This means, if you do not know how to differentiate between 'your' & 'you're', or 'their,' 'there,' & 'they're,' please don't even begin to write me a message. If there are horrid grammatical & spelling errors, I'm sure you're a very nice person, but it's a difference we're never going to resolve. Same with some omnipresent being in the sky.
Reading the New Yorker cover-to-cover.
Curating my elaborate plans to rule the world.
Not wearing pants (You may spell that word "trousers")
I don't 'get' TED talks. Ahem.
I'm married to Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds on facebook. As in, the entire band. Also: PJ Harvey, Amy Winehouse, T-Rex, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, the Smiths, Joy Division, Pixies, Mountain Goats, Desire, Loveage, Teenage Fanclub, Sonic Youth, The National, Bright Eyes, Bowie, Pink Floyd, underground hip-hop, classical (Chopin to Reich to Glass to Schoenberg). I've been known to bring shame to myself & my fellow (INDEPENDENT) record store employees by listening to Lady Gaga, Katy Perry or what not. Pshaw. Bitches have some wicked beats. But I am a music snob. I only listen to good music. If you don't like some of what I have listed, that is because you are wrong.
I really, really like 'The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover.' Also Kaufman films. & 'Enter the Void.' & how could I forget 'Withnail & I?' Fucking brills.
As a rule, I also only watch good films, but there was that awkward time that I found some reason to watch 'Friends With Benefits' a second time, but I really don't want to talk about it (But secretly do & don't know why). Von Trier is a bit of a god, no? John Waters, anyone? David Lynch?
I should mention that I love 'Drive', & Ryan Gosling in 'Drive', but not Ryan Gosling mutually exclusive from 'Drive.' Okay, he's good looking, but I'm only interested in him when he's not saying anything AT ALL DURING THE ENTIRE FILM LIKE A BOSS, with a scorpion jacket.
Series-wise, Doctor Who, Skins, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, & mother fucking Twin Peaks.
Theatre? Marlowe, Shakespeare (Or seeing Marlowe at Shakespeare's Globe, which I have done recently. If you can find the irony in that, we need to speak.) I'm still waiting for Godot. Beckett in general - also Tony Kushner's 'Angels in America.'
I could list my favourite artists, but that'd be a damn long list. Rauschenberg. Warhol. Ryden. Peck. Alex Gross. Odd Nerdrum. Damien Hirst. Francis Bacon, to name a smattering. I lived in an art gallery back in the colonies, so art truly is life for me, & most of my friends are artists - yes, the kind of artists that actually make & show work/writing/music & not just say they are an artist.
I think Vice Magazine is one of the most hilarious, yet still serious, publications around. While I have a great adoration for designer clothes, it is still my dream to one day end up on the "Don't" list in their fashion section.
The BBC turns me on. There's nothing like terrible news being delivered in an English accent.
Self deprecation > Taking the piss out of others. I'll do both, but the former more frequently. It's all bark, only a bit of bite.