I don't think I've had a TV where I live for six years, but I don't think I've lived without the internet for that length of time either.
I like playing games. Computer, board, public, card, you name it.
Coats with lots of pockets: I think they're a good thing.
When I first went to university, I wanted to be a philosophy academic. I grew out of it. But I still like philosophy academics.
I play the cello and the ukulele. The case for the former can hold the case for the latter, like a stringed marsupial.
I grew up on an island of 700 people. Now I like cities.
I used to have at least six different hats. Now I rarely wear any because of cycling everywhere. That's the only bad thing about cycling. (That and Edinburgh taxi drivers.)
I'm a long-term open relationship. We're both committed to it being an open relationship, and one of the things that makes that work is being up front about it.
Semicolons are my favourite punctuate.
I can't draw.
I also write and perform poetry. Which is an awkard thing to put in a profile, because either I leave it like that, in which case perfectly nice people will quite reasonably run a mile, or I explain that I do get things published in journals and perform in competitions and stuff, in which case I look defensive and/or arrogant. All in all, a set of anxieties which neatly encapsulates the how and why of poetry's utterly marginal cultural status.
Some filmmakers I like: Sylvain Chomet, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Spike Jonze, Miranda July, Richard Linklater, Todd Solondz, Lars Von Trier.
Some music I like: Aesop Rock, Amanda Palmer, Anja Garbarek, Arab Strap, Bjork, Boards of Canada, Busdriver, Caitlin Rose, Camille, Charlles Mingus, Das Racist, Dirty Projectors, The Divine Comedy, Elbow, The Guillemots, Girl Talk, The Handsome Family, Isobel Campbell, Jacques Brel, John Vanderslice, Kaizers Orchestra, Kiki and Herb, Leadbelly, M.I.A., The Magnetic Fields, The Mountain Goats, Nellie Mckay, Nina Simone, Radiohead, Rasputina, Regina Spektor, Robert Johnson, Roots Manuva, Rufus Wainwright, St Vincent, Tom Waits, Wild Beasts, Yoko Kanno
A seed of hope and/or despair for the eventual overthrow of the globalised late capitalist hegemony.
Hey, how about this: I suffer from bouts of acute anxiety (as well as bouts of beautiful confidence), and that is why I'm on this website.