i was born in derby, uk, but i've never been there since. i move around a lot. i meet a lot of people and it affects me more than i like to admit. i think i forgot to mention that my name is pookage hayes. no, it's not my real name- but i like to keep my real name at least a little secret. it means that i can then share it with someone as a sign of trust. my best friends know my real name but never use it. i'd like to be either self-employed or work at a job where i don't have to sell anything to anyone, or have to engage my brain much so i can spend my time scribbling down ideas. i like to travel because i seem to meet the coolest people when i'm living out of a backpack. i always travel with an army of pens. i make music. i'd like to write upbeat, loud songs like the arcade fire and the robot vs but all i can muster is twinkly shit. everyone says that my music is sweet, which i take as a compliment but it still bugs me. i like to keep my WIPs public so that people can see what i'm up to. all my stuff is for free download. i'm not really fussed about selling CDs, but i like to gig. i left home for the first time aged seventeen, and i lived in italy for seven months. two years later i went back and au pair'd for 8 months where i wrote the made in italy and watch this space EPs. i can hold my own in an italian conversation. 2007 was the best year of my life so far. no place has ever felt like home apart from the city of london. i have travelled a lot but it is still my favourite place on earth. i've tried to live there a few times. i think it was around the fifth attempt that i wrote the former/four loves ep. i don't usually talk about myself this much, but i thought that it would make for a cool website design. i make websites when i can, you see. it provides some extra income and helps make up for the fact that i never went to uni and so can't get a decently paid job or come up with an idea that i can live off. most of my songs require a muse. as a rule of thumb my songs are mostly about frustration and my poems are mostly about hope. there are always exceptions. i like to call guys 'captain' or 'sir' and girls 'lady' and 'mademoiselle'. it's mostly just habit. sorry if it makes you feel weird. 'the mademoiselle' is someone else entirely though; also known as the mademoiselle metaphor. i do a lot of the things i do because i'm addicted to inspiration. the feeling you get when someone says something which gives you an idea so fantastical and amazing that you can't sit still. i usually have to get up and pace. i pace in circles and not lines. what can i say? potential just gives me a buzz. sometimes, when i write poems, there's a particular line that just pops into my head which i can't shake out, and the rhythm of it is just too perfect not to use. i either have to start a new poem and base it around that starting-line, or throw it into the existing poem and hope that it sticks. most of the time, inspiration comes from a film i see, or a one-liner in a song. now, every time i'm shown something new i'm always keeping watch for good quotes. i always read books with a pencil behind my ear so that i can underline good ones. every now and then someone decides to send me a letter that isn't a clinical account of their activities but a scribbled-down series of thought-processes. these are the best kind of letters. i don't read books as much as i'd like to, but i really dig people who do. i like how people can get lost in stories. i had a friend who was scared of finishing a book because it meant returning to the real-world. they described it as 'an infinity of gold i can't quite touch'. i'm on last.fm somewhere. i'm pretty political. by which i mean that i have a strong set of morals and a social conscience. on the political compass i'm smack-bang in the bottom-left along with ghandi. never in my life have i ever really had any money. the most amount i have had at any one time is eight-hundred pounds. probably because of this, i don't really care about it and i'm very good at getting by without much of it. my Myers-Briggs personality type is ENFP, which i'm quite proud of because the wikipedia description sounds like someone i'd quite like to be. apparently my best match is an INFJ, but i find opening a conversation with 'what's your MBPT?' to be counter-productive. i can read palms, and that's a pretty good icebreaker. i learned when i was at a party in 2005 and it's come in handy many times since (no pun intended). it's not that i believe you can read the future in them, but all of my experience in reading personality has been accurate so far. the people who have had the biggest effect on my life i met on the internet. i guess the difference between most people's internet-friends and my internet-friends is that i usually try and meet mine. my best adventures have been with people i've only known in physicality for a little while. an unexplored personality is an exciting thing. i love being surrounded by people i don't know and going off and doing things which make my family worry. the goal isn't to worry them, but it's usually a negative side-effect. my dad is a genius. my mum is an artist. my brothers are both creatives. i don't really understand what my sister does, but she's a kickass mum. i have 2 nieces. one of them may or may not take over the world. my bet is on the former. i'm good at keeping secrets. i think that i'm good at telling stories, but i'm not very good at telling them in a linear way. i just get really into it and -usually- the person listening picks up on it. i play a lot of computer games. i like sandbox games like minecraft and simcity, but i like my RPGs as well. i don't know what genre myst is, but i love that series too. i think computer-games and the internet in general are a good thing. people are inherently good, i believe that. i don't believe in god. i don't believe that we need a god.