Brother Billy

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation retired
Location Albany, NY, United States
Introduction My 6 grandchildren call me Papadaddy.
Interests Diverse to the point of being scattered -- "I'm just continuing to do Anthropology" is my cover story.
Favorite Movies Monsignor Quixote, A Foreign Field, This Is Spinal Tap, The Ritz, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Jeux Interdits, Monsieur Hulot's Holiday, Mon Oncle, Season's Greetings, A Christmas Story, Noises Off, The Frisco Kid, The Dresser, The Graduate, Love and Death, Beat the Devil, The Harder They Come, Bedazzled (Dudley Moore version), Little Big Man, Dances With Wolves, Cool Hand Luke, Soylent Green, Chinatown, Sense and Sensibility, Bang the Drum Slowly, To Be Or Not To Be (both the Jack Benny and Mel Brooks versions), Dr. Strangelove, Viva Max!, Wee Geordie, Cold Turkey, The Year of Living Dangerously, Z, Koyaanasqatsi
Favorite Music Bach: B Minor Mass, Puccini: Tosca, Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano #2, Gerry Mulligan, Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, Ives: Piano Sonata #2 (Concord Sonata), Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Purcell: The Faerie Queene, Purcell: Incidental Music to Abdelazer, Gilbert and Sullivan, Shaker songs, Sacred Harp/Southern Harmony Shape Note songs, John Dowland's songs, Paul Simon's songs, Ravel: Pavane pour une infante defunte, Debussy: String Quartet, Debussy: Sonata for Flute Viola and Harp, most forms of jazz
Favorite Books Marvin Harris: The Rise of Anthropological Theory, John Howard Yoder: The Politics of Jesus, Frantz Fanon: The Wretched of the Earth, Ivan Illich: Deschooling Society, Paolo Freire: Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Miller: A Canticle for Leibowitz, Leo Rosten: The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N, anything by P.G. Wodehouse or S.J. Perelman or James Thurber, Dave Barry: Big Trouble

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