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- antonia forest:
The best school story writer ever, and the only one who was a genuinely great writer.
- bust magazine:
It's got a bit too mainstream and glossy for my liking, and I don't agree with everything in it, but it's basically the only magazine where I know I'm the target reader, and that's so rare I can't help but love it. Always entertaining and fun.
A perfect writer. No, seriously. She's funny, she's smart and she's enormously imaginative. And she wrote what are still possibly the best magical children's books ever, the perfect mix of the everyday and the extraordinary. Also, Oswald Bastable's "third person" narration is a feat of genius that never gets the credit it deserves.
- french pop:
I love '60s french pop. Francoise Hardy, France Gall, Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Dutronc - perfection. Of course, I can only speak about two words of French, so I have no idea what they're going on about half the time, but it sounds great.
- joan jett:
She rules. And she provided the all-important soundtrack to what are still the greatest TV credits ever (that would be Freaks and Geeks).
- lukas moodysson:
I absolutely love Together and Fucking Amal, but his two latest films do look both grim and in the case of the last one, pretty vile.
- oz magazine:
I wrote my MA thesis on it. Contained lots of shite, and what remains the dodgiest pictures I have ever seen in my life*, but hugely imaginative and genuinely influential. Also, the hard-to-find 1972 book that's just a plain account of the obscenity trial is hugely, hugely entertaining.
*It must have been during the time that some were advocating paedophilia as just another form of acceptable sexual expression, and there were elements of the counterculture that, rather misguidedly, floated this idea about. Hence the drawings that appeared in one issue of Oz of a four year old girl, done in pencil, that were sort of hazy apart from her genitalia, which were drawn in great detail. In one the kid was wearing long satin gloves. They remain the most fucked up, unpleasant thing I think I've ever seen.
- school stories:
I love them. Even though my mother went to a boarding school that was nothing like the school story version (my aunt's one was a lot more Mallory Towers-esque, I have to say), they exert a strange hold over my imagination. The dormitories with their matching curtains! The common rooms!
- the stone roses:
'Fool's Gold' still makes me want to dance.
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