Media Log, March 29, 2013
1. Border Radio by Allison Anders, Dean Lent and Kurt Voss, Live on TCM
(How have I never seen this before? Why did I not see it when I was 17? I would have become obsessed. Watching it alone late last night, after returning from an exhausting Dodgers game, a week before I’m scheduled to temporarily relocate to Paris, it made me … feel feelings. About the version of Los Angeles I grew up in and the one I live in now; about making stuff out of the stuff of regular life; about the nitty-gritty mechanics of how one person communicates to another what it felt like to be in a specific place at a specific moment, which is probably the goal of everything I’ve tried to do, from the little videos I used to make, to criticism, and even the biographical stuff I’ve been writing lately. And feeling these feelings made me more aware of the extent to which I’ve been using media as of late basically in lieu of Xanax, essentially to combat anxiety so that I can get totally normal things done. I don’t know if this is healthy or not. I don’t think I’m ready to think about it.)
2. Grantland “Girls with Hoodies” podcast, Spring Breakers edition
3. +/- 15 minutes of 30 for 30: You Don’t Know Bo, on Netflix as I fell asleep
UPDATE: I forgot that I also watched New Girl, Season 2 Episode 20, via VOD. I don’t know why I forgot about this, because it also made me feel feelings, mostly that Jake Johnson is a staaaaarrrrrr.