Some of the music I listen too: Refused The Bronx Coheed & Cambria Soulwax The (International) Noise Conspiracy Pretty Girls Make Graves Every Time I Die Converge Dillinger Escape Plan Brendan Benson Thursday Radiohead Martin Grech Jack Johnson Atreyu Antony And The Johnsons Air Josh Rouse Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds .hopesfall. The Eels The Doors Jamie Cullum Talking Heads Cursive The Gloria Record Lyndsay Diaries Johnny Marr & The Healers The Cure Joy Division New Order Interpol Ben Folds Five Martha Wainwright Coldplay Echo & The Bunnymen Athlete The Smiths Morrissey Hot Hot Heat Yeah Yeah Yeahs The Killers Kaiser Cheifs, Futureheads etc... Early November Yann Tiersen Thrice Elliott Smith Ben Christophers Taking Back Sunday Jeff Buckley Nick Drake Tom McRae Ed Harcourt John Mayer Stephen Malkmus David Mead Leonard Cohen and all the rest on my iTunes thingy. It's nearly ten days long. I'm so proud...if you're still here, well done. I'd be bored of listening to me by now. Does anyone else agree that singer/songwriters make the best music? I listen to as much stuff as I can, but I have to be heavily impressed for something to register, and singer/songwriters are the only musicians who seem to. I've tried emo, emocore or whatever poeople want to call it this season (I have issues with that, as you can see, as I was one of those people who was there back in the days when I rushed to get Thursday's Full Collapse when it first came out - you can see the kinda time scale I'm working with...now theres so many people just jumping on the bandwagon and jumping off when the phase is over, and it's ruining a great scene); some of it is awesome, but it does get awfully repetitive these days. Unless your one of the more inventive emo bands (like The Gloria Record or OneLineDrawing etc.), there's only so much that can be done, and it already has. I did the straight edge metalcore thing: again, it's running out of steam. They get alot of stick for it, but Poison The Well had the right idea with You Come Before You, trying to do something a bit different. Can't stand dance music; listening to the same noise repeated ad infinitum for five solid minutes just seems to erode braincells. Maybe it's why pikeys are generally so thick.... I could ramble on for years, bit I can't be bothered. I like to think I prefer better crafted, better written music, but it's just my opinion. At least I've taken the time to make it an informed one. I'm one of those people who likes to be truly moved by the music I listen too. Or at least think, 'wow, they('ve) put a lot of themselves into that'. It's hard to explain. If I like it, I listen to it. If I don't, I'll for something else.
I love drawing as well, and hopefully one day I will able to accomplish my mission and write a book with illustrations all by me I love the work of guys like Roman Dirge and Jhonen Vasquez (hands up who loves Squee...I want one of my own!) I also love Tim Burton's work, but that's because I came to University to specialise in the Gothics, and Tim Burton is the perfect example of how it has developed into the modern setting...but I'm boring people now... I do like other films too, like Amelie, The Virgin Suicides, American History X...but my favourite films are the ones adapted from books - like Fight Club and American Psycho - because I'm really interested in the transition from page to screen, and how some can be so shockingly bad when the book is there to follow... Again, I'm being boring... And now verging on sad...
Currently, I am hovering aimlessly between my first and second year of my English Literature degree...the boredom is immense...but for the first time in 10 months I have a choice in what I read...for a bit anyway...until I have to do the prepearation reading for next year...but, thankfully, at least next year I have much more freedom I can finally explore the nether-regions of literature as an art form, and all the other stuff I've wanted to study that GCSE and A-Level was too cack and route one to think about. I also get to look at literature and film, at last! My odd fascination about the link between literature and art and photography and cinema and so on can finally be unleashed without the funny looks being aimed at me afterwards... *does monkey dance* *falls* *cries* *wonders what happened to the monkey that taught him to dance*
I am me, very, and unoriginal