Media Diary (February 2019)

Some things I’ve enjoyed lately, in no particular order, and not necessarily only recent stuff:

Russian Doll (TV): Amazing and unique

The Dropout (Podcast): Put it in my veins (pun intended)

Mandy (Movie): A balls-out insane pick from my wife’s watchlist

ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke (TV): I hadn’t known much about Cooke’s tragic story, but man what a song catalog

Over My Dead Body (Podcast): A compelling story of divorce and murder

Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists (Movie): My dream career is now ’70s journalist

The Keepers (TV): Late to this, but it’s already hooked me

Should This Exist? (Podcast): A great new podcast examining radical emerging technologies

Behind The Curve (Movie): Just like Scientology docs, keep the insane “Flat Earther” material coming

Driven To Kill: Harold Shipman (TV): I wasn’t familiar with this British serial killer doctor

What Next (Podcast): A new daily podcast in my rotation

Hereditary (Movie): Not gonna lie, this was disturbing

Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy (TV): A really interesting look at how comedy is treated around the globe

Alt-Right: Age of Rage (Movie): Should be mandatory viewing

Lorena (TV): We all remember the ol’ penis, but the full story was fascinating

Abducted in Plain Sight (Movie): So, so troubling on many, many fronts

Weird City (TV): So far, so good, like a Diet Black Mirror

RBG (Movie): What a powerhouse

Deep Cuts: Volume Two

Continuing my trek through House of Kyle history that I began last month, here are some additional flashbacks from 2006-2008 on my old Blogger-powered site (more from earlier days still to come):

12/11/08: My HighEdWeb Keynote

3/12/08: Owen and Stewart’s Leprechaun Trap

8/6/07: Web Services Update

11/17/06: 20-Year Personal Console Timeline

10/13/06: Media Weather Report

3/1/06: Annoying Meme Day!

2/13/06: First Time

25 Desert Island Albums

A set of some of my all-time favorite albums. Disclaimers: I’m sure I’m missing dozens, and to keep things interesting I’ve limited myself to just one choice per artist (and made some controversial choices). Without further ado:

Kid A by Radiohead

Graceland by Paul Simon

Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys

Bringing It All Back Home by Bob Dylan

Rumours by Fleetwood Mac

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco

Abbey Road by The Beatles

Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones

Girlfriend by Matthew Sweet

Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

Nilsson Schmilsson by Harry Nilsson

Monster by R.E.M.

Southeastern by Jason Isbell

The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie

Nevermind by Nirvana

Electro-Shock Blues by Eels

Rage Against The Machine by Rage Against The Machine

XO by Elliott Smith

Car Wheels on a Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams

August And Everything After by Counting Crows

Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins

Elephant by The White Stripes

Weezer (White Album) by Weezer

Achtung Baby by U2

The Boy With The Arab Strap by Belle & Sebastian