a jumbled assortment of links, reflecting the jumbled state of my brain in lockdown

good chat #37

Sydney has just finished its third week of lockdown, and I’ve only just started reading one of the many books on my bedside table I originally told myself I’d race through in the two weeks that we were originally going to be shut in for. I’m reading One last stop, the new book from Casey McQuiston, the author of booktok/tumblr fave Red, white, and royal blue. I need more light/airy recs so please let me know what you’re reading!

Song of the week is from Maisie Peters, who I’ve been listening to a lot after seeing an ad for one of her new songs on tiktok (I know, I know) a few months ago:

Yes, shameless plug for my other substack - the latest issue features my friend @Joan talking about her playlist Songs to drink to, which originally started out as a burned CD mix that she’s transferred into the streaming age.

It is the country that racially abused three Black players when they missed penalties on the final day of the Euros, but it is also the country that showered all three with love and support in response. It is the country that fashioned the person who daubed abuse — of a nonracist nature, according to the police — on the mural of Rashford in south Manchester, near where he grew up. But it is also the country that, within a few hours, buried that abuse beneath all of those flags and hearts.

Ted Lasso got 20 Emmy nominations this week, ahead of its second season launching next Friday, which means this week has been full of good Ted tidbits. I really liked this profile on Jason Sudeikis, which explores the making of the show a little bit and delves into just how much of Jason is in Ted (according to this beautiful story, a lot).

Another good Ted-related link: this interview with Hannah Waddingham, who plays Rebecca, about her on- and off-screen friendship with Juno Temple, who plays Keeley.

A really fascinating read about something I knew nothing about.

Asher…is one of many members of a 29-person “system,” all of whom share a single body, brain, and life. Each person, or “alter,” in the system is a distinct form of consciousness. This group of identities live together in the body of a 31-year-old man diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder (DID), previously known as multiple personality disorder. The A System’s account — by far the biggest in the DID TikTok community — has amassed 1.1 million followers since February 2021.

Now, some tweets:

+bonus vid: the new Bleachers album comes out at the end of the month, which means Jack Antonoff is in promo mode. This week we got a lovely Tiny Desk Concert, with Jack debuting ‘91’, a song I’d been looking forward to hearing for a really long time:


That’s it! As always, @ me or email me with any thoughts, good links, etc!