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Jimmy Recommends – April ’16

Jimmy's April Favorites

Thing of the Month

iPhone SE:
I still have an iPhone 5c, so the reason behind this pick is mainly that I really want one of these things. The bigger iPhones just don’t appeal to me. Plus, the iPhone SE is allegedly awesome.

Music of the Month

Song: The Trouble With Us – Marcus Marr feat. Chet Faker
This is an immensely fun and upbeat song you can’t not dance to it. But don’t let the blissful sound fool you: its lyrics tell the unfortunate love story of two people who can’t seem to agree what they really want out of their relationship, resulting in unhappiness but also lots of wild sex…

Album: SWAAY – DNCE
This might just be your standard pop EP, but that doesn’t make it less catchy. And we could all use a couple of easy-going tracks in our playlists so it’s not just depressing Adele or TOP songs that make us wanna cry.

Artist: Everything Everything
This is such an alternative band, even I find some of their songs weird. But it’s songs like “Regret” and “Spring – Sun – Winter – Dread” that make them really stand out to me as great musicians. Their latest album, “Get To Heaven”, deals with things that were in the news in 2014, like ISIS gaining traction and the UK election (I’m a poet and I didn’t even know it). Apparently politics and music do go well together after all.

Entertainment of the Month

Book: The Postmortal by Drew Magary
This is not really a new book, but it’s one of my all-time favorites and so few people know it that I use every chance I get to promote it. I’m not gonna spoil anything at all for you, but if you’re into dystopian/utopian sci-fi that pretends to be about life in the future but is really about human nature then this book is for you.

Movie: Before Midnight (2013)
It’s a strange movie. There’s lots of talking, it’s very philosophical, and not that much actually happens. But the beautiful imagery, insightful dialogue and calming pacing of this film make it worth watching.

TV Show: Suits
This is a show about lawyers. Bored yet? Well, then you should definitely check out the first episode of Suits. But first, clear your schedule; there’s five seasons so far and you’re probably gonna watch all of them in one sitting. I, for one, can’t wait for season six!

Internet Contributions of the Month

Twitter Handle: @HaikuD2
Might be the right thing for you
If you like haikus

Website: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
The name says it all: this is a long list of words you can use to describe your sadness in more detail. My favorite neologism from there is zielschmerz, meaning “the exhilarating dread of finally pursuing a lifelong dream, which requires you to put your true abilities out there to be tested on the open savannah, no longer protected inside the terrarium of hopes and delusions that you created in kindergarten and kept sealed as long as you could, only to break in case of emergency.”

YouTube Video: YouTube Culture: A Song
In this masterpiece, Jon Cozart and a few other YouTubers make fun of YouTube Culture and everything that comes with it. Believe me, it’s great – just watch it already:

 

What are YOUR favorite things right now? Tell me in the comments below!