May 26


Devon, UK

Favourite music

Fun-loving/life-affirming/thought-provoking/ground-breaking (and, apparently, hyphen-using) music over several centuries - highlights being Led Zep, Syd Barret, early-to-mid Floyd, Bowie, Talking Heads/David Byrne, Kate Bush! Nick Cave, Eels, Sigur Ros, Joy Division, Cure, Smiths, Doors, Jane's Addiction, Hendrix, Head-Rot Pillie-Cheppers, Joanna Newsom! Bernard Herrman, Hans Zimmer, John Williams, George Clinton, Beethoven, Stravinski, Ligeti, Elbow, Ozric Tentacles, Gong, Police, Violent Femmes! Beatles, Pixies! Gomez, Cake, Blur, White Stripes, Rain Tree Crow, Supergrass/Gaz Coombes, Bright Eyes/Conor Oberst, Lou Reed. ...Oh, and some band called 'On A Friday', i think ;o)

Favourite books

(Many text books), Iain Banks, JD Salinger, Stanley Donwood! :-) Anthony Burgess, Hunter S Thompson, Jim Al Khalili - ...sorry, I'm a hideously poor reader, but made it through some choice short ones!!! :o( ..must've .read almost the entire Max/MSP and Blender-3D manuals!

Favourite movies

Interstellar, Nightcrawler, Children Of Men, 9, Withnail & I, Big Lebowski, Moon. There Will Be Blood, The Revenant, Close Encounters, Micheal Clayton. Dallas Buyers' Club, ...general directors: Cohen bros, Spike Jones (esp. Where The Wild Things Are!), Nicholas Winding Refn (esp. Drive!), Neil Blomkamp (esp. District 9!), Martin Scorsese, Darren Arrenofski (Pi!), Christopher Nolan, Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Pixar, most films with Tom Hardy in! (Bronson!)

Favourite tv shows

True Detective! Family Guy (series 10 onwards!), most BBC4 Documentaries - Jim Al Khalili, Helen Scherski, early Brian Cox, Louis Theroux, David Attenborough, nature prog's in general - The Avengers, some US comedy (New Girl, Brooklyn 99), Quiz comedy (8 Out Of 10 Cats/Cats Does countdown, Have I Got News For You, QI.

Favourite quotes

Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others. Grouch Marx. I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself. Oscar Wilde.

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