Consumed the week of April 8, 2019

This week has mostly been about this weekend, and three very different events.

The first was a trip to Alexandra Palace on Friday night to see the amazing Robyn. I’ve been looking forward to this for a while and Robyn didn’t disappoint. In fact she exceeded expectations. Here’s a clip from Twitter of me, plus 9,999 other people, singing along to Dancing On My Own:

Then on Saturday it was a change of gear. The Thin Veil of London walking tour takes a psychogeographic tour around Holborn and Bloomsbury, loosely based on the work of the author Arthur Machen. I won’t spoil it in case you go yourself (which you absolutely should), but will say that it’s brilliantly put together by Robert Kingham, the pubs along the way are second to none, and you will come away entertained, spooked and a little changed (in a good way). I liked it so much I bought the book.

And, of course, the last thing was the US Masters. One of my favourite weekends of the year, and one of my few sporting obsessions (along with the Tour de France). And what a Masters! Love or hate Tiger you can’t deny that’s a hell of a story.

All that, plus a midweek trip up to Manchester with work, hasn’t left me a lot of time to read stuff other than my Nietzsche biography. But I did read this from the NY Times on the The Moral Peril of Meritocracy, and this article on the importance of Maslow’s pyramid of needs… and this one on why Maslow’s pyramid is actually based on an elitist misreading of the his work.

Who knew needs were so controversial!

Music this week. Has to be this.

See you next week.

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