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  • Fluent in English; learning German
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Trainee Journalist
  • No education listed
  • From Derry, Northern Ireland
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About Me

I’m a music journalist and write for a few places. I’ve also started writing book reviews for a newspaper. I’m a spoken word artist because I generally talk nonsense – so it suits me. I like cycling. I also enjoy calligraphy and just realised all this info could probably be going into my ‘Interests’ section.


My interests lay primarily in music. Though I am a wee book nerd and love poetry too. There are a few bands and authors and poets that I’m so obsessed with I could probably count them as interests.
Bands: Anathema, The Cure, Bat for Lashes, Type O Negative, Joy Division.
Authors: Haruki Murakami, Hermann Hesse, Franz Kafka, Jon Ronson (although he’s a journalist really).
Poets: W.B. Yeats, ee cummings, T.S. Eliot and I’m just going to stop here to ask why all three of these use just first initials?

  • writing
  • books
  • poetry
  • make up
  • music
  • spoken word
  • cycling
  • bungee jumping
  • calligraphy
  • journalism

Music, Movies, and Books

I'm a bit of a nerd on the music and books front, so I'd be lying if I gave a genre and said 'I like that' because there's definitely something in it I don't like.

I don't know many movies! But I tend to like movies with Kevin Spacey. The Life of David Gale is one of the best I've seen.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Bungee jumped? But a lot of people have. I've zip-lined over a forest top on a mountain in Northern Ireland too. But I preferred the bungee jump.

Teach, Learn, Share

Here's where I put in some quote to sound like I'm full of wisdom when I'm not.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My general idiocies. I vow to pretend I can speak Irish and make up words for you to repeat to your friends, making you sound cool and cultured when really, you’ll just be mumbling rubbish.

Countries I’ve Visited

Netherlands, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

England, Ireland, Northern Ireland

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