michael j. peery
|Location||new london, CT, United States|
|Introduction||I Grew up in Idaho, with a werewolf for a brother (Listen at www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/2001-episode 175), a childhood of crazy and marvelous experiences with 5 siblings, potato fields, snobs from the local Country Club and nights so dark you could see the Milky like it was two feet away. Cattle mutilations and UFO's were the rage and I spent 5th grade in one of the last remaining three room school houses in our region. I remember watching original episodes of Star Trek and Night Gallery when there were only three channels on the TV. Love American Style was the comedy and of course Hee Haw was on every Sunday night. Each year we gathered around the TV, my mother would make colored carmel popcorn and we would watch the Wizard of Oz. I remember having great anticipation for my first day of school as a child and when it came time to leave High School, I didn't want to go. I have an Masters Degree and teach at three Colleges here in the North East. I guess it is fitting that I end up on a campus somewhere. I lived 8 years in New York City and attribute all of my artistic growth to my experiences there. Currently, I live on the shoreline of Connecticut with my dog.|
|Favorite Movies||In the Heat of the Night (1967), Shaft (original with Richard Roundtree), Rocky (1975), True Romance, Young Frankenstein, Raising Arizona, There Will Be Blood, White Lightning, Fletch|
|Favorite Music||Anything by Nora Jones, Johnny Cash which means most old school country, American Roots music past and present which include Blue Grass, early Blues, early Detroit R&B, 50's-60's Jazz, The Great American Songbook, Classical mainly Mozart and the Romantics, and of course anything that reminds me of the many fond memories I have had over the years.|
|Favorite Books||The Judgement of Paris, The Letters of Van Gogh, Has Modernism Failed, The Journal of Eugene Delacroix and silly enough, Ghost Story (used to read it every Fall to prepare for Halloween).|
You're going to the moon! What did you forget to pack?
Crackers! "Because everybody knows the moon is made of cheese."