So maybe I'm not easy going after all? You can be the judge of that.
In between the good, bad and ugly I try to love and enjoy people, music, art, nature, food and drink and all the stories associated with these things.
Righto, moving along...
I also read a lot of non fiction, mostly Marxist politics and history. As for fiction my favourites are Italo Calvino, , China Mievile and David Malouf... I love David Malouf! Also I was really into Camus as a teenager; he had a big impact on me. Recently I've been getting into Anna Kavan and M. John Harrison.
Movies/shows: I like most things by Herzog and Tarkovsky; the films of Peter Watkins, Ken Loach and Tony Gatlif. I love the animated art of Yuri Norstein. Some of my favourite films are My Life as a Dog, The Edge of Heaven, Rust and Bone, My Brother is an Only Child and Micmacs. I like my fair share of mindless popcorn flicks aswell.
As for TV I like all the great English stuff, Blackadder, Black Books, Spaced, Green Wing etc. I do like my sci-fi escapism too, so I'd have to list Star Trek TNG, Farscape, Firefly. Oh and I like Breaking Bad, True Detective, Bloodline, The Wire and The Walking Dead. Oh and I hate Wes Anderson films with a passion! Don't get me started on em!
Music: I hate answering this one! I like free jazz, hard bop, post bop, avant garde, blues, folk, country, soul, Afro-Cuban, Mallian music, middle eastern classical music, free electro, punk, Indian, Irish music, Manouche, Western classical, Texan swing, Texas Czech, Flamenco, music from mars and outer space etc etc.
Food: my favourite food is Italian because that is what I cook best and I have a soft spot for Italy as a I lived there for a short while many moons ago. I do like most Mediterranean, North African and Middle Eastern cuisines. Hell, I'll eat anything really...
...maybe not brains or ox tongue, or any of Hamish and Andy's food challenges.
...and tea, I really like tea.
-Swearing at the football on the TV (during the winter of course)
-Flopping on the couch in front of the tube
-At the local watering hole desperately trying not to look desperate