I'm a freelance sound engineer with a strong geek streak. I enjoy photography. Photos of bands mainly; I've had my pictures in a couple of magazines, but I tend to be stuck behind the desk at gigs I go to these days, so don't get to do as much of that as I'd like. I play synths in the aforementioned solo project, (it's new so you won't find much on Google yet) and guitar in a post-rock band called Skyline Dossier (Google us if you fancy a listen). I'm also a trustee at a local arts centre, where I run the sound and organise the occasional festival. Aside from the sound engineering, I have a dayjob as an analyst for a water company, which mostly seems to involve writing VBA code to make spreadsheets do fancy things; it's probably not everybody's cup of tea but I really enjoy it.
Making bands sound awesome
Quoting lyrics and/or film lines and/or Peanuts/XKCD strips relevant to the situation at hand
If you're somebody I work with it will be that your job is easier and less boring because i've automated all of the boring bits of what you do.
If you've just met me though I'll probably have struck you as a little odd but generally endearing. I hope...
Films - Mostly into '70s stuff like Assault on Precinct 13, The Duel, The Getaway... The whole 3D thing that's going on at the moment was really exciting until I found out that the glasses aren't square and made from card like they used to be. I watched Wall-E for the first time recently (Yeah, I'm behind the curve a little) and I really enjoyed it. Drop Dead Fred is the greatest film ever made.
Music - Working as a soundman, I get to see a lot of smaller bands playing live. Live music is particularly important to me, and I'd much rather see a good band play in a tiny crowded room than go to a large venue. I go to festivals when I can; usually ATP and Truck.
In terms of genres, i tend to go for mid-90s UK indie, hip-hop, and post-rock.
Food - All sorts. I especially like South Indian, Italian, and Greek food. I'm quite picky though. You won't find me tucking into anything that has its skeleton on the outside, for instance.
Yeah that's about it... I'm pretty low maintenance I guess!