Books - I love books! No matter how popular e-books become, I
suspect books will always have a place in peoples hearts. There's
something about the way they feel and smell and look... Sure they
will become rarer, but all the more special.
So what books do I like? Let's see...
Ben Goldacre's Bad Medicine and Bad Pharma changed my life.
Anything by Tolkien, David Eddings, Dan Millman
His Dark Materials series (The books The Golden Compass were based
I felt that Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was a case of
having to be 'on the bus' until the end (see Electric Cool Aid Acid
Trip for reference).
Hitchikers Guide To The Galaxy was awesome, but the style of humour
got really repetitive by the third book.
Pride and Prejudice, Catch 22, Scar Tissue, Nelson Mandellas
If you've heard of/are a fan of The Journal Entries of Kennet Ry'Al
Shardik, I'm keen to talk.
Also, I want to find copies of the original fairy tales, before
they were made G rated.
BE WARNED! As a general rule, I don't watch television. And I don't
care about things like actors and directors enough to remember
their names. Often I don't even remember the movies name. So when
you ask me 'Have you seen X movie with Y person directed by Z?' I
will probably say no.
Movies I did enjoy enough to remember:
Don Juan Demarco, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fight Club,
Clockwork Orange, Shortbus, Avatar, Children of Men, True Blood
series, Nip/Tuck series, Milk (I actually preferred the movie over
the book), Requiem for a Dream, Aeon Flux (both the original
cartoon and the movie), Matrix + Animatrix, Anything by Hayao
Miyasaki/Studio Gibli, Lord Of War, Blow, Star Trek (anything from
the Next Generation) and anything set in pre 1900's england.
As a general rule I don't attend a lot of live music gigs. This
isn't because I don't like music, but because when I go out, I want
to be social and I find that REALLY difficult when in live music
venues. I'm not very good at shouting over music.
Again, just because I like something does not mean I know what it's
called/who it's by. Most of my music collection is stuff my friends
thought I would enjoy and have given to me.
Things I love enough to remember the names of:
Portishead, Sigur Ros, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Foo Fighters,
Electroholics, Barons of Tang, Mojo Juju and the Snake Oil
Merchants, Mr Tibby. I like a lot of the uplifting/minimal/smooth
types of trance, as well as some really hard grungy psy. I recently
saw Shpongle play live, which was amazing! I do enjoy a good dance
from time to time, but nothing beats dancing in the sun with no
What I don't like is most rap, pop, hip hop, R&B, country and
western, happy hardcore, (really) heavy metal.
Chocolate, Blue Cheese, Wine and good food. All these things
improve with good company.
But I really hate onion.