Hey, Matt here.
It's mixtape week, you can give it a play here to keep you company as we get into the links.
Thanks for joining me - now, onto the good stuff!
To-Do. An excellent idea, keep a second to-do list of items that can be done in 5 minutes or less. Keep it close to you at all times. I’m going o implement this.
Apres-Work. What are you doing after work today? Here’s an excellent list of fifty fulfilling things you can do this evening, instead of app-scrolling. (The Muse)
Decompress. Along the same lines, how these people with stressful jobs decompress. Including sober raves, beekeeping and skydiving.
Travel. Maps. Click on an image to hear a podcast episode about the place. A great way to travel without leaving your desk.
Name that tune. Google Hum will allow you to sing a tune, and AI will do the rest to help you find the name. I tried it, and it works most of the time!
London. The London Metro Memory Game. Infuriating. I’m at 61.2% so far. Also, Paris, Berlin and Vienna - and New York coming soon.
Finally. Puzzmo - a daily page of puzzles, some free, some paid. Beautifully designed, and requiring a solved puzzle to even get in.
🔈 Stuff to Listen to...
🎧 The 18th edition of the Stuff Mixtape is once again jammed with great music that has been in my orbit this month. The mixtape runs to nearly 2 hours, and some highlights include:
Opening with the extraordinary Mitski, as well as Noah Yorke and Yaya Bey. I have an amazing track from UNKLE and previous Stuff favourite Imperieux.
We go around the world with tracks from Qbanaa (in Spanish) and a great Finnish cover of a Fleetwood Mac tune.
There is some awesome soul from the Monophonics, some classic reggae from Ini Kamoze and a terrific remix from Clark on a tune by Theodore.
To take us home, there is a beautiful new tune from Vince Clarke, one of the originators of Synthpop legends Depeche Mode.
A reminder that the Mixtape Archive is here...
Stuff someone said.
Once you're out the door, it's always worth it