Saturday, September 12, 2015


I did one of those Q&A things for a blog recently and I thought it might be interesting to share it with you here. These things are always a snapshot of your current thinking and not necessarily what you'll say tomorrow or indeed a year from now.

Favourite Writer: Jane Austen
Favourite Book: The Brothers Karamazov
Favourite Poem: Aubade (Larkin)
Favourite Film: Blade Runner
Favourite Crime Novel: The Cold Six Thousand
Favourite Play: The Importance of Being Earnest
Favourite Contemporary Play: Jerusalem (Butterworth)
Favourite Song: Venus In Furs
Favourite Irish Novel: The Third Policeman
Favourite Contemporary Irish Novel: Eureka Street
Favourite Audiobook: The Wine Dark Sea/Longbourn (tie)
Favourite Thriller: Blood Meridian
Favourite Non Fiction: The Worst Journey in the World
Favourite Funny Novel: Decline and Fall
Favourite TV show (all time): Cosmos
Favourite TV show (now): The Detectorists

insert some of your own favourites here:

Favourite Rock Album: OK Computer
Favourite Blues Album: Billie Holiday's Greatest Hits
Favourite Classical Recording: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis 
Favourite Jazz Album: Ellington at Newport
Favourite Punk Album: The Undertones
Favourite Contemporary Classical Album: LA Symphony (Pärt)
Favourite Minimalist Album: Music for 18 Musicians
Favourite Rock Minimalist Album: Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
Favourite Rap Minimalist Album: Ghost Dog Soundtrack Japanese Import
Favourite Transportation Themed Minimalist Album: Music For Airports
Favourite Minimalist Comedy Album: 41st Best Stand Up Ever (Stewart Lee)

Favourite Minimalist Mathematical Formula: Euler's Identity
Favourite Minimalist Law of Nature: The Second Law of Thermodynamics