Desert Island List:  music without which, I could not live
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125, Leonard Bernstein and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92, Georg Solti and Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Mozart Requiem, KV 626 in D minor, Sir Neville Mariner and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • The Clash  "London Calling"
  • The Police  "Ghost in the Machine"
  • INXS  "Kick"
  • Euryhthmics  "Savage"
  • The Pogues  "Hell's Ditch"
  • Dave Matthews Band  "Under the Table and Dreaming"
  • Vampire Weekend  self-titled
My Heroes:  people who perpetually inspire me
  • Ecaterina Szabo (Romanian gymnast)
  • Joe Strummer
  • Sir Bob Geldof
  • Gary Oldman
  • Stephen Frears

Pet Peeves:  both grand scale and small aspects where I wish I could affect change
  • cruelty, inhumanity, and apathy
  • lack of civility
  • sense of entitlement
  • inadequate access to environmentally neutral products
Favourite films:
  • My Beautiful Laundrette
  • Singing in the Rain
  • Life is Beautiful
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