelling to Bristol at the end of February to see them live. They are fascinating.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJEVkuNsEi0]