Saturday, 6 February 2016

Good intentions and shit hot content | The Small Desk

I had every intention of finally posting my review of A Spool of Blue Thread today, and even perhaps posting a review of the Barbican exhibition, but there is just too much shit hot content out there to concentrate on writing my own! I will write up these pieces soon, but first I feel like I'm bursting at the seams with recommendations of brilliant content that I have to share with you. As you'll see in this post, often finding good content leads you on to find more good content, and so the distractions increase!

1. Updates on Serial podcast
I've spent my morning catching up on the updates on the Adnan Syed case through the Serial podcast. As with all good content I am always keen to find out more, or to go to the next phase of the content. In this case I found myself wondering about Sarah Koenig, the host of Serial, which led to me getting completely distracted again by reading this Vogue interview with her. I was fascinated to hear she is a mother.

Even writing this post I got distracted by watching this video about the American, Bergdahl, captured by the Taliban. This is the guy Sarah focusses on in season two. It always blows my mind seeing what people who you've only heard described through a podcast, actually look like.

2. YouTube videos
As always, I find myself in the depths of YouTube, unable to stop myself from clicking on the next recommended video. Recently I've been loving exploring the 'Home' feed and seeing what videos YouTube recommends to me. I've lost count the amount of times I've watched Casey Neistat's snowboarding video through New York.

I've listened to Zayn's new Pillowtalk video, watched it many times, and am still trying to decide if I like it. I'm still undecided, but I'm leaning to towards liking it! The video is a bit weird though. Ugh, now I've found the link I'm watching the video again!

I'm now also subscribed to the Canvas YouTube channel. I like the Jacob Collier one the best.

3. Where you would be happiest in the UK
As you may or may not know, I've been on the hunt for a flat recently, and this quiz on the BBC really caught my eye. It's funny because it tells me to move back to my hometown! And so, the distraction of looking for flats began again.

4. Reading about what the hell is happening to Twitter
Algorithmic timeline?!?! I love seeing random tweets that are served to me by the time they were posted!

5. Powerful article in the Guardian
Krupa Padhy talks about the death of her baby daughter, and what to do with sympathy cards. It is very moving, but also very powerful.

6. Lusting over Barbicania
When I visited the Eames exhibition at the Barbican I noticed there was a DVD called Barbicania in the shop. It is a film made by Living Architects about the people who live in the Barbican. As a former Anthropology student this is the type of film that excites me. It was £18, so I didn't buy it but I've watched the trailer many times now! Also, as per usual I was then distracted at looking more at the films made by Living Architects, they look amazing, and I want to buy all of them!

7. How to do your hair like Donald Trump
Time magazine published one of the funniest articles I've seen on Donald Trump. Now you too can achieve the quiff!

8. Jessie Burton's twitter feed
I've been loving the Twitter feed of author, Jessie Burton. She has some pretty damn hilarious tweets, and a fascinating life too!

9. Political commentary on my Facebook feed
Someone shared this incredibly important post on my Facebook feed that I felt obliged to share with you, as my Grandma almost died of meningococcal septicaemia. Make sure to click the link on the date.
Jeremy Hunt says "If you’re worried about a rash your child has, an online alternative – where you look at photographs...
Posted by George Reid on Sunday, 31 January 2016

10. Freaking exciting secret proof
Finally my friend found me a ridiculously exciting proof of a book that doesn't come out for a few months yet, and so I'm going to have to read that like right now.

See why I'm struggling to focus!? Anyway, keep making that excellent content everyone and feel free to share yours in the comments below! Thanks for reading!


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