Stay Home Club with Jill Kennedy: August 31 – September 6

How’s your week going? It’s back-to-school season, but everything feels so different this year. Speaking of, you can still take part in the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope this month, but it’s all virtual so you can participate from anywhere. If you wanted to get even more exercise in, the National Capital Commission has extended their pilot program for cyclists and pedestrians on some of the capital’s parkways.  

After some strangely cool weather last week, I had accepted that fall was here, but now, we are back into humid times and I will continue to embrace those summer feels. Soon enough, I will be able to rock my acid wash denim jacket, jeans and a hoodie again, but I’m not complaining at this rate! As we head into Labour Day long weekend, you might be looking for some things to do that don’t involve your phone. Maybe this week’s Stay Home Club can give you even more ideas…  


If you want to know the inner workings of some of the coolest creative partnerships out there, you should give the podcast, Partners, from Hrishikesh Hirway & Mailchaimp a listen. I checked out an episode featuring indie pop icons, Tegan & Sara as well as another with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and his son, Spencer Tweedy. But these stem beyond musical partnerships as you can learn about the relationship between Instagram’s cofounders and the creators of the podcast, Reply All, among many moreEach episode is about 15-20 minutes and gives you some insights and behind-the-scenes glimpses into their lives and working relationships.  


Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, Mid90s was the perfect movie choice this week as summer is at its end. It’s very reminiscent of middle school summers skateboarding and hanging with the “cool kids.” We’d always go to schoolyards or behind plazas to skate or get into some sort of trouble. Once, we ordered a pizza to a school roof of all things! 

Watching Mid90sI was sucked right back into that time of my life. A big part of that was thanks to the soundtrack, which brings the film together. It features The Pharcyde, GZA, The Pixies and more, and Jonah Hill has shared that each of these songs holds a space in his heart. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross scored the film as well, adding a very different sound than what film fans have come to expect from the duo 


[Spending Time] 

I’ve only spent my time thinking about skateboarding this week apparently! Because you can finally get a chance to play Tony Hawk’s Pro-Skater 1&2 remastered! I gave it a test run on Thursday night and between the punk rock and hip hop soundtrack, the character customizations and the throwback to the classic style of trick runs and fun objectives, I’m going to be all over this all weekend!  

What’s on your Stay Home Club this week? Comment below! 

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