What’s Making Me Happy This Week: Tunde Olaniran – Namesake

The massive chorus on this track by the artist from Flint, Michigan has been my happy place, my daily pick-me-up for a couple of weeks now (Thanks, NPR Music’s Austin 100!) Then I discovered the corresponding music video – amazing!

Also great this week, but more local: Queergestreift, a local LGBTI film festival. I got to see Moonlight (I had really high expectations, and the movie exceeded them all) Coming Out (the first and only gay movie from the former German Democratic Republic, an interesting and well-made portrait of 1989) and The Fits (an magic movie about black girlhood, dance, gender, and coming-of-age. Watch out for director Anna Rose Holmer and young actress Royalty Hightower)  A couple of great movies are still coming up, the festival is on at Zebra Kino Konstanz until next week.

However, I might not get to see many of them, as I’ll also attend my first barcamp, #BCBS17 here in Konstanz. I’m excited.