Reasons to be cheerful

Ok, so instead of an ‘about me’ thing, a list of some good people, good things, inspirations and shapers of me, one way or the other.

AC Grayling
Accidental Records
Alex Smoke
Amiina
Aphex Twin
Armando Iannucci
Art of Noise
Arvo Pärt
Autechre
Basic Channel
Battles
BBC 6Music
BBC Radio 4
Ben Goldacre / Bad Science
Berlin
Bill Hicks
Bill Nighy
Björk
Brian Eno
Byte FM
Charlize Theron
Chris Morris
Christopher Hitchens
Clive Stafford Smith
Coffee
Coldcut
Cubase
Curry
Daniel Kitson
Dave Gorman
Derren Brown
Digital Mystikz (Mala/Coki)
DJ Shadow
Douglas Adams
Eddie Izzard
Elbow
Expanding Records
Gabriel Orozco
Gil Evans
Gilles Peterson
Gustav Mahler
Herbie Hancock
Ian Dury
James ‘The Amazing’ Randi / JREF
Jill Scott
John Cooper-Clarke
John Peel
Johnny Depp
Jon Hopkins
Jurassic 5
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Kevin Spacey
Kid 606
King Creosote
King Tubby
Korg
Laurie Anderson
Lemon Jelly
Lenny Bruce
Louis Armstrong
Manchester
Mark Thomas
Martin Read
Mary-Anne Hobbs
Matthew Herbert
Miles Davis
Mira Calix
Mitch Hedberg
Mouse On Mars
Mr Hudson and the Library
Mr. Scruff
Nick Cave
Orbital
Pam Edwards
Paul Simon
Penn Jillette / Penn and Teller
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Physical Jerks
Pink Floyd
Pizza
Portishead / Beth Gibbons
Radiohead / Thom Yorke
Richard Dawkins
Richie Hawtin
Roots Manuva
Sigur Rós
Simon Munnery
Sonic Youth
Spaced
Squarepusher / Tom Jenkinson
Steve Reich
Stewart Lee
Susumu Yokota
Talking Heads
The Amen Break
The BBC
The Beatles
The Beta Band
The Cinematic Orchestra
The Constructus Corporation
The Esbjörn Svensson Trio
The Guardian
The Independent
The Infinite Monkey Cage
The Orb
The Roots / ?uestlove’s drumming
The Scratch Perverts
The Smiths / Morrissey
The Streets
The tenderMachine
The The
The Thick of It
The Wire
Tim Minchin
Tom Waits
Tony Law
Two Lone Swordsmen
UNKLE
Vic Reeves
Vladislav Delay
Warp Records
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2 comments

  1. I can see why you and I, and Joel get along… You should consider making these links, some of them I’ve not a clue about!

    1. Not sure I’m going to bother linking all of them (although there are those occasional long nights) – any specifics?
      But yeah – no surprise that there’s a venn diagram of you, me and Joel, amongst many other of our wonderful friends and acquaintances.

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