WordPress, Japanese, The Death of Stalin, The Vietnam War and a happy gig.
Most of the weekdays I was working on making a client’s large report look good and work well in WordPress, which is now just about done.
I saw The Death of Stalin on Tuesday which was a lot of fun, although I wished I hadn’t seen the trailer — that was when I had the surprise of the absurdity, so I knew what I’d be getting. Although the cast were all good I did sometimes find myself watching Steve Buscemi’s Khrushchev and thinking of Buscemi’s other harried, period suit-wearing, ruthless boss Nucky Thompson which, given Thompson’s general competence, made Khrushchev seem less absurd than the useless English-accented people around him.
We finished The Vietnam War this evening, a depressing but well-worth-doing experience. It reminded me of watching The World at War as, I think, a young teenager. Grim but important. Men and their egos.
To end on a happier note, I went to a gig this week, which I haven’t done for a while, and a loud guitars gig not for even longer. It was Diet Cig, mentioned a couple of weeks ago, supported by The Spook School who you can see below or here. They were both good and it was a lovely, warm, fun evening in a small venue in Hackney. Happy young people with good tunes, guitars and drums. Thumbs up.