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My interests include reading, listening to music and radio broadcasts, musicology, language learning (jetzt, lerne ich Deutsch!), reading Wikipedia articles and playing the piano!
I greatly enjoy electronic music: my favourite bands are Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk and Underworld. I also occasionally enjoy listening to ska music: I absolutely love The Selecter and Madness! There are also several classical pieces that I like (I am an odd example of a person who, while often researching classical music and planning to dedicate their life to music history, does not listen to classical music in their spare time) and I adore discussing the historical banning of music (talk to me about songs banned by the BBC: I will be glad to converse with you!)
My taste in film is sadly non-existent, apart from a few films I have occasionally watched. If I were to pick favourites, though, they would be “How to Cheat in the Leaving Certificate” and “Love Actually” (which, although I cannot, I would be genuinely happy to watch all year round).
I have not watched television in ages and thus have no favourite television programmes; I am a fond radio listener, though! I happily listen to any broadcast I come across, whether on analog FM radio or online; I am particularly interested in public broadcasting and university and college broadcasting. My interest in radio flourished rather recently, so I cannot say I have a favourite radio programme as of yet; I greatly enjoy Richard Latto’s “Stereo Underground” on BBC Radio Solent!
I adore the works of James Joyce and am always glad to discuss them (although, to be honest with you, I have not gone deeper than “Dubliners” and “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”!) My favourite book is “Trainspotting” by Irvine Welsh; I also greatly enjoyed reading Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the D’Urbervilles” and Richard Osman’s “The Thursday Murder Club” series. Literature is a great interest of mine, so I am always looking forward to expanding my tastes in it.
I am generally wary and rather against idolising people, so I may say I, as of yet, have none.
About me: I am Allt and I am fifteen years old, although mentally, I am a slightly confused forty-year-old dad sitting at the corner of a pub during its weekly quiz game. My life mainly revolves around my interests and I am very happy to discuss them. I speak English, Russian (though not as well), French (though also not as well) and German.
Who I'd like to meet: I would love to talk with anyone who shares similar interests to me. That would make me very happy!