Hello and welcome to anyone reading.
I'm an Englishman of relatively simple tastes and pleasures, I don't ask for a lot in life, I try not to let things that don't really matter irritate me, and I don't spend a lot of money. I guess that's sometimes a default option given there isn't always a lot to go round, but still, greed is a swift path to failure.
My favourite past-times include wine, breasts, Science Fiction, cups of tea, and 'Tarting About A Bit'. I currently reside in Brighton, in the south of England, and love it.
I hold a degree in Film Theory, completed at The University Of Sussex during "The Great Siege" of Two-Thousand-And-Nine. I have also studied Media, German Romanticism, Documentary film-making, Photography, and the English Language.
I once had an illiterate, alcoholic, bigoted alter-ego called Dave. My greatest fear is that I will one day turn into this character. At least the drink will still taste good though.
I don't know what else to say other than that, feel free to ask though.
I first encountered Marilyn Manson properly in 1998, aged twelve. I had previously read band interviews and seen footage from Antichrist Superstar's Dead To The World tour, but it wasn't until hearing the opening bars of Sweet Dreams on a friend's stereo and seeing cover art for the recently released Mechanical Animals that my attention truly peaked.
Since then Marilyn Manson has been the cultural figure (and band) whose art I enjoy and respect above any other, with Mechanical Animals still the most beautiful and revered album in my record collection. More than just a musician, Manson is - for those who know what to look for - a tutor and "Role Villain".
I started to visit online Manson resources in 1999, not long before the tragic massacre at Columbine High School, which even in England caused reactionary staff at my school to prohibit and block all websites relating to Marilyn Manson. Proxies and trickery allowed me to continue using their resources fastidiously to gather information on Manson and the (then) forthcoming album Holy Wood, a hobby which has prevailed to the present.
From '99 onwards I had become interested not only in the blood-and-guts rock n' roll aspect of Marilyn Manson, but also the multifaceted references to philosophy and culture contained within album art, lyrics and music videos. Inspired by various magazine articles and Gavin Baddely's Dissecting Marilyn Manson, I sought to memorise and cross-reference interview quotations and visual indicators to gain a greater understanding of Manson's work.
From this point I started visiting online communities focused on the band, and casually writing essays about Manson's art and music from around 2005, whilst also moving around the country and studying for my degree.
Though many of the existent resources were adequate, fanbase shifts and the closure of numerous valuable Manson fansites during 2009 prompted me to complete my idea for a website I'd nurtured for several years - 'Provider Module'.
I don't extensively purchase Manson collectibles, but some prized possessions include vinyl editions of Mechanical Animals, Holy Wood, The Golden Age Of Grotesque, and a series of vinyl singles including personal favourites Disposable Teens and Heart-Shaped Glasses.. I will get around to making photographs of some of these things sometime soon...
I first saw the band play live during the Guns, God And Government tour in London 2001, the most recent show I saw was during The High End Of Low tour with several members of Provider Module, in December 2009.
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My living space at any given time in life will be covered in an array of books, records, films, empty wine bottles, discarded cosmetics and dusty clothes.
I have a potentially unhealthy obsession with the British Science Fiction series Doctor Who, which has been a lifelong love since the age of about twelve. I once had a wardrobe painted like a TARDIS (by hand of course), and still own a home-made, twelve-foot scarf like the one Tom Baker's Doctor wears. My favourite Doctor is Jon Pertwee, and I have been lucky enough to meet Colin Baker, who played The Sixth Doctor.
Adam & The Ants Fiona Apple Baroness The Beatles Black Sabbath David Bowie Johnny Cash Cathedral Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Clutch The Correspondents The Cramps Crossover The Cure The Damned Marlene Dietrich The Doors Dozer The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster Electric Wizard Brian Eno The Faint Flint Fu Manchu Gary Glitter Goatsnake Goldfrapp Goon Moon Hanoi Rocks High On Fire The Horrors IAMX ISIS Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Killing Joke Manic Street Preachers Marilyn Manson Monster Magnet Mφtley Crόe New York Dolls Orange Goblin Placebo Iggy Pop The Prodigy Queen Queen Adreena Queens Of The Stone Age Rachel Stamp Roxy Music Scissorfight Sensational Alex Harvey Band Slayer T.Rex Throbbing Gristle Torche Tom Waits White Zombie Patrick Wolf
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Absolutely Fabulous Big Train Brass Eye Carnivale Comic Strip Presents Dead Set Doctor Who Eerie Indiana The Fast Show Goodnight Sweetheart The League Of Gentlemen LOST The Mighty Boosh Nathan Barley Never Mind The Buzzcocks Not Only But Also Only Fools & Horses The Sopranos South Park Spaced The Walking Dead
LITERATURE & WRITINGS
Hans Andersen RM Ballantyne JG Ballard Iain Banks JM Barrie Anthony Burgess Frances Hodgson Burnett Lord Byron Lewis Carroll Johnny Cash Nick Cave Jean Cocteau Phillip K. Dick Brett Easton Ellis F Scott Fitzgerald Kenneth Grahame Grahame Greene The Brothers Grimm Herman Hesse Christopher Isherwood Jack Kerouac Gaston Leroux Marilyn Manson Leopold Von Sacher Masoch John Milton Carson McCullers Vladimir Nabokov George Orwell Chuck Palahniuk Mervyn Peake Edgar Allan Poe William Shakespeare Mary Shelley Phil Shoenfelt James St. James Robert Louis Stevenson Bram Stoker Walter Tevis Dr Hunter S. Thompson Voltaire Evelyn Waugh Nathaniel West Oscar Wilde John Wyndham