This month I was lucky enough to spend a few weeks in the sun, we travelled to Mallorca and saw lots of beaches and pretty old towns.
Where I find the time, I’m still spending it studying the subject of Sound Design. I’m following a course and otherwise studying, and I’m practicing by creating sounds myself. It’s a lot of fun.
We sadly reached the finales or season finales of most of the stuff we’ve been watching last month; Star Wars Rebels, Ted Lasso, What We Do In The Shadows, so there aren’t that many things that we’re currently watching.
That said, we gave Star Trek: Lower Decks a try. I was super hesitant because after watching the trailer I was kind of turned off by how much the energy and some of the humour seemed to resemble some edgy and vulgar cartoons, and I felt like it didn’t really belong in the Star Trek universe.
That said, a few episodes in I was hooked! These few things aren’t that prominent anymore after the first few episodes, and what is left is something that oozes with creativity, love for the franchise, nice characters, and humour. I get why some people don’t like it, but you should be able to poke fun at the things you love.
We also watched the series Watch The Sound, which was lovely. It’s a mini-documentary hosted by Mark Ronson with stories about key moments, people, instruments, and techniques in modern music’s history. Mark interviews and even collaborates with some big artists as well. It’s very well made; it looks and sounds great.
We’re currently listening to the audiobooks of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. We’re both fans of the series, but it had been ages since we read any of the books, so what better than to listen to them together. As much as I love Stephen Fry’s narration of the first book (the series and his voice are intimately connected in my opinion), Martin Freeman does a good job with the rest of the books. At the moment of writing, we’re in the middle of book 3: So Long, And Thanks For All The fish.