Once upon a time waaaay back in the eighties there was a teenage boy living in the Cambridgeshire countryside,a fascination with all things dark,gloomy and mysterious and some personal tragedies,fused with a discovery of punk,post-punk and gothic rock turned him into the man in black,with a wit and humour to match...and even though he spends more time in dirty overalls(black is black,is err black) with a spanner in his hand,rather than leather jeans with a JD & coke in his hands...he's stayed dark ever since....boom-boom.
I enjoy the music of Sisters of Mercy,Red Lorry Yellow Lorry,Joy Division,Siouxsie & the Banshees,Bauhaus,alien sex fiend,Fields of the Nephilim,Pyschedelic Furs,Iggy Pop,David Bowie,Gary Numan,sex pistols,The Damned,The Stranglers,Ramones,Lou Reed,Nick Cave,Killing Joke,Jesus & Mary Chain,Pink Floyd,Motorhead,NFD,Rammstein,Mortiis, ,Interpol,Editors,Bach,Beethoven,Wagner,Mozart,Elgar,Ennio Morricone,oh & so many more than I can list here.
I like live music,clubs,festivals,visiting historic sites & events,battle re-enactments,I love to go for long walks,favourite places being:churches,graveyards & cemeteries,along the beach,especially in Winter & the more deserted the better,river embankement;like feeding the Swans,Ducks & Geese,or a walk in the woods on a Summer evening.
Other things I appreciate include:nature,sunsets,thunder storms,twilight,the sea,especially on a stormy day in the Fall or bleak mid-Winter,classic cars and aircraft events,historic re-enactments.
Some of my favourite films,in no particular order:
Lawrence of Arabia,Cross of Iron,The Blue Max,Stalingrad,Enemy at the Gates,A Bridge too Far,Downfall,Kingdom of Heaven,Bram Stoker's Dracula,Nosferatu(1922 version),Shadow of the Vampire,The Bunker,Razorblade Smile,Outpost,The Crow,Sleepy Hollow,Excalibur,Lord of the Rings,The English Patient,Regeneration,All Quiet on the Western Front,Withnail & I,Life of Brian,Meaning of Life,Dr.Strangelove.
I raise a titter at:Monty Python,Carry on Screaming,Blackadder,Porridge,Bottom,Stellar Street,Frankie Howerd,Bill Bailey.