Head in the clouds but secretly efficient, with a liking for sweet times and black humour.
I'm into psychedelic music, anything with chillies, stray sunlight in the corners of rooms, red wine, green tea, foxes, random acts of kindness, peanut butter, summer dusks, California, sunsets, the ocean, life as poetry.
What I’m doing with my life
Studied philosophy at uni, now working with the film industry in a policy job; also exploring and experimenting, listening to music, imbibing, taking random photos, reading, watching films, doing yoga. Lots of other things too. I do love a good road trip (I've been US coast to coast on the Greyhound a few times), and I once managed a punk rock band in Beijing. To quote Bob Dylan, "I could live anywhere; I could leave anywhere too."
I’m really good at
Writing and creating things; getting on with people very quickly;
making peace; making you laugh; taking a zen stance; finding an
angle with a camera, seeing the funny side. Am also good at
dreaming, and making time to dream.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: hip-hop, psychedelic rock, jazz, old reggae and dub, indie, heavier stuff. Some current faves: Drake, Deafheaven, Burial, Mark Kozelek, Charlie Parker, Black Hippy / Kendrick, The Doors, 70s Persian pop, Lana Del Rey.
Books: Camus, Kerouac, Nabokov, William Vollmann, Denis Johnson, Alan Watts. Crime fiction, philosophy, poetry, photo books. Currently loving Andre Dubois' House Of Sand & Fog. Gone Girl was awesome.
Films (a random few): Cosmopolis, Jesus' Son, Wolf Of Wall Street, Lost In Translation, The Big Lebowski, Jaws, Withnail & I, Django Unchained, Princess Mononoke, Love Exposure, Hunger (not the McQueen one!), Into the Wild, Nightcrawler.
Shows: Arrested Development, Archer, The Office (US), Bosch, The Sopranos, The Walking Dead, Suits. The usual, I guess. Oh, and I love nature docs, especially ones about the ocean. I like to go to sleep to those - very soothing. Except for when there's a shark attack or something. Those bits make me wake up with a jump.
Food....Italian, Mexican (not in London though, sadly!), Asian of all kinds.
The six things I could never do without
Human connection (that should probably be above White Russians.
Depending on the day).
Sunshine, or at least the prospect of it.
The sixth one, you'll have to ask me about!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where it all went wrong.
More likely: what to read/watch/listen to next; how long until my
next trip; why they don't make peanut butter M&Ms here; Sailor
Jerry tattoos; how fast life is passing and how I can better be in
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends, or on the sofa with music, a film, and something
to relax me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'll tell you, but not everyone!
You should message me if
You want to know more? You're hungry and are wondering if I have a
spare slice of pizza? You want to kick back with me and have some
fun? Or any other reason you can think of is just fine too.