Thursday, December 2, 2010

Things Elton Likes & Hates



10 things I liked when I was 25 that I don't like now

Art Nouveau
Impressionist art
Pre-Raphaelite art
Dancing (me dancing, that is)
Driving
Travelling
Alcohol/drugs
Westerns (bar Blazing Saddles)
Discotheques/nightclubs
Celebrity

10 things I didn't like when I was 25 that I like now

Photography
Contemporary art
Porcelain
Table linen/napkin rings
Baseball
Boats
Peace and quiet/staying in
South Africa
Jesus Christ
Glass

10 things I don't like: period

Lip-synching – except by drag queens
"Singers" who can't sing live
Bigotry
Mobile phones with cameras
Violence
Tweeting/blogging
Reality shows
Opening and closing ceremonies
Religious fanatics
Mozzarella cheese

10 things I like: period

Friends
Fax machines
Music/books
Handwritten notes/letters
Venice
Animals
Laughter
Football
Nina Simone
The south of France

10 songs I like

All I Want for Christmas is a Beatle
Nelly the Elephant
When You Come to the End of a Lollipop
Bangers and Mash
I'm a Pink Toothbrush, You're a Blue Toothbrush
Sit On My Face (Monty Python)
The Laughing Policeman
I Went to Your Wedding (Spike Jones)
My Word, You Do Look Queer
Philadelphia (Bruce Springsteen)

10 songs I dislike

Fly Me to theMoon
The Greatest Love of All
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree
We Are the World (loathsome)
The Wind Beneath My Wings
Two Little Boys
Don't Worry, Be Happy (worst song of all time)
Y Viva Espana
What's Up (4 Non Blondes) (truly ghastly)
My Ding-a-Ling

10 films I like

The Women
All About Eve
Pan's Labyrinth
Downfall
The Reader
The Lives of Others
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Barry Lyndon
2001: A Space Odyssey
Billy Elliot

10 films I dislike

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Forrest Gump
The Piano
Doubt
Life is Beautiful
Blow Up
Avatar
Magnolia
There Will Be Blood
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

10 things always in the fridge

Pickled beetroot
Non-alcoholic beer
Water
Cheese
Yoghurt
Colman's mustard
Branston pickle
Ginger beer (of course!)
Fruit juices
Tomatoes

- Independent

1 comment:

Alma Devine said...

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