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Christmas Is Awesome.

Afternoon folks, here it is. Friday 2nd December's top five. It's my consolidated list of all things awesome this week. Feel free to share it around with whomever you think appropriate!

1) Video of the week.

2) Track of the week.

Cat Stevens - Trouble.

3) Quote of the week.

"I'm not going to lie. I am a psycho. Luckily, I get most of it out on stage." - Bill Burr.

4) Documentary of the week.

It's Slade - Documentary.

5) Gig of the week.

Blood-Visions/ Adolphus Tips/ Big Evil Grin - A powerful line-up and Big Evil Grin's final show. You will not be disappointed. Sunday, 11th December @ Albion Brewery Bar.

 

Speak to you Monday,

Josh.

I'm sorry you feel that way.

I went to see Bostonian comic Bill Burr this weekend at the Eventim Apollo. I've seen him before and he's always hilarious. The ability to enthral a theatre full of people with just words amazes me, I struggle to tell one short anecdote to two friends.

Now, you always get hecklers, loud whistlers and chronic toilet breakers, and I find it difficult to ignore them and enjoy the show.

When it started I noticed that we had a guy a few seats away that maniacally laughed at the set-ups, not the punchlines, and rocked violently in his chair while whaling out these ill-timed laughs, he also took 4 toilet breaks meaning we had to get out our seats every twenty minutes or so. We also had a guy with an impressive wolf whistle, seriously, this thing was LOUD. It would have been more impressive if it hadn't been 12 inches from my ear.

Now, as this was happening I was very conscious that I shouldn't let other peoples behaviour affect mine or my enjoyment of the show, after all they're enjoying it in their own way too. Also, I really like Bill Burr, his Monday Morning Podcast is so entertaining, his new TV show F is For Family is also great (season 2 is being finished as I write this) and his appearances in Breaking Bad, New Girl and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee are excellent.

It's the same with loud talkers at music gigs. It is difficult to not judge others by your standards, but when they are breaking the social norms (respecting the performers and fellow audience members) it's difficult to ignore. Admittedly, I don't know what the answer is here, whether you should have a word with them or ignore them and focus on the show, both are pretty crapy things to be made to do.

We tried to ignore them and we did enjoy the show, but it was undoubtedly disruptive.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments.

 

Speak to you Friday,

- Josh

Image found HERE.

All you need is Coffee, Musashi & Indie.

Friday 13th May's top five is;

1) Video of the week;

Reggie Watts - Coffee Sips

I've been following Reggie for a few years now and he keeps getting better and better. It's such a new style of entertainment, and so unique. Watch as many videos as you can find, it's all dynamite.

2) Gig of the week;

INDIE NIGHT #3 @ The Lamplighter.

Another banger of a night from Alex Taylor and Lee Irons (you can listen to them on our podcast here). Not to be missed, quality music and quality DJing.

(p.s. It's also Secret Gig #11 the following night in the same place.)

3) Quote of the week;

"...if you know the way broadly you will see it in everything.." - Miyamoto Musashi.

I first heard this on JRE. I take this to mean once you find the way in one thing, you can see or apply it to others. It comes from The Book Of Five Rings, a great read and I thoroughly reccomend it.

4) Article of the week;

Depression is not a battle that can be won or lost.

It's an interesting read, anything that helps me understand depression is a bonus in my opinion. I still feel like I have no understanding, having only had briefs episodes of intense sadness as a result of loss. It's an important one to think about as a lot of people (350 million to be precise) do suffer with it. Worth ten minutes of your time.

5) Thing of the week;

Here are some excellent podcasts I've listened to this week:

The Joe Rogan Experience - Whitney Cummings

Found My Fitness with Rhonda Patrick Ph.D - Ray Cronise

Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast

 

See you next week,

Josh.