The idea came from a letter we received at email@example.com We are lucky to receive a lot of random personal mail at that address. And the truth is we read all of it and try to reply to as much as we can. The influx of mail since cities have starting locking down around the world in response to COVID-19 has been noticeable, and the tone of it is different. You can tell people have time on their hands. Richard Winter from the UK summed it up perfectly in his note:
“I am managing to work from home but not being with colleagues makes it a real chore and not the promised land people assume it must be. After finishing work finding something interesting to do or watch is actually quite difficult and spreading out decent box sets to watch over a 12-week period is more difficult than you’d think.”
Richard goes on to say that an unlikely saviour for this one day – one day out of we sadly suspect will be over a hundred more, certainly in Australia, where we are only just going into lockdown over the last week – was the Time+Tide YouTube channel. Richard falls into it, seemingly by accident, one of our clips from Baselworld 2019 popped up, and he stays there for hours. You can read an unedited excerpt from his letter below.
I thought I’d try it out, too. Before I recommended it, I wanted to make sure it was a good idea. How many watch videos of ours could I sit through before I flicked back to Tiger King? The magic number was 70. I tended to skip the straight-up reviews and go for the more colourful stuff.
There are some great memories for me in there. Some pretty wild experiences. Some mouthwatering watches. Looking back also made me appreciate the craftsmanship of our videographers over the years. To them, Marcus Flack in particular, I say thank you for the memories and the mementos — what a wild ride. And thanks again to Richard Winter, for inspiring the Playlist and this post. Stay well, Richard.