Following on from the last Culture Consumed post. Again inspired by the similar segment in the Galactic Suburbs podcast.
Queen Live At The Rainbow ’74. In 1974 Queen recorded, and filmed, their March and November concerts at the Rainbow in London. On the Queen II and Sheer Heart Attack album tours. They have just been cleaned up and released. They are fabulous. I bought the Deluxe iTunes album that has the March and November concerts. Plus the November video on iTunes.
Starfall by Saundra Mitchell. A short story published on the Lightspeed Magazine site. I listened to the audiobook version whilst out walking. Both text and audio available for free, but do buy the magazine and support them.
The Frood. The Authorised and Very Official History of Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Jem Roberts. I’m still consuming this one. About 25% into it. Loving it, so wanted to include it in this list. It’s a good autobiography of Douglas Adams and how he came to pen the vairious incarnations of The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy. I find myself likeing biographies and diaries a lot more in the last few years.
Micheal Palin Diaries Volume 3 (1988 to 1998): Travelling to Work. I loved the previous two voloumes of Michael Palin’s diaries. The 3rd volume feels a bit flatter to me. I’ve read to the start of 1991, but have set it to the side, metaphorically as I read most stuff on iPad these days, to read The Frood.
Yes Minister Series 1, 2 & 3. The classic 1980’s political sitcom about the Minister of Administrative Affairs and his Civil Service team. And their sparring. Brilliant stuff.
Weather by Susan Palwick. A short story published by Clarkesworld Magazine. Available on the site to read or as an audiobook via their podcast. Buy the Magazine to support them. I buy the iPad version.