27 Dublin, Ireland
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My self-summary
History nerd, working in public relations and moonlighting as a blues musician (they call it moonlighting because you miss sleep a lot). I don't think anything's better than arguing the toss with people who have flair and humour. I'm really into politics, music, and learning the meaning of a new word (the last one I learned was "Bumptious" - if you say bumptious, you often sound quite bumptious).

I'm also crazy about the guitar - I could sit and practice for hours. I play in an electric blues band and it's my favourite thing in the world to do!
What I’m doing with my life
Working in the press office of a company whose name I won't mention. Electric blues by night - there seems to be a lot of coffee in there too.
I’m really good at
The things that I'd be miserable if I wasn't allowed to do are play music and write. I suppose I'm into history and international affairs to an extent a lot of people would find boring. People say I have a good vocabulary?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Anything historical. My favourites would include Avi Shlaim on the Middle East, John Lews Gaddis on the Cold War, and anything Andrew Marr touches. At the moment, I'm reading Jan Morris's outline history of the British Empire. Fabulous.

Not a big movie-goer, but I love some classics; Casablanca, Dawn of the Dead, Do The Right Thing. I'm a Spike Lee fan.

As for music, I have a huge love for anything blues-related; anything from my guitar heroes (Clapton, Hendrix and so on) to Percy Sledge, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder, and the Beatles , whose greatest achievement was CLEARLY the Abbey Road album. At the moment I'm into Alison Krauss, Flatt and Scruggs, and Merle Haggard.
The six things I could never do without
A grip on current affairs (I start to go nuts), a guitar, something to read, my friends, my belooved Skoda Fabia, and more coffee than is healthy.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Politics. I vary between the two sides represented in the poem "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" by Rudyard Kipling.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out somewhere playing music in front of people.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You can't tell anyone this, but I have a portrait in my attic that ages while I stay eternally youthful.