Book of Brilliant Things - Five things we’ve loved this week - 23rd May
1. My new bag!
Mrs JO'B is away right now in Australia, but sent me this bag - my first bit of branded merchandise (and probably my only one!). But I rather like it and it's getting taken out to buy a record today!
2. Aretha Franklin - RESPECT
The trailer looks great! Can't wait to see Jennifer Hudson play Lady Soul herself.
It's available on Sky Arts and Now TV.
3. New Duran Duran single - Invisible
Loving the new video, created by an AI called Huxley - this is a cracking single. And there is a great interview with them in today's Guardian. Looking forward to seeing them at their (3rd time lucky!) rescheduled gig in Hyde Park next summer.
4. The The's Comeback Special
I was at this spectacular gig in 2018 (thanks Jackie and Ben for sorting the tickets!). It was a mesmerising show and this taster for the concert film by Tim Pope looks equally great.
5. Where's Bowie?
My friend Phillipa got me this marvellous Bowie themed Where's Waldo? book - which is hilariously hard, especially where some sections have multiple Bowies!
See you next week, blogs include reviews of Gruff Rhys' Seeking New Gods, a look back at The Sundays' Reading, Writing & Arithmetic, my top 20 instrumentals plus songs with spoken word pieces. Stay safe, x