1. I used to be one of those exhausting people that kept up with music blogs and checked out new bands, and then I got a life. However, the new records from Mitski and Car Seat Headrest are both pretty good. Mitski’s Puberty 2 is beautiful, funny and sad, while Car Seat Headrests’s Teens of Denial is more detached and ironic. If you’re not into sad person indie rock, I also am loving this song from Tinashe. The video is so fun!
2. Something that’s helped me a lot when I’ve been feeling low is cooking, particularly baking. This Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cake recipe from Smitten Kitchen looks complicated but honestly it’s not, and also it’s delicious. And after you finish making it you either get to share it with friends, or have a whole cake all to yourself for days.
3. That recent rumor that Haruki Murakami died really fucked me up for a minute. Thank goodness the man is functionally immortal! I’ve gotten back into reading for pleasure, and his Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World was just as good as everyone always said. Next up for me is 1Q84 but geeze, that book is big enough to stun a burgler!
Or: you can just play a videogame. No one’s stopping you! Have a wonderful Saturday.