I think modern Western culture has lost a lot of its cultural roots, which is why I am interested in this sort of thing. I’m trying to find more fun and interesting cultures to base my life in — rather than those packaged and produced for us by modern mass media, which I find empty. Although a lot of things produced for us by the media are still purported to be good, they have had a lot of the community spirit or educational well-being leached out of them by the drive of big companies to get money out of people’s interest in the culture.