Location: I’m lost
Into: Living a good life.
Not into: Cars, television, cigarettes, meat, drinking culture, negativity, superficiality, and people with no imaginations or desires…
Makes me happy: Reading & collecting books, drinking tea, solitude, ornithology and natural history, listening to the radio, baking cakes, my cat, pockets, sleeping, the sea, museums, the history of mathematics, etymology, entomology, marzipan, walking and cycling, equality, understanding, compassion, passion, good manners, hermit crabs, olives, peace and quiet, the sky & meteorological phenomena, Orson Welles’ voice, drawing, painting, churches, mind-power, foxes, nature taking over manmade things, wall paintings, bees, stoicism, cats and dogs, cinema, hot baths, cooking & food, eating is the best!, gardens and wild places, lochs and rivers and anything wet, plants & trees, perfume, cardigans, grey, being a stranger in new cities, unusual encounters with other creatures, marmalade, moths, butterflies, fresh air, bioluminescence, collecting things, adding to the tattooed aviary, being productive, cold climates, wallpaper, mosses, lichens, positivity, sewing, film soundtracks, the changing seasons, red hair, pickles, whiskers and paws and cats purring, cephalopods especially cuttlefish!, Ah life is great
Makes me sad: When my family is unhappy. How little we care about non-human animals, our planet, and each other. People not living life as well as they could do. The fact that work, productivity and consumerism overtake life; I hate the way our society is structured. Wasting time. Negativity. Physical and mental illness. Intolerance. Cages. Ownership.
5 things I can’t live without: A book, a quiet place, fresh air, hot tea, and, of course, music
Vices: Book buying, but that’s probably not too unhealthy… I am also addicted to expensive chocolate, that is ever so slightly unhealthy
Thoughts on SG: I like it
I spend most of my free time: In a book
Bands: This list is becoming utterly ridiculous…
Blade Runner soundtrack by Vangelis, Olivier Messiaen, Dmitri Shostakovich, Alexander Scriabin, Alfred Schnittke, Gustav Mahler, Benjamin Britten, Henryk Gorecki, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Francis Poulenc, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Zbigniew Preisner soundtracks, Arvo Part, J.S. Bach, Mozart-Requiem, Dead Can Dance, This Mortal Coil, Cocteau Twins, Popol Vuh, bohren & der club of gore, Roxy Music, Neurosis, John Fahey, Stars of the Lid, Deathspell Omega, The Devil’s Blood, Fairport Convention, Jefferson Airplane, Witchcraft, Woven Hand, Leonard Cohen, Scott Walker, Kate Bush, Bathory, Skepticism, Blut Aus Nord, Nest, Death in June, Of the Wand and the Moon, High on Fire, Red Sparowes, Grand Magus, Warhorse, Enslaved, Burzum, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Elvis, Paco de Lucia, Jaco Pastorius, John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Joe Pass, Pat Martino, Django Reinhardt, Solitude Aeturnus, Candlemass, Trouble, Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Witchfinder General, Coven, Jacula, Jex Thoth, Saint Vitus, Pagan Altar, Sleep, Om, Glen Gould, Autopsy, Esoteric, Disembowelment, Mercyful Fate, Celtic Frost, William Basinski, Aphex Twin, many film soundtracks, Pink Floyd, Russian Basso Profundo singing, even songs and psalms in churches, Iron Maiden, Virgin Steele, Thin LIzzy, The Pretenders, Roy Orbison, The Shangri-Las, Fields of the Nephilim, Sisters of Mercy, WASP, Dio, Warlock and lots of ‘80s & power ballads!