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Gender MALE
Occupation Librarian
Location Mosta, Malta
Interests Music, Books, Animation
Favorite Movies Well I prefer U.S. Cartoons of the 1940's-1960's era. As you can see from this blog It's Looney Tunes. But I am fond of Disney Cartoons, Especially Donald Duck and Goofy ones. UPA cartoons.Early Walter Lantz, MGM era Tex Avery, Tom and Jerry (except for the very late ones)and Pink Panther Shorts.I'm not too keen on the modern batch but I will enjoy Ren and Stimpy (in small doses) Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Dexter's Lab, Cow and Chicken, Rugrats and Hey Arnold. as for films i adore : Amelie, Amarcord, Juliet of the Spirits, The Consequences of Love, Talk to her, Factotum, Everything is Illuminated, Delicatessan, The City of Lost Children, The Son's Room, Rushmore, The Squid and the Whale, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep, The Royal Tennenbaums, Pulp Fiction, The 400 Blows, The Hairdresser's Husband, American Splendor, Ghost World, High Fidelity, Trainspotting. That's all I can think of at the mo.
Favorite Music Beat Happening has got to be my all time favourite group. Others on the list are : Young Marble Giants, Daniel Johnston, Moldy Peaches, T.V. on the Radio, Yeasayer, Beirut, Arcade Fire, Clap your Hands Say Yeah, Velvet Underground, , Architecture in Helsinki, Devendra Banhart Blur, The Mountain Goats, Anthony and the Johnsons, British Sea Power, Max Tundra, The White Stripes, Aphex twin, The Go! Team, Broken Social Scene Les Georges Leningrads, Jens Lekman, The Concretes Neutral Milk Hotel, Franz Ferdinand, Clark, Edan The Spinto Band, Eels The Beach Boys, Love, The Futureheads, Battles Blondie, Violent Femmes, Four Tet, Joanna Newsom, Badly Drawn Boy, The Beatles Television, The Shins Jeffrey Lewis, Scritti Politti Jesus and Mary Chain, Los Campesinos, Those dancing Days Simian Mobile Disco, Early Frank Zappa, Alela Diane Belle and Sebastian, Antarctica Takes it!, Broadcast. Some Maltese groups worth mentioning: Beangrowers (the best of the bunch, Shiny indie pop) Areola Treat (a rough and screechy garage-y group - with tunes) Hunters Palace (simple folk R.I.P.) Brikkuni ( Maltese Folk Punk) Mathematikal ( Electro/Nu Rave) Shostakovich's Nightmare (Shambolic, jumpy alt)
Favorite Books Some that have inspired me over the years What a Carve up! - Jonathan Coe The Rotters Club - Jonathan Coe A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry Ham on Rye - Charles Bukowski Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie Money-Martin Amis The Rachel papers - Martin Amis The Cement Garden - Ian McEwan The Butcher Boy- Patrick McCabe The Secret History - Donna Tartt The Life of Pi- Yann Martel The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger Ask the Dust - John Fante The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon Cat's Eye - Margaret Atwood. The Magus - John Fowles The Sea, The Sea - Iris Murdoch Norweigan Wood - Haruki Murakami Flowers for Algernon - Greg keyes High Fidelity - Nick Hornby The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks Lanark - Alasdair Gray The Corrections - jonathan Franzen The Outsider - Albert Camus Fup - Jim Dodge Pastoralia - George Saunders Choke - Chuck Palaniuck Roald Dahl's Short Stories