Leisure Features

Not So Deep Thoughts: 11.15.17

app » gametime 
It’s a crisp, winter night, and you decide there is no better way to spend your evening than at a Blues game. You have time to make it downtown, but what about tickets? Gametime is a free, last-minute sports ticket marketplace designed to make purchasing tickets as easy as possible on your smartphone. After the transaction is complete, a barcode will appear for use at the gate—no paper involved. You can even transfer a ticket to a friend via text message, and unlike well-established companies like StubHub, you can purchase tickets after the game starts!

music » rainbow by Kesha 
Kesha began her career like so many young female artists who buy into the cookie-cutter pop formula. To say that she has matured since her days of “Tik Tok” and “Your Love Is My Drug” is an enormous understatement. Her current single, “Praying,” has climbed the charts, and there will be many more from her new album Rainbow. In the four years since her last album, she has broken free from the shackles of Dr. Luke, her former producer. Kesha dug deep to produce the most raw and real art she has ever created.

tv » disjointed. Streaming on Netflix; 10 episodes
In this 30-minute comedy, Kathy Bates plays an ex-hippie who owns a cannabis dispensary, Ruth’s Alternative Caring. Bates could not be any funnier as the ‘live and let live owner’ who agrees to let her son suggest ideas to improve the shop. She employs a motley group of ‘budtenders,’ all with interesting back stories. The show will make you chuckle, especially the fabricated commercial breaks. Best watched with a bag of chips and box of cookies.