I'm silly, funny, moderately intelligent, unburdened by ego and don't take life, or myself, too seriously. I readily laugh at myself, and I hereby invite you to join in because it's cheap, easy and fun.
I'm an old-school lefty who values good manners and consideration for others. I'm a hippy - I hate confrontation and violence (although I'd still like to punch Nigel Farage).
I don't believe in any god and occasionally smoke weed... which makes me wonder why a few teetotal Christians have 'liked' my profile lately. If you have aspirations of 'saving' me, please abandon them.
What I’m doing with my life
Working as deputy editor of a local newspaper. Playing drums with my metal band (we're not very good, but our songs are quite short). Being a good friend, son, brother and uncle.
I’m really good at
Drums, guitar, vocals, writing, amateur filmmaking, making people laugh, affectionate mickey-taking, merciless self-mockery.
The first things people usually notice about me
It would be cool if they noticed that I'm considerate, thoughtful
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Douglas Adams, Stephen Fry, George Orwell, JRR Tolkein.
Films: Stupid comedies like Airplane, Anchorman, etc. 80s classics like Terminator, Aliens, Indiana Jones, etc. Decent modern blockbusters (eg Marvel). Culty oddities like Withnail & I, Big Lebowski, In Bruges, etc. Proper hard sci-fi like Europa Report.
TV: More stupid comedy like The Day Today, The Thick of It, Alan Partridge, Green Wing, Peep Show, etc.
Music: almost anything: Blues, Rock 'n' Roll, Psychedelic, Rock, Funk, Soul, Breakbeat, Hip-Hop, Metal and Folk.
The six things I could never do without
Family, friends, music, chocolate, delicious ales, the next Star Wars film.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to answer this question without sounding like a self-absorbed megalomaniac.
On a typical Friday night I am
Jamming; at a pub; at a friend's house; at home with a film.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The global economy would collapse if I stopped buying Blu-Rays and
You should message me if
… You laughed or smiled while reading all this nonsense.
… You're not interested in pretentious, posturing, confrontational, egotistic, selfish or violent blokes.
… You're a bit of a hippy and like to be silly.