Tom Case, 14th August 1988, British, IT consultant, web-site designer, of agnostic beliefs, I drink a lot of tea and eat a lot of chicken. I play bass in eyENVYou. I don’t like long lists…so here’s some long lists.
Friends, music, reading, writing, alcohol, clubbing, pool, gigs, tattoos, £200 nights out that seem like a good idea at the time, politeness, money, laughing, romance, junk food, travelling, movies, photography, Dilbert™, driving, Egyptian mythology, technology, animals, thunder storms, general geekiness.
Dislikes (I’m aware this section is longer than my ‘Likes’)
Rudeness, arrogance, political correctness, people who TyP3 and spell l1k diz, £200 nights out that seem like a good idea at the time, McDonald’s staff who pretend not to understand you when you don’t put the ‘Mc’ in front of ‘McNuggets’, US English – there’s no such thing for fuck’s sake, long lists that don’t really seem to go anywhere, software installation programs that display a US flag for the English language – clue is in the name…twats, the morning after, Ainsley Harriott special recipe sausages – warning, may contain traces of twat, drivers who don’t signal when appropriate, drivers who signal when not appropriate, all other road users in general, that smug twat from the Mazuma Mobile advert, pretty much any other advert on TV – there’s no classics anymore, seeing clowns in person, seeing clowns on the TV, seeing clowns in any other media form, people talking about clowns, any form of wildlife that flies, buzzes and stings.
Always carry two bags of sand with you everywhere you go. That way, if someone asks you to help them carry something you can say, “Sorry, I’ve got these bags.”
I have a wide range of musical tastes, and find it impossible to listen to just one genre. Below is a list of what I’ve been known to listen to.
A Fine Frenzy, Akira Yamaoka, Anathema, Arch Enemy, Assemblage 23, Between The Screams, Bleeding Through, Blur, Bright Eyes, Chemical Brothers, Coldplay, Collide, Cradle Of Filth, Damien Rice, David Bowie, David Gray, Deftones, Delerium, Depeche Mode, Dido, Dimmu Borgir, Draconian, Dredg, Eels, Elliot Goldenthal, Elvis Presley, Eminem, Eva Cassidy, Evanescence, Faithless, Fat Boy Slim, Fear Factory, Feeder, Foo Fighters, Four Star Mary, Frank Sinatra, Garbage, Goldfrapp, Goo Goo Dolls, Hey Monday, Ivy, Jeff Buckley, Johnny Cash, Joshua Radin, Keane, Kings Of Leon, KT Tunstall, Lacuna Coil, Ladyhawke, Ladytron, Lily Allen, Linkin Park, Lisa Hannigan, Marilyn Manson, Martha Wainwright, Massive Attack, Metallica, Michael Jackson, Moby, Morrissey, Mortiis, Mötley Crüe, Mumford & Sons, My Dying Bride, Natalie Imbruglia, Nerina Pallot, Nightwish, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Nobuo Uematsu, Norah Jones, Now Now Every Children, Oasis, Pantera, Paradise Lost, Paramore, Pearl Jam, Pendulum, Pink Floyd, Placebo, Radiohead, Rammstein, REM, Sarah McLachlan, Slipknot, Snow Patrol, Spineshank, Stone Sour, The Fray, The Gathering, The Prodigy, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Smiths, The Subways, The Sundays, The Veronicas, Thomas Newman, Tristania, U2, Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
25th Hour, 28 Days Later, 8 Mile, A Clockwork Orange, Alien, Amelie, American History X, Around The Bend, Atonement, Big Nothing, Borat, Brick, City Of God, Collateral, Die Hard, Donnie Darko, Down In The Valley, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Fight Club, Final Fantasy VII – Advent Children, Finding Nemo, Garden State, Go, Hannibal, Hard Candy, Hellraiser, Hot Fuzz, Ice Age, In Search Of A Midnight Kiss, Interview With The Vampire, Jacob’s Ladder, Late Night Shopping, Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Lost In Translation, Meet Joe Black, Memoirs Of A Geisha, Monsters Inc, Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Open Your Eyes (Abre Los Ojos), Pan’s Labyrinth, Romeo + Juliet, Saw, Seven Pounds, Shaun Of The Dead, Silent Hill, Snatch, Stigmata, Team America, Terminator, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, The Deer Hunter, The Green Mile, The Jacket, The Matrix, The Mothman Prophecies, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Notebook, The Passion Of The Christ, The Phantom Of The Opera, The Prophecy, The Shawshank Redemption, The Silence Of The Lambs, The Simpsons, The Weatherman, Thirteen, This Is England, V For Vendetta, Walk The Line, X-Men, Young Frankenstein.
24, American Dad, Angel, Blackadder, Columbo, Doctor Who, Extras, Family Guy, Father Ted, Fawlty Towers, FlashForward, Harry Hill’s TV Burp, Have I Got News For You, Lead Balloon, Lost, Man Stroke Woman, Men Behaving Badly, Messiah, Mock The Week, My Life In Film, Nevermind The Buzzcocks, One Foot In The Grave, Only Fools And Horses, Porridge, QI, Roswell, Scrubs, Shameless, Spaced, The Fast Show, The Office, The Simpsons, Top Gear.
‘Alice In Wonderland’ – Lewis Caroll, ‘Blood And Gold’ – Anne Rice, ‘Cash’ – Johnny Cash, ‘Memoirs Of A Geisha’ – Arthur Golden, ‘Pandora’ – Anne Rice, ‘Paradise Lost’ – John Milton, ‘Romeo And Juliet’ – Shakespeare, ‘The Green Mile’ – Stephen King, ‘The Heroin Diaries’ – Nikki Sixx, ‘The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell’ – Marilyn Manson.
Authors & Poets
Anne Rice, Charles Dickens, Clive Barker, Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Brontë, James Herbert, John Milton, Lewis Caroll, Neil Strauss, Robert Frost, Shakespeare, Stephen King, Thomas Harris, William Blake, William Wordsworth.