Snappy Tom

Team Zulu
Skater Number: 
170-something cms
Year joined: 
Favourite position: 
OPR, jammer ref
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
Being on wheels, getting better at it, playing / writing / hearing good rock music, public art, air travel, reptiles, my own cooking, swimming, reflected skyscapes, clothes that fit, coincidences.
Arrogant people, injuries, chocolate, breaking guitar strings live, misplaced hyperbolic effusiveness.
Outside of derby: Broken ankle, broken wrist, cracked hip, broke both collar bones, fractured skull (not all at once).
Favourite book: 
That's tough, so many and for different reasons. Dorian Grey, Henry V, Great Shark Hunt / Generation of Swine, Paradise Motel, The Glamour, Orlando, Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby, No country for old men, Cuckoo’s Nest / Sometimes a Great Notion, Maltese Falcon, Damian, among many others…
Born in St Andrews, Scotland. Music’s been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember, played guitar for quite a while, it’s satisfying to write new things. Would like to have an extended holiday in the USA to check out loads of stuff: music, art, derby, ice hockey, monument valley… the list goes on. Very pleasantly surprised that derby has re-emerged as a popular and accessible sport, and always impressed with the skills and athleticism of the CRDL teams and crew.