Friends! Welcome back to Staying In! Your convenient, regular import of entertaining and engaging content to get you through the weekend.
It’s a good cocktail today. Enthralling tales of small towns, charming gigs at tiny desks, overcast encounters with badass DJs. It’s all here and it’s all for you. Stay occupied. Stay friendly. Stay in.
S-TownThis American Life / Serial
We’re a little bit concerned that – to keen podcast listeners – this will be like recommending Breaking Bad or something offensively bait like that. Nevertheless, Brian Reed’s supremely engrossing real-life story of John B. McLemore and a small town in Alabama is worthy of your attention. No spoilers here. Just subscribe and get lost in this riveting and poignant series. Listen here.
Dave Freestyle With The LA Leakers | #Freestyle007Power 106 Los Angeles
Before everyone’s favourite chiselled Anglophile came along (we’re talking about Drake btw), Dave was already one of the most promising young rappers in London. That said, ever since Drake jumped on his runaway hit, Wanna Know, Dave’s star has risen considerably. During a visit to LA, he stopped by Power 106 and delivered this effortless freestyle. Enjoy.
Bristol Spotlight: Daisy MoonStamp The Wax
Stamp The Wax shine a light on Bristol selector Daisy Moon who tees up a pitch-perfect Summertime mix ahead of this weekend’s Housework, a semi-regular party she runs alongside Shanti Celeste and Gramrcy.
Selections: Carla dal FornoCrack Magazine
We were huge fans of Carla dal Forno’s haunting album You Know What It’s Like, and it comes as no surprise that the Blackest Ever Black artist has impeccable taste. Kicking off with cult Cardiff band Young Marble Giants, dal Forno’s playlist ranges from Molly Nilsson’s nocturnal synthpop to a breezy track from Swiss post-punk legends Kleenex. Perfect soundtrack for a contemplative night in.
Helena Hauff: Death DiscoCrack Magazine
Issue 75 is here and cooler-than-thou DJ Helena Hauff graces the cover in black shiny PVC with a look in her eyes that reminds us that we’re just mere mortals. She even smokes too, which is really cool. Do you smoke? Hauff details her outsider years as a teenager, her love for machines and aversion to the art world. Complete with stunning visuals from Vitali Gelwich, it’s one of our best cover stories yet. Read it here.
Tiny Desk Concert: NonameNPR
Noname’s Tiny Desk concert almost didn’t happen, but thank the lord that it did. The set list includes Diddy Bop, Yesterday, and a medley with Reality Check, Casket Pretty and Bye Bye Pretty. It’s worth staying in just to watch this alone.
Silicon Valley's Quest For Eternal Life
A creepy and fascinating insight into the research efforts being made into “making death optional”. Live forever. Or don’t. Read it here.