At the moment I'm reading "Caliban and the Witch" by Silvia
Federici. Recent fiction I've read includes Kurt Vonnegut, Angela
Carter (just finished "Nights at the Circus" and loved it!) and J.
G. Ballard (but switching between those three was a bit of a
headfuck!). I'm also into books about political theory and
philosophy, next I'm planning on going for either "5,000 Years of
Debt" by David Graeber or "A History of Sexuality" by Foucault.
Right now I'm part of a "Capital" reading group too so hopefully
I'll actually finish it!
I'm a punk at heart and the DIY culture, expression and
anti-dogmatism of that is something that's really important to the
music I like. I'm really into math rock, hardcore and post-punk
(Fugazi, Sleepytime Trio, The Wipers, Minutemen) , but I generally
like experimentation and originality in music and that goes across
genres (Scott Walker, Neu, Joan Of Arc, John Fahey, My Bloody
Valentine). More recent music that I think is interesting tends to
be poppy rather than heavy (Dirty Projectors, Grimes) and I'm
getting more into electronic music (Hype Williams, Holy Other,
Death Grips), especially different types of techno (Andy Stott,
Robert Hood). Oh and a big fan of camp romantic pop (Magnetic
Fields) or emotional indie (Wedding Present).
I don't have a TV so my viewing habits tend to be around
downloading, working through and getting obsessed with a particular
programme. I like longer (let's face it, they're usually HBO)
dramas (The Wire, Deadwood, Breaking Bad) and comedy (Stewart Lee's
Comedy Vehicle, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia). I used to
bloody love Eastenders and watch it religiously but then a couple
of years ago it got really shit and broke my heart.