Since Lost was cancelled, I haven’t watched television that much. You’re thinking that I’m doing summer things – kayaking, hiking, or something outdoorsy. Alas, I’m not. Instead, I’ve been addicted to getting my entertainment via the web. Here are the two sites you should be following (if you aren’t already):
This blog is the brainchild of my dear friend (and author) Raina Lee. She’s on an archeological dig of her family’s history from the last 35 years. The reason I love this blog is because Raina’s writing is strong and her voice really comes through. She makes you laugh and is open about her family’s history through her words and photographs. One of my favorite posts is about her mom’s dress where Raina posts a photo of her wearing the dress today and posts a photo of her mom in the same dress when she wore it as a young woman. And I can’t forget the post about all the gadgets she’s finding in the garage. You feel like you are actually sifting through her family’s history with her. Want to be part of her findings? She’s posting items on Etsy to help downsize her home right now.
Watch one episode and you’ll be addicted… I know I was. I admit I’ve always been a fan of dance films… think Fame, Center Stage, Strictly Ballroom, Shall We Dance (Japanese version), Fred and Ginger films… The League of Extraordinary Dancers (aka The LXD) is directed by Jon Chu and is a web mini-series that was launched last month. Each Wednesday, a new episode is released on Hulu and trust me… you’re going to wish a new episode was released everyday. The story is simple – good versus evil. But the way the story is told is through dance. What makes this series unique is how the verbal dialogue is secondary because the dancing is the real dialogue. Here are a couple of my favorite webisodes…Vodpod videos no longer available. Vodpod videos no longer available.
If you think you just saw the guy from Glee (Harry Shum, Jr.) in the webisode above, you are correct. He’s also one of the choreographers for the series. Anyhow, I can’t wait to see what happens next!
Lastly, can’t stop listening to the Best Coast album. I’ve had the singles but finally the full-length came out and it’s been on repeat. Here’s one of my favorite songs on the album. Enjoy!