Meet the Vultures: Nick Meekham

Nick Meekham
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Hey, Nick! How are you? What was the last thing you ate and what would you rate it out of ten?
Hi there! I am fine, thank you. The last thing I ate was a gourmet chicken burger from Wetherspoons. For those outside the UK, think of Wetherspoon’s as a fancy McDonalds – it’s fast food, but you can wash the plastic cheese down with a double shot of Jack Daniels and Pepsi. It was grilled chicken because I’m trying to watch my figure and it was the most grown up decision I made all week. 8 out of 10 for the burger and a big pat on the back from me for being an independent sensible adult.

What’s your favourite TV show?
Seeing as the third season is on the way*, I am a huge fan of David Lynch and especially Twin Peaks. To me, it’s the perfect show, it has mystery, drama, comedy and all packaged to look like one of those cheesy American daytime soap operas you will never find another show quite like it. I really do think Twin Peaks is often overlooked and it’s a shame. If you ever wondered how we ended up with shows like The X-Files or American Gods, look no further than Twin Peaks. I really hope the third season doesn’t disappoint.

What drew you to CV?
I actually found CV by accident. I was binge watching some old episodes of Caddicarus on YouTube as he manages to cheer me up on a bad day and I found an interview he did for CV on the suggestions section, so I gave it a listen and I thoroughly enjoyed the interview. I went to CV’s Facebook and found what they offered. I always had friends tell me I should review things or make a blog as they were always entertained with whatever I wrote, but I had a huge lack of confidence. Eventually I decided to give CV a go and since then, I have had a great time talking to everyone on CV. It’s nice to talk to like-minded individuals, reading their articles and sharing them to my friends.

Where else can we find you?
Right about now, I’m still building a social media presence, or at least building the confidence to do so but I do have a lot of graphic work on my Facebook, Barbarian Designs. I can’t really describe the work, it’s political, it’s a little satirical, maybe even a little cynical, but it’s a little different to what you would see in traditional design. I kid myself and say my genre is “21st Century Punk Graphics”. If you look at artists like Jamie Reed for example, he uses torn out newspaper clippings to display his message; think that but I am armed with Google images and Photoshop. In the grand scheme of things it’s the same basic principles, just new tools to play with but if you like collages, cut-outs and punk style design, you may like what I have.

Who would win in a fight: a kangaroo with one punching hand or a crocodile missing half of its teeth?
The kangaroo obviously. Even if the crocodile is beating the living hell out the sod, it can still hop away at a much faster speed!

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