Julius Escaping (by Jenner)
(Today is the tenth anniversary of the time I moved to Europe! In commemoration I am wearing a dress in the style of an Aer Lingus air stewardess, as at the time it was my airline of choice.)
Royal Forest (including Justin, an old friend of mine from Montreal, hi Justin) do the coolest field recordings. This one is in a submarine. A submarine! Check them out on SoundCloud, too.
Among the best things about my job is the opportunity to discover new music all the time. For the last couple of months I’ve been collecting the songs that I love into sets - in part to give me playlists to listen to at work, in part to serve as a record of what tunes I’ve been going nuts to in a given month.
It’s worth noting that I’m a bit of a weirdo: when I find a song I like, I probably have to listen to it forty consecutive times. I know! Whatever. That’s just how I listen to music. And this is what I listened to in May.
Photo of Berlin from Space, Col. Chris Hadfield
This photo, taken from about 200 miles above Earth, shows the divide between East and West Berlin due to the difference in streetlighting. East Berlin has more sodium-vapor lamps with a yellow color, Western Berlin has more fluorescent lamps.
Glad to have you back on earth, Col. Chris Hadfield, but we’ll miss your awesome photos like this one.
New opportunities for the freelance writer abound in Berlin