Playing Psycho Killer on the ukulele.
I’ve been told I give good hugs.
I’m brilliant at picking out a misplaced apostrophe...
MOVIES: Used to be a bit of movie buff but it's fallen by the wayside. Haven't seen much lately. Last year, I loved Birdman & Boyhood. A Korean film called Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring floored me (& I've just noticed it's kinda got the same title as the Sara Baume book). Oh, and Jaws is about as perfect a film as has ever been made.
SHOWS: I don’t watch much TV, but I got sucked into Fargo, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Killing, The Wire & Arrested Development. Northern Exposure is still my favourite, though. And I never get sick of QI.
MUSIC should have heart & soul. And blood, sweat & tears. And if there’s any room left, a little bit of brains. I like acoustic stuff like Joe Pug, Townes van Zandt, Gillian Welch, Bonnie Prince Billy & folky Bruce. Don’t listen to as much rock as I used to, though I'll never say no to Pearl Jam, Pixies, Sleater-Kinney, X, Ramones or Tom Waits (whatever box you want to try and put him in). When I'm writing or reading, I need mellow music without words.
FOOD: I’m veggie, but other than a serious aversion to mushrooms, I’m not picky. Like Indian, Italian, Mexican. I make great chilli, do a fine goat’s cheese salad and I'm a little too fond of sweet potato.