is a favourite, Douglas Adams
gets a special
mention. I enjoy many classic Sci Fi novels and short stories,
spring to mind. Terry Pratchett
first 27 discworld novels were great, after that they jumped the
is a more recent discovery. I enjoy non fiction too such
and Oliver Sacks
deserves a special mention - a great overview of poly.
Sex at Dawn
has some interesting content too, though the last few chapters
would benefit from a good editor.
I enjoy a wide range of movies & TV, anything from Monty Python
Lord of the
. I lean towards the British
in my humour
, quality American film is great
too though 50% turns out to actually be Canadian
Really enjoying the new Sherlock
series, only a handful of
episodes each year but done so well!
a god. The
is so wonderfully dystopian. HBO
has some great shows however the way
they are releasing Game of Thrones
this year is
I should also mention :
The IT Crowd
, A Clockwork Orange
, The Blues
, Queer as Folk
, Mad Max
I & II, Priscilla
, The Castle
much anything else by the D Gen
guys. Hows the serenity
I'm allergic to televised footbrawl, cricket, "reality" TV and
other alternatives to watching paint dry.
When it comes to participating in sport swimming and cycling suit
I enjoy all cusines and love discovering new foods... though have
to be a little careful with some food groups.
When it comes to music quality is more important than genre to me.
This is worth a watch :
However some styles such as gangsta rap and death metal seem to
have less tunefullness to me. A few Aussie Hip Hop group show how
well this style can be done. No tune = not music IMHO. Probably
goes back to my early exposure to music being mainly classical.
Ravel's Bolero is one exception to the above, especially as used in
Whoever invented the vocoder / autotune should be shot. It didn't
work for Cher in the 90s and its still lame now. At least she had a
little talent, most of the current proponents can't claim
Some fave lyrics of mine, sung so very well too... check out
version - much, much better than Cold Chisels recent release. The
rewrite & performance both suck majorly. Ironic as the song was
written by a Chisels member, who has apparently since forgotten
what irony is.
Everybody wants to be famous,
Everybody wants more things,
Everybody wants to feel the pain that a whole lot of money's gonna
Everybody wants their name on the guest list,
Everybody wants to get in free,
Everybody wants complete fidelity, and two or three lovers
Everybody wants to be... individual,
Everybody else does too,
All I wanna be is idiot free, outta here with you
On irony : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32LCwZFoKio