As everyone in the world is aware, Our Thorpie is having a year off swimming. He is making full use of his new found dry time to explore his darker side. There is the obivious manifestation through dying his hair black, but it's the inner stuff he's really getting into. Here are some of Ian's current lifestyle habits:
In his iPod - Evanescence, Sisters of Mercy, The Cure, Nick Cave (Bad Seeds, Birthday Party, Boys Next Door), Patti Smith, The Smiths, Joy Division and The Stranglers.
On his bedside table - Crash by J.G. Ballard (this is of some concern given Ian's recent appearance at Motorsport events).
His screensaver - Black
This seasons wardrobe - Mad Max Chic.
Dinner party conversation for 2005 - Russian literature of the early 20th century, German expressionism and The Old Testament.