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"do you think she's talented? deeply and importantly talented?"

17 April 1976
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I lived in Liverpool for nine years (undergraduate degree and Ph.D.), and in September 2003 I moved back to Northern Ireland to take a job working for a music industry organisation. My Ph.D. was in popular music, I wrote about the process of making music in Northern Ireland and at jinxremoving's behest I tried to make a zine about it, with the working title 'Studying Kylie', and while I got as far as writing some bits it failed to be assembled. This is most likely my fault.

I generally work as an arts and culture project manager, and am currently in my final few weeks of working on a community arts project before moving to an audience development agency. Long term contracts for jobs of this nature are like the proverbial hen's teeth, so this segment of my bio is likely to change on a fairly regular basis for some time yet.

I got married in April 2009 to Jonny, and we currently rent a house in Belfast, where we eat a lot of curry, listen to a lot of music and play with next door's cat. I sing in the Belfast Philharmonic Choir and am on the committee for both it and the farmer's market at St. George's Market in Belfast. Both activities make me feel very middle class.

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60s girl groups, 90s indie, a confederacy of dunces, adrian tomine, antonia forest, art deco, art galleries, art nouveau, assembling flat-pack furniture, aubrey beardsley, audrey hepburn films, bagpuss, bbc radio 4, beethoven, bell hooks, berlin, bikini kill, bill drummond, billy bragg, bob fosse, bod, cake, chalet school books, cheese, cheesy tv detectives, coffee, comix, cooking, copland, dave gorman, david mitchell, daydreaming, dramatic scenery, dressmaking, duckworth lewis method, dusty springfield, ealing comedies, eddie izzard, ella fitzgerald, elvis costello, email conversations, empathy, everton, fairy lights, fastfude, feminism, finding new music, finland, flamingo 50, formula 1, frumpy the clown, ghost world, gillian welch, gin, girls own literature, grammar and spelling pedantry, grieg, gruff rhys, harry potter, henri cartier-bresson, hitchcock, huggy bear, hugs, hummous, imaginary bands, inexplicable celebrity crushes, integrity, isihac, james may, joe sacco, john peel, joni mitchell, ladyfest, le tigre, learning new things, lee miller, left-wing politics, liverpool, maps, marianne faithfull, marine research, marlowe, maus, mighty boosh, miles davis, mix tapes, moomins, my brother, nancy sinatra, nerdy behaviour, nigel slater, nina simone, northern irish bands, optic nerve, other people's groceries, paris, peep show, people who care, personal space, peter blake, peter o'toole, photography, pixar, pj harvey, playing the clarinet, playing the piano, poster art, pulp, quirkiness, robert webb, saint-saens, sandie shaw, seamus heaney, shonen knife, sleater-kinney, smiles, squash, star wars, staring out windows, susheela raman, swings, the alistair myles orchestra, the avengers, the byrds, the cure, the divine comedy, the fiery furnaces, the house of love, the john hewitt, the klf, the office, the polyphonic spree, the sea, the shaggs, the shangri-las, the shirelles, tom lehrer, tony benn, top gear, tori amos, tv cookery shows, valid.pop, vegetarian food, vivienne westwood, voodoo queens, william morris, withnail and i, yoga, yoko ono, zombina and the skeletones