One of the things I like about traveling is that in those “non-productive” moments – such as when they force you to put your laptop/iPhone away while the plane is taking off/landing – I end up just letting my mind roam over the various reading materials I stockpile for such moments.
Here’s what I came back with this time:
Movie to see:
Withnail and I
Book to Read:
A Most Wanted Man by John le CarrÃ©
Music to Buy
Os Mutantes. A record I’ve had and seem to have lost, and now want to hear again.
S.F. Sorrow by The Pretty Things. Crucial 60s psychedelia.
The Kink Kronikles. Early Kinks comp.
I underlined this quote from the Marquess of Queensberry Rules on boxing:
Don’t do away with combat, but create rules so that It can be waged in a reasonable fashion.
I also read about this great bartending idea of rinsing your glass with a complimentary booze prior to pouring the drink. So, for instance,
if youwhen I make a margarita tonight, I will rinse my glass with Mezcal prior to pouring. You could apply the same logic to a manhattan, rinsing with a good single malt.
As always, I found tons of restaurants to visit in my travels, and I shall dutifully report upon them post haste. Watch this space.