It goes beyond music, into movies and literature. Common themes are present once I look for them.
Black / grey.
Even if I wasn’t a Kiwi I probably would still be an All Blacks fan. They have the best uniform. And I wear black a fair bit.
I like bad weather, and I LOVE thunderstorms. When I first went travelling I took a cassette with me where every song on side 1 was about rain, and every song was from NZ. This is one of them:
My musical favourites are wide and varied. But a significant amount skew towards the dark and tremulous. I like the:
- Pagan, passionate operatics of Wendy Rule
- Explorations of David Bowie
- Nick Cave’s ruminations
- Dystopian metal of Metallica and Megadeth
- Neu-pagan-mysticism of Julian Cope
- Despondent literature of And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead
- Most of the above via Ed Harcourt
Ready to move from this world to the next one
Summon my soul to the end of the setting sun
A parliament of rooks will move you on
Read more at http://www.songlyrics.com/ed-harcourt/parliament-of-rooks-lyrics/#Vz9HT2gPtHdqv4Gs.99
I read mostly despondent, darkly fantastic, existentialist and dystopian literature:
- K. J Bishop
- H. P. Lovecraft
- Clive Barker
- Cormac McCarthy
- J. G. Ballard
And movies/tv ….
- The Matrix (first one)
- True Blood
- Coen Brothers
- The 3%
- Twin Peaks
And don’t get me started about Real Life:
- Mental disorders
- Drugs / alcohol
- Winter / storms
- Anarchy / rebellion
- Deepest recesses of used book stores
Black is too clean, and mud is too hard to describe as a colour. Grey is my happy colour.