John Bell is a writer and musician. John Gascoigne is a name I sometimes use when I’m doing those things. I am the author of The Wattle Tree (Hachette, 2012), a children’s picture book illustrated by Ben Wood. There are two hours of my music available for streaming on my Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/johngascoigne/albums. Here are some of my favourite things:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Sunrise (1927)
Nashville (1975)
Princess Mononoke (1997)

Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Bell by Iris Murdoch
Deeper into Movies by Pauline Kael
The Tree of Man by Patrick White
Collected Stories by Saul Bellow

Like a Prayer by Madonna
Hounds of Love by Kate Bush
Every Picture Tells a Story by Rod Stewart
Late Registration by Kanye West
Dusty in Memphis by Dusty Springfield