My Weekend: Jinx Prowse

Jinx Prowse

Jinx Prowse

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Jinx Prowse, 43, is the chief executive of youth music charity Music Fusion and director of 48-hour film contest DVMission. He lives in Southsea with his wife, Hannah, some fish and a royal python called Livingstone.

What was the last gig you went to?

Babymetal at The Forum in London. It was the best gig of 2014. The fusion of Japanese teen-idol music with precision hardcore metal was mind-blowing.

The last book you read?

The last book I read was William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition. The story follows Cayce Pollard, a 32-year-old marketing consultant who has a psychological sensitivity to corporate symbols. It was a truly astonishing and inspiring book. The author continues to see the beauty and mystery within the evolution of humankind, corporation and the machine. I am now just about to start Peripheral, the latest book from William Gibson.

The last film you saw?

I have always been a massive DC fan over Marvel. However Guardians Of The Galaxy is a truly great film. The characterisation, humour, CG and storyline were exceptional.

What’s your favourite way to relax?

I find myself nowadays with little or no time to relax. So given the rare opportunity I make an expensive cup of imported green tea and click on the BBC Radio 4 Comedy link. After a dose of I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue or The News Quiz I feel rejuvenated enough to get back to the rat race. Those anti- oxidants really do me the world of good.

What do you watch on TV?

Over the seasonal period I have been enjoying Black Mirror’s White Christmas. Charlie Brooker continues to scare the pants off me with his dark and irreverent view of everyday technology like Facebook and Twitter. White Christmas is the latest and doomiest instalment from his deep and dark creativity. Top that off with a few episodes of Gotham, Bad Robots and the Black List. It does sound a little dark doesn’t it?

Which celeb would you most like to spend a weekend with?

This question is a tough one. Do I choose Bill Bailey (left), knowing the weekend would most likely be a musical mayhem of giggles and laughter? Or do I take a gamble and go for the dark, unknown potential of Charlie Brooker? Mmmmm, I’ll take the giggles please.

Do you have any hobbies?

I have just started a band with a friend of mine. We are called Obsidian Sun and our live audio/video mash-up crosses metal, dubstep and Star Wars. Look out for our first live shows in Southsea in March.

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