Tim + Alex dot com

The collected works of Tim Maytom + Alex Spencer. Look on them, ye mighty, and despair.

Author: Alex Page 1 of 3

The Best of the 2010s: The Decade in 150 Tracks

The 2010s continue to be over! And I continue to be in denial. What do you mean my boyish good looks have faded, and it’s only downhill for both my body and the world it inhabits from here? Pfft. No. That’s just… that’s silly.

Anyway, to mark the end of my youth the decade, I’ve put together a playlist of 150 of my favourite songs of the 2010s. Or, at least, the ones that feel most emblematic of what I listened to during those years.

Usual rules apply: one track per artist. Well, kind of. You might notice some names crop up more than once, but not as the lead artist. This is the closest I get to not cheating.

Oh, and there is at least one notable fiddling of the dates (see if you can spot it!) but after many long nights of consideration, I’ve left it on there because I failed to put it on my 2000s playlist and it gave me an excuse to listen to it a dozen more times.

Also, because I decided to make the playlist in Spotify, it’s limited by what’s currently available on there. And, to be fair, very possibly by general forgetfulness. Blame it on my old age.

There’s a widget for listening to this mixtape masterpiece above, and below you’ll find the full countdown of tracks (as it currently runs, anyway, I reserve the right to get all revisionist in the future).

Read More

2019, Six Months, Ten Tracks Mix

Back at the turn of the half-year, I made a mix of some favourite tracks from the year so far. I posted it on Patreon, along with short write-ups of each track, but now that’s shut down I figured some of you might like to read/listen/tell me why I’m wrong. Enjoy!

Read More

Carly Rae Jepsen – Dedicated

The below was originally published on the Tim + Alex Patreon page. As that’s now defunct and even backers can’t access the content, it seemed worth putting up here, for posterity or whatever.

Read More

Eye on Springfield: The Simpsons, Season Seven

Welcome back to our season-by-season look at the official Greatest TV Show of All Time. It’s an odd-numbered season, which in Simpsons tradition means all change. But what happens when fans are the ones running the show?

Read More

One Week One Comic: Sabrina The Teenage Witch #1

Alex: Every Wednesday on Twitter, I pick a comics issue that caught my eye and do an illustrated thread of little observations and stuff I enjoyed about it. It’s called #oneweekonecomic, and I’m collating each thread into its own blog post.

This week, it’s Kelly Thompson/Veronica Fish/Andy Fish’s SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #1, Archie’s modern revival of everyone’s favourite spooky teen. Spoilers this time are pretty light, so read on without fear. Except… fear of the supernatural!

Read More

One Week One Comic: Immortal Hulk #15

Alex: Every Wednesday on Twitter, I pick a comics issue that caught my eye and do an illustrated thread of little observations and stuff I enjoyed about it. It’s called #oneweekonecomic, and I’m collating each thread into its own blog post.

This week, we’re covering Al Ewing/Joe Bennett’s IMMORTAL HULK #15, the latest from one of my very favourite books. Some plot spoilers after the cut.

Read More

One Week One Comic: Little Bird #1

Alex: Every Wednesday on Twitter, I pick a comics issue that caught my eye and do an illustrated thread of little observations and stuff I enjoyed about it. It’s called #oneweekonecomic, and I’m collating each thread into its own blog post.

This week, we’re covering Darcy Van Poelgeest/Ian Bertram’s LITTLE BIRD #1 from Image Comics. Spoilers this time out are pretty mild, so you be safe even if you haven’t read the issue yet.

Read More

One Week One Comic: Meet the Skrulls #1

Alex: Every Wednesday on Twitter, I pick a comics issue that caught my eye and do an illustrated thread of little observations and stuff I enjoyed about it. It’s called #oneweekonecomic, and I’m collating each thread into its own blog post.

This week, we’re covering Robbie Thompson/Niko Henrichon’s MEET THE SKRULLS #1 from Marvel Comics. Spoilers on this one are very light, so all but the most averse readers should be safe to stray beneath the cut.

Read More

One Week One Comic: The Wicked + The Divine #42

Alex: Every Wednesday on Twitter, I pick a comics issue that caught my eye and do an illustrated thread of little observations and stuff I enjoyed about it. It’s called #oneweekonecomic, and I’m collating each thread into its own blog post.

Except this week, I broke the rules. My pick is Kieron Gillen/Jamie McKelvie/Matt Wilson/Clayton Cowles’ THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #42, and the stuff I want to talk about is so spoilerific I can’t risk it wandering into someone’s timeline by accident. So we’re jumping straight to the blog post.

(I’ve actually got so much to say about this issue, I’ve already written a blog post about it over on TWATD. Why not double your pleasure and get it open in a tab now?)

Yeah, particularly hardcore spoilers follow beneath the cut.

Read More

eBook: Eye on Springfield, Seasons One-Five

Our latest monthly Patreon-funded ebook is here!

This time, it’s a collection of Eye on Springfield essays on the first five seasons of The Simpsons, covering how the show evolved from its creation through to its first big changeover of staff.

This being Alex’s pet project, he’s gone hugely overboard and illustrated the whole thing by hand. (You might argue that no one would ever even notice that the Eye on Springfield logo has been redrawn, but… hey, I’m mentioning it now.)

You can get it from the Tim + Alex Patreon, by pledging as little as $1 – which will also get you access to all our previous ebooks.

Download the Eye on Springfield: Seasons One-Five ebook.

Page 1 of 3

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén