Here it is, another edition of my Weekly Roundup.
What I’m reading: Still on Dracula… Some distractions this week.
What I’m watching: Why Horror?, from Tal Zimerman, Rob Lindsay, and Nicolas Kleinman. An investigation into the popularity of horror films, looking at cultural references in America, Mexico, and Japan. Part of a research project I’m working on, and this had some nice tidbits – especially an incomplete history of horror. You can watch some extras on their YouTube channel.
What I’m listening to: Charlie by Mallrat. This is off the Driving Music EP, and for whatever reason, I cannot stop listening. It’s catchy, I like her voice, and the simple piano part sticks with me. Check it out.
What I’m spending time with: Marketing this notebook for actors. My friend and I had been working on this for a while. This is the first publication, but we have other projects we’re starting on now. So, that will be taking up a lot of my time in the coming weeks.
Other things of interest to me this week:
- Visiting Disney World? For a little (lot) of extra money, you can have the exclusive experience…
- Revisiting Austin Kleone’s Steal Like an Artist. Reading those first pages again, I’m reminded that an artist looks at the world to see what’s worth stealing. And then moves on to the next thing.
“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different from that from which it was torn.” – T.S. Eliot
- A 30-year retrospective on Comedy Central, from Kirk Miller at InsideHook.
- Disney+ launched, but not without some hiccups.