Truth Is A Beautiful Thing by London Grammar

If I had to rank my cultural interests, music would only come in third. Most of my spare time is, as you might guess, spent on books and TV series/Movies. I do like a bit of music – who doesn’t? – but I’m not even close to being an expert on the matter. Nor am I familiar with a lot of artists. Usually, I’ll go to Deezer and choose between the CD’s of a dozen artists including Ed Sheeran, Adele, Hurts and Keane.

The group of artists I’ll follow closely is even smaller. There’s literally only a handful of musicians I love enough to care about when new material is released. One of them is London Grammar. Ever since I read that they were working on a second album I was counting down the days for the release.


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Bates Motel vs Psycho

Here’s a confession: I hadn’t seen Psycho back when I started watching Bates Motel a few years ago. I didn’t even really know what it was about. I think I was aware that it involved a creepy motel owner, but as far as how the story was supposed to go, I was completely in the dark. When you’re committing yourself to watching 50 episodes of a prequel and reimagining of a 1960 movie, maybe that’s not a bad thing. And it’s not as if I wasn’t familiar with Hitchcock’s work. I’ve seen The Lady Vanishes, Notorious and The Birds. That’s not too bad. Even so, I made me promise to watch Psycho when I was done with Bates Motel, so that’s what I did.

Now, if you haven’t seen Bates Motel and/or Psycho and would like too, then please bear in mind that this post contains minor spoilers. I’ve kept it as vague as I possibly could, but if you want to get into them as unknowingly as I did, it might be best to skip this one for a while. You’re very welcome to come back once you’ve seen them.

Norman Bates
Freddie Highmore and Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates

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