Elton John: Read my lists – and I'll tell you who I am

Notebook

10 things I liked when I was 25 that I don't like now

Art Nouveau

Impressionist art

Pre-Raphaelite art

Dancing (me dancing, that is)

Driving

Travelling

Alcohol/drugs

Westerns (bar Blazing Saddles)

Discotheques/nightclubs

Celebrity



10 things I didn't like when I was 25 that I like now

Photography

Contemporary art

Porcelain

Table linen/napkin rings

Baseball

Boats

Peace and quiet/staying in

South Africa

Jesus Christ

Glass



10 things I don't like: period

Lip-synching – except by drag queens

"Singers" who can't sing live

Bigotry

Mobile phones with cameras

Violence

Tweeting/blogging

Reality shows

Opening and closing ceremonies

Religious fanatics

Mozzarella cheese

10 things I like: period

Friends

Fax machines

Music/books

Handwritten notes/letters

Venice

Animals

Laughter

Football

Nina Simone

The south of France



10 songs I like

All I Want for Christmas is a Beatle

Nelly the Elephant

When You Come to the End of a Lollipop

Bangers and Mash

I'm a Pink Toothbrush, You're a Blue Toothbrush

Sit On My Face (Monty Python)

The Laughing Policeman

I Went to Your Wedding (Spike Jones)

My Word, You Do Look Queer

Philadelphia (Bruce Springsteen)

10 songs I dislike

Fly Me to theMoon

The Greatest Love of All

Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree

We Are the World (loathsome)

The Wind Beneath My Wings

Two Little Boys

Don't Worry, Be Happy (worst song of all time)

Y Viva Espana

What's Up (4 Non Blondes) (truly ghastly)

My Ding-a-Ling



10 films I like

The Women

All About Eve

Pan's Labyrinth

Downfall

The Reader

The Lives of Others

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Barry Lyndon

2001: A Space Odyssey

Billy Elliot

10 films I dislike

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Forrest Gump

The Piano

Doubt

Life is Beautiful

Blow Up

Avatar

Magnolia

There Will Be Blood

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind



10 things always in the fridge

Pickled beetroot

Non-alcoholic beer

Water

Cheese

Yoghurt

Colman's mustard

Branston pickle

Ginger beer (of course!)

Fruit juices

Tomatoes

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