Meme yanked from the mighty Tom Ewing
, because it's the first good one I've seen in ages. I'm feeling sick tonight, so rather than writing I'm just bumming around reading and relaxing.
What are you listening to right now: Joy Division - "Disorder". The first time I heard Unknown Pleasures
, everything on it except for "She's Lost Control" seemed really lacking compared to Closer
(which I had already owned for years and still think is one of the best albums ever made). Subsequent listens have revealed something wholly different from the other album but probably almost as good.
Turn to your left, look; what do you see: My wall mounted CD shelves, filled to overflowing.
What is your favourite sandwich filling: It's hard to beat a nice pink slice of leftover roast beef, but I have a special place in my heart for a kind of ham called gammon (I think), which is drier than normal sliced ham and tastes a lot better.
What was the last film you saw; did you like it: Robocop
, down at the bar. I love it, of course. I loved it when I was a kid, but seeing it again now actually made me want to buy it. The whole time I was watching it I was thinking "if they made this movie today, they would have done such a poorer job on it". It's not perfect, but you can tell it's trying to be a good film
, and that ups the quality level significantly. See also: the first Mad Max, Assault On Precinct 13
, Night Of The Living Dead
, etc, etc.
Tell me one song-or-album/book/film to check out: Sweet Billy Pilgrim, We Just Did What Happened And No-One Came
. You can tell you really love an album when you can't quite imagine no-one else disliking it, even if it's not really their sort of thing.
Tell me one thing that means the world to you: Like Tom I will take "thing" for "object"; saying it means the world is a bit much, but the first thing that came to mind when I read this question was the small framed picture of my paternal grandparents I have in my room.
Where would you like to be right now: I'd love to visit Scotland again, or go to mainland Europe.
Cats or dogs or kill them both: Cats. By a significant margin.
What's the best compliment you've ever had (Post without context): I'm tempted to say the time a bunch of girls (including my girlfriend at the time) decided that I had the best ass out of a bunch of guys, or the time Todd Burns said he teared up a little at something I submitted to him, but really it was my Dad's reaction to the piece I wrote for the Ontarion
when Joe Strummer died.