Weekly Culture Roundup: Cool Mom Hangs, Jenny Slate, and Summer Silence
Guess what got me happy this morning? Seeing pics of Beyonce and Solange and Missy Elliot and Bjork (you go, Bjork!) all hanging out and supporting each other, like cool moms do, at FYF Fest in LA. Apparently, the MME and Bjork thing goes way back.
A little FYI: MME has a new single, "I'm Better," about being sick for the last 20 years! with Graves disease.
Last March, Bjork came out with a new album, Vulnicura (you can stream it for free with Amazon Prime), which is beautiful and sad (it's about her recent divorce from artist-husband Matthew Barney). Critics have been saying it sounds a bit like Vespertine, which, in case you forgot, brought you to tears, mom. Remember this breathtaking moment?
Or gosh, THIS ONE? Happy to have these great ladies back in full force!
So, Jenny Slate (Marcel the Shell, Girls, etc) totally read this post and took my advice about 1. taking your TIME in the bathroom and 2. lotioning. I loved this Vogue piece about her, called "Landline's Jenny Slate gets Serious on the Importance of Bath Time."
She has other, more literary, reasons than mine for insisting on a daily bath:
And if she wasn't cute enough, how about her morning affirmations?
Do you believe that? I highly recommend reading the whole interview if you want tips on her fave bath products and clothing brand, Day Space Night. It's all meant to promote her new movie, Landline, which is about a dysfunctional family living in the 90s in New York. The two main characters, Dana (played by Slate) and Ali (played by Abby Quinn) are sisters who don't get along.
According to Slate, the wardrobe choices for Dana and Ali reflect their age difference and maturity.
Or, perhaps, 2017 me is just more of a "mature, working woman."
Finally... Odysseus was pretty good at self-care, says Jenny Slate and Michael McGirr, of the NYTimes.
I loved this piece about approaching vacation as a form of sleep and, in turn, silence.
And I'll leave you with Louis CK's ACTIVE approach (hint: he won't buy them cell phones) to ensuring his kids do nothing, and experience silence (and loneliness too), once in a while.
Wishing you profoundly happy moments this week, mom.
Stay "precious, sweet, and very very sharp."