Tea With Chris is a roundup of recommended links, posted every Friday. Here are our favourite things from the internet this week:
Carl: The person who passed this along to me quoted the person who passed it along to him: “Tremendously pleasing. Don’t know why.” There’s a geometric relentlessness to a lot of our lives-at-desks. Trees grow, cliffs jut, birds nest on angles, not in constant foursquare; but we stare into the same boxy windows at both work and leisure. Being knocked askew can be either relaxing or upsetting, but at least it often feels accurate. Please feel free to read Back to the World unevenly.
Chris: Gratuitous yet obligatory. I want to see Kanye team up with Moon Knight.
Johan Palme of Birdseed’s Tunedown posted a bunch of music videos from Bhutan. Maybe I’m a bad ethnomusicologist for saying so, but what fascinated me the most was those drum machines.
Finally, Noz from Cocaine Blunts explained why fawning over perfunctory efforts from legendary rappers is bad for criticism and MCs alike.
Margaux: I am excited about Joaquin Phoenix’ hip hop documentary. I don’t know what’s happening in this video with Miley Cyrus, Joaquin Phoenix & Liv Tyler on “How to Vote for TWLOHA and Suicide Prevention”, but I bet the hip hop documentary will be just as good.