Saturday, May 20, 2006

Portrait of the artist as a consumer

Newspaper: the Guardian (though usually only on Thursday and Saturday)
TV programmes: The Simpsons, Dr. Who, Shameless, Channel 4 News
Films: Blade Runner, The Matrix, Marx Brothers, Zorba the Greek, Apocalypse Now
Authors: James Joyce, JG Ballard, Umberto Eco, Phillip K. Dick
Artists: da Vinci, Vermeer, anything Art Deco, Chinese, Japanese, ancient Egypt
Pop music: New Order (and Joy Division), the Clash, Magazine, Buzzcocks, Fairport Convention, the Fall, Gang of 4, Jimi Hendrix, early Pink Floyd, Specials, the Jam, Iggy & the Stooges, David Bowie (up to Let's dance), Julian Cope, Groove Armada, Nirvana... plus loadsa funk, drum'n'bass, trance... one day I'll get round to creating a synthesis of the whole lot
Instruments: guitar, keyboards, mandolin and in my next life, bass
Cameras: Nikon Coolpix 4600, F4 and FG
Designer clothes: no f**king way
Footwear: trainers, para boots, sandals
Beer: Singha, Chang and in the UK, Stella
Football team: Cov City, though my interest in football seems to shrink as the game gets ever more money-oriented
Tattoos: dragon on right arm, Thai equivalent of an angel on left
Piercings: ears (6), did have a navel piercing but it broke
Former homes: Cov, Brum, Peterborough (shit), Fulham, Tooting, Melbourne, Southfields, Koh Samui, Krabi
Politics: left of Labour
Games: Civ (haven't got round to 4 yet)
Food: Thai (and not mai pet), Indian
Non-alcoholic drinks: Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon
Pets: None now, but owned a few dogs
Cars: Don't like them and can't drive, but did co-own a tiny Daihatsu at one point
Hair: none on my head, some on my chin, loads on my body
Children: none, prefer dogs :)
Mobe: cheapest I could find as I always lose them / break them / get them stolen
Drugs: none for the last 10 years or so

Where I'd like to be: bar on a tropical beach


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