Vaughan Simons

Who Are You?: Vaughan Simons
Where Are You?: At home, in my bedroom, in very quiet West Acton, London. And it's 12 minutes before the end of the first day of the new millennium
What Are You?: I work for that most glorious of broadcasters, the BBC. I won't bother you with the details
What do you make?: I make hay while the sun shines
What do you love?: Good friends. Sadly, partners and family often rate lower...
What do you hate?: Spite and boredom. On a wider scale, any form of social inequality
What do you listen to?: The weird and wonderful - Disco Inferno, Bark Psychosis, David Sylvian, Nick Drake, Seefeel
What do you watch?: Good TV drama - Our Friends in the North, Holding On, The Cops, This Life. Films - Mike Leigh, every time
What do you drink?: Whisky & coke, schnapps, gin and tonic, and (sadly) was converted to the merits of vodka and red bull over Christmas
What do you smoke?: An average of 20 borrowed cigarettes a year, I reckon - only when very, very drunk
What do you take?: Nurofen and Pro Plus mostly, these days. I'm too much of a coward to search out anything else
What do you believe in?: People who are good to you, and to whom you're good in return

When We Were 16

Where were you?: Deepest, darkest Somerset - Ilminster, to be precise
What were you?: Just about to enter Sixth Form, after some edge-of-the-seat O-level results
What did you wear?: Desperately sad 'indie' t-shirts, mostly
What did you listen to?: Jesus & Mary Chain, The Smiths, The Cure - normal depressive teenage stuff
What did you watch?: I can't remember anything really memorable
What did you love?: Wallowing in teenage self-pity and turning little problems into major emotional traumas - lovely!
What did you hate?: Somerset, small towns, villages, farms, countryside...
What did you drink?: Watery beer and cider
What did you smoke?: Nothing
What did you take?: Junior Disprol, probably - don't remember
What did you want to be?: I wanted to be a closet intellectual, in an ivory tower, wearing a cravat and not having to work for a living
Who did you fight?: My sister, and yokels
Who/What did you believe in?: God, before we came to a misunderstanding...
Where did you go?: Nowhere (this was Somerset, remember!) - Taunton, dodgy local pubs, and the local park
What did you learn?: I began to learn not to trust too many people, if I could possibly avoid it