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...
ps in the spirit of disclosure it should be known that I'm pretty beardy looking at the moment. Note to self: update photos.
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