I am an aspiring writer based in Cambridge and sometimes Colchester attempting to write something meaningful before employment, nihilism – or worst of all – laziness, strikes me down for good. I am hoping to use this peculiar blog-place as a megaphone for my various stories, opinions, essays etc., in hope of gaining a readership beyond my family, friends and cats (these last two are to some extent synonymous). Please comment, give constructive criticism, give abusive half-formed opinions… Whatever you’ve got. You are not boring, please share.
Literature-wise I like Thomas Pynchon, Charles Dickens, Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, David Foster Wallace, Margaret Atwood, Cormac McCarthy and others.
Music-wise I like a great mixture of things – a few examples of bands/composers I like are Battles, Don Caballero, Rage Against the Machine, Nina Simone, Jools Holland, Lamb of God, Edvard Grieg, Beethoven, Led Zeppelin, Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Daft Punk, And So I Watch You From Afar, Jack White, The Clash, Nomeansno, The Sword, Giraffes? Giraffes!, Tom Waits, Nirvana, Three Trapped Tigers, Left Lane Cruiser, Seasick Steve, Mogwai, The Cure and definitely more than I can currently remember.
Intellectual stuff: I am atheist, socialist (ish), anti-royalist, determinist, physicalist/materialist (if you’re into philosophy of mind), anti-consumerist and probably other stuff.
I have been playing the guitar for eight years-ish. My fingers are getting quite sore.