What do I want in 2004?
I want the fucking war to stop, unsurprisingly. I want Bush out of office. I want incredible riches, or at least a property market crash that’ll allow me to think about buying a house. I want work that’ll challenge and excite. I’d like to write something I’m happy with, which is the least likely thing on this list so far. But most of all, what I want is something bloody new.
I liked 2003, I really did. I had a good year, but it was completely unchallenging. I did pretty much nothing I had not done before. I cannot recall any cultural artifact of 2003, however much I may have enjoyed it, that will really stay with me either for it’s ideas or execution. So that’s what I want in 2004. Surprises. Something unlike everything I’ve seen before.