Likes

Music:

  • Dresden Dolls
  • Tiger Lillies
  • Monochrome Set
  • Divine Comedy
  • Scarlet’s Well
  • Scritti Politti
  • Aimee Mann
  • Nellie McKay
  • Tom Waits
  • Dirty Projectors
  • Devotchka
  • David Byrne
  • Nick Cave
  • Thomas Dolby
  • Doll By Doll
  • Prefab Sprout
  • Gogol Bordello
  • Sparks
  • Walter Becker
  • Puppini Sisters
  • Tori Amos
  • glam-era Elton John
  • Brian Eno
  • Jackie Leven
  • Robert Fripp
  • David Devant & His Spirit Wife
  • Gong
  • Robert Wyatt
  • Michael Nyman
  • The Cardigans
  • Gabriel-era Genesis
  • early Split Enz
  • Laurie Anderson
  • Frank Zappa
  • early Roxy Music
  • The Thurston Lava Tube
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Eliza Carthy
  • Joni Mitchell
  • The Arcade Fire
  • Bran Van 3000
  • Steely Dan
  • King Crimson
  • Elvis Costello
  • Goldfrapp
  • XTC
  • Little Boots
  • Monstrance
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Skinbat Scramble
  • Henry Purcell
  • John Cale
  • Louis Jordan
  • Kate Bush
  • Martha Wainwright
  • Pixies
  • Scott Walker
  • Would Be Goods
  • Shriekback
  • American Music Club
  • Talking Heads
  • Television
  • early Rod Stewart/Faces
  • Ute Lemper
  • Van Der Graaf Generator
  • Whale

…and so on…

Telly:

  • Lost
  • Dexter
  • A Town Called Panic
  • Pushing Daisies
  • Torchwood
  • It Ain’t Half Hot Mum
  • True Blood
  • Blue Remembered Hills
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Green Wing
  • The Munsters
  • The Addams Family
  • Twin Peaks
  • American Gothic
  • CSI Las Vegas
  • The Mighty Boosh

…and so on…

Films:

  • Synecdoche, New York
  • House of 1000 Corpses
  • The Prestige
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • The Ruling Class
  • Hairspray (the original)
  • Romance and Cigarettes
  • In The Realms of the Unreal
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • Quills
  • Apocalypto
  • The Tin Drum
  • Tideland
  • The Science of Sleep
  • Rushmore
  • Natural Born Killers
  • Dawn of the Dead (yes, the remake)
  • Toy Story 2
  • Enchanted
  • 30 Days of Night
  • Titanic
  • The Mummy
  • The Mummy Returns
  • Hellboy
  • The Fountain
  • Jarhead
  • The Alien Films (yes all 4)
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • X-Men 1 and 2
  • The Sound of Music
  • Sexy Beast
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • Ravenous
  • Punch Drunk Love
  • Magnolia
  • The Proposition
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Cook The Thief His Wife And Her Lover
  • Peter Pan (the live action version)
  • Resident Evil
  • Resident Evil Apocalypse
  • Resident Evil Extinction
  • The Piano
  • Aguirre Wrath of God
  • Lost In Translation
  • Secretary
  • Run Lola Run
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Pride and Prejudice (the Knightley one)
  • The Cider House Rules
  • The Claim
  • Cold Mountain
  • Apocalypse Now Redux
  • Lolita (The Jeremy Irons one)
  • Interview With The Vampire
  • The Ice Storm
  • The Fifth Element
  • I Capture The Castle
  • Everything is Illuminated
  • Hideous Kinky
  • The Green Mile
  • Ghost World
  • Gangs of New York
  • Schindler’s List
  • Fitzcarraldo
  • Van Helsing
  • Fight Club
  • The English Patient
  • Ed Wood
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • American Beauty
  • A Zed And Two Naughts
  • The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen
  • Cabaret
  • Memento
  • The Draughtsman’s Contract
  • Dogma
  • Jackie Brown
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Duck Soup
  • Donnie Darko

…and so on…

Books:

  • The Uses Of Literacy
  • The God Delusion
  • most of Iain Banks, especially The “Culture” Books
  • all of Charles Dickens, delicious
  • TS Eliot Collected Poems
  • Jonathan Safran Foer so far
  • The Gormenghast Trilogy naturally
  • pretty much every Peter Carey
  • and ditto Jonathan Coe
  • Dave Eggers
  • Louis de Bernieres
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Angela Carter
  • Jonathan Meades
  • Günter Grass
  • Graham Swift
  • Ian McEwan
  • The Time Traveller’s Wife
  • Incendiary
  • every single John Irving
  • The Lovely Bones
  • Nick Cave – And The Ass Saw The Angel
  • Pat Barker
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Michael Moorcock’s Jerry Cornelius books
  • Bret Easton Ellis
  • Jonathan Franzen
  • Gregory Maguire
  • The Elouise books
  • Ottoline books 🙂

…etcetera…

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