I've generally got a few books on the go at any one time, and would
have to admit that I'm shamelessly geeky in my love of literature.
Pretty open minded, but generally love anything from the twentieth
century. Recently I've been reading Pynchon, Genet, Beckett, George
Saunders (awesome satirical sci-fi), Nabokov, Ben Lerner, James
Baldwin. Poetry - anything conceptual or modern from Pound to
Ashberry. Love a Glasgow roofer poet called William Letford at the
moment, and H.D.
I guess my all-time favourites would include: Hitchhiker's Guide,
Gatsby, Master & Margherita, Anna Karenina, Blake and
I love watching films that don't involve unnecessary explosions
(unless for satirical or comic effect). Like old silent movies and
screwball comedy, and absolutely love the Marx Brothers. Foreign
language movies, especially Almodovar, Herzog, Wenders amongst
others. Have been watching some cool Japanese films recently too
(Kamikazee Girls & I Wish) TV: The Wire & Boardwalk Empire,
Breaking Bad and other HBO gems. Anything by Chris Morris, Armando
Iannuci or Charlie Brooker. Oh, and Alan Partridge. Garth Merengi's
Dark Place also springs to mind as a favourite. Like Question Time,
but it's more of an amusement to my flatmates to watch me get angry
at the tv and the silly people in it.
This is getting too long, so for music I'm just going to say that I
pretty much like anything from Django Rheinhart to Jeff Mills.
House & techno for a shuffle. Love jazz, blues, folk etc. Bjork
and Bat For Lashes are generally on at some point. Currently cant't
get Little Dragon off for long - if you love them too then
definitely message me.
I'll eat and try pretty much anything. Lentils are my friends and I
cook some damn good Indian.