JT’s Friday Five

COVERSPY

Hours of otherwise productive time can be lost to the micro-blogging glories of Tumblr. One of the more recent diversions I’ve discovered is CoverSpy. Run by a group of book nerds in NYC (it’s ok for me to use the term “book nerd” because I am one), the concept is simple. Basically, they post the cover of a book and describe the person reading it. It’s surprisingly fascinating. You can find them on Twitter too @CoverSpy.

BOOKS ON THE NIGHTSTAND

Yes, another book-related entry. Get over it – or better yet, get your own nose in a book. Books on the Nightstand is a podcast I’ve been listening to for a couple of years now. Every week, Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman – who both work in the publishing industry – host this fantastic podcast covering all topics to do with books and reading. And they always give out great recommendations. You can subscribe on iTunes, but you should also check out them out at http://www.booksonthenightstand.com.

LITTLE HELL, CITY AND COLOUR

I’ve just recently fallen in love with Dallas Green’s music (get it? Dallas Green? City and Colour? Anyway…); and I’ve gotten semi-addicted to this album of arid, dusty soundscapes, romance and melancholic longing. Check out “We Found Each Other in the Dark” and “Northern Wind.” Those cinched it for me.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK TRAILER

Harry’s all grown up! Check out this teaser featuring Daniel Radcliffe’s first starring turn on the big screen post-Hogwarts. Looks good and spooky – Victorian style.

ROBYN’S “CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND”

Why Robyn isn’t a massive force on the pop charts is beyond my comprehension. Her album is full of some of the stickiest and sleekest dance pop around, and as she shows you in her video for the standout track “Call Your Girlfriend,” Robyn doesn’t need a bunch of dancers gyrating around her. Just Robyn. Just amazing.

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JT Landry has been in a torrid affair with pop culture ever since his parents first sat him down in front of Mary Poppins as a tyke. A movie buff, a music lover, a voracious reader and an evangelist forCommunity- Go Human Beings! – and other marvels of storytelling, JT can be found on Twitter and Facebook.Read more posts from JT.

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