Weekend Playlist


It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. So give thanks! And stuff. The important thing is that we’ve got one whole extra day to fill with fun pursuits. Here’s the AF team’s choices.


Book: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. So far so amazing. His writing frequently makes my jaw drop.

Music: The Forza Horizon soundtrack at full volume, if I’m lucky. Also, going through another Penderetski phase, all sci-fi nightmares and minor keys. Perfect for a few sessions of Aliens of Dead Space.

Game: A lot to choose from – I’ve been sent copies of Futuridium (PS Vita) and Jet Car Stunts (PS3) for review, so I’ll be delving into those. However, it’s the combo of Forza Horizon and Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen that is providing all my game love at the moment.

TV: Doctor Who, in the vain hope that it might actually start to get better. Clara is still the best part by a country mile.

Film: Recent Blu-Ray purchases include Ghostbusters 1 & 2 and Edge Of Tomorrow, so those.

Comics: Finally need to catch up on Alan Moore’s Nemo series.


Book: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. What? Simon and I are in a book club. Jeez.

Movies: There are a lot of movies out this week. I’m likely going to see Dracula Untold, but I’m also hopefully going to take in Joe Carnahan’s Stretch.

Music: I have the complete works of Glenn Miller and his Orchestra. I’ve been listening to that all week.


Book: Acceptance – Jeff Vandermeer (the Southern Reach Trilogy conclusion!)… but I just finished reading Seven Wonders by Ben Mezrich and if you’re looking for a long weekend read this should be what you pick up.  It’s like the offspring of Robert Langdon & Indiana Jones that takes you on a trip around the world.

Song: That Black Bat Licorice – Jack White (Lazaretto)

“I wanna cut out my tongue and let you hold onto it for me / Cause without my skull to amplify my sounds it might get boring”

TV: Hell on Wheels, The Walking Dead & Madam Secretary in addition to my regular news binge of Bill Maher, John Oliver & Fareed Zakaria juxtaposed with Sunday football.  But first, Jamie’s Oliver’s new Comfort Food series!  What can I say, I’m complicated.

Film: Taking my Dad to see The Judge & making time to watch the doc The Greatest Movie Ever Sold