The Dim Pause

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.

No More Than a Litre of Wine a Day

No More Than a Litre of Wine a Day

French 1950s Health and Sobriety posters. Interesting article with lots of images.

Good to see that Glamorgan Cricket Club’s home ground in Cardiff is being renamed back to Sophia Gardens Cardiff. The (sponsored) SSE SWALEC Stadium never really had the same ring to it! 🏏