Category: Listening / Reading / Watching

Listening: No Worries

Pogo is an Australian electronic musician that I stumbled across a couple of years ago and was quickly added to my “favorites” list. I’m a little scattered when I listen to music and playlists and, if I’m alone, will rarely listen to an entire song. (It’s obnoxious, I know, but I’m always seeking something that suits the moment perfectly.) I will often leave most songs by Pogo untouched when they come on and not only play all the way through but replay again… and again… These are just a couple of my favorites. (I’ve been a HUUUUUGE fan of Parov Stelar for over a decade and some of Pogo’s songs remind me of Parov Stelar with a softer touch.)

 

Reading: The Sympathizer

I have so many books to read or that I’m in the middle of reading and texts for my research next year – but the one book I took with me to Berlin and have been reading for the sheer pleasure of it is The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Nguyen’s writing is a truly enjoyable to read and he’s got an excellent, biting sense of humor. I won’t do justice to the summary, so just click on that link to read more about it on Goodreads. I don’t find many books that I really want to stick to or have a hard time putting down these days – this is one of the rare few.

Listening: Kreuzberg (playlist)

It’s been a long time since I had huge amounts of time or motivation to make playlists and really dive into listening to music. Europe is always great for that. 🙂 I made a few playlists during my month in Berlin with some old favorites and new discoveries. This is the first playlist I made, as I explored the neighborhood I was staying in, Kreuzberg. (Though really, it was Kreuzberg and Neukölln, just past Gorlitzer Park.)