Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
"I thoroughly recommend this and all Saab products."
I was an English Literature student in undergrad - finishing a Law
Masters at the moment - and I don't think anything's better than
arguing the toss with people who have flair and humour. I'm really
into history, politics, music, and learning the meaning of a new
word (the last one I learned was "Bumptious" - if you say
bumptious, you often sound quite bumptious).
I'm also crazy about the guitar - I could sit and practice for
hours. My idea of heaven is one of those DVDs about improving
technique. I play in an electric blues band and it's my favourite
thing in the world to do!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Researching international law queries by day; electric blues by
night. There seems to be a lot of coffee in there too.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I suppose the things that I'd be miserable if I wasn't allowed to
do are play music and write. I suppose I'm into history and
international affairs to an extent a lot of people would find
boring. People say I have a good vocabulary?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Anything historical. At the moment, I'm reading a book about
Klaus Fuchs, the Soviet spy in the American nuclear weapons
programme during World War II.
Not a big movie-goer, but I love some classics; Casablanca, Dawn of
the Dead, Do The Right Thing. I'm a Spike Lee fan.
As for music, I have a huge love for anything blues-related;
anything from my guitar heroes (Clapton, Hendrix and so on) to
Percy Sledge, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder, and the
Beatles - especially the Abbey Road album - gorgeous. Just now, I'm
listening to a lot of Larry Carlton and an old favourite album,
Dylan's Blood on the Tracks.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A grip on current affairs (I start to go nuts), a guitar, something
to read, my friends, my belooved Skoda Fabia, and more coffee than
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Politics. What's worse, right-wing dogma or left-wing social
engineering? Conservative arrogance or liberal self-loathing? Rosy,
mythical versions of the past, or naive ideological utopias?
Unshakeable moral absolutes, or mushy-headed relativism? I wish I
was as certain as some people seem to be.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out somewhere playing music in front of people - sometimes for
money, which is preferable. But either way, it's more fun than DVD
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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You can't tell anyone this, but I have a portrait in my attic that
ages while I stay eternally youthful.
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