Likes: Girl bands (Sleater-Kinney, Vivian Girls etc), English novels 1900-1970, the poetry of Frank O'Hara, modernist architecture, Bourbon biscuits, strong sweet tea, banoffee pie, books about communist Eastern Europe, peculiar words.
Dislikes: Fascinators, cummerbunds, the backwards baseball cap, the many evil works of the onion (veg, not American satirical organ), Fearn Cotton, poor quality ale.
My friends would describe me as 'broadly male', 'occasionally tolerable', & 'frequently adjacent'.
I work in an office in local government, & it is considerably better than television had led me to believe. Damn the lying box. I have a degree and a masters in the sort of subject that is life-enhancing, brain-enhancing, but increases your employability by 0.9%.
Otherwise, I read, I socialise, listen to music, and do all the rather predictable things folk do. Oh and destroy my finances through the medium of vinyl-purchasing.
I'm also quite good at swinging between seeming serious and intelligent and seeming a total arse.
Music- The Beatles, The Smiths, My Bloody Valentine, Yo La Tengo, Sleater Kinney, Sonic Youth, Elliott Smith, Suede, Julia Holter, Real Estate, Sebadoh, Joanna Newsom, Indie generally, 60s, and Soul/Motown (Otis, Marvin, Ann Peebles, Smokey Robinson etc). I am obsessed with music and have been since 13, only books come close.
Films- Big Lebowski, Amelie, Woody Allen films, LA Confidential, Coen Brothers films, Juno, A Single Man
TV- Black Books, Spaced, Father Ted, QI, League of Gentlemen, Pete and Dud, The Avengers (60s British series, not Marvel), Stewart Lee, Sherlock, and any good docs I can find.
CDs to play on it (though they number somewhat more than 6).
A wilful sense of disregard for propriety.
Red wine or real ale (something named after an animal, preferably involving a pun)
And currently, Why am I fascinated by Henry James, yet find his books tough-going?
The strange dynamics of human desire & affection.
The marvellous diversity of linguistuc euphemism for genital areas
Pouting: what the hell is that about?
People joining dating websites, and then writing nothing about themselves. What's that about? Is everyone else psychic and I missed it?
Who is actually voting for the Tories? I don't know them, do you?
Oh, and I'm made of biscuit.
If you are a vintage-dressing redhead, then that world be good too. But that's a very slight preference, not a hard & fast 'type'.
(I don't have A-list, so if you like me, then just message me; I don't bite, honest)
Ps. Grammar & spelling are reasonably important to me, but I can forgive typos.