I like the idea of being vegetarian in theory, but in practice I
just could not put that much thought into food. No where near as
much as I should. Why can't we just have dessert?
I have been obsessed with music. I wanted a community radio slot.
Now I fool around with sporadic podcasting instead. I love turning
up extra early at a local gig and supporting all the supports. Old
habits from poor student days, I want my full money's worth from
the door price, why wouldn't I see EVERY band on the bill? I like
some experimental, electronic noises, drum'n bass, IDM, to looking
to movie and even computer game soundtracks just for some menacing
deep rumbling bass. But most of my favourite music is 3min indie
pop involving pretty girly vocals and maybe some cheeky word play.
Drums, piano, a plucked double bass, these are some of my favourite
sounds. My heart has a soft spot for the loop pedal / sampler. Love
seeing a single person on stage build up a song piece by piece with
loops, turning a pop song into a sonic puzzle being constructed in
front of my eyes. Really bummed out I have lost the drive to keep
up to date with the local scene lately.
I do like the technical side of movies more than the story a lot of
the time. Fascinated by behind the scene stories of how film
students achieve so much on a shoe string budget. (YOU DON'T NEED A
BILLION DOLLARS TO TELL A GOOD STORY!!!!) Never cease to marvel at
the effort involved in animation, especially stop motion /
claymation. Sometimes I catch myself focusing on a scene just
imagining where the cameraman stands and how they move in the
space. Remember watching a car chase in one of those Bourne films
and saying "Wow! The camera is on a rail loosely sliding on the
bonnet! Why haven't I seen anyone else do that?!" I love Robert
Rodriguez using green screen to make rough and ready effects heavy
thing, using digital effects like a punk rocker uses the
dictaphone. But to make the extra effort for in camera effects is a
quick way to win over my heart, so something like Inception and
Gravity just blows my mind for the rotating sets and the underwater
filming for zero g. Any time a reflective surface appears I
instinctively hope for a glimpse of the production crew, like
there's greater magic in the making of then the actual show. But
those Dogme95 style movies are a bit too much for me. Up there with
old black & white and modern action 3D for just inducing
headaches and making me turn away. Remakes are offensive, wasting
so much money to do nothing new.
I've come close, but no song has ever really made me cry. When a
movie does that it feels like a cheap shot. But books, books are
weird. They sneak up on me and can pack a massive emotional punch.
I wish I read more, it's been my goal like a recurring failed new
years resolution. Barely keeping up with the newspaper and magazine
articles I want to read, let alone books.
Purposefully didn't want to just list titles here.