Enthusiastic, idealistic. Ethically nonmonogamous. Frequently depressed but less so these days. Loud laugh. Awkward. Can never seem to get the perfect haircut. Materialistic but quite spiritual. Jokes as defence. Trying to be a writer but haven't written anything of note in a while. I play guitar, I like good beer, history, films, creativity. I have never put up a shelf or wired a plug. Bad at maths and organising, but good at getting shit done. Clumsy, bad balance, stubborn; quiet sometimes, chatty at other times. Sometimes unpredictable. Supportive, trying to do better. Unobservant of the world around me, but attentive to emotions… unless I forget to be - oh yeah I'm fairly forgetful too.
What I’m doing with my life
When I'm not working I am usually watching Netflix or at the pub with friends. On Sundays I volunteer at an Oxfam bookshop. I've usually got a project on, whether it's writing, drawing or doing something musical. My hobbies are introspective so I need more excuses to get out the house.
I’m really good at
Not following my own advice; complaining about TV shows and movies, even (especially) the ones I like; coming up with ideas for things (and rarely following through with them); being intuitive; being creative; self-flagellation; kissing.
The first things people usually notice about me
My OK Cupid profile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, 2666 by Roberto Bolano, Moby Dick by Herman Melville. And George Orwell and Paul Auster
PJ Harvey, Laura Veirs, EMA, A Silver Mt Zion, Death Cab for Cutie, Queens of the Stone Age, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Lykke Li, Sharon Van Etten, St Vincent, Christina Vantzou, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Manic Street Preachers, Pavement, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mirel Wagner
This year I have really got into Hip Hop documentaries - Block Party, Scratch, The Art of Rap, The Art of Rhyme, Reincarnated, Backstage, Rhyme and Reason, The Show, Style Wars. If anyone has any recommendations, or better yet would like to watch Hip Hop documentaries with me, let me know!
There Will be Blood, I'm Still Here, The Shining, Children of Men, Withnail and I, The Master
Doctor Who, Breaking Bad, Adventure Time, Misfits, Danger 5, Always Sunny, The American Office, Gravity Falls, The Apprentice.
The six things I could never do without
A comfy chair
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Society, equality, my friends, money, ghosts, popular media, energy
On a typical Friday night I am
You should message me if
You like to explore London, watch films, talk about society, and
listen to music with someone who goes, "this is my favourite bit
coming up here... no here... no here... no... here... no..."