Likes: Girl bands (Sleater-Kinney, Vivian Girls etc), English novels 1900-1970, the poetry of Frank O'Hara, democratic socialism, modernist architecture, Shirley Collins, Bourbon biscuits, strong sweet tea, banoffee pie, books about communist Eastern Europe, peculiar words, good ale, red wine, and cheese.
Dislikes: Fascinators, cummerbunds, the backwards baseball cap, the many evil works of the onion (veg, not American satirical organ), Fearn Cotton, poor quality ale, treacle dribble beards, Michael Gove
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%.
Beyond that, I am very much working it out as I go along. I find I'm often surprised by what I enjoy, workwise, and what contentment springs from.
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.
being interested in stuff.
I am pretty good at the more solid duties of friendship too, I think
I can play tennis too, but to say I'm good might be stretching it.
I'm also quite good at swinging between seeming serious and intelligent and seeming a total arse.
Probably the beard too. I am a bearded biscuit.
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, Angel Olsen, Teenage Fanclub, Cocteau Twins, Funkadelic, Indie generally, 60s, and Soul/Motown (Otis, Marvin, Ann Peebles, Smokey Robinson etc), late 60s/early 70s English Folk Rock (Fairports, Jansch etc). I am obsessed with music and have been since 13.
Films- Big Lebowski, Amelie, Woody Allen films, LA Confidential, Coen Brothers films, Juno, A Single Man, Wes Anderson, Anything with Greta Gerwig.
TV- Black Books, Spaced, Boosh, Grandma's House,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 linguistic euphemism for genital areas
Pouting: what the hell is that about? (Particularly that weird, further pout that looks like the person is passing a tiny, rock hard stool).
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?
You want to go looking in record or book shops with someone, and develop some kind of mutual bankruptcy plan.
(I don't have A-list, so if you like me, then just message me; I don't bite, honest)
You actually want to meet up. I have a pen-pal already, thanks. And you're not a ghost.