Hi, my name's Craig Hood (as you might have already guessed). I was born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland in 1963, but I spent the first 25 years of my life in Rosyth.

I built, and look after this website, The Shapists website, and Aidan Bremner's website (Ewen Bremner from trainspotting's dad).

Here's me growing up and down.

I stayed in London for a couple of years then back to Dunfermline, I went to Dunkeld for a weeks holiday in November 2002 and ended up staying there for about two years.

On the 9th/Sep/2004 I headed off in a campervan to europe, after a year and a half "living my dream" of making a living by playing music in Spain and Portugal, I am currently back in sunny Scotland.

This is me heading off on the ferry.

Here is a photo of my family taken at my sisters wedding at Aberdour castle in July 2005.

Left to right : My brother Gary, my niece Kayleigh, Kayleighs mum Lorraine, my Dad Ian, my sister Karen, my niece Heidi, my brother in law Neil, my Mum Lorna and me.

And me again at the wedding.

Some favourite films: Amelie (And other Jean-Pierre Jeunet films), Me and you and everyone we know (Miranda July), No country for old men, Napoleon Dynamite, Raising Arizona (And other Coen brothers films).

Happy go lucky, Nuts in May (And other Mike Leigh films), Taken, Eagle vs shark, Office Space, Ghost world, Cape fear (1991), Scott Pilgrim vs the world, War on everyone, Bunraku.

The man from uncle (2015), the grand Budapest hotel (and other Wes Anderson films), Sling blade, Lawn dogs, Sin city, Lucy, Hostel (parts 1 and 2), Hancock, Blue ruin, The Car (1977), loads of Marvel films, The burbs, Inglourious Basterds, Once upon a time in Hollywood.

Here are some photos of me over the years.


June 2003

Favourite comedy series: Spaced by Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson.

Other favourite comedies: Garth Merenghi's darkplace, Look around you, My name is Earl, How not to live your life, IT crowd, Saxondale, The league of gentlemen, Father Ted, Pete Versus Life.

With "Shepey" around the 90s maybe.

Some favourite bands/musicians : David Bowie, David Byrne, David Gates, Strawberry Switchblade, Cocteau Twins,

Joanna Newsom, Devon Sproule, Stochelo Rosenberg, The farmers boys, Snarky puppy, Zero 7, Pat Metheny, Matthews Southern Comfort, Louis Cole, Knower, Pumarosa, Nerija.

And reluctantly with my hair down.

Maybe around the early 90s.

At pontins Prestatyn during my new romantic phase 1984ish.

Another photo from pontins.

Favourite drummer : Yogi Horton. Specifically his drums on David Byrne's catherine wheel album and Jean Michelle Jarre's zoolook.

Other favourite drummers : Dennis Davis. Specifically on David Bowie's "Look back in anger". Antonio Sanchez drums with Pat Metheny. Vinnie Colaiuta. Terry Bozzio with Frank Zappa. Louis Cole.

Lizy Exell drums with Nerija. Ralph peterson. Specifically on "Bemsha swing" by Ralph peterson trio. Francesco Mendolia. Specifically with Incognito in Giles Petersen's worldwide awards 2020.

Around 1983ish.

Around 1983ish colourised and touched up in photoshop.

When I was an architectural technician around 1982ish with my Honda 750KZ that I bought off my Dad.

With my brother.

At Camdean primary school.

At Camdean primary school colourised and touched up in photoshop.

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