Trying to keep up with my self-imposed one-post-per-day schedule, I was wondering what to blog about today.
I could tell you all about the exciting wallpaper exhibition that I visited in a restored Georgian house on the bank of the river Liffey in central Dublin, today, but something tells me that you mightn’t find wallpapers quite as fascinating as I do… So I did a bit of a news sweep to see whether there were any news out there that had escaped me. Caveat: News are usually best and most reliably compiled in blogland by Servetus in her feature Richard Armitage tangentially related. Not sure whether she had my news on her radar – chances are she did, and *I* missed them. Anyway, suffice to say that there are no major Armitage news anywhere. When he’s working on a project he seems to all but bury himself in work. Good man. I like his work ethic. So all I unearthed today were minor mentions… But good enough for a few speculative/snarky/silly/ [insert adjective of choice] comments.
The Irish Times, for instance, today features a small article about Amazon’s new audio book offer. Well, that might be interesting for us, seeing that we are fans of legit audio god Armitage (see right). I don’t have to remind anyone that it is actually an expensive hobby, keeping up with Armitage’s audio output. Either you regularly splash out between 30 and 50 Euro for his new audio books, or you invest in an audible subscription that comes in at about 9 Euro per month. But wait – good news for owners of an Alexa-powered device by Amazon: Thanks to a new offer customers receive three free books per month!!! The books are not downloaded (as you would via audible) but streamed via Alexa, and the books are pre-chosen by Amazon.The first three books have been chosen and are available for Alexa users until June 30th. And now we finally come to Armitage:
I can only say: NOT a coincidence that they chose Richard Armitage for the first ever free audio book stream! They *know* that the quality performance of audio god Armitage will get the listeners hooked. They’ll probably become addicted to the British earcandy… Well, the RArmy is happy to welcome new members 😉.
Also today, The Guardian posts its recommendation for TV shows to be watched tonight. And guess what? The UK has finally caught up with Berlin Station. Tonight sees season 2 of BS conclude. And this is what The Guardian‘s TV critic has to say:
“Engaging spy drama”, “starring Richard Armitage”. And who gets the big write up in these four and a half lines? Yeah, old story – Rhys Ifans. “Oddly sympathetic”? Well, definitely “oddly annoying” that Armitage was forever overshadowed by his co-star. *sigh* Well, not on *my* blog. Here, take this, Hector de Jean:
Sorry, did I get carried away? Mi scusi. But it had to be done. Daniel Miller was the fucking main character! *huffs*
Ok, I’m over it now.
Paste Magazine is not – as you may have *falsely* deduced from its name – the industry magazine of the oral hygiene sector. In fact, it is a music and entertainment magazine. How does Armitage fit in there? Well, their recent article “Why You Should Explore the Intriguing Strangeness of Perpetual Grace, LTD” (Tuesday, 11/06/2019) discusses a new TV show called “Perpetual Grace” – which is being produced by Epix. And here’s the context that Richard pops up in:
Spot on, Paste, on all counts. Epix has not really been able to make a real splash with its TV efforts. And yes, it is *great* to see Armitage’s talent recognised here in this magazine. Not quite sure whether BS can really count as “prestige”, but well, they tried. Pity they got the essentials wrong (see above).
Anyhow, that’s my little news sweep today. Armitage in side context. He really should be the main focus. (It’s a complete mystery to me that the Daily Mail could headline a report from the set of The Stranger that contains pap pictures of the show’s main character at work, with the name of an actor who only plays a secondary character???? Anthony Head, my arse… ) But who knows, maybe that’ll happen soon, when The Stranger airs. Until then, we’ll just dream of world domination.