4 January 2006

Via Everywhere

I don't normally do these but I'm still nowhere near my scanner and eager to update so here goes:

Four jobs you've had in your life:

Inheritance Tax Advisor
VAT Enforcement Clerk
Witch/Murderer/Messenger/thrice murderee(?)/et al in cut-down 'Scottish Play' for year 9 SATs
Christmas Mail Sorter

Four movies you could watch over and over:

The Man Without A Past
The Grave Of The Fireflies
Way Out West

Four places you've lived:

Nottingham - where I was born
Mexborough - Ted Hughes was there a bit before I was
Oxford - I lived a few doors down from where Clinton didn't inhale
Liverpool - just in time for Istanbul 2005 and Capital of Culture 2008

Four TV shows you love to watch:

Match of the Day
Brass Eye

Four places you've been on holiday:

Dublin, Eire
Argyle, Scotland
The Yorkshire Dales, England
Victoria, Australia

Four websites you visit daily:

I don't get online daily but the days I do I always visit
and various of the sites in my sidebar depending on time

Four of your favorite foods:

Full English Breakfast including Black Pudding - the kingsize breakfast at The Pilgrim on Pilgrim Street, Liverpool is the best example not prepared in my own kitchen
Croissants with Butter and Apricot Jam
Battered Cod and Chips from an English chipshop, preferably near the coast
Just about anything Indian, Mexican or Finnish
(this is probably a bit of a cheat but I LOVE my food!)

Four places you'd rather be:

Not sure I'd rather be anywhere other than where I am right now but I'd like to see Finland for the first time, or be on stage, or see Dove Dale and Lathkildale in the Peak District as they were in 1977, or just be gasping up at the magnificent canopy of stars I experienced in rural Victoria, Australia.

Four albums you can't live without:

A huge struggle narrowing this to four but I would find it very difficult to cope without at least one Gorky's Zygotic Mynci album close to hand but struggle to narrow it down to one from Sleep/Holiday, How I Long To Feel That Summer In My Heart, Barafundle and The Blue Trees
Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
Blonde on Blonde by Bob Dylan
and some homemade compilation with Thelonious Monk, some Beatles, Stones, Stone Roses, Super Furry Animals, Erik Satie, Frank Zappa, Flaming Lips, Watersons, Billy Bragg, and countless others I'm bound to think of as soon as I click 'PUBLISH' and walk away.

Why are there no books in this Me-Me?

Four books you can't live without:

Palestine books 1 & 2 by Joe Sacco
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore & David Lloyd
any of the Love & Rockets volumes by Los Bros Hernandez
Krazy Kat: the Comic Art of George Harriman

I plan to get near to my scanner in the next few days whereafter there'll be more illustrated goodness gracing these pages (or more of the same from me anyway)...


The Urban Kunoichi said...

Hello there!

I love the way you keep your blog! Its a refreshing change from mere diaries! Since you don't have a scanner, why not take photos with your mobile and send them via email? (assuming you have access to a camera phone?) At least you could provide us with more of your great doodles...

Can't wait to see more!


Dem said...

Thanks Kunoichi!

I'm glad you like the stuff here. In fairness, I must point out that there are loads of us doing this kind of thing now and even when I started my first doodle blog (December 2003 - now sadly disappeared although the best of it is re-posted here) I was a long way from being the first to do so. Nevertheless, it is gratifying to receive comments like yours so I very much appreciate you taking the time to do leave yours.

Regarding scanners, camera phones etc - I do have a scanner, I just haven't been back home to commune with it for a few weeks but I'll be rectifying that in the next day or so and posting the offsprung here. Sadly, for too many reasons to list here (but mainly because it's rubbish and my connecting cable is back home like my scanner), the phone in my mobile is not a viable alternative but thanks for the thought and suggestion.