It’s time for the monthly roundup of non-cooking things and I have a confession to make. This isn’t the only blog I’m updating — at least for the next few weeks. For those of you who don’t know me particularly well, there is one thing that has defined my geekier ways really well: The X-Files. A couple of years ago, I started this X-Files rewatch blog with a friend, in which we offered up our different perspectives as we went through each episode and movie. A few months before starting this blog, we “wrapped up” our work, but we knew we’d be coming back to it, because by then The X-Files six-episode revival had been announced. So we’ve been watching and posting our commentaries within a couple of hours of the show airing so far, and it’s been a really fun challenge to take on.
Outside of The X-Files though, I’ve attended a few new concerts, continued reading — though at a slightly slower pace now that I’m taking a break from the library — and of course watching a few things here and there. Here’s what I’ve been checking out:
RJD2 – If it hadn’t been for the awful dudes who pushed their way to the front where I was standing about half an hour into the set, where they proceeded to yell obnoxiously and wave their arms around, bashing me and a couple of other women in the head, this show would have been a perfect start to a new year of new shows. All that said, I hold nothing against RJD2 himself — a DJ who still spins using turntables (four, to be exact), while also playing additional instruments and even having a live band and singers on stage for specific moments. No, he did not play “the Mad Men theme,” but he played a good mix of stuff including tracks the general public has probably heard here and there. Worth checking out….