Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Listening to Brilliance

There's a new radio production of Neil Gaiman's "Neverwhere" being broadcast on BBC4 Extra.  And because of the BBC iPlayer, those of us who don't live in the U.K. can still listen in.  Granted, it's at odd times here in our neck of the woods (the first episode aired at 7:30 AM PST on Saturday, and the remaining 5 episodes will air at 11:00 AM), but all of it will be available as a podcast starting Friday.
The cast includes some of my personal favorites: Benedict Cumberbatch, James McAvoy, Sophie Okonedo,  David Harewood, Romoloa Garai, Anthonly Head, Bernard Cribbins...
And Neil Gaiman makes a few cameos, as well.
I LOVE his imagination, and the way his mind works!  The first book I read of his was in college, "Good Omens," which he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett, and it remains one of my favorite books of all time. I drove my roommate crazy, because I stayed up all hours reading it and laughing.

And, yes, I follow him on Twitter.
Because I am a dork.

Also in college, I "discovered" the music of Robyn Hitchcock, who turned 60 last week.  The two of them remind me of one another, creatively.  Both so imaginative, and they make you think.

Oh, and they both have a great sense of humor.  :)

I follow Robyn Hitchcock on Twitter, as well.

And in other genius news, the third season of "Sherlock" began filming Monday (huzzah!) AAAAAANNNNDDDD...
Everyone has signed on for season 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'll also throw in the fact that the 50th anniversary episode of "Doctor Who" has been written, cast, and is, I believe, in pre-production.

Whew!  That's a lot of good stuff coming down the pike!

Meanwhile, back on the home front, Hubby returned Monday from the Epic Climbing Trip and immediately fell ill.  WG went back to school today, LG was coughing this morning (yikes!), and I'm freakin' EXHAUSTED!  This past week (and a half) has left me seriously wishing we lived in a single-level home. Taking care of the "patients," checking on them, bringing them soup and juice and such.  I've been up and down those 3 flights of stairs so many times I could probably run a marathon at this point!

Times like this make me glad I'm not working full time, or even as much as I had been.  I would have been screwed.

I told Hubby that when he's feeling better I'm gonna do something fun.  He keeps apologizing for getting sick, which is just silly!  It's not like he did it on purpose!  The poor guy was sick as a dog on his birthday, fer cryin' out loud!
Luckily his fever is gone and he is on the mend.

And I get to go to yoga, finally!!!!!!!!

Anyway, gonna go listen to today's installment of "Neverwhere."
On my headphones.
So I can drown out the sound of the snoring pooch, which I keep thinking is my phone vibrating.

Have a good one!


Geosomin said...

oh. Thanks for the link. I knew it BBC4 was on but wasn't sure if it would be a podcast or not and couldn't listen live with work...and now have the first one as podcast to listen to on the bus home. :)
Will the rest be podcasts of the week or put up daily? I don't want to miss them :)

azusmom said...

I think it's posted daily. You might be able to get the whole thing now, as today was the final installment.