Can’t think out a well thought out paragraph for this.
It’s like a melting pot when you’re watching tv series or reading books, and you see parts of all of the characters in yourself. Simple/complex, funny/serious, sane/insane, dumb/intellectual.
Sure there are those elements that you wish you had, like superpowers. But within all these characters, when you really dive into shows or movies, you find out your relation to all of them if you dive in deep enough.
Writers do this superbly. Take all the elements, throw them in, and turn them into gold. Fucking alchemists.
In the third of Studio Africa produced music videos, Metronomy bassist Olugbenga returns to his birthplace Lagos, Nigeria for the first time since his teens to film the video for ‘Silver Pixie, Iyawo Mi’. Directed by Andy Amadi Okoroafor, the video is both personal and reflective, allowing us a fresh encounter with Las Gidi through the eyes of one of its sons.
Read more of Olugbenga’s reflections on making the video:
The concept for the video was to take a journey through the places that were significant to me when I lived in Lagos as a child. I left when I was 15 years old and hadn’t been back to Nigeria since. I knew Andy was the person I was meant to work with on this video when he suggested Ojuelegba as one of the locations - I had never mentioned it to him, but I have a very vivid memory of this place.
Heading out shortly to pick up a few gifts. Went out yesterday to browse around the toy stores. Figured out what to pick up today. Slowly working on crossing out the gift lists. Sticking to my no shopping on the weekends thing, which will leave next week to find four more gifts, plus stocking stuffers.
I’m thinking tomorrow morning will just be a relax and sit down morning. Will pick up the shopping bug again on Monday. Least by that time I’ll be well rested. Work has been busy lately, and with the lack of proper sleep, it’s not so much fun to go out after work.
doctor who is such a deceptive fandom like at first you just think there’s 7 seasons no big. but then there are two spinoffs. then there’s 700 episodes of classic who. then there’s the audio dramas. and they have many, many spinoffs. then there’s the books. and don’t forget the comics. and then there’s gallifreyan history and wow my friend if you think you know anything about doctor who you are wrong.
Had to remind my landlord again today about the noise upstairs. Reminding him that I need to work to pay the rent and getting proper sleep is part of that.
I am however thinking of buying the guys upstairs a holiday gift just for putting up with my ranting with the landlord. They are decent guys, but I don’t think they understand that we can actually hear everything up there when they feel like walking and talking like ogres.
One of the great things about this cassette thing, a recording of the orchestra I was in in highschool. My prof recorded us one year when we toured around Lake Superior for the basin project. Also am going to ask my dad to find those tapes my sister recorded when she was a kid of reading story books.