August 2015 Round-up (Other)

Podcasts

Probably a few more episodes of Gilmore Guys? I think I sort of got over it.


Music

Rihanna’s “Breakin’ Dishes” was especially notable to me—not that it’s a remotely new song or anything, but I somehow just discovered it. I really want to like Rihanna’s music, because her personal style is excellent and she seems pretty fucking cool in general (whether that’s just great PR game or her actual personality doesn’t really matter, like, at all). But basically every Rihanna song I’ve heard has been SUPER BORING—they start off catchy, maybe, but end up repeating the chorus a few too many times, without enough variation in inflection or dynamics or whatever to add any interest to the repetition. I mean, that’s probably fine and even desirable when it’s music that’s being played at parties or clubs, and that’s the intended context for most of Rihanna’s music, I think? In any case, unlike every other Rihanna song I’ve heard,  “Breakin’ Dishes” is legit interesting to listen to on one;s iPod while taking a (sober) stroll, so, you know, whatever that means as a form of music criticism.


Clothing acquired

None! What even.


Books acquired

  • Boring Girls, Sara Taylor
  • Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, Douglas Coupland
  • The Dead Mountaineer’s Inn, Boris and Arkady Strugatsky
  • Redshirts, John Scalzi
  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, David Shafer
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