The Dim Pause

Just noticed there is a football/soccer ⚽ Discover link now active on Microblog. Thanks @manton :) I also like the rotation of the emoji links on the Discover page!

🔗 📚 Daša Drndić – ‘unflinching’ Croatian novelist, dies aged 71

Fatoumata Diawara, Le Gateau Chocolat and stage views last night at Utopia, curated by Charlotte Church as part of the Cardiff Festival of Voice. 🎵

I knew it - Mexico! World Cup 2018 personality quiz: Which country should you really support?

Mexico

Looks like at least an extra half hour of podcast listening is available for me then.

Cooking sea bream on a bucket. Don’t think the bush is happy that I keep barbecuing in this spot.

Aberdare Canal - on a walk to work this morning after my train was cancelled.

At the Donald Gordon Theatre, Wales Millennium Centre for Acosta Danza: Debut

Glamorgan vs. Sussex Sharks in Royal London One-Day Cup at Sophia Gardens 🏏

Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth

Amber warning: Severe thunderstorms likely to produce torrential downpours, flooding in some places and frequent lightning.

Rain!

Think I’ll try and get home by 4pm today.

David Attenborough - World Music Collector ― Fascinating documentary from BBC Radio 3 featuring some great music from around the world recorded by Attenborough over 50 years ago.

Is Japanese knotweed driving you wild? Don’t curse it – cook it. I never imagined this was edible, we’ve got major invasions of it around us!

Beer - Otley O2 Croeso - and chickpea, coriander & chilli burger at The Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd.

Now reading Instrumental by James Rhodes 📚

Supporting The Great NHS Heist Documentary via @gofundme

Merthyr Rising Festival 2018

Dreadzone – Friday 25th May

Roland Gift (of the Fine Young Cannibals) – Saturday 26th May

The Blockheads – Sunday 27th May

Enjoying my first listen to Sweet Thursday – the new Herman Dune album released today. 🎵

Sweet Thursday

An Illustrated Guide to Guy Debord's 'The Society of the Spectacle'

From Hyperallergic: An Illustrated Guide to Guy Debord’s ‘The Society of the Spectacle’

Guy Debord’s (1931–1994) best-known work, La société du spectacle (The Society of the Spectacle) (1967), is a polemical and prescient indictment of our image-saturated consumer culture. The book examines the “Spectacle,” Debord’s term for the everyday manifestation of capitalist-driven phenomena; advertising, television, film, and celebrity.

Glamorgan v Kent at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 🏏 – Marchant de Lange bowling to Daniel Bell-Drummond.