Allan MacInnis

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Gender MALE
Occupation "One learns survival by surviving" - Charles Bukowski
Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Introduction Writer, aging punk, cinephile. Fan of the obscure and outside. ESL teacher, occasional used bookstore guy; zombie when the mood strikes me. Haven't been based in Vancouver for awhile now but "Alienated In The Metrotown Area" is an even worse blogname than I already have. And I still have ties to Maple Ridge (sigh).
Interests Me? Interests? See below.
Favorite Movies Outdoor ordeal movies, political spaghetti westerns, film noirs, Hammer horror, Kelly Reichardt's Old Joy, and gritty American films of the 1970's. Damn is William Friedkin's Sorceror a great film!
Favorite Music Lately I am spinning TAD reissues and Robyn Hitchcock, or listening to roots music or funky stuff, or surprising myself with stuff I had ignored (classic Santana, Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac). Had a hankering to hear Soundgarden's Louder Than Love today and am spinning it now and enjoying it. Also much love for the Angels, Goddo, Nomeansno, the Flesh Eaters... the first few Blue Oyster Cult albums... Meat Puppets, Mission of Burma, Pere Ubu...
Favorite Books Lately I'm reading a Lawrence Block book and really enjoying it, but am also very interested in David Goodis, crime-wise, and return to Michael Connolly for a Bosch every year or so. Enduring faves include Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone, Hell House by Richard Matheson, The Hustler by Walter Tevis, The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith, The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. LeGuin, A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick, No Country for Old Men and Child of God by Cormac McCarthy, The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles, Deliverance by James Dickey, and a few Richard Starks and even a couple of Lee Child books (The Hard Way is the best of them). I also occasionally return to Men Women and Chainsaws by Carol J. Clover and Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan by Robin Wood - my most-read books of film criticism. Oh, and Barry Gifford's The Devil Thumbs a Ride is always enjoyable, as are Chris D's writings on yakuza movies... oh and Stephen Thrower on horror movies...