Must we? Well ok.
Books. I read mostly fiction with a little bit of Germaine Greer
thrown in. Some of my favourite authors would include Stephen King
(some a lot more than others), Dennis Cooper, Shirley Jackson,
Irvine Welsh, Iain Banks, Bret Easton Ellis, Lewis Grassic Gibbon
(Sunset Song <3), Steinbeck, Margaret Atwood, Anais Nin...
Omensetter's Luck by William H. Gass is a long-standing favourite.
Confusing and non-linear but lovely to read. When I'm feeling
trashy I like to read the occasional Virginia Andrews or Anne Rice.
I HAVE NO SHAME. The list goes on. I'm currently reading How To
Make Love Like A Porn Star by Jenna Jameson and I'm really not sure
how ashamed I should be of myself right now... Should be. (It was
fucking terrible but what did I expect.)
I am now a trendy person who owns an E-reader. I still HAVE
physical copies of all the books but it saves them getting
destroyed in my bag. I feel like such a yuppie.
I enjoy anything from Wayne's World to French Nouvelle Vague, to
slasher films to hilariously bad Troma films to Bette Davis
melodramas to British kitchen sink dramas and back again, I watch a
lot of films. Some of my favourite directors are Mike Leigh,
Jodorowsky, Lukas Moodysson, Bergman, Xavier Dolan, Catherine
Breillat, Dario Argento, Luis Bunuel, Jean-Luc Godard, Shane
Meadows, Ken Loach... I could keep going but I'm already feeling
guilty about the ones I've left out, I don't want to be here all
day! If I were to give you a modest list of my favourites it would
go something like this:
The Wicker Man (1973)
Secrets and Lies (1996)
From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
The Virgin Spring (1960)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Don't Look Now (1973)
Les Yeux Sans Visage (1960)
The Elephant Man (1980)
I watch stuff like Monty Python, I'm Alan Partridge, Blackadder,
Six Feet Under, House M.D, X-Files, Twilight Zone, Outer Limits,
Tales of the Unexpected, Orange is the New Black, Twin Peaks... Oh
and Ren and Stimpy.
I like music. Here are the first ten songs that come on when I put
my ipod on shuffle.
Radiohead - Reckoner
Marilyn Manson - King Kill
Bad Religion - Portrait of Authority
The Cramps - Two-headed sex change.
Madonna - Papa Don't Preach
Mark Lanegan - Wedding Dress
The The - This is the Day
Ultravox - Lament
Depeche Mode - Master and Servant
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult - Sex on Wheelz
Broccoli. Greek style natural yoghurt. Orange juice. Bubblegum