Movies: all sorts from Pixar to Kubrick. I don't like stoner
comedies or tacky horror films, but otherwise I'm open-minded.
Favourites include In Bruges, True Romance, Hotel Rwanda, The
Shining, Leon, Blood Diamond, Love Actually, Dr. Strangelove, Human
Traffic and The Shawshank Redemption.
Music: my heart is with the blues (1920s to 1970s), but I go
through long periods listening to other genres, particularly
reggae, hip hop, electronica and soul. Other interests include
funk, jazz, swing, world music, folk, disco and dancehall.
Generally, I don't like much metal, indie or country, although
there are exceptions, such as Super Furry Animals, System Of A Down
and Ry Cooder. Really into Cuban and African music at the
First gig: The Rolling Stones
Last gig: Afro Cuban Sound System
Best gigs: above, plus Prince, Fleet Foxes, The Prodigy, Damian
Marley, Blur comeback gig at Glasto
Current passion: Toumani Diabaté
Food: curry, craft beer, chocolate, hummus, roasted veg, cake.