The time has come to sit back and relax with another ‘Time Out’. This week’s answers come from Adrian Gosling, Director of Finesse Digital, who would like to go back to the dawn of time…
What is the first thing you do to get the weekend started?
Varies, depending on what the weekend has in store and whether it involves any travel etc, but if not it will generally involve a couple of rum and cokes and either a classic ‘Friday feeling’ album or a playlist of current favourite tunes to get it underway.
What is your hobby?
I am an avid gig goer, always have been. So I love the summer months as on top of the usual bands, venues, tours and circuits etc, there are a plethora of festivals happening as well.
What is your favourite movie?
I must confess I’m not a prolific film-watcher, and I’m quite a harsh critic when I do watch them. I think my favourite film is still yet to be made. However in the meantime, I would probably have to say that it is either One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest or Memento.
If you hadn’t been successful at what you do, what would you be doing instead as a career?
As well as Digital and Marketing, I’ve always had quite extensive interests in Psychology, Politics and Law, so something in one of those areas, or maybe combining all three? However, as the Hull and Humber region is rapidly becoming a major international hub for renewable energy and offshore wind, the work we have done with companies involved in that supply chain has led me to develop quite an interest in that industry too. Must certainly be an exciting time to be working in that sector.
If you could have any superpower what would it be?
I think the ability to read people’s minds would be pretty useful in certain situations. As long as it was a superpower I could turn on and off, otherwise I could see it eventually getting quite disturbing at times.
What is your favourite genre of music?
I don’t have a favourite genre as such as I have very varied tastes, and the best music tends to defy or outlive any categorisations, but I can confirm I began my musical life as a massive indie kid and have always retained a big element of that in my tastes. I’d have to say that my favourite bands of recent times are British Sea Power, and from a live perspective, a Hull band called Fonda 500. Both bands are utterly unique and more than a little eccentric.
If you could travel to any moment in time where would you go?
I think it would make massive sense to go back to the actual dawn of time and the beginning of the universe, see how things occurred, and then assuming I was allowed to return to the present day, come back and settle quite a few long-running arguments and maybe even prevent a few future wars.