Music - Manic Street Preachers, Android Lust, InMe, Biffy Clyro,
VNV Nation, Future Trail, Rammstein, Johnny Cash, Nine Inch Nails,
How to Destroy Angels, Massive Attack, Ladytron, Neil Young, Nick
Cave and the Bad Seeds, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Switchblade
Symphony, Fightstar, Emilie Autumn, The Birthday Massacre, Nirvana,
Oasis, Noel Gallagher, A Perfect Circle, Paramore, Pink Floyd,
Rasputina, Scarling, Queen Adreena, Smashing Pumpkins, Tori Amos,
Sneaker Pimps, IAMX, The Sisters of Mercy, Editors, Joy Division,
The Cure, Siobhan Donaghy, The Dead Weather, Fleetwood Mac,
Radiohead, Assemblage 23, Einsturzende Neubauten, Yoko Kanno,
Origa, Ilaria Graziano, Cryogenica, My Friend Skeleton, Neil Young,
Michael McCann, Elgar, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Vaughan
Books - Any Caitlin R Kiernan, especially "Silk" and "Tales of Pain
and Wonder". There's also J.G. Ballard, William Gibson, Neil
Gaiman, H.P. Lovecraft, Ursula K. Le Guin, Mike Carey, Kristopher
Reisz, Poppy Z. Brite, Iain M. Banks, Anais Nin, Natsuo Kirino,
Orson Scott Card, Christopher Hitchens.
Massive fan of graphic novels too; especially Sandman, Hellblazer,
Scott Pilgrim and later X-Men.
Films (Top 10) - Dr. Strangelove, Night of the Hunter, Ed Wood,
Requiem for a Dream, The Crow, Ghost in the Shell, Persona, 8 1/2,
2001: A Space Odyssey, Pandora's Box.
Television - The Wire (it really is the best show ever made), The
West Wing, Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, The Thick of It,
Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe, Daria, Ghost in the Shell: Stand
Alone Complex, Ergo Proxy, Claymore, Life, Battlestar Galactica,
I'm increasingly into video games as I get older. I've developed an
almost fanatical devotion to the Deus Ex universe. Dragon Age is
better than Mass Effect, and I enjoy a bit of Final Fantasy.