The halftime show was widely panned but IMO it was more bearable than past ones that were classic rock; over-the-hill bands, or safe black artists. Adam Levine stripped to a bare chest at the end and showed off all his ridiculous tattoos, and "Moves Like Jagger" was shambolic (though that song sucks even in the best of times.) Still beats Ariana Grande -- it felt more real, which admittedly is what it was calculated to do, but it succeeded in that.
Gotten a bit into A Farewell to Kings. "Cinderella Man" and "Madrigal" are underrated, though the former is much better if you don't read the lyrics, and the first three or four minutes of "Cygnus X-1", even, are enjoyable. I don't know why but I've started collecting Rush vinyl (except for the debut, which is expensive) even though I don't really like their '70s stuff.
If I could have done one thing different about the Orbit I would have saved up a bit more money and gone for the walnut plinth. The MDF plinth, though it's the same material as most other turntables', feels kind of cheap. Also the anti-skating is built into the arm (you can somehow adjust it); I really liked the fishing line and weight when you can watch it rise as the side goes along.