Ben Wardle

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Writer, Father
Location Stroud, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Introduction I was born the year after the Beatles broke big, grew up on Pertwee, Peel and Rotten, went to school in South London, fell in love with a German, studied it at Manchester Uni, played bass, guitar and drums, got a job in A&R, signed some famous groups, signed more non-famous groups, got married, got employed by Damien Hirst and fired by Joe Strummer, learned to type and started writing ...
Interests Hanging about in record shops making sure they stock all the CDs I already own, Reading fiction that is set in offices - why isn't there more? Pretending I'm four years old, Wearing good quality clothes like Crombie, Fred Perry, Agnes B and John Smedley
Favorite Movies The Apartment, Withnail & I, Magnolia, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, North By Northwest
Favorite Music This Year's Model, New Boots And Panties Ska esp. Don Drummond's trombone, Hunky Dory Guitar Man by Elvis English Rock Whimsy from XTC to The Airport Convention
Favorite Books Pastoralia by George Saunders, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Take A Girl Like You by Kingsley Amis, Money by his son, The Homecoming by Harold Pinter, The Talented Mr Ripley and everything else by Patricia Highsmith, Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Doblin, Myron by Gore Vidal

Describe the sound of a moist waffle falling onto a hot griddle.

A thud and a sizzle.