Some things for you to poke around at this weekend. Have a good one!
Speaking of my husband, Hal Isaacson; 7/1/74 – 10/27/18 – FOREVER | Girls Gone Child
Bec and her family farewelled Hal this week, and her description of how they met which she read at his memorial service was every bit as perfect as I knew it would be. A crazy couple who worked really, really hard to make life work together.
“Endings call for beginnings. Perhaps they cannot help themselves.”
This substantial, timber-framed, early-17th-century house comes with listed Victorian hop kilns, American-barn stabling, a manège, extensive outbuildings, kitchen garden and prolific orchards and I WANT IT.
I always feel like poor Chuck is wildly underestimated and often misunderstood, and this article is pretty fantastic at explaining why. Plus I really like hearing about his garden and what he has for breakfast.
The brutality and tenderness of Nick Cave’s newsletters | The New Yorker
Nick has been answering reader questions in-depth and with a great deal of care and thought. His recent newsletter on grief went viral after he described what it was like to lose his son Arthur in 2015. I loved this considered take on the first six that have gone out so far. An extraordinarily candid look inside the mind of a complicated musician.
You can sign up for his newsletters here.
Speaking of complicated musicians:
Solving the Riddle of Metallica | The New Yorker
I thoroughly enjoyed this foray into the re-release of the …And Justice for All album which was first birthed to the world in 1988. They had just hired Jason Newsted (and were complete arseholes to him, which still rankles me to this day) after the loss of Cliff Burton, and it was a pretty pivotal album for them, coming off the back of Master of Puppets and right before the self-titled album. You know, back when “music was was recorded to two-inch analog tape, which means that edits were done manually, with a razor blade”.
One of my favourite things in this world is people earnestly trying to understand metal and writing articles about it. This one does not disappoint.
Also one of my favourite things in this world is Rob Trujillo.
I’m not even going to explain it. It’s amazing.