Anyway I threw a quick profile together, and took my name from the paintings hanging in my living room- one of Hendrix (obv), the other of - yes. Orson 'Wells'. I guess the secret intent was to draw out he and only he who would be able to decipher the code.
So in other words, for four long years, or at least the stints between relationships and better weather, I have been waiting for that opener: a clever mashup of a Jimi lyric with a line from Touch of Evil. But alas, it never happened. Because I spelled Welles wrong. That's why.
I feel obliged to update this, but digress from deleting the above because I'm fond of that version of my life. These days I am readying to launch 9 apps on a ridiculous deadline, and I love the work as much as I hate the pressure. They all involve music theory, which is frustrating because I don't know much of it but fascinating to learn. Suddenly you hear the hidden levels! You listen for them everywhere. It makes driving much more fun, it makes Saturday mornings wonderful. Oh little life, how much there is to know... (half a bottle in, not bad).
I have my classic favourite movies, some are obvious crowd pleasers (Fear and Loathing, the GB&theU - although to be honest, I had been pretty messed up while watching both of these so in spite of being blown away, I remember very little- plus it was years ago). I have a soft spot for anything made by Terrence Malick and an unyielding, albeit blind loyalty to Tarantino, as well as Woody Allen (but only when he's not in them). But my favourite movie era is the early 70s, not uniquely but especially American, when things got very existential and creepy.
My favourite song at the moment is Visions of Johanna. Since the creation of the mp3 the notion of taste has been absolved of category, so I'll tell it in stories instead. I knew Loser by heart the first week it was out. The first song I ever downloaded (Napster) was California Love. My favourite GnR track was You Aint the First, I used to play Love Buzz on repeat at 5 am. I still can't get over how good Biggie is/was, same goes for Beastie Boys. Just Like Honey is right up there with Love Buzz. I wandered in to Karaoke solo once and sang Just My Imagination. Wildflowers and Desire are tied for favourite album of all time, but then there's Sloan Twice Removed and so much more here that is sadly not getting discussed.
Yes, that's all old school. If any of this relates to you, it should chalk up what I'm into now.
Shows: Shameless, Workaholics. The Knick, except I'm having trouble downloading it.
...You want to live winters somewhere awesome, and could possibly, with the right dedication, pull it off.