I am an analogue guy stuck in a digital world. Most of my fond memories involve vinyl records at my uncle’s house. Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Doors, Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, and Pink Floyd were, and still are, my heroes.
Unless it’s fast, I quickly lose interest, be it cars, bikes or women. Having said that, I don’t mind slowing down with a great piece of literature, accompanied by a glass of whisky and a Marlboro or two.
I’ve taken the concept of “news junkie” to levels from where there’s no return or 12-step program. A morning without news, coffee, and cigarettes is not worth waking up to, and I don’t care if the sun is chirping and the birds are shining.
Politically, in case you’re interested, I always side with the moral high ground and the fundamental principles that each and everyone should be allowed to enjoy life as much as humanly possible.
There are always two sides to a story and even though I may not agree with either of them, I would fight for your right to tell your side. Freedom of speech is the best concept ever put down on paper.
As a journalist I would say that my specialities revolve around politics and economy, but I’ve covered a fair share of crime, sports, celebrities, and other topics to call my self a jack-of-all-trades, really.
I threw out my television set years ago because I wasn’t able to tell regular programing apart from commercial breaks, and the concept of “reality TV” made me lose faith in humanity.
If you see me in a bar without a whisky and a cigarette, then it’s not me. Don’t look for me in a place that charges admission. This is simply money wasted that could be spent on whisky and/or cigarettes.
I’m a lover, not a fighter, but I’m also a fighter, so don’t get any ideas.
The greatest escapism is movies far removed from anything resembling real-life. People have caught me giggling during horror movies, more than once. There’s something comical about people running up the stairs when they should be running out the backdoor.
People who inspire me include Hunter S Thompson, Rosa Parks, Sun Tzu, Socrates, and George Orwell. It looks like you’d have to die to make my list, but such is life.
My favorite quote is self-coined: “If you fail at being good, succeed at being bad.”