A day late but still interested in keeping my weekly log going. If nothing else this feature should keep my fingers nimble in typing.
It’s been a weird week for me. I can actually say that for the last seven days I’ve found myself not at the cinema and beginning to question why I obsess so much about going there. It’s not that I’m taking a break from movies, as much as I keep wondering why I’m not taking a break from my cinema. If you listen to my podcast (TUMP) then you’ve heard me and my cohosts over the years talk about our local cinema, Carib 5, and how much we hate it. Oddly enough my most recent complaints aren’t so much about their service — which I’ve come to terms with rather than saying it’s improved with in any way — but rather just about it’s location and how I constantly feel like going there. There isn’t a minute that I spend walking from the car park to the box office or in the opposite direction that I’m not accosted by all the things I hate about Kingston. That being: redundant security guards that don’t really do anything; or street vendors that don’t seem to realize I have zero interest in them; or beggars who have begun to recognize me — because I’m that one white guy they see every week — and begin to make me feel guilty directly about everything; or the occasionally other patron who can’t seem to figure out how a line works. Continue reading
Let’s pretend for a moment this is me… or something like that.
Last week a friend of mine called me up and asked me if I wanted to talk to him about podcasting. This friend is Nneko Branche and he runs the blog at Big Thinking Applied. His content mostly covers technology, business and how the two merge on a constant basis, but from time to time he will write how to columns and general what’s going on in the world of technology. This time around he took his magnifying glass at my world of podcasts. While I know I’m no expert I indulged him and we sat around chatting for a bit until he asked the question you’d imagine anyone would talking to me while taking a look at my setup “can we record?” and how could I deny him? Continue reading
So it’s another week gone and the tally isn’t moving that far along. I actually feel like I accomplished a lot this week and nothing at all at the same time. While in relation to this blog not much happened I feel a kind of forward progression still. I got a more regular feeling towards my podcast TUMP with the end of year episode being released, even though I didn’t get the episode fully soundtracked — which is a thing I’m considering possibly doing regularly. Would you guys be into that? Maybe if I make a separate feed for it (soundtracked fully and not soundtracked). My fear with it is that (a) I’m dumb; and (b) I’ll start repeating music too much because I don’t listen to new music that much. Even nowadays I find myself struggling to find music I don’t already listen to that I like. Continue reading
This year feels like it will a big year for me and my constant, unfounded, need to consume more of the film canon. I want to take a more round about approach to it though. While I generally find myself watching any random movie day in day out for any number of incalculable reasons I tend to try and find some specific segment of film history to bite deep into. I did the Blindspots for a couple of years and I even tried to follow the 1001 Films You Should See Before You Die list (I should look at that again and see what I’ve knocked off the list in the last few years). Continue reading