I think it's safe to say I'm medium good at things I have an interest in. Really good??- that's a toughy
Books: J.P. Donleavy, Vladimir Nobokov, Oscar Wilde, The Bronte girls, Dickens, Aldous Huxley, Patrick Hamilton, Evelyn Waugh, Denton Welch, Thomas Hardy.. Anything Victorian, but there's some new fiction that I like for instance David Sedaris, Douglas Coupland, and Chuck Klosterman.
Films: Massive lover of French and Italian New Wave.. Truffaut, Godard (esp. Breathless, Band of Outsiders), Rohmer's Six Moral Tales is fantastic, La Collectionneuse.. love these films. New(er) Directors like Guy Ritchie, Jeunet, Jeunet & Caro, Michel Gondry, Gaspar Noé, Sofia Coppola, Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, Michael Winterbottom's The Trip/Trip To Italy, loved Pranzo di Ferragosto, Il Postino, La Strada, The Bicycle Thief.. and the more I think about it, anything with Steve Coogan e.g. Saxondale, 24 hour Party People, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
Moth Radio Hour.. not sure which category this fits..
Music: This Would be a massive list, but safe to say Indie, Britpop, Madchester, Miserablists, electro (excluding Dubstep, mashup etc), folk, alt country, Ryan Adams, Josh Ritter, old Pete Yorn. I think The Clientele is the only band one needs for whiling away even the most perfect of days. some metal, American Standards, Old Italian Love Songs, Classical (I kinda love Mahler, but I only ever learned of him from the last vignette in Coffee and Cigarettes. Does that make me a fraud? who's to say..).. Merde it goes on and on..
what makes the Office UK bucket-loads more funny than the US version.
what I'll do when Downton Abby ends?!
If I'll ever get around to visiting Fair Isle and others ?
When Boards of Canada will put out some new tunes? (they did)
Save for the lack of antibiotics and assuming I wasn't a street urchin, how cool it would be to live in Victorian England
though it seems (heavy sigh) women no longer do..
Incidentally it annoys me when people answer this question smugly! There's an obvious irony in admitting something private in a semi-public place.
And please don't catfish me..