My life focus is composition. The music I write tends to be on the experimental, challenging side, but I'm open to pretty much any genre.
I spend a lot of time analyzing stuff, which I often articulate out loud (for better or worse). Boredom is pretty foreign to me; I tend to find everything intriguing in some way. Which explains my popularity with children, dogs and the elderly.
Outside work, I like to (bush)walk, run and occasionally gym to keep fit, watch posh TV, read voraciously if sporadically, go to concerts, theatre and arts shows, try new restaurants and retry old ones, and travel both locally and abroad. Used to be a gaymer, but buying a gaming computer with no games is as far as I've got resuscitating that...
Also, how loud my voice is, especially when saying something inappropriate.
Movies: Run Lola Run, Stalingrad, City of Lost Children, Queen Margot, Muriel’s Wedding, Solomon and Gaenor, Rope, 28 Days Later, Nightwatch, Daywatch, anything David Lynch, anything Hitchcock, Bad Education, Harold and Maude, South Park, Starship Troopers, Syriana. Though of course, as we all know, good TV is the new cinema. Speaking of which...
Television: League of Gentlemen, IT Crowd, Yes Minister, Arrested Development, Kath & Kim, The Games, Veronica Mars, Planet Earth, Breaking Bad, True Blood, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, Rome, Game of Thrones, anything Whedon-related.
Music: In the "classical" category, assorted goodies by Bartok, Birtwistle, Brahms, Berg, Britten, Byrd, Carter, Ives, Ligeti, Lindberg, Lutoslawski, Mahler, Maxwell Davies, Messiaen, Rameau, Sculthorpe, Stravinsky, Szymanowski, Wagner, Weir and Xenakis. From other genres, Stephen Sondheim, Michael Nyman, Noël Coward, Ella Fitzgerald, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Christy Moore, Tool, Radiohead, Nicki Minaj, Presets and various crappy orchestral movie scores
Food: Thai, Malaysian, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, traditional English, Spanish, Lebanese, Indian, Australian/Asian fusion, Tibetan/American diner chic fusion (yes, it does exist, and not just in my mind)
I can also rant about Radio, Art and/or Theatre on request.
A thorough disinterest in game-playing and manipulation is also a plus.