I work at a lovely Pub, serving mighty-fine ales and befriending endearingly bat-shit- crazy-drinkers.
Music, and musical expression is my main Raison d'être, but real ale, brewing and listening to people's stories and jokes and insights when they are at their most inebriated and indecipherable are also pretty keen interests, so I'm hella happy doing what I do to pay the bills.
Playing the drums in a riotous reggae band.
Working on various composition/production projects.
Trying to seek out musical collaborators.
Trying to get meditation into my daily routine
Hosting a monthly Pub Quiz
Condemning myself to weeks of being skint in order to buy tickets for gigs.
Having a fucking blast at such gigs.
Trying to save up to do a Masters Degree in Music Therapy.
Narrating conversations between people who are too far away to be heard with a thick scouse accent.
Being gratuitously friendly to miserable looking middle aged people.
Tasting lots of fine ales.
Baking cakes for mates.
Laughing nostalgically at the Scallies who come onto the tram to get wavy and make a racket.
I've been putting electronic music together for a few years. It's pretty rate.
My spotify top 20 at the minute reads as follows:
Kate Tempest, Grimes, The Hold Steady, FKA Twigs, Willy Mason, The Knife, Russian Circles, Prince, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Swans, Young British Artists, Werkha, Conan Mockasin, Brian Eno & David Byrne, Floating Points, Chassol, Erroll Garner, Mogwai, Billy Cobham, Stevie Wonder.
Just finished The Quiet American by Graham Greene & I'm constantly re-reading Kate Tempest's poetry book- Everything Speaks in it's own way.... pretty keen on political stuff a la Chomsky, Naomi Klein.
My favourite films are American Beauty, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind & The Beach (I'm one of the few people in existence who think that the film was as good as the book)
I've got a bit of a thing for David Lynch and his gravity defying haircut as well.
I like Twin Peaks, Brass Eye (and everything Chris Morris ever did) and South Park, but don't spend much time watching TV these days.
Garlic, Olives, Haloumi, Feta, Camembert, Pesto, Brazil nuts, Basil, Bananas, Soreen & Brannigans Ham & Mustard Crisps make up the main food groups in my diet.
As mentioned, I take beer pretty seriously, and have jeopardised friendships with my stubborn refusal to drink fosters at parties (not literally haha). I'm particularly fond of very hoppy beers and IPAs.
My homebois and homegals
Logic pro 9 & Drums
Festivals and the summer.
Maintaining a mindset of general soundness, and open-mindedness.
The combination of Ginger hair and a ghostly pallor.
That tune and how warm and nostalgic it's making me feel.
The need for mass civil unrest and a huge social revolution.
... Also, I don't like Cats, which has the potential to be a serious deal breaker, or so 99% of the internet would suggest.... I'm more than open to being introduced to a sound Cat, however.
You like to live like Larry David does.
You're not a Tory..... (or at least aren't sexist, racist and devoid of compassion)
You don't confuse ambition with envy.
You don't make a habit of being reckless with people's feelings.
You're pretty sound.