Went to the Dev on Friday. May have been on crack. Saw Nick Cave play last night. He was better last year. Went for Gourmet Burgers tonight. Lovely.
Name a relatively obscure writer or artist whom you’d like to see gain international fame and fortune (except yourself), and why.
God, tricky. I’d love to see Alan Moore have a number one hit, because it’d be funny. I wish all the creative types I know personally international fame and fortune, too, because they deserve it. And naturally I want Fin to be rich and famous, so’s I can make a killing in the divorce settlement. But most of the people I really like are already doing pretty well for themselves, TBH. Pick a name more or less at random: Jen Van Meter, writer of the HOPELESS SAVAGES mini serieses for Oni Press. The books are just fucking lovely teen comedies, I wish everyone was reading them.
What work (song, comic, book, TV show, whatever) would you like to see made into a movie? Who would you like to direct and star?
Another bastard one – I like films as films, and other works as other works. Every time I’ve seen a transition from page to screen, it’s been forced to cut the knackers off the printed work in order to pull it off. Likewise, I’ve never seen a TV-to-movie transition that didn’t just feel like a feature-length TV epsiode. I’m seriously looking foward to the animated Ballad of Tam Lin that’s in being set up at the moment. Fuck, I know – some of the norse eddas. There’s one about the 18 charms of Odin, that I’d love to see adapted – the story of how he learned the charms, perhaps. I’m shit at stuff like directors and actors, though.
Describe your perfect night out with friends.
A small group of people, in a pub, then retiring with bottles of spirits and packs of cigarettes to a park to sit about on a warm summers night and chat until the sun comes up. (In my perfect night out, I am allowed to smoke.)
What’s your favorite whiskey? Why?
Bushmills 16. The 21 is a) too expensive and hard to get hold of to drink anything other than ultra-sparingly, which rather limits the pleasure in drinking it, and also, it’s not quite as sweet. The 16 has a lovely sherry sweetness, and a vanilla and cinnamon wash to it.
If you could spend one month anywhere in the world on holiday, where would you go?
I’d bounce around – New Orleans, San Francisco, Portland, New York, Edinburgh and London, staying in the finest hotels.
If you force me to pick one Location, then either New Orleans, Edinburgh or London. I don’t think I could ever call New Orleans home, but it’s the only place that I’ve been that not Edinburgh or London that I think I could bear for more than a week or two.
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