The Master of Bedlam
- About Static Shadows
- Cats purring, pursuing ducks on pedalos, eccentric chimney pots, hugs, incense smoke writhing in candlelight, writhing in candlelight, neon lights in rain, old photographs of strangers, the smell of fog, drinking wine by moonlight, petrol swirling colourfully in puddles, ruined castles, steaming tea, ancient ivy, sunlight splintering through tree branches, hearing bats squeak, dead trees, sundials, the feeling of grass beneath your toes, ancient books that crumble as you touch them, fireflies, old cobbled paths, storms by the sea.
- PhD English Literature Student
- Mark is a leafy gent, who leaves a trail of bracken across the beds of the world. It is for this very reason that he is known as 'Foliage Man, the Master of Woods.' He drinks chlorophyll through a pocket straw, and always keeps small owls in his hair. This is why others name him 'Masked Mark, Keeper of Owls', and present him with small alcoholic beakers via tiny, elaborate dancing steps. It is a ritual said to resemble a butterfly force-fed it's own body weight in vodka spirits. He grows ample moss on his own knees, and for this he is famously known as 'The Mossy Marauder, Weaver of Maps,' for Mark spins this moss into cartographical charts, and sells them to squirrels for five nuts apiece. He goes hither and thither and whenceforth about the land, giving birth to many names. This is why some call him 'Mark the Multiparous.' Others call him 'Schizophrenic Bubonic Bitch-Boy,' but these are unkind people, who possess tiny eyes, and enormous ears which would soon as swallow as hear a man.
- Favourite Bands
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, IAMX, My Bloody Valentine, 65daysofstatic, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Sonic Youth, Biffy Clyro, The Psychic Paramount, Future Of The Left, A Place To Bury Strangers, Tinariwen, Muse, Flaming Lips, The Beatles, Delays, This Will Destroy You, Deerhunter, The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Velvet Underground, The Mars Volta, Lightning Bolt, Tom Waits, T.Rex, Martin Grech, Guitar Wolf, Gogol Bordello, The Kills, Japandroids, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, The Sixteen, The Beach Boys, Tame Impala, Björk, Jeff Buckley, The Joy Formidable, Night Beats, School of Seven Bells, Mogwai, Joy Division, The Cooper Temple Clause, The Music, Syd Barrett, Nirvana, Anton Webern, Mikal Cronin, Saul Williams, The Black Angels, Charles Mingus, Dead Meadow, Beirut, Polysics, Flying Lotus, The Vines, Placebo, Sunn O))), The Horrors, Explosions In The Sky, Pure Reason Revolution
- Favourite Films
- Blade Runner, Withnail and I, Satyricon, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Apocalypse Now, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, If...., Spirited Away, Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, La Reine Margot, The Wicker Man, The Libertine, City of God, Everything Is Illuminated, Péril en la Demeure, 21 Grams, Attack The Block, Howl's Moving Castle, The Guard, In Bruges, The Turin Horse, Submarine, The Motorcycle Diaries, House of Flying Daggers, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 13 Tzameti, La Haine, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Let The Right One In, Pan's Labyrinth, Hot Fuzz, Sunshine, Let the Right One In, The Artist, The Orphanage, TrollHunter, Pirates of the Caribbean, A Clockwork Orange, Four Lions, Breakfast on Pluto, Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Steppenwolf, Indiana Jones, Control, Brazil, The Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, Hero, Edward Scissorhands, Dark Water, Die Hard, Life of Brian, A Fistful of Dollars, 28 Days Later
- Favourite TV Shows
- The Adventures of Tintin, The Prisoner, Adam Curtis Documentaries, Doctor Who, Blackadder, The Thick of It, Life On Mars, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, Father Ted, Black Books, The Wind in the Willows, Green Wing, Spaced, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Morse, Peep Show, Flight of the Conchords, Noggin the Nog, Monty Python, Poirot, Dad's Army, Yes Minister, The Trip, Deathnote, Mighty Boosh, Ivor the Engine, Fawlty Towers, The Box of Delights, Red Dwarf, Thunder Cats, Bucky O'Hare
- Favourite Books
- Gormenghast, Everything Is Illuminated, Steppenwolf, Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, The Decameron, Tinkers, The Picture of Dorian Grey, Ā rebours, Venus in Furs, Christopher Marlowe, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Discworld, William Shakespeare, Madness and Civilization, Alice In Wonderland, The Lord of the Rings, The Third Policeman, Island, Cider with Rosie. The Canterbury Tales, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Catch-22, Troilus and Criseyde, Howl, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Satyricon, Heart of Darkness, Tree of Codes, 1984, The Hobbit, Mum and the Sothsegger, Asterix, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Magus, King Edward III and the Shepherd, Le Morte Darthur, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Paradise Lost, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Dante's Inferno, The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia, The House at Pooh Corner, Beowulf, Jude the Obscure, A Gest of Robyn Hode, Les Fleurs du mal, TinTin, The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki
- Muse Releases Owned
- Showbiz, Random 1-8, Origin Of Symmetry, Hullabaloo, Hullabaloo DVD, Absolution (with Australian Special Edition DVD), Absolution DVD, Black Holes and Revelations, HAARP CD/DVD, The Resistance.
- Muse Concerts Attended / Attending
- 2003 - Wembley Arena, 2004 - Earls Court, 2006 - Lowlands Festival, 2006 - Cardiff, 2007 - Open'er Festival, 2007 - Wembley Stadium, 2009 - Birmingham NIA