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Books - Struggle to make time for real books, but daily
tube trips provide a great opportunity for virtual ones - some Iain
M. Banks space opera on the go at the moment. Also love Pratchett,
C. Clarke, and factual physics/philosophy stuff.
Flicks - DVD collection highlights: 28 Weeks Later for the
amazing opening sequence and general feel; Angel-A for kooky French
b&w-ness; Anchorman because <3 Will Ferrell; Layer Cake for
its effortless cool post-Lock-Stock-ness (rather
pretentious-feeling reason, but can't figure a better way of
expressing it); Léon because the ending upsets me ;_; Spirited Away
because it's actually magic; Pan's Labyrinth because it combines
the last two amazingly well.
TVs - The Wire, Sopranos, Breaking Bad, The Thick Of It,
South Park, 30 Rock. "No TV service" experiment ongoing so watching
very little right now.
Sounds - Recently just been going to SoundCloud, searching
for deep house mixes and pressing play - works well most of the
time. Some names: Deptford Goth, Crim3s, Chvches, The XX, Yeah Yeah
Yeahs, Ben UFO, James Zabiela, Finnebassen, Jacques Greene, DJ
Shadow, and Burial.
Eats - Love a bit of Indian stuff, big fan of medium rare
steaks when quality enough and done properly, and salmon are pretty
cool guys. Byron burgers and Leon are my favourite London things
Dranks - I'll take a nice smooth bitter over a gassy lager
most days, and the more obtuse the ingredients in a cocktail the
better. Also: coffee, and a lot of it.