ON THE LATEST EDITION OF HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Stephen Roxborough—an award winning poet and author of Ego To Earthschool, who just so happens to be coming to Kimberley for the return of Poetry On The Rocks on April 21st at Centre 64—metaphorically stops by the blog to kindly give us all some recommendations from the top shelf of life's important categories. Because there is no better way to find out if a person is your people than finding out what that person likes, right? Right.


AND NOW… ONWARDS WITH THE LIFE TIPS

WHAT IS THE ONE ALBUM (OR EP OR SONG) THAT YOU THINK SHOULD BE THE VERY NEXT MUSICAL THING THAT EVERYONE PRESSES PLAY ON THE NEXT TIME THEY FIND THEMSELVES THINKING “WHAT SHOULD I LISTEN TO NOW”?

introducing karl blau (karl blau)
specific track: falling rain a stunning cover of the classic link wray song
nine minutes of exceptional sonic pleasure

WHAT IS THE ONE MOVIE OR TV SHOW THAT YOU THINK SHOULD BE NEXT IN EVERYBODY’S NETFLIX QUEUE (OK, DOESN’T HAVE TO BE NETFLIX, WE’RE ALL INTERNET ADULTS HERE AND KNOW HOW TO FIND ANYTHING ONLINE, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER)?

the sacrifice by andrei tarkovsky

great russian director's last film using bergman's crew and cast
his seven movies are the among the most poetic i've seen
you can watch them for free here

I (AND BY “I” I MEAN “THE PERSON THAT IS READING THIS”) AM GOING TO THE BOOK STORE (OK, PROBABLY AMAZON) TO FIND THE VERY NEXT BOOK THAT I WILL BE PUTTING SOME EXTREMELY VALUABLE ‘ME-TIME' ASIDE FOR. WHICH BOOK WOULD YOU GET, IF YOU WERE ME (AND, I SUPPOSE, YOU HADN’T ALREADY READ WHAT YOU’RE ABOUT TO SUGGEST)?

i would buy these two books for completely different and some of the same reasons:
the book by alan watts

they are both books of philosophy, one prose one poetry
watts is writing about what bissett is achieving

(p.s. i've read them both multiple times)

WHAT IS THE ONE WEBSITE (OR JUST ANY OLD INTERNET THING: APP, GIF, SERVICE, YOUTUBE VIDEO, WHATEVER) THAT YOU WOULD GET REALLY DOWN IN THE DUMPS ABOUT IF IT WERE TO SUDDENLY GO AWAY?

if you managed to make your way to watch the sacrifice by tarkovsky for free, you've already been exposed to open culture dot com

a tremendous culture resource of film, lectures, language lessons, ebooks, audiobooks, textbooks, art images, music,
writing tips, and lists by famous people
go ahead, learning is fun

AND FINALLY… PLEASE GIVE ONE COMPLETELY UNAIDED RECOMMENDATION THAT YOU THINK EVERYONE SHOULD START DOING / USING / WATCHING / EATING / THINKING / QUITING / ETC-ING TO MAKE THEIR LIVES A LITTLE BIT MORE BETTER / BEARABLE.

try to find a southern indian food restaurant and order a dosa
i particularly like the eggplant dosa but there are many different delicious kinds
and any one of them will make life a little more bearable


OK folks, there you have it. Things that Stephen thinks you should consider incorporating into your day/life. Before you leave here to Google "where can I haz dosa", go check out Stephen's website and Soundcloud and grab his book… and if you don't already have one, make sure to snag a ticket for the return of Poetry On The Rocks this Friday (April 21).

I'll leave you with a video I found on youtube of Stephen performing "dear marshall i know you" and I guess we'll internet see you all back around these parts for some more HIGHLY RECOMMEND Q&A's with even more people swinging by our little mountain neighbourhood in the very near future.

Or maybe we'll see you back here for some Q&A's with folks that live here. Or maybe for a musical coffee or beer or never ending handful of ear candy. But, until then…

FOLLOW / HOLA

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